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In The Gendered Society Reader, Fourth Edition, coeditors Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson pull together an array of dynamic voices - both male and female, classic and contemporary - to examine various interpretations of gender. These lively, in-depth readings explore gender discourse over a wide range of disciplines, focusing primarily on two central issues: difference and domination. Carefully balanced to reflect the diversity of its subject, this text addresses provocative and fundamental questions.

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"A strength of the Kimmel and Aronson reader is the balanced examination of both genders and sexes. Many other readers focus predominantly on masculinities/males or femininities/females, which makes 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

"The book does an amazing job of showing students how we, as individuals, develop gendered identities within the bounds of our cultures. Without a doubt, students come to appreciate how gender affects each and every one of us on a daily basis. I like this approach very much and my students really like this book. In my opinion, it's currently the best reader available."--Jamee Kristen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199733712
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/20/2010
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. A leading researcher and writer on gender and men and masculinity, he is the author of numerous books and articles including The Gendered Society, Fifth Edition (OUP, 2013), Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2009), and Manhood in America: A Cultural History, Third Edition (OUP, 2012).

Amy Aronson is Professor of Media Studies at Fordham University. She is the author of Taking Liberties: Early American Women's Magazines and Their Readers (2002) and the coeditor, with Michael Kimmel, of Men and Masculinities: A Social, Cultural, and Historical Encyclopedia (2004).

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Table of Contents

Introduction Michael Kimmel Kimmel, Michael

Pt. 1 Anatomy and Destiny: Biological Arguments About Gender Difference 9

Caveman Masculinity: Finding Manhood in Evolutionary Science Martha McCaughey McCaughey, Martha 11

Testosterone Rules Robert M. Sapolsky Sapolsky, Robert M. 22

Of Genes and Gender Anne Fausto-Sterling Fausto-Sterling, Anne 27

Pt. 2 Cultural Constructions of Gender 49

Men as Women and Women as Men: Disrupting Gender Judith Lorber Lorber, Judith 51

The Politics of Birth Practices: A Strategic Analysis Karen E. Paige Paige, Karen E. Jeffery M. Paige Paige, Jeffery M. 62

Coming of Age and Coming Out Ceremonies Across Cultures Gilbert Herdt Herdt, Gilbert 78

Pt. 3 Psychology of Sex Roles 93

The Gender Similarities Hypothesis Janet Shibley Hyde Hyde, Janet Shibley 95

"Dude, You're a Fag": Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse C. J. Pascoe Pascoe, C. J. 113

Gender and the Meanings of Adolescent Romantic Relationships: A Focus on Boys Peggy C. Giordano Giordano, Peggy C. Monica A. Longmore Longmore, Monica A. Wendy D. Manning Manning, Wendy D. 125

"Sugar and Spice But Not Always Nice": Gender Socialization and Its Impact on Development and Maintenance of Aggression in Adolescent Girls Joan Letendre Letendre, Joan 154

Pt. 4 The Social Construction of Gender Relations 165

Great Divides: The Cultural, Cognitive, and Social Bases of the Global Subordination of Women Cynthia Fuchs Epstein Epstein, Cynthia Fuchs 167

Framed Before We Know It: How Gender Shapes Social Relations Cecilia L. Ridgeway Ridgeway, Cecilia L. 190

Doing Gender Candace West West, Candace Don H. Zimmerman Zimmerman, Don H. 200

DoingDifference Candace West West, Candace Sarah Fenstermaker Fenstermaker, Sarah 214

Pt. 5 The Gendered Family 237

American Marriage in the Early Twenty-First Century Andrew J. Cherlin Cherlin, Andrew J. 239

Household Labor and the Routine Production of Gender Scott Coltrane Coltrane, Scott 257

(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter? Judith Stacey Stacey, Judith Timothy J. Biblarz Biblarz, Timothy J. 272

Pt. 6 The Gendered Classroom 297

"Spice Girls," "Nice Girls," "Girlies,' and "Tomboys": Gender Discourses, Girls' Cultures, and Femininities in the Primary Classroom" Diane Reay Reay, Diane 299

