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Author Connell, Raewyn, 1944- author.

Title Gender : in world perspective / Raewyn Connell & Rebecca Pearse.

Publication Info. Cambridge : Polity, 2015


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Edition Third edition.
Description x, 184 pages ; 24 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Polity short introductions
Short introductions.
Note Previous edition: 2009.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-171) and indexes.
Summary How can we understand gender in the contemporary world? What psychological differences now exist between women and men? How are masculinities and femininities made? And what is the relationship between gender issues and globalizing concerns such as environmental change and economic restructuring? Raewyn Connell, one of the world's leading scholars in the field, is here joined by Rebecca Pearse as they answer these questions and more. Their book provides a readable introduction to modern gender studies, covering empirical research from all parts of the world in addition to theory and politics. As well as introducing the field, Gender provides a powerful contemporary framework for gender analysis with a strong and distinctive global awareness. Highlighting the multi-dimensional character of gender relations, the authors show how to link personal life with large-scale organizational structures and how gender politics changes its form in changing situations. The third edition of this influential and accessible book includes a whole new chapter on ecofeminism, environmental justice and sustainability. It also brings the review of research up to date throughout and explains new debates and emerging gender theories. Gender is engaged scholarship that moves from personal experience to global problems and offers a unique perspective on gender issues today.--Page 4 of cover.
Contents 1. The question of gender -- Noticing gender -- Understanding gender -- Defining gender -- 2. Gender research : five examples -- The play of gender in school life -- Manhood and the mines -- Bending gender -- Women, war and memory -- Gender, marginality and forests -- 3. Sex differences and gendered bodies -- Reproductive difference -- Conflicting accounts of difference -- Facts about difference : "sex similarity" research -- Social embodiment and the reproductive arena -- 4. Gender theorists and gender theory -- Introduction : Raden Adjeng Kartini -- Imperial Europe and its colonies : from Sor Juana to Simone de Beauvoir -- From national liberation to Women's Liberation -- Queer, post-colonial, Southern and global -- 5. Gender relations and gender politics -- Patterns in gender -- Gender relations in four dimensions -- Power : direct, discursive, colonizing -- Production, consumption and gendered accumulation -- Cathexis : emotional relations -- Symbolism, culture, discourse -- Interweaving and intersection -- Change in gender relations -- Gender politics -- 6. Gender in personal life -- Personal politics -- Growing up gendered : sex role socialization and psychoanalysis -- A better account : embodied learning -- Discourse and identity -- Transition, transgender and transsexual -- 7. Gender and environmental change -- Ecofeminism : debating the nature of women -- Gender, development and environmental justice -- Gender and environmental management -- Continuing the search for feminist sustainability -- 8. Economies, states and global gender relations -- Gendered corporations -- Gendered states -- The stakes in gender politics -- Gender in world society -- Gender politics on the world scale.
Subject Sex role -- Research.
Gender identity -- Research.
Sexology -- Research.
Gender identity -- Research. (OCoLC)fst00939598
Sex role -- Research. (OCoLC)fst01114632
Sexology -- Research. (OCoLC)fst01114745
Added Author Pearse, Rebecca, author.
ISBN 9780745680712 (hbk.)
0745680712 (hbk.)
9780745680729 (pbk.)
0745680720 (pbk.)

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