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The Kaleidoscope of Gender
Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities

Fifth Edition
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© 2017 | 688 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Accessible, timely, and stimulating, this provocative anthology provides comprehensive discussion and analysis of the critical theories, research findings, and applications in gender studies. The metaphor of a kaleidoscope and three themes—prisms, patterns, and possibilities—unify topic areas throughout the book. Focusing on contemporary contributions to gender studies while incorporating frameworks and findings from the classical foundations of the field, this collection of creative and challenging articles by top scholars and activists—twenty new to this edition—explains how the complex, evolving patterns of gender are created and changed by people as they interact at individual, group, and institutional levels of life.

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Joan Z. Spade and Catherine G. Valentine
Introduction
 
PART I: PRISMS
Catherine G. Valentine
CHAPTER 1: THE PRISM OF GENDER
Reading 1. Gender as a Social Structure: Theory Wrestling with Activism Barbara J. Risman
Reading 2. What It Means to Be Gendered Me Betsy Lucal
Reading 3. Reflecting on Intersex: 25 Years of Activism, Mobilization, and Change Georgiann Davis and Sharon Preves
Reading 4. The Trouble with Testosterone Robert M. Sapolsky
Reading 5. “I Don't Like Passing as a Straight Woman": Queer Negotiations of Identity and Social Group Membership Carla A. Pfeffer
Reading 6. Multiple Genders Among Native Americans Serena Nanda
Joan Z. Spade
CHAPTER 2: THE INTERACTION OF GENDER WITH OTHER SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED PRISMS
Reading 7. Intersectionality: A Transformative Paradigm in Feminist Theory and Social Justice Bonnie Thornton Dill and Marla H. Kohlman
Reading 8. “I Was Aggressive for the Streets, Pretty for the Pictures": Gender, Difference, and the Inner-City Girl Nikki Jones
Reading 9. Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: "Doing" Gender Across Cultural Worlds Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson
Reading 10. Intersectionality in a Transnational World Bandana Purkayastha
Catherine G. Valentine
CHAPTER 3: GENDER AND THE PRISM OF CULTURE
Reading 11. “It’s Only a Penis”: Rape, Feminism, and Difference Christine Helliwell
Reading 12. Conceptualizing Thai Genderscapes: Transformation and Continuity in the Thai Sex/Gender System Dredge Byung'chu Kang
Reading 13. Nocturnal Queers: Rent Boys' Masculinity in Istanbul Cenk Özbay
Reading 14. Accra Turns Lives Around: Female Migrant Traders and Their Empowerment Experiences in Accra, Ghana Charlotte Wrigley-Asante
Reading 15. Gender and Power Maria Alexandra Lepowsky
 
