Gender identity, categorization, and resistance remain highly contested concepts and terrains within feminist theory and conversation. Not only do theorists draw on others to make claims, they also use previous thought in order to formulate new theories and to support their own arguments. Moreover, an interview with Judith Halberstam entitled Masculinity without men Gender Journal Online, , was analyzed and proved to be quite useful as Halberstam explores her seminal work Female Masculinity. Firstly, this paper does not intend on drawing a linear or concrete pattern of similarities and differences between Butler and Halberstam. Due to the overlapping, interweaving, and complexity occurring between their thoughts and theories, it is essential to provide an argument that allows for flexibility as opposed to rigidity. Having stated this, it is safe to remark that both theorists employ non-essentialist, non-natural perspectives of gender, masculinity, and femininity Beasley,
Female Masculinity Summary & Study Guide
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There may be underlining, highlighting, and or writing. May not include supplemental items like discs, access codes, dust jacket, etc. Will be a good Reading copy. Demonstrating how female masculinity is not some bad imitation of virility, but a lively and dramatic staging of hybrid and minority genders, Halberstam catalogs the diversity of gender expressions among masculine women from nineteenth-century pre-lesbian practices to contemporary drag king performances. Through detailed textual readings as well as empirical research, Halberstam uncovers a hidden history of female masculinities while arguing for a more nuanced understanding of gender categories that would incorporate rather than pathologize them. Halberstam also tackles such topics as women and boxing, butches in Hollywood and independent cinema, and the phenomenon of male impersonators. Featuring a new preface by the author, this twentieth anniversary edition of Female Masculinity remains as insightful, timely, and necessary as ever.
Photo: Albert Armengol. As part of the exhibition 1. The reaction was impressive, even though Halberstam is not widely known in Catalonia or in Spain. Revista de dones i textualitat Lectora.
He has written articles that have appeared in numerous journals, and is also a popular speaker who gives lectures in the US and abroad. Lecture and research topics include queer failure, sex and media, subcultures, visual culture, gender variance, popular film, and animation. My first question starting this article was: shall I write he or she?