Gender Politics

Gender Politics : Citizenship, Activism and Sexual Diversity

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Is it possible to move beyond the male-female gender binary system? What happens to gender theory when we consider sex and gender identities as more than just 'male' or 'female'? Crucially, what are the implications of gender and sexual fluidity and multiplicity for social policy, citizenship, new social movements and democracy? Gender Politics challenges ideas that we are all either male or female, and gay or straight. It explores the experiences of people who transgress these categories, and the social exclusion that they face. Surya Monro addresses topical debates concerning gender, and looks at different ways of theorising gender pluralism. She explains how gender and sexuality relate to other social characteristics such as 'race', class, and disability. As well as providing a way into some of the key academic discussions in the field of gender and sexuality, Gender Politics is also a tool for activists. Monro analyses the way in which mainstream citizenship, social policy, and democracy can -or cannot - be changed to reflect the needs of marginalised groups. She explores the social implications of equality for transgender, intersex, lesbian, gay and bisexual people, and assesses the conflicts within these communities.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 134 x 212 x 18mm | 281.23g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 figure
  • 0745319688
  • 9780745319681
  • 1,535,456

About Surya Monro

Surya Monro has been involved in gender and sexuality activism for over 15 years. She is Senior Research Fellow in the Policy Research Institute at Leeds Metropolitan University. She has published in various refereed journals, has taught in the field and has spoken at a range of national and international conferences.show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements List of figures 1. Introduction 2. Gender Theory 3. Gender, Sexuality and Social Exclusion 4. Social Policy Implications 5. Activism: Tensions and Alliances 6. Gender, Sexuality, and the New Social Movements 7. Citizenship 8. Gender and Democracy Endnotes Methodological note Glossary Bibliography Indexshow more

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