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Gender : ideas, interactions, institutions

Author: Lisa Wade, (Professor); Myra Marx Ferree
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Wade and Ferree's first edition textbook is a lively introduction to the sociology of gender. Probing questions, the same ones that students often bring to the course, frame readable chapters that are packed with the most up-to-date scholarship available--in language students will understand. The authors use memorable examples mined from pop culture, history, psychology, biology, and everyday life to truly engage  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lisa Wade, (Professor); Myra Marx Ferree
ISBN: 9780393931075 0393931072
OCLC Number: 893609295
Description: x, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ideas. Gender ideologies ; The binary and our bodies ; The binary and everything else ; Blurred vision and blind spots --
Bodies. Research on gender differences and similarities ; Defining "real" ; A different question altogether --
Performances. How to do gender ; Learning the rules ; Why we follow the rules ; How to break the rules ; The No. 1 gender rule --
Intersections. Intersectionality ; Economic class and place of residence ; Race ; Sexual orientation ; Immigration ; Ability and disability ; Age and attractiveness --
Inequality : men and masculinities. The gender of cheerleading ; Gendered power ; Gender for men --
Inequality : women and femininities. Cheerleading today ; Gender for women ; The big picture --
Institutions. The organization of daily life ; Gendered institutions ; The institutionalization of gender difference ; The institutionalization of gender inequality ; Institutional inertia and change --
Change. A clash of civilizations ; The changing value of children ; How cities changed marriage ; Separate spheres ; The funny '50s ; Going to work ; Work and family today ; Conclusion --
Sexualities. The sexual revolution ; Contemporary rules of sexuality ; Hookup culture --
Families. Gendered housework and parenting ; Ideological and institutional barriers to equal sharing ; Divisions of labor in families ; Housework, parenting, and power --
Work. The changing workplace ; Job segregation ; Discrimination and preferential treatment ; Parenthood : the facts and the fictions --
Politics. The state ; Feminist activism --
Onward --
Responsibility: Lisa Wade, Occidental College ; Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison.


A lively exploration of current questions of gender and their application to students today.  Read more...
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