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Doing Gender Diversity

Doing Gender Diversity

Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience
1st Edition
August 2009
Trade Paperback · 576 Pages
$59.00 U.S. · $68.00 CAN · £39.99 U.K. · €41.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780813344379

 

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Description

This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself—how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call “gender,” from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.

About the Authors

Rebecca F. Plante is associate professor of sociology at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Plante has written Sexualities in Context: A Social Perspective (Westview, 2006) and coedited (with Michael S. Kimmel) Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society (Oxford, 2004).

Lis M. Maurer is the founding coordinator of The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Maurer has been a sexuality educator, consultant, and trainer for more than twenty years.