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 in Britain Since 1880

Author: Lesley A. Hall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780333650523

Category: Gender identity

Page: 254

View: 5747

These topics are not dealt with in isolation, but are shown to be part of dense and historically specific networks of ideas and attitudes which went to make up sexual culture in Britain during a period of rapid social change."--Jacket.
Posted in Gender identity

Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain Since 1880

Author: Lesley A. Hall

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312232764

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

View: 5535

Drawing upon a wide range of recent scholarship and previously unpublished archival research, "Sex, Gender and Social Change in Britain Since 1880" describes the complex processes of change which have taken place in British sexual culture since the late 19th century, as well as significant continuities. Topics dealt with include changes in gender relations, the altering meanings and forms of marriage and heterosexual relationships, the growing separation of sex from reproduction, changing perceptions of attitudes towards same-sex relationships, sex education, alterations in the law, censorship and perceptions of obscenity, sexual crime, prostitution, and sexually-transmitted diseases and their impact.
Posted in Social Science

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: 2821

Posted in Social Science

Changing Sex and Bending Gender

Author: Alison Shaw,Shirley Ardener

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781845450991

Category: Psychology

Page: 158

View: 814

Anthropologists and historians have shown us that 'male' and 'female' are variously defined historically and cross-culturally. The contributions to this volume focus on the voluntary and involuntary, temporary or permanent transformation of gender identity. Overall, this volume provides powerful and compelling illustrations of how, across a wide range of cultures, processes of gender transformation are shaped within, and ultimately constrained by, social and political context. From medical responses to biological ambiguity, legal responses to cases brought by transsexuals, the historical role of the eunuch in Byzantium, the social transformation of gender in Northern Albania and in the Southern Philippines, to North American 'drag' shows, English pantomime and Japanese kabuki theatre, this volume offers revealing insights into the ambiguities and limitations of gender transformation.
Posted in Psychology

Diversity in family life

Author: Elisabetta Ruspini

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447300939

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

View: 5350

The book aims to show that, in the 21st century, it is possible to live, love, form a family without sex, without children, without a shared home, without a partner, without a working husband, without a heterosexual orientation or without a biological sexual body.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Sex/gender

Biology in a Social World

Author: Anne Fausto-Sterling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415881455

Category: Social Science

Page: 142

View: 7093

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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Changing Sex

Transsexualism, Technology, and the Idea of Gender

Author: Bernice L. Hausman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822316923

Category: Social Science

Page: 245

View: 3790

Changing Sex takes a bold new approach to the study of transsexualism in the twentieth century. By addressing the significance of medical technology to the phenomenon of transsexualism, Bernice L. Hausman transforms current conceptions of transsexuality as a disorder of gender identity by showing how developments in medical knowledge and technology make possible the emergence of new subjectivities. Hausman's inquiry into the development of endocrinology and plastic surgery shows how advances in medical knowledge were central to the establishment of the material and discursive conditions necessary to produce the demand for sex change--that is, to both "make" and "think" the transsexual. She also retraces the hidden history of the concept of gender, demonstrating that the semantic distinction between "natural" sex and "social" gender has its roots in the development of medical treatment practices for intersexuality--the condition of having physical characteristics of both sexes-- in the 1950s. Her research reveals the medical institution's desire to make heterosexual subjects out of intersexuals and indicates how gender operates semiotically to maintain heterosexuality as the norm of the human body. In critically examining medical discourses, popularizations of medical theories, and transsexual autobiographies, Hausman details the elaboration of "gender narratives" that not only support the emergence of transsexualism, but also regulate the lives of all contemporary Western subjects. Changing Sex will change the ways we think about the relation between sex and gender, the body and sexual identity, and medical technology and the idea of the human.
Posted in Social Science

Women's Health and Social Change

Author: Ellen Annandale

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134655525

Category: Medical

Page: 192

View: 9876

"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

Bodies in Resistance

Gender and Sexual Politics in the Age of Neoliberalism

Author: Wendy Harcourt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137477806

Category: Political Science

Page: 362

View: 1991

As part of the emerging new research on civic innovation, this book explores how sexual politics and gender relations play out in feminist struggles around body politics in Brazil, Colombia, India, Iran, Mexico, Nepal, Turkey, Nicaragua, as well as in East Africa, Latin America and global institutions and networks. From diverse disciplinary perspectives, the book looks at how feminists are engaged in a complex struggle for democratic power in a neoliberal age and at how resistance is integral to possibilities for change. In making visible resistances to dominant economic and social policies, the book highlights how such struggles are both gendered and gendering bodies. The chapters explore struggles for healthy environments, sexual health and reproductive rights, access to abortion, an end to gender-based violence, the human rights of LGBTIQA persons, the recognition of indigenous territories and all peoples’ rights to care, love and work freely. The book sets out the violence, hopes, contradictions and ways forward in these civic innovations, resistances and connections across the globe.
Posted in Political Science

Gender & Sexuality For Beginners

Author: Jaimee Garbacik

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1934389706

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 2926

What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society’s definitions of “male” and “female” leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a “real” man or woman is, where one’s sex begins and ends, or what purpose the categories of masculine and feminine traits serve. While significant strides have been made in recent years on behalf of women’s, gay and lesbian rights, there is still a large division between the law and day-to-day reality for LGBTQIA and female-identified individuals in American society. The practices, media outlets and institutions that privilege heterosexuality and traditional gender roles as “natural” need a closer examination. Gender & Sexuality For Beginners considers the uses and limitations of biology in defining gender. Questioning gender and sex as both categories and forms of compulsory identification, it critically examines the issues in the historical and contemporary construction, meaning and perpetuation of gender roles. Gender & Sexuality For Beginners interweaves neurobiology, psychology, feminist, queer and trans theory, as well as historical gay and lesbian activism to offer new perspectives on gender inequality, ultimately pointing to the clear inadequacy of gender categories and the ways in which the sex-gender system oppresses us all.
Posted in Psychology

