Questioning gender : a sociological exploration / Robyn Ryle, Hanover College
- Ryle, Robyn
- Los Angeles : SAGE Publications, Inc., 
- Copyright Date:
- Second Edition.
- Physical Description:
- xxv, 551 pages ; 24 cm
- pt. I. What are the important questions to ask about gender? -- 1. What is gender and why should we care about it? : introducing gender -- Learning to see gender -- Gender and the social construction of reality -- Sex or gender? : what's the difference, a biosocial approach -- Myths of gender -- A strong social constructionist perspective -- A word about biology and strong social constructionism -- Essentialism and constructionism -- 2. What's the "sociology" in the sociology of gender? : understanding sociology and gender -- Gender in sociology before feminism -- Feminist theories and their influence on sociological thinking about gender -- A brief introduction to feminism -- First Wave Feminist Movement -- Second Wave Feminist Movement -- Third Wave Feminist Movement -- Liberal feminism -- Radical feminism -- Men and feminism -- Sociological theories of gender -- Gender and the sociological imagination -- Sex roles -- Interactionist theories -- Status characteristics theory -- Doing gender -- Institutional or structural approaches -- Gendered organizations -- Homophily : a network approach to gender -- Intersectional feminist theory -- Multiple consciousness and interlocking models of intersectionality -- Integrative theories -- 3. How do disciplines outside of sociology study gender? : some additional theoretical approaches -- Psychological approaches to gender -- Freud -- Sex differences research -- Anthropological approaches to gender -- Sex and temperament in three primitive societies -- Man the hunter and woman the gatherer? -- Do men rule the world? : the universality of patriarchy -- Queer theory -- Origins in the Gay and Lesbian Rights Movement -- Internal contradictions -- Postmodernism -- Gender, economics, and development -- The Development Project -- Women in development -- Ecofeminism and the environment -- Women and the environment --, pt. II. How are our lives filled with gender? -- 4. How do we learn gender? : gender and socialization -- Gender socialization and intersexed children -- Genital tubercles and ambiguous genitalia -- What can we learn from the stories of intersexed people? -- Some theories of gender socialization -- Social learning theory -- Cognitive-development theory -- Stages of gender socialization -- Gender Schema theory -- Psychoanalytic theory -- The early years : primary socialization into gender -- The one-child policy and gender in China -- Doctors teaching g ender : intersex socialization -- Doctors and gender socialization -- Coming out as intersexed -- Gender camp : the importance of peer groups -- Peer groups and gender socialization -- Learning gender never ends : secondary socialization -- Learning to be American : socialization through immigration -- Gender and aging -- The gender of widowhood -- 5. How does gender matter for who we want and desire? : the gender of sexuality -- Does sexuality have a gender? -- Heteronormativity and compulsive heterosexuality -- Sexuality in cross-cultural perspective -- Measuring sexuality : what is sexual orientation? -- Men as sexual objects -- Women as sexual objects -- Sexual scripts -- Grinding and sexual scripts on the college dance floor -- Sexuality from an Islamic perspective -- Stabane and sexuality in South Africa -- Sex and society -- Sex and social status -- Boston marriages and sexuality -- Bisexuality -- Sexuality and its consequences -- Nationalism and heteronormativity -- Sex and power -- 6. How does gender impact the people you spend your time with? : the gender of friendship and dating -- Love, inside and outside the family -- Defining friendship -- Friendship in historical perspective -- Gender differences in friendship -- Gender similarities in friendship -- Friendship in global perspective -- Choosing your friends -- Drawing a fine line : sex, romance, and friendship -- The rules of attraction -- Friendship and values -- Courtship to dating : a brief history -- Hookups and friends with benefits -- Radha and Krishna -- Romantic love in cross-cultural perspective -- The gender of love -- 7. How does gender matter for how we think about our bodies? : the gender of bodies and health -- A brief history of bodies -- The beauty myth -- Beauty and gender inequality -- Hysteria and eating disorders -- Eyelids and empowerment : cosmetic surgery -- Race and the beauty myth -- Is beauty power? -- Pills and power tools : men and body image -- The importance of being tall -- Naked bodies -- The rules of manhood -- Gender and health : risky masculinity and the superman -- Is masculinity bad for your health? -- Women, doctors, midwives, and hormones -- Eugenics, sterilization, and population control -- Throwing like a girl --, and pt. III. How is gender an important part of the way our society works? -- 8. How does gender impact the people we live our lives with? : the gender of marriage and families -- A brief history of marriage -- Antony and Cleopatra : the real story -- The demographics of marriage -- Race and the marriage squeeze -- Transnational marriage -- Who does what? : the gendered division of labor -- The sexual division of labor and gender inequality -- The doctrine of separate spheres -- Modern marriage -- Gender and the doctrine of separate spheres -- Separate spheres in global perspective -- Transnational motherhood -- Transnational fatherhood -- The division of household labor -- The second shift -- Gay and lesbian households -- Power and the household division of labor -- Families in transition -- 9. How does gender affect the type of work we do and the rewards we receive for our work? : the gender of work -- What is work? -- Measuring the world's work -- Vulnerable employment -- Masculinity and work -- When men can't work -- Men in predominantly female occupations -- The Glass Ceiling and the Glass Escalator -- Sex segregation in the workplace -- A historical look at gender and work -- gender and dangerous work : protective labor laws -- The anatomy of sex segregation -- Gender and precarious work -- The wage gap : why sex segregation matters -- Making connections : sex segregation and the gender wage gap -- Socialization as an explanation for sex segregation -- Human capital theory -- Gendered organizations -- Transmen at work -- Comparable worth -- 10. How does gender affect what you watch, what you read, and what you play? : the gender of media and popular culture -- The media : an interesting institution -- The gender of media organizations -- Gender, advertising, and the commodification of gender -- Media power theory -- audience power theory -- Transgender in the media -- The gender of Face book -- The struggle over images -- Harems and terrorists : depictions of Arabs in the media -- Beware of Black men : race, gender, and the local news -- Homer and Ralph : White, working-class men on TV -- Sexuality in the media -- Sexuality and subculture -- Soap operas, Telenovelas, and feminism -- Masculinity and video games -- The gender of leisure -- 11. How does gender help determine who has power and who doesn't? : the gender of politics and power -- Power : good and bad -- Masculinity and power -- Hegemonic masculinity -- Coercive power -- The geography of fear -- Rape-prone and rape-free cultures -- Sexual assault on campus -- Violent intersections : the gender of human trafficking -- Gender rights and human rights? -- Hijab and ethnocentrism -- Institutional power : nations and gender -- Gender and political institutions -- Men and women in office -- The smoke-filled room : descriptive representation -- Strangers in the halls of power : substantive representation.
- 9781452275864 (pbk.) and 1452275866 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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