Gender Mosaics: Social Perspectives: Original Readings

Paperback | December 8, 2000

byDana VannoyForeword byBeth Hess

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Dana Vannoy's Gender Mosaics is a collection of original essays written expressly for this volume by eminent gender scholars. The essays represent a rich variety of writing styles, mixing theory, data, personal experience, and expressions of politics and policy. The essays are clearly writtenand accessible for undergraduates. While the focus of this volume centers on relations between women and men, the diversity of experience provided by the intersection of race, ethnicity, class, and sexual orientation is also taken into account. Gender Mosaics reflects a sociological point of view on gender. It emphasizes both the social construction of gender in everyday interactions and gender as a stratification system built into social institutions. Through these readings, students come to see how gendered behavior results in astratification system in which men and women wield unequal power and opportunity for self-determination, both in personal relationships and in the social organizations of society. Thought-provoking introductions to each article guide the student and ease instruction by identifying and explaining central issues, key concepts, and relationships among topics. This provides internal cohesiveness and structure to the selections. Discussion questions follow.

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Dana Vannoy's Gender Mosaics is a collection of original essays written expressly for this volume by eminent gender scholars. The essays represent a rich variety of writing styles, mixing theory, data, personal experience, and expressions of politics and policy. The essays are clearly writtenand accessible for undergraduates. While th...

Dana Vannoy is a Professor at University of Cincinnati (Emerita).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 1.1 inPublished:December 8, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Introduction: Gender and PowerUnit I. Intersections Among Systems of Inequality1. Multiracial Feminism, Judith Lorber (with excerpts by Maxine Baca-Zinn, Bonnie Thorton Dill, and Patricia Hill Collins)2. Feminist Consciousness and Black Women, Pauline Terrelonge3. The Intersections of Race and Gender in White Supremacist Thought, Abby L. Ferber4. Gender and Power in Native North America, Angela Gonzales and Judy KertUnit II. Learning to do Gender5. Gender and Identity, Judith A. Howard and Ramira Alamilla6. Children's Experience of Gender: Habitus and Field, Steven Carlton-Ford and Paula Houston7. Constructing Identities in Gay and Lesbian Communities, Elizabeth Kaminski and Verta Taylor8. Gender and Education in the United States, Joan Z. Spade9. When Bodies Are Weapons: Masculinity and Violence in Sport, Michael A. Messner10. Language and Patriarchy, William O'Barr11. The Impact of the Media on Gender Images, Cynthia M. LontUnit III. Social Structure: Gender in the Family and Intimate Relationships12. Gender and Demographic Reality, Frances K. Goldscheider and Michelle L. Rogers13. Twentieth-Century Changes in Economic Work and Family, Sandra E. Godwin and Barbara J. Risman14. Men, Women, and Housework, Scott Coltrane and Michele Adams15. Differences in His Marriage and Her Marriage, Terri L. Orbuch and Susan G. Timmer16. The Challenge of Integrating Work and Family Life, Jennifer Campbell Worley and Dana Vannoy17. The Legacy of Patriarchy in Today's Russia, Lisa A. Cubbins18. Equity in Heterosexual and Homosexual Relationships, Pepper Schwartz and Amy E. Singer19. Gender and Friendship, Stacey J. Oliker20. Violence Against Women by Intimate Partners, Demie Kurz21. Divorce Trends and Effects for Women and Men, Beth Anne Shelton and Rebecca E. DeenUnit IV. Social Structure: Gender in the Economy and the Workplace22. Sex Segregation in the U.S. Labor Force, Christine E. Bose and Rachel Bridges Whaley23. Work-Family Conflict: Effects for Job Segregation and Career Perceptions, David J. Maume, Jr.24. Women, Men, and Engineering, Mary Frank Fox25. How Sex Gets Into Your Paycheck and How to Get It Out: The Gender Gap in Pay and Comparable Worth, Ronnie J. Steinberg26. The Gendered Nature of Emotional Labor in the Workplace, Marcia L. Bellas27. Asian American Women: Immigration, Labor-Force Participation, and Activism, Linda Trinh Vo28. Rethinking Official Measures of Poverty: Considerations of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender, Angela Gardner Roux29. Retirement: Golden Years for Whom?, Toni CalasantiUnit V. Social Structure: Gender in Law and Politics30. Constitutional Law and Public Policy: Gender Equity, Donna M. Nagy and Aviva Rose Rich31. Women's Participation in Electoral Politics: Myths and Realities, Alesha Doan and Jan E. Leighley32. Gender, Sexuality, and the Military, Chris Bourg and Mady Wechsler Segal33. Gender Politics in Men's Movements, Stephen Whitaker34. Gender, Power, and Sexual Harassment, Georganne Runblad35. Gender Violence: Rape and Sexual Assault, Kathryn M. Feltey36. The Criminal Processing System: Girls and Women as Victims and Offenders, Joanne BelknapUnit VI. Social Structure: Gender in Religion37. Women's Status in the Christian Church, Paula Nesbitt, Jeanette Baust, and Emma Bailey38. Gender and Hebrew Biblical Studies, S. Tamar Kamionkowski and Mychal Rosenbaum39. Ecofeminism and Healing Ourselves, Healing the Earth, Rosemary Radford Reuther40. Gender and Judaism, Dawn Robinson RoseUnit VII. Social Structure: Gender in Health41. Men and Women: Health and Illness, Mary K. Zimmerman and Lisa Cox Hall42. Gender Hierarchies in Health Professions, Judith Lorber43. Choices and Contexts: The Social Construction of Reproduction, Beth RushingUnit VIII. Thinking About the Potential for Change44. The Participation of Women and Men in the U.S. Labor Force: Trends and Future Prospects, Suzanne Bianchi and Jane Lawler Dye45. Older Men as Invisible Men in Contemporary Society, Edward H. Thompson, Jr.46. Cuando Fuiste Mujer: Remaking "Woman" in Latino Cultures, Consuelo Lopez-Springfield47. The International Women's Movement at Century's End, Myra Marx Ferree and Mangala SubramaniamConclusions: Collapsing the Walls of Patriarchy and Masculine Hegemony