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This reader consisting of 53 articles on a broad range of issues relating to the study of gender. The reader may be used equally as well as a stand-alone text or as a supplementary text in a course on gender.

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Spade (State U. of New York at Brockport) and Valentine (Nazareth College) introduce 53 contributions addressing such provocative topics as sociocultural responses to the sexually ambiguous, a rape-free culture, and lesbian parenting. Sections include brief introductions and topics for further discussion. Lacks an index. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

About the Author

Joan Z. Spade is Professor and Chair of Sociology at the State University of New York College at Brockport. She received her Ph.D. from State University of New York at Buffalo and her B.A. from State University of New York at Geneseo. In addition to gender, Joan teaches courses on education, family, research methods, and statistics. She has published articles on gender, including rape and orientations toward paid work, as well as education. She also has co-edited two books in education. Joan is active in Sociologists for Women in Society, the Eastern Sociological Society, and the American Sociological Association.Catherine (Kay) G. Valentine is Professor of Sociology and Director of Women's Studies at Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. She received her Ph.D. from Syracuse University and her B.A. from the State University of New York at Albany. Kay teaches a wide range of courses such as sociology of gender, senior seminar in sociology, introduction to women's studies, sociology of the arts, and human sexuality. Her publications include articles on teaching sociology, women's bodies and emotions, gender and qualitative research, and the sociology of art museums. She is the founding director of Women's Studies at Nazareth College and a long-time member of Sociologists for Women in Society. She has served as President of the New York State Sociological Association. Kay and her spouse, Paul J. Burgett, University of Rochester Dean and Vice President, are devotees of the arts and world travel.

