Queer Theory, Gender Theory

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  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • Queer Theory, Gender Theory
  • Riki Anne Wilchins
  • English
  • 02 May 2017
  • 1555837980

About the Author: Riki Anne Wilchins

Riki Wilchins is an activist whose work has focused on the impact of gender norms While she started out as a transgender leader founding the first national transgender advocacy group GenderPAC her analysis and work broadened over time to include discrimination and violence regardless of individuals identity While this perspective has been widely accepted, its breadth has provoked critic Riki Wilchins is an activist whose work has focused on the impact of gender norms While she started out as a transgender leader founding the first national transgender advocacy group GenderPAC her analysis and work broadened over time to include discrimination and violence regardless of individuals identity While this perspective has been widely accepted, its breadth has provoked criticism by some in the transgender community Wilchins work and writing has often focused on youth, whom she not only sees as uniquely vulnerable to the gender system s pressures and harm, but whom she sees as capable of looking with fresh eyes Wilchins work has been instrumental in bringing transgender rights into the mainstream LGBT movmement, and has helped bring awareness of the impact of gender norms to a wider audience In 2001, Wilchins work resulted in her being selected one of just six community activists named by TIME Magazine among its 100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century A founding member of Camp Trans, since the mid 1990s Wilchins has been highly active in founding a number of organizations and events focused on gender issues, including The Transexual Menace, the first large direct action group for transgender rights, which was modeled along the lines of Queer Nation and which at one point boasted representatives in 40 cities co founder Denise Norris.Hermaphrodites With Attitude, the first direct action group for the intersex co founder Cheryl Chase, Executive Director of the ISNA, the Intersex Society of North America.NYC Gay Community Center Gender Identity Project co founder Dr Barbara Warren, Dir of Social Services.NYC Gay Community Center Transgender Health Empowerment Conference, an annual event co founder Dr Barbara Warren, Dir of Social Services.Camp Trans, an annual educational event outside the Michigan Womyn s Music Festival that contests the exclusion of anyone who is not deemed a womyn born womyn co founders Janice Walworth, Nancy Jean Burkholder.National Coalition for Sexual Freedom co founder Susan Wright, its first Exec Dir National Gender Lobby Day, an annual event on Capitol Hill co founder Phyllis Frye.In 1995 Wilchins founded the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition GenderPAC, a tax exempt organization focused on gender rights issues GenderPAC originally focused on the transgender community, but gradually broadened its focus to include anyone who suffered discrimination or violence because of their gender identity or gender expression GenderPAC described its mission as the creation of classrooms, communities, and workplaces that are safe for everyone to learn, grow, and succeed whether or not they meet expectations for masculinity and femininity In late 1999, the organization was incorporated and received tax exempt status In 2009 it rebranded and relaunched as a new organization, effectively ceasing operations as GenderPAC While GenderPAC s Executive Director, Wilchins helped dozens of corporations as diverse as IBM, JP Morgan Chase, and Citigroup, as well as major funders like the Arcus and Gill Foundations to expand their employment non discrimination policies to include gender identity and gender expression GenderPAC s Congressional Non Discrimination Pledge eventually had almost 200 sponsors, including both Republicans and US Senators She helped compile and publish the GENIUS Gender Equality National Index for Universities Schools Index, which rated and ranked schools adoption of gender identity protections During her watch, GenderPAC also launched the GenderYOUTH Network, which eventually supported student groups at 100 schools in creating safer and friendlier environments for those who were gender non conforming on their own campuses.With help from researcher Emilia Lombardi, GenderPAC compiled and published the 1st National Survey of TransViolence, based on surveys provided bythan 500


Queer Theory, Gender Theory A one stop, no nonsense introduction to the core of postmodern theory, particularly its impact on queer and gender studies Nationally known gender activist Riki Wilchins combines straightforward prose with concrete examples from LGBT and feminist politics, as well as her own life, to guide the reader through the ideas that have forever altered our understanding of bodies, sex and desire This is that rare postmodern theory book that combines accessibility, passion, personal experience and applied politics, noting at every turn why these ideas matter and how they can affect your daily life.Riki Wilchins is the founding executive director of the Gender Public Advocacy Coalition The author of Read My Lips and GenderQueer She was selected by Time magazine as one of 100 Civic Innovators for the 21st Century. Best Read [ Queer Theory, Gender Theory ] author [ Riki Anne Wilchins ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – scottishhomebakingawards.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Queer Theory, Gender Theory

  1. Lydia says:

    One of the main criticisms I ve read of this book is that it doesn t go into too much depth and it s only useful as a primer The clue s in the title, folks An Instant Primer.Anyway, a primer into queer theory is what I was after and I found this really interesting and informative Some stuff I already had knowledge about, but it explained some theories a littleto me and I enjoyed the stuff about the intersections of gender and sexuality and how the LGBT community has fragmented and ch One of the main criticisms I ve read of this book is that it doesn t go into too much depth and it s only useful as a primer The clue s in the title, folks An Instant Primer.Anyway, a primer into queer theory is what I was after and...

