ISBN : 9780190857790
Patrick Colm Hogan, a leading theorist of cognitive cultural studies, offers the first cognitive cultural study of identity in sex, sexuality, and gender. With precise conceptual distinctions, wide-ranging citation of empirical research, and careful explication of diverse literary works, Hogan defends a systematic skepticism about gender differences and a view of sexuality as evolved but also contingent and variable.
Introduction: Sexual Identities; Chapter 1: The Cognitive Organization of Sex, Sexuality, and Gender Identities: Marlowe's Edward II and The Newly Compiled Tale of the Golden Butterflies; Chapter 2: What is Sexuality? Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Irons10's Boyfriends Can Be Fattening; Chapter 3: What is Gender? Cao's Story of the Stone and Shakespeare's Twelfth Night ; Chapter 4: Sexuality and Regulatory Regimes: Jayanta's A Lot of Noise About Tradition and Banks's Lost Memory of Skin; Chapter 5: Gender and Regulatory Regimes: Tagore's Stories and Woolf's Orlando; Chapter 6: What is Sex? Vyasa's Mah and Binnie's Nevada; Afterword: The Commitment to Identity