Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Change by Janet SiltanenGender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Change by Janet Siltanen

Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social Change

byJanet Siltanen, Andrea Doucet

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Gender Relations in Canada is an accessible examination of the many ways gendered structures and identities are embraced, resisted, and challenged in Canada today. Taking an intersectional approach, this text first presents the major shifts in sociological thinking about gender before movingon to consider how gender shapes our experiences throughout our lives.
Janet Siltanen is professor of sociology at Carleton University, cross-appointed to the Institute of Political Economy. Having received her Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge, she taught at the University of Edinburgh before moving to Carleton University. She has held number of professional posts, including director of the Centre f...
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Title:Gender Relations in Canada: Intersectionalities and Social ChangeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.53 inPublished:February 27, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Note: Each chapter includes:- Learning objectives- Introduction- Conclusion- Questions for critical thought- Research questions- Suggested further reading- Websites- FilmsPrefaceIntroduction1. Sociology and the Analysis of Gender RelationsThe First Sociological Shift: Gender MattersThe Second Sociological Shift: Interrogating Gender- Insight 1: Gender is a vantage point of critique - but we need to recognize multiple vantage points.- Insight 2: Gender is a social construction - but it is actively constructed in diverse and embodied ways.- Insight 3: Gender is realized in social structures and institutions - but these are dynamic, multi-layered, and relational contexts.- Insight 4: Gender is a relation of power and inequality - but we need to analyze these as intersectional phenomena and recognize that equality must accommodate difference.The Third Sociological Shift: Gender Complexity in Context- Insight 1: Gender as a vantage point of critique continues - however, there is a need to challenge complacency by maintaining a critical perspective, and to guard against the marginalization and depoliticization of gender.- Insight 2: Gender is a social construction - but we need to reconsider the construction of "normal" and continue to explore the production of gender as involving the fluidity, complexity, and performativity of everyday practices and identities.- Insight 3: Gender is realized in social structures and institutions - and we need to monitor and challenge how structural institutional changes are threatening progress on gender issues and equality.- Insight 4: Gender is a relation of power and inequality - and greater attention needs to be given to different sites and dynamics of power, to intersecting complexities of inequality and oppression, and to emerging practices of dissent and social change.Conclusion: Sociology and the Analysis of Gender Relations2. Becoming GenderedGender, Sexuality and Biological Sex: Moving beyond Dichotomies and Essentialism- Against Essentializing and Dichotomizing Sex- Against Essentializing and Dichotomizing GenderFrom the Beginning - Becoming GenderedGendered Childhoods in a Postmodern World- Competitive Pressures, Especially Re: Schooling- Blurred Child - Adult Boundaries- There Is No Such Thing as Society - Extreme Individualism- Market-Based Consumerism- Risk/SafetyNegotiating Multiple Masculinities and Femininities3. Hegemonic Gender and Intersecting Relations of Dominance NEWEncounters with Hegemonic Gender- Celebrating Domination- Denying Domination- Ignoring Domination- Domination as EntertainmentMasculinities - Hegemonic and Otherwise- Addressing Critiques of Initial Formulations of Hegemonic Masculinity- Why Does Misuse of the Concept of Hegemonic Masculinity ContinueFemininities - Hegemonic and Otherwise- Mimi Schipper's Development of Hegemonic GenderMoving Forward on Theories of Hegemonic GenderIdentifying Hegemonic Gender and the Significance of Context- Context 1: Fifty Shades of Grey- Context 2: Grand Theft Auto- Context 3: Men's Competitive Ice Hockey- Context 4: Sexual Harassment and Violence on University Campuses- Context 5: Marriage - Who Takes Whose Name?- Context 6: Canadian Citizenship CeremoniesChallenging Intersecting Relations of Dominance4. Doing and Undoing: Gender, Performativity, and Social Change NEWDoing Gender and PerformativityDoing Gender- Gender as Accomplishment- Gender as performances (and not as an Essence)- Doing Gender and AccountabilityCritiques of "Doing Gender"Judith Butler and Performativity- Gender and Sexuality- Acts and Repetition- A Focus on Becoming and on EmbodimentCritiques of Judith Butler's Approach to Gender Performativity- Subjects and Subjectivities- Performativity and Non-fixity- Politics and Social ChangeDifferences Between Doing Gender and Gender PerformativityUndoing Gender- Stories of UndoingPerformativity and Intersectionality5. Paid and Unpaid Work, Changing Families, and IntersectionalityGender and Paid Work- A Male Model of Work: Historical Perspectives- Inside the "Male" Model of Work: Women's Labour as Invisible- The Rise of Female Breadwinners: The Loss or Persistence of a Male Model of Paid Work?Gender and Unpaid Work- Defining Unpaid Work- Why Do Differences Matter?Theorizing Paid and Unpaid Work: Social Reproduction Theory- Interconnections between Work and Home and Paid and Unpaid Work- Social Reproduction as a Theoretical Lens- Child-Care PoliciesA Changing Portrait of Canadian Families6. Intersectionality, Citizenship, and Activism NEWCitizenship as an Exclusionary Term- Gendered Citizenship- Racialized Citizenship- Other Intersections: Class, Ability, Sexuality, and AgeNeoliberalism, Gender, and the Rise of the Consumer Citizen- Gender and the War on TerrorHow Do Alternate Forms of Citizenship Position Gender?- Sexual Citizenship- Indigenous CitizenshipThe Gendering of Youth Citizenship- Institutional Constraints on Young Women's Civic Engagement- Young People's Activism in a Complex Social World7. Researching the Complexity of Gender: Intersectionality and BeyondThe Complexity of Gender - An Intersectional Approach to Research- What Can Be Assumed about Gender at the Beginning of the Research?- What Life Experiences Need to Be Included in an Intersectional Analysis?- What Assumptions Can Be Made about the Relative Positioning of the Many Categories of Identities, Positionalities, and Inequalities Included in the Analysis?- What Kind of Evidence is Required?Limitations of Intersectional Approaches and Implications for Research- Misidentification- Appropriation- Reification- Institutionalization- OperationalizationGeneral Considerations Regarding "Good" Research PracticesMoving the Sociology of Gender Complexities and Intersectionality ForwardGlossaryBibliographyIndex

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"Gender Relations in Canada is an excellent text that provides undergraduate students with an up-to-date overview of the field of gender studies from a Canadian perspective." --Rebecca Godderis, Wilfrid Laurier University