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The Kaleidoscope of Gender
Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities

Sixth Edition
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March 2019 | 648 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

The Kaleidoscope of Gender: Prisms, Patterns, and Possibilities, provides an overview of the cutting-edge literature and theoretical frameworks in sociology and related fields in order to understand the social construction of gender.  In this 6th edition, both classical and contemporary contributions to gender and theory research from renown scholars focus on where the field has been, where it is currently, and where it is headed. Editors Catherine Valentine, Mary Nell Trautner and the work of Joan Spade focus on the paradigms and approaches to gender studies that are constantly changing and evolving.  

The Kaleidoscope metaphor and the three themes - prisms, patterns, and possibilities - allow for unification of the topic areas in the following way: focus on the prisms through which gender is shaped; the patterns which gender takes; and the possibilities for social change through a deeper understanding of ourselves and our relationships with others, both locally and globally. 

 

 


 
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. “I Don’t Like Passing as a Straight Woman”: Queer Negotiations of Identity and Social Group Membership Carla A. Pfeffer
Reading 5. Masculinities in Global Perspective: Hegemony, Contestation, and Changing Structures of Power Raewyn Connell
Reading 6. Multiple Genders Among Native Americans Serena Nanda
Catherine G. Valentine with 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. On Violence, Intersectionality and Transversal Politics Patricia Hill Collins
Reading 9. Asian American Women and Racialized Femininities: “Doing” Gender Across Cultural Worlds Karen D. Pyke and Denise L. Johnson
Reading 10. Protecting Caste Livelihoods on the Western Coast of India: An Intersectional Analysis of Udupi’s Fisherwomen Kaveri Thara
Reading 11. Intersectionality in a Transnational World Bandana Purkayastha
Catherine G. Valentine
Chapter 3: Gender And The Prism Of Culture
Reading 12. “It’s Only a Penis”: Rape, Feminism, and Difference Christine Helliwell
Reading 13. Conceptualizing Thai Genderscapes: Transformation and Continuity in the Thai Sex/Gender System Dredge Byung’chu Kdng
Reading 14. Nocturnal Queers: Rent Boys’ Masculinity in Istanbul Cenk Ozbay
Reading 15. Native American Men-Women, Lesbians, Two-Spirits: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives Sabine Lang
Reading 16. Gender and Power Maria Alexandra Lepowsky
 
