The Gendered Society

Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Professor of Classics Mark P O Morford,Professor Department of Sociology Michael S Kimmel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195149753

Category: Social Science

Page: 344

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Kimmel explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Part 1 examines the latest work in biology, anthropology, psychology and sociology; Part 2 provides an analysis of the gendered worlds of family, education, and work; and Part 3 focuses on the gendered interactions of friendship and love, seuality, and violence.

The Gendered Society Reader

Author: Michael S. Kimmel,Amy Aronson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195149760

Category: Psychology

Page: 436

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Are men and women really from different planets? How are they different? And what do these differences mean? Why is it that every society distinguishes people on the basis of gender? Why is it that virtually every known society is also based on male domination? These are questions that have captivated social scientists for generations and these are the questions that The Gendered Society Reader, 2/e, attempts to answer. This reader provides students with a sense of the various discourses on gender that have been produced by a wide range of disciplines including the biological sciences, anthropology, psychoanalysis, developmental psychology, and sociology. Designed as a companion volume to Kimmel's textbook, The Gendered Society, this second edition features thirteen new readings, both classic and contemporary. It focuses on the two major issues in gender studies-gender difference and male domination. Mirroring the overall structure of The Gendered Society, the first sections of the reader are organized by discipline, collecting classic statements of different theoretical perspectives and research inquiries. The final sections address various substantive issues such as work, education, the family, and love and sex. Contributors include Margaret Mead, Peggy Reeves Sanday, Joan Acker, Robert M. Sapolsky, Scott Coltrate, Judith Lorber, James Garbarino, and many more. In its focus on both empirical and theoretical issues as well as its broad interdisciplinary perspective, The Gendered Society Reader, 2/e, is informative and entertaining for scholars, students, and general readers.

The Gendered Society

Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1490297197

Category: Education

Page: 205

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Facts101 is your complete guide to The Gendered Society. In this book, you will learn topics such as Spanning the World: Culture Constructs Gender Difference, So, That Explains It: Psychoanalytic and Developmental Perspectives on ..., The Social Construction of Gender Relations, and The Gendered Family: Biology Constructs the Sexes plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Angry White Men

Die USA und ihre zornigen Männer

Author: Michael Kimmel

Publisher: Orell Füssli Verlag

ISBN: 3280038987

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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Die Supermacht USA befindet sich in einer tiefen Identitätskrise. Einst berühmt für ihre pragmatische Kompromissbereitschaft stehen sich Republikaner und Demokraten unversöhnlich gegenüber, gewinnen ehemals politische Randgruppen wie die Tea Party enormen politischen und gesellschaftlichen Einfluss. Das Land radikalisiert sich und die weiße männliche Bevölkerung spielt dabei eine entscheidende Rolle. Wer sind die zornigen weißen Amerikaner, die ihren "Way of Life" so gefährdet sehen, dass sie zum radikalen Widerstand gegen jeden bereit sind, der ihre Anschauungen nicht teilt? Woher rührt die Wut auf Frauenemanzipation und Immigranten, auf Farbige und Homosexuelle, auf die Gleichstellung der Geschlechter und generell auf "die im Weißen Haus"? Dieses Buch zeichnet das beklemmende Porträt einer vorrangig männlichen Bewegung, deren Angst vor dem eigenen Bedeutungsverlust, vor dem Verlust amerikanischer Männlichkeit und Dominanz nicht nur die kommenden Präsidentschaftswahlen bestimmen wird, sondern darüber hinaus auch die amerikanische Außenpolitik - also uns.

The Gendered Society Reader

Author: Amy Aronson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780190260378

Category: Gender identity

Page: 552

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In The Gendered Society Reader, Sixth Edition, coeditors Michael Kimmel and Amy Aronson pull together an array of dynamic voices--both male and female, classic and contemporary--to examine various interpretations of gender. These lively, in-depth readings explore gender discourse over a wide range of disciplines, focusing primarily on two central issues: difference and domination. Carefully balanced to reflect the diversity of its subject, this text addresses provocative and fundamental questions including: * How are males and females different? * What do these differences mean? * How to various cultures and religions interpret gender? * Why do societies continue to differentiate people on the basis of gender? * Why is it that almost every known society is based on male domination? Thoroughly updated with rich and timely material, the sixth edition is the perfect complement to Michael Kimmel's textbook, The Gendered Society, Sixth Edition (OUP, 2016).

The Gendered Society

Author: Michael Kimmel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190260316

Category: Equality

Page: 560

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The sixth edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences--his compelling and balanced study of gender includes both masculine and feminine perspectives. Kimmel makes three bold and persuasive statements about gender. First, he demonstrates that gender differences are often extremely exaggerated; in fact, he argues that men and women have much more in common than we think they do. Kimmel also challenges the pop psychologists who suggest that gender difference is the cause of inequality between the sexes; instead, he reveals that the reverse is true-gender inequality itself is the cause of the differences between men and women. Finally, he illustrates that gender is not merely an element of individual identity, but a socially constructed institutional phenomenon.

