The Gendered Society

Paperback | January 13, 2010

byMichael Kimmel

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Thoroughly updated throughout, the fourth edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences-his compelling and balanced study of genderincludes both masculine and feminine perspectives. Kimmel makes three bold and persuasive statements about gender. First, he demonstrates that gender differences are often extremely exaggerated; in fact, he argues that men and women have much more in common than we think they do. Kimmel alsochallenges the pop psychologists who suggest that gender difference is the cause of inequality between the sexes; instead, he reveals that the reverse is true-gender inequality itself is the cause of the differences between men and women. Finally, he illustrates that gender is not merely an elementof individual identity, but a socially constructed institutional phenomenon. Essential reading for both students and scholars, The Gendered Society is an authoritative, incisive, and lively statement about contemporary gender relations from one of the country's foremost thinkers on thesubject.

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Thoroughly updated throughout, the fourth edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences-his compelling and balanced study of genderincludes both masculine and feminine perspectives....

Michael Kimmel is Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. A leading researcher and writer on gender and men and masculinity, he is the author of numerous books and articles including The Gendered Society Reader, Fourth Edition (with Amy Aronson, OUP, 2010), Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.9 × 7.1 × 0.5 inPublished:January 13, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195399021

ISBN - 13:9780195399028

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Table of Contents

* New to this editionPreface1. Introduction: Human Beings: An Engendered SpeciesPart 1. Explanations of Gender2. Ordained by Nature: Biology Constructs the Sexes3. Spanning the World: Culture Constructs Gender Difference4. "So, That Explains It": Psychoanalytic and Developmental Perspectives on Gender5. The Social Construction of Gender RelationsPart 2. Gendered Identities, Gendered Institutions6. The Gendered Family7. The Gendered Classroom8. Gender and Religion *9. Separate and Unequal: The Gendered World of Work10. The Gendered MediaPart 3. Gendered Interactions11. Gendered Intimacies: Friendship and Love12. The Gendered Body13. The Gender of ViolenceEpilogue: "A Degendered Society?"NotesIndex

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"The coverage is so much more complete than other books. This gives students a way of really seeing the different theories and how the sociological approach is a bit different. It forces them to see their taken-for-granted assumptions about the "truth" of men and women. I will definitely adoptthe new edition." --Amy Holzgang, Cerritos College