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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... problems begin to ease . The " Problem " of Day Care Take , for example , the " problem " of day care . Many Americans are reluctant to place their children in day care , the government has no national funding for day - care centers ...
... problem of a sort of " Goldilocks " mentality you should have children when you are not too young and not too old , but rather “ just right " in terms of age ? Actually , it often seems that the problem of teenage motherhood is a mask ...
... problem of husband abuse , that some 250,000 men were hit every year — this , remember , from a finding that no husbands were abused . By the time the media hoopla over these bogus data subsided , the figure had ballooned to twelve ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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