"Cool Boys," "Party Animals," "Squid," and "Poofters": Interrogating the Dynamics and Politics of Adolescent Masculinities in School" Wayne Martino Martino, Wayne 311

The Trouble with Black Boys: The Role and Influence of Environmental and Cultural Factors on the Academic Performance of African American Males Pedro A. Noguera Noguera, Pedro A. 333

Pt. 7 The Gender of Religion 351

To Veil or Not to Veil?: A Case Study of Identity Negotiation Among Muslim Women in Austin, Texas Jen'nan Ghazal Read Read, Jen'nan Ghazal John P. Bartkowski Bartkowski, John P. 353

Women Remain Oppressed Anthony Layng Layng, Anthony 370

Gender Differences in Religion: A Test of the Structural Location Theory David De Vaus De Vaus, David Ian McAllister McAllister, Ian 374

Pt. 8 The Gendered Workplace 387

The Glass Escalator: Hidden Advantages for Men in the "Female" Professions Christine L. Williams Williams, Christine L. 389

Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men's Experiences with Women's Work Adia Harvey Wingfield Wingfield, Adia Harvey 401

Farewell to the Organization Man: The Feminization of Loyalty in High-End and Low-End Service Jobs Karla Erickson Erickson, Karla Jennifer L. Pierce Pierce, Jennifer L. 414

Before and After: Gender Transitions, Human Capital, and Workplace Experiences Kristen Schilt Schilt, Kristen Matthew Wiswall Wiswall, Matthew 434

Pt. 9 The Gendered Media 451

Misogyny in Rap Music: A Content Analysis of Prevalence and Meanings Ronald Weitzer Weitzer, Ronald Charis E. Kubrin Kubrin, Charis E. 453

Post-Princess Models of Gender: The New Man in Disney/Pixar Ken Gillam Gillam, Ken Shannon R. Wooden Wooden, Shannon R. 471

Little in Common: Racial and Gender Differences in Adolescents' Television Diets Jane D. Brown Brown, Jane D. Carol J. Pardun Pardun, Carol J. 479

Resistance Through Video Game Play: It's a Boy Thing Kathy Sanford Sanford, Kathy Leanna Madill Madill, Leanna 489

Pt. 10 The Gendered Body 501

The Body and the Reproduction of Femininity Susan Bordo Bordo, Susan 503

Growing Up in the Culture of Slenderness: Girls' Experiences of Body Dissatisfaction Sarah Grogan Grogan, Sarah Nicola Wainwright Wainwright, Nicola 517

Beards, Breasts, and Bodies: Doing Sex in a Gendered World Raine Dozier Dozier, Raine 527

Pt. 11 Gendered Intimacies 543

The Feminization of Love Francesca M. Cancian Cancian, Francesca M. 545

Sexual Tensions in Girls' Friendships Sharon Lamb Lamb, Sharon 554

A Study of Men and Women from Different Sides of Earth to Determine If Men Are from Mars and Women Are from Venus in Their Beliefs About Love and Romantic Relationships Susan Sprecher Sprecher, Susan Maura Toro-Morn Toro-Morn, Maura 559

Hooking Up and Forming Romantic Relationships on Today's College Campuses Paula England England, Paula Emily Fitzgibbons Shafer Shafer, Emily Fitzgibbons Alison C. K. Fogarty Fogarty, Alison C. K. 578

Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: The Power and Meaning of "Girl Watching" Beth A. Quinn Quinn, Beth A. 592

Pt. 12 The Gender of Violence 605

Wars, Wimps, and Women: Talking Gender and Thinking War Carol Cohn Cohn, Carol 608

The Myth of Sexual Symmetry in Marital Violence Russell P. Dobash Dobash, Russell P. R. Emerson Dobash Dobash, R. Emerson Margo Wilson Wilson, Margo Martin Daly Daly, Martin 618

Rape-Prone Versus Rape-Free Campus Cultures Peggy Reeves Sanday Sanday, Peggy Reeves 631

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