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Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy: A Contexts Reader



January 2017 | 360 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This new anthology from SAGE brings together over 90 recent readings on gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships from Contexts, the award-winning magazine published by the American Sociological Association. Each contributor is a contemporary sociologist writing in the clear, concise, and jargon-free style that has made Contexts the “public face” of sociology. Jodi O’Brien and Arlene Stein, former Contexts Editors, have chosen pieces that are timely, thought-provoking, and especially suitable for classroom use; written introductions that frame each of the books three main sections; and provided questions for discussion.

 
Preface/Acknowledgments
 
SECTION I. GENDER
 
Introduction: Where Is Gender?
Nicole Bedera
Focus Point: Learning to Parent Transgender Children
 
Locating Gender
Debra Rigney
1 Boys vs. Girls
Niobe Way, C.J. Pascoe, Mark McCormack, Amy Schalet, and Freeden Oeur
2 The Hearts of Boys
Maxwell Leung
3 Jeremy Lin’s Model Minority Problem
Arlene Stein
4 Transitioning Out Loud and Online
In Brief: Fashioning Flawlessness Kelly Kato
Sangyoub Park
5 A 21st Century Gender Revolution
Donna R. Gabaccia
6 The Feminization of American Immigration
In Brief: Fashion Victims Aghil Daghagheleh
 
Scripting Gender: Media and Culture
Rebecca Tiger
7 Celebrity Drug Scandals, Media Double Standards
In Brief: Orange Is Mostly the Same Gender Adriana Brodyn
Amanda M. Gengler
8 Selling Feminism, Consuming Femininity
Amanda M. Czerniawski
9 Beauty Beyond a Size 16
Karen Sternheimer
10 Enduring Dilemmas of Female Celebrity
D’Lane Compton and Tristan Bridges
11 #CallMeCaitlyn and Contemporary Trans* Visibility
Julia A. Ericksen
12 Dancing the Body Beautiful
Reuben A. Buford May
13 Discrimination and Dress Codes in Urban Nightlife
 
Scripting Gender: Sport
Hilary Levey Friedman
14 Tiger Girls on the Soccer Field
In Brief: Babes in Bikeland Bjorn Christianson
Scott Melzer
15 Ritual Violence in a Two-Car Garage
Douglas Hartmann
16 The Sanctity of Sunday Football: Why Men Love Sports
Cheryl Cooky and Nicole M. LaVoi
17 Playing but Losing: Women’s Sports After Title IX
Geoff Harkness and Samira Islam
18 Muslim Female Athletes and the Hijab
 
Violence and Transgression
Lisa Wade, Brian Sweeney, Amelia Seraphia Derr, Michael A. Messner, and Carol Burke
19 Ruling out Rape
Kristen Barber and Kelsy Kretschmer
20 Walking Like a Man?
Jennifer Dawn Carlson
21 Carrying Guns, Contesting Gender
Victor M. Rios
22 Stealing a Bag of Potato Chips and Other Crimes of Resistance
In Brief: When Victims Blame the Victim Nicole Bedera
Shari L. Dworkin
23 Changing Men in South Africa: Interview With Dean Peacock
In Brief: Suicide's Gender Divide Lucia Lykke
 
Gendered Institutions
Ann Mullen
24 The Not-so-Pink Ivory Tower
Maria Charles
25 What Gender Is Science?
Orit Avishai
26 Women of God
Kristen Schilt and Laurel Westbrook
27 Bathroom Battlegrounds and Penis Panics
Susan Sered
28 Suffering in an Age of Personal Responsibility
In Brief: Egalitarian Preferences, Gendered Realities Lucia Lykke
Jennifer L. Pierce
29 A Feminist’s Work Is Never Done: Interview With Joan Acker
Christine Williams
30 Got Power?
In Brief: Women: Agents of Change Moriah Willow
 
SECTION II. SEXUALITY
 
Introduction: Navigating Sexuality
Nicole Bedera
Focus Point: Slut-Shaming Romance Writers
 
Navigating Sexuality
Stefanie Mollborn
31 Mixed Messages About Teen Sex
Amy Schalet
32 Sex, Love, and Autonomy in the Teenage Sleepover
In Brief: Online Dating Choices, Constrained Joanna Pepin
Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura Hamilton, and Paula England
33 Is Hooking Up Bad for Young Women?
Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor
34 Straight Girls Kissing
In Brief: Abstinence and Masculinity Nicole Bedera
Traci Luff, Kristi Hoffman, and Marit Berntson
35 Hooking Up and Dating Are Two Sides of a Coin
Linda J. Waite
36 Sexuality Has No Expiration Date
 
