Gender: A Graphic Guide by Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele

Gender: A Graphic Guide by Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele


Join the creators of Queer: A Graphic History and Gender: A Graphic Guide on an illustrated journey of gender exploration. 


Is masculinity ‘toxic’? Why are public toilets such a political issue? How has feminism changed the available gender roles – and for whom? Why might we all benefit from challenging binary thinking about sex/gender?


In this unique illustrated guide, Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele travel through our shifting understandings of gender across time and space – from ideas about masculinity and femininity, to non-binary and trans genders, to intersecting experiences of gender, race, sexuality, class, disability and more. 


Tackling current debates and tensions, which can divide communities and even cost lives, Barker and Scheele look to the past and the future to explore how we might all approach gender in more caring and celebratory ways.




‘An outstanding work.’ – CN Lester


‘It’s very easy to throw out terms like “essential reading” in reviews, but this comprehensive and expansive analysis lives up to those words … As narrator Barker is conciliatory and welcoming, breaking down complex ideas into easily considered sections. Scheele’s illustrations are lively, animated and engaging, taking the text to a new level of connectivity with the readership. Scheele has always had a fluid and appealing cartooning style but here their graphic characterisation and ability to encapsulate ideas and emotions in striking visual metaphor is outstanding in its application, adding relatable layers to Barker’s already accessible words.’ - Broken Frontier

  • Details

    Imprint: Icon Books 

    Publication Date: 7 November 2019

    ISBN: 9781785784521

    Pages: 176

    Format: Paperback

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