The Gendered Society Reader / Edition 2

The Gendered Society Reader / Edition 2

by Michael S. Kimmel
     
 


Are men and women really from different planets? How are they different? And what do these differences mean? Why is it that every society distinguishes people on the basis of gender? Why is it that virtually every known society is also based on male domination? These are questions that have captivated social scientists for generations and these are the questions… See more details below

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Are men and women really from different planets? How are they different? And what do these differences mean? Why is it that every society distinguishes people on the basis of gender? Why is it that virtually every known society is also based on male domination? These are questions that have captivated social scientists for generations and these are the questions that The Gendered Society Reader, 2/e, attempts to answer. This reader provides students with a sense of the various discourses on gender that have been produced by a wide range of disciplines including the biological sciences, anthropology, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and sociology. Designed as a companion volume to Kimmel's textbook, The Gendered Society, this second edition features thirteen new readings, both classic and contemporary. It focuses on the two major issues in gender studies-gender difference and male domination.
Mirroring the overall structure of The Gendered Society, the first sections of the reader are organized by discipline, collecting classic statements of different theoretical perspectives and research inquiries. The final sections address various substantive issues such as work, education, the family, and love and sex. Contributors include Margaret Mead, Peggy Reeves Sanday, Joan Acker, Robert M. Sapolsky, Scott Coltrate, Judith Lorber, James Garbarino, and many more. In its focus on both empirical and theoretical issues as well as its broad interdisciplinary perspective, The Gendered Society Reader, 2/e, is informative and entertaining for scholars, students, and general readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195149760
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
07/28/2003
Edition description:
2nd Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.50(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. 1Anatomy and Destiny: Biological Arguments about Gender Difference7
Psychological Sex Differences: Origins Through Sexual Selection8
Believing Is Seeing: Biology as Ideology14
Testosterone Rules26
Pt. 2Cultural Constructions of Gender33
Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies34
Coming of Age and Coming Out Ceremonies Across Cultures39
Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures58
Pt. 3The Psychology of Sex Roles71
A Social-Psychological Model of Gender72
The Exotic-Becomes-Erotic Theory of Sexual Orientation82
A Boy's Code of Honor: Frustrated Justice and Fractured Morality94
Pt. 4The Social Construction of Gender Relations113
Boundaries, Negotiation, Consciousness: Reconceptualizing Gender Relations114
Varieties of "Real Men"126
Doing Gender150
Pt. 5The Gendered Family169
Modern Marriage: Revising the Cultural Script170
Household Labor and the Routine Production of Gender186
The Transformation of Family Life206
Pt. 6The Gendered Classroom219
Gender Equity in the Classroom: The Unfinished Agenda220
Warrior Narratives in the Kindergarten Classroom: Renegotiating the Social Contract?227
"What About the Boys?" What the Current Debates Tell Us - and Don't Tell Us - About Boys in School243
Pt. 7The Gendered Workplace263
Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations264
Bringing the Men Back In: Sex Differentiation and the Devaluation of Women's Work277
The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the "Female" Professions291
Pt. 8The Gendered Body308
The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity309
Masculinities and Men's Health: Moving Toward Post-Superman Era Prevention327
The Five Sexes: Why Male and Female Are Not Enough344
Pt. 9Gendered Intimacies351
The Feminization of Love352
Covert Intimacy: Closeness in Men's Friendships364
Dating and Romantic Relationships Among Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youths382
Pt. 10The Gender of Violence396
Wars, Wimps, and Women: Talking Gender and Thinking War397
The Myth of Sexual Symmetry in Marital Violence410
Culture, Gender, and Violence: "We Are Not Women"427

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