Journals Higher Education



19 July 2010

544 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199743025

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Gender Through the Prism of Difference

Fourth Edition

Edited by Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, and Michael A. Messner

Gender Through the Prism of Difference adopts a global, transnational perspective on how race, class, and sexual diversity are central to the study of sex and gender. Now in its fourth edition, the book opens with a revised and updated introduction that sets the stage for understanding gender as a socially constructed experience. Featuring twenty-three new readings, this edition covers such timely subjects as the Iraq war, Hurricane Katrina, the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, female Palestinian suicide bombers, transgendered people, intersex issues, fatherhood and masculinity, sex and immigrant communities, ageism and feminism, Sex and the City, and much more.

New to this Edition:

  • New pieces on gender and popular culture
  • Revised and updated introduction
  • Up to date: includes articles on Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq War, and the 2008 Presidential election