The Resource Paradoxes of gender, Judith Lorber

Paradoxes of gender, Judith Lorber

Label
Paradoxes of gender
Title
Paradoxes of gender
Statement of responsibility
Judith Lorber
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this pathbreaking book, a well-known feminist and sociologist - who is also the Founding Editor of Gender & Society - challenges our most basic assumptions about gender. Judith Lorber views gender as wholly a product of socialization subject to human agency, organization, and interpretation. In her new paradigm, gender is an institution comparable to the economy, the family, and religion in its significance and consequences. Drawing on many schools of feminist scholarship and on research from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, sociolinguistics, and cultural studies, Lorber explores different paradoxes of gender: why we speak of only two "opposite sexes" when there is such a variety of sexual behaviors and relationships; why transvestites, transsexuals, and hermaphrodites do not affect the conceptualization of two genders and two sexes in Western societies; why most of our cultural images of women are the way men see them and not the way women see themselves; why all women in modern society are expected to have children and be the primary caretaker; why domestic work is almost always the sole responsibility of wives, even when they earn more than half the family income; why there are so few women in positions of authority, when women can be found in substantial numbers in many occupations and professions; and why women have not benefitted from major social revolutions. Lorber argues that the whole point of the gender system today is to maintain structured gender inequality - to produce a subordinate class (women) that can be exploited as workers, sexual partners, childbearers, and emotional nurturers. Calling into question the inevitability and necessity of gender, she envisions a society structured for equality, where no gender, racial ethnic, or social class group is allowed to monopolize economic, educational, and cultural resources or the positions of power
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lorber, Judith
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1075
LC item number
.L667 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Gender identity
  • Social institutions
  • Feminist theory
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Identité sexuelle
  • Institutions sociales
  • Théorie féministe
  • Feminist theory
  • Gender identity
  • Sex role
  • Social institutions
  • Sekseverschillen
  • Theorieën
  • Relações de gênero (desenvolvimento social;aspectos culturais)
  • Interação interpessoal
  • Rôle selon le sexe
  • Identité sexuelle
  • Institutions sociales
Label
Paradoxes of gender, Judith Lorber
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Producing gender. "Night to his day": the social construction of gender ; Believing is seeing: biology as ideology ; How many opposites? Gendered sexuality ; Men as women and women as men: disrupting gender ; Waiting for the goddess: cultural images of gender. -- pt. 2. Gender in practice. Out of Eden: the social evolution of gender ; Rocking the cradle: gender and domestic labor ; Daily bread: gender and domestic labor ; Separate and not equal: the gendered division of paid work. -- pt. 3. The politics of gender. Guarding the gates: the micropolitics of gender ; The visible hand: gender and the state ; Dismantling Noah's ark: gender and equality
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 424 pages
Isbn
9780300058079
Lccn
93023459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28722718
  • (OCoLC)ocm28722718
Label
Paradoxes of gender, Judith Lorber
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 335-411) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. Producing gender. "Night to his day": the social construction of gender ; Believing is seeing: biology as ideology ; How many opposites? Gendered sexuality ; Men as women and women as men: disrupting gender ; Waiting for the goddess: cultural images of gender. -- pt. 2. Gender in practice. Out of Eden: the social evolution of gender ; Rocking the cradle: gender and domestic labor ; Daily bread: gender and domestic labor ; Separate and not equal: the gendered division of paid work. -- pt. 3. The politics of gender. Guarding the gates: the micropolitics of gender ; The visible hand: gender and the state ; Dismantling Noah's ark: gender and equality
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 424 pages
Isbn
9780300058079
Lccn
93023459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28722718
  • (OCoLC)ocm28722718

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