The Kaleidoscope of Gender; Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities

  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-17
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc
  • Purchase Benefits
  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $84.00


A unique text/reader that explores the elusive, evolving construct of gender through the metaphor of a kaleidoscope Accessible, timely, and stimulating, the Third Edition provides a comprehensive analysis of the key ideas, theories, and applications in the field viewed through the metaphor of a kaleidoscope. Focusing on contemporary contributions to the field while incorporating classical and theoretical arguments, this collection of creative articles by top scholars explains how the complex, evolving pattern of gender studies is constructed interpersonally, institutionally, and culturally. Key features Updated introductions to each chapter and each reading provide an overview of the pertinent theoretical and thematic issues addressed. Articles by top scholars in the field challenge students to question how gender shapes their daily lives. A unifying theme using the kaleidoscope as a metaphor provides students with a valuable analytic tool for understanding the significance of gender in our society. Questions to consider at the beginning of each chapter help students focus on key points as they read.

Table of Contents

The Prism of Gender
Gender as a Social Structure: Theory Wrestling With Action
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 Feminities: ?Doing? Gender Across Cultural Worlds
The Complexity of Intersectionality
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
We?re There and Queer: Homonormative Mobility and Lived Experience Among Gay Expatriates in Manila
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 Home
My Life as a Man
"Barbie Dolls" on the Pitch: Identity Work, Defensive Othering, and Inequality in Women's Rugby
Buying and Selling Gender
The Pink Dragon Is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers
Yearning for Lightness: Transnational Circuits in the Marketing and Consumption of Skin Lighteners
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
Individual Bodies, Collective State Interests: The Case of Israeli Combat Soldiers
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: Gender Inequality on Wall Street
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
Black Intimacies: Love, Sex, and Relationships--The Pursuit of Intimacy
Complexity of Father Involvement in Low-Income Mexican American Families
Opting Into Motherhood: Lesbians Blurring the Boundaries and Transforming the Meaning of Parenthood and Kinship
Fathering, Class, and Gender: A Comparison of Physicians and Emergency Medical Technicians
Enforcing Gender
Sexual Assault on Campus: A Multilevel Integrative Approach to Party Rape
Separating the Men From the Moms: The Making of Adult Gender Segregation in Youth Sports
Gendering Violence: Masculinity and Power in Men?s Accounts of Domestic Violence
Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: The Power and Meaning of "Girl Watching
Nothing Is Forever
The Messy Relationship Between Feminisms and Globalizations
Native American Feminism, Sovereignty, and Social Change
Change Among the Gatekeepers: Men, Masculinities, and Gender Equality in the Global Arena
Unraveling the Gender Knot
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

Rewards Program

Write a Review