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The gendered society

Author: Michael S Kimmel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
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"In The Gendered Society, Michael S. Kimmel examines our basic beliefs about gender, arguing that men and women are more alike than we have ever imagined." "The issues surrounding gender are complex, and in order to clarify them, the author has included a review of the existing literature in related disciplines such as biology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology. With an eye toward the future, Kimmel offers  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael S Kimmel
ISBN: 0195125878 9780195125870 0195125886 9780195125887
OCLC Number: 41131815
Description: xii, 315 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Ordained by nature: biology constructs the sexes --
Spanning the world: cross-cultural constructions of gender --
"So, that explains it": psychological perspectives on gender development --
Inequality and difference: the social construction of gender relations --
The gendered family --
The gendered classroom --
The gendered workplace --
Gendered intimacies: friendship and love --
Gendered sexualities --
The gender of violence.
Responsibility: Michael S. Kimmel.
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'The Gendered Society' provides an overview of current thinking about gender in the social and behavioural sciences.  Read more...

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"Readers curious about what it means to say we live in a gendered society but confused by the trendy mixture of pop psychology, neo-Darwinism, and Mars-Venus theories will value this well-reasoned Read more...

 
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