Revisioning Gender (Gender Lens)

Revisioning Gender (Gender Lens)

By: Beth B. Hess (editor), Judith Lorber (editor), Myra Marx Ferree (editor)Paperback

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This comprehensive handbook attempts to summarize the state of gender studies not only by examining the crucial research of the past decade, but by encouraging thinking about how the questions central to studying gender have themselves changed. Building on the work started by the contributors to this volume's predecessor, (Analyzing Gender, Sage 1987), editors Myra Marx Ferree, Judith Lorber, and Beth B. Hess reflect on the advances of gender scholarship during the past decade with its emphasis on all levels of social structure from the most macro to the most individual.

About Author

Judith Lorber (born November 28, 1931) is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is a foundational theorist of social construction of gender difference and has more recently called for a de-gendering of the social world. Lorber was actively involved in Sociologists for Women in Society from the early 1970's. She developed and taught some of the first courses in the sociology of gender, women's studies, and feminist theory at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, where she was the first Coordinator of the Women's Studies Certificate Program in 1988-1991. She was Chair of the ASA Sex and Gender Section in 1992-93 and was awarded the Jessie Bernard Award in 1996 "in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society.


Part 1 I. Reconceptualizing Gender Chapter 2 1. The Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race: An Integrative Framework Chapter 3 2. Rewriting Class, Race, and Gender: Problems in Feminist Rethinking Chapter 4 3. Some Reflections on Gender and Politics Part 5 II. The Macrosocial Organization of Gender Chapter 6 4. Feminist Thinking About the Welfare State Chapter 7 5. Gender and the Global Economy Chapter 8 6. Gender, Work, Who Cares?! Production, Reproduction, Deindustrialization, and Business as Usual Part 9 III. Gender, Discourse, and Culture Chapter 10 7. "Woman" as Symbol and Women as Agents: Gendered Religious Discourses and Practices Chapter 11 8. Sex, Text, and Context: (In) Between Feminism and Cultural Studies Part 12 IV. Gender in Social Institutions Chapter 13 9. Moving Beyond Gender: Intersectionality and Scientific Knowledge Chapter 14 10. Gender and Sexuality in Organizations Chapter 15 11. Gender, Family Structure, and Social Structure: Racial Ethnic Families in the United States Chapter 16 12. Just Do...What? Sport, Bodies, Gender Part 17 V. Gendering the Person Chapter 18 13. Gender, Power Dynamics, and Social Interaction Chapter 19 14. Now You Can Choose! Issues in Parenting and Procreation Chapter 20 15. Embattled Terrain: Gender and Sexuality Chapter 21 16. Making Gendered People: Bodies, Identities, Sexualities

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  • ISBN13: 9780761906179
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 536
  • ID: 9780761906179
  • weight: 717
  • ISBN10: 0761906177

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