Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics

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Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that will engage and challenge students. Now in its second edition, Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics includes several new articles on such subjects as the "nature" of same-sex practices and desires transnationally and globally; the social institution of heterosexuality; constructions of body size, disability, individual and community membership/s; and how the complicities of sexual terminology intersect with personal experiences of sex, gender, and sexuality. Twelve new articles examine diverse topics including disability, abortion, sports, historical immigration practices, contemporary heterosexual marriage promotions, queer transnational tourism, transnational feminism, and the global sex trade. The second edition continues to provide engaging discussion questions and also highlights an updated, comprehensive list of key terms.

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About the Author:


Abby L. Ferber is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies, and Director of the Matrix Center for the Advancement of Social Equity and Inclusion at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Kimberly Holcomb has her MA in Sociology with an interest in gender, sexuality, privilege, and intersectionality.

Tre Wentling is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology at Syracuse University.

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"What a welcome--and well-titled--resource! Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics is just that--new, fresh, exciting, intersectional, and, at the same time, absolutely foundational to an adequate understanding of sex, gender, and sexuality. Immediately indispensable!"
--Michael Kimmel, Stony Brook University


"For the first time, here is an anthology that consistently goes beyond the standard binaries of sex, gender, and sexuality. This reader presents the basics, and at the same time, queries the conventional categories. By expanding the 'opposites' of sex, gender, and sexuality and showing their intersections with each other and with social class and racial and ethnic statuses, Ferber, Holcomb, and Wentling take the basics into the twenty-first century in theory, research, and policy. Superb!"
--Judith Lorber, Graduate School and Brooklyn College, CUNY, author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change


"Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: The New Basics will make an important and timely contribution to our collective understanding of the interconnectedness of sex, gender, and sexuality. The entries included in the volume represent classic and cutting-edge articles, diverse theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of sex/gender/sexuality, and various voices across diverse social locations. This is a much-needed text for researchers and/or teachers in the area." --Cynthia Pelak, University of Memphis


"This text is groundbreaking in bringing together sexuality and gender as interconnected fields of social inquiry."--Betsy Erbaugh, University of New Mexico


"Sex, Gender, and Sexuality is head and shoulders above all of the other texts I have used. It addresses race, power, privilege, and inequality in a way that actually shows how society operates. The approach of the book is phenomenal! I love this book!"--Mona C. Scott, Mesa Community College


"My students and I thoroughly enjoy the content of this anthology. We appreciate the combination of personal accounts, rigorous research studies, poems, and historical evaluations."--Brooke Ayars, Piedmont College


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