Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings

Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings
A Feminist Anthology

Companion Website

June 2017 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This innovative reader contains foundational and cutting-edge articles representing a range of primary feminist research by established and early-career scholars. The editors have carefully selected, edited, and introduced the selections with undergraduate students in mind and the readings address many key 21st century approaches to feminist scholarship. Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings is also supported by a dynamic blog, where the editors connect the readings to current events and related online articles, films, short videos, and podcasts.

Go beyond the text with the Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings blog here:


Candace West, Don H. Zimmerman
Reading 1--Doing Gender
Cecilia L. Ridgeway
Reading 2--Framed Before We Know It: How Gender Shapes Social Relations
Patricia Hill Collins
Reading 3--Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment
Claire Duncanson
Reading 4--Hegemonic Masculinity and the Possibility of Change in Gender Relations
Jane Ward
Reading 5--Gender Labor: Transmen, Femmes, and Collective Work of Transgression
Christine E. Bose
Reading 6--Eastern Sociological Society Presidential Address: Globalizing Gender Issues: Many Voices, Different Choices
Hae Yeon Choo, Myra Marx Ferree
Reading 7--Practicing Intersectionality in Sociological Research: A Critical Analysis of Inclusions, Interactions, and Institutions in the Study of Inequalities
Andrew M. Penner, Aliya Saperstein
Reading 8--Engendering Racial Perceptions: An Intersectional Analysis of How Social Status Shapes Race
Sandra Meike Bucerius
Reading 9--Becoming a 'Trusted Outsider': Gender, Ethnicity, and Inequality in Ethnographic Research
Tey Meadow
Reading 10--Studying Each Other: On Agency, Constraint, and Positionality in the Field
Raweyn Connell
Reading 11--The Sociology of Gender in Southern Perspective
Karin A. Martin
Reading 12--Becoming a Gendered Body: Practices of Preschools
Breanne Fahs
Reading 13--Perilous Patches and Pitstaches: Imagined Versus Lived Experiences of Women’s Body Hair Growth
Miliann Kang
Reading 14--The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant–Owned Nail Salons
Tristan S Bridges
Reading 15--Gender Capital and Male Bodybuilders
Katelynn Bishop
Reading 16--Body Modification and Trans Men: The Lived Realities of Gender Transition and Partner Intimacy
Kimberly Kay Hoang
Reading 17--Competing Technologies of Embodiment: Pan-Asian Modernity and Third World Dependency in Vietnam’s Contemporary Sex Industry
Karin A. Martin, Emily Kazyak
Reading 18--Hetero-Romantic Love and Heterosexiness in Children’s G-rated Films
Kirsten B. Firminger
Reading 19--Is He Boyfriend Material? Representation of Males in Teenage Girls' Magazines
Amy C. Wilkins
Reading 20--Masculinity Dilemmas: Sexuality and Intimacy Talk Among Christians and Goths
Cheryl Cooky, Ranissa Dycus, Shari L. Dworkin
Reading 21--"What Makes a Woman a Woman?” Versus “Our First Lady of Sport”: A Comparative Analysis of the United States and the South African Media Coverage of Caster Semenya
Oluwakemi M. Balogun
Reading 22--Cultural and Cosmopolitan Idealized Femininity and Embodied Nationalism in Nigerian Beauty Pageants
Orit Avishai
Reading 23--Women of God
Pamela J. Prickett
Reading 24--Negotiating Gendered Religious Space: The Particularities of Patriarchy in an African American Mosque
Melanie Heath
Reading 25--One Marriage Under God: The Campaign to Promote Marriage in America
Lynne Gerber
Reading 26--Grit, Guts, and Vanilla Beans: Godly Masculinity in the Ex-Gay Movement
Rachel Rinaldo
Reading 27--Muslim Women, Moral Visions: Globalization and Gender Controversies in Indonesia
Sarah Damaske
Reading 28--A "Major Career Woman”? How Women Develop Early Expectations About Work
Maria S. Johnson
Reading 29--Strength and Respectability: Black Women’s Negotiation of Racialized Gender Ideals and the Role of Daughter–Father Relationships
Katie Acosta
Reading 30--"How Could You Do This To Me?": How Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Latinas Negotiate Sexual Identity With Their Families
Mignon R. Moore
Reading 31--Gendered Power Relations Among Women: A Study of Household Decision Making in Black, Lesbian Stepfamilies
Carla A. Pfeffer
Reading 32--Normative Resistance and Inventive Pragmatism: Negotiating Structure and Agency in Transgender Families
Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
