The Gendered Society
Oxford University Press, 2007 - 406 pages
Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael S. Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences--his compelling and balanced study of gender
includes both masculine and feminine perspectives. Part 1 examines the latest work in biology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology; Part 2 provides an original analysis of the gendered worlds of family, education, and work; and Part 3 explores gender interactions, including friendship and love,
sexuality, and violence.
Kimmel makes three bold and persuasive statements about gender. First, he demonstrates that gender differences are often extremely exaggerated; in fact, he argues that men and women have much more in common than we think they do. Kimmel also challenges the pop psychologists who suggest that gender
A new chapter on media examines the portrayal of gender in one of the most powerful--and provocative--social institutions. Of particular interest to students, Kimmel's analysis of this dynamic, image-driven industry makes the study of gender relevant in an immediate and tangible way.
Essential reading for both students and scholars, The Gendered Society is an authoritative, incisive, and lively statement about contemporary gender relations from one of the country's foremost thinkers on the subject. Kimmel's companion text, The Gendered Society Reader, Third Edition (OUP, 2008),
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... less effectively - with less foresight , less calculation , less care . The popular writer Colette Dowling , author of the best - selling 1981 book The Cinderella Complex ( a book that claimed that underneath their apparent ambition ...
... less capable at spatial tasks . That same year , Levy found that female brains were less lateralized than male brains , and so he argued that less lateralization interferes with spatial functioning . ( There is virtually no current ...
... less than male co - workers doing the same job . What's more , she earned $ 2,435 less than the male editor she replaced and $ 7,126 less than the man who replaced her when she quit in disgust . Women thus face a double bind in their ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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