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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... domination is the inevitable outcome of gender difference , that difference causes domination . To the biologists , it may be because pregnancy and lactation make women more vulnerable and in need of protection , or because male ...
... domination.19 Finally , Sanday found that women had the highest levels of equality , and thus the least frequency of rape , when both genders contributed about the same amounts to the food supply . When women contributed equally , men ...
... domination , introducing a single omnipotent male God , and unleashing " the lethal power of the blade ” —a violent and hierarchical world drenched in the blood of war and murder . We've been living under such a brutal dominator model ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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