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Gender and power : society, the person, and sexual politics

Author: Raewyn Connell
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press in association with B. Blackwell, 1987.
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This book is an important introductory textbook on sexual politics and an original contribution to the reformulation of social and political theory. In a discussion of, among other issues, psychoanalysis, Marxism and feminist theories, the structure of gender relations, and working class feminism, Connell has produced a major work of synthesis and scholarship which will be of unique value to students and  Read more...
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Connell, Raewyn, 1944-
Gender and power.
Cambridge, UK : Polity Press in association with B. Blackwell, 1987
(DLC) 90126188
(OCoLC)21293566
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Raewyn Connell
ISBN: 9780745665276 0745665276
OCLC Number: 948516775
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction: Some Facts in the Case; A teenager and her family; The public world: wages, education, jobs; Violence, prejudice, the state; Part I: Theorizing Gender; 2 Historical Roots of Contemporary Theory; Secular morality; Science and radicalism; Sex roles and syntheses; Feminism and gay liberation; Reaction and paradox; 3 Current Frameworks; Extrinsic theories: from 'class first' through 'social reproduction' to 'dual systems'; Sex role theory; Categorical theory; Towards a practice-based theory; 4 The Body and Social Practice. The knot of natural differenceTranscendence and negation; Practical transformations of the body; Part II: The Structure of Gender Relations; 5 Main Structures: Labour, Power, Cathexis; Structure and structural analysis; Labour; Power; Cathexis; A note on 'system' and composition; 6 Gender Regimes and the Gender Order; Institutions; The family; The state; The street; The gender order; A note on the definition and institutionalization of gender; 7 Historical Dynamic; Historicity and 'origins'; The course of history; Crisis tendencies; Part III: Femininity and Masculinity; 8 Sexual Character. Unitary models and sex difference researchMasculinity/femininity scales; Multiple models: from typology to relationship; The effect of structures; Hegemonic masculinity and emphasized femininity; 9 The Mystery in Broad Daylight: Gender Formation and Psychoanalysis; Socialization; Classical psychoanalysis: the dynamic unconscious; Existential psychoanalysis: the project; 10 Personality as Practice; Personality, society and life history; The historical dynamic in personality; Politics of personality; Part IV: Sexual Politics; 11 Sexual Ideology; Discourse and practice; Ideological processes. Cultural dynamicsIdeologists and interests; 12 Political Practice; The scope of sexual politics; The articulation of interests; Working-class feminism; Liberation movements: birth and transformation; 13 Present and Future; The present moment; Strategies; Concluding notes on the world to which a social theory of gender might lead; Bibliography; Index.
Other Titles: Gender & power.
Responsibility: R.W. Connell.

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This book is an important introductory textbook on sexual politics and an original contribution to the reformulation of social and political theory. In a discussion of, among other issues, psychoanalysis, Marxism and feminist theories, the structure of gender relations, and working class feminism, Connell has produced a major work of synthesis and scholarship which will be of unique value to students and professionals in sociology, politics, women's studies and to anyone interested in the field of sexual politics. Visit www.raewynconnell.net.

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