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Title Identities on the move : contemporary representations of new sexualities and gender identities / edited by Silvia Pilar Castro-Borrego and Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz.

Publication Info. Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.42 Id2 2015    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Description viii, 266 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: gender strike! Seeing gender and sexual identity in the twenty-first century / Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego and Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz -- Queering decoloniality: epistemic body politics in Alicia Gaspar de Alba's Desert Blood / Laura Gillman -- Women's migration, prostitution, and human trafficking: gender and historical approaches / Maria Isabel Romero Ruiz -- Representations of transnational and sexual violence in Zoe Wicomb's The One That Got Away / Cynthia Lytle -- Child sex abuse and traumatic identity in Down by the River by Edna O'Brien / Maria Elena Jaime de Pablos -- Ascribe, divide -- and rule?: Intellectual liminality among ethnic, class, gender and many others / Logie Barrow -- Sex, pain, and sickness: performances of identity through space and bodies / Eduardo Barros Grela -- Interrogating the posthuman in U.S. science fiction films / Rocio Carrasco Carrasco -- Sexuality and gender relationships in Jane Eyre and Wide Sargasso Sea / Lucia Garcia Magaldi -- Lust and sexuality in Bronte's Jane Eyre and Rhys's Antoinette Mason / Maria Jose Coperias Aguilar -- "I am a black lesbian and I am your sister": Audre Lorde's theorizing difference as weapon for survival and change / Silvia Pilar Castro Borrego -- The inside and outside of gendered space: gender migration and Little Britain from Judith Butler's Gender Trouble to Beatriz Preciado's Testo Yonqui / David Walton -- Shifting bodies and boundaries: representations of female soccer players and the shortfall within South African Press / Kate Joseph and Antje Schuhmann -- Black feminist theatrical responses to homophobia: Pearl Cleage's Blues for an Alabama Sky and Cheryl L. West's Before it Hits Home / Inmaculada Pineda Hernandez -- An epic migration: African American women, representation, mis/guided identities and Kathryn Stickett's The Help / Angelita Reyes -- Identity and agency in I Been in Sorrow's Kitchen and Licked Out All the Pots: Marietta's sexual self / Concepcion Parrondo Carretero -- Muslim women in the third space: negotiating diaspora, sexuality, and identity from a feminist postcolonial perspective / Miriam Bazi.
Summary The development of new sexualities and gender identities has become a crucial issue in the field of literary and cultural studies in the first years of the twenty-first century. The legacy of this process has its origins in the last decades of the nineteenth century and the twentieth century. The methodologies of cultural studies and, in particular, of post-structuralism and post-colonialism, urges us to read and interpret different cultures and different texts in ways that enhance personal and collective views of identity which are culturally grounded. These readings question the postmodernist concept of identity by looking into more progressive views of identity and difference addressing post-positivist interpretations of key identity markers such as sex, gender, race, and agency. As a consequence, an individual's identity is recognized as culturally constructed and the result of power relations. Identities on the Move: Contemporary Representations of New Sexualities and Gender Identities offers creative insights on pressing issues and engages in productive dialogue. Identities on the Move to addresses the topic of new sexualities and gender identities and their representation in post-colonial and contemporary Anglophone literary, historical, and cultural productions from a trans-national, trans-cultural, and anti-essentialist perspective. The authors include the views and concerns of people of color, of women in the diaspora, in our evermore multiethnic and multicultural societies, and their representation in the media, films, popular culture, subcultures, and the arts.
Subject Women -- Identity.
Women immigrants.
Sex role.
Sex role in mass media.
Women in mass media.
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Sex. (OCoLC)fst01114160
Sex role. (OCoLC)fst01114598
Sex role in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01114652
Women -- Identity. (OCoLC)fst01176807
Women immigrants. (OCoLC)fst01177764
Women in mass media. (OCoLC)fst01177920
Added Author Castro Borrego, Silvia del Pilar.
Romero Ruiz, Marķa Isabel.
ISBN 9780739191699 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739191691 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781498508766 (pbk)
1498508766 (pbk)
9780739191705 (electronic)

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