Gender and Everyday Life
By (author) Mary Holmes
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Gender and Everyday Life by Mary Holmes
Book DescriptionWhy are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just biological organisms, but as people shaped by their everyday social world. Examining how gender has been understood and lived in the past; and how it is understood and done differently by different cultures and groups within cultures; Mary Holmes considers the strengths and limitations of different ways of thinking and learning to 'do' gender. Key sociological and feminist ideas about gender are covered from Christine Pisan to Mary Wollstonecraft; and from symbolic interactionism to second wave feminism through to the work of Judith Butler. Gender and Everyday Life illustrates gender with a range of familiar and contemporary examples: everything from nineteenth century fashions in China and Britain, to discussions of what Barbie can tell us about gender in America, to the lives of working women in Japan. This book will be of great use and interest to students to gender studies, sociology and feminist theory.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415423496
(198mm x 129mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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What is Gender?, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Mary Holmes
Helping readers to critically analyse how women's and men's lives are shaped by the society in which they live, this book offers an account of trends in sociological thinking, from a material and economic focus on gender inequalities to the debates about meaning initiated by the linguistic or cultural turn.
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Author Biography - Mary Holmes
Flinders University, AU
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