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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... whereas females draw on both sides of their brains . A recent experiment reveals as much about our desire for difference as about difference itself . Researchers from the Indiana University School of Medicine measured brain activity of ...
... whereas a man's decreases by about 33 percent . ( That's because he used to do things like cook and clean for himself , but now he doesn't think he has to . ) And still another found the fraction of men who fully share housework to be ...
... whereas those who didn't preferred that they , and not their spouses , be given custody . Nearly 82 percent of mothers and 56 percent of fathers requested the custody arrangement they wanted , whereas 6.7 percent of women and 9.8 ...
Biology Constructs the Sexes
Culture Constructs Gender
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