Gender Through the Prism of Difference

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/15/2015
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Gender Through the Prism of Difference adopts a global, transnational perspective on how race,
class, and sexual diversity are central to the study of sex and gender. In contrast with other books in
this area--which tend to focus on U.S. or European viewpoints--this wide-ranging anthology features
many articles based on research done elsewhere throughout the world. Now in its fifth edition,
the book opens with a revised and updated Introduction that sets the stage for understanding gender
as a socially constructed experience. Featuring twenty-eight new readings, this edition covers
compelling subjects like transgendered people, intersex issues, men and masculinity, sexual and
gender violence, disabilities, obesity, reproductive technologies, educational testing, aging and
ageism, and Occupy Wall Street.

Author Biography

Maxine Baca Zinn is Professor Emerita of Sociology at Michigan State University.

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is Professor and Associate Director of the Center for the Study of
Immigrant Integration at the University of Southern California.

Michael A. Messner is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California.

Amy M. Denissen is Associate Professor of Sociology at California State University-Northridge.

Table of Contents

* = New to this Edition

Introduction: Sex and Gender Through the Prism of Difference

1. Anne Fausto-Sterling, The Five Sexes, Revisited
*2. Lisa Wade, The New Science of Sex Difference
3. Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill, Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism
4. Raewyn Connell, Masculinities and Globalization
5. Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild, Global Woman
6. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Antiglobalization Pedagogies and Feminism

Control and Resistance
*7. Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt, Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System
8. Betsy Lucal, What It Means to Be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender System
*9. Abigail C. Saguy and Kjerstin Gruys, Morality and Health: News Media Constructions of Overweight and Eating Disorders
10. Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Yearning for Lightness: Transnational Circuits in the Marketing and Consumption of Skin Lighteners
11. Toni Calasanti, Kathleen F. Selvin, and Neil King, Ageism and Feminism: From "Et Cetera" to Center
*12. Cecilia Menjivar, A Framework for Examining Violence
*13. Victor Rios, The Consequences of the Criminal Justice Pipeline on Black and Latino Masculinity
*14. Heather R. Hlavka, Normalizing Sexual Violence: Young Women Account for Harassment and Abuse

Sexual Relations, Intimacy, Power
15. Rashawn Ray and Jason A. Rosow, Getting Off and Getting Intimate: How Normative Institutional Arrangements Structure Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches Toward Women
*16. Lorena Garcia, Handlin' Your Business: Sexual Respectability and Peers
*17. Rhacel Parrenas, The Migration of Entertainers to Japan
18. Julie O'Connell Davidson, The Sex Tourist, The Expatriate, His Ex-Wife, and Her "Other": The Politics of Loss, Difference, and Desire
Sexuality and Identity
*19. Valerie Jenness and Sarah Fenstermaker, Agnes Goes to Prison: Gender Authenticity, Transgender Inmates in Prisons for Men, and Pursuit of 'The Real Deal'
*20. Jane Ward, Dude-Sex: White Masculinities and 'Authentic' Heterosexuality Among Dudes Who Have Sex with Dudes
21. Yen Le Espiritu, "Americans Have a Different Attitude": Family, Sexuality, and Gender in Filipina American Lives
*22. Kirsty Liddiard, The Work of Disabled Identities in Intimate Relationships

*23. B. Deutsch, The Male Privilege Checklist
24. Audre Lorde, Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference
25. Jen'Nan Ghazal Read and John P. Bartkowski, To Veil or Not to Veil?: A Case Study of Identity Negotiation Among Muslim Women in Austin, Texas
*26. Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe, Hybrid Masculinities: New Directions in the Sociology of Men and Masculinities
*27. Sanyu A. Mojola, Providing Women, Kept Men: Doing Masculinity in the Wake of the African HIV/AIDS Pandemic

Motherhood, Fatherhood
28. Patricia Hill Collins, The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mother-Daughter Relationships
29. Lisa J. Udel, Revision and Resistance: The Politics of Native Women's Motherwork
30. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila, "I'm Here, but I'm There": The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood
*31. Tina Miller, Falling Back Into Gender?: Men's Narratives and Practices around First-Time Fatherhood
Work and Families
*32. Stephanie Coontz, Why Gender Equality Stalled
33. Michael A. Messner and Suzel Bozada-Deas, Separating the Men from the Moms: The Making of Adult Gender Segregation in Youth Sports
34. Elizabeth Higginbotham and Lynn Weber, Moving Up with Kin and Community: Upward Social Mobility for Black and White Women
35. Kathryn Edin, What Do Low-Income Single Mothers Say about Marriage?

*36. Christine Williams, The Glass Escalator, Revisited: Gender Inequality in Neoliberal Times
*37. Amy Denissen and Abigail C. Saguy, Gendered Homophobia and the Contradictions of Workplace Discrimination
*38. Adia Harvey Wingfield, The Modern Mammy and the Angry Black Man: African American Professionals' Experiences with Gendered Racism in the Workplace
*39. Miliann Kang, "'I Just Put Koreans and Nails Together'; Nail Spas and the Model Minority" in The Managed Hand: Race, Gender, and the Body in Beauty Service Work

*40. Gilda L. Ochoa, "Framing the "Gap": Dominant Discourses of Achievement in Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap
41. Ann Arnett Ferguson, Naughty by Nature
42. Julie Bettie, Girls, Race, and Identity: Border Work Between Classes

43. Susan Jane Gilman, Klaus Barbie, and Other Dolls I'd Like to See
44. Emily Rutherford, Choose One
*45. Michael Kimmel, Manufacturing Rage: The Cultural Construction of Aggrieved Entitlement
*46. Kristen Myers, Anti-feminist Messages in American Television Programming for Young Girls

47. Thomas Rogers, We're All Intersex
*48. Delhi Declaration and Call to Action
49. Kevin Powell, Confessions of a Recovering Misogynist
50. Jodie Michelle Lawston, We're All Sisters: Bridging and Legitimacy in the Women's Antiprison Movement
*51. Dorothy Roberts and Sujatha Jesudason, Movement Intersectionality: The Case of Race, Gender, Disability, and Genetic Technologies
*52. Manissa McCleave Maharawal, So Real It Hurts: Notes on Occupy Wall Street


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