Sex, Gender and Society

Author: Ann Oakley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351900919

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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What are the differences between the sexes? That is the question that Ann Oakley set out to answer in this pioneering study, now established as a classic in the field. To answer it she draws on the evidence of biology, anthropology, sociology and the study of animal behaviour to cut through popular myths and reach the underlying truth. She demonstrates conclusively that men and women are not two separate groups: rather each individual takes his or her place on a continuous scale. She shows how different societies define masculinity and femininity in different and even opposite ways, and discusses how far observable differences are based on biology and psychology and how far on cultural conditioning. Many books have discussed these vital issues. None, however, have drawn on such an impressively wide range of evidence or discussed it with such clarity and authority. Now newly reissued with a substantial introduction which highlights its continuing relevance, this work will continue to inform and shape dialogues around sex and gender for a new generation of scholars and students.

Sex, Gender and Society

Author: Professor Ann Oakley

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472435621

Category: Social Science

Page: 170

View: 1799

What are the differences between the sexes? That is the question that Ann Oakley set out to answer in this pioneering study, now established as a classic in the field. Now newly reissued with a substantial introduction which highlights its continuing relevance, this work will continue to inform and shape dialogues around sex and gender for a new generation of scholars and students.

Living Dolls

warum junge Frauen heute lieber schön als schlau sein wollen

Author: Natasha Walter

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596189960


Page: 330

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The Ann Oakley Reader

Gender, Women and Social Science

Author: Ann Oakley

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1861346913

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 2822

Edited and selected by the author, this reader starts with work first published in the early 1970s. Ann Oakley's research and writing on sex and gender, housework, motherhood, women's health, and social science have influenced many inside and beyond social science, helping to shape the academic study of women and gender up to the present day.

Gender and Society

Essays Based on Herbert Spencer Lectures Given in the University of Oxford

Author: Colin Blakemore

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198297925

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

View: 3450

In this eclectic collection of essays, distinguished scholars from different and specialized disciplines discuss aspects of sex, gender, and gender and society. In his contribution to this series of essays on Gender and Society, Peter Goodfellow states, 'sex, the biological separation intomale and female, is controlled by DNA and is determined by DNA. Gender, the arbitrary social division between masculine and feminine, is a social construct that involves interaction between an individual and society.' The definition of gender offered by Goodfellow is cogently developed by GermaineGreer in her essay on women as victims of rapeDSone of the newest and most controversial aspects of modern criminology. Susan Watkins suggests that the understanding of gender has influenced the analysis of population change, the efforts by activists to ensure reductions in fertility internationally,and the acceptance of birth control in local communities in Kenya. This analysis is complimented by Michele Le Doeuff in a discussion of the complex interplay between reduced fertility, increased literacy, and the function of work in the 'everyday life of every woman whatever her social class orlevel of education.' The question of how the sexes differ in their perception and processing of information about their external world is tackled by Lucia Jacobs within a biological and evolutionary context. She proposes that sexual selection should be given credit for the rapid evolution of ourunique abilities and complex culture concluding that 'it is the female that is the smaller, the "ecological" sex, best adapted to survive in the ecological niche of the species, and it is the male who carries the heavier burden or handicap of sexual selection, his fitness dependent on arbitrarytraits that reduce his competitive ability as a human being, although they are all too necessary for his competitive ability as a man.' The contribution of the sociobiologist Sarah Hrdy focussed on sexual selection, drawing on a wide range of research on the physiological and behavioural responsesof subhuman primates but, appropriately, drawing her inspiration from Spencer's own writings on physical beauty and its consequences for posterity. The chapters in this book were originally delivered as The Herbert Spencer Lectures in 1995 at Oxford University.

Gender and sex in society

Author: Lucile Duberman

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275850708

Category: Psychology

Page: 274

View: 4400

Sex and Gender in Philippine Society

A Discussion of Issues on the Relations Between Women and Men

Author: N.A

Publisher: National Commission


Category: Sex differences (Psychology)

Page: 160

View: 8991

Gender and Power

Society, the Person and Sexual Politics

Author: Raewyn W. Connell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745665276

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 8280

This book is an important introductory textbook on sexual politics and an original contribution to the reformulation of social and political theory. In a discussion of, among other issues, psychoanalysis, Marxism and feminist theories, the structure of gender relations, and working class feminism, Connell has produced a major work of synthesis and scholarship which will be of unique value to students and professionals in sociology, politics, women's studies and to anyone interested in the field of sexual politics. Visit

Gender and power

society, the person, and sexual politics

Author: Robert Connell

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9780804714303

Category: Social Science

Page: 334

View: 2636

Extrait de la couverture : "Sexual politics - from economic equality to anti-gay violence - is a vast area of debate. This exceptional book seeks to integrate gender and sexuality into the mainstream of social and political theory with the aim of challenging and transforming traditional assumptions in these areas. a synthesis of theories of gender from feminism to psychoanalysis, sex rle theory and sociobiology, the book offers a wide-ranging analysis of sexual politics and the dynamics of change, from working-class feminism to the dilemma of the "men's movement". It will be of unique value to students and professionals in sociology, politics, psychology, women's studies, gay studies and to anyone interested in sexual politics."

Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain Since 1880

Author: Lesley A. Hall

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312232764

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 614

Drawing upon a wide range of recent scholarship and previously unpublished archival research, "Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain Since 1880" describes the complex processes of change which have taken place in British sexual culture since the late 19th century, as well as significant continuities. Topics dealt with include changes in gender relations, the altering meanings and forms of marriage and heterosexual relationships, the growing separation of sex from reproduction, changing perceptions of attitudes towards same-sex relationships, sex education, alterations in the law, censorship and perceptions of obscenity, sexual crime, prostitution, and sexually-transmitted diseases and their impact.

Feminist frontiers II

rethinking sex, gender, and society

Author: Laurel Richardson,Verta A. Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780394373997

Category: Feminism

Page: 490

View: 775

Male Daughters, Female Husbands

Gender and Sex in an African Society

Author: Ifi Amadiume

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 178360333X

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 7057

In 1987, more than a decade before the dawn of queer theory, Ifi Amadiume wrote Male Daughters, Female Husbands, to critical acclaim. This compelling and highly original book frees the subject position of 'husband' from its affiliation with men, and goes on to do the same for other masculine attributes, dislocating sex, gender and sexual orientation. Boldly arguing that the notion of gender, as constructed in Western feminist discourse, did not exist in Africa before the colonial imposition of a dichotomous understanding of sexual difference, Male Daughters, Female Husbands examines the structures in African society that enabled people to achieve power, showing that roles were not rigidly masculinized nor feminized. At a time when gender and queer theory are viewed by some as being stuck in an identity-politics rut, this outstanding study not only warns against the danger of projecting a very specific, Western notion of difference onto other cultures, but calls us to question the very concept of gender itself.

Sex, Gender and Health

Author: Tessa M. Pollard,Susan Brin Hyatt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521597074

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 170

View: 2583

Explores differences in health experiences of boys, girls, men and women from both biological and social perspectives.

Deceptive Distinctions

Sex, Gender, and the Social Order

Author: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300046946

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 8109

Argues that previous sociological work has been biased against women, discusses gender roles and social structure, and looks at public perceptions of women

Sex and gender in society

Author: Jean Stockard,Miriam M. Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: Psychology

Page: 337

View: 5577

Sex, Gender, and Christian Ethics

Author: Lisa Sowle Cahill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521578486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 327

View: 4545

Cahill addresses the ethics of sexuality, marriage, parenthood and family from a feminist Christian standpoint. She wants to reaffirm the traditional unity of sex, love and parenthood, not as an absolute norm, but a guiding framework. The book also develops the significance of New Testament models of community and of moral formation, to argue that the human values associated with sex and family should be embodied in a context of concern for society's poor and marginalized. Roman Catholicism receives special but not exclusive attention.

Sex, Gender, and Christianity

Author: Priscilla Pope-Levison,John R. Levison

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895009

Category: Religion

Page: 262

View: 7203

Should women be priests? Should women submit to their husbands? Is premarital sex okay? Inflammatory questions such as these have splintered Christianity and polarized the church. In Sex, Gender, and Christianity, a cadre of seasoned college professors offers the modest proposal that honest, fruitful conversations about these questions will take place only if we develop the ability to deal with sex, gender, and the Christian faith with the academic rigor and perspectives of our various disciplines. This volume contributes an unprecedented collection of first-rate articles from a variety of disciplines--from the social sciences to history, from literary criticism to theology--that will challenge college administrators, professors, and students to address fractious questions in an atmosphere of scholarly inquiry.

Sexual Meanings

The Cultural Construction of Gender and Sexuality

Author: Sherry B. Ortner

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 9780521283755

Category: Psychology

Page: 435

View: 4459

This 1996 collection of essays deals with the ways in which sex and gender are socially organized and conceptually construed in various cultures. Its scope is not limited to a series of cross-cultural issues of sex roles and sexual status but rather encompasses a wide range of sex-related practices and beliefs. Ceremonial virginity in Polynesian ritual androgynism in New Guinea, the valorization of young African bachelors, and fantasies of male self-sufficiency in South American myth are among the subjects discussed. Taken in their totality, these essays demonstrate that cultural notions sexuality and gender are seldom straightforward extrapolations of biological facts but are the outcome of social and cultural processes. The book is not only a compendium of symbolic approaches to gender but is also an important statement of the theoretical directions in anthropological research in this field.

Sex, gender, and social change

the great revolution

Author: Gerhard Falk

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761811237

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 3285

Sex, Gender and Social Change details the drastic changes in the attitudes toward gender in society since the seventeenth century and its effects on each gender. Gerhard Falk examines the change in roles of men and women as the power structure evens out between the genders. He begins with the place of women in the working world as they gain prominence as executives, in the military, as religious leaders, and in the political arena. He then moves into less studied aspects such as the move toward gender neutrality in fields like nursing and engineering, and the difference between the involvement of the genders in crime. Finally, he approaches the evolution and future of personal lives as roles change within the family and women take greater control over their sex lives.