Gender Studies | Concepts of Gender
G601 | 9599 | Helen Gremillion


Concepts of Gender introduces historical, theoretical, behavioral,
philosophical, scientific, multi- and cross-cultural perspectives on
gender and its meanings, exploring its disciplinary and
interdisciplinary uses and implications.  Attention is given to the
emergence of the category “gender” itself, and its variable
applications to different fields of knowledge, experience, cultural
expression, and institutional regulation.  Particular themes
include:  the postwar emergence of the sex/gender distinction;
relationships between “gender” and the natural, medical, and social
sciences; multi-cultural and cross-cultural variations in meanings
and implications of “gender”; competing approaches to studying
masculinity and femininity within particular fields; the status
of “gender” within areas of feminist scholarship or criticism; or
inter connections between gender and theories of sexuality,
identity, orientation, and the “lived body.”