Revisioning Gender

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Myra M Ferree, Myra Marx Ferree, Judith Lorber, Beth B. Hess
Rowman Altamira, 1999 - Social Science - 500 pages
This comprehensive handbook attempts to summarize the state of gender studies not only by examining the crucial research of the past decade, but by encouraging thinking about how the questions central to studying gender have themselves changed. Building on the work started by the contributors to this volume's predecessor, (Analyzing Gender, Sage 1987), editors Myra Marx Ferree, Judith Lorber, and Beth B. Hess reflect on the advances of gender scholarship during the past decade with its emphasis on all levels of social structure from the most macro to the most individual.
 

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Contents

The Social Construction and Institutionalization of Gender and Race An Integrative Framework
3
Rewriting Class Race and Gender Problems in Feminist Rethinking
44
Some Reflections on Gender and Politics
70
Feminist Thinking about the Welfare State
99
Gender and the Global Economy
128
Gender Work Who Cares? Production Reproduction Deindustrialization and Business as Usual
161
Woman as Symbol and Women as Agents Gendered Religious Discourses and Practices
193
Sex Text and Context In Between Feminism and Cultural Studies
222
Gender Family Structure and Social Structure Racial Ethnic Families in the United States
311
Just Do What? Sport Bodies Gender
341
Gender Power Dynamics and Social Interaction
365
Now You Can Choose Issues in Parenting and Procreation
399
Embattled Terrain Gender and Sexuality
416
Making Gendered People Bodies Identities Sexualities
449
INDEX
473
About the Contributors
495

Moving Beyond Gender Intersectionality and Scientific Knowledge
261
Gender and Sexuality in Organizations
285

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Judith Lorber (born November 28, 1931) is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women’s Studies at The CUNY Graduate Center and Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is a foundational theorist of social construction of gender difference and has more recently called for a de-gendering of the social world. Lorber was actively involved in Sociologists for Women in Society from the early 1970's. She developed and taught some of the first courses in the sociology of gender, women's studies, and feminist theory at Brooklyn College and the Graduate School, where she was the first Coordinator of the Women's Studies Certificate Program in 1988-1991. She was Chair of the ASA Sex and Gender Section in 1992-93 and was awarded the Jessie Bernard Award in 1996 “in recognition of scholarly work that has enlarged the horizons of sociology to encompass fully the role of women in society.

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