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'úI have found Spade and Valentine's Kaleidoscope of Gender to be the most effective reader that I have used in my undergraduate Sociology of Gender class, and I was delighted to see what promises to be an even better second edition that recently arrived.'Ě -Linda Grant, University of Georgia 'úIn a substantial theoretical introduction, Spade and Valentine move their discussion forward by introducing their kaleidoscope metaphor which is comprised of the 'úprisms'Ě of culture'¶that intersect to produce patterns of difference and systems of privilege. Because it captures the fluidity and uniqueness of the intricate patterns, the kaleidoscope is a valuable analytical tool. Though it enters a terrain already littered with terminology, this 'úprismatic'Ě understanding of gender has great potential for transforming current conceptualizations.'Ě -Jennifer Keys, North Central College Examining the elusive, evolving construct of gender in a unique text/ reader format An accessible, timely, and stimulating introduction to the sociology of gender, The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities, Second Edition , provides a comprehensive analysis of key ideas, theories, and applications in this field as viewed through the metaphor of a kaleidoscope. This collection of creative articles by top scholars explains how the complex, evolving pattern of gender is constructed interpersonally, institutionally, and culturally and challenges students to question how gender shapes their daily lives. Like the prior edition, the Second Edition maintains a focus on contemporary contributions to the field while incorporating classical and theoretical arguments to provide a broad framework. Integrating a cross-cultural focus and intersectional inquiry, this unique text/reader vividly illustrates that gender is a malleable continuum of prisms, patterns, and possibilities. New to the Second Edition + 27 new readings, including interdisciplinary research articles as well as articles from the popular media, complement the 23 readings retained from the prior edition ¬∑ Updated extensive introductions to each chapter provide a helpful framework for the readings to follow and include the most recent statistics, new concepts, and references ¬∑ Increased emphasis on readings about social movements for equality (Chapter 10), a sharper focus on work (7), and new readings on domestic violence such as an article on rape on college campuses (8) ¬∑ An even greater emphasis on intersectional analysis and a deeper understanding of masculinities Instructor's Resources on CD-ROM : Available to qualified instructors (contact email@example.com), the CD includes ideas for class exercises, video suggestions, assignments, and more. Intended Audience This text/ reader is ideal for undergraduate courses such as the Sociology of Sex and Gender, Gender and Sexuality, Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality; and related courses in departments of sociology, women's studies, and gender studies.
Table of Contents
|The Prism Of Gender|
|Gender as a Social Structure|
|What it Means to be Gendered Me|
|Beyond Pink and Blue|
|The Trouble with Testosterone|
|Multiple Genders among North American Indians|
|The Interaction Of Gender With Other Socially Constructed Prisms|
|Inequality on the Shopping Floor|
|Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection|
|Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: "Doing" Gender across Cultural Worlds|
|"Not all Differences are Created Equal:" Multiple Jeopardy in a Gendered Organization|
|Gender And The Prism Of Culture|
|"It's Only a Penis": Rape, Feminism, and Difference|
|Female Circumcision: Muslim Identities and Zero Tolerance Policies in Rural West Java|
|Revisiting "Woman-Woman Marriage"|
|Reinventing Honorable Masculinity: Discourses from a Working-Class Indian Community|
|Gender and Power|
|Learning And Doing Gender|
|Playing in the Gender Transgression Zone: Race, Class, and Hegemonic Masculinity in Middle Childhood|
|"No Way My Boys are Going to be Like That!" Parents' Responses to Children's Gender Nonconformity|
|The Pervasiveness and Persistence of the Feminine Beauty Ideal in Children's Fairy Tales|
|Between a "Soft" and a "Hard" Place: Gender, Ethnicity, and Culture in the School and at Home|
|My Life as a Man|
|Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation|
|Buying And Selling Gender|
|The Pink Dragon is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers|
|The Anthropometry of Barbie: Unsettling Ideals of the Feminine Body in Popular Culture|
|Firming the Floppy Penis: Age, Class, and Gender Relations in the Lives of Old Men|
|Consuming Orientalism: Images of Asian/American Women in Multicultural Advertising|
|Is He Boyfriend Material? Representation of Males in Teenage Girls' Magazines|
|Tracing Gender's Mark On Bodies, Sexualities, And Emotions|
|Size 6: The Western Woman's Harem|
|Bear Bodies, Bear Masculinity: Recuperation, Resistance, or Retreat?|
|Doing Gender, Doing Class: The Performance of Sexuality in Exotic Dance Clubs|
|"If It's Not On, It's Not On" - Or Is It?|
|Gender and Emotion Management in the Stages of Edgework|
|Gender At Work|
|Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations|
|Selling Women Short on Wall Street: The Myth of Meritocracy|
|Emerging Theories of Care Work|
|Hard Drives and Glass Ceilings: Gender Stratification in High Tech Production|
|Mommies and Daddies on the Fast Track in Other Wealthy Nations|
|Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from Two Generations of Work and Family Change|
|Gender In Intimate Relationships|
|Thinking about Gender and Power in Marriage - V|
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