The Gendered Society: Second Canadian Edition

Paperback | October 7, 2016

byMichael S. Kimmel, Jacqueline Holler

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The Gendered Society 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 theproduct of those differences, and that gender is a socially constructed phenomenon. This second Canadian edition includes a new stand-alone chapter on sexuality as well as new and expanded coverage of current topics - from media and advertising, to body image, to bullying, to women in the workforce - revealing how gendered attitudes and behaviours permeate our everyday lives. Thisedition also includes more coverage of feminism as well as masculinity studies and men's issues, giving students a more in-depth look at issues and perspectives that continue to shape the study of gender. Thought-provoking and accessible, The Gendered Society, second Canadian edition, remains themost balanced and comprehensive overview of gender studies available in the Canadian market.

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The Gendered Society 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 theproduct of those differences, and that gende...

Michael S. Kimmel is a distinguished professor in the Department of Sociology at Stony Brook University. Jacqueline Holler is an associate professor in the Department of History and the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia. Dr. Holler has held a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship and she i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:October 7, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface1. Introduction: Human Beings: An Engendered SpeciesMaking Gender Visible for Both Women and MenThe Current DebateGender and Power: Hegemonic Masculinity and Emphasized FemininityGender Differences as "Deceptive Distinctions"The Meaning of Mean DifferencesDifference and Domination: Individuals in a Gendered SocietySummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey TermsPART 1 EXPLANATIONS OF GENDER2. Ordained by Nature: Biology Constructs the SexesBiological Differences, Then and NowThe Evolutionary Imperative: From Social Darwinism to Sociobiology and Evolutionary PsychologyTesting the Gendered Brain: Sex Differences in Spatial and Verbal Skills"His" Brain and "Her" BrainEstrogen and Testosterone: Hormonal Bases for Gender DifferencesGay Brains, Gay Genes, or Gay Hormones?Hormonal and Chromosomal Abnormalities: Research on the IntersexedThe Politics of Biological EssentialismConclusionSummaryQuestions for Critical ThoughtKey Terms3. "So That Explains It:" Psychoanalytic and Developmental Perspectives on GenderFreud's Theory of Psychosocial DevelopmentSex-Role TheoriesCognitive Development TheoryFeminist and Other Challenges to Psychoanalysis and Developmental PsychologyDevelopmental DifferencesSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms4. Spanning the World: Culture Constructs Gender DifferencesThe Variations in Gender DefinitionsThe Centrality of the Gender Division of LabourTheories of Gender Differentiation and Male DominationOther Determinants of Gender InequalityRituals of GenderHow Many Genders Are There?Sexual DiversityAnthropology as HistoryThe Values of Cross-Cultural ResearchSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms5. The Social Construction of Gender Relations: Sociological and Feminist PerspectivesA Social Constructionist PerspectiveWhat's Wrong with Sex "Roles"?A Note About PowerGender through the Life CourseGender as an Institution"Doing Gender:" The Interactionist ApproachConstructing Gender: Feminist Views and MovementsMasculinity, Men's Studies, and the Men's Movement: Extending the Critique of GenderToward an Explanation of the Social Construction of Gender RelationsSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey TermsPART 2 GENDERED IDENTITIES, GENDERED INSTITUTIONS6. The Gendered Family: Gender at the Heart of the HomeA Brief History of the Canadian (and North American) FamilyState of the North American FamilyThe (Gendered?) Benefits of MarriageGendered Parents, Gendering ChildrenThe Gendered Politics of Housework and Child CareFamily Organization and the Well-Being of Children in the Twenty-First CenturyThe Family of the FutureSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms7. The Gendered Classroom: Formal Education and the Hidden CurriculumTraditional Education: Learning to be a ManThe Gendered ClassroomGender Divergence in Adolescence: GirlsWhat about the Boys?BullyingSexual Harassment"That's so Gay" to "No Homo": Gender Harassment and Homophobia in SchoolsCyberbullyingWhere Are the Men? The Post-Secondary "Crisis"The School as Gendered WorkplaceThe Gender of Education TodaySummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms8. Separate and Unequal: The Gendered World of WorkThe Changing Gender Composition of the Labour ForceThe Persistence of Gender IdeologiesThe Persistence of Gender Discrimination in the WorkplaceSex SegregationPrecarious EmploymentIncome Discrimination - The Wage GapChallenges to Workplace IntegrationRemedies for Workplace InequalitySummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms9. The Gendered Media: Difference and Domination, Glamourized and ContestedThe Media as Socializing InstitutionHis and Hers: Television and FilmGender in AdvertisingHis and Hers Print MediaGender, Race, Rap, and RockGender and New MediaPornography, New Media, and "Pornification"SummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey TermsPART 3 GENDERED INTERACTIONS10. Gendered Intimacies: Communication, Friendship, and LoveThe Historical "Gendering" of Intimate LifeGendered CommunicationsGender Differences in Friendship: Real and ImaginedGendered (Romantic) LoveConclusionSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms11. The Gendered Body: Prescriptions and InscriptionsGender and Dis/abilityGender and SportGender and the Beauty MythFat, Muscle, and the "Obesity Epidemic:" Gender and Body Image in Modern North AmericaUnder the Skin: Permanent Bodily TransformationsTransgender and the Transformation of BodiesGender and HealthSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms12. Sexualities: Gendered Desires: SexualityA (Brief) History of SexualityGender, Desire, and Sexual Expression: The Gender GapCompulsory Heterosexuality and Minority SexualitiesHomosexuality, Bisexuality, and the Persistence of GenderCompulsory Heterosexuality across the Lifespan: Sexual Socialization and GenderPornography as Gender SocializationClosing the Sexual Gender GapSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey Terms13. The Gender of Violence: Domination's EndgameMasculinity and ViolenceFemale Criminality and ViolenceSchool Violence, "Active Shooters," and "Mean Girls"Gendered Violence: An Institutional ProblemFamily ViolenceSexual AssaultConclusionSummaryQuestions for Critical ThinkingKey TermsEpilogue: The Future of Gender in a Globalizing World: "A Degendered Society?"GlossaryNotesIndex