Part II: Patterns
Mary Nell Trautner with Joan Z. Spade
Chapter 4: Learning And Doing Gender
Reading 17. The Gender Binary Meets the Gender-Variant Child: Parents’ Negotiations with Childhood Gender Variance Elizabeth P. Rahilly
Reading 18. Athletes in the Pool, Girls and Boys on Deck: The Contextual Construction of Gender in Coed Youth Swimming Michela Musto
Reading 19. 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 20. “Cowboy Up!” Non-Hegemonic Representations of Masculinity in Children’s Television Programming Kristen Myers
Reading 21. What Gender Is Science? Maria Charles
Catherine G. Valentine and Mary Nell Trautner
Chapter 5: Buying And Selling Gender
Reading 22. The Pink Dragon Is Female: Halloween Costumes and Gender Marker Adie Nelson
Reading 23. Marketing Manhood in a “Post-Feminist” Age Kristen Barber and Tristan Bridges
Reading 24. Carrying Guns, Contesting Gender Jennifer D. Carlson
Reading 25. Performing Third World Poverty: Racialized Femininities in Sex Work Kimberly Hoang
Reading 26. Firming the Floppy Penis: Age, Class, and Gender Relations in the Lives of Old Men Toni Calasanti and Neal King
Catherine G. Valentine
Chapter 6: Tracing Gender’s Mark On Bodies, Sexualities, And Emotions
Reading 27. Embodied Inequality: The Experience of Domestic Work in Urban Ecuador Erynn Masi de Casanova
Reading 28. Individual Bodies, Collective State Interests: The Case of Israeli Combat Soldiers Orna Sasson-Levy
Reading 29. “Freedom to” and “Freedom from”: A New Vision for Sex-Positive Politics Breanne Fahs
Reading 30. ‘I Like the Way You Move’: Theorizing Fat, Black and Sexy Courtney J. Patterson-Faye
Reading 31. “Malu”: Coloring Shame and Shaming the Color of Beauty in Transnational Indonesia L. Ayu Saraswati
Mary Nell Trautner with Joan Z. Spade
Chapter 7: Gender At Work
Reading 32. Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class, and Race in Organizations Joan Acker
Reading 33. Gendered Organizations in the New Economy Christine L. Williams, Chandra Muller, and Kristine Kilanski
Reading 34. Racializing the Glass Escalator: Reconsidering Men’s Experiences With Women’s Work Adia Harvey Wingfield
Reading 35. Embracing, Passing, Revealing, and the Ideal Worker Image: How People Navigate Expected and Experienced Professional Identities Erin Reid
Reading 36. Just One of the Guys? How Transmen Make Gender Visible at Work Kristen Schilt
Reading 37. (Un)Changing Institutions: Work, Family, and Gender in the New Economy Amy S. Wharton
Mary Nell Trautner with Joan Z. Spade
Chapter 8: Gender In Intimate Relationships
Reading 38. Negotiating Courtship: Reconciling Egalitarian Ideals with Traditional Gender Norms Ellen Lamont
Reading 39. Straight Girls Kissing Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor
Reading 40. Privileging the Bromance: A Critical Appraisal of Romantic and Bromantic Relationships Stefan Robinson, Adam White, and Eric Anderson
Reading 41. The Deadly Challenges of Raising African American Boys: Navigating the Controlling Image of the “Thug” Dawn Marie Dow
Reading 42. When Dad Stays Home Too: Paternity Leave, Gender, and Parenting Erin M. Rehel
Reading 43. Her Support, His Support: Money, Masculinity, and Marital Infidelity Christin L. Munsch
Catherine G. Valentine with Joan Z. Spade
Chapter 9: Enforcing Gender
Reading 44. Gendered Sexuality in Young Adulthood: Double Binds and Flawed Options Laura Hamilton and Elizabeth A. Armstrong
Reading 45. Digitizing Rape Culture: Online Sexual Violence and the Power of the Digital Photograph Alexa Dodge
Reading 46. Gender-Based Violence Against Men and Boys in Darfur Gabrielle Ferrales, Hollie Nyseth Brehm, and Suzy McElrath
Reading 47. Gendered Homophobia and the Contradictions of Workplace Discrimination for Women in the Building Trades Amy M. Denissen and Abigail C. Saguy
Reading 48. “Who’s the Slut, Who’s the Whore?”: Street Harassment in the Workplace Among Female Sex Workers in New Zealand Lynzi Armstrong
Reading 49. Punctuating Accountability: How Discursive Aggression Regulates Transgender People Stef M. Shuster
 
Part III: Possibilities
Catherine G. Valentine
Chapter 10: Nothing Is Forever
Reading 50. Roundtable: Reproductive Technologies and Reproductive Justice Laura Briggs, Faye Ginsburg, Elena R. Gutierrez, Rosalind Petchesky, Rayna Rapp, Andrea Smith, and Chikako Takeshita
Reading 51. #FemFuture: Online Revolution Courtney E. Martin and Vanessa Valenti
Reading 52. Making a Choice or Taking a Stand? Choice Feminism, Political Engagement and the Contemporary Feminist Movement Rachel Thwaites
Reading 53. As a Feminist: A Conversation with Cathy J. Cohen on Black Lives Matter, Feminism, and Contemporary Activism Cathy J. Cohen and Sarah J. Jackson
Reading 54. Forks in the Road of Men’s Gender Politics: Men’s Rights vs Feminist Allies Michael A. Messner
Key features

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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