Gender Through The Prism Of Difference

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-03-10
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The third edition of 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 book features many articles based on research done elsewhere throughout the world. The editors open this wide-ranging collection with a provocative analytical introduction that sets the stage for understanding gender as a socially constructed experience. Featuring mostly new readings, the book covers timely subjects--such as gender and popular culture, Islam, and men and war--to help students make a connection between the issues raised in the book and current events. It also addresses a number of compelling topics, including the effects of globalization on notions of masculinity, the difficulties faced by Muslim women living in post-9/11 America, and the perceptions of "blackness" worldwide. Guiding students through the complex realities of today's gender relationships, Gender Through the Prism of Difference is ideal for undergraduate or graduate courses in the sociology of gender; women's studies; gender roles; the sociology of women; women in society; race, class, and gender; feminist theory; and social inequality.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Sex and Gender Through the Prism of Difference
Perspectives on Sex, Gender, and Difference
The Five Sexes, Revisited
Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism
Bargaining with Patriarchy
Masculinities and Globalization
Global Woman
Antiglobalization Pedagogies and Feminism
BodiesControl and Resistance
Beauty Myths and Realities and Their Impact on Women''s Health
It''s a Big Fat Revolution
Strong and Large Black Women? Exploring Relationships Between Deviant Womanhood and Weight
To Veil or Not to Veil? A Case Study of Identity Negotiation Among Muslim Women in Austin, Texas
Doing Time, Doing Masculinity: Sports in Prison
What it Means to be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender SystemViolence
Immigrant Women and Domestic Violence: Common Experiences in Different Countries
Acid Violence and Medical Care Bangladesh: Women''s Activism as Carework
Nationalism, War, and Archaization of Gender Relations in the Balkans
Gender, Class, and Terrorism
SexualitiesSexual Relations, Intimacy, Power
"I couldn''t ever picture myself having sex...": Gender Differences in Sex and Sexual Subjectivity
Male Discretion and Sexual Indiscretion in Working Class Mexico City
Because She Looks Like a Child
The Sex Tourist, The Expatriate, His Ex-Wife, and her "Other": The Politics of Loss, Difference, and DesireSexuality and Identity
The Globalization of Sexual Identities
Becoming 100% Straight
"Americans Have a Different Attitude": Family, Sexuality, and Gender in Filipina American Lives
Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference
The Rights and Wrongs of Identity Politics and Sexual Identities
Chappals and Gym Shorts: An Indian Muslim Woman in the Land of Oz
Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: "Doing" Gender Across Cultural Worlds
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
FamiliesMotherhood, Fatherhood
The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mother-Daughter Relationships
Revision and Resistance: The Politics of Native Women''s Motherwork
"I''m Here but I''m There": The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood
"The Worms are Weak": Male Infertility and Patriarchal Paradoxes in EgyptWork and Families
Maid or Madam? Filipina Migrant Workers and the Continuity of Domestic Labor
Delicate Transactions: Gender, Home, and Employment Among Hispanic Women
Moving Up with Kin and Community: Upward Social Mobility for Black and White Women
What Do Low-Income Single Mothers Say About Marriage?VI. Constructing Gender in the Workplace
Gendering the Market: Temporality, Work, and Gender on a National Futures Exchange
Boundary Lines: Labeling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants
"Their Logic Against Them": Contradictions in Sex, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley
Go Away...But Stay Close Enough
Education and Schools
Naughty by Nature
How Working-Class Chicas Get Working-Class Lives
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