Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences

Queer Post-Gender Ethics

The Shape of Selves to Come

Authors: Nicholas, Lucy

  • Winner of the Australian Sociological Association Special Commendation for the Raewyn Connell prize, for the best first book by an author in Australian Sociology

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Can society operate without gender and even biological sex classifications? Queer Post-Gender Ethics argues that we could exist, formulate our relationships and be sexual in more androgynous ways. Outlining a political vision for how a post-gender sociality might be achieved, it presents queer social practices for a truly gender neutral world.

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Lucy Nicholas is Lecturer in Sociology at Swinburne University, Australia. Research interests include gender, feminist, and queer theory, and social practices which challenge gender and sexual difference.

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“This text challenges the reader with the analysis of theory and practice and does encourage a critical reading and thinking of selected theorists to prompt a move past normative notions of sex/gender. This book encourages the reader to consider new ways of thinking and it questions normative sex/gender assumptions charting the expansive possibilities of moving beyond the constraints and limitations of either/or binaries.” (Nikki Fairchild, Women's Studies International Forum, Vol. 57, July-August, 2016)

“In Queer Post-Gender Ethics, Lucy Nicholas offers a utopian model for post-gender selfhood, one that moves beyond the presumed inescapability of binary gender and into an imaginative ‘androgynous ethos’ featuring an ‘ethics of reciprocity.’ … Queer Post-Gender Ethics is especially useful for those exploring the limitations and pleasures of gender in advanced queer and feminist theory classes and discussion groups as a productive response to the question of whether binary gender is, or should be, truly eradicable.” (Contemporary Sociology, Vol. 45 (1), January, 2016)


"Quite simply one of the most impressive, thoughtful and careful expositions of the new terrain of androgynous ethics of the self that arises from the advances of queer theory, gender critique and the deconstructive turn in social theory. Nicholas succeeds in the difficult task of authoritative exposition of the range of gendered, social and ethical theory balanced in a discursive style that encourages reflection, thought and engagement. The clarity of this approach to thinking gender and ethics, combined with a fine grasp and deployment of complex theory in a refreshingly accessible articulation, makes this a pleasure to read. This is indispensable to anyone who wants to understand the frontiers of thinking identity, self and gender today and an exciting challenge to move against and in transgression of those frontiers." - Paul Reynolds, Edge Hill University, UK

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queer Post-Gender Ethics
Book Subtitle
The Shape of Selves to Come
Authors
Series Title
Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32162-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137321626
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32161-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45812-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 230
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