Power/Gender: Social Relations in Theory and Practice
H. Lorraine Radtke, Henderikus J. Stam, Professor Henderikus J Stam
SAGE, Jan 1, 1994 - Feminist theory - 328 pages
This book investigates the complex strands that inextricably link gender and power relations, demonstrating how gender is constructed through the practices of power.
The contributors argue that female' and male' are shaped not only at the micro-level of everyday social interaction but also at the macro-level where social institutions control and regulate the practice of gender. Power/Gender explores: how theorizing on power is affected when gender is taken into account; post-Foucauldian theory of gender and power; whether it is possible to separate gender and power; the connections between gender and the practice of power in political contexts, and how these connections work in the specific contexts of women's lives; and whether the construction of sex or gender is an expression of power relations.