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Sex, Gender, and the Body: The Student Edition of What Is a Woman?

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This affordable, compact edition, designed specially for use in university courses, consists of two of the most celebrated essays from Toril Moi's highly-acclaimed What Is a Woman?
What is a woman? Does it make sense to think of a woman as the combination of sex and gender? Is "I am a woman" the same kind of declaration as "I am a man"? What does it mean to speak "as a wom
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Paperback, 274 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published January 27th 2000)
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This is the second class in which I've read Moi's book. In this class, we started with Feminist Practice and Poststructuralist Theory by Chris Weedon before going into Moi's critique of feminist poststructuralism. I recommend reading the two together since Moi is a lot harder to digest if you don't already have a firm understanding of feminist poststructuralist theory.

Overall, I really appreciated Moi's argument. Her theory has a lot of practical, everyday value, which makes it easier (than pos
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