This new anthology brings together over 90 recent readings on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships from Contexts, the award-winning magazine published by the ASA. Each contributor is a contemporary sociologist writing in the clear, concise, and jargon-free style that has made Contexts the “public face” of sociology. The editors have chosen pieces that are timely, thought-provoking, and especially suitable for classroom use; written introductions that frame each of the books three main sections; and provided questions for discussion.
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About the Author
Jodi O’Brien is Professor of Sociology and Women and Gender Studies at Seattle University. She is the editor of the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society and co-editor of the “Contemporary Sociological Perspectives” book series. Her books include The Production of Reality, Social Prisms, and Everyday Inequalities. Her courses and research focus on difference, power and discrimination, and religion and sexuality.
Arlene Stein is a Professor of Sociology and Women’s and Gender Studies and the director of the Institute for Research on Women at Rutgers University. She teaches courses on the sociology of gender and sexuality, culture, self and society. She is the author of four scholarly books; the recipient of the Simon and Gagnon Award for career contributions to the study of sexualities and the Ruth Benedict Book Award; and has served on the editorial boards of the journals Social Problems, SIGNS, and Sexualities.
Table of Contents
Preface/AcknowledgmentsSECTION I. GENDERIntroduction: Where Is Gender?Focus Point: Learning to Parent Transgender Children - Nicole BederaLocating Gender1 Boys vs. Girls - Debra Rigney2 The Hearts of Boys - Niobe Way, C.J. Pascoe, Mark Mc Cormack, Amy Schalet, and Freeden Oeur3 Jeremy Lin’s Model Minority Problem - Maxwell Leung4 Transitioning Out Loud and Online - Arlene Stein In Brief: Fashioning Flawlessness - Kelly Kato5 A 21st Century Gender Revolution - Sangyoub Park6 The Feminization of American Immigration - Donna R. Gabaccia In Brief: Fashion Victims - Aghil DaghaghelehScripting Gender: Media and Culture7 Celebrity Drug Scandals, Media Double Standards - Rebecca Tiger In Brief: Orange Is Mostly the Same Gender - Adriana Brodyn8 Selling Feminism, Consuming Femininity - Amanda M. Gengler9 Beauty Beyond a Size 16 - Amanda M. Czerniawski10 Enduring Dilemmas of Female Celebrity - Karen Sternheimer11 #Call Me Caitlyn and Contemporary Trans* Visibility - D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges12 Dancing the Body Beautiful - Julia A. Ericksen13 Discrimination and Dress Codes in Urban Nightlife - Reuben A. Buford MayScripting Gender: Sport14 Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field - Hilary Levey Friedman In Brief: Babes in Bikeland - Bjorn Christianson15 Ritual Violence in a Two-Car Garage - Scott Melzer16 The Sanctity of Sunday Football: Why Men Love Sports - Douglas Hartmann17 Playing but Losing: Women’s Sports After Title IX - Cheryl Cooky and Nicole M. La Voi18 Muslim Female Athletes and the Hijab - Geoff Harkness and Samira IslamViolence and Transgression19 Ruling out Rape - Lisa Wade, Brian Sweeney, Amelia Seraphia Derr, Michael A. Messner, and Carol Burke20 Walking Like a Man? - Kristen Barber and Kelsy Kretschmer21 Carrying Guns, Contesting Gender - Jennifer Dawn Carlson22 Stealing a Bag of Potato Chips and Other Crimes of Resistance - Victor M. Rios In Brief: When Victims Blame the Victim - Nicole Bedera23 Changing Men in South Africa: Interview With Dean Peacock - Shari L. Dworkin In Brief: Suicide's Gender Divide - Lucia LykkeGendered Institutions24 The Not-so-Pink Ivory Tower - Ann Mullen25 What Gender Is Science? - Maria Charles26 Women of God - Orit Avishai27 Bathroom Battlegrounds and Penis Panics - Kristen Schilt and Laurel Westbrook28 Suffering in an Age of Personal Responsibility - Susan Sered In Brief: