Paradoxes of Gender

Paradoxes of Gender

by Judith Lorber
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300064977

ISBN-13: 9780300064971

Pub. Date: 09/27/1995

Publisher: Yale University Press

In this innovative book, a well-known feminist and sociologist-who is also the founding editor of Gender & Society-challenges our most basic assumptions about gender. Judith Lorber argues that gender is wholly a product of socialization, subject to human agency, organization, and interpretation, and that it is a social institution comparable to the economy, the family

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In this innovative book, a well-known feminist and sociologist-who is also the founding editor of Gender & Society-challenges our most basic assumptions about gender. Judith Lorber argues that gender is wholly a product of socialization, subject to human agency, organization, and interpretation, and that it is a social institution comparable to the economy, the family, and religion in its significance and consequences. Calling into question the inevitability and necessity of gender, she envisions a society structured for equality, where no gender, racial ethnic, or social class group is allowed to monopolize positions of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300064971
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
09/27/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
435
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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