The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities (5th Revised edition)

The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities (5th Revised edition)

By: Joan Z. Spade (editor), Catherine G. Valentine (editor)Paperback

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Undergraduate and postgraduate students of gender and sexuality across the social sciences.

About Author

Joan Z. Spade is Professor Emerita of sociology at The College at Brockport, State University of New York. She received her PhD from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York; her MA from the University of Rochester; and her BA from the State University of New York at Geneseo. In addition to courses on gender, Joan taught courses on education, family, research methods, and statistics. She published articles on rape culture in college fraternities and on work and family, including women's and men's orientations toward work. She has also coedited two books on education and published articles on education, including research on tracking, and gender and education. Joan was active in Sociologists for Women in Society, Eastern Sociological Society, and the American Sociological Association. In addition to visiting children and grandchildren with her significant other, she enjoys RVing, music and the arts, travel, and being outdoors. Catherine (Kay) G. Valentine is Professor Emerita of sociology at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. She received her PhD from Syracuse University and her BA from the State University of New York at Albany. Kay taught a wide range of courses, such as sociology of gender, senior seminar in sociology, sociology of bodies and emotions, sociology of consumerism, and human sexuality. Her publications include articles on teaching sociology, on women's bodies and emotions, on gender and qualitative research, and on the sociology of art museums. Kay is coeditor of Letting Go: Feminist and Social Justice Insight and Activism (Vanderbilt University Press, 2015). She is the founding director of women's studies at Nazareth College and a longtime member of Sociologists for Women in Society and the American Sociological Association. She has also served as president of the New York State Sociological Association. Kay and her life partner, Paul J. Burgett, University of Rochester vice president and professor of music, are devotees of the arts and world travel.