  2. Michael Palkowski says:

    The first three chapters deal with very brief parsimonious history lessons about the scope of activism that underpinned much of later queer theory and postmodern gender analysis Although useful as a primer to someone trying to enter the subject from the beginning, It s still extremely thin and doesn t give much insight at all that isn t reproduced elsewhere in much better detail It is replete with quite a few questionable statements as well such as In a male centred culture, woman will alway The first three chapters deal with very brief parsimonious history lessons about the scope of activism that underpinned much of later queer theory and postmodern gender analysis Although useful as a primer to someone trying to enter the subject from the beginning, It s still extremely thin and doesn t give much insight at ...

  3. Erin Reilly-Sanders says:

    This is a bitof a summary than typical but I think it gets at some of the strengths of the book particularly in the practical application of rather confusing theoretical perspective I love the focus on stories, personal experiences, and constructive asides that Wilkins uses that make this quite readable and enjoyable.Queer Theory, Gender Theory is a colloquial exploration of post modern theory applied to the issues of feminism, gender, and queer theory Wilchins draws on her own experienc This is a bitof a summary than typical but I think it gets at some of the strengths of the book particularly in the practical application of rather confusing theoretical perspective I love the focus on stories, personal experiences, and constructive asides that Wilkins uses that make this quite readable and enjoyable.Queer Theory, Gender Theory is a colloquial exploration of post modern theory applied to the issues of feminism, gender, and queer theory Wilchins draws on her own experiences as a transsexual as well as the stories of friends like intersex spokeswoman Cheryl Chase and the stories that pervade our pop culture like Brandon Teena s, depicted in the award winning movie Boys Don t Cry Starting with a brief but crucial history of the politics of gender, gay, and transsexual rights, Wilchins begins where all good theory hopes to go b...

  4. Adrianne says:

    This book was featured at the website of the local LGBT bookstore, for quite some time, so I thought it would be worth checking it out At page 85, somewhere halfway through the book, I felt compelled to put it down It was a chore reading it Lacking passion and not even hinting at humor anywhere, I had the feeling I was listening to an one tone tune, in an ever flat landscape I wasn t into postmodernist theory anyway, and this book didn t any nearly convert me I will probably return to it so This boo...

  5. Matt Sautman says:

    Queer Theory, Feminist Theory is fargeneral than I anticipated While I see value in this book for introducing people tocomplex ideas, for those who are already familiar with these conversations Derrida, Foucault, Butler, trans issues there is not too much to gather from this book Wilchins doesn t complicate these conversations Rather she presents them in a way that resonates in the book s subtitle, an instant primer This book hasn t altered how I see the world, but that has m Queer Theory, Feminist Theory is fargeneral than I anticipated While I see value in this book for introducing people tocomplex ideas, for those who are already familiar with these conversations Derr...

  6. Nathan Damigo says:

    As an introduction to postmodernist theories of gender and queerness, this book hits the mark for those looking to comprehend Cultural Marxist logic While postmodern queer gender theorists such as the author have serious flaws with...

  7. Carly Crosby says:

    This book is an amazing intro to post modernism in relation to queer theory I found so much in this book and it changed the way I look at the world Very intersectional and excellent view points on modern society and the way it was built.

  8. Heather says:

    For much of Queer Theory, Gender Theory, I was in love with the content of this book, but I may have gotten an ARC or something by accident because the writing was a bit of a mess When it comes to books about issues and activism, I have hard time judging them on grammar, so let s get into the content first.This would be an amazing book for any book club, but particularly for those that are feminist Honestly, it may be great for an LGBT book club too, but there s a good possibility they ve alre For much of Queer Theory, Gender Theory, I was in love with the content of this book, but I may have gotten an ARC or something by accident because the writing was a bit of a mess When it comes to books about issues and activism, I have hard time judging them on grammar, so let s get into the content first.This would be an ama...

  9. Jen says:

    The good A good starting point for postmodern theory, gender theory, and queer theory It touches on all of the basics, but is certainly not anything that could be considered in depth but it never pretends to be Throughout the book many other texts are quoted, especially Judith Butler s Gender Trouble , which serve as references and as suggestions for further reading although since this book was published twelve years ago now, there has since been muchwritte...

  10. Vicky says:

    For someone with no background in philosophy, postmodern or modern theory, or queer theory, this book served as a good primer to postmodern gender theory It also roughly sketched out the histories of feminism, gay rights, and transgender rights It has a chapter about criticisms of postmodern theory as well.It wa pulished in 2004, so some of the information may be out of date, and it is most definitely a book from America It also touches on some semi practical approaches to using postmodern th For someone with no background in philosophy, postmodern or modern theory, or queer theory, this book served as a good primer to postmodern gender theory It also roughly sketched out the histories of feminism, gay rights, and transgender rights It has a chapter about criticisms of postmodern theory as well.It wa pulished in 2004, so some of the information may be out of date, and it is most definitely a book from America It also touches on s...