Category «Gender Studies»

Download The Feminine Matrix of Sex and Gender in Classical Athens by Kate Gilhuly PDF

By Kate Gilhuly

Within the female Matrix of intercourse and Gender in Classical Athens, Kate Gilhuly explores the connection among the prostitute, the spouse, and the ritual performer in Athenian literature. She means that those 3 roles shaped a symbolic continuum that served as a substitute to a binary notion of gender in classical Athens and supplied a framework for assessing either masculine and female civic habit. Grounded in shut readings of 4 texts, "Against Neaira," Plato's Symposium, Xenophon's Symposium, and Aristophanes' Lysistrata, this ebook attracts upon observations from gender experiences and the heritage of sexuality in old Greece to light up the relevance of those representations of ladies to civic habit, pederasty, philosophy, and politics. In those unique readings, Gilhuly casts a brand new mild at the complexity of the classical Athenian sex/gender approach, demonstrating how numerous or even opposing recommendations labored jointly to articulate various elements of the Athenian topic.

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Download Gender, Household and State in Post-Revolutionary Vietnam by Jayne Werner PDF

By Jayne Werner

This booklet examines gender in post-revolutionary Vietnam, targeting gender family members within the family members and nation because the onset of monetary reform in 1986. Drawing on a variety of basic resources (including surveys, interviews, and responses to movie screenings), Jayne Werner demonstrates that regardless of the formal establishment of public gender equality in Vietnam, in perform ladies don't carry loads of strength, carrying on with to defer to males in either the family members and the broader neighborhood. opposite to traditional analyses equating liberalisation and decentralisation with a discounted function for the country over social relatives, this e-book argues that gender relatives endured to undergo the imprint of kingdom gender guidelines and discourses within the post-socialist nation. whereas the loved ones remained a hugely statist sphere, the booklet additionally indicates that the unequal prestige of guys and ladies within the kinfolk used to be according to kinship ties that supplied the underlying constitution of the family members and (contrary to source conception) depended much less on their fiscal contribution  than on relations norms and conceptions of right gendered behaviour. Werner’s research explores the ways that the Doi Moi kingdom utilised buildings of gender to improve its personal pursuits, simply because the communist progressive regime had previous used gender as a key strategic component to post-colonial government.  therefore this booklet makes a big and unique contribution to the research of gender in post-socialist international locations.

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Download Geschlechterrollen Und Ihre Folgen: Eine by Ursula Athenstaedt, Dorothee Alfermann PDF

By Ursula Athenstaedt, Dorothee Alfermann

English precis: Gender roles nonetheless have a wide effect on improvement of and luck in existence for women and men. This publication describes and explains the similarities and modifications from a social mental viewpoint. brand new study is checked out and the usually subconscious impression of gender stereotypes is defined. To this finish findings at the self-concept, on attitudes of gender roles and components of social behaviour, as overall healthiness, selection of profession, social relationships and management behaviour, are documented. German description: Geschlecht ist eine wesentliche soziale Kategorie, die in allen Lebensbereichen und -zeiten eine bedeutende Rolle spielt. Viel wird uber die Unterschiedlichkeit von Frauen und Mannern geschrieben. Dieses Buch stellt die neueste sozialpsychologische Forschung zu diesem Thema vor und beschreibt die wichtigsten Theorien, die geschlechtstypisches Verhalten erklaren konnen. Besonders ausfuhrlich wird auf herrschende Geschlechterstereotype eingegangen und deren Wirken aufgezeigt. Dies wird anhand von Befunden zur Wahrnehmung und Bewertung anderer Personen, aber auch uber die Bedeutung von Geschlechterrollen fur das Selbstkonzept und Einstellungen dargelegt. Schliesslich werden Unterschiede und Ahnlichkeiten der Geschlechter an einer Reihe von sozial gepragten Verhaltensbereichen, wie beispielsweise Gesundheit, Berufswahl und Karriereentwicklung, soziale Beziehungen und Fuhrungsverhalten, beschrieben und auch kritisch diskutiert.

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Download Cultures of Solidarity: Consciousness, Action, and by Rick Fantasia PDF

By Rick Fantasia

A common assumption approximately American employees is they lack classification recognition. This conception has baffled social scientists, demoralized activists, and generated an important literature on American exceptionalism. during this provocative publication, a tender sociologist takes the present assumptions to activity and sheds new mild upon this vitally important factor. In 3 bright case experiences Fantasia explores the advanced, multi-faceted dynamics of yank working-class recognition and collective action.

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Download Complicated Women: Sex and Power in Pre-Code Hollywood by Mick LaSalle PDF

By Mick LaSalle

Among 1929 and 1934, ladies in American cinema have been glossy! for 5 brief years ladies in American cinema have been smooth! They took enthusiasts, had infants out of wedlock, removed dishonest husbands, loved their sexuality, led unapologetic careers and, typically, acted the way in which many imagine ladies in basic terms acted after 1968.

Before then, ladies on reveal had are available types - strong or undesirable - candy ingenue or vamp. Then stars got here alongside to blast away those universal stereotypes. Garbo grew to become the femme fatale right into a girl whose potential for romance and sacrifice made all different human feelings look faded. in the meantime, Norma Shearer succeeded in taking the ingenue to a spot she'd by no means been: the bed room. Garbo and Shearer took the stereotypes and made them complicated.

In the wake of those complex ladies got here others, a deluge of indelible stars - Constance Bennett, Ruth Chatterton, Mae Clarke, Claudette Colbert, Marlene Dietrich, Kay Francis, Ann Harding, Jean Harlow, Miriam Hopkins, Dorothy Mackaill, Barbara Stanywyck, Mae West and Loretta younger all got here into their very own throughout the pre-Code period. those ladies driven the boundaries and formed their photographs alongside smooth lines.

Then, in July 1934, the draconian creation Code grew to become the legislations in Hollywood and those sleek girls of the reveal have been banished, to not be visible back till the code used to be repealed 3 a long time later.

Mick LaSalle, movie critic for the San Francisco Chronicle, takes readers on a travel of pre-Code motion pictures and divulges how this was once the genuine golden age of women's movies and the way the flicks of the pre-Code are nonetheless worthy gazing. The daring, pioneering and complex ladies of the pre-Code period are approximately to take their position within the pantheon of movie historical past, and the United States is ready to reclaim a wealthy legacy.

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