I’m in the process of building my bibliographies for my comprehensive exams. In my program, we divide our comps up into three basic sections: theory, method, and region/topic. Each member of our committee is responsible for one area. So, I have four people on my committee, two for theory, one for methods, and one for topic.
For part of my theory, I am building a bibliography on sex, gender, and sexuality in anthropology. I should have seminal theoretical works (feminism, queer theory, and trans theory), ethnographic examples of the application of these theories broadly (e.g., how have these theories informed how anthropologists have written about gender), and ethnographic examples of the application of these theories to my topic (queer health).
Some of my favorite non-fiction texts are on this bibliography. The first volume of Michel Foucault’s The History of Sexuality, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble and Undoing Gender, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s Epistemology of the Closet, and Anne Fausto-Sterling’s Sexing the Body, to name a few.
What are some of your favorite non-fiction texts/authors that address issues of sex, gender, and/or sexuality?
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Featured image is of Michel Foucault with his cat.