Gender Theory & Criticism

Primary Sources   I   Gender Theory & Criticism

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Judith Butler, Gender Trouble (1990).

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Ruth Frankenberg, White Women, Race Matters: The Social Construction of Whiteness (1993).

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Marjorie Garber, Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety (1992).

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Eileen Green and Alison Adam, eds., Virtual Gender: Technology, Consumption, and Identity Matters (2001).

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Paul Hammond, Love between Men in English Literature (1996).

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bell hooks, Reel to Real: Race, Sex, and Class at the Movies (1996).

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Steve Neale, "Masculinity as Spectacle: Reflections on Men in Mainstream Cinema," Screen 6 (1983).

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Rictor Norton, The Myth of the Modern Homosexual: Queer History and the Search for Cultural Unity (1997).

Mary Ann O’Farrell and  Lynne Vallone, eds, Virtual Gender: Fantasies of Subjectivity and Embodiment (1999).

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Jacqueline Rose, Sexuality in the Field of Vision (1986).

Peter Schwenger, Phallic Critiques: Masculinity and Twentieth-Century Literature (1984).

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Kaja Silverman, Male Subjectivity at the Margins (1992).

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Susan Stryker, ed., The Transgender Issue (1998).

Calvin Thomas, ed., Straight with a Twist: Queer Theory and the Subject of Heterosexuality (2000).

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Trinh T. Minh-ha, Woman, Native, Other (1989).

Edmund White, The Burning Library (1994).

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