Category «Gender Studies»

Download Gender: An Ethnomethodological Approach by Suzanne J. Kessler PDF

By Suzanne J. Kessler

Kessler and McKenna convincingly argue that gender isn't a mirrored image of organic truth yet relatively a social build that varies throughout cultures. helpful for its insights into gender, its broad remedy of transsexualism, and its ethnomethodological process, Gender experiences and evaluations info from biology, anthropology, sociology, and psychology.

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Download Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates PDF

By Philippa Gates

During this wide and authoritative research of greater than 300 motion pictures, Philippa Gates explores the “woman detective” determine from her pre-cinematic origins in nineteenth-century detective fiction via her many incarnations in the course of the background of Hollywood cinema. throughout the lens of theories of gender, style, and stardom and fascinating with the severe thoughts of performativity, masquerade, and feminism, Detecting girls analyzes structures of the feminine investigator within the detective style and makes a speciality of the evolution of her illustration from 1929 to this present day. whereas a favored assumption is that photographs of girls became more and more confident over this era, Gates argues that the main innovative and feminist versions of the feminine detective exist in mainstream film’s extra peripheral items, reminiscent of Thirties B photos and Seventies blaxploitation motion pictures. delivering revisions and new insights into peripheral different types of mainstream movie, Gates explores this area that enables a myth of solution of social anxieties approximately crime and, extra apparently, gender, within the 20th and early twenty-first centuries. The author’s leading edge, attractive, and capacious method of this crucial determine inside feminist movie background breaks new floor within the fields of gender and picture reports.

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Download Einführung in die Rechtssoziologie by Hans Albrecht Hesse PDF

By Hans Albrecht Hesse

Das aus der Lehrpraxis hervorgegangene Buch bietet eine intestine verständliche Einführung in die Rechtssoziologie. Der einführende Teil enthält eine Grundlegung des soziologischen Konzepts, einen Überblick über Recht und Rechtspraxis in der Gegenwart sowie eine Übersicht über den Stand der Modell- und Hypothesenbildung. Daran anschließend wird in besonderen Schwerpunkten das Verhältnis des Rechts zur Politik, zum Staat und zur Wirtschaft behandelt. Weitere Schwerpunkte bilden die Rechtsprechung und die Verwaltung.

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Download Skyscraper Cinema: Architecture and Gender in American Film by Merrill Schleier PDF

By Merrill Schleier

Even if tall place of work structures, high-rise residences, or lofty resorts, skyscrapers were stars in American cinema because the silent period. Cinema’s tall structures were variously represented as unbridled aspiration, dens of iniquity and eroticism, beacons of democracy, and well-oiled company machines. contemplating their fascinating variety, Merrill Schleier establishes and explains the influence of tangible skyscrapers on America’s ideologies approximately paintings, rest, romance, sexual id, and politics as obvious in Hollywood video clips. Schleier analyzes cinematic works during which skyscrapers are an imperative part, analyzing the iconography and spatial practices in those frequently fictional smooth constructions, particularly on suggestions of gender. prepared chronologically and thematically, she bargains shut readings of flicks together with safeguard final, Skyscraper Souls, spouse vs. Secretary, child Face, The Fountainhead, and table Set. beginning with the funny antics of Harold Lloyd, the optimal skyscraper filmmaker of the silent period, the e-book strikes in the course of the disillusionment of the melancholy period, within which skyscrapers are hired as avid gamers in moralistic, class-conscious tales, to post–World struggle II and its reimagining of yankee political and monetary values and ends with the complex prosperity of the Fifties and the lives of white-collar staff and their spouses. Taking idea from Walter Benjamin’s Arcades venture, between works of different severe theorists, Schleier creates during this ebook a version for knowing structure as a purveyor of wish and sophistication values and, eventually, contributes commonly to considering at the wealthy intersection of the equipped atmosphere, cinema, and gender.

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Download The Slave Girls of Baghdad: The Qiyan in the Early Abbasid by F. Matthew Caswell PDF

By F. Matthew Caswell

From the subtle Geisha of the Imperial courtroom to the realized hetaerae of historic Greece, the eye-catching historical past of courtesans and slave ladies transcends numerous cultural obstacles and fields of educational learn. The Slave ladies of Baghdad explores the origins, schooling and paintings of the ""qiyan"" -- indentured women and girls who entertained and entranced the caliphs and aristocrats who labored the labyrinths of energy inside of ninth-century Baghdad and during the Abbasid Empire. via an in depth research of Islamic legislations, historic assets and poetry, F. Matthew Caswell examines the qiyans' distinct position in Abbasid society and their contested ethical status, offering a finished assessment and cultural comparability of an elusive and inviting establishment. This attention-grabbing background could be crucial examining for all attracted to the tale of slavery besides the wealthy international of the Abbasid Empire extra widely.

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Download Just One of the Guys?: Transgender Men and the Persistence by Kristen Schilt PDF

By Kristen Schilt

The truth that women and men proceed to obtain unequal therapy at paintings is some degree of competition between politicians, the media, and students. universal causes for this disparity diversity from organic ameliorations among the sexes to the awake and subconscious biases that advisor hiring and advertising judgements. only one of the blokes? sheds new gentle in this phenomenon by means of studying the original stories of transgender men—people detailed girl at delivery whose gender id is male—on the job.

Kristen Schilt attracts on in-depth interviews and observational information to teach that whereas person transmen have various studies, total their tales are a testomony to systemic gender inequality. The reactions of coworkers and employers to transmen, Schilt demonstrates, exhibit the methods assumptions approximately innate alterations among women and men function justification for discrimination. She reveals that a few transmen achieve acceptance—and even privileges—by turning into "just one of many guys," that a few are coerced into operating as girls or marginalized for being brazenly transgender, and that different kinds of appearance-based discrimination additionally effect their possibilities. Showcasing the voices of an often neglected team, only one of the blokes? lays naked the social strategies that foster different types of inequality that impact us all.

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Download The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender by Deborah Rudacille PDF

By Deborah Rudacille

While Deborah Rudacille discovered shut pal had determined to transition from lady to male, she felt pressured to appreciate why.

Coming on the debatable topic of transsexualism from a number of angles–historical, sociological, mental, medical–Rudacille stumbled on that gender variance is whatever yet new, that altering one’s gender has been met with either popularity and hostility over the years, and that gender id, like sexual orientation, seems to be inborn, no longer realized, notwithstanding in a few humans the intercourse of the physique doesn't fit the intercourse of the mind.

Informed not just by way of meticulous learn, but in addition by way of the author’s interviews with well-liked participants of the transgender group, The Riddle of Gender is a sympathetic and clever examine a sexual revolution that calls into query lots of our such a lot deeply held assumptions approximately what it skill to be a guy, a lady, and a person.

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Download The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy 3rd Ed by Allan G Johnson PDF

By Allan G Johnson

New 3rd Edition!

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's reaction to the discomfort and confusion that women and men event by means of residing with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and is not, the way it works, and what will get within the manner of figuring out and doing anything approximately it. Johnson's basic but robust procedure avoids the paralyzing catch of guilt, blame, anger, and protecting denial that regularly effects from conversations approximately gender.
This version features:
• up to date references, information, assets, and examples, specially on the subject of problems with sexual orientation and gender identification (e.g., homosexual marriage, transgender/cisgender)
• A thesaurus of terms
• a brand new bankruptcy, "What alterations and What doesn't: Manhood and Violence," that gives a longer research of the factors of men's violence as a patriarchal phenomenon 

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