The Gendered Society Reader

The Gendered Society Reader

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In this second edition, "The Gendered Society Reader" has been revised to include many new readings. These selections, both classic and contemporary, focus on the two major issues in gender studies - gender difference and male domination. They examine such questions as: How are males and females different? What do these differences mean? Why does it mean different things in different cultures to be male or female?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 446 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.1 x 22.9mm | 589.68g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 2 tables and 2 figures
  • 0195149769
  • 9780195149760

Table of contents

[FIRST EDITION TOC]; Introduction; I. ANATOMY AND DESTINY: BIOLOGICAL ARGUMENTS ABOUT GENDER DIFFERENCES; Psychological Sex Differences: Origins Through Sexual Selection; The Trouble With Testosterone: Will Boys Just Be Boys?; The Mismeasure of Woman; II. CULTURAL CONSTRUCTIONS OF GENDER; Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies; The Function of Male Initiation Ceremonies at Puberty; The Socio-cultural Context of Rape: A Cross-cultural Study; III. PSYCHOLOGY OF SEX ROLES; Sex and Personality: Studies in Masculinity and Femininity; A Social Psychological Model of Gender; The Exotic Becomes Erotic Theory of Sexual Orientation; IV. THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF GENDER RELATIONS; Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations; Boundaries, Negotiation, Consciousness: Reconceptualizing Gender Relations; Doing Gender; V. THE GENDERED FAMILY; Modern Marriage: Revising the Cultural Script; Household Labor and the Routine Production of Gender; The Families of Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Frontier in Family Research; VI. THE GENDERED CLASSROOM; Gender Equity in the Classroom: The Unfinished Agenda; Sexual Harassment in K-12 Schools; The Role of Gender in College Classroom Interactions: A Social Context Approach; VII. THE GENDERED WORKPLACE; Bringing the Men Back In: Sex Differentiation and the Devaluation of Women's Work; Guarding the Gates: The Micropolitics of Gender; The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the "Female" Professions; VIII. GENDERED INTIMACIES; The Feminization of Love; The Approach-Avoidance Dance: Men, Women, and Intimacy; Covert Intimacy: Closeness in Men's Friendships; The Life and Death of Gay Clones; IX. THE GENDER OF VIOLENCE; Wars, Wimps, and Women: Talking Gender and Thinking War; The Myth of Sexual Symmetry in Marital Violenceshow more

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"A strength of the Kimmel reader is the balanced examination of both genders and sexes. Many other readers focus predominantly on masculinities/males or femininities/females which make them inappropriate for a sociology of gender course. Another strength is the preface before each part of the reader. Kimmel provides a "map" to help students through each chapter."--Debbie Storrs, University of Idaho "A strength of the Kimmel reader is the balanced examination of both genders and sexes. Many other readers focus predominantly on masculinities/males or femininities/females which make them inappropriate for a sociology of gender course. Another strength is the preface before each part of the reader. Kimmel provides a "map" to help students through each chapter."--Debbie Storrs, University of Idaho "A strength of the Kimmel reader is the balanced examination of both genders and sexes. Many other readers focus predominantly on masculinities/males or femininities/females which make them inappropriate for a sociology of gender course. Another strength is the preface before each part of the reader. Kimmel provides a "map" to help students through each chapter."--Debbie Storrs, University of Idaho "A strength of the Kimmel reader is the balanced examination of both genders and sexes. Many other readers focus predominantly on masculinities/males or femininities/females which make them inappropriate for a sociology of gender course. Another strength is the preface before each part of thereader. Kimmel provides a "map" to help students through each chapter."--Debbie Storrs, University of Idahoshow more

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