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Gender Through the Prism of Differenceby Maxine Baca Zinn
Synopses & Reviews
This engaging collection of readings presents a multifaceted view of contemporary gender relations. Using other inequalities such as race, class, and sexual orientation as a prism of difference, the readings present gender as it is situated in sexual, racial-ethnic, social class, physical abilities, age, and national citizenship contexts. In addition to articles about men, women, and sexual, and immigrant diversity, this reader also includes works on gender and globalization. The editors introduce this wide-ranging collection with a provocative analytical introduction that sets the stage for understanding gender as a socially constructed experience. Takes a sociological perspective on contemporary gender relations. Emphasizes the theme of difference or how other inequalities such as race, class, or age affect our gendered experiences. Presents a discussion of women's and men's issues. Includes articles on international and transnational factors in addition to the articles on U.S. gender relations. For anyone interested in Sociology of Gender, Women's Studies, Gender Roles, Sociology of Women, Women in Society, Race, Class, and Gender, Diversity, Feminist Theory, and Social Inequality.
Table of Contents
* Denotes selections new to this edition.
I.PERSPECTIVES ON SEX, GENDER, AND DIFFERENCE.
1.Judith Lorber, Believing Is Seeing: Biology as Ideology.
2.Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill, Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism.
3.Barrie Thorne, Children and Gender: Constructions of Difference.
4.Carol B. Stack, Different Voices, Different Visions: Gender, Culture, and Moral Reasoning.
5.* R.W. Connell, Masculinities and Globalization.
6.Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Michael A. Messner, Gender Displays and Men's Power: The “New Man” and the Mexican Immigrant Man.
7.Margaret L. Andersen, Studying across Difference: Race, Class, and Gender in Qualitative Research.
Embodiments of Control and Resistance.
8.* Jane Sprague Zones, Beauty Myths and Realities and Their Impact on Women's Health. 9.* Nomy Lamm, It's a Big Fat Revolution.10.Thomas J. Gerschick and Adam Stephen Miller, Coming to Terms: Masculinity and Physical Disability.11.Debbie Nathan, Abortion Stories on the Border.
12.Jack C. Straton, The Myth of the “Battered Husband Syndrome.”13.Beth E. Richie and Valli Kanuha, Battered Women of Color in Public Health Care Systems: Racism, Sexism, and Violence.14.Nancy A. Matthews, Surmounting a Legacy: The Expansion of Racial Diversity in a Local Anti-Rape Movement.15.Michael A. Messner, When Bodies Are Weapons.
Sexual Relations, Intimacy, and Power.
16.Deborah L. Tolman, Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggle for/with Sexuality.17.* Susan Bordo, Pills and Power Tools.18.* Matthew C. Gutmann, Male Discretion and Sexual Indiscretion in Working Class Mexico City.19.Cynthia Enloe, It Takes More Than Two: The Prostitute, the Soldier, the State, and the Entrepreneur.
Sexuality and Identity.
20.Marilyn Frye, Lesbian “Sex.”21.* Michael A. Messner, Becoming 100% Straight.22.* Arlene Stein, Seventies Questions for Nineties Women.23.* Yen Le Espiritu, “Americans Have a Different Attitude”: Family, Sexuality, and Gender in Filipina American Lives.
24.Slavenka Drakulic, A Letter from the United States: The Critical Theory Approach.
25.Michael S. Kimmel, Judaism, Masculinity, and Feminism.
26.Anastasia Higginbotham, Chicks Goin' at It.
27.* Peggy McIntosh, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack.
28.Manning Marable, The Black Male: Searching beyond Stereotypes.
Constructing Motherhood and Fatherhood.
29.Nancy Scheper-Hughes, (M)Other Love: Culture, Scarcity, and Maternal Thinking.30.Patricia Hill Collins, The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mother-Daughter Relationships.31.* Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila, “I'm Here, but I'm There”: The Meanings of Latina Transnational Motherhood.32.* Judith K. Witherow, Native American Mother.33.Ralph LaRossa, Fatherhood and Social Change.
Work and Families.
34.David D. Gilmore, Men and Women in Southern Spain: “Domestic Power” Revisited.35.M. Patricia Fernândez Kelly, Delicate Transactions: Gender, Home, and Employment among Hispanic Women.36.Nazli Kibria, Culture, Social Class, and Income Control in the Lives of Women Garment Workers in Bangladesh.37.Elizabeth Higgenbotham and Lynn Weber, Moving Up with Kin and Community: Upward Social Mobility for Black and White Women.
VI.CONSTRUCTING GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE.
38.Rosemary Pringle, Male Secretaries.
39.Patti A. Giuffre and Christine L. Williams, Boundary Lines: Labeling Sexual Harassment in Restaurants.
40.Karen J. Hossfeld, “Their Logic against Them”: Contradictions in Sex, Race, and Class in Silicon Valley.
41.Theresa Amott, Shortchanged: Restructuring Women's Work.
42.* Laura L. Miller, Not Just Weapons of the Weak: Gender Harassment as a Form of Protest for Army Men.
VII. POPULAR CULTURE.
43.* Catherine A. Lutz and Jane L. Collins, The Color of Sex: Postwar Photographic Histories of Race and Gender in “National Geographic Magazine.”
44.* Shari Lee Dworkin and Faye Linda Wachs, “Disciplining the Body”: HIV-Positive Male Athletes, Media Surveillance, and the Policing of Sexuality.
45.* Melissa Klein, Duality and Redefinition: Young Feminism and the Alternative Music Community.
VIII. CHANGES AND POLITICS.
Resistance and Social Movements.
46.Mary Pardo, Mexican American Women Grassroots Community Activists: “Mothers of East Los Angeles.”47.Helen Icken Safa, Women's Social Movements in Latin America.48.Tracy Bachrach Ehlers, Debunking Marianismo: Economic Vulnerability and Survival Strategies among Guatemalan Wives.49.* Mindy Stombler and Irene Padavac, Sister Acts: Resisting Men's Domination in Black and White Fraternity Little Sister Programs.
Visions of the Future.
50.Audre Lorde, Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference.51.Walter L. Williams, Benefits for Nonhomophobic Societies: An Anthropological Perspective.52.bell hooks and Cornell West, Breaking Bread.
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