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Author Marchbank, Jen, 1964-

Title Introduction to Gender : Social Science Perspectives
Edition 2nd ed
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (455 pages)
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Part One: Introduction; 1 Gendered perspectives -- theoretical issues; Introduction; Understanding gender; Studying society; Explanations of gender difference; Gender: why does it matter?; The journey to a gendered approach; Feminism and Women's Studies; Celebrating masculinity; Critical approaches to masculinity; A gendered approach; Conclusion; Further reading; Websites; End of chapter activity; 2 Method, methodology and epistemology; Introduction
A brief history of gender and anthropology: from woman, to women, to gender and differenceTracing women's oppression; Making women visible; European feminist anthropology: the fem-socs; Challenges from within feminist anthropology; Postmodernism, post-socialism and other challenges; Gender as an enabling and constraining structure; The engendered man and masculinities; Sexuality and gender in anthropology; Doing feminist anthropology: fieldwork and reflexivity; Conclusion; Further reading; Websites; End of chapter activity; 7 Psychology; Introduction; Researching gender in psychology
A gendered approach to social policyGendered assumptions in social welfare; Citizenship, qualification and family; Gendered assumptions in the study of social policy; Collectivism; Marxist approaches; Regime types; Feminist approaches; Model making; Modelling the ideology of the male breadwinner; Individual Model; New world, new model?; Key debates in gender and social policy; Care; Conclusion; Further reading; Websites; End of chapter activity; 6 Anthropology; Introduction; Anthropology and cultural assumptions
ConclusionFurther reading; Websites; End of chapter activity; 4 Sociology; Introduction; The sexist history; In the beginning; Further examples of sexist Sociology; Developing a gendered sociological imagination; Sociologists tackling gender; The British Sociological Association; Sociological associations worldwide; A gendered Sociology for women and men; Gender and other differences; Politics and practice: making a difference?; Facing the challenge; Conclusion; Further reading; Websites; End of chapter activity; 5 Social policy; Introduction; What is social policy?
Masculine knowledge production and the feminist critiqueTraditional and critical approaches; Gendered and other standpoints; Gendered research approaches and interests; Bringing women and men back in; Gendered paradigms; Gender in the field; Emotion and power; Gendered analysis and re/presentation of research; Conclusion; Further reading; End of chapter activity; Part Two: Disciplines; 3 History; Introduction; 'Traditional' history; History of history; The birth of women's history; Feminists, historiography and the academy; History and masculinity; Gender and history; Academic acceptance
Summary Thoroughly updated in this second edition, Introduction to Gender offers an interdisciplinary approach to the main themes and debates in gender studies. This comprehensive and contemporary text explores the idea of gender from the perspectives of history, sociology, social policy, anthropology, psychology, politics, pedagogy and geography and considers issues such as health and illness, work, family, crime and violence, and culture and media. Throughout the text, studies on masculinity are highlighted alongside essential feminist work, producing an integrated investigation of the fie
Notes 'Sex' differences or 'gender' differences?
Print version record
Subject Sex role.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Sex role.
Form Electronic book
Author Letherby, Gayle.
ISBN 1317752937