Gendering Bodies

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Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 5 ago. 2007 - 304 páginas
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, or encouraged to participate in (heterosexual) gender conformity. This engendering influences nutrition practices, work and employment choices, dieting, working out, 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.
 

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Categorizing Sex and Gendering Cultural Messages
1
Gender Performances that Produce Reality
37
Surveillance and Accountability
81
Measurable Inequalities and their Effects on Bodies
149
Gender Agency and Resistance
197
A World without Dichotomies?
237
References
251
Index
273
About the Authors
287
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Sobre el autor (2007)

Sara L. Crawley is associate professor of women's studies at the University of South Florida.

Lara J. Foley is associate professor chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Tulsa.

Constance L. Shehan is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology at the University of Florida.

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