Egalitarian Preferences, Gendered Realities - Lucia Lykke29 A Feminist’s Work Is Never Done: Interview With Joan Acker - Jennifer L. Pierce30 Got Power? - Christine Williams In Brief: Women: Agents of Change - Moriah WillowSECTION II. SEXUALITYIntroduction: Navigating SexualityFocus Point: Slut-Shaming Romance Writers - Nicole BederaNavigating Sexuality31 Mixed Messages About Teen Sex - Stefanie Mollborn32 Sex, Love, and Autonomy in the Teenage Sleepover - Amy Schalet In Brief: Online Dating Choices, Constrained - Joanna Pepin33 Is Hooking Up Bad for Young Women? - Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura Hamilton, and Paula England34 Straight Girls Kissing - Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor In Brief: Abstinence and Masculinity - Nicole Bedera35 Hooking Up and Dating Are Two Sides of a Coin - Traci Luff, Kristi Hoffman, and Marit Berntson36 Sexuality Has No Expiration Date - Linda J. WaiteSexual Knowledge37 Can’t Ask, Can’t Tell: How Institutional Review Boards Keep Sex in the Closet - Janice M. Irvine In Brief: Limits to Same-Sex Acceptance - Lucia Lykke38 Learning From Drag Queens - Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp39 The Sex Lives of Sex Researchers - Janice M. Irvine40 Being Straight in a Post-Closeted Culture - James Joseph Dean41 U.S. Attitudes Toward Lesbian and Gay People Are Better Than Ever - Tina Fetner42 Sexual Orientation Versus BehaviorDifferent for Men and Women? - Eliza Brown and Paula EnglandMapping Sexual Commerce and Politics43 Sex Entrepreneurs in the New China - Travis S.K. Kong44 Transnational Gender Vertigo - Kimberly Kay Hoang45 Pride and Prejudice and Professionalism - Catherine Connell46 Lesbian Geographies - Amin Ghaziani47 There Goes the Gayborhood? - Amin Ghaziani In Brief: Did Baby Boomers Opt out or Lean in? - Virginia LittleSECTION III. INTIMACYIntroduction: Mapping IntimacyFocus Point: An Unexpected Box of Love Research - Michelle JanningLocating Intimacy48 Loving Across Racial Divides - Amy Steinbugler49 We Are Family - Katie L. Acosta50 Unmarried With Children - Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas51 Good Grief: Bouncing Back from a Spouse’s Death in Later Life - Deborah Carr In Brief: Gender and Status Matching - Angela O'Brien52 Measuring Same-Sex Relationships - Nancy Bates and Theresa J. Demaio In Brief: Online Friends Affect Relationship Status - Joanna PepinMarriage53 The Changing Landscape of Love and Marriage - Kathleen E. Hull, Ann Meier, and Timothy Ortyl54 Marriage Goes to School - Orit Avishai, Melanie Heath, and Jennifer Randles In Brief: Marriage Blurring Racial Boundaries - Lucia Lykke55 Marrying Across Class Lines - Jessi Streib56 For Betterandfor Worse - Verta Taylor, Leila J. Rupp, and Suzanna Danuta Walters57 Korean Multiculturalism and the Marriage Squeeze - Sangyoub Park58 A Silent Revolution in the Korean Family - Sangyoub ParkReproduction59 India’s Reproductive Assembly Line - Sharmila Rudrappa60 "Children" Having Children - Stefanie Mollborn61 The Single Mother by Choice Myth - Sarah R. Hayford and Karen Benjamin Guzzo62 Reproducing the Nation - Özlem Altiok In Brief: Birth Control, Religion, and the Social Construction of Whiteness - Nicole Bedera63 What Happened to the "war on women "? - Deana A. Rohlinger In Brief: Race and Contraception - Melissa Brown64 The Poetry of Politics: Interview With Katha Pollitt - Carole JoffeFamily Portraits65 The Joy of Cooking? - Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott, and Joslyn Brenton66 Eating Military Base Stew - Grace M. Cho67 The Superstrong Black Mother - Sinikka Elliott and Megan Reid In Brief: Neoliberal Mothering - Melissa Brown68 Families Facing Untenable Choices - Lisa Dodson and Wendy Luttrell69 Mothering While Disabled - Angela Frederick70 Stay-at-Home Fatherhood - Nazneen Kane In Brief: Father Schools and Promise Keepers - Nicole Bedera71 Picturing the Self: My Mother’s Family Photo Albums - Robert ZussmanAbout the Editors