The Gendered Society: Canadian Edition

Paperback | October 15, 2010

byMichael S. Kimmel, Jacqueline Holler

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The Gendered Society, first Canadian edition, is an authoritative and incisive study of contemporary gender relations that challenges a common tendency to treat gender as an issue for women alone. Maintaining that gender differences are often exaggerated, the authors reveal how inequality is the cause rather than the product of those differences. Organized into three parts, the text explores concepts of gender through a variety of disciplines while discussing how gender permeates our everyday lives as a socially constructed phenomenon. Thoroughly revised and updated, this first Canadian edition is an engaging and comprehensive introduction to the sociological study of gender.

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The Gendered Society, first Canadian edition, is an authoritative and incisive study of contemporary gender relations that challenges a common tendency to treat gender as an issue for women alone. Maintaining that gender differences are often exaggerated, the authors reveal how inequality is the cause rather than the product of those ...

Jacqueline Holler is associate professor and program chair of the Department of History, and coordinator of the Women's Studies program at the University of Northern British Columbia. In 2005, Jacqueline won UNBC's Excellence in Teaching Award. Her current research projects include a SSHRC-funded book-length study of the Cortes conspi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.87 inPublished:October 15, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195431472

ISBN - 13:9780195431476

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Table of Contents

Preface 1. Introduction: Human Beings: An Engendered Species Part I: Explanations of Gender 2. Ordained by Nature: Biology Constructs the Sexes 3. 'So, That Explains It': Psychoanalytic and Developmental Perspectives on Gender 4. Spanning the World: Culture Constructs Gender Difference 5. The Social Construction of Gender Relations: Sociological and Feminist Perspectives Part II: Gendered Identities, Gendered Institutions 6. The Gendered Family: Gender at the Heart of the Home 7. The Gendered Classroom: Formal Education and the Hidden Curriculum 8. Separate and Unequal: The Gendered World of Work 9. The Gendered Media: Difference and Domination Glamourized Part III: Gendered Interactions 10. Gendered Intimacies: Communication, Friendship, Love, and Sex 11. The Gendered Body: Prescriptions and Inscriptions 12. The Gender of Violence: Dominations End Game Epilogue: The Future of Gender in a Globalizing World Glossary Notes Index

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"[The authors] introduce the theoretical debates and empirical evidence from a wide range of disciplines. They do so in a way that is easy for students to grasp, while not simplifying to the point of misrepresentation. I can imagine that students would actually enjoy reading the book and afterwards be motivated and excited to debate the ideas." --Carrie Yodanis, University of British Columbia