Questions of Gender
Questions of Gender
Jan 1991, Wiley-Blackwell
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32 articles published since 2000, three revised for this edition by original author.
Chapter One: Defining Sex and Gender.
Defining Sex and Gender.
Questions of Definition.
Just What Are Sex and Gender, Anyway? A Call for a New Terminological Standard: Douglas A. Gentile.
Sex and Gender—The Troubled Relationship Between Terms and Concepts: Rhoda K. Unger and Mary Crawford.
Sorry, Wrong Number—A Reply to Gentile’s Call: Kay Deaux.
Sex and Gender: Dichotomy or Continuum? .
The Five Sexes Revisited: Anne Fausto Sterling.
Race and Sex as Biological Categories: Ruth Hubbard.
Intersections of Gender, Races, and Class.
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection: Patricia Hill Collins.
Chapter Two: Studying Gender.
Introduction to Studying Gender.
Feminist Approaches to Studying Gender.
Epistemological Debates, Feminist Voices: Science, Social Values, and the Study of Women: Stephanie Riger.
Through the looking glass: Implications of studying whiteness for feminist methods :Aida Hurtado and Abigail Stewar.
Methods in Men’s Studies.
Theorizing Masculinities in Contemporary Social Science: Scott Coltrane.
Should Psychologists Study Sex Differences?.
Should Psychologists Study Gender Differences? Yes, With Some Guidelines: Janet Shibley Hyde.
On Comparing Women and Men: Alice H. Eagly.
Stereotypes, Science, Censorship, and the Study of Sex Differences: Diane F. Halpern.
Asking the Right Questions: Feminist Psychology and Sex Differences: Rachel T. Hare-Mustin and Jeanne Marecek.
How can we make gender comparisons meaningful?.
Making gender comparisons more meaningful: A call for more attention to social context: Janice Yoder and Arnold Kahn.
Chapter Three: Biology and Gender.
Introduction: Biology and Gender.
Understanding the Biological Bases of Gender.
Development of sex and gender: Biochemical, physiology and experience: Ethel Tobach.
Evolutionary Psychology—Explanation for Human Sex Differences?.
The origins of sex differences in human behavior: Alice Eagley and Wendy Wood.
Integrating Biological and Social Explanations.
The problem with sex/gender and nature/nurture: Anne Fausto Sterling.
Chapter Four: Gender and Culture.
Introduction: Gender and Culture.
The Cultural Construction of Gender.
The Longest War: Gender and Culture: Carole Wade and Carol Tavris.
The Influence of Culture on Behavior—The Case of Aggression.
Women, Men, and Aggression in an Egalitarian Society: Maria Lepowsky (article to be revised by author for 2nded.).
Culture and Variations in Gender Roles.
Ideology, myth and magic: Femininity, masculinity and “gender roles”: Alan Johnson.
Chapter Five: Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
Introduction: Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
Defining Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
Psychological Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity: Kay Deaux.
Gender Roles: Continuity and change.
Changing times, changing gender roles: What do we want women and men to be?: Mary Kite.
The Consequences of Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
An ambivalent alliance: Hostile and benevolent sexism as complementary justifications for gender inequality: Peter Glick and Susan Fiske.
The making of a token: A case study of stereotype threat, stigma, racism and tokenism in academe: Yolanda Flores Niemann.
Chapter Six : Gender Identity Development.
Introduction: Gender Identity Development.
Culture, Context and the social construction of gender.
The social construction and socialization of gender during development: Campbell Leaper.
Gender Schema Theory: classic and contemporary issues.
Gender Schema Theory and Its Implications for Child Development: Raising Gender-aschematic Children in a Gender-schematic Society: Sandra Lipsitz Bem.
Children’s search for gender cues: Carol Martin and Diane Ruble.
Gender Segregation: Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood.
Gender and Group Process: A developmental Perspective: Eleanor E. Maccoby.
Chapter Seven: Gender and Sexuality.
Introduction: Gender and Sexuality.
Gender and Sexual Behavior.
Gender and the Organization of Sexual Behavior: Lenore Tiefer and Brunhild Kring.
Understanding Sexual Orientation.
The development and function of sexual attractions: Michael Kauth.