The Gendered Society and the Gendered Society Reader

Author: Michael S. Kimmel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195148077

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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This is a package of two of Oxford's popular textbooks: The Gendered Society and The Gendered Society Reader. The Gendered Society is a well-reasoned, authoritative, and keenly animated statement about gender relations today, written by one of the country's foremost thinkers on the subject. Kimmel's companion book, The Gendered Society Reader, provides students with a sense of different discourses on gender that have been produced by a wide range of disciplines. Packed together, these two texts are perfect for classroom use. They are informative and entertaining for scholars, students, and the general reader.

Marriage and Families

Reflections of a Gendered Society

Author: Kenneth C. W. Kammeyer,Constance L. Shehan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205264483

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 512

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Marriages and Families

Reflections of a Gendered Society

Author: Constance L. Shehan

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 484

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Gender of Desire, The

Essays on Male Sexuality

Author: Michael S. Kimmel

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791483886

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Articles and essays on the construction of male sexuality by a pioneer in the field of masculinity studies.

The Gender of the Gift

Problems with Women and Problems with Society in Melanesia

Author: Marilyn Strathern

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520910713

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

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In the most original and ambitious synthesis yet undertaken in Melanesian scholarship, Marilyn Strathern argues that gender relations have been a particular casualty of unexamined assumptions held by Western anthropologists and feminist scholars alike. The book treats with equal seriousness—and with equal good humor—the insights of Western social science, feminist politics, and ethnographic reporting, in order to rethink the representation of Melanesian social and cultural life. This makes The Gender of the Gift one of the most sustained critiques of cross-cultural comparison that anthropology has seen, and one of its most spirited vindications.

Gender, Society and Print Culture in Late-Stuart England

The Cultural World of the Athenian Mercury

Author: Helen Berry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351934392

Category: History

Page: 280

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Focusing on a largely unknown type of popular print culture that developed in the late 1600s-the coffee house periodical-Helen Berry here offers new evidence that the politics of gender, far from being a marginal or frivolous topic, was an issue of general interest and wide-spread concern to the early modern reader. Berry's study provides the first full length analysis of John Dunton's Athenian Mercury (1691-97), an influential specimen of the coffee-house periodical genre, as well as the original question-and-answer publication which addressed both men's and women's issues in one journal. As the chapter headings in this book indicate, the topics addressed in the "agony column" of the Athenian Mercury-for example, the body, courtship, and sex-are of enduring interest across the centuries. Berry's study of this periodical provides new insights into the gendered ideas and debates that circulated among middling sorts in early modern England. An historical survey of the social effects of mass communication in the early modern period, this volume makes an important contribution to the ongoing study of how gendered ideas and values were communicated culturally, particularly beyond the milieu of elite groups such as the nobility and gentry. It argues that the mass media was from its infancy an important means of communicating powerful messages about gender norms, particularly among the middling sorts. The study will appeal not only to historians, women and gender studies scholars and literature scholars, but also to scholars of publishing history.

The Gender Trap

Parents and the Pitfalls of Raising Boys and Girls

Author: Emily W. Kane

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814771440

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 1887

From the selection of toys, clothes, and activities to styles of play and emotional expression, the family is ground zero for where children learn about gender. Despite recent awareness that girls are not too fragile to play sports and that boys can benefit from learning to cook, we still find ourselves surrounded by limited gender expectations and persistent gender inequalities. Through the lively and engaging stories of parents from a wide range of backgrounds, The Gender Trap provides a detailed account of how today’s parents understand, enforce, and resist the gendering of their children. Emily Kane shows how most parents make efforts to loosen gendered constraints for their children, while also engaging in a variety of behaviors that reproduce traditionally gendered childhoods, ultimately arguing that conventional gender expectations are deeply entrenched and that there is great tension in attempting to undo them while letting 'boys be boys' and 'girls be girls.' Instructor's Guide

Gender, culture, and power

challenging New Zealand's gendered culture

Author: Bev James,Kay Saville-Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 120

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This is a further title in the series Critical Issues in New Zealand Society. Sex, race, and class are the major lines of exclusion and exploitation in New Zealand society. But how do they relate together? Why do they persist? In this book, the authors explore the notion that New Zealand is a 'gendered culture', a culture in which the structures of masculinity and femininity are central to the formation of society as a whole. However, they argue that the oppression of women should not be seen as the most fundamental dynamic of our society. Sex inequalities are not more important than other inequalities, nor should political action be concentrated solely on the struggle between the sexes. Rather, they argue that the gendered culture should be challenged because it enables the hierarchies of sex, race, and class to be maintained. Gender, Culture, and Power has been written for tertiary students as an introduction to gender and inequalities. However, its lively and accessible style and challenging analysis make it essential reading for all those interested in the relations between the sexes, the position of women, and the current direction of New Zealand society. This new edition contains updated statistics, and analyses the impacts on the gendered society of New Zealand's shift to a more market-driven society.

