Gender and Sexuality
Critical Theories, Critical Thinkers
- Chris Beasley - University of Adelaide, Australia
Sexualities | Sociology of Gender
Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field.
The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives, including: modernist, liberal, postmodern, queer and gender difference feminism; and in the realm of sexuality studies covers modernist liberationism, social constructionism, transgender theorising and queer theory. In men's studies, Chris Beasley examines areas of debate ranging from gender and masculinity to questions of race, ethnicity, imperialism and gay masculinities. Interconnections between the subfields are highlighted, and Beasley considers the implications of body theory for all three.
Key theorists covered include:
Altman · Brod · Butler · Califia · Carbado · Connell · Dowsett · Grosz · Halberstam · Hook · Jackson · Jagose · Nussbaum · Rich · Seidman · Spivak · Stoltenberg · Weeks · Whittle · Wolf · Wollstonecraft
The only book of its kind to draw together all the important strands of gender analysis, Gender and Sexuality is a timely and impressive overview that is invaluable to students and academics taking courses on gender and feminist theory, sexuality and masculinity.
A very in depth analysis of gender and its relation to sexuality and subjectivity. The book is a must for any student that is required to understand issues of gender and grasp main theories that explore sexuality and gender
Gender and sexuality is written in a clear, concise fashion that helps readers to understand the fundamental conceptions relating to gender, sex, sexuality and masculinity. The intersections of these variables are conveyed in a way that allows the reader to clearly understand how they function collectively.
This publication is very interesting; however theoretically it is too advanced for the level I teach.
This is a challenging text that is a pertinent recommendation in order to push students' thinking further.
Very useful book for my course on Social Theory and Human Sexuality. I appreciate how Beasley provides a framework for analyzing theories related to feminism, sexuality, and masculinities.
Personally I'd aim this at 3rd year students and those willing to read outside of the lectures and explore views of others concerning human sexuality.
The book itself covers a wide range of topics in a fair and concise manner. Highly recommended text for students reading into sexuality, especially from the view points of psychology and the social sciences.
Gender and Sexuality offers a wide ranging account of theories relating to the study of gender and sexuality. I would recommend it as a perfect starting point for those studing issues to go with sex, gender, masculinity, and femininity,
A useful text which covers the key themes and debates relating to gender and sexuality, a very useful resource for students at all levels
This text provides a good wide overview of key perspectives across gender and sexuality studies. I find it useful to have a text that includes femisnisms, masculinity studies, and sexuality studies all in one place, whilst still remaining managable and accessible. This text has achieved that.
A good introductory text into contemporary critical thought on gender, sexuality and the surrounding debates.