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Paperback The Gendered Society Book

ISBN: 0195332334

ISBN13: 9780195332339

The Gendered Society

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Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael S. Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences--his compelling and balanced study of gender includes both masculine and feminine perspectives. Part 1 examines the latest work in biology, anthropology, psychology, and sociology; Part 2 provides an original...

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Great, objective look into gender inequalities

I wish I could force everyone I know - male and female - to reads this book! It has lead me to reevaluate unjust norms which I may have otherwise continued to accept unknowingly. The books is well written and extremely interesting, and exposes the inherent problems with existing justifications for gender inequality, while doing do in a non-preachy and objective manner supported by much research. I recommend this for everyone wishing to gain some insight in the reality of gender issues, although I believe this book could inspire interest in people who aren't already concerned with gender issues.

Seems readable.

This review is before taking the course, but scanning through the book it seems interesting, the only bad thing is that the text size seems a little bit smaller than my other textbooks, I hope this will not hurt me in the "semester finals" when I read multiple chapters late at night.

A rare book

I highly respect a writer who does not follow trends.Who looks at society and the so called "gender differences" as cultural rather than fixed biological traits. Difference is a matter of cultural conditioning,expecting differences and enhancing them through reinforcing sterotypes and myths about boys,girls,men and women. I can understand the writers frustration with the status quo gender typing going on in America today.Gender and "differences" has become a national obsession.Freedom is but a word if the individual is not honored and nutured. He leaves so much room for the reader to think.He is not preachy or arrogant.He gives the human race room for variation, rather than fixed static hard wired traits believed to be the norm by most gender study writers. Very happy to see someone standing up for the human race, rather than dividing it into opposing sexes. Great book for readers who feel fenced in by sexism,pop science and writers trying to make a buck from the gender "difference" craze.

A Must Read for anyone studying gender

Micheal Kimmel is already a major positive force in the area of gender studies, especially when it comes to exposing the important role that men play in the feminist movement. Amy Aronson is also a powerful contribution to this collection. This book is a fabulous academic equivalent to his anthology, Men's Lives. The Gendered Society Reader gives readers a plethora of resources on the roles that social construction plays in gender development, looking at it from the essentialist position of biological determinism to the cultural variations around the world. I would highly recommend this book to any researcher or individual interested in recent finds and developments in the field of gender studies.
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