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By Wendy Cealey Harrison,John Hood-Williams

`This publication has proved helpful for my sex-gender paper in social anthropology and that i suggest it for anyone learning gender concept. I picked it up really randomly off a shelf, it used to be no longer on any of my interpreting lists, possibly you furthermore mght have encounter this booklet by accident, however it quite may be urged examining. learning at collage, attempting to labour via books written by means of theorists such Strathern, Riley and Foucault for instance, reason me to lengthy for the particularly hassle-free textbooks of A-level. This e-book is someplace in among. it's vast yet spends so much of its time dealing with theories at the courting among intercourse and gender. the problems it discusses are regularly rather complex. For the themes i've got studied in a few ability earlier than analyzing this e-book i locate it the suitable point of complexity, condensing, ordering and increasing my wisdom' - (Gender stories Student)

`Beyond intercourse and Gender is going past such a lot texts now not easily within the diversity of authors mentioned, but additionally within the approach during which it makes a thorough departure from the terminology of "sex" and "gender". it is a advanced and tough paintings, which works past problems with gender to issues of deeper mysteries of language, embodiment and social figuring out. Wendy Cealey Harrison's remedy of an astonishingly various variety of authors is important, within the most sensible feel, and beneficiant. The e-book is devoted to its co-author, John Hood-Williams who was once killed in a street twist of fate in 1999; it's a valuable memorial' - David H J Morgan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, collage of Manchester

The imperative argument of this booklet is that the sex/gender contrast is invalid and has to be transcended. To this finish, the paintings of Foucault, Connell, Goffman, Garfinkel, Butler, Freud, Derrida, Saussure, Lacquer and Kessler and McKenna is woven right into a wealthy and compelling set of arguments. The sex/gender contrast is attacked for generating a chain of irresolvable traps. despite the fact that a lot one attempts to imagine one's manner out of the dichotomy, one finally ends up being suckered again into its imponderables and blind alleys. The ebook makes an attempt to comprehensively reorientate the sphere and redefine the terrain.

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