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The lenses of gender : transforming the debate on sexual inequality

Author: Sandra Lipsitz Bem
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, ©1993.
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Discusses how hidden assumptions embedded in cultural discourses and social institutions perpetuate male power and oppress women and sexual minorities. The book calls these assumptions "lenses of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra Lipsitz Bem
ISBN: 0300056761 9780300056761
OCLC Number: 797867843
Description: XII, 244 p. : fot. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction and overview; biological essentialism - the Biological Politics of the Late-l9th and Early 20th Centuries The Modern period just-so stories of socio-biology; The Modern Period II: Prenatal Hormone Theory An Alternative Hypothesis: The body in context but are there Really No Biological Differences Beyond the Body? 3 andocentrism Judaeo-Christian theology ancient Greek philosophy Freudian Psychoanalytic Theory American equal-rights law 4 Gender polarisation the Nineteenth century: Sexual Inversion The Twentieth Century 1: homosexuality the twentieth Century 11: Masculinity / Femininity Beyond Science: The Feminist Celebration of female differences 5 the construction of individual gender identity Previous Theoretical Perspectives The Process of enculturation the process of self-construction resisting the Culture's Lenses: The Making of a Gender nonconformist 6 transforming the debate on sexual inequality The Conundrum of Difference Toward True Gender nonconformist 6 transforming the debate on sexual inequality the conundrum of difference toward true gender Neutrality: Eradicating Androcentrism Toward Utopi : Eradicating Gender lolarisation Notes References
Responsibility: Sandra Lipsitz Bem.

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