Gender

Author : Lisa Wade
ISBN : 0393931072
Genre : Social Science
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A lively exploration of current questions of gender and their application to students today.
Category: Social Science

Teaching Gender And Sex In Contemporary America

Author : Kristin Haltinner
ISBN : 9783319303642
Genre : Social Science
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This book provides innovative pedagogy, theory, and strategies for college and university professors who seek effective methods and materials for teaching about gender and sex to today’s students. It provides thoughtful reflections on the new struggles and opportunities instructors face in teaching gender and sex during what has been called the “post-feminist era.” Building off its predecessor: Teaching Race and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America, this book offers complementary classroom exercises for teachers, that foster active and collaborative learning. Through reflecting on the gendered dimensions of the current political, economic, and cultural climate, as well as presenting novel lesson plans and classroom activities, Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America is a valuable resource for educators.
Category: Social Science

Gender And The Representation Of Evil

Author : Lynne Fallwell
ISBN : 9781315531564
Genre : History
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This edited collection examines gendered representations of "evil" in history, the arts, and literature. Scholars often explore the relationships between gender, sex, and violence through theories of inequality, violence against women, and female victimization, but what happens when women are the perpetrators of violent or harmful behavior? How do we define "evil"? What makes evil men seem different from evil women? When women commit acts of violence or harmful behavior, how are they represented differently from men? How do perceptions of class, race, and age influence these representations? How have these representations changed over time, and why? What purposes have gendered representations of evil served in culture and history? What is the relationship between gender, punishment of evil behavior, and equality?
Category: History

Symbolic Interactionist Takes On Music

Author : Christopher J. Schneider
ISBN : 9781786350473
Genre : Social Science
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Participants from Couch-Stone Symposium 2014 have contributed to this volume on three themes; reflecting a natural progression in scope of symbolic interactionist work in music: moving from observations of the individual to observation of organizations and interdisciplinary observations of music from scholars in related disciplines.
Category: Social Science

Questioning Gender

Author : Robyn Ryle
ISBN : 9781506325491
Genre : Social Science
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With content organized around big questions about gender, Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration serves as a point-of-departure for conversations about gender, and as a resource for exploring answers to many of those questions. Rather than providing definitive answers, this unique book exposes readers to new material that will lead them to question their assumptions.
Category: Social Science

Gender In The Twenty First Century

Author : Shannon N. Davis
ISBN : 9780520291393
Genre : Social Science
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"This edited volume of 13 original empirical chapters provides new insight into the uneven and stalled nature of the gender revolution in the United States in the 21st century. Organized in two parts, the book documents the influence of gender as a social institution as it intersects with other core social institutions and other key forms of inequality and highlights specific policy interventions needed to facilitate greater gender equality. An introductory chapter situates contemporary understanding of gender inequality into the broader theoretical landscape on gender and intersectionality. The chapters in the first part of the book, Changing and Unchanging Institutions, assess the gender revolution in society's core institutions: the family, higher education, the workplace, religion, the military, and sports. These chapters assess progress toward gender equality and the policies that are needed to promote equality. The second part of the book, Gender Politics and Policies, focuses on arenas where gender politics are frequently at play as well as specific examples of policy- and practice-oriented approaches to reducing gender inequality: political and economic leadership, work-family integration policies, health, immigration, globalization, and sexuality. The volume closes with a summary of specific policy implications for the community, organizational, and federal levels derived from the book's empirical chapters."--Provided by publisher.
Category: Social Science

Gendered Bodies And Leisure

Author : Rachel Kraus
ISBN : 9781317175261
Genre : Social Science
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With its roots in Middle Eastern and North African dance, belly dance is a popular leisure activity in the West with women (and some men) of all ages and body types pursing the activity for diverse reasons. Drawing on empirical research, fieldwork, and interviews with participants, this book investigates the social world and small group cultures of American belly dance, examining the various ways in which people use leisure to construct the self and social relationships. With attention to gender expectations, body image, sexuality, community, spiritual experiences, and the process of identifying with a leisure activity, this book shows how people engage in the same pursuit in a variety of ways. It sheds light on the manner in which dancers strive to deal with the challenges presented by internal power struggles and legitimacy bids, public beliefs, narrow cultural ideals of beauty and often sexualized assumptions about their art. A fascinating study of identity work and the reproduction and challenging of gender norms through a gendered leisure activity, Gendered Bodies and Leisure: The Practice and Performance of American Belly Dance will be of interest to students and scholars researching gender and sexuality, the sociology of leisure, the sociology of the body and interactionist thought.
Category: Social Science

Candide Oder Der Optimismus

Author : Voltaire
ISBN : 9783842333123
Genre : Fiction
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Candide oder der Optimismus (Candide ou l'optimisme) ist eine 1759 unter dem Pseudonym Docteur Ralph erschienene satirische Novelle des französischen Philosophen Voltaire. Diese Satire wendet sich unter anderem gegen die optimistische Weltanschauung Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz', der die beste aller möglichen Welten postulierte. Voltaire propagiert Skeptizismus und Pessimismus. Mit Witz, beissendem Spott und Ironie prangert Voltaire in seinem „conte philosophique“ den überheblichen Adel, die kirchliche Inquisition, Krieg, Sklaverei und die naive Utopie des einfachen Mannes von einem sorglosen Leben an. Voltaire (eigentlich François-Marie Arouet, 1694 -1778) war ein französischer Philosoph und Schriftsteller. Er ist einer der meistgelesenen und einflussreichsten Autoren der französischen und europäischen Aufklärung. Mit seiner Kritik an den Missständen des Absolutismus und der Feudalherrschaft sowie am weltanschaulichen Monopol der katholischen Kirche war Voltaire ein Vordenker der Aufklärung und ein wichtiger Wegbereiter der Französischen Revolution. In der Darstellung und Verteidigung dessen, was er für richtig hielt, zeigte er ein umfangreiches Wissen und Einfühlungsvermögen in die Vorstellungen seiner zeitgenössischen Leser. Sein präziser und allgemein verständlicher Stil, sein oft sarkastischer Witz und seine Kunst der Ironie gelten oft als unübertroffen.
Category: Fiction

Annawadi Oder Der Traum Von Einem Anderen Leben

Author : Katherine Boo
ISBN : 3426275929
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Annawadi ist ein Slum jenseits des luxuriösen Flughafens von Mumbai. Hier wohnen Tausende Menschen in notdürftig errichteten Hütten. Eng ist es hier und schmutzig. Und nicht selten fallen hungrige Ratten nachts über die Kinder her. In Annawadi lebt Abdul, der Müllsammler. Dass er geschickt ist in seinem Job, dass er Müll zu sammeln, zu sortieren und weiterzuverkaufen weiß wie kein Zweiter, ruft viele Neider auf den Plan. Denn der Erfolg des einen bedeutet den möglichen Ruin des anderen. Und jeder in dem Slum kämpft mit allen Mitteln um die pure Existenz. Katherine Boo erzählt nicht nur die Geschichten der Menschen in Annawadi - sie erzählt auch von ihrer Hoffnung und ihrem Streben nach einem besseren Leben und von den Auswirkungen des westlichen Konsums bis in dieses Eckchen der Welt.
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