Sexual Knowledge
Janice M. Irvine
37 Can’t Ask, Can’t Tell: How Institutional Review Boards Keep Sex in the Closet
In Brief: Limits to Same-Sex Acceptance Lucia Lykke
Verta Taylor and Leila J. Rupp
38 Learning From Drag Queens
Janice M. Irvine
39 The Sex Lives of Sex Researchers
James Joseph Dean
40 Being Straight in a Post-Closeted Culture
Tina Fetner
41 U.S. Attitudes Toward Lesbian and Gay People Are Better Than Ever
Eliza Brown and Paula England
42 Sexual Orientation Versus Behavior—Different for Men and Women?
 
Mapping Sexual Commerce and Politics
Travis S.K. Kong
43 Sex Entrepreneurs in the New China
Kimberly Kay Hoang
44 Transnational Gender Vertigo
Catherine Connell
45 Pride and Prejudice and Professionalism
Amin Ghaziani
46 Lesbian Geographies
Amin Ghaziani
47 There Goes the Gayborhood?
In Brief: Did Baby Boomers Opt out or Lean in? Virginia Little
 
SECTION III. INTIMACY
 
Introduction: Mapping Intimacy
Michelle Janning
Focus Point: An Unexpected Box of Love Research
 
Locating Intimacy
Amy Steinbugler
48 Loving Across Racial Divides
Katie L. Acosta
49 We Are Family
Kathryn Edin and Maria Kefalas
50 Unmarried With Children
Deborah Carr
51 Good Grief: Bouncing Back from a Spouse’s Death in Later Life
In Brief: Gender and Status Matching Angela O'Brien
Nancy Bates and Theresa J. Demaio
52 Measuring Same-Sex Relationships
In Brief: Online Friends Affect Relationship Status Joanna Pepin
 
Marriage
Kathleen E. Hull, Ann Meier, and Timothy Ortyl
53 The Changing Landscape of Love and Marriage
Orit Avishai, Melanie Heath, and Jennifer Randles
54 Marriage Goes to School
In Brief: Marriage Blurring Racial Boundaries Lucia Lykke
Jessi Streib
55 Marrying Across Class Lines
Verta Taylor, Leila J. Rupp, and Suzanna Danuta Walters
56 For Better—and—for Worse
Sangyoub Park
57 Korean Multiculturalism and the Marriage Squeeze
Sangyoub Park
58 A Silent Revolution in the Korean Family
 
Reproduction
Sharmila Rudrappa
59 India’s Reproductive Assembly Line
Stefanie Mollborn
60 "Children" Having Children
Sarah R. Hayford and Karen Benjamin Guzzo
61 The Single Mother by Choice Myth
Özlem Altiok
62 Reproducing the Nation
In Brief: Birth Control, Religion, and the Social Construction of Whiteness Nicole Bedera
Deana A. Rohlinger
63 What Happened to the "war on women"?
In Brief: Race and Contraception Melissa Brown
Carole Joffe
64 The Poetry of Politics: Interview With Katha Pollitt
 
Family Portraits
Sarah Bowen, Sinikka Elliott, and Joslyn Brenton
65 The Joy of Cooking?
Grace M. Cho
66 Eating Military Base Stew
Sinikka Elliott and Megan Reid
67 The Superstrong Black Mother
In Brief: Neoliberal Mothering Melissa Brown
Lisa Dodson and Wendy Luttrell
68 Families Facing Untenable Choices
Angela Frederick
69 Mothering While Disabled
Nazneen Kane
70 Stay-at-Home Fatherhood
In Brief: Father Schools and Promise Keepers Nicole Bedera
Robert Zussman
71 Picturing the Self: My Mother’s Family Photo Albums
 
About the Editors
Key features

 KEY FEATURES:

  • Readings are shorter (average 3000-4000 words) than in typical anthologies, and written for an audience of non-experts.
  • The editors provide written introductions that frame each of the book’s three main sections: Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy.
  • The 12 subsections are preceded by questions that can be used for classroom discussion or writing assignments. 

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ISBN: 9781506352312