Autobiographical essay on transsexual experience – to be selected.
Sexuality and Relationships.
Gender, sexuality and intimate relationships: Donna Castaneda and Alyson Burns-Glover.
Chapter Eight: Gendered Behavior in a Social Context.
Introduction: Gendered Behavior in a Social Context.
Understanding Social Behavior.
A Social-Psychological Model of Gender: Kay Deaux and Brenda Major.
Gender and Emotions.
Doing emotion/doing gender: Practicing in order to get it right: Stephanie A. Shields.
Gender and Aggression.
Aggression and Gender: Jacquelyn W. White.
Gender and Social Interaction.
Gender and Social Interaction: Marianne LaFrance.
Chapter Nine: Gender, Cognition, and Education.
Introduction: Gender, Cognition and Education.
Sex Differences in Cognition: Research Dilemmas and Recommendations.
The Smarter Sex: Sex differences in intelligence: Diane Halpern and Roger LeMay.
Understanding Sex Differences in Mathematics and Science.
Sex Differences in mathematical abilities and achievement: Richard DeLisi and Ann McGullicuddy-DeLisi.
Sex Differences in intrinsic aptitude for mathematics and science? A critical review: Elizabeth Spelke.
Gender and Education.
The hidden curriculum: Gender in the classroom: Susan Basow.
Chapter Ten: The Paradox of Relationships.
Introduction: The Paradox of Relationships.
Women’s and Men’s Friendships: Similar or Different?.
Men, Women, and Friendship: What They Say, What They Do: Karen Walker.
Sexual Orientation, Intimacy, and Relationships.
The close relationships of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals: L. Anne Peplau and Leah Spaulding.
The Cultural Context of Love and Intimacy.
Gender and Relationships: Kenneth Dion and Karen L. Dion.
Chapter Eleven: Gender and Reconceptualizing the Family.
Introduction: Gender and the Family.
What We Call Each Other: Andee Hochman.
The Changing Family.
Gendered Family Relations: The more things change, the more they stay the same: Lori McGraw and A. J. Walker.
Gender Roles and Family Roles.
Boys and Men in Families: Michelle Adams and Scott Coltrane.
Chapter Twelve: Social Institutions and Gender.
Introduction: Social Institutions and Gender.
Gender, Work, and Inequality.
Context Matters: Understanding tokenism: Janice Yoder.
Gender, Work, Who Cares? Production, reproduction, deindustrialization and business as usual: Lisa D. Brush.
Gender and Violence.
Sexual Terrorism: The Social Control of Women: Carole J. Sheffield.
Masculinities and Interpersonal Violence: Walter DeKeseredy and Martin Schwartz.
Chapter Thirteen: Gender and Health.
Introduction: Gender and Health.
Categories of Difference and the Politics of Health.
Man-Made Medicine and Women’s Health: The Biopolitics of Sex/Gender and Race/Ethnicity: Nancy Krieger and Elizabeth Fee.
Gender, Health and Treatment.
Gender and the Social Construction of Illness: Overview: Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore.
Women get sicker, but men die quicker: Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore.
Gender Roles, Stress, and Health.
Masculine gender role stressors and men’s health: Glenn Good, N. B. Sherrod and M. G. Dillon.
A Framework for examining gender, work, stress and health: Debra Nelson and Ronald Burke.
Chapter Fourteen: Gender, Mental Health and Psychopathology.
Introduction: Gender, Mental Health and Psychopathology.
A Gendered Analysis of Clinical Psychology.
Disorderly constructs: Feminist frameworks for clinical psychology: Jeanne Maracek.
The Politics of Psychiatry: Gender and Sexual Preference in DSM-IV: Terry A. Kupers.
Culture, Gender Roles and Mental Health.
Culture, society and gender in depression: Celia Falicov.
Men’s problems and effective treatments: Theory and empirical research: Glenn Good and N. B. Sherrod
*draws together seminal works by psychologists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other researchers
*stresses the importance of understanding sex and gender as part of the larger intersection of questions about race, ethnicity class and sexual orientation
*features in each chapter several “checkpoints,” questions that are designed to help readers evaluate their comprehension and to anticipate the issues of the next reading