Sexual and Gender Identities





Provides an introduction to the history of gender, sex, and sexuality in the modern United States, from the late 19th through early 21st centuries. Surveys historical approaches to the field, emphasizing the changing nature of sexual and gender identities over time. Traces attempts to control, construct, and contain sexual and gender identities. Examines the efforts of those who worked to resist, reject, and reform institutionalized heterosexuality and mainstream configurations of gendered power.