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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... asked questions about school success , they see high achievement , ambition , and competence as ungendered — that is , as not especially related to either masculinity or femininity . And just as consistently , boys see any connection to ...
... asked at her first interview . She was not hired . The courts found that she had been treated differently based on gender and thus had been discriminated against . Can we even imagine the interviewers asking a male applicant those kinds ...
... asked in the research . Those studies that found that women hit men as much as men hit women asked men and women if they had ever , during the course of their relationship , hit their partner . An equal number of women and men answered ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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