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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


“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


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


Gender

Heather Martel

in Deadly Virtue: Fort Caroline and the Early Protestant Roots of American Whiteness

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066189
eISBN:
9780813058399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066189.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter theorizes gender at Fort Caroline and in the early Protestant Atlantic as an historically, culturally specific system for defining relations of power, which marked some as more masculine ... 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


Odd Bodies

Julia C. Bullock

in The Other Women's Lib: Gender and Body in Japanese Women's Fiction

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833879
eISBN:
9780824870836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833879.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the trope of the “odd body,” which defies classification as either masculine or feminine, male or female, and is frequently used to critique binary models of gender. The “odd ... More


Introduction

Erin Heidt-Forsythe

in Between Families and Frankenstein: The Politics of Egg Donation in the United States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520298187
eISBN:
9780520970434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520298187.003.0001
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Egg donation in the United States has been characterized as a “wild west”—there are no regulations that limit the expanding commercial markets in egg donation. Contesting this conventional thinking, ... 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


Equality and the right to education: let’s talk about sex education

Meghan Campbell

in Human Rights and Equality in Education: Comparative Perspectives on the Right to Education for Minorities and Disadvantaged Groups

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781447337638
eISBN:
9781447337676
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447337638.003.0008
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

This chapter addresses the challenges girls face in accessing human rights-based sex education. Sex education sharply brings into focus the discriminatory gender norms that influence and undermine a ... More


Reimagining Intervention: Adaptive Preferences and the Paradoxes of Empowerment

Serene J. Khader

in Adaptive Preferences and Women's Empowerment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199777884
eISBN:
9780199919055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777884.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter discusses the conceptual problems with defining “women's empowerment” that have arisen in two types of gender and development interventions: microcredit interventions and interventions ... More


Galle Toubaaco before the Programme

Ben Cislaghi

in Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 4 pictures the rural community of Galle Toubaaco before the Tostan programme. It looks at three aspects of community members’ life that are tracked throughout the HRE part of their ... More


Accounting for Gender: Norms and Pathologies of Personal Finance

Miranda Joseph

in Debt to Society: Accounting for Life under Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816687411
eISBN:
9781452949109
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816687411.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the role of accounting in constituting gendered norms and pathologies of personal finance through the production and circulation of knowledge, especially statistical ... More


Visibly Hidden: Postwar Disorientation, Queer Community, and Queer Ambivalence

Vincent L. Stephens

in Rocking the Closet: How Little Richard, Johnnie Ray, Liberace, and Johnny Mathis Queered Pop Music

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780252042805
eISBN:
9780252051661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042805.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter illuminates how Johnnie Ray, Little Richard, Johnny Mathis, and Liberace achieved mainstream commercial success by discussing the dynamic gender norms of the postwar era. Drawing on Wini ... More


The Empress’s Clothes

Julie Seaman

in Evolution's Empress: Darwinian Perspectives on the Nature of Women

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199892747
eISBN:
9780199332786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892747.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology

This chapter focuses on the American law of sex discrimination in the context of sex-differentiated employee dress and grooming requirements. Courts have attempted to distinguish dress codes that ... More


We’ve a Story to Tell: Southern Baptist Women and Ministry

Susan M. Shaw

in God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813124766
eISBN:
9780813135083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813124766.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses women's ministering among Southern Baptists, which has led them to take on traditional responsibilities of nurturing and educating. It has also compelled them to challenge ... More


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