Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience by Rebecca F. Plante,lis M. MauDoing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience by Rebecca F. Plante,lis M. Mau

Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience

byRebecca F. Plante,lis M. Mau, Lis M. Maurer

Paperback | August 11, 2009

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This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself - how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call 'gender', from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.
Rebecca F. Plante is associate professor of sociology at Ithaca College in Ithaca, NY. Plante has written Sexualities in Context: A Social Perspective (Westview, 2006) and coedited (with Michael S. Kimmel) Sexualities: Identities, Behaviors, and Society (Oxford, 2004).Lis M. Maurer is the founding coordinator of The Center for Lesbian,...
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Title:Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World ExperienceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:574 pages, 9.25 × 6.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 11, 2009Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

* Classic
# Culture
@ Web
+ POV
%Empirical
~Theory

Section I The Basics of Gender

CHAPTER 1 GENDER DIVERSITY AND THE BINARY

?~ 1 Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman
Doing Gender

?~ 2 Judith Lorber
Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender

?~ 3 Patricia Hill Collins
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection

@ 4 Jesse Walker
The Death of David Reimer: A Tale of Sex, Science, and Abuse

@# 5 Zachary I. Nataf
Whatever I Feel . . .

% 6 Suzanne J. Kessler
Defining and Producing Genitals

+ 7 Catherine Lord
Subject: Her Baldness Meets Beth and Gets High on Gender

@+ 8 Kate Bornstein
Hoowahyoo?

Chapter 1 Study Questions

CHAPTER 2 LEARNING HOW TO “DO GENDER”
~ 9 Abigail A. Fuller
What Difference Does Difference Make? Women, Race-Ethnicity, Social Class, and Social Change

% 10 Natalie Adams and Pamela Bettis
Commanding the Room in Short Skirts: Cheering as the Embodiment of Ideal Girlhood

% 11 C. J. Pascoe
“Dude, You’re a Fag”: Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse

@ 12 Robert Jensen
Masculine, Feminine or Human?

% 13 Aída Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha
More than Men: Latino Feminist Masculinities and Intersectionality

% 14 Tracey Lee
Trans(re)lations: Lesbian and Female to Male Transsexual Accounts of Identity

%# 15 Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson
Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: “Doing” Gender across Cultural Worlds

Chapter 2 Study Questions


Section II The Microcosm of Gender: Individuals in Context

CHAPTER 3 CONSTRUCTING THE GENDERED BODY

% 16 Dionne P. Stephens and April L. Few
The Effects of Images of African American Women in Hip Hop on Early Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward Physical Attractiveness and Interpersonal Relationships

#% 17 Virginia Braun
In Search of (Better) Sexual Pleasure: Female Genital “Cosmetic” Surgery

@+ 18 Max Beck
My Life as an Intersexual

%+ 19 Jamison Green
Part of the Package: Ideas of Masculinity among Male-Identified Transpeople

@+# 20 Sean 201
Diary of an Anorexic

%~ 21 Kathleen F. Slevin
Disciplining Bodies: The Aging Experiences of Older Heterosexual and Gay Men

Chapter 3 Study Questions



CHAPTER 4 DOING “IT”: SEXUALITIES

% 22 Jenny A. Higgins and Irene Browne
Sexual Needs, Control, and Refusal: How “Doing” Class and Gender Influences Sexual Risk Taking

% 23 Gloria Martinez
“My Body Is Not the Same”: Body and Sexuality for White and Latina Long-Term Breast Cancer “Survivors”

%+# 24 Nadine Naber
Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore

% 25 Peter Chua and Diane C. Fujino
Negotiating New Asian-American Masculinities: Attitudes and Gender Expectations

@ 26 Robert Jensen
Just a John? Pornography and Men’s Choices

% 27 Heidi M. Levitt, Elisabeth A. Gerrish, and Katherine R. Hiestand
The Misunderstood Gender: A Model of Modern Femme Identity

Chapter 4 Study Questions


Section III The Macrocosm of Gender: Institutions, Structures, and Politics

CHAPTER 5 DOING GENDER DIVERSITY: AT HOME AND AT WORK

% 28 Judith E. Owen Blakemore, Carol A. Lawton, and Lesa Rae Vartanian
I Can’t Wait to Get Married: Gender Differences in Drive to Marry

% 29 Sally Hines
Intimate Transitions: Transgender Practices of Partnering and Parenting

% 30 Dana Berkowitz
Can a Gay Man Be a Housewife? Gay Fathers Doing Gender, Family, and Parenting

% 31 Shirley A. Hill
Teaching and Doing Gender in African American Families

~# 32 Joan Acker
Gender, Capitalism and Globalization

% 33 Mary Nell Trautner
Doing Gender, Doing Class: The Performance of Sexuality in Exotic Dance Clubs

%# 34 David Iacuone
“Real Men Are Tough Guys”: Hegemonic Masculinity and Safety in the Construction Industry

Chapter 5 Study Questions



CHAPTER 6 THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT STRUCTURES AND INSTITUTIONS IN OUR WORLD

@ 35 Transgender Law Center
Peeing in Peace: A Resource Guide for Transgender Activists and Allies

@ 36 Gender-Neutral Restrooms

% 37 Gretchen M. Herrmann
His and Hers: Gender and Garage Sales

% 38 Melanie Carlson
I’d Rather Go Along and Be Considered a Man: Masculinity and Bystander Intervention

~ 39 Sinikka Elliott
Men, Race, and Emotions: Men of Color and Masculine Productions

@ 40 Thomas Rogers
What the Pregnant Man Didn’t Deliver

%# 41 Heather Worth
Bad-Assed Honeys with a Difference: South Auckland Fa’afafine Talk about Identity

% 42 Joane Nagel and Lindsey Feitz
Deploying Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality in the Iraq War

Chapter 6 Study Questions



CHAPTER 7 RATTLING THE CAGE: SOCIAL CHANGE

@ 43 What Is Gender-Normative Privilege?

~ 44 Robert Heasley
But You’re So Queer for a Straight Guy! Affirming Complexities of Gendered Sexualities in Men

~ 45 Barbara J. Risman
Gender as a Social Structure: Theory Wrestling with Activism

% 46 Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp
When the Girls Are Men: Negotiating Gender and Sexual Dynamics in a Study of Drag Queens

@+ 47 Eli Clare
Sex, Celebration, and Justice: The Queerness and Disability Conference

% 48 Belisa González
Can’t We All Just Move Beyond? Everyday Manifestations of the Black/White Binary

Chapter 7 Study Questions

Acknowledgments
About The Editors
Index

Editorial Reviews

“Plante and Maurer have brought together a collection that recognizes and wrestles with the diversity that characterizes contemporary gender studies, identity, and expression. Doing Gender Diversity is a well-considered text that promises to advance students' theoretical and empirical understandings of gender, race, class, and sexuality.”—Jessica Fields, San Francisco State University “In Doing Gender Diversity, Plante and Maurer have assembled an outstanding collection of readings that explore the cultural construction and personal negotiation of gender by looking at diversity in practices and performances. Avoiding the trap of presenting gender diversity as ‘freaks on parade,' they compile works examining normative and non-normative ways of embodying gender in the context of hegemonic ideologies of gender. While US-focused, this reader incorporates a diverse selection of classic theoretical works, contemporary empirical analyses, and first-person narratives and provides an excellent foundation for undergraduate explorations of the diverse ways of ‘doing' gender.”—Erin Calhoun Davis, Cornell College