Table of Contents

PART I ? PRISMS. 1. THE PRISM OF GENDER. 1. Who?s on Top? ? Kate Bornstein. 2. Sexing the Intersexed: An Analysis of Sociocultural Responses to Intersexuality ? Sharon E Preves. 3. The Trouble with Testosterone ? Robert Sapolsky. 4. What It Means to Be Gendered Me ? Betsy Lucal. 5. Multiple Genders among North American Indians ? Serena Nanda. 2. THE INTERACTION OF GENDER WITH OTHER SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED PRISMS. 6. White Privilege and Male Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack ? Peggy McIntosh. 7. Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection ? Patricia Hill Collins. 8. Race, Gender, and Class in the Lives of Asian Americans ? Yen L. Espiritu. 9. ?Macho:? Contemporary Conceptions ? Alfredo Mirande. 10. Identity Politics in the Women?s Movement ? Barbara Ryan. 3. GENDER AND THE PRISM OF CULTURE. 11. Girl Without a Sex ? Ho Xuan Huong. 12. ?It?s Only a Penis?: Rape, Feminism, and Difference ? Christine Helliwell. 13. Revisiting ?Woman-Woman Marriage? - Wairimu Ngaruiya and William E. O?Brien. 14. Gender and Power ? Maria Alexandra Lepowsky. 15. Maria, A Portuguese Fisherwoman ? Sally cole. Topics for Further Examination. PART II ? PATTERNS. 4. LEARNING AND DOING GENDER. 16. Playing the Gender Transgression Zone: Race, Class, and Hegemonic Masculinity in Middle Childhood ? C. Shawn McGuffey and B. Lindsay Rich. 17. Schooling for Inequality ? Dorothy E. Smith. 18. The Chilly Climate: Subtle Ways in Which Women are Often Treated Differently at Work and in Classrooms ? Bernice R. Sandler. 19. College Gender Gap Stirs Old Bias ? Ellen Goodman. 20. Bad Boys: Public Schools in the Making of Black Masculinity ? Ann Arnett Ferguson. 21. My Life as a Man ? Elizabeth Gilbert. 22. Slut! Growing Up Female with a Bad Reputation ? Leora Tanenbaum. 5. BUYING AND SELLING GENDER. 23. The Pink Dragon is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers ? Adie Nelson. 24. The More You Subtract, the More You Add: Cutting Girls Down to Size ? Jean Kilbourne. 25. The Anthropometry of Barbie: Unsettling Ideals of the Feminine Body in Popular Culture ? Jacqueline Urla and Alan C. Swedlund. 26. ?Where My Girls At??: Negotiating Black Womanhood in Music Videos ? Rana A. Emerson. 27. Disco ?Super-Culture?: Consuming Foreign Sex in the Chinese Disco ? James Farrer. 6. TRACING GENDER?S MARK ON BODIES, SEXUALITIES, AND EMOTIONS. 28. Men are Real, Women are ?Made Up?: Beauty Therapy and the Construction of Femininity ? Paula Black and Ursula Sharma. 29. Size 6: The Western Woman?s Harem ? Fatema Mernissi. 30. ?If It?s Not On, It?s Not On? ? Or Is It? ? Nicola Gavey, Kathryn McPhillips, and Marion Doherty. 31. Sexuality, Fertility, and Danger: Twentieth-Century Images of Women with Cognative Disabilities ? Pamela Block. 32. Peaks and Valleys: The Gendered Emotional Culture of Edgework ? Jennifer Lois. 7. GENDER AT WORK AND LEISURE. 33. Feminism at Work ? Amy S. Wharton. 34. Gendering the Market: Temporality, Work, and Gender on a National Futures Exchange ? Peter Levin. 35. Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women ? Ching Kwan Lee. 36. Gender, Social Inequalities, and Retirement Income ? Toni M. Calasanti and Kathleen F. Selvin. 37. Marketing and the Publicity Images of Women?s Professional Basketball Players from 1977 to 2001 ? Gai Ingham Berlage. 38. Couples Watching Television: Gender, Power, and the Remote Control ?Alexis J. Walker. 8. GENDER IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS. 39. Men, Women, and Friendship: What They Say, What They Do ? Karen Walker. 40. Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from Two Generations of Work and Family Change ? Kathleen Gerson. 41. Mothering Work, and Gender in Urban Asante Ideology and Practice ? Gracia Clark. 42. Fathering in the 20th Century ? Maxine P. Atkinson and Stephen P. Blackwelder. 43. Class-Based Masculinities: The Interdependence of Gender, Class, and Personal Power ? Karen D. Pyke. 9. ENFORCING GENDER. 44. It Hurts to Be a Girl: Growing Up Poor, White, and Female ? Julia Hall. 45. Escape from Animal House: Frat Boy Tells All ? Scott Straus. 46. Sexual Trafficking in Women: International Political Economy and the Politics of Sex ? Andrea Marie Bertone. 47. Sexual Harassment and Masculinity: The Power and Meaning of ?Girl Watching? ? Beth A. Quinn. 48. Traveling with the Ball Club: A Code of Conduct for Wives Only ? Steven M. Ortiz. PART III ? POSSIBILITIES. 10. NOTHING IS FOREVER. 49. Opting into Motherhood: Lesbians Blurring the Boundaries and Transforming the Meaning of Parenthood and Kinship ? Gillian A. Dunne. 50. Unraveling the Gender Knot ? Allan Johnson. 51. De Ambiente: Queer Tourism and the Shifting Boundaries of Mexican Male Sexualities ? Lionel Cantu. 52. Women?s Agency and Household Diplomacy: Negotiating Fundamentalism ? Shahin Gerami and Melodye Lehnerer. 53. Do We Still Need Feminist Theory?: A Conversation ? Margaret L. Andersen, Anne E. Bowler, and Michael S. Kimmel.

Product Details

Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities
Spade, Joan Z. (edt)
Spade, Joan Z.
Spade, Joan Z.
Valentine, Catherine G.
Wadsworth Publishing
Belmont, CA
Interpersonal Relations
Sociology - General
Man-woman relationships
Gender Studies
Gender identity
Sex role
Sex differences
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Wadsworth sociology reader series
Series Volume:
no. 1 (SP-1)
Publication Date:
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
1.87 in.

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