Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives

Paperback | August 13, 2010

byJudith Lorber, Lisa Jean Moore

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Designed for undergraduate students, Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives, Second Edition, is a concise textbook/reader that provides a critical and multifaceted approach to the study of gendered bodies. Acclaimed scholars Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore analyze the construction ofgendered bodies in different contexts. Exploring a broad range of both long-established and more cutting-edge topics in feminist studies, Lorber and Moore present scholarly research, offer information on relevant laws and political events, and point to directions for social change.Gendered Bodies, Second Edition, focuses on key themes that reveal how gendered relations, ideologies, and practices shape human bodies. At the same time, it shows how human bodies are linked to other significant axes of inequality based on racial ethnic group, disability, sexuality, class, culture,religion, age, and nation. Thoroughly updated throughout, the second edition incorporates sixteen new selections - including non-Western perspectives - on such fascinating topics as evolution and motherhood; breastfeeding; breast cancer; the effects of height on men; job discrimination andtransgendered people; world champion runner Caster Semenya and sex verification; disability, gender, and embodiment; and Palestinian female suicide bombers. It also adds new references and a concluding chapter, "Social Bodies in an Interconnected World."Gendered Bodies, Second Edition, is ideal for courses on the body, feminist theory, women and health, and the sociology of gender. Each chapter includes a list of key concepts, three readings, and suggested readings. The book also includes an appendix of class exercises.

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Designed for undergraduate students, Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives, Second Edition, is a concise textbook/reader that provides a critical and multifaceted approach to the study of gendered bodies. Acclaimed scholars Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore analyze the construction ofgendered bodies in different contexts. Exploring a ...

Judith Lorber is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at The Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of The City University of New York. Lisa Jean Moore is Coordinator of Gender Studies and Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:August 13, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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*=New to this EditionAbout the AuthorsAcknowledgementsIntroduction: Key Terms and Issues1. Neither Nature Nor Nurture: Theories of the Gendered BodyAnne Fausto-Sterling: * "R" Genes Us?Natalie Angier: * No Time for Bullies: Baboons Retool Their CultureSarah Blaffer Hrdy: * Incorporating Mothers into the Evolutionary Process2. "Are You My Mother? My Father?": Gendering ProcreationKristen Karlberg: Shaping Babies: No, Not THAT Kind! Can I Try Again?Linda M. Blum and Jennifer J. Esala: * BreastfeedingLisa Jean Moore: Sperm, the Lovable Character in Facts-of-Life Books3. Eve, Venus, and "Real Women": Constructing Women's BodiesVicotria Pitts-Taylor: The Surface and the Depth: Medicalization, Beauty, and Body Image in Cosmetic SurgeryMuriel L. Sims: * Me and My BreastsWairimu Ngaruiya Njambi: Telling My Story4. Adonis, Don Juan, and "Real Men": Constructing Men's BodiesStephen S. Hall: * Size MattersPeter Hennen: Bear Bodies, Bear MasculinityJulie A. Winterich, Sara A. Quandt, Joseph G. Grzywacz, Peter E. Clark, David P. Miller, Joshua Acuna, and Thomas A. Arcury: * How African-American and White Men Experience Cancer Screening Exams Involving the Rectum*5. Aligning Bodies, Identities and Expresssions: Transgender BodiesJulia Serano: * Before and After: Class and Body TransformationKristen Schilt: * Just One of the GuysPaisley Currah: * Expectant Bodies: The Pregnant Man*6. Sports: The Playing Grounds of GenderAlice Dreger: * Where's the Rulebook for Sex Verification?Barack Obama: * Finding Manhood on the Basketball CourtEileen McDonagh and Laura Pappano: * Playing with the Boys: Why Separate Is Not Equal in Sports7. You Don't Need Arms and Legs to Sing: Gender and DisabilityGelya Frank: * Venus on WheelsIrving Kenneth Zola: Tell Me, Tell MeSusan Wendell: The Suffering and Limited Body8. Violent Bodies: Violence and ViolationsPauline Oosterhoff, Prisca Zwanikken, and Evert Ketting: Sexual Torture of MenDorit Naaman: * Brides of Palestine/Angels of Death: The Case of the Palestinian Female Suicide BombersNadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian: * Reexamining FemicideConclusion: Social Bodies in an Interconnected WorldClass ExercisesFilms with Somatic Themes