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Gendering bodies

Author
Crawley, Sara L., 1966- author.
Title
Gendering bodies / Sara L. Crawley, Lara J. Foley, Constance L. Shehan.
Format
Book
Published
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [2008]
©2008.
Description
xvi, 288 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.
Other contributors
Foley, Lara J., 1972- author.
Shehan, Constance L., author.
Uniform series
Gender lens series.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-272) and index.
Contents
  • Series editors' foreword
  • Preface : Gendering and embodiment
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Creating a world of dichotomy : categorizing sex and gendering cultural messages
  • 2. Doing "woman" / doing "man" : gender performances that produce "reality"
  • 3. Becoming our own jailers : surveillance and accountability
  • 4. But gender is real : measurable inequalities and their effects on bodies
  • 5. Undisciplining gender : gender agency and resistance
  • 6. A world without dichotomies?
  • References
  • Index
  • About the authors.
Summary
Gendering Bodies explains how the social world shapes our physical bodies and how our bodies shape the social world. In this remarkable investigation into contemporary ideas of gender, sociologists Crawley, Foley, and Shehan argue that bodies are constantly being gendered, that is, encouraged to participate in (heterosexual) gender conformity. This engendering influences nutrition practices, work and employment choices, diet, exercise, cosmetic surgery, sexual practices, and training - or lack thereof - in sports and fitness. This is an accessible, yet comprehensive, sociological inquiry into a theory of the gendered body.
Subject headings
Sex role--United States.
Sex--Social aspects--United States.
Sexual orientation--United States.
Gender identity--United States.
Kinsey subjects
Gender role identification.
Status of women.
ISBN
9780742559561 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0742559564 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780742559578 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0742559572 (pbk. ; alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X17621495
Location
In Process
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