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Gender through the prism of difference

Author: Maxine Baca Zinn; Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo; Michael A Messner
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
"The third edition of Gender Through the Prism of Difference adopts a global, transnational perspective on how race, class, and sexual diversity are central to the study of sex and gender. In contrast with other books in this area - which tend to focus on U.S. or European viewpoints - this book features many articles based on research done elsewhere throughout the world." "The editors introduce this wide-ranging  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maxine Baca Zinn; Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo; Michael A Messner
ISBN: 0195167643 9780195167641
OCLC Number: 56086168
Description: x, 559 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Perspectives on sex, gender, and difference --
Five sexes, revisited / Ann Fausto-Sterling --
Theorizing difference from multiracial feminism / Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill --
Bargaining with patriarchy / Deniz Kandiyoti --
Masculinities and globalization / R.W. Connell --
Global woman / Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild --
Antiglobalization pedagogies and feminism / Chandra Talpade Mohanty --
Part II. Bodies --
Beauty myths and realities and their impact on women's health / Jane Sprague Zones --
It's a big fat revolution / Nomy Lamm --
Strong and large black women? : exploring relationships between deviant womanhood and weight / Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant --
To veil or not to veil? : a case study of identity negotiation among Muslim women in Austin, Texas / Jen'nan Ghazal Read and John P. Bartkowski --
Doing time, doing masculinity : sports and prison / Don Sabo --
What it means to be gendered me : life on the boundaries of a dichotomous gender system / Betsy Lucal --
Immigrant women and domestic violence : common experiences in different countries / Cecilia Menjfvar and Olivia Salcido --
Acid violence and medical care in Bangladesh : women's activism as carework / Afroza Anwary --
Nationalism, war, and archaization of gender relations in the Balkans / Patricia Albanese --
Gender, class, and terrorism / Michael Kimmel --
Part III. Sexualities --
"I couldn't ever picture myself having sex ..." : gender differences in sex and sexual subjectivity / Karin A. Martin --
Male discretion and sexual indiscretion in working class Mexico City / Matthew C. Gutmann --
Because she looks like a child / Kevin Bales --
Sex tourist, the expatriate, his ex-wife, and her "other" : the politics of loss, difference, and desire / Julia O'Connell Davidson --
The globalization of sexual identities / Dennis Altman --
Becoming "straight" / Michael A. Messner --
"Americans have a different attitude" : family, sexuality, and gender in Filipina American lives / Yen Le Espiritu --
Part IV. Identities --
Age, race, class, and sex : women redefining difference / Audre Lord --
The rights and wrongs of identity politics and sexual identities / Elliott Femynye Bat Tzedek --
Chappals and gym shorts : an Indian Muslim woman in the Land of Oz / Almas Sayeed --
Asian American women and racialized femininities : "doing" gender across cultural worlds / Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson --
White privilege : unpacking the invisible knapsack / Peggy McIntosh --
Part V. Families --
The meaning of motherhood in black culture and black mother-daughter relationships / Patricia Hill Collins --
Revision and resistance : the politics of native women's motherwork / Lisa J. Udel --
"I'm here but I'm there" : the meanings of Latina transnational motherhood / Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo and Ernestine Avila --
"The worms are weak" : male infertility and patriarchal paradoxes in Egypt / Marcia C. Inhorn --
Maid or madam? : Filipina migrant workers and the continuity of domestic labor / Pei-Chia Lan --
Delicate transactions : gender, home, and employment among Hispanic women / M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly --
Moving up with kin and community : upward social mobility for black and white women / Elizabeth Higginbotham and Lynn Weber --
What do low-income single mothers say about marriage? / Kathryn Edin --
Part VI. Constructing gender in the workplace --
Gendering the market : temporality, work, and gender on a national futures exchange / Peter Levin --
Boundary lines : labeling sexual harassment in restaurants / Patti A. Giuffre and Christine L. Williams --
"Their logic against them" : contradictions in sex, race, and class in Silicon Valley / Karen J. Hossfeld --
Go away ... but stay close enough / Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo --
Part VII. Education and schools --
Naughty by nature / Ann Arnett Ferguson --
How working-class chicas get working-class lives / Julie Bettie --
Homegrown : how the family does gender / Nancy Lopez --
Feminism, nationalism, and the Japanese textbook controversy over "comfort women" / Yoshiko Nozaki --
Part VIII. Popular culture --
Black men : how to perpetuate prejudice without really trying / Barry Glassner --
The color of sex : postwar photographic histories of race and gender in National Geographic Magazine / Catherine A. Lutz and Jane L. Collins --
Klaus Barbie, and other dolls I'd like to see / Susan Jane Gilman --
Sexuality and gender maneuvering / Mimi Schippers --
"Oh no! : I'm a nerd!" : hegemonic masculinity on an online forum / Lori Kendall --
Part IX. Change and politics --
Gay and Greek : the identity paradox of gay fraternities / King-To Yeung and Mindy Stombler --
Mexican American women, grassroots community activists : "mothers of East Los Angeles" / Mary Pardo --
Cyberfeminism, technology, and international "development" / Radhika Gajjala and Annapurna Mamidipudi --
Confessions of a recovering misogynist / Kevin Powell.
Responsibility: edited by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Michael A. Messner.
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