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Gender studies, gender groups

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Gender A Sociological Perspective

Gender A Sociological Perspective

Author: Linda L Lindsey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/09/2019

Gender A Sociological Perspective

Gender A Sociological Perspective

Author: Linda L Lindsey Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/09/2019

Crossing A Transgender Memoir

Crossing A Transgender Memoir

Author: Deirdre N McCloskey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2019

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year I visited womanhood and stayed. It was not for the pleasures, though I discovered many I had not imagined, and many pains too. But calculating pleasures and pains was not the point. The point was who I am. Once a golden boy of conservative economics and a child of 1950s privilege, Deirdre McCloskey (formerly Donald) had wanted to change genders from the age of eleven. But it was a different time, one hostile to any sort of straying from the path--against gays, socialists, women with professions, men without hats, and so on--and certainly against gender transition. Finally, in 1995, at the age of fifty-three, it was time for McCloskey to cross the gender line. Crossing is the story of McCloskey's dramatic and poignant transformation from Donald to Dee to Deirdre. She chronicles the physical procedures and emotional evolution required and the legal and cultural roadblocks she faced in her journey to womanhood. By turns searing and humorous, this is the unflinching, unforgettable story of her transformation--what she lost, what she gained, and the women who lifted her up along the way.

Canoe and Canvas Life at the Encampments of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1910

Canoe and Canvas Life at the Encampments of the American Canoe Association, 1880-1910

Author: Jessica Dunkin Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/09/2019

Canoe and Canvas offers a detailed portrait of the summer encampments of the American Canoe Association between 1880 and 1910. The encampments were annual events that attracted canoeing enthusiasts from both sides of the Canada-US border to socialize, race canoes, and sleep under canvas. While the encampments were located away from cities, they were still subjected to urban logics and ways of living. The encampments, thus, offer a unique site for exploring cultures of sport and leisure in late Victorian society, but also for considering the intersections between recreation and the politics of everyday life. A social history of sport, Canoe and Canvas is particularly concerned with how gender, class, and race shaped the social, cultural, and physical landscapes of the ACA encampments. Although there was an ever-expanding arena of opportunity for leisure and sport in the late nineteenth century, as the example of the ACA makes clear, not all were granted equal access. Most of the members of the American Canoe Association and the majority of the campers at the annual encampments were white, middle-class men, though white women were extended partial membership in 1882, and in 1883, they were permitted to camp on site. Canoe and Canvas also reveals how Black, Indigenous, and working-class people, while obscured in the historical record, were indispensable to the smooth functioning of these events through their labour.

Genderblindness in American Society The Rhetoric of a System of Social Control of Women

Genderblindness in American Society The Rhetoric of a System of Social Control of Women

Author: Lucy J. Miller Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2019

Genderblindness in American Society: The Rhetoric of a System of Social Control of Women rhetorically analyzes discourses of the current genderblind system of social control that seeks to render gender as irrelevant in public life. As an ideology, genderblindness shapes women's experiences in the public sphere by working to limit our understandings of gender and to separate the continued marginalization of women from ideas of gender discrimination. Taking a critical rhetoric perspective, Lucy J. Miller examines the discourse of genderblindness in the contexts of the gender wage gap, abortion rights, rape culture, and tech culture.

Women and Religion Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era

Women and Religion Contemporary and Future Challenges in the Global Era

Author: Elisabetta Ruspini Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2019

This edited collection provides interdisciplinary, global, and multi-religious perspectives on the relationship between women's identities, religion, and contemporary social changes. The contributors address a diverse range of themes and issues including attitudes to gender equality; identity through religious activity; women's opportunity to influence religious doctrine; and the impact of migration.

The Good Citizen The Markers of Privilege in America

The Good Citizen The Markers of Privilege in America

Author: Joanne Myers Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Using applied political theory, JoAnne Myers presents five markers by which citizens become second-class citizens-property, productivity, participation, patriotism and reproduction. Citizenship is a highly contested status since it grants members political rights and responsibilities. It is contextualized by cultural, political, historical, economic, situational, and place. In the United States, we think of citizenship in principle as democratic but citizenship is not just a binary status: norms, policies and laws can mark some citizens as other . In The Good Citizen: The Markers of Privilege in America, Myers argues that being marked as not having or achieving these markers is how citizenship is controlled and regulated. To illustrate this argument, each chapter begins with a practical question or myth to ease the reader into the marker being examined. She later articulates the ways in which law and norms, and biopower regulates and controls citizens in three policy areas. Myers moves beyond theories of citizen marginalization based on identity politics and intersectionality to provide a new understandings of citizenship practice. The Good Citizen will be of interest to scholars and researchers of the politics, sociology, or legal studies of citizenship, and anyone concerned with distributive justice.