The Gendered Motorcycle

Representations in Society, Media and Popular Culture

Author: Esperanza Miyake

Publisher: I. B. Tauris

ISBN: 9781788313544

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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What happens to gender at 120mph? Are Harley-Davidsons more masculine than Yamahas? The Gendered Motorcycle answers such questions through a critical examination of motorcycles in film, advertising and television. Whilst bikers and biker cultures have been explored previously, the motorcycle itself has remained largely under-theorised, especially in relation to gender. Esperanza Miyake reveals how representations of motorcycles can produce different gendered bodies, identities, spaces and practices. This interdisciplinary book offers new and critical ways to think about gender and motorcycles, and will interest scholars and students of gender, technology and visual cultures, as well as motorcycle industry practitioners and motorcycle enthusiasts.

The Gendered Score

Music in 1940s Melodrama and the Woman's Film

Author: Heather Laing

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754651000

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 196

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Heather Laing examines, for the first time, the issues of gender and emotion that underpin the classical style of film scoring, but that have until now remained unquestioned and untheorized, thus providing a benchmark for thinking on more recent and alternative styles of scoring. Case studies of specific films provide textual and musical analyses, and the genres of melodrama and the woman's film have been chosen as representative not only of the epitome of the Hollywood scoring style, but also of the narrative association of women, emotion and music. Laing leads to the conclusion that music functions as more than merely a signifier of emotion. Rather, it takes a crucial role in both indicating and determining how emotion is actually understood as part of the construction of gender and its representation in film.

Gendered Moods

Psychotropics and Society

Author: Elizabeth Ettorre,Elianne Riska

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134891482

Category: Medical

Page: 187

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Tranquillisers are prescribed to almost twice as many women as men, yet very little gender-based research has been carried out on the social context of their use. Gendered Moods offers the first feminist analysis of the gendered character of psychotropic drug use, based on studies of long-term psychotropic drug users and the content of drug advertising. The authors argue that gender differences in psychotropic drug use are manifestations of the gendered construction of society as a whole, and that, as a result, women are particularly susceptible to being channelled into a state of dependency on prescribed drugs. Exploring current social scientific debates relating to drug users and providers, Gendered Moods also provides a critical review of previous research. It is a much needed introduction to a neglected area of study.

Women in the Crucible of Conquest

The Gendered Genesis of Spanish American Society, 1500-1600

Author: Karen Vieira Powers

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826335197

Category: History

Page: 230

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The evidence of women in the Americas is conspicuously absent from most historical syntheses of the Spanish invasion and early colonization of the New World. Karen Powers's ethnohistoric account is the first to focus on non-military incidents during this transformative period. As she shows, native women's lives were changed dramatically. Women in the Crucible of Conquestuncovers the activities and experiences of women, shows how the intersection of gender, race, and class shaped their lives, and reveals the sometimes hidden ways they were integrated into social institutions. Powers's premise is that women were demoted in status across race and class and that some women resisted this trend. She describes the ways women made spaces for themselves in colonial society, in the economy, and in convents as well as other religious arenas, such as witchcraft. She shows how violence and intimidation were used to control women and writes about the place of sexual relations, especially miscegenation, in the forging of colonial social and economic structures. From Karen Vieira Powers's Introduction: "During the colonization process, indigenous women suffered, perhaps, the most precipitous decline in status of any group of colonial women. For this reason, and because they were numerically superior to all other women, I have chosen to make them the heart of this book. Nevertheless, the work also treats Spanish women, racially mixed women (mestizas, mulattas, zambas, etc.), and African women."

Educating the Gendered Citizen

Sociological Engagements with National and Global Political Agendas

Author: Madeleine Arnot

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415408059

Category: Education

Page: 260

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Focusing on the relationship between gender, education and citizenship, leading author, Madeleine Arnot explores, from a feminist perspective, how the concept of citizenship has been used in relation to gender, and how young people are being prepared for male and female forms of citizenship.

The Gender of Democracy

Citizenship and Gendered Subjectivity

Author: Maro Pantelidou Maloutas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134177275

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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As developments in the European Union and elsewhere make the re-examination of citizenship a pressing issue, this book reflects on the persisting "masculine" character of contemporary democracy and the measures taken in the EU to combat it. Combining a theoretical approach with a specific critique of EU gender policy, The Gender of Democracy argues that substantial democracy as a social project cannot co-exist with the existing system of gender relations ,which are inherently dichotomous and thus demarcate social categories of superior and inferior status. Drawing on utopian thought, Maro Pantelidou Maloutas proposes a re-examination of the notion of the gendered subject and a revision of the dominant perceptions of the relations between sex, sexuality and gender. The book contains a critique of specific EU gender policies and shows how in seeking to do away with gender inequality, simply formulating policies that are pro-women is not enough. In order to approach democracy’s emancipatory component, far-reaching policies which deconstruct rather than modernize gender relations are needed.