Gendered Worlds

ISBN-10: 0195371119

ISBN-13: 9780195371116

Edition: 2008

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Over the past forty years, feminism and gender studies have become global movements and have produced a wide array of empirical findings, bold concepts, and transformative theories. Due to these successes, it is becoming increasingly difficult to comprehend the breadth and complexity of this burgeoning field. Gendered Worlds responds to the growing need for a text that clarifies and synthesizes the multiple strands of gender research in a way that students can understand. In Gendered Worlds, Judy Root Aulette, Judith Wittner, and Kristin Blakely use the sociological imagination to explore gender relations throughout the world. They look at how concrete forms of gender, race, class, and sexual inequality operate transnationally; examine the impact of globalization on local and everyday life experiences; and identify how local actors re-imagine social possibilities, resist injustice, and work toward change. Integrating theory with empirical studies that are of particular interest to college students--including research on violence, sports, and sexuality--the authors make gender concepts genuinely interesting and accessible. They also demonstrate how students can think critically about gender, both within and beyond the classroom. Incorporating a broad range of pedagogical features, including boxed sections and end-of-chapter sections that focus on social movements, Gendered Worlds is ideal for courses in sociology of gender and sociology of sex roles. Distinct Features Each chapter ends with a fascinating look at a relevant social movement A keen focus on diversity by race, ethnicity, social class, age, sexuality, and nation A consistent exploration of local and global levels of analysis and the connections between them
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List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/10/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Judy Root Aulette, University of North, Charlotte. Judith Wittner, Loyola University Chicago. Kristen Blakely, Loyola University Chicago.

Judy Root Aulette is Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Women's and Gender Studies Program at UNC-Charlotte. She is author of Changing American Families , Third Edition (2010). Judith Wittner is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola University-Chicago. She is coeditor, with R. Stephen Warner, of Gatherings In Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration (1998).

A Few More Inconvenient Truths
Some Ground Rules for Studying Gender
Overarching Theory of Intersectionality
Hegemonic Masculinities and Emphasized Femininities
Making History
Feminist Scholars Seeking Answers
Three Waves
Problems with the Three Waves
African Feminism
Plan of the Book
Bodies and Genders
The Standard Story
The Interplay of Sex, Gender, and Sexuality
Chromosomes, Hormones, and Genes
Sexed Bodies in Other Times and Other Places: Believing is Seeing
How Many Genders are There? The Evidence from Other Cultures
Sexuality and Sexual Orientation: The Gendering of Desire
The Basis of Sexuality is Not "Either-Or", but "Both-And"
Bodies are Produced within Society
Sexuality is Socially Scripted
Erotic Relations are Historical Relations
Sexuality is Racialized, Race is Sexualized
Embodiment and Intersexuality
A Brief History of Intersex
Intersex as Lived Reality
Intersex Activism Takes off
Intersex as a Human Rights Issue
Concluding Thoughts
The Gender Lenses of Androcentrism, Gender Polarization, and Essentialism
Individual Level Theories: Social Roles and Social Learning
The Interactionist Theory of Gender: Gender as a Course of Action
Doing Gender
Props and Resources for Doing Gender
Gender Structures: Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Opportunity Structures
Power Structures
Relative Numbers
Gendered Organizations
Gendered Institutions
Sex and the City
Comparing Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors around the Globe
Changing Attitudes toward Sexuality in the U.S.Orgasm and Sexual Politics
The Racial Subtext of the Double Standard
Racialized Images of Women''s Sexuality
Sex Tourism
What is Your Sexuality?
Lesbian or Bisexual Chic
Competing Perspectives on Gendered Sexuality
Sexual Scripts
Violent Scripts
Resistance Scripts of The Vagina Monologues
Queer Theory
Sex for Sale
Gendered Porn
Feminist Censorship Debate
Legal Prostitution
Feminist Prostitution Debate
Sex Trafficking
Sexual Rights
Elementary School Snapshots
Gender in the K-12 Classroom
What Difference Does Differential Treatment in Schools Make?
Taming Warriors in the Kindergarten Classroom
Medicalizing and Medicating Boys in Schools
Teaching Materials
High School
Math and Science and Gender
Vocational Education
Title IX, No Child Left Behind, and Single Sex Schools
SAT Scores
International Comparisons on Standardized Tests
Higher Education and Gender
What about the Boys?
Global Rates of Illiteracy
Unexpected Connections between Water and Education
Gender and Teachers
Evaluating Professors
The Correspondence Principle
Paid Work
Who is in the Paid Workplace?
Equal Pay?
The Glass Ceiling
The Glass Escalator
Emotional Labor
Why is There a Wage Gap between Women and Men?
Subtle Tactics
Human Capital Theory
Social Structural Explanations of Pay Gap
Climbing the Ladder of Success
Bringing Politics into the Picture
How Can the Gender Gap in Promotion be Closed?
Comparable Worth
Success Stories of African American Women and the Importance of Families
Success Stories in Engineering
When Work Disappears: Masculinity and Homeless Men
Feminization of Poverty
Unpaid Work through the Life Cycle
Why is Women''s Work Invisible?
Children and Housework
What''s behind the Way People Divide up Housework?
Rational Choice Theory
Feminist Theory
Globalization and Gender: WID, WAD, and GAD
Customary Marriage Laws
Marriage as a Legal Contract and the Challenge of Gay Rights Activists
History of Marriage in the U.S
Marriage Promotion in the U.S
Love and Marriage
Parenting and Caregiving
Motherhood Mystique
Work and Family in Latino and African American Families
Working Mothers and the Mommy Wars
Welfare Mothers
Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF)
Parenting by Fathers
Men Balancing Work and Family
The Fatherhood Responsibility Movement
Biology and Parenting
Another Kind of Family Caregiving
Gendered Styles of Care Work
Grandparents and Care Work
Balancing Work and Family
International Comparisons on F
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