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The Argument for Gender Essentialism

Charlotte Witt

in The Metaphysics of Gender

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199740413
eISBN:
9780199918720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740413.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that gender is the principle of normative unity for social individuals. First, it explains further what a principle of normative unity is and why social individuals might need ... More


Hierarchy

Caroline Levine

in Forms: Whole, Rhythm, Hierarchy, Network

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160627
eISBN:
9781400852604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160627.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that if we consider closely the workings of hierarchical forms, we will find that they exert a far less orderly and systematic kind of domination than we might expect. It begins ... More


Avoiding “Youthfulness?”: Young Muslims Negotiating Gender and Citizenship in France and Germany

Schirin Amir-Moazami

in Being Young and Muslim: New Cultural Politics in the Global South and North

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195369212
eISBN:
9780199871179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369212.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Islam

This chapter looks at the issue of “young” Muslims from the perspective of pious Muslim women in two European settings: France and Germany. It concentrates, on the one hand, on the ways in which ... More


Bearded Queens and Amazons: Cross-Dressing, Disguise, and Deception

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Cross-dressing in women’s travel writing of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries can be seen as a carnivalesque affair, featuring bearded ladies and flamboyant Queens. Using the performative gender ... More


The agency gap: policies, norms, and working time capabilities across welfare states

Susanne Fahlén

in Worklife Balance: The Agency and Capabilities Gap

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199681136
eISBN:
9780191767449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199681136.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter confronts the agency capabilities gap from two perspectives (1) Comparing policies aimed at promoting worklife balance, their implementation and outcomes, with gendered norms regarding ... More


Revealed Son Preferences

C. Y. Cyrus Chu and Ruoh‐Rong Yu

in Understanding Chinese Families: A Comparative Study of Taiwan and Southeast China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199578092
eISBN:
9780191722424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199578092.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Parents' son preferences can be revealed either by their answers to some attitude questions, or by their behaviors which are related to some underlying preferences. This chapter presents the ... More


Walk Like a Man: Vagabondage and Gender Construction

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter explores the original paradigm of vagabondage. An increasingly totemic concept in European women’s travel writing from the 1850s onwards, vagabondage offers an alternative model of ... More


Selling the Skirt: Women’s Travel Writing and the Literary Market

Dúnlaith Bird

in Travelling in Different Skins: Gender Identity in European Women's Oriental Travelogues, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199644162
eISBN:
9780199949984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644162.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Combining paratextual and textual analysis with an examination of contemporaneous reviews and external marketing, this chapter explores how women travellers position gender identity as a key selling ... More


“Men are Microwaves, Women are Crock-Pots”: Gender Roles in AOUME and CSE

Nancy Kendall

in The Sex Education Debates

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922270
eISBN:
9780226922294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922294.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter examines the gender roles and norms promulgated in the Abstinence Only Until Marriage education (AOUME) and Comprehensive Sexuality education (CSE) programs. AOUME models draw on a ... More


Who’s Afraid of the Girls?: Fears about FFPUS

Lesley J. Pruitt

in Women in Blue Helmets: Gender, Policing, and the UN's First All-Female Peacekeeping Unit

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780520290600
eISBN:
9780520964716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290600.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapter 5 explores how the FFPU evoked a number of common gendered fears, both around women’s participation in security and women’s participation as women working in all-female units. The latter ... More


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