This cutting-edge reader demonstrates the multiple ways in which the universe of gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The selections focus on gender itself - how gender operates socioculturally, exists, functions, and is presented in micro and macro interactions. In order to avoid balkanization, the authors examine the various ways in which culture intersects with individuals to produce the range of presentations of self that we call 'gender', from people born male who become adult men to lesbian women to transmen, and everyone else on the diverse gender spectrum.
Table of Contents
* Classic # Culture @ Web + POV %Empirical ~Theory Section I The Basics of Gender CHAPTER 1 GENDER DIVERSITY AND THE BINARY ?~ 1 Candace West and Don H. Zimmerman Doing Gender ?~ 2 Judith Lorber Night to His Day: The Social Construction of Gender ?~ 3 Patricia Hill Collins Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection @ 4 Jesse Walker The Death of David Reimer: A Tale of Sex, Science, and Abuse @# 5 Zachary I. Nataf Whatever I Feel ... % 6 Suzanne J. Kessler Defining and Producing Genitals + 7 Catherine Lord Subject: Her Baldness Meets Beth and Gets High on Gender @+ 8 Kate Bornstein Hoowahyoo? Chapter 1 Study Questions CHAPTER 2 LEARNING HOW TO "DO GENDER" ~ 9 Abigail A. Fuller What Difference Does Difference Make? Women, Race-Ethnicity, Social Class, and Social Change % 10 Natalie Adams and Pamela Bettis Commanding the Room in Short Skirts: Cheering as the Embodiment of Ideal Girlhood % 11 C. J. Pascoe "Dude, You're a Fag": Adolescent Masculinity and the Fag Discourse @ 12 Robert Jensen Masculine, Feminine or Human? % 13 Aida Hurtado and Mrinal Sinha More than Men: Latino Feminist Masculinities and Intersectionality % 14 Tracey Lee Trans(re)lations: Lesbian and Female to Male Transsexual Accounts of Identity %# 15 Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: "Doing" Gender across Cultural Worlds Chapter 2 Study Questions Section II The Microcosm of Gender: Individuals in Context CHAPTER 3 CONSTRUCTING THE GENDERED BODY % 16 Dionne P. Stephens and April L. Few The Effects of Images of African American Women in Hip Hop on Early Adolescents' Attitudes Toward Physical Attractiveness and Interpersonal Relationships #% 17 Virginia Braun In Search of (Better) Sexual Pleasure: Female Genital "Cosmetic" Surgery @+ 18 Max Beck My Life as an Intersexual %+ 19 Jamison Green Part of the Package: Ideas of Masculinity among Male-Identified Transpeople @+# 20 Sean 201 Diary of an Anorexic %~ 21 Kathleen F. Slevin Disciplining Bodies: The Aging Experiences of Older Heterosexual and Gay Men Chapter 3 Study Questions CHAPTER 4 DOING "IT": SEXUALITIES % 22 Jenny A. Higgins and Irene Browne Sexual Needs, Control, and Refusal: How "Doing" Class and Gender Influences Sexual Risk Taking % 23 Gloria Martinez "My Body Is Not the Same": Body and Sexuality for White and Latina Long-Term Breast Cancer "Survivors" %+# 24 Nadine Naber Arab American Femininities: Beyond Arab Virgin/American(ized) Whore % 25 Peter Chua and Diane C. Fujino Negotiating New Asian-American Masculinities: Attitudes and Gender Expectations @ 26 Robert Jensen Just a John? Pornography and Men's Choices % 27 Heidi M. Levitt, Elisabeth A. Gerrish, and Katherine R. Hiestand The Misunderstood Gender: A Model of Modern Femme Identity Chapter 4 Study Questions Section III The Macrocosm of Gender: Institutions, Structures, and Politics CHAPTER 5 DOING GENDER DIVERSITY: AT HOME AND AT WORK % 28 Judith E. Owen Blakemore, Carol A. Lawton, and Lesa Rae Vartanian I Can't Wait to Get Married: Gender Differences in Drive to Marry % 29 Sally Hines Intimate Transitions: Transgender Practices of Partnering and Parenting % 30 Dana Berkowitz Can a Gay Man Be a Housewife? Gay Fathers Doing Gender, Family, and Parenting % 31 Shirley A. Hill Teaching and Doing Gender in African American Families ~# 32 Joan Acker Gender, Capitalism and Globalization % 33 Mary Nell Trautner Doing Gender, Doing Class: The Performance of Sexuality in Exotic Dance Clubs %# 34 David Iacuone "Real Men Are Tough Guys": Hegemonic Masculinity and Safety in the Construction Industry Chapter 5 Study Questions CHAPTER 6 THINKING CRITICALLY ABOUT STRUCTURES AND INSTITUTIONS IN OUR WORLD @ 35 Transgender Law Center Peeing in Peace: A Resource Guide for Transgender Activists and Allies @ 36 Gender-Neutral Restrooms % 37 Gretchen M. Herrmann His and Hers: Gender and Garage Sales % 38 Melanie Carlson I'd Rather Go Along and Be Considered a Man: Masculinity and Bystander Intervention ~ 39 Sinikka Elliott Men, Race, and Emotions: Men of Color and Masculine Productions @ 40 Thomas Rogers What the Pregnant Man Didn't Deliver %# 41 Heather Worth Bad-Assed Honeys with a Difference: South Auckland Fa'afafine Talk about Identity % 42 Joane Nagel and Lindsey Feitz Deploying Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality in the Iraq War Chapter 6 Study Questions CHAPTER 7 RATTLING THE CAGE: SOCIAL CHANGE @ 43 What Is Gender-Normative Privilege? ~ 44 Robert Heasley But You're So Queer for a Straight Guy! Affirming Complexities of Gendered Sexualities in Men ~ 45 Barbara J. Risman Gender as a Social Structure: Theory Wrestling with Activism % 46 Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp When the Girls Are Men: Negotiating Gender and Sexual Dynamics in a Study of Drag Queens @+ 47 Eli Clare Sex, Celebration, and Justice: The Queerness and Disability Conference % 48 Belisa Gonzalez Can't We All Just Move Beyond? Everyday Manifestations of the Black/White Binary Chapter 7 Study Questions Acknowledgments About The Editors Index