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Gender

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Gender issues have become an increasingly prominent concern of academics and policy-makers. Although the death of feminism has often been pronounced, feminist ideas still permeate modern thinking. But what exactly do we mean by gender? How can we best understand gender differences? How are current gender relations changing? Are we facing a crisis of masculinity? Is social ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published July 31st 2007 by Polity Press (first published November 25th 1998)
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Aleksandr
A few things to begin: the work appears to be well researched and equally academically sound. It presents a number of the issues surrounding gender in the world and is recommendable to anyone wanting to acquire a better understanding of the same.

What is upsetting about the work, however, is its lack of addressing such issues as "alternate" gender identities and the issues related thereto, its almost overpowering emphasis on feminism and its lack of perspective. While discussing, at the start, a
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Jaykumar B
very current, and extremely lucid... covers a lot of the world... beyond the standard view of the first world...
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