Paradoxes of Gender eBook ¶ Paradoxes of PDF/EPUB ²
- 435 pages
- Paradoxes of Gender
- Judith Lorber
- 14 October 2015 Judith Lorber
❴Epub❵ ➟ Paradoxes of Gender Author Judith Lorber – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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 w 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 conseuences 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 PDF/EPUB ² 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 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;—why women have not benefited from major social revolutions Lorber argues that the whole point of the gender system today is to maintain structured gender ineuality—to produce a subordinate class women that can be exploited as workers sexual partners childbearers and emotional nurturers Calling into uestion the inevitability and necessity of gender she envisions a society structured for euality where no gender racial ethnic or social class group is allowed to monopolize economic educational and cultural resources or the positions of power.