AzBaja.com, Home of the VW Baja Bug  
BizStore » Books » Presenting Gender: Changing Sex in Early-Modern Culture (Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture)
United States Canada United Kingdom Germany France Japan

BizStore » Book
Presenting Gender: Changing Sex in Early-Modern Culture (Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture)
Presenting Gender: Changing Sex in Early-Modern Culture (Bucknell Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature and Culture)

List Price: $95.00
Our Price: $85.99
You Save: $9.01 (9%)
Availability: Usually ships in 4-5 business days
Manufacturer: Bucknell University Press
Publisher: Bucknell University Press

Buy it now at Amazon.com!
Add To Cart
Product Description:
Binding: Hardcover
EAN: 9781611481372
ISBN: 1611481376
Item Dimensions: Array
Label: Bucknell University Press
Languages: Array
Manufacturer: Bucknell University Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 301
Publication Date: 2001-08-01
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
Studio: Bucknell University Press
Editorial Review:
Presenting Gender engages with one of the most intriguing aspects of Early Modern and Enlightenment culture: gender passing, the phenomenon of passing oneself off as a member of the opposite biological sex.

This collection of ten historically informed and theoretically sophisticated essays by European and American scholars employs "passing" as a pivotal practical, ideological, and textual term for investigating the relations among gender, sex, subjectivity, politics, and economics in a wide range of texts and social and cultural practices during the period 1600-1800. The relations between sex and gender, and biology and culture are found to be imbricated but not indissociable. Together, the contributors demonstrate that the identification of passing with sexual motivations suggested that the sexual body was perceived to be stable, though capable of being categorized into more than two sexes, while the association of passing with political motivations tended to privilege the body's cultural construction. At the same time, the contributors find a reverse set of polarities to be true for gender. Those who passed in early-modern and eighteenth-century culture for sexual reasons suggested that gender was unstable, while those who passed for political reasons suggested its stability.

Rich in detail and methodologically rigorous, Presenting Gender makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the shift from Renaissance and Restoration to Enlightenment understandings of identity generally, and sexual identity specifically, and will complicate the hitherto rather rigid periodization of the years 1600-1800.
Buy it now at Amazon.com!
Based on Amazon Store Manager Copyright © 2005 - 2018 Nuke Business Resources
Amazon Store

If you see Errors please E-mail Eric (AT) AzBaja.com X XX XXX
azbaja.com Webutation

eXTReMe Tracker
XXXX
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster. Any use, commercial or educational, requires written permission from the author.
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy