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The Resource A question of sex : feminism, rhetoric, and differences that matter, Kristan Poirot

A question of sex : feminism, rhetoric, and differences that matter, Kristan Poirot

Label
A question of sex : feminism, rhetoric, and differences that matter
Title
A question of sex
Title remainder
feminism, rhetoric, and differences that matter
Statement of responsibility
Kristan Poirot
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"By the mid-1990s feminist theorists and critics began to challenge conventional thinking about sex difference and its relationship to gender and sexuality. Scholars such as Anne Fausto-Sterling and Judith Butler troubled the sex-gender/nature-nurture divide. Some have asserted that these questions about sex are much too abstract to contribute to a valuable understanding of the material politics faced by feminist movements. In A Question of Sex,Kristan Poirot challenges this assumption and demonstrates that contemporary theories about sex, gender, identity, and difference compel a rethinking of the history of feminist movements and their rhetorical practices. Poirot focuses on five case studies--the circulation of Sojourner Truth's "Ain't I a Woman?" in early and contemporary feminist contexts; the visual rhetorics of the feminist self-help health movement; the public discourse of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and early nineteenth-century ideas about suffrage, sex, and race; the conflicts over lesbian sexuality in the 1960s and 1970s; and the discourse that surrounds twenty-first-century SlutWalks. In the process, Poirot rethinks the terms through which we understand U.S. feminist movements to explore the ways feminism has questioned sexed distinctions and practices over time. She emphasizes the importance of reading feminist engagements with sex as rhetorical endeavors--practices that are shaped by the instrumental demands of movements, the exigent situations that call for feminists to respond, and the enduring philosophical traditions that circulate in U.S. political contexts." -- Publisher's description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Poirot, Kristan
Dewey number
305.420973
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1410
LC item number
.P65 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Feminism
  • Sex differences
  • Sex
  • Feminist theory
Label
A question of sex : feminism, rhetoric, and differences that matter, Kristan Poirot
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Recognizing sex: Sojourner Truth and multicultural anxiety -- Matters of sex and race: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, biological foundationalism, and nineteenth-century liberalism -- Visions of sex: Freud, gynecology, and the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers -- Sexing woman: lesbian identifications, media, and "second wave" feminism -- Questionable engagements: slutwalks and beyond
Control code
867765741
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 154 pages
Isbn
9781625340894
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)867765741
Label
A question of sex : feminism, rhetoric, and differences that matter, Kristan Poirot
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Recognizing sex: Sojourner Truth and multicultural anxiety -- Matters of sex and race: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, biological foundationalism, and nineteenth-century liberalism -- Visions of sex: Freud, gynecology, and the Federation of Feminist Women's Health Centers -- Sexing woman: lesbian identifications, media, and "second wave" feminism -- Questionable engagements: slutwalks and beyond
Control code
867765741
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xii, 154 pages
Isbn
9781625340894
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014005980
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)867765741

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