Author: Greville G. Corbett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521338455

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 363

View: 1221

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 Mainstreaming

Author: Britt Fender

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656020906


Page: 36

View: 8825

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2011 im Fachbereich Frauenstudien / Gender-Forschung, Note: 1,0, Ostfalia Hochschule fur angewandte Wissenschaften Fachhochschule Braunschweig/Wolfenbuttel, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Diese wissenschaftliche Hausarbeit bieten einen Uberblick uber die derzeitige poltische Lage unter dem Genderaspekt und geht insbesondere auf Gender Mainstreaming ein. Es werden unter anderem Methoden, Gender Checks und der aktuelle Entwicklungsstand von Gender Mainstreaming vorgestellt."
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Gender Studies: Geschlechtstypisches Gesprächsverhalten - Mythos oder Faktum

Ein Versuch der Klärung unter Berücksichtigung der wichtigsten Forschungsergebnisse

Author: Lucia Esther Momo Rita Müller

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638680630


Page: 64

View: 9704

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Linguistik, Note: 1,3, Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat Heidelberg (Germanistisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Soziolinguistik des Deutschen, 23 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Wir alle fuhren permanent Gesprache: zu Hause, in der Universitat, am Arbeitsplatz, unter Freunden - uberall. Durch Gesprache stellen wir uns dar, erfahren andere etwas uber und von uns. Und obwohl wir alle taglich Gesprache fuhren, sind sie doch nicht alle gleich aufgebaut. Manner und Frauen beispielsweise sprechen irgendwie anders - das haben die Meisten im Gefuhl. Doch lasst sich diese Ungleichheit im sprachlichen Handeln auch wissenschaftlich nachweisen und wenn ja, was genau macht sie aus? Wer hat in einem Gesprach haufiger das Wort, wer unterbricht seinen Gesprachspartner haufiger, wer hort aufmerksamer zu und wer bestimmt woruber geredet wird? Ziel dieser Arbeit ist, diese Fragen mit Hilfe von empirischen Studien zu beantworten. Anhand der Kategorien Redezeit und Redebeitrage," Unterbrechungen," Horerinnenaktivitaten" und Steuerung des Gesprachsthemas" wird untersucht, ob sich tatsachlich ein geschlechtstypischer Gesprachsstil bestimmen lasst.
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Biology in a Social World

Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415881455

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 8394

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:
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Sex and Gender

The Development of Masculinity and Femininity

Author: Robert J. Stoller

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 0946439036

Category: Femininity

Page: 383

View: 9153

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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A Social History Of Women And Gender In The Modern Middle East

Author: Margaret Lee Meriwether

Publisher: Westview Press

ISBN: 9780813321011

Category: History

Page: 232

View: 5256

In this important new work, Margaret Meriwether and Judith Tucker synthesize and make accessible the results of the extensive research on women and gender done over the last twenty years. Using new theoretical approaches and methodologies as well as nontraditional sources, scholars studying women and gender issues in Middle Eastern societies have made great progress in shedding light on these complex subjects. A Social History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East provides an overview of this scholarship on women and gender in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century Middle East.The book is organized along thematic lines that reflect major focuses of research in this area—gender and work, gender and the state, gender and law, gender and religion, and feminist movements—and each chapter is written by a scholar who has done original research on the topic. Although structured around the individual author's own work, the chapters also include overviews and assessments of other research, highlights of ongoing debates and key issues, and comparisons across regions of the Middle East. An insightful introduction centers the various chapters around key theoretical, methodological, and historical issues and makes connections with other areas of social historical research on the Middle East and with research on gender and women's history in other parts of the world.Although there are many studies available on women and gender, A Social History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East provides a breadth of coverage and assessment of the field that is not found elsewhere.
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Antiquity and its Legacy

Author: Brooke Holmes

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857722530

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 2586

Gender has now become a pervasive topic in the humanities and social sciences. Yet despite the popularity of gender studies both inside and outside the academy, some have argued that the radical debates which first characterised gender studies have lost their critical edge. Brooke Holmes here rescues ancient ideas about sex and gender with an eye towards reinvigorating contemporary debate. She argues that modern engagements with classical antiquity have shaped the conversation about sex, gender and sexuality over the past decades. Her short, lively book offers the first account of how ancient Greek and Roman ideas have influenced the development of gender as a modern and postmodern concept, and how gender’s popularity has shaped the way we read evidence from the ancient Greco-Roman past. By re-examining ancient notions of sexual difference, bodies, culture and identity, Holmes shows that Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans and others force us to reassess what is at stake in present-day discussions about gender. The ancient world is thus seen to provide a vital resource for modern gender studies, prompting new strategies of interpretation.
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Author: Raewyn Connell

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745645674

Category: Social Science

Page: 180

View: 740

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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A Sociological Reader

Author: Stevi Jackson,Sue Scott

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415201803

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

View: 8581

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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Food and Gender

Identity and Power

Author: Carole Counihan,Steven L. Kaplan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9789057025730

