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Gendering bodies

Gendering bodies

Author: Sara L Crawley; Lara J Foley; Constance L Shehan
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2008] ©2008.
Series: Gender lens series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Gendering Bodies explains how the social world shapes our physical bodies and how our bodies shape the social world. In this remarkable investigation into contemporary ideas of gender, sociologists Crawley, Foley, and Shehan argue that bodies are constantly being gendered, that is, encouraged to participate in (heterosexual) gender conformity. This engendering influences nutrition practices, work and employment  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Crawley, Sara L., 1966-
Gendering bodies.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2008
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sara L Crawley; Lara J Foley; Constance L Shehan
ISBN: 9780742559561 0742559564 9780742559578 0742559572
OCLC Number: 85622867
Description: xvi, 288 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series editors' foreword --
Preface : Gendering and embodiment --
Acknowledgments --
1. Creating a world of dichotomy : categorizing sex and gendering cultural messages --
2. Doing "woman" / doing "man" : gender performances that produce "reality" --
3. Becoming our own jailers : surveillance and accountability --
4. But gender is real : measurable inequalities and their effects on bodies --
5. Undisciplining gender : gender agency and resistance --
6. A world without dichotomies? --
References --
Index --
About the authors.
Series Title: Gender lens series.
Responsibility: Sara L. Crawley, Lara J. Foley, Constance L. Shehan.
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Crawley, Foley and Shehan demonstrate how gendered messages about bodies and the social world shape our physical bodies and social selves. At work, in sports and during sex, gendered messages  Read more...


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The authors position this book as an account that will be equally useful for undergraduate students and academic researchers. Recommended. * CHOICE * Gendering Bodies is a clear, engaging, and Read more...

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