What Gender Is, What Gender Does

Author: Judith Roof
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Category: Social & Political Philosophy, Popular Culture, Gender Studies, Gender Groups, Sexual Behaviour
Age Group: 15+
Book Format: Paperback

What Gender Is, What Gender Does provides a forceful new paradigm for considering genders. With depth and insight, Judith Roof demonstrates how the persistent conflation of gender and sexual difference is, on the one hand, a simple taxonomic urge and, on the other, a cover that offers the security of identity in place of the frustrations and fears of the real asymmetries of personal power dynamics.

Table Of Contents




1. Making Over: Metamorphosis, Taxonomy, Vantage

2. Prosopopeias: Exceeding Kind

3. Temporality Still

4. Social Algebras

5. Scopic Folding, Layered Economies

6. The Fixer

7. Gender Is as Gender Does: On the Rebound

8. Spurious Displays




About Judith Roof
Judith Roof is William Shakespeare Chair in English at Rice University. She is the author of A Lure of Knowledge: Lesbian Sexuality and Theory, Reproductions of Reproduction: Imaging Symbolic Change, Come As You Are: Sexuality and Narrative, All about Thelma and Eve: Sidekicks and Third Wheels, and The Poetics of DNA (Minnesota, 2007).


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Barcode # 9780816698585
Brand University of Minnesota Press
Artist / Author Judith Roof
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