By Imelda Whelehan, Jane Pilcher
A part of a brand new `Key Concepts' sequence released by way of SAGE. each one publication bargains 1500 be aware expositions of fifty themes imperative to the given field.
Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's creation provides an account of gender experiences - what it really is and the way it originated. Their collection of themes is authoritative and the 50 entries replicate the advanced, multi-faceted nature of the sector in an obtainable dictionary format.
Each of the 50 key concepts:
· starts off with a concise definition
· comprises illustrations of ways the idea that has been utilized in the field
· bargains examples which permit a serious re-examination of the concept that
· is cross-referenced with the opposite key strategies
· makes additional studying suggestions.
The point of aspect provided encourages knowing of gender experiences with no sacrificing intensity aspect and significant review necessary to express the complexity of the problems handled. As such, the publication appeals either to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars throughout a variety of social technological know-how disciplines.
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Extra resources for 50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies
Taken from the idea of ‘speaking pains to recall pains’ used by peasants during the Chinese revolution (see Echols 1989: 84), the idea was that women should regularly collect in small groups over an agreed period of time and give accounts of their own lives and how they ‘became’ a ‘woman’. In this way it was hoped that all the women involved might look askance at their own lives and realise the extent to which they share experiences with other women of various backgrounds and ages; that their problems are not unique and individual, but rather all too common and produced by wider social relations and institutions.
Cyborgs are hybrid entities that are neither wholly technological nor completely organic, which means that the cyborg has the potential not only to disrupt persistent dualisms that set the natural body in opposition to the technologically recrafted body, but also to refashion our thinking about the theoretical construction of the body as both a material entity and a discursive process . . The cyborg provides a framework for studying gender identity as it is technologically crafted simultaneously from the matter of material bodies and cultural fictions.
According to Hartmann, the lower wages earned by women in their jobs ‘keep women dependent on men because they encourage women to marry. Married women must perform domestic chores for their husbands . . This domestic division of labour, in turn, acts to weaken women’s position in the labour market. Thus, the hierarchical domestic division of labour is perpetuated by the labour market, and vice versa’ (1982: 448). In 31 domestic division of labour key concepts Pilcher-KeyConcepts 32 19/2/04 1:13 pm Page 32 Hartmann’s account, there is a ‘mutual accommodation’ between patriarchy and capitalism, which results in a ‘vicious circle’ of disadvantage for women.
50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies by Imelda Whelehan, Jane Pilcher