Journals Higher Education



Published: 08 July 2010

256 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199732456

Bookseller Code (04)

Gendered Bodies

Feminist Perspectives

Second Edition

Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore

Designed for undergraduate students, Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives, Second Edition, is a concise textbook/reader that provides a critical and multifaceted approach to the study of gendered bodies. Thoroughly updated throughout, the second edition incorporates sixteen new selections--including non-Western perspectives--on such fascinating topics as evolution and motherhood; breastfeeding; breast cancer; the effects of height on men; job discrimination and transgendered people; world champion runner Caster Semenya and sex verification; disability, gender, and embodiment; and Palestinian female suicide bombers.

New to this Edition:

  • · 16 new reading selections.
  • · Incorporates non-Western perspectives where appropriate.
  • · Added a concluding chapter: What Makes a Body a Social Body?
  • · Updated and added new topics to all chapters.

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