The Kaleidoscope of Gender

The Kaleidoscope of Gender

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This integrated, comprehensive text/reader is designed to present an accessible, timely, and stimulating introduction to the sociology of gender. It can be used as a text by itself or as a supplement to other materials in courses in Sociology of Gender and Introduction to WomenAca‚na„cs Studies. Articles have been selected (1) to creatively and clearly explicate what gender is and is not, and what it means to say that gender is socially constructed; (2) to untangle and clarify the intricate ways in which gender is embedded in and defined by other systems of difference and inequality such as race, social class, sexualities, and age; (3) to illustrate the complex variations and dynamics of gender across cultures. By organizing the book around a metaphor-the kaleidoscope--the articles are integrated throughout the text and tied together by text/introductions to each chapter. This makes the book more than a collection of articles; each article fits into the metaphor and its three themes: prisms, patterns, and possibilities.her apparent independent wealth can make for a very different reading of Barbie than the one we often find in the popular press. ... In this deeply ironic exploration into the seventies, suburbia, and middle-class hypocrisy, Barbie and Ken dolls are used to tell ... But for the most part, his clothing line is less diversified, and he lacks an independent fan club or advertising campaign.13 In a world where boysa#39; anbsp;...

Title:The Kaleidoscope of Gender
Author:Joan Z. Spade, Catherine G. Valentine
Publisher:Pine Forge Press - 2008


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