Gender

Author: Greville G. Corbett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

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Over 200 languages, from English and Russian to Archi and Chichewa, provide illustrations of specific types of gender systems in a comprehensive analysis that reveals distinctions based on sex as well as other criteria.
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Gender

A Sociological Reader

Author: Stevi Jackson,Sue Scott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415201803

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

View: 2127

The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the readings cover both theoretical and empirical work representing a range of perspectives, and each section includes segments addressing the intersection of gender with differences of 'race', class and sexuality. Forty-eight readings are organised into six sections: * gender and knowledge * class, gender and the labour market * paid and unpaid work * marriage and intimate relationships * gendered embodiment. In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the history of sociological analyses of gender, as well as introductions to each section, editorial commentary on the readings themselves, suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion. Clearly and concisely written, this comprehensive reader is a valuable reference source for students of sociology, gender and women's studies.
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Gender

Author: Raewyn Connell

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745645674

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 388

Introducing modern gender studies, gender theories and gender politics, this text traces the history of Western intellectuals' ideas and discusses current findings on gender differences, inequalities and patterns in the state and corporations.
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Gender Mainstreaming: Definitionen, Durchsetzungsvermögen, Implementierung

Author: Ginka Tchervenkova

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 364049881X

Category: Social Science

Page: 14

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Soziologie - Familie, Frauen, Männer, Sexualität, Geschlechter, Note: 2,00, Universität Hamburg, Veranstaltung: Antidiskriminierung, Geschlechtergerechtigkeit und Gleichstellung als Ziele und Aufgaben der Europäischen Union, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Gender Mainstreaming und Frauenförderung sind Begriffe, die missverständlich oft als Synonyme verwendet werden. Gender Mainstreaming ist eine Strategie zur Verwirklichung tatsächlicher Gleichstellung. Frauenförderung wird ebenso wie Männerförderung als nur eine Maßnahme oder ein Instrument dieser Strategie bezeichnet. Der Ansatz von GM insgesamt ist demzufolge breiter. Zwei typischen Missverständnisse gegenüber der Frauenförderung sind: „Frauenförderung gilt nur als eine rechtfertigungsbedürftige Sondermaßnahme. Dabei wird übersehen, dass das allgemeine Ziel der Gleichstellung in bestimmten Bereichen nur mit Mitteln der Frauenförderung verwirklicht werden kann. Heute wird das juristisch oft deutlich formuliert. So sagt Art. 141 EG-Vertrag, dass Fördermaßnahmen keine Diskriminierung darstellen. Das ist nur konsequent, da mit ihnen Diskriminierung gerade abgebaut werden soll. ... Mit Frauenförderung werden die geschlechtsspezifischen Zuschreibungen und Stereotypisierung reproduziert. Ein Beispiel dafür ist die "Förderung der Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf", wenn nur Frauen Zielgruppen entsprechender Maßnahmen sind, dabei aber übersehen wird, dass auch Männer Vereinbarkeitsprobleme haben bzw. Frauen und Männer nicht nur Familie, sondern auch andere soziale Verpflichtungen, Ehrenämter oder auch das Privatleben mit der beruflichen Tätigkeit sinnvoll miteinander verbinden wollen.“ (Quelle: www.gender-mainstreaming.net, 17.11.2005) Frauenförderung und Männerförderung werden nicht selten als separate Politikbereiche voneinander abgegrenzt und gegeneinander ausgespielt. Darin liegt eine Fehlinterpretation dessen, worauf Gleichstellungspolitik zielt. Gerade mit Gender Mainstreaming wird Gleichstellungspolitik für Frauen und für Männer gestaltet. Die Maßnahmen sind entsprechend dem Sachgebiet, Handlungsfeld und Auftrag jeweils verschieden. Sie haben jedoch das Ziel, Gleichstellung effizient und nachhaltig zu fördern. Missbräuchliche Interpretationen sind oft beobachtbar nicht nur über Frauen-, bzw. Männerförderung, sondern auch über Gender Mainstreaming selbst. „Gender Mainstreaming ist ein Begriffspaar, das in bestimmten Zusammenhängen auch fehlerhaft oder sogar missbräuchlich benutzt wird, beispielsweise wenn Programme oder Projekte, die Frauen adressieren, unter Hinweis auf "Gender Mainstreaming" abgebaut werden. Dagegen zeigen gerade die im Rahmen von GM erforderlichen Gender-Relevanz-Prüfungen und Gleichstellungsfolgenabschätzungen, dass ...
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Sex and Gender

The Development of Masculinity and Femininity

Author: Robert J. Stoller

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 178181130X

Category: Psychology

Page: 400

View: 7643

In this book, Dr Stoller describes patients with marked abberrations in their masculinity and feminity--primarily transsexuals, transvestites and patients with marked biological abnormalities of their sex - in order to find clues to gender development in more normal people.
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Gender Studies & Musik

