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Gender Through the Prism of Difference

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780205302253

ISBN10:
0205302254
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
7/21/1999
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

This engaging collection of readings presents a multifaceted view of contemporary gender relations. Using other inequalities such as race, class, and sexual orientation as a prism of difference, the readings present gender as it is situated in sexual, racial-ethnic, social class, physical abilities, age, and national citizenship contexts. In addition to articles about men, women, and sexual, and immigrant diversity, this reader also includes works on gender and globalization. The editors introduce this wide-ranging collection with a provocative analytical introduction that sets the stage for understanding gender as a socially constructed experience.Takes a sociological perspective on contemporary gender relations. Emphasizes the theme of difference or how other inequalities such as race, class, or age affect our gendered experiences. Presents a discussion of women's and men's issues. Includes articles on international and transnational factors in addition to the articles on U.S. gender relations.For anyone interested in Sociology of Gender, Women's Studies, Gender Roles, Sociology of Women, Women in Society, Race, Class, and Gender, Diversity, Feminist Theory, and Social Inequality.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction: Sex and Gender through the Prism of Difference 1(12)
Part One Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Difference 13(74)
Judith Lorber
1. "Believing Is Seeing: Biology as Ideology"
13(10)
Maxine Baca Zinn
Bonnie Thornton Dill
2. "Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism"
23(7)
Barrie Thorne
3. "Children and Gender: Constructions of Difference"
30(12)
Carol B. Stack
4. "Different Voices, Different Visions: Gender, Culture, and Moral Reasoning"
42(7)
R. W. Connell
5. "Masculinities and Globalization"
49(14)
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Michael A. Messner
6. "Gender Displays and Men's Power: The `New Man' and the Mexican Immigrant Man"
63(12)
Margaret L. Andersen
7. "Studying across Difference: Race, Class, and Gender in Qualitative Research"
75(12)
Part Two Bodies 87(68)
Embodiments of Control and Resistance
Jane Sprague Zones
8. "Beauty Myths and Realities and Their Impact on Women's Health"
87(17)
Nomy Lamm
9. "It's a Big Fat Revolution"
104(5)
Thomas J. Gerschick
Adam Stephen Miller
10. "Coming to Terms: Masculinity and Physical Disability"
109(14)
Debbie Nathan
11. "Abortion Stories on the Border"
123(3)
Violence
Jack C. Straton
12. "The Myth of the `Battered Husband Syndrome'"
126(3)
Beth E. Richie
Valli Kanuha
13. "Battered Women of Color in Public Health Care Systems: Racism, Sexism, and Violence"
129(9)
Nancy A. Matthews
14. "Surmounting a Legacy: The Expansion of Racial Diversity in a Local Anti-Rape Movement"
138(10)
Michael A. Messner
15. "When Bodies Are Weapons"
148(7)
Part Three Sexualities 155(80)
Sexual Relations, Intimacy, and Power
Deborah L. Tolman
16. "Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggles for/with Sexuality"
155(13)
Susan Bordo
17. "Pills and Power Tools"
168(3)
Matthew C. Gutmann
18. "Male Discretion and Sexual Indiscretion in Working Class Mexico City"
171(17)
Cynthia Enloe
19. "It Takes More Than Two: The Prostitute, the Soldier, the State, and the Entrepreneur"
188(12)
Sexuality and Identity
Marilyn Frye
20. "Lesbian `Sex'"
200(5)
Michael A. Messner
21. "Becoming 100% Straight"
205(6)
Arlene Stein
22. "Seventies Questions for Nineties Women"
211(11)
Yen Le Espiritu
23. "`Americans Have a Different Attitude': Family, Sexuality, and Gender in Filipina American Lives"
222(13)
Part Four Identities 235(26)
Slavenka Drakulic
24. "A Letter from the United States: The Critical Theory Approach"
235(4)
Michael S. Kimmel
25. "Judaism, Masculinity, and Feminism"
239(3)
Anastasia Higginbotham
26. "Chicks Goin' at It"
242(5)
Peggy McIntosh
27. "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
247(4)
Manning Marable
28. "The Black Male: Searching beyond Stereotypes"
251(10)
Part Five Families 261(96)
Constructing Motherhood and Fatherhood
Nancy Scheper-Hughes
29. "(M)Other Love: Culture, Scarcity, and Maternal Thinking"
261(7)
Patricia Hill Collins
30. "The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mother-Daughter Relationships"
268(11)
Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
Ernestine Avila
31. "`I'm Here, but I'm There': The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood"
279(16)
Judith K. Witherow
32. "Native American Mother"
295(3)
Ralph LaRossa
33. "Fatherhood and Social Change"
298(12)
Work and Families
David D. Gilmore
34. "Men and Women in Southern Spain: `Domestic Power' Revisited"
310(11)
M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly
35. "Delicate Transactions: Gender, Home, and Employment among Hispanic Women
321(10)
Nazli Kibria
36. "Culture, Social Class, and Income Control in the Lives of Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh"
331(15)
Elizabeth Higginbotham
Lynn Weber
37. "Moving Up with Kin and Community: Upward Social Mobility for Black and White Women"
346(11)
Part Six Constructing Gender in the Workplace 357(74)
Rosemary Pringle
38. "Male Secretaries"
357(15)
Patti A. Giuffre
Christine L. Williams
39. "Boundary Lines: Labeling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants"
372(16)
Karen J. Hossfeld
40. "`Their Logic against Them': Contradictions in Sex, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley"
388(13)
Teresa Amott
41. "Shortchanged: Restructuring Women's Work"
401(8)
Laura L. Miller
42. "Not Just Weapons of the Weak: Gender Harassment as a Form of Protest for Army Men"
409(22)
Part Seven Popular Culture 431(30)
Catherine A. Lutz
Jane L. Collins
43. "The Color of Sex: Postwar Photographic Histories of Race and Gender in National Geographic Magazine"
431(7)
Shari Lee Dworkin
Faye Linda Wachs
44. "`Disciplining the Body': HIV-Positive Male Athletes, Media Surveillance, and the Policing of Sexuality"
438(14)
Melissa Klein
45. "Duality and Redefinition: Young Feminism and the Alternative Music Community"
452(9)
Part Eight Change and Politics 461
Resistance and Social Movements
Mary Pardo
46. "Mexican American Women, Grassroots Community Activists: `Mothers of East Los Angeles'"
461(6)
Helen Icken Safa
47. "Women's Social Movements in Latin America"
467(11)
Tracy Bachrach Ehlers
48. "Debunking Marianismo: Economic Vulnerability and Survival Strategies among Guatemalan Wives"
478(12)
Mindy Stombler
Irene Padavic
49. "Sister Acts: Resisting Men's Domination in Black and White Fraternity Little Sister Programs"
490(13)
Visions of the Future
Audre Lorde
50. "Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference"
503(6)
Walter L. Williams
51. "Benefits for Nonhomophobic Societies: An Anthropological Perspective"
509(9)
bell hooks
Cornel West
52. "Breaking Bread"
518


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