Reading 33--Transnational Fathering: Gendered Conflicts, Distant Disciplining and Emotional Gaps
Rachel E. Dwyer, Randy Hodson, Laura McCloud
Reading 34--Gender, Debt, and Dropping Out of College
Simone Ispa-Landa
Reading 35--Gender, Race, and Justifications for Group Exclusion: Urban Black Students Bussed to Affluent Suburban Schools
Amy Wilkins
Reading 36--"Not Out to Start a Revolution”: Race, Gender, and Emotional Restraint Among Black University Men
Lorena Garcia
Reading 37--"Now Why Do You Want to Know About That?” Heteronormativity, Sexism, and Racism in the Sexual (Mis)education of Latina Youth
Susan W. Woolley
Reading 38--"Boys Over Here, Girls Over There”: A Critical Literacy of Binary Gender in Schools
Monisha Bajaj
Reading 39--Un/doing Gender? A Case Study of School Policy and Practice in Zambia
Michela Musto
Reading 40--Athletes in the Pool, Girls and Boys on Deck: The Contextual Construction of Gender in Coed Youth Swimming
Jennifer Carlson
Reading 41--The Female Significant in All-Women’s Amateur Roller Derby
Anima Adjepong
Reading 42--"We’re, Like, a Cute Rugby Team": How Whiteness and Heterosexuality Shape Women’s Sense of Belonging in Rugby
Ann Travers, Jillian Deri
Reading 43--Transgender Inclusion and the Changing Face of Lesbian Softball Leagues
Inge Claringbould and Johanna Adriaanse
Reading 44--“Silver Cups Versus Ice Creams”: Parental Involvement With the Construction of Gender in the Field of Their Son's Soccer
Joan Acker
Reading 45--Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations
Adia Harvey Wingfield
Reading 46--Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men's Experiences With Women's Work
Nathaniel B. Burke
Reading 47--Hegemonic Masculinity at Work in the Gay Adult Film Industry
Kristen Schilt, Catherine Connell
Reading 48--Do Workplace Gender Transitions Make Gender Trouble?
Eileen M. Otis
Reading 49--Beyond the Industrial Paradigm: Market-Embedded Labor and the Gender Organization of Global Service Work in China
Heather R. Hlavka
Reading 50--Normalizing Sexual Violence: Young Women Account for Harassment and Abuse
Jessica JB Wyse
Reading 51--Rehabilitating Criminal Selves: Gendered Strategies in Community Corrections
Victor M. Rios
Reading 52--The Consequences of the Criminal Justice Pipeline on Black and Latino Masculinity
Valerie Sexton, Valerie Jenness
Reading 53--“We’re Like Community’’: Collective Identity and Collective Efficacy Among Transgender Women in Prisons for Men
Daniela Jauk
Reading 54--Gender Violence Revisited: Lessons From Violent Victimization of Transgender Identified Individuals
Dana M. Olwan
Reading 55--Gendered Violence, Cultural Otherness, and Honour Crimes in Canadian National Logics
Pamela Paxton, Melanie M. Hughes, Jennifer L. Green
Reading 56--The International Women's Movement and Women's Political Representation, 1893–2003
Mieke Verloo
Reading 57--Multiple Inequalities, Intersectionality and the European Union
Monisha Das Gupta
Reading 58--"Don’t Deport Our Daddies”: Gendering State Deportation Practices and Immigrant Organizing
Poulami Roychowdhury
Reading 59--Brothers and Others: Organizing Masculinity, Disorganizing Workers
Abigail Andrews, Nazanin Shahrokni
Reading 60--Patriarchal Accommodations: Women’s Mobility and Policies of Gender Difference From Urban Iran to Migrant Mexico


Author WordPress Website

Joya Misra, Mahala Dyer Stewart, and Marni Alyson Brown designed the Gendered Lives, Sexual Beings companion website with the purpose to engage undergraduate students and their instructors in cutting-edge gender and sexuality research. The website complements the conversation started in the reader and reflects the most important classic statements and the most up-to-date research on gender and sexuality. To remain consistent with the readings, you will find that the site is organized around the eleven themes found in the reader. In addition, the supplemental material and resources highlight the authors’ four consistent frameworks: intersectionality, masculinity, transgender, and global processes (IMTG).

Key features
  • Four key frameworks of feminist scholarship are addressed throughout the book including:
  • Intersectional perspectives
  • Global and Transnational perspectives
  • A focus on transgender issues
  • Strong representation of issues relating to men/masculinities
  • The accompanying blog helps instructors keep their course content up-to date by connecting the readings to current events and a variety of online multimedia.


Preview this book

For instructors

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781506329345