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This accessible introduction to gender and sexuality theory offers a comprehensive overview and critique of the key contemporary literature and debates in feminism, sexuality studies and men's studies. Chris Beasley's clear and concise introduction combines a wide-ranging survey of the major theorists and key concepts in an ever-growing and often passionately debated field. The book contextualizes a wide range of feminist perspectives, including: modernist, liberal, postmodern, queer and gender difference feminism; and in the realm of sexuality studies covers modernist liberationism, social constructionism, transgender theorising and queer theory. In men's studies, Chris Beasley examines areas of debate ranging from gender and masculinity to questions of race, ethnicity, imperialism and gay masculinities. Interconnections between the subfields are highlighted, and Beasley considers the implications of body theory ...

Differences: Feminism and ‘Race’/Ethnicity/Imperialism (REI) – Hooks to Spivak
Differences: Feminism and ‘race’/ethnicity/imperialism (rei) – hooks to spivak

In this chapter I will be discussing the fourth main direction in feminist thought which is concerned with (multiple) Differences between women/within the feminine and which points to intersections between gender and other axes of power. I concentrate on one major instance of this theoretical focus on Differences – that is, feminists attending to ‘race’/ethnicity/imperialism or what I abbreviate to REI feminists. I refer here not to feminists who have occasionally discussed ‘race’/ethnicity/imperialism but those who concentrate upon one or more of these related topics. I will first consider the terminologies employed in the chapter and provide a broad overview of the REI approach in terms of its ...

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