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S/HE
Sex & Gender in Hispanic Cultures

Edited by Debra D. Andrist

Debra D. Andrist Professor of Spanish at Sam Houston State University (SHSU), was multi-term founding chair of Foreign Languages there, former multi-term Chair of Modern & Classical Languages/Cullen Professor of Spanish at the University of St. Thomas/Houston (UST) and rose to Associate Professor of Spanish, Baylor University. Her scholarly work focuses on art and literature by and about women and medical topics.

 

Hierarchies and disparities based on sex and gender have characterized nearly all hominid societies over almost the entire world of cultures since time immemorial. Nearly without exception, those disparities have created a hierarchy of male over female. Languages reflect that. For example, in the English language, the word for the “fe/male” sex is based on the word “male;” “man” is the root for wo/man; and indeed “man” is generally considered the generic for all members of the species. Spanish, on the other hand, does differentiate “hombre” from “mujer,” but the masculine is still considered the root and the generic.
For the purposes of S/HE: Sex & Gender in Hispanic Worlds, sex refers to biological differences, i.e., reproductive organs and secondary sexual characteristics, which are perceived as oppositional yet collaborative, in the propagation of the species. Gender, on the other hand, refers to culturally-specific expectations and/or stereotypes in terms of an individual’s or group’s self (re)presentation and/or behaviors. The main title, S/HE, is a nod to the arguably-gender-neutral third-person singular pronoun from the 1960s inclusive English-language movement in the United States, which was concurrent with equal rights movements in terms of race, ethnicity, sex and gender.
This book focuses on sex and gender issues in the Hispanic worlds, paying homage to all who do not fit within the strict parameters of previous definitions by including broadened descriptions of identity, both biological and social, and by highlighting aspects of traditional and non-traditional lifestyles as portrayed in art and literature.


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Publication Details

 
Hardback ISBN:
978-1-84519-890-9
 
 
Page Extent / Format:
240 pp. / 229 x 152 mm
 
Release Date:
November 2017
  Illustrated:   No
 
Hardback Price:
£55.00 / $69.95
 
 

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