Geschlechterrollen und ihre Bedeutung für die Musikwissenschaft

Author: Stefan Fragner,Jan Hemming,Beate Kutschke

Publisher: Conbrio

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 235

View: 5193

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Sex/gender

Biology in a Social World

Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415881455

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 7871

Sex/Gender presents a relatively new way to think about how biological difference can be produced over time in response to different environmental and social experiences. This book gives a clearly written explanation of the biological and cultural underpinnings of gender. Anne Fausto-Sterling provides an introduction to the biochemistry, neurobiology, and social construction of gender with expertise and humor in a style accessible to a wide variety of readers. In addition to the basics, Sex/Gender ponders the moral, ethical, social and political side to this inescapable subject. An interview with the author! WOMR - The Lowdown with Ira Wood - Sex an Gender Identity with Anne Fausto-Sterling: http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/womr/.jukebox?action=viewMedia&mediaId=1025429
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Gender, Identity, and Representation in Spain's Golden Age

Author: Anita K. Stoll,Dawn L. Smith

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838754252

Category: Drama

Page: 208

View: 6821

"In 1991 The Perception of Women in Spanish Theater of the Golden Age provided a forum for a group of Hispanists concerned with correcting the failure to acknowledge the place of women in Golden Age Spain. This new collection of essays reflects the continuing interest in the topic and provides a new historical focus on literature and culture together."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Gender und Exzellenz

aktuelle Entwicklungen im österreichischen Wissenschaftssystem :`` eine Dokumentation des Symposiums vom 13. November 2007 an der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften : veranstaltet in Kooperation mit dem Bundesministerium für Wissenschaft und Forschung (BMWF) und dem Referat Frauenförderung und Gleichstellung der Universität Wien

Author: Birgit Stark,Barbara Haberl

Publisher: Austrian Academy of Sciences

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 131

View: 7859

English summary: The fact that women are under-represented in science and research has been discussed for quite some time now. Although half of all students in the European Union are women, with every rung up the career ladder, the number of female scientists and scholars decreases. However, the current discourse on procedures of assessing scientific excellence has pointed out a number of new aspects. Studies on the implementation of common methods and criteria for measuring and evaluating excellence have shown that these methods and criteria are not always gender neutral. In this volume, experts from a number of different research institutions in Austria give their views on this topic. Examined are, from various perspectives, the consequences of implementing excellence and quality paradigms into the culture of research, the choice of evaluation procedures being implemented, as well as the extent of discrimination against female scientists and scholars. German description: Die Halfte aller Studierenden in der Europaischen Union sind Frauen. Doch mit jeder Stufe auf der wissenschaftlichen Karriereleiter verringert sich der Frauenanteil. Diese Unterreprasentanz von Frauen in Wissenschaft und Forschung wird schon lange thematisiert: Die aktuelle Diskussion um die Bewertungsverfahren von wissenschaftlicher Exzellenz zeigt indessen neue Aspekte auf. Untersuchungen uber die Anwendung der gangigen Methoden und Kriterien fur das Messen und Bewerten von Exzellenz weisen darauf hin, dass diese nicht immer geschlechtsneutral sind. Expertinnen und Experten aus verschiedenen Forschungseinrichtungen - sowohl ausseruniversitar als auch universitar - beziehen im vorliegenden Band Stellung zu diesem Thema. Sie beleuchten aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven, welche Auswirkungen die Umsetzung des Exzellenz- bzw. Qualitatsparadigmas auf die Forschungskultur hat, welche Bewertungsverfahren in der Praxis Anwendung finden und in welchem Ausmass es zu Benachteiligungen fur Wissenschaftlerinnen kommt.
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Gender

Author: Harriet Bradley

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745664504

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

View: 6970

Gender issues continue to be a prominent concern of academics and policy-makers, and increasingly arise in various forms to be debated in the public sphere and popular media. But what exactly do we mean by gender? How can we best understand gender differences? How are current gender relations changing? What new paths are ‘femininity’ and ‘masculinity’ taking? What would it be like to live in a society in which differences of gender were transcended? In this new edition of her popular and highly lauded book, Harriet Bradley provides an introduction to the concept of gender and the different theoretical approaches which have developed within gender studies. Utilizing life narratives, she investigates processes of gendering in three important spheres of contemporary social life: production, reproduction and consumption. The book highlights the centrality of gender in everyday life and shows how thinking about gender is influenced by changing political contexts. As well as updating the discussion with the latest scholarship, political concerns and economic data, the new edition pays closer attention to intersectionality and hybrid identities, as well as exploring the complexities of contemporary relations of masculinity and femininity in the light of new feminist activities. This lively and accessible book will be of interest to students across the social sciences, as well as anyone interested in contemporary relations between women and men.
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Food and Gender

