Redefining Realness, Exile and Pride Analysis


Analyze the relevance of one of the following texts:
1. Mock, Janet. 2014. Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. New York: Atria Books.
2. Clare, Eli. 1999. Exile and Pride: Disability, Queerness and Liberation. Cambridge, MA: South End Press.

Explain the significance your chosen text has in relation to the course material (this is the relevance of the text). As such, you should ask yourself what the author says that overlaps with, relates to, or even contradicts the course material. Your thesis statement should make an argument that the text you chose is “relevant to Sexuality Studies because…”
Focus on:
• Identifying the main argument/message of the text
• Analyzing the significance/relevance the text has for the study of sexualities
• An introduction with a thesis statement
• A short summary of the text’s main themes (no more than 2 paragraphs/1 page)
• An analysis of the text using course material
• A conclusion

You must refer to at least 4 course texts (not including the books under review). You may also refer to lectures, but the bulk of your analysis should come from course texts. You must also incorporate 2 additional scholarly sources (academic articles, chapters, books) that you find from independent library research (to ensure relevance keep in mind the PARCA test from Assignment #2). As such, you should refer to a total of 7 texts for your analysis: the book you’ve chosen for the assignment (Clare OR Mock), 4 scholarly course texts, 2 scholarly external texts.
The essay should be developed around an explicit thesis. It must include proper referencing, and be formatted according to APA guidelines with bibliography.
Academic standard formatting: Title page, Times New Roman 12-point font, double-spaced, 1” margins, and page numbers.
The length of the assignment is 8 pages (not including a cover page or bibliography) in 12 point, Times New Roman font, with one inch margins, and page numbers.
Assignments should have a formal cover page that includes an original and relevant title (not Assignment #3 or Review Essay) your name and student number, the course code, your TA’s name, and the date the assignment is being submitted.

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