The Good Citizen The Markers of Privilege in America

The Good Citizen The Markers of Privilege in America

Author: Joanne Myers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/08/2019

Using applied political theory, JoAnne Myers presents five markers by which citizens become second-class citizens-property, productivity, participation, patriotism and reproduction. Citizenship is a highly contested status since it grants members political rights and responsibilities. It is contextualized by cultural, political, historical, economic, situational, and place. In the United States, we think of citizenship in principle as democratic but citizenship is not just a binary status: norms, policies and laws can mark some citizens as other . In The Good Citizen: The Markers of Privilege in America, Myers argues that being marked as not having or achieving these markers is how citizenship is controlled and regulated. To illustrate this argument, each chapter begins with a practical question or myth to ease the reader into the marker being examined. She later articulates the ways in which law and norms, and biopower regulates and controls citizens in three policy areas. Myers moves beyond theories of citizen marginalization based on identity politics and intersectionality to provide a new understandings of citizenship practice. The Good Citizen will be of interest to scholars and researchers of the politics, sociology, or legal studies of citizenship, and anyone concerned with distributive justice.

Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Situating India

Gender and Violence in Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Situating India

This book covers a range of issues and phenomena around gender-related violence in specific cultural and regional conditions. Using an interdisciplinary approach, it discusses historical and contemporary developments that trigger violence while highlighting the social conditions, practices, discourses, and cultural experiences of gender-related violence in India. Beginning with the issues of gender-based violence within the traditional context of Indian history and colonial encounters, it moves on to explore the connections between gender, minorities, marginalisation, sexuality, and violence, especially violence against Dalit women, disabled women and transgender people. It traces and interprets similarities and differences as well as identifies social causes of potential conflicts. Further, it investigates the forms and mechanisms of political, economic and institutional violence in the legitimation or de-legitimation of traditional gender roles. The chapters deal with sexual violence, violence within marriage and family, influence of patriarchal forces within factory-based gender violence and global processes such as demand-driven surrogacy, and the politics of literary and cinematic representations of gender-based violence. The book situates relevant debates about India and underlines the global context in the making of the gender bias that leads to violence both in the public and private domains. An important contribution to feminist scholarship, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of gender studies, women's studies, history, sociology, and political science.

The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport

The Palgrave Handbook of Masculinity and Sport

Author: Rory Magrath Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2019

Over the past two decades there has been a rapid transformation of masculinities in the West, largely facilitated by a decline in cultural homophobia. The significant changes in the expression of masculinity, particularly among younger generations of men, have been particularly evident in men's team sports, which have become an increasingly diverse and inclusive culture. Drawing upon work from a wide range of established and emerging international scholars, this handbook provides a comprehensive and interdisciplinary analysis of the contemporary relationship between masculinity and sport. It covers a range of areas including history, media, gender, sexuality, race, violence, and fandom, considering how they impact a range of different sports across the world. Students and scholars across many disciplines will find the unparalleled overview provided by these specially commissioned chapters an invaluable resource.

Racialised Workers and European Older-Age Care From Care Labour to Care Ethics

Racialised Workers and European Older-Age Care From Care Labour to Care Ethics

Author: Nina Sahraoui Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2019

In the context of ageing populations, increasing participation of women in the labour market, growing marketisation of care provision, and, most importantly, global inequalities, racialised care workers have come to fulfil a key role within older-age care in western European societies. This book presents a gendered political economy of migrant and minority ethnic care workers' experiences in older-age care in London, Paris and Madrid. Its cross-national comparative approach allows for a differentiated analysis of the workings of migration, employment and care regimes in three capital cities, with similarly segmented care sectors, yet diverse policies and implications for care workers. Sahraoui provides a novel perspective that advances debates on the ethics of care by foregrounding the voices of racialised care workers and contributing to feminist moral philosophy. Racialised Workers and European Older-Age Care offers unique insights into the meanings of care labour and the challenges arising from processes of neoliberal marketisation, precarisation and institutional racism. The book sketches out an intersectional understanding of the exploitative relationships on which care and social reproduction currently rely and demonstrates why it matters to move care from the margins of society to its centre. This innovative and compelling analysis will appeal to students and scholars of Anthropology, Sociology, Political Science and Social Policy, as well as those working in the interdisciplinary sub-fields of Gender, Migration, Labour, and Racism Studies.

Transgender Rights From Obama to Trump

Transgender Rights From Obama to Trump

Author: Susan Gluck Mezey Format: Hardback Release Date: 16/08/2019

This book examines the transgender community's struggle for equality over the last decade, comparing the Obama and Trump administrations' stance on transgender rights policies. Transgender rights claims have assumed an important place on the nation's policymaking agenda as society has increasingly become aware that transgender individuals are subject to discrimination because they do not conform to the norms of the gender identity they were assigned at birth. With Congress virtually absent from the policymaking process, the executive branch and the federal courts have been chiefly responsible for determining the parameters of transgender rights policies. The study contrasts the Obama administration's efforts to expand equal rights for the transgender community, especially in employment, education, and military service, with the Trump administration's determination to rescind the Obama-era initiatives. In their efforts to do so, Trump administration officials have urged the courts to reverse decisions extending the benefit of civil rights laws and constitutional guarantees to the transgender community, arguing that gender identity is outside the scope of these protections. Thus far, most federal courts have declined to do so, largely accepting the Obama administration's perspective on transgender rights. Ultimately, this will be a matter for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide. The book is appropriate for students, scholars, and interested general readers.