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Book
viii, 516 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Human beings : an engendered species
  • Part 1. Explanations of gender. Ordained by nature : biology constructs the sexes
  • Spanning the world : culture constructs gender difference
  • "So, that explains it" : psychoanalytic and developmental perspectives on gender
  • The social construction of gender relations
  • Part 2. Gendered identities, gendered institutions. The gendered family : biology constructs the sexes
  • The gendered classroom
  • Gender and religion
  • Separate and unequal : the gendered world of work
  • The gender of politics and the politics of gender
  • The gendered media
  • Part 3. Gendered interactions. Gendered intimacies : friendship and love
  • The gendered body
  • The gender of violence
  • Epilogue: "A degendered society"?
Featuring a timely new chapter on gender and politics, the fifth 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 gender includes 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 also challenges 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 element of individual identity, but a socially constructed institutional phenomenon. Essential reading for both students and scholars, The Gendered Society, Fifth Edition, is an authoritative, incisive, and lively statement about contemporary gender relations from one of the country's foremost thinkers on the subject.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199927463 20161219
Green Library
FEMGEN-142-01, FEMGEN-242-01, SOC-142-01, SOC-242-01

2. The second shift [1989]

Book
xxviii, 322 p. ; 20 cm.
Green Library
FEMGEN-142-01, FEMGEN-242-01, SOC-142-01, SOC-242-01
Book
323 p. ; 25 cm.
In the pathbreaking tradition of Backlash and The Second Shift, Labor of Love opens the last frontier in the fight for women's equality: the economic penalties of motherhood. In this provocative book, award-winning economics journalist Ann Critten argues that although women have been liberated, mothers have not. Drawing on hundreds of interviews around the country and the most current research in economics, history, child development, and law, she shows how mothers are systematically disadvantaged and made depent by a society that praises the labor of love but undervalues and even exploits those who perform it. The costs of motherhood are apparent everywhere. College-educated women pay a "mommy tax" of more than a million dollars in lost income when they have a child. Family law deprives mothers of financial equality in marriage. Most child care is excluded from the GDP, at-home mothers are not counted in the labor force, and the social safety net simply leaves them out. With passion and clarity, Critten dismantles the principal argument for the status quo: that it's a woman's "choice." She demonstrates, on the contrary, that proper recognition and reward for mothers' essential contributions would only enhance the welfare of all. Bold and galvanizing, full of innovative solutions, Labor of Love offers a much-needed accounting of the price mothers pay to carry out society's most important job. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780805066180 20160527
Green Library
FEMGEN-142-01, FEMGEN-242-01, SOC-142-01, SOC-242-01