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Gender in Real Time
Power and Transience in a Visual Age

ISBN 9780415934534
Published September 20, 2002 by Routledge
208 Pages

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

Now Boarding: The Starship Gender A Preface What The Cat Dragged In: Gender Studies Today An Elegy and Introduction Liberation When? Vision Just in Time Surviving Representation Matters Material Unsexed: A Zero Concept for Gender Studies All That Is Fleeting Compacts Sunya, Sifr, Zero The Cell of the Third De-Ciphering Vacating the Void Do Clothes Make the Woman? Performing In and Out of Industrial Time Dance and Stance Gender  Is as Gender Does? Behind the Scenes with Performativity A Different Kind of Closet Good to Think or Good to Eat? Nothing, Repeat, Nothing The Ghosts of Gender Past: Time Claims, Memory, And Modernity Forgetting: Mommy Nearest Remembering: Darwin's Bodies at the Bar Memory's Crucible, Time's  Archer The Global Economy Next Time: When Genders are not Enough A Meditation on Change Making Capitalism Fast Gender in Real Time The Smirk of the Now

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Kath Weston is the Director of the Women's Studies program at Harvard University and is the author of Render Me, Gender Me, Long Slow Burn (Routledge, 1998) and Families We Chose, which won the Ruth Benedict Prize in Anthropology.


"Gender in Real Time is a provocative call to refocus gender studies on the neglected political economy of space-time: the historically sedimented social relations, demands of duration and memory that are gender's very fabric. The connections Weston draws are fascinating and suggestive. This is a book that inspires!" -- Rosemary Hennessy, author of Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism
"Who would have thought that mathematics could prove so important to feminist and queer theory? Kath Weston's eloquent meditation on the time-space continuum and the concept of zero provocatively argues for the importance of the undetermined and the 'unsexed' in thinking about sex and gender. Gender in Real Time is wise, witty, and a wonderful read." -- Linda Williams, author of Hard Core: Power, Pleasure, and the 'Frenzy of the Visible'
"This compelling book literally moves gender theory into new dimensions by making bodies 'come up temporal' and take up space. Gender matters differently after reading this powerfully inventive and evocative account of bodies, visibility, and representation in a global economy." -- Sarah Franklin, co-author of Global Nature, Global Culture: Gender, Race, and Life Itself
"Weston's compelling presence throughout the book provides a sense of companionship: this journey may be challenging and sometimes awkward, but reading Gender in Real Time is an oppurtunity to walk through these ideas with the past, guture, and 'now' of and for gender studies in mind...[Weston] succeeds at continuing to fray the edges of seemingly definitive academic genres, weaving together ethnographic insights, stories from interviewees which can be cross-referenced with those in earlier work, critical perspectives on gender and sexuality studies, and well-crafted, careful writing." -- Current Anthropolgy