Identity and Power

Author: Carole Counihan,Steven L. Kaplan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057025730

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 7514

Food and Gender: Identity and Power examines the significance of food-centered activities to gender relations and the construction of gendered identities across cultures. Food and Gender investigates how men's and women's relationships to food may influence or determine both gender complementarity and hierarchy. Two central questions about food and gender are emphasized in this book. First, how does the control of food production, distribution and consumption contribute to power and social position? Second, how does food symbolically connote "maleness" or "femaleness," and help to establish the social value of men and women? Other issues discussed include the differences in men's and women's attitudes about food and their bodies, and the "legitimacy" of the appetites of men versus women.
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Gender, Taste, and Material Culture in Britain and North America, 1700-1830

Author: John Styles,Amanda Vickery

Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 358

View: 7518

Between 1700 and 1830, men and women in the English-speaking territories framing the Atlantic gained unprecedented access to material things. The British Atlantic was an empire of goods, held together not just by political authority and a common language, but by a shared material culture nourished by constant flows of commodities. Diets expanded to include exotic luxuries such as tea and sugar, the fruits of mercantile and colonial expansion. Homes were furnished with novel goods, like clocks and earthenware teapots, the products of British industrial ingenuity. This groundbreaking book compares these developments in Britain and North America, bringing together a multi-disciplinary group of scholars to consider basic questions about women, men, and objects in these regions. In asking who did the shopping, how things were used, and why they became the subject of political dispute, the essays show the profound significance of everyday objects in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world.
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Music and Gender

Author: Pirkko Moisala,Beverley Diamond

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252068652

Category: Music

Page: 376

View: 5092

International scholars engage in a conversation about music and gender in various cross-culture case studies in an effort to determine how music can help individuals, groups, and nations bridge difficult times of changing values.
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Sex and Gender

Author: John Archer,Barbara Lloyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521635332

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 7866

A fully revised edition of classic text, accessible introduction to fundamental questions concerning sex and gender.
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How to Understand Your Gender

A Practical Guide for Exploring Who You Are

Author: Alex Iantaffi,Meg-John Barker

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 178450517X

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 1621

'For anyone who's ever wished they had a smart, kind, friend with whom they could calmly and safely discuss gender issues: this most excellent book is that kind of friend'. - Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw Have you ever questioned your own gender identity? Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary? Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity? This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences.
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Gender and Disorder in Early Modern Seville

Author: Mary Elizabeth Perry

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691008547

Category: History

Page: 206

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In this exploration of crisis in Counter-Reformation Spain, Mary Elizabeth Perry reveals the significance of gender for social order by portraying the lives of women who lived on the margins of respectability--prostitutes, healers, visionaries, and other deviants who provoked the concern of a growing central government linked closely to the church. Focusing on Seville, the commercial capital of Habsburg Spain, Perry uses rich archival sources to document the economic and spiritual activity of women, and efforts made by civil and church authorities to control this activity, during a period of local economic change and religious turmoil. In analyzing such sources as art and literature from the period, women's writings, Inquisition records, and laws and regulations, Perry finds that social definitions of what it meant to be a woman or a man persisted due to their sanctification by religious ideas and their adaptation into political order. She describes the tension between gender ideals and actual conditions in women's lives, and shows how some women subverted the gender order by using a surprisingly wide variety of intellectual and physical strategies.
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Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge

Feminist Anthropology in the Postmodern Era

Author: Micaela Di Leonardo

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520070936

Category: Social Science

Page: 422

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"Gender at the Crossroads of Knowledge offers us much more than a sampling of current work in feminist anthropology. . . . Taken together, the chapters ought to convince readers that feminist anthropology is a force to be reckoned with in the reshaping of our intellectual life. It presents a challenge to the familiar conceptual categories out of which not only our theories but also our everyday experience are built. . . . Feminist anthropology has a very important analytical position in gender studies generally. . . . This volume will do a good job of presenting anthropological contributions to non-anthropological audiences."--Rena Lederman, Princeton University
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Handbook of Gender in Archaeology

Author: Sarah M. Nelson,Sarah Nelson

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759106789

Category: Social Science

Page: 913

View: 6970

First reference work to explore the research on gender in archaeology.
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Genders

Author: David Glover,Cora Kaplan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415134927

Category: Social Science

Page: 177

View: 5715

With this volume, the authors discuss theory, criticism and exemplary genres and texts, providing an historical chronology of the developments of the term 'gender' in various contexts.
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