Composing Gender: A Bedford Spotlight Reader available in Paperback
Composing Gender explores questions around the central concept of gender: Is gender binary, or more complicated? How do we define gender and sexuality? What stereotypes, expectations, and rituals shape gender? What influence does the media have on gender? Readings by a range of feminist scholars, journalists, gender theorists, biologists, legal scholars, sociologists, and others take up these questions and more. Questions and assignments for each selection provide a range of activities for students. The Web site for the Spotlight Series offers comprehensive instructor support with sample syllabi and additional teaching resources.
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About the Author
John O'Hara, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing in the First-Year Writing Program and School of General Studies at The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.
Table of Contents
Chapter One: Is Gender Either/Or (or Something Else)?Judith Lorber, "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender Aaron Devor, Becoming Members of Society: The Social Meanings of GenderRuth Hubbard, Rethinking Women’s Biology Petra Doan, The Tyranny of Gendered Spaces: Reflections from Beyond the Gender Dichotomy Barbara Kantrowitz and Pat Wingert, Are We Facing a Genderless Future? Chapter Two: How Do We Become Boys and Girls?Claire Renzetti and Daniel J. Curran, from Women, Men and SocietyJennifer Goodwin, Even-Nine-Month-Olds Choose Gender-Specific ToysEmily W. Kane, "No Way My Boys Are Going to Be Like That": Parents’ Responses to Children’s Gender Nonconformity Peggy Orenstein, What’s Wrong with Cinderella?Michael A. Messner, "Looking for a Team Mom": Separating the Men from the MomsChapter Three: What Rituals Shape Our Gender?Amy Best, Prom Night: Youth, Schools, and Popular Culture Michael Kimmel, The Rites of Almost-Men: Binge Drinking, Fraternity Hazing, and the Elephant Walk Jaclyn Geller, Undercover at the Bloomindale’s RegistryStephanie Rosenbloom, Good Girls Go Bad, for a Day Joseph Zoske, Male Circumcision: A Gender Perspective Chapter Four: How Do We Define Sexuality?Pepper Schwartz, The Social Construction of HeteroxexualitySandra Lipsitz Bem, On Judith Butler C. J. Pascoe, Dude, You’re a Fag: Adolescent Male HomophobiaPatricia Hill Collins, Hegemonic Masculinity and Black Gender Ideology Chapter Five: How Does the Media Shape Gender?Susie Orbach, Losing Bodies Gail Dines, Visible or Invisible: Growing Up Female in Porn CultureJia-Rui Chong, Beauty and the BleachAmerican Psychological Association, Report of the Task Force on the Sexualization of Young GirlsAmy Adler, To Catch a Predator