The Gendered Society Reader

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/1/2016
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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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).

Author Biography

Michael Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, The State University of New York.

Amy Aronson is Professor of Media Studies at Fordham University.

Table of Contents

* An asterisk indicates new to the Sixth Edition

Introduction, Amy Aronson and Michael Kimmel

Part 1. Anatomy and Destiny: Biological Arguments about Gender Difference
* Where Does Gender Come From?, Anne Fausto-Sterling
Caveman Masculinity: Finding Manhood in Evolutionary Science, Martha McCaughey
* The Truth about Boys and Girls, Lise Eliot
Testosterone Rules, Robert M. Sapolsky

Part 2. Cultural Constructions of Gender
Men as Women and Women as Men: Disrupting Gender, Judith Lorber
Coming of Age and Coming Out Ceremonies Across Cultures, Gilbert Herdt
* Is Female Genital Mutilation an Islamic Problem?, Thomas von der Osten-Sacken and Thomas Uwer

Part 3. The Psychology of Sex Roles
The Gender Similarities Hypothesis, Janet Shibley Hyde
"Dude, You're a Fag": Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse, C. J. Pascoe
* Pink Frilly Dresses and the Avoidance of All Things "Girly": Children's Appearance Rigidity and Cognitive Theories of Gender Development, May Ling Halim, Kristina M. Zosuls, Diane N. Ruble, Catherine S. Tamis-LeMonda, Leah E. Lurye, and Faith K. Greulich
* Overdoing Gender: A Test of the Masculine Overcompensation Thesis, Robb Willer, Christabel L. Rogalin, Bridget Conlon, and Michael T. Wojnowicz

Part 4. The Social Construction of Gender Relations
* Men and Women are from Earth, Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers
Doing Gender, Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman
* Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics, and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System, Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt

Part 5. The Gendered Family
At-Home Fathers and Breadwinning Mothers: Variations in Constructing Work and Family Lives, Caryn E. Medved and William K. Rawlins
* Falling Back on Plan B: The Children of the Gender Revolution Face Uncharted Territory, Kathleen Gerson
* Good Gay Females and Babies' Daddies: Black Lesbian Community Norms and the Acceptability of Pregnancy, Sarah J. Reed, Robin Lin Miller, Maria T. Valenti, and Tina M. Timm

Part 6. The Gendered Classroom
"Spice Girls," "Nice Girls," "Girlies," and "Tomboys": Gender Discourses, Girls' Cultures and Femininities in the Primary Classroom, Diane Reay
Policing Masculinities: Investigating the Role of Homophobia and Heteronormativity in the Lives of Adolescent School Boys, Wayne Martino

Part 7. The Gender of Religion
* Help or Hindrance? Religion's Impact on Gender Inequality in Attitudes and Outcomes, Stephanie Seguino
* Veiled Submission: Gender, Power, and Identity among Evangelical and Muslim Women in the United States, John P. Bartkowski and Jen'nan Ghazal Read
"That's What a Man is Supposed to Do": Compensatory Manhood Acts in an LGBT Christian Church, J. Edward Sumerau

Part 8. The Gendered Workplace
The Gender Revolution: Uneven and Stalled, Paula England
Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men's Experiences with Women's Work, Adia Harvey Wingfield
* Rethink What you "Know" About High-Achieving Women, Robin J. Ely, Pamela Stone, and Colleen Ammerman
* Unmasking Manly Men, Robin J. Ely and Debra Meyerson

Part 9. The Gender of Politics and the Politics of Gender
* Life Satisfaction Across Nations: The Effects of Women's Political Status and Public Priorities, Richard York and Shannon Elizabeth Bell
* Who Takes the Floor and Why: Gender, Power, and Volubility in Organizations, Victoria L. Brescoll

Part 10. The Gendered Media
* From Damsels in Distress to Sexy Superheroes: How the Portrayal of Sexism in Video Game Magazines Has Changed in the Last Twenty Years, Alicia Summers and Monica K. Miller
* Own It! Constructions of Masculinity and Heterosexuality on Reality Makeover Television, Alexander K. Davis, Laura E. Rogers, and Bethany Bryson
* Performing Gender on YouTube: How Jenna Marbles Negotiates a Hostile Online Environment, Lindsey Wotanis and Laurie McMillan

Part 11. Gendered Intimacies
Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: The Power and Meaning of "Girl Watching", Beth A. Quinn
* Affairs of the Heart: Qualities of Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Sexual Behavior, Peggy C. Giordano, Wendy D. Manning, and Monica A. Longmore
* Gender Rules: Same- and Cross-Gender Friendship Norms, Diane Felmlee, Elizabeth Sweet, and H. Colleen Sinclair
* Transgender Friendship Experiences: Benefits and Barriers of Friendships Across Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation, M. Paz Galupo, L. Andrew Bauerband, Kirsten A. Gonzalez, D. Brienne Hagen, Shandelle D. Hether, and Tiana E. Krum

Part 12. The Gendered Body
* The Unequal Weight of Discrimination: Gender, Body Size, and Income Inequality, Katherine Mason
* "Do It for All Your Pubic Hairs!": Latino Boys, Masculinity, and Puberty, Richard Mora
* The Gender of Desire: The Sexual Fantasies of Women and Men, Michael S. Kimmel and Rebecca F. Plante
Beards, Breasts, and Bodies: Doing Sex in a Gendered World, Raine Dozier
* That's Just How It Is: A Gendered Analysis of Masculinity and Femininity Ideologies in Adolescent Girls' and Boys' Heterosexual Relationships, Deborah Tolman, Brian R. Davis, and Christin P. Bowman

Part 13. The Gender of Violence
Good Guys with Guns: Hegemonic Masculinity and Concealed Handguns, Angela Stroud
* When the Rapist Doesn't See It as Rape, Nicholas Kristof
* An Intersectional Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) People's Evaluations of Anti-Queer Violence, Doug Meyer

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