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

Author: Raewyn Connell
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 1987.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Sexual politics - from economic equality to anti-gay violence - is a vast area of debate. This exceptional new book seeks to integrate gender and sexuality into the mainstream of social and political theory with the aim of challenging and transforming these traditional areas. The book is an original contribution to theory, setting out for the first time a systematic framework for the social analysis of gender and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Raewyn Connell
ISBN: 0804714290 9780804714297 0804714304 9780804714303
OCLC Number: 17286644
Description: xvii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: some facts in the case. a teenager and her family. The public world: wages, education, jobs. Violence, prejudice, the state --
pt. I. Theorizing gender. Historical roots of contemporary theory. Secular morality. Science and radicalism. Sex roles and syntheses. Feminism and gay liberation. Reaction and paradox --
Current frameworks. Extrinsic theories: from 'class first' through 'social reproduction' to 'dual systems'. Sex role theory. Categorical theory. Towards a practice-based theory --
The body and social practice. The knot of natural difference. Transcendence and negation. Practical transformations of the body --
pt. II: The structure of gender relations. Main structures: labour, power, cathexis. Structure and structural analysis. Labour. Power. Cathexis. A note on 'system' and composition --
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 --
Historical dynamic. Historicity and 'origins'. The course of history. Crisis tendencies --
pt. III: Femininity and masculinity. Sexual character. Unitary models and sex difference research. Masculinity/femininity scales. Multiple models; from typology to relationship. The effect of structures. Hegemonic masculinity and emphasized femininity. --
The mystery in broad daylight; gender formation and psychoanalysis. Socialization. Classical psychoanalysis: the dynamic unconscious. Existential psychoanalysis: the project --
Personality as practice. Personality, society and life history. The historical dynamic in personality. Politics of personality. pt. IV: Sexual politics. Sexual ideology. Discourse and practice. Ideological processes. Cultural dynamics. Ideologists and interests --
Political practice. The scope of sexual politics. The articulation of interests. Working-class feminism. Liberation movements: birth and transformation --
Present and future. The present moment. Strategies. Concluding notes on the world to which a social theory of gender might lead.
Other Titles: Society, the person, and sexual politics
Gender & power
Responsibility: R.W. Connell.
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"Sexual politics - from economic equality to anti-gay violence - is a vast area of debate. This exceptional new book seeks to integrate gender and sexuality into the mainstream of social and political theory with the aim of challenging and transforming these traditional areas. The book is an original contribution to theory, setting out for the first time a systematic framework for the social analysis of gender and sexuality. It is written with a clarity and scope that also make it useful as an introductory textbook on sexual politics. The book reviews theories of gender from feminism to psychoanalysis, sex role theory, and sociobiology. It maps the structure of gender relations in contemporary life and in history; proposes a new approach to femininity and masculinity; and offers a wide-ranging analysis of sexual politics and the dynamics of change, from working-class feminism to the dilemmas of the 'men's movement'. Connell has produced a major work of synthesis and scholarship which will be of unique value to students and professionals in sociology, politics, psychology, women's studies, gay studies, and to anyone interested in sexual politics'."--Back cover.

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