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Writing, Sex and Gender : A Literary Historical Introduction - Stephen Heath

Writing, Sex and Gender

A Literary Historical Introduction

Hardcover

Published: December 2006
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When, why and how do matters of sex and gender become important? How are these matters grasped and represented? What is the role of literature in this? How does it repond to and define understanding of sex and gender and writing? What kinds of theories are developed to think about these issues? What terms and critical conceptions do such theories employ, and what are their interrelations today? In providing some initial bases for thinking about and answering these questions, Stephen Heath has written a clear, succinct, and much-needed introduction to issues around sex and gender and writing. Addressing a wide range of different kinds of writing, he examines why these issues have become important, both in literature and in theory, from the mid-nineteenth century through to literature, culture and society, it is necessarily widened at points, notably to draw on French and German historical and theoretical developments.

Introduction. 1. Words. 2. Representations. 3. Sexualities. 4. Theories. 5. Politics. 6. Meanings. Notes. Bibliography and Further Reading. Index.

ISBN: 9780631199229
ISBN-10: 0631199225
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: December 2006
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2