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The Gendered Society Reader

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Are men and women really from different planets? How are they different? And what do these differences mean? Why is it that every society distinguishes people on the basis of gender? Why is it that virtually every known society is also based on male domination? These are questions that have captivated social scientists for generations and these are the questions that The G ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published July 17th 2003 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published November 4th 1999)
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Oct 01, 2007 Melody rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people interested in discussions on gender
This is an excellent book to spark some very exciting discussions on gender. It is a far more complex topic than we realize. Sex and gender are much more than being distinguished as male or female -- but even that is not an easy task for some people. The articles in the text clearly and intelligently articulate many ways of dealing with gender that we dont even realize that we use. Great reading!
May 14, 2013 Andrea rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, 2013, gender
The essays in this book (the required reading for my Gender Studies course this semester) were hit and miss. But many of my problems with the text ultimately stemmed from the make-up of the class. It's a very social-science centric book, and my humanities-based professor didn't enjoy teaching from it. We also moved very slowly and skipped around, which I feel left the students without a grounding from which to work. Several of our assigned readings sent me outside of the text to gather a better ...more
Aug 05, 2016 Lani rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read for a SOC:Women and Men in society class. Had some interesting articles but also some really bland ones. Wasn't a bad pick for a Socio course though.
Oct 23, 2013 Chase rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Probably wouldn't have read past the first chapter had it not been a required read. Definitely worth it for those going into sociology. Great articles, just not for me.
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Michael Scott Kimmel is an American sociologist, specializing in gender studies. He is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity in the world today. The author or editor of more than twenty volumes, his books include The Politics of Manhood, and The History of Men (2005).

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