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What gender is, what gender does / Judith Roof.

Roof, Judith, 1951-
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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.0.


Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]

Physical description

ix, 288 pages ; 23 cm


Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Making over : metamorphosis, taxonomy, vantage -- Prosopopeias: exceeding kind -- Temporality still -- Social algebras -- Scopic folding, layered economies -- The fixer -- Gender is as gender does : on the rebound -- Spurious displays -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Filmography -- Index.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.


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