Introduction - Joan Z. Spade and Catherine G. Valentine PART I: PRISMS CHAPTER 1: THE PRISM OF GENDER - Catherine G. Valentine Reading 1. Gender as a Social Structure: Theory Wrestling with Activism - Barbara J. Risman Reading 2. What It Means to Be Gendered Me - Betsy Lucal Reading 3. Reflecting on Intersex: 25 Years of Activism, Mobilization, and Change - Georgiann Davis and Sharon Preves Reading 4. The Trouble with Testosterone - Robert M. Sapolsky Reading 5. "I Don't Like Passing as a Straight Woman": Queer Negotiations of Identity and Social Group Membership - Carla A. Pfeffer Reading 6. Multiple Genders Among Native Americans - Serena Nanda CHAPTER 2: THE INTERACTION OF GENDER WITH OTHER SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED PRISMS - Joan Z. Spade Reading 7. Intersectionality: A Transformative Paradigm in Feminist Theory and Social Justice - Bonnie Thornton Dill and Marla H. Kohlman Reading 8. "I Was Aggressive for the Streets, Pretty for the Pictures": Gender, Difference, and the Inner-City Girl - Nikki Jones Reading 9. Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: "Doing" Gender Across Cultural Worlds - Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson Reading 10. Intersectionality in a Transnational World - Bandana Purkayastha CHAPTER 3: GENDER AND THE PRISM OF CULTURE - Catherine G. Valentine Reading 11. "It's Only a Penis": Rape, Feminism, and Difference - Christine Helliwell Reading 12. Conceptualizing Thai Genderscapes: Transformation and Continuity in the Thai Sex/Gender System - Dredge Byung'chu Kang Reading 13. Nocturnal Queers: Rent Boys' Masculinity in Istanbul - Cenk OEzbay Reading 14. Accra Turns Lives Around: Female Migrant Traders and Their Empowerment Experiences in Accra, Ghana - Charlotte Wrigley-Asante Reading 15. Gender and Power - Maria Alexandra Lepowsky PART II: PATTERNS CHAPTER 4: LEARNING AND DOING GENDER - Joan Z. Spade Reading 16. The Gender Binary Meets the Gender Variant Child: Parents' Negotiations with Childhood Gender Variance - Elizabeth P. Rahilly Reading 17. Athletes in the Pool, Girls and Boys on Deck: The Contextual Construction of Gender in Coed Youth Swimming - Michela Musto Reading 18. Gender in Twentieth-Century Children's Books: Patterns of Disparity in Titles and Central Characters - Janice McCabe, Emily Fairchild, Liz Grauerholz, Bernice A. Pescosolido, and Daniel Tope Reading 19. What Gender Is Science? - Maria Charles Reading 20. "Barbie Dolls" on the Pitch: Identity Work, Defensive Othering, and Inequality in Women's Rugby - Matthew B. Ezzell CHAPTER 5: BUYING AND SELLING GENDER - Catherine G. Valentine Reading 21. The Pink Dragon Is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers - Adie Nelson Reading 22. Performing Third World Poverty: Racialized Femininities in Sex Work - Kimberly Hoang Reading 23. Firming the Floppy Penis: Age, Class, and Gender Relations in the Lives of Old Men - Toni Calasanti and Neal King Reading 24. #RETHINKPINK: Moving Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness - Gayle Sulik Reading 25. "We Wear No Pants": Selling the Crisis of Masculinity in the 2010 Super Bowl Commercials - Kyle Green and Madison Van Oort CHAPTER 6: TRACING GENDER'S MARK ON BODIES, SEXUALITIES, AND EMOTIONS - Catherine G. Valentine Reading 26. Embodied Inequality: The Experience of Domestic Work in Urban Ecuador - Erynn Masi De Casanova Reading 27. Individual Bodies, Collective State Interests: The Case of Israeli Combat Soldiers - Orna Sasson-Levy Reading 28. Equal Opportunity Objectification? The Sexualization of Men and Women on the Cover of Rolling Stone - Erin Hatton and Mary Nell Trautner Reading 29. "Freedom to" and "Freedom from": A New Vision for Sex-Positive Politics - Breanne Fahs Reading 30. "Malu": Coloring Shame and Shaming the Color of Beauty in Transnational Indonesia - L. Ayu Saraswati CHAPTER 7: GENDER AT WORK - Joan Z. Spade Reading 31. Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations - Joan Acker Reading 32. Gendered Organizations in the New Economy - Christine L. Williams, Chandra Muller, and Kristine Kilanski Reading 33. Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men's Experiences With Women's Work - Adia Harvey Wingfield Reading 34. Hard Drives and Glass Ceilings: Gender Stratification in High-Tech Production - Steven C. McKay Reading 35. (Un)Changing Institutions: Work, Family, and Gender in the New Economy - Amy S. Wharton Reading 36. Preparing for Parenthood: Gender, Aspirations, and the Reproduction of Labor Market Inequality - Brooke Conroy Bass CHAPTER 8: GENDER IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS - Joan Z. Spade Reading 37. Negotiating Courtship: Reconciling Egalitarian Ideals with Traditional Gender Norms - Ellen Lamont Reading 38. When Dad Stays Home Too: Paternity Leave, Gender and Parenting - Erin M. Rehel Reading 39. Mothers, Fathers, and "Mathers": Negotiating a Lesbian Co-parental Identity - Irene Padavic and Jonniann Butterfield Reading 40. Fathering, Class, and Gender: A Comparison of Physicians and Emergency Medical Technicians - Carla Shows and Naomi Gerstel Reading 41. Her Support, His Support: Money, Masculinity, and Marital Infidelity - Christin L. Munsch CHAPTER 9: ENFORCING GENDER - Joan Z. Spade Reading 42. Gendered Sexuality in Young Adulthood: Double Binds and Flawed Options - Laura Hamilton and Elizabeth A. Armstrong Reading 43. Separating the Men From the Moms: The Making of Adult Gender Segregation in Youth Sports - Michael A. Messner and Suzel Bozada-Deas Reading 44. Gendered Homophobia and the Contradictions of Workplace Discrimination for Women in the Building Trades - Amy M. Denissen and Abigail C. Saguy Reading 45. Ritual Violence in a Two-Car Garage - Scott Melzer PART III: POSSIBILITIES CHAPTER 10: NOTHING IS FOREVER - Catherine G. Valentine Reading 46. Roundtable: Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice - Laura Briggs, Faye Ginsburg, Elena R. Gutierrez, Rosalind Petchesky, Rayna Rapp, Andrea Smith, and Chikako Takeshita Reading 47. #FemFuture: Online Revolution - Courtney E. Martin and Vanessa Valenti Reading 48. Building on "the Edge of Each Other's Battles": A Feminist of Color Multidimensional Lens - The Santa Cruz Feminist of Color Collective Reading 49. Native American Feminism, Sovereignty, and Social Change - Andrea Smith Reading 50. Change Among the Gatekeepers: Men, Masculinities, and Gender Equality in the Global Arena - R. W. Connell Epilogue: Possibilities About the Editors

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  • ISBN13: 9781483379487
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 688
  • ID: 9781483379487
  • weight: 990
  • ISBN10: 1483379485
  • edition: 5th Revised edition

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