Category: Social Science

Page: 168

View: 7030

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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Sex and Gender

Author: John Archer,Barbara Lloyd

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521635332

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 1780

A fully revised edition of classic text, accessible introduction to fundamental questions concerning sex and gender.
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Gender - Fragen im Entwicklungsprozess

Author: Jeanne Humpf

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638254739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 22

View: 771

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2004 im Fachbereich BWL - Sonstiges, Note: 2,0, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (Wirtschaftswissenschaften), Veranstaltung: Seminar: Aktuelle Fragen der Entwicklungspolitik, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Mit dem sozialen Geschlecht (Gender) werden die von der Gesellschaft bestimmten Rechte und Pflichten von Frauen und Männern beze ichnet. Das soziale Geschlecht wird vor allem durch regionale Unterschiede, die Religion und durch das Rechtssystem bestimmt und ist, im Gegensatz zur biologisch festgelegten Geschlechterrolle, veränderbar und unterliegt einem ständigen Wandel [vgl. BMZ (2001), S.2]. Das soziale Geschlecht bestimmt den Zugang zu Bildung, Gesundheit, Beschäftigung und Entscheidungspositionen. In Entwicklungsländern ist die Geschlechtergleichstellung noch lange nicht erreicht und Rechte und Pflichten von Frauen und Männern unterscheiden sich deutlich. In dieser Arbeit soll zunächst die Situation der Frauen in den Entwicklungsländern dargestellt werden, wobei der Schwerpunkt auf der Bildungssituation, der Gesundheitssituation, der Beschäftigungssituation und dem Zugang der Frauen zu den Entscheidungspositionen liegt. Danach wird auf die Auswirkungen einer Verbesserung der Situation der Frauen in diesen vier Bereichen eingegangen.
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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

View: 4880

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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Sex and Gender

An Introduction, Sixth Edition

Author: Hilary M. Lips

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478635622

Category: Social Science

Page: 655

View: 7453

Are sex and gender really two different things? How malleable is gender identity? Should we emphasize gender differences? These are only some of the questions Hilary Lips addresses regarding one of the most important dimensions of human life since time immemorial. Stereotypes, gender roles, and how social relationships function all combine to assign meanings to the male–female distinction that affects all aspects of social life. Taking advantage of the abundance of current research that reevaluates and resituates the major issues of sex and gender, the Sixth Edition collects and distills this scholarship into a book that is readily accessible and relevant to today’s readers. Lips incorporates knowledge gained from a range of social sciences, taking a critical approach to empirical research. Throughout the book, she emphasizes culturally, racially, and sexually diverse perspectives. A discussion of the role that gender plays in social relationships and power hierarchies illuminates the experience of inequality between men and women in business, education, politics, and the media. The ideas presented in Sex and Gender will raise readers’ awareness of the issues contributing to that major social problem.
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Gender Roles

Author: Janice W. Lee,Amie M. Ashcraft

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 9781594542138

Category: Social Science

Page: 161

View: 9375

Gender encompasses biological sex but extends beyond it to the socially prescribed roles deemed appropriate for each sex by the culture in which we live. The gender roles we each carry out are highly individualistic, built on our biological and physical traits, appearance and personality, life experiences such as childhood, career and education, and history of sexual and romantic interactions. Each element influences perceptions and expectations. Gender-related experiences influence and shape the ways we think about others and ourselves including self-image, behaviour, mood, social advancement and coping strategies. This new book brings together leading international research devoted to this subject.
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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: 1638

First reference work to explore the research on gender in archaeology.
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Gender and Difference in the Middle Ages

Author: Sharon A. Farmer,Carol Braun Pasternack

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816638932

Category: Social Science

Page: 354

View: 2122

Nothing less than a rethinking of what we mean when we talk about "men" and "women" of the medieval period, this volume demonstrates how the idea of gender -- in the Middle Ages no less than now -- intersected in subtle and complex ways with other categories of difference. Responding to the insights of postcolonial and feminist theory, the authors show that medieval identities emerged through shifting paradigms -- that fluidity, conflict, and contingency characterized not only gender, but also sexuality, social status, and religion. This view emerges through essays that delve into a wide variety of cultures and draw on a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical approaches. Scholars in the fields of history as well as literary and religious studies consider gendered hierarchies in western Christian, Jewish, Byzantine, and Islamic areas of the medieval world.
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Gender and Art

Author: Gillian Perry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300077605

Category: Art

Page: 267

View: 6779

In this intriguing book, a diverse collection of case studies sheds light on the effects of gender issues on the study of art history. Encompassing European art, architecture, & design from the sixteenth century to the present day, the book examines the role of gender difference in the production, consumption, & interpretation of works of art. The authors explore both the work of women artists & the ways that visual representation by both female & male artists may be gendered.
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The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Author: Georgina Waylen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199751455

Category: Political Science

Page: 872

View: 8973

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics, and it shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.
Posted in Political Science