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: 7322

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

Sexuality, Sexual and Gender Identities and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care

A Lifecourse Epistemology

Author: Priscilla Dunk-West,Trish Hafford-Letchfield

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315398761

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

View: 2062

Until now, sexuality has been treated as a specialist topic or area of specialist social work practice. This book cuts across all areas of the discipline. It examines the relationship between sexuality, sexual identities and intimacies and the life course, and showcases a range of issues pertinent to social work through these lenses. It opens up new possibilities for better understanding sexuality in social work, and contains empirical work and theorising about sexuality, intimacy and gender not currently found in a traditional course on life course theory and practice. The chapters position new areas of scholarship in sexuality including trans perspectives, masculinities, bisexuality and the voices of other gender and sexual minority populations within a life course trajectory. Empirical research picks up on the broader public health and well-being agenda with a strong focus on challenging normative theories to promote human rights and justice for marginalised individuals and groups. Sexuality, Sexual and Gender Identities and Intimacy Research in Social Work and Social Care will significantly enhance any core texts on life course theory and practice, anti-oppression and anti-discriminatory theories for professionals. It should be considered essential reading for academics, practitioners and undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Posted in Social Science

Gender and Sexuality

Author: Momin Rahman,Stevi Jackson

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633765

Category: Law

Page: 200

View: 3007

'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

Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa

Tradition, struggle and change

Author: Lilian Lem Atanga,Sibonile Edith Ellece,Lia Litosseliti,Jane Sunderland

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027272301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 331

View: 3610

Gender and Language in Sub-Saharan Africa: Tradition, Struggle and Change is the first book to bring together the topics of language and gender, African languages, and gender in African contexts, and it does so in a descriptive, explanatory and critical way. Including fascinating new work and new, often challenging data from Botswana, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, this collection looks at some ‘traditional’ uses of language in relation to the gender of its speakers and the gendered nature of the languages themselves; it also identifies and explores social change in terms of both gender and sexuality, as reflected in and constructed by language and discourse. The contributions to this volume are accessibly written and will be of interest to students and established academics working on African sociolinguistics and discourse, as well as those whose interest is language, gender and sexuality.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Sexuality and Gender

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

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

View: 1400

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

Evolution’s Rainbow

Diversity, Gender, and Sexuality in Nature and People

Author: Joan Roughgarden

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520240735

Category: Science

Page: 474

View: 3301

Challenges traditional views of gender identity and sexual orientation in animals and humans, explaining how diversity is developed from genes and hormones and why it should be celebrated and affirmed.
Posted in Science

Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies

Beauties at Work

Author: Liu Jieyu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137505753

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

View: 5914

This book offers the first ethnographic account of the experiences of highly educated young professional women, hailed by the Chinese media as ‘white-collar beauties’. It exposes the organizational mechanisms – naturalization, objectification and commodification of women – that wield gendered and sexual control in post-Mao workplaces. Whilst men benefit from symbolic and bureaucratic power, women professionals skilfully enact indirect power in a game of domination and resistance. The sources of women’s subversion are grounded in their only-child upbringing which breaks the patrilineal base of familial patriarchy fostering an unprecedented ambition in personal development, gender as inherently relational and a role-oriented system, and inner-outer cultural boundaries as signifiers of moral agency. This raises a new feminist inquiry about the agents for social change. Through a nuanced analysis grounded in the socio-cultural locality, this book throws fresh light upon the ways in which gender, sexuality and power could be theorized beyond a Euro-American reality.
Posted in Political Science

The Transformation of Sexuality

Gender and Identity in Contemporary Youth Culture

Author: Thomas Johansson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317013565

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

View: 3747

How do contemporary young people construct their sexual identities? Are young people sexually liberated, or is human sexuality increasingly controlled and manipulated by commercial forces? Thomas Johansson explores the construction of sexual identities by young people as part of a wider process of identity construction, combining the work of key authors such as Elias and Foucault with original and revealing empirical material drawn from an extensive survey of the views of 1300 sixteen to nineteen year olds, combined with a number of qualitative in-depth interviews with different sexual subcultures. Topics covered include fidelity and infidelity, love, homosexuality, pornography and beauty ideals. Designed to look beyond media images and popular prejudices the book illustrates how young people of both genders, of different nationalities and of different group allegiances view and relate to their own sexuality.
Posted in Psychology

Male Daughters, Female Husbands

Gender and Sex in an African Society

Author: Professor Ifi Amadiume

Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.

ISBN: 1783603348

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

View: 7647

In 1987, more than a decade before the dawn of queer theory, Ifi Amadiume wrote Male Daughters, Female Husbands, to critical acclaim. This compelling and highly original book frees the subject position of 'husband' from its affiliation with men, and goes on to do the same for other masculine attributes, dislocating sex, gender and sexual orientation. Boldly arguing that the notion of gender, as constructed in Western feminist discourse, did not exist in Africa before the colonial imposition of a dichotomous understanding of sexual difference, Male Daughters, Female Husbands examines the structures in African society that enabled people to achieve power, showing that roles were not rigidly masculinized nor feminized. At a time when gender and queer theory are viewed by some as being stuck in an identity-politics rut, this outstanding study not only warns against the danger of projecting a very specific, Western notion of difference onto other cultures, but calls us to question the very concept of gender itself.
Posted in Social Science