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The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities
This integrated, comprehensive text provides an introduction to the sociology of gender. It creatively and clearly explains what gender is and is not, and what it means to say that gender is socially constructed.
Paperback, 581 pages
Published December 10th 2007 by Sage Publications (CA)
(first published May 30th 2003)
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Books like this really make me lose my faith in feminism. How many articles on "X Type of Person in Y Type of Circumstance" does feminism really need? Certainly there must be more useful discussions feminist philosophers and sociologists can contribute to feminist discussion.
This book was assigned for my Gender and Society class, a 400 level sociology course. And yet, it's a disappointing collection of baby feminist rhetoric and theory, much of which has articles that are outdated or irrelevant or just plain old op-ed. There's some amazing and insightful pieces such as the racialized glass escalator theory on how black men in "pink collar" jobs such as nursing are oddly othered by their female peers and not offered similar social event access which allows white men ...more