Rethinking Race, Sex and Gender
By (author) Georgia Warnke
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After Identity by Georgia Warnke
Book DescriptionSocial and political theorists have traced in detail how individuals come to possess gender, sex and racial identities. This book examines the nature of these identities. Georgia Warnke argues that identities, in general, are interpretations and, as such, have more in common with textual understanding than we commonly acknowledge. A racial, sexed or gendered understanding of who we and others are is neither exhaustive of the 'meanings' we can be said to have nor uniquely correct. We are neither always, or only, black or white, men or women or males or females. Rather, all identities have a restricted scope and can lead to injustices and contradictions when they are employed beyond that scope. In concluding her argument, Warnke considers the legal and policy implications that follow for affirmative action, childbearing leave, the position of gays in the military and marriage between same-sex partners.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521882811
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Jan-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Georgia Warnke
Debating Sex and Gender, Paperback (September 2010)
The fifth volume in the Fundamentals of Philosophy Series, Debating Sex and Gender by Georgia Warnke is a concise yet in-depth introduction to contemporary feminist thought on sex and gender.
After Identity, Paperback (January 2008)
This book explores our understanding of gender, sex and racial identities in individuals.
Legitimate Differences, Hardback (July 1999)
How can it be said that debates oppose principles of life to those of liberty, principles of liberty to those of equality, principles of equality to those of fairness, and principles of fairness to those of integrity, when we share these principles? This text challenges the portrayal of debates.
Gadamer, Paperback (September 1987)» View all books by Georgia Warnke
An exposition of philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer's work, as well as an assessment of his views, giving particular attention to the ways in which Gadamer's work has been taken up and criticized by literary critics, social theorists and philosophers such as Hirsch, Habermas and Rorty.
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Author Biography - Georgia Warnke
Georgia Warnke is Professor of Philosophy and Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities at the University of California, Riverside.
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