Introducing Gender Studies: Beyond the Binaries

A Listmania! list by Chris Stoner "Bibliophile" (Grand Forks, ND)
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The list author says: "This list includes the required books as well as useful supplemental materials for a special topics course I have planned as an introduction to Gender Studies with an emphasis on binary structures and connecting binary gender structures to similar structures related to sexuality, and race and ethnicity."
Gender (Polity Short Introductions)
1.  Gender (Polity Short Introductions) by Raewyn Connell
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  "This is the primary text to introduce students to gender studies and how to think/talk about gender in an academic way."
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Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference
2.  Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference by Cordelia Fine
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  "An excellent cultural critique of the "science" of gender difference."
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Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender  in Native American Cultures
3.  Men as Women, Women as Men: Changing Gender in Native American Cultures by Sabine Lang
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  "A study of different Native American traditions related to the construction of gender and sexuality; includes non-binary models for thinking about gender and ties gender to a discussion of race/ethnicity."
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The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey
4.  The Black Notebooks: An Interior Journey by Toi Derricotte
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  "An excellent memoir of a black woman who often "passes" as white, Dericotte inhabits a social location in the middle of the binary.  An excellent meditation on the cultural realities of race in America."
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Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us
5.  Gender Outlaw: On Men, Women and the Rest of Us by Kate Bornstein
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  "Bornstein has long been a critic of binary gender construction and this engaging memoir/theoretical exploration/performance piece is as fresh now as when it was published (though a related volume of "next gen" outlaws has now been released)."
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Firebird: A Memoir
6.  Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
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  "Doty's memoir of growing up gay in an unaccepting (and deeply dysfunctional) family is written with an elegance equal to his poetry, and helps students encounter issues of sexuality and family."
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