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Power/Gender
Social Relations in Theory and Practice

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March 1994 | 328 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The connection between gender and power is at the center of current debates across the social sciences. This timely book assembles a distinguished international cast of contributors from social psychology, women's studies, sociology, management, political science, and the humanities to provide a broad-ranging analysis of the complex strands that inextricably link gender and power relations. This volume examines how gender is constructed through the practices of power and demonstrates how "female" and "male" are shaped not only at the microlevel of everyday social interaction but also at the macrolevel where social institutions control and regulate the practice of gender. Power / Gender explores the incorporation of gender relations and theories on power, the links between gender and political arrangements, and the socially constructed nature of gender. It also examines the connections between gender and power within the specific context of women's lives. This interesting and original volume is essential reading for anyone in social psychology, women's studies, political science, management and sociology who seeks to understand why gender relations are power relations.

H Lorraine Radtke and Henderikus J Stam
Introduction
Marilyn French
Power/Sex
Karlene Faith
Resistance
Lessons from Foucault and Feminism

 
Deborah Kerfoot and David Knights
Into the Realm of the Fearful
Power, Identity and the Gender Problematic

 
Hilary M Lips
Female Powerlessness
A Case of `Cultural Preparedness'?

 
Jean Lipman-Blumen
The Existential Basis of Power Relationships
The Gender Role Case

 
R W Connell
The State, Gender and Sexual Politics
Theory and Appraisal

 
Jill Vickers
Notes toward a Political Theory of Sex and Power
Celia Kitzinger
Problematizing Pleasure
Radical Feminist Deconstructions of Sexuality and Power

 
Lorraine Weir
Post-Modernizing Gender
From Adrienne Rich to Judith Butler

 
Michelle Fine and Pat Macpherson
Over Dinner
Feminism and Adolescent Female Bodies

 
Wendy Hollway
Separation, Integration and Difference
Contradictions in a Gender Regime

 
Eliane Leslau Silverman
Women in Women's Organizations
Power or Pouvoir

 
Marianne LaFrance and Nancy M Henley
On Oppressing Hypotheses; or Differences in Nonverbal Sensitivity Revisited

`A powerful collection... All 11 chapters in the volume share the understanding that gender is a social product and constituted within a particular set of power relations... The book has an excellent, lengthy introduction, making it particularly well-suited for classroom use... the chapters are well written and each can stand on its own or be used in connection with other chapters in the volume. Chapters from the book could also be used as supplementary readings. This volume is well suited for upper division and graduate courses in such areas as social relations, sociology, psychology, women's studies, organizational behavior and social work' - Contemporary Psychology

`The essays on theory contribute to the feminist analysis of gender and power by focusing on the connection between gendered domination and resistance, and the empirical studies demonstrate the value of this insight for analyzing women's power to resist gendered hierarchies' - Feminist Collections

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