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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... writes , and " peace and harmony would be found only in the myths and legends of a long lost past . " 51 Another just - so story ? Perhaps . I'm always skeptical of arguments that point to a dimly lit historical past for our models of ...
... writes sociologist Constance Ahrons , author of The Good Divorce , " we like marriage so much that many of us will do it two , three , or more times . " Remarriages now comprise about half of all marriages every year . * 88 The problem ...
... writes Robert Solomon . Our friends , Lillian Rubin writes , “ are those who seem to us to call up the best parts of ourselves , even while they also accept our darker side . " 57 Yet friendship is so precarious . " Unlike a marriage ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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