The Future of Gender
Edited by Jude Browne
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Future of Gender by Jude Browne
Book Description'Gender' is used to classify humans and to explain their behaviour in predominantly social rather than biological terms. But how useful is the concept of gender in social analysis? To what degree does gender relate to sex? How does gender feature in shifts in familial structures and demography? How should gender be conceived in terms of contemporary inequality and injustice, and what is gender's function in the design and pursuit of political objectives? In this volume a collection of international experts from the fields of political philosophy, political theory, sociology, economics, law, psychoanalysis and evolutionary psychology scrutinize the conceptual effectiveness of gender both as a mode of analysis and as a basis for envisioning the transformation of society. Each contributor considers how gender might be conceived in contemporary terms, offering a variety of (often conflicting) interpretations of the concept's usefulness for the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521697255
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jude Browne
Dialogue, Politics and Gender, Paperback (May 2013)
Examines the relationship between gender, discourse and deliberation, focusing on how far consensus achieved through deliberation can reflect gender differences.
Future of Gender, Hardback (August 2007)» View all books by Jude Browne
This book provides a major assessment of the effectiveness of the concept of gender.
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Author Biography - Jude Browne
Jude Browne is a Nuffield Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, an Executive Director of the Cambridge University Centre for Gender Studies and a Fellow in Social and Political Sciences at Downing College, University of Cambridge.
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