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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Issues in Gender Studies is a debate-style reader designed to introduce students to controversies in gender studies. The readings, which represent the arguments of leading sociologists and social commentators, reflect a variety of viewpoints and have been selected for their liveliness and substance and because of their value in a debate framework.. "By requiring students to analyze opposing viewpoints and reach considered judgments, Taking Sides actively develops students' critical thinking skills. It is this development of critical thinking skills that is the ultimate purpose of each of the volumes in the Taking Sides program.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780697385505
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/1/1998
  • Series: Taking Sides Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400

Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Gender and Society 1
Issue 1 Is Male Dominance Rooted in Biology? 2
Issue 2 Is the Quest for Beauty Necessarily Damaging to Women? 18
Issue 3 Is the Men's Movement "Promise Keepers" Socially Positive? 38
Issue 4 Is the Sex Industry Harmful to Women? 56
Pt. 2 Gender, Work, and School 77
Issue 5 Should Society Continue to Support Sexual Harassment Policies for the Workplace? 78
Issue 6 Should Women Receive More Coverage in History Textbooks? 100
Issue 7 Do Women Still Face Discrimination in the Workplace? 118
Issue 8 Do Women Belong in the Armed Forces? 140
Issue 9 Do Mainstream Religious Denominations Discriminate Against Women? 160
Issue 10 Should Women Put Their Children's Needs Above Their Own? 180
Pt. 3 Gender and Relationships 199
Issue 11 Is Divorce Necessarily Bad for You? 200
Issue 12 Is Finding a Husband a Major Concern for African Americans Women? 220
Issue 13 Do Family Courts Discriminate Against Fathers in Custody Hearings? 234
Issue 14 Do Lesbian Couples Naturally Adopt Separate Gender Roles? 254
Pt. 4 Gender and Health 271
Issue 15 Is There a Male Sex Bias in Medicine? 272
Issue 16 Is Premenstrual Syndrome a Clear Medical Condition? 290
Issue 17 Do Women Suffer from Post-Abortion Syndrome? 320
Issue 18 Are Silicone Breast Implants Dangerous for Women? 332
Issue 19 Should Ritual Female Genital Surgery Be Regulated Worldwide? 354
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