Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain since 1880

Author: Lesley A. Hall

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137292687

Category: History

Page: 256

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Sexual attitudes and behaviour have changed radically in Britain between the Victorian era and the twenty-first century. However, Lesley A. Hall reveals how slow and halting the processes of change have been, and how many continuities have persisted under a façade of modernity. Thoroughly revised, updated and expanded, the second edition of this established text: • explores a wide range of relevant topics including marriage, homosexuality, commercial sex, media representations, censorship, sexually transmitted diseases and sex education • features an entirely new last chapter which brings the narrative right up to the present day • provides fresh insights by bringing together further original research and recent scholarship in the area. Lively and authoritative, this is an essential volume for anyone studying the history of sexual culture in Britain during a period of rapid social change.
Posted in History

Sex, gender, and social change

the great revolution

Author: Gerhard Falk

Publisher: Univ Pr of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 420

View: 8285

Posted in Social Science

Women's Health and Social Change

Author: Ellen Annandale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655525

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 4720

"Traditional distinctions between the experiences of women and men are breaking down and being reconfigured in new, more complex ways. The long-established life expectancy gap between men and women appears to be closing in many affluent societies. Many men appear to be far more 'body and health conscious' than they ever were in the past and there are perceptible changes in women's 'health behaviours', such as increases in cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption.
Posted in Medical

Social Change, Gender and Violence

Post-communist and war affected societies

Author: V. Nikolic-Ristanovic

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940159872X

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

View: 7619

Based on large research material collected in Hungary, Macedonia, Serbia and Bulgaria Social change, Gender and Violence is the book which explores the impact of transition from communism and war on everyday life of women and men, as well as the way how everyday life and gender related changes affect women's vulnerability to domestic violence and trafficking in women. The book also explores the impact of micro level changes on development of civil society, women's movement, and legal and policy changes regarding violence against women. This is a unique book, which tries to look at violence against women as connected to oppression of both women and men. It argues that violence against women in post-communist and war affected societies is significantly connected to the increase of social stratification, economic hardship, unemployment, instability, uncertainty and related social stresses, changes in gender identity and structural inequalities brought by new world order. Using largely accounts of more than hundred interviewed people, the author shows vividly how, in post-communist societies, the contradictions of capitalism are interlaced with the mostly negative relics of communism. Moreover, the book shows how contradictory processes in post-communist societies have led to a rather paradoxical result: political pluralism and a capitalist economic system generated both violence against women and a women's movement, albeit not the conditions for a reduction of violence.
Posted in Social Science

Judith Butler

Sexual Politics, Social Change and the Power of the Performative

Author: Gill Jagger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134601344

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 3095

Judith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access. This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, plus a critical examination of it and its precursors, both feminist (including Simone de Beauvoir, Monique Wittig, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray), and non-feminist (including Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and Jacques Derrida). The volume covers such topics as: gender as performance and performativity sociological notions of performance the materiality of the body and the role of biology power, identity and social regulation subjectivity, agency and feminist political practice. A comprehensive introduction to Butler’s work, this book also covers melancholia and gender identity, hate speech, pornography and 'race', social change and transformation, and Butler’s shifting relation to psychoanalysis. Clearly laid out to cover key themes for a student audience, this text will be an essential read for undergraduates in the fields of gender, psychoanalysis and sociology.
Posted in Social Science

Feminist Criticism and Social Change (RLE Feminist Theory)

Sex, class and race in literature and culture

Author: Deborah Rosenfelt,Judith Newton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136204490

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 4650

This lively and controversial collection of essays sets out to theorize and practice a ‘materialist-feminist’ criticism of literature and culture. Such a criticism is based on the view that the material conditions in which men and women live are central to an understanding of culture and society. It emphasises the relation of gender to other categories of analysis, such as class and race, and considers the connection between ideology and cultural practice, and the ways in which all relations of power change with changing social and economic conditions. By presenting a wide range of work by major feminist scholars, this anthology in effect defines as well as illustrates the materialist-feminist tendency in current literary criticism. The essays in the first part of the book examine race, ideology, and the literary canon and explore the ways in which other critical discourse, such as those of deconstruction and French feminism, might be useful to a feminist and materialist criticism. The second part of the book contains examples of such criticism in practice, with studies of individual works, writers and ideas. An introduction by the editors situates the collected essays in relation both to one another and to a shared materialist/feminist project. Feminist Criticism and Social Change demonstrates the important contribution of materialist-feminist criticism to our understanding of literature and society, and fulfils a crucial need among those concerned with gender and its relation to criticism.
Posted in Social Science

