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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... marriage and in lieu of marriage ) has increased dramatically , from 1.1 million in 1977 to nearly 5 million in 1997. Nearly 40 percent of first marriages end in divorce , and 60 percent of those marriages involve children . One - third ...
... marriages ; husbands live longer and enjoy better health benefits than unmarried men , as well as better health than women ( married or unmarried ) ; and fewer men than women try to get out of marriage by initiating divorce . After ...
... marriage , child rearing - are actually less about families and more about the legal status of homosexuals . As soon as the Hawaii state Supreme Court indicated the likelihood that it would recognize gay and lesbian marriages in 1997 ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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