Power/Gender: Social Relations in Theory and Practice

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H. Lorraine Radtke, Henderikus J. Stam, Professor Henderikus J Stam
SAGE, Jan 1, 1994 - Feminist theory - 328 pages
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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.

 

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This in itself sort of helps to explain the different ways power and gender can imprison or discrimminate a race, gender or sex..

Contents

POWER AND THE SOCIAL
9
PowerSex
15
Lessons from Foucault
36
Power Identity
67
a Case of Cultural
89
THE STATE POLITICS AND GENDER
136
Notes toward a Political Theory of Sex and Power
174
Radical Feminist
194
from Adrienne Rich
210
Feminism and Adolescent Female
219
Power
270
or Differences
287
Index
312
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Page 3 - Blau has defined power as the 'ability of persons or groups to impose their will on others despite resistance through deterrence either in the form of withholding regularly supplied rewards or in the form of punishment, inasmuch as the former as well as the latter constitute, in effect, a negative sanction

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