Gender(s): Kathryn Bond Stockton with Lauran Whitworth

Charis Books and More welcomes Kathryn Bond Stockton in a lunchtime conversation with Dr. Lauran Whitworth for a celebration of Gender(s). Why gender is strange, even when it's played straight, and how race and money are two of its most dramatic ingredients. This event is co-sponsored by the Agnes Scott College WGSS Department.

Kathryn Bond Stockton explores the fascinating, fraught, intimate, morphing matter of gender. Stockton argues for gender's strangeness, no matter how "normal" the concept seems; gender is queer for everyone, she claims, even when it's played quite straight. Stockton also examines gender in light of biology's own strange ways, its out-of-syncness with "male" and "female," explaining attempts to fortify gender with clothing, language, labor, and hair. She investigates gender as a concept--its concerning history, its bewitching pleasures and falsifications--by meeting the moment of where we are, with its many genders and counters-to-gender. This compelling background propels the question that drives this book and foregrounds race: what is "the opposite sex," after all? If there is no opposite, doesn't the male/female duo undergirding gender come undone?

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Wednesday, September 15 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event
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Lectures & Presentations

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Alumnae, General Public, Campus Community


Arts & Culture

Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies
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