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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... workplace , that they are , still , after all their gains , just women , even if they are in the workplace . “ Harassment is a way for a man to make a woman vulnerable , " says Dr. John Gottman , a psychologist at the University of ...
... workplace policies " -that collection of reforms , including on - site child care , flexible working hours , and parental leave , that allows parents some flexibility in balancing work and family life . The National Report on Work and ...
... workplace changes as well.66 Several different kinds of policy reforms have been proposed to make the workplace more " family friendly " —to enable working men and women to effect that balancing act . These reforms generally revolve ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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