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Gender Through the Prism of Difference

Sixth Edition

Maxine Baca Zinn, Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Michael A. Messner, and Stephanie Nawyn

Publication Date - 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9780190948559

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

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The most intersectional gender anthology on the market


Gender Through the Prism of Difference, Sixth Edition, adopts a global, transnational perspective on how race, class, and sexual diversity are central to the study of sex and gender. In contrast with other books in this area--which tend to focus on U.S. or European viewpoints--this wide-ranging anthology features many articles based on research done elsewhere throughout the world. Now in its sixth edition, the book features nineteen new readings covering compelling subjects like transgender identities and public policies, Native and Muslim women, policing and incarceration, the intersection of gender and immigration, gender and disabilities, and the #MeToo social movement.

New to this Edition

  • Includes nineteen new articles that cover such compelling topics as transgender identities and public policies, Native and Muslim women, policing and incarceration, the intersection of gender and immigration, and gender and disabilities
  • Discusses gender issues relevant to the college-age generation, including several articles on college students and the #MeToo social movement

About the Author(s)

Maxine Baca Zinn is Professor Emerita in the Department of Sociology at Michigan State University.

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo is Florence Everline Professor of Sociology at the University of Southern California.

Michael A. Messner is Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at the University of Southern California.

Stephanie Nawyn is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and Co-Director at the Center for Gender in Global Context at Michigan State University.


"Gender Through the Prism of Difference is among the most comprehensive books available. Not only does it include a terrific range of authors and research methods, but the substantive topics themselves are incredibly timely. It was the first book I ever used to teach gender and I haven't switched."--Billy James Ulibarrí, University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley

"The intersectional nature of Gender Through the Prism of Difference is excellent. Rather than merely addressing 'men vs. women,' this book examines the ways in which race, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, class, age, and other dimensions of inequality influence constructions of gender and the gendered experiences of individuals."--Erin Anderson, Washington College

"Gender Through the Prism of Difference has excellent coverage; the articles are rich in theory and methods."--Jaita Talukdar, Loyola University New Orleans

Table of Contents

    * New to this edition


    INTRODUCTION: Sex and Gender Through the Prism of Difference

    1. Ann Fausto-Sterling, The Five Sexes, Revisited
    2. Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill, Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism
    *3. Stephanie A. Shields, Gender: An intersectionality perspective
    4. Raewyn W. Connell, Masculinities and Globalization
    *5. Bandana Purkayastha, Intersectionality in a Transnational World

    6. Laurel Westbrook and Kristen Schilt, Doing Gender, Determining Gender: Transgender People, Gender Panics, and the Maintenance of the Sex/Gender/Sexuality System
    *7. Georgiann Davis, Medical Jurisdiction and the Intersex Body
    8. Betsy Lucal, What it Means to Be Gendered Me: Life on the Boundaries of a Dichotomous Gender System
    9. Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Yearning for Lightness: Transnational Circuits in the Marketing and Consumption of Skin Lighteners
    *10. Heidi Safia Mirza, 'A Second Skin': Embodied intersectionality, transnationalism, and narratives of identity and belonging among Muslim Women in Britain

    11. Rashawn Ray and Jason A. Rosow, Getting Off and Getting Intimate: How Normative Institutional Arrangements Structure Black and White Fraternity Men's Approaches toward Women.
    *12. Karen Pyke, An Intersectional Approach to Resistance and Complicity: The Case of Racialised Desire among Asian American Women
    13. Jane Ward, Dude-Sex: White Masculinities and "Authentic" Heterosexuality among Dudes Who Have Sex with Dudes
    *14. Hector Carrillo and Jorge Fontdevila, Border Crossings and Shifting Sexualities among Mexican Gay Immigrant Men: Beyond Monolithic Conceptions
    15. Kirsty Liddiard, The Work of Disabled Identities in Intimate Relationships

    16. B. Deutsch, The Male Privilege