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In this new edition of her popular and highly lauded book, Harriet Bradley provides an introduction to the concept of gender and the different theoretical approaches which have developed within gender studies. This accessible book will be of interest across the social sciences, and anyone interested in contemporary relations between women and men.
Table of Contents
Preface to Second Edition vii
Introduction: The Concept of Gender 1
IN AND OUT OF THE FRAME: A PERSONAL HISTORY OF GENDER 9
1. What's in a Name? Meanings and Usages of Gender 15
GENDERING AND CLASS: GROWING UP GIRL, GROWING UP BOY 29
2. Gender and Modernity 37
'WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT?' BEING A MAN IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY 54
3. Gender and Postmodernity 64
'SISTERS UNDER THEIR SKINS'? IDENTITIES IN A GLOBAL AGE 87
4. Gendered Worlds: Production 98
HAVING IT ALL: FAMILY AND EMPLOYMENT IN WOMEN'S LIVES 118
5. Gendered Worlds: Reproduction 129
MEN, MARRIAGE AND EMOTIONS: ARRANGEMENTS BETWEEN THE SEXES 150
6. Gendered Worlds: Consumption 159
IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY: GENDERED UTOPIAS 183
Conclusion: What the Future Holds – Gender, Theory and Politics 195
Questions for Discussion 221