Gender Segregation and Social Change

Men and Women in Changing Labour Markets

Author: Alison MacEwen Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198273936

Category: Science

Page: 374

View: 7501

A systematic analysis of issues surrounding the segregation of men and women at work, based on the study of six local labour markets in Britain during the 1980s. The author covers inequalities in pay, career prospects, and employment protection.
Posted in Science

Sociologists in Action

Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice

Author: Kathleen Odell Korgen,Jonathan M. White,Shelley K. White

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452203113

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

View: 5889

Brings the subject matter of sociology to life for students. Linking theory and practice, this textbook explores how sociological knowledge is used in the community to fight for social change and justice.
Posted in Social Science

Sex Change, Social Change

Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism

Author: Viviane Namaste

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 0889614830

Category: Feminist theory

Page: 288

View: 1539

Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism provides readers with an authoritative introduction to contemporary transsexual politics in Canadian and Québécois contexts. Through different case studies relating to the law, human rights, health care, and prostitution, Dr. Namaste exposes readers to the complex issues involved in how transsexual politics and feminism interrelate. Written in accessible language, and including interviews, essays, and political speeches, Sex Change, Social Change will appeal to academics and to activists in the community, as well as to the general reader. The second edition has been thoroughly updated with five new chapters and includes new commentary on the readings from the first edition. All royalties from the sale of this book go to PASAN (Prisoners' HIV/AIDS Support Action Network), in particular their emergency fund that provides modest amounts of money to prisoners upon their release. These funds enable people to secure housing, go to a job interview, and/or replace their identity documents.
Posted in Feminist theory

Queer Theory and Social Change

Author: Max H. Kirsch

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134737424

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 9724

Queer Theory and Social Change argues that there is a crisis within Queer theory over whether or not its theories can actually deliver change. Max Kirsch presents a challenging alternative to the current fascination with post-modern analyses of identity, culture, and difference. It emphasizes the need for a discussion of the importance of communities and the role of globalization on queer movements.
Posted in Philosophy

Gender and Sexuality

Author: Momin Rahman,Stevi Jackson

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633765

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 2771

'The book offers a thorough overview both of long-standing debates around gender and sexuality and of current issues. It nicely locates the debates within the sociological tradition, and this provides a distinctive and valuable feature. Not the least of the merits of this book is its international focus, and it will prove invaluable for students exploring the diverse pattern of sexuality and gender in an age of globalization. The authors are at the cutting edge of their subject, and so is the book.'Jeffrey Weeks, author of "Sexuality, Third Edition" and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London South Bank University 'Finally, a book that bridges feminism and critical sex studies. Rahman and Jackson have written a smart, accessible overview of the dynamic relationship between gender and sexuality that will seriously engage an undergraduate audience. This book teaches students by raising questions and providing the intellectual resources to navigate the complex terrain of contemporary sexual and gender politics. One of the few "must-use" classroom texts I've read in a long time.' Steven Seidman, author of "The Social Construction of Sexuality," State University of New York This new introduction to the sociology of gender and sexuality offers a fresh take on the importance of these concepts in modern society. It provides an insight into our rapidly changing attitudes towards sex and our understanding of masculine and feminine identities, relating the study of gender and sexuality to wider social concerns throughout the world and presenting a comprehensive yet readable summary of recent research and theory. In an accessible and engaging style, the book demonstrates how thinking about gender and sexuality can illuminate and enliven other contemporary sociological debates about social structure, social change, and culture and identity politics. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of gendered and sexual lives in different parts of the world. The book offers detailed coverage of wide-ranging topics, from international sex tourism to celebrity culture, from gender in the work-place to new sexual lifestyles, drawing examples from everyday life. By demonstrating the links between gender and sexuality this book makes a clear case for thinking sociologically about these important and controversial aspects of human identity and behaviour. The book will be of great value to students in any discipline looking to understand the roles gender and sexuality play in our lives.
Posted in Law