PART II: PATTERNS
Joan Z. Spade
CHAPTER 4: LEARNING AND DOING GENDER
Reading 16. The Gender Binary Meets the Gender Variant Child: Parents' Negotiations with Childhood Gender Variance Elizabeth P. Rahilly
Reading 17. Athletes in the Pool, Girls and Boys on Deck: The Contextual Construction of Gender in Coed Youth Swimming Michela Musto
Reading 18. Gender in Twentieth-Century Children's Books: Patterns of Disparity in Titles and Central Characters Janice McCabe, Emily Fairchild, Liz Grauerholz, Bernice A. Pescosolido, and Daniel Tope
Reading 19. What Gender Is Science? Maria Charles
Reading 20. “Barbie Dolls” on the Pitch: Identity Work, Defensive Othering, and Inequality in Women’s Rugby Matthew B. Ezzell
Catherine G. Valentine
CHAPTER 5: BUYING AND SELLING GENDER
Reading 21. The Pink Dragon Is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Markers Adie Nelson
Reading 22. Performing Third World Poverty: Racialized Femininities in Sex Work Kimberly Hoang
Reading 23. Firming the Floppy Penis: Age, Class, and Gender Relations in the Lives of Old Men Toni Calasanti and Neal King
Reading 24. #RETHINKPINK: Moving Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness Gayle Sulik
Reading 25. “We Wear No Pants”: Selling the Crisis of Masculinity in the 2010 Super Bowl Commercials Kyle Green and Madison Van Oort
Catherine G. Valentine
CHAPTER 6: TRACING GENDER’S MARK ON BODIES, SEXUALITIES, AND EMOTIONS
Reading 26. Embodied Inequality: The Experience of Domestic Work in Urban Ecuador Erynn Masi De Casanova
Reading 27. Individual Bodies, Collective State Interests: The Case of Israeli Combat Soldiers Orna Sasson-Levy
Reading 28. Equal Opportunity Objectification? The Sexualization of Men and Women on the Cover of Rolling Stone Erin Hatton and Mary Nell Trautner
Reading 29. “Freedom to” and “Freedom from”: A New Vision for Sex-Positive Politics Breanne Fahs
Reading 30. “Malu”: Coloring Shame and Shaming the Color of Beauty in Transnational Indonesia L. Ayu Saraswati
Joan Z. Spade
CHAPTER 7: GENDER AT WORK
Reading 31. Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations Joan Acker
Reading 32. Gendered Organizations in the New Economy Christine L. Williams, Chandra Muller, and Kristine Kilanski
Reading 33. Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men’s Experiences With Women’s Work Adia Harvey Wingfield
Reading 34. Hard Drives and Glass Ceilings: Gender Stratification in High-Tech Production Steven C. McKay
Reading 35. (Un)Changing Institutions: Work, Family, and Gender in the New Economy Amy S. Wharton
Reading 36. Preparing for Parenthood: Gender, Aspirations, and the Reproduction of Labor Market Inequality Brooke Conroy Bass
Joan Z. Spade
CHAPTER 8: GENDER IN INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS
Reading 37. Negotiating Courtship: Reconciling Egalitarian Ideals with Traditional Gender Norms Ellen Lamont
Reading 38. When Dad Stays Home Too: Paternity Leave, Gender and Parenting Erin M. Rehel
Reading 39. Mothers, Fathers, and “Mathers”: Negotiating a Lesbian Co-parental Identity Irene Padavic and Jonniann Butterfield
Reading 40. Fathering, Class, and Gender: A Comparison of Physicians and Emergency Medical Technicians Carla Shows and Naomi Gerstel
Reading 41. Her Support, His Support: Money, Masculinity, and Marital Infidelity Christin L. Munsch
Joan Z. Spade
CHAPTER 9: ENFORCING GENDER
Reading 42. Gendered Sexuality in Young Adulthood: Double Binds and Flawed Options Laura Hamilton and Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Reading 43. Separating the Men From the Moms: The Making of Adult Gender Segregation in Youth Sports Michael A. Messner and Suzel Bozada-Deas
Reading 44. Gendered Homophobia and the Contradictions of Workplace Discrimination for Women in the Building Trades Amy M. Denissen and Abigail C. Saguy
Reading 45. Ritual Violence in a Two-Car Garage Scott Melzer
 
PART III: POSSIBILITIES
Catherine G. Valentine
CHAPTER 10: NOTHING IS FOREVER
Reading 46. Roundtable: Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice Laura Briggs, Faye Ginsburg, Elena R. Gutiérrez, Rosalind Petchesky, Rayna Rapp, Andrea Smith, and Chikako Takeshita
Reading 47. #FemFuture: Online Revolution Courtney E. Martin and Vanessa Valenti
Reading 48. Building on “the Edge of Each Other’s Battles”: A Feminist of Color Multidimensional Lens The Santa Cruz Feminist of Color Collective
Reading 49. Native American Feminism, Sovereignty, and Social Change Andrea Smith
Reading 50. Change Among the Gatekeepers: Men, Masculinities, and Gender Equality in the Global Arena R. W. Connell
 
Epilogue: Possibilities
 
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  • Test banks provide a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity to edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding
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This is an excellent resource.

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School of Life, Sport and Social Sciences (Sighthi, Edinburgh Napier University
February 15, 2016
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 
Twenty new readings
offer fresh perspectives in a number of key areas, such as  

  • Sex and gender diversity, including the lives of intersex and transgender people
  • Cross-national  perspectives on gender, from Thailand, Ghana, and Ecuador
  • Contemporary social movements for gender justice
  • Gender in the context of intimate relationships and family life  

Updated chapter introductions include, for example, the most recent data available on wages and household relationships in the United States.

KEY FEATURES:

  • The “kaleidoscope” metaphor helps students understand the complex and dynamic meanings and practices of gender—especially as it interacts with other social prisms to create patterns of identities and relationships.  
  • The authors’ introduction provides an overview of key theories in the field, particularly theories based on a social-constructionist perspective.  
  • Articles by top scholars in the field challenge students to question how gender shapes their daily lives.  
  • Chapter introductions contextualize the literature in each part of the book, introduce the readings, and illustrate how they relate to analyses of gender.  
  • Questions to consider at the beginning of each reading help students focus on key points as they read.  
  • Topics for Further Examination at the end of each chapter encourage students to take their understanding beyond the book.

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