My Gender Workbook

ISBN-10: 0415916739
ISBN-13: 9780415916738
Edition: 1998
Authors: Kate Bornstein
List price: $41.95
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Description: Gender isn't just about "male" or "female" anymore - if you have any doubts, just turn on your television. RuPaul is as familiar as tomato ketchup with national radio and television shows, and transgendered folk are as common to talk-shows as  More...

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Book details

List price: $41.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 12/18/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276
Language: English

Gender isn't just about "male" or "female" anymore - if you have any doubts, just turn on your television. RuPaul is as familiar as tomato ketchup with national radio and television shows, and transgendered folk are as common to talk-shows as screaming and yelling. But if the popularization of gender bending is revealing that "male" and "female" aren't enough, where are we supposed to go from here? Cultural theorists have written loads of smart but difficult-to-fathom texts on gender, but none provide a hands-on, accessible guide to having your own unique gender. WithMy Gender Workbook, Kate Bornstein brings theory down to Earth and provides a practical approach to livingwithorwithouta gender. Bornstein starts from the premise that there are not just two genders performed in today's world, but countless genders lumped under the two-gender framework. Using a unique, deceptively simple and always entertaining workbook format, Bornstein gently but firmly guidesyou to discover your own unique gender identity. Whether she's using the USFDA's food group triangle to explain gender, or quoting one-liners from real "gender transgressors", Bornstein's first and foremost concern is making information on gender bending truly accessible. With quizzes and exercises that determine how much of a man or woman you are,My Gender Workbookgives you the tools to reach whatever point you desire on the gender continuum. Bornstein also takes aim at the recent flurry of books that attempt to naturalize gender difference, and puts books likeMen are from Mars, Women are from Venussquarely where they belong: on Uranus. If you don't think you are transgendered when you sit down to read this book, you will be by the time you finish it!

A celebrated pioneer for the LGBTQI community, transexual author and performance artist,Kate Bornstein, offers a pivotal critique of the gender binary that has become a staple in the study of Gender and Sexuality. Kate currently lives with her partner Barbara Carrellas in Spanish Harlem, New York City.

Welcome to Your Gender Workbook
Solving the Gender Puzzle
Who's on Top? (and why are we on the bottom?)(and is that really such a bad place to be?)
Be All That You Can Be!
Fuck Your Gender! Love, Sex, Desire and Gender
Just Say No
Just Say Yes
Zen and the Art of Gender Maintenance
The Playgrounds
Cautionary Interlude
This Quiet Revolution
Okay, Now What?

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