Gender: The Basics is an engaging introduction which examines the impact of cultural, historical, biological, psychological and economic forces on qualities which have come to be defined as masculine or feminine. Highlighting that there is far more to gender than biological sex, it takes a global perspective to examine the interaction between gender and a wide range of topics including:
• Relationships, intimacy and concepts of sexuality
• The workplace and labour markets
• Gender related violence and war
• Public health, poverty and development
• The ageing process
Supporting theory with examples and case studies from a variety of contexts, suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary, this text is an essential read for anyone approaching the study of gender for the first time.
About the Author
Hilary Lips is Professor of Psychology, Chair of the Psychology Department and Director of the Centre for Gender Studies at Radford University, USA. She has won a number of awards including, the Distinguished Publication Award from the Association for Women in Psychology, the Outstanding Contribution to Feminist Scholarship Award from the Feminism and Family Studies Section of the National Council on Family Relations, the Distinguished American Scholar Award from the New Zealand-United States Educational Foundation, and the Distinguished Member Award from the Canadian Psychological Association Section on Women and Psychology.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Gender: Everyone has/does one 2. Power, Inequalities and Prejudice 3. Relationships, Intimacy and Sexualities 4. The Gendered Workplace 5. Gender, Leadership and Public Life 6. Global Patterns of Gender-Related Violence 7. Global Patterns of Gender and Health 8. The Shape of our Future: Gender and the Ageing Population Epilogue: Predictions for the Future