Revisioning Gender / Edition 1 available in Paperback
This comprehensive handbook summarizes the state of gender studies, by examining the crucial research of the past decade and by encouraging thinking about how the questions central to studying gender have themselves changed. The book is an important step towards constructing a new analytical framework approach for the social sciences, one that calls into question disciplinary boundaries. The contributors illustrate how the use of gender by scholars in various and overlapping fields of study has helped alter concepts and research designs
About the Author
Judith Lorber (born November 28, 1931) is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is a foundational theorist of social construction of gender difference and has more recently called for a de-gendering of the social world.
Lorber was actively involved in Sociologists for Women in Society from the early 1970's. She developed and taught some of the first courses in the sociology of gender, women's studies, and feminist theory at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, where she was the first Coordinator of the Women's Studies Certificate Program in 1988-1991. She was Chair of the ASA Sex and Gender Section in 1992-93 and was awarded the Jessie Bernard Award in 1996 “in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society.
Table of Contents
PART ONE: RECONCEPTUALIZING GENDERThe Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race - Evelyn Nakano Glenn An Integrative FrameworkRewriting Class and Gender - Joan Acker Problems in Feminist RethinkingSome Reflections on Gender and Politics - Joan Wallach ScottPART TWO: THE MACROSOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF GENDERFeminist Thinking about the Welfare State - Anette BorchorstGender and the Global Economy - Valentine M MoghadamGender, Work, Who Cares?! Production, Reproduction, Deindustrialization and Business as Usual - Lisa D BrushPART THREE: GENDER, DISCOURSE AND CULTURE'Woman' as Symbol and Women as Agents - Susan Starr Sered Gendered Religious Discourses and PracticesSex, Text and Context - Suzanna Danuta Walters (In)Between Feminism and Cultural StudiesPART FOUR: GENDER IN SOCIAL INSTITUTIONSMoving Beyond Gender - Patricia Hill Collins Intersectionality and Scientific KnowledgeGender and Sexuality in Organizations - Patricia Yancey Martin and David CollinsonGender, Family Structure and Social Structure - Anne Roschelle Racial Ethnic Families in the United StatesJust Do... What? Sport, Bodies, Gender - Shari L Dworkin and Michael A MessnerPART FIVE: GENDERING THE PERSONGender, Power Dynamics and Social Interaction - Peter Glick and Susan T FiskeNow You Can Choose! Issues in Parenting and Procreation - Barbara Katz RothmanEmbattled Terrain - Judith Lorber Gender and SexualityMaking Gendered People - R W Connell Bodies, Identities, Sexualities