Sexuality and Gender

Author: Christine L. Williams,Christine Williams,Arlene Stein

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 4013

The essays included here reflect differences in race, gender and class and demonstrate how different social groups experience different sets of social norms. Topics include gender and sex theory, identity, childhood and adolescent sexuality, the objectification of women, sexuality and religion, leisure and recreation, politics and social change and the possible future of sexual relationships.
Posted in Social Science

No Slam Dunk

Gender, Sport and the Unevenness of Social Change

Author: Cheryl Cooky,Michael A. Messner

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 0813592062

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 314

View: 322

In just a few decades, sport has undergone a radical gender transformation. However, Cheryl Cooky and Michael A. Messner suggest that the progress toward gender equity in sports is far from complete. The continuing barriers to full and equal participation for young people, the far lower pay for most elite-level women athletes, and the continuing dearth of fair and equal media coverage all underline how much still has yet to change before we see gender equality in sports. The chapters in No Slam Dunk show that is this not simply a story of an “unfinished revolution.” Rather, they contend, it is simplistic optimism to assume that we are currently nearing the conclusion of a story of linear progress that ends with a certain future of equality and justice. This book provides important theoretical and empirical insights into the contemporary world of sports to help explain the unevenness of social change and how, despite significant progress, gender equality in sports has been “No Slam Dunk.”
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Changing Relations of Welfare

Family, Gender and Migration in Britain and Scandinavia

Author: Dr Åsa Lundqvist,Dr Janet Fink

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409492273

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

View: 5124

Changing Relations of Welfare is concerned with the complexities of family relations and practices in the recent past and how these have been imagined, addressed or elided in present policy making. It uses rich and varied sources to offer an innovative approach to the analysis of meanings afforded to the family in different policy, legal and welfare contexts in Sweden, Denmark and Britain. This book considers how debates about responsibility, obligation and rights have been gendered in social policy and welfare practice, whilst also focusing upon the intersections of family, gender, race and ethnicity and the different ways in which legislation and policy in northern Europe have been used to regulate not only immigration but also the lives of migrant families. Presenting a historically informed, comparative analysis of the shifting dynamics in the relationship between family and the state, this volume offers new pathways for exploring questions of change and continuity.
Posted in Social Science

Gender, Culture and Society

Contemporary Femininities and Masculinities

Author: C. Haywood,Máirtin Mac an Ghaill

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 0230216277

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 1967

This text offers a wide-ranging account of the dynamic relationship between gender, culture and society. Incorporates feminist theory, theories of men and masculinity, and post-structuralism, as well as recent global events, ensuring a highly topical and relevant discussion.
Posted in Social Science

Reaction and Resistance

Feminism, Law, and Social Change

Author: Dorothy E. Chunn,Susan Boyd,Hester Lessard

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774840366

Category: Law

Page: 320

View: 3756

In this timely volume, contributors from various disciplines analyze reaction and resistance to feminism in several areas of law and policy � child custody, child poverty, sexual harassment, and sexual assault � and in a number of institutional sites, such as courts, legislatures, families, the mainstream media, and the academy. Collectively, their studies paint a complicated, often contradictory, picture of feminism, law, and social change, offering feminists and activists empirically grounded knowledge to develop legal and political strategies for change.
Posted in Law

'Curing queers'

Mental nurses and their patients, 1935-74

Author: Tommy Dickinson

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 1784990612

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 5079

Drawing on a rich array of source materials including previously unseen, fascinating (and often quite moving) oral histories, archival and news media sources, 'Curing queers' examines the plight of men who were institutionalised in British mental hospitals to receive 'treatment' for homosexuality and transvestism, and the perceptions and actions of the men and women who nursed them. It examines why the majority of the nurses followed orders in administering the treatment in spite of the zero success-rate in 'straightening out' queer men but also why a small number surreptitiously defied their superiors by engaging in fascinating subversive behaviours. 'Curing queers' makes a significant and substantial contribution to the history of nursing and the history of sexuality, bringing together two sub-disciplines that combine only infrequently. It will be of interest to general readers as well as scholars and students in nursing, history, gender studies, and health care ethics and law.
Posted in Medical

Sexual State

Author: Roger Davidson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 074864945X

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 9216

This is the first scholarly study of Scotland's sexual coming-of-age in the post-war period, charting its political growth from a deeply moralistic policy framework towards a less judgmental, global and scientific context.
Posted in Social Science