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Gendering bodies / Sara L. Crawley, Lara J. Foley, Constance L. Shehan
Bib ID 4222260
Format BookBook
Author
Crawley, Sara L., 1966-
 
Online Versions
Description Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008 
xvi, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780742559561
0742559564
9780742559578
0742559572
Series

The gender lens series

The gender lens series

Summary

"Gendering Bodies explains how the social world shapes our physical bodies and how our bodies shape the social world. In this 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 or fitness. This is an accessible, yet comprehensive, sociological inquiry into a theory of the gendered body."--BOOK JACKET.

Full contents
  • 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?
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 251-272) and index.

Subjects Sex role -- United States.  |  Sex -- Social aspects -- United States.  |  Sexual orientation -- United States.  |  Gender identity -- United States.
Other authors/contributors Foley, Lara J., 1972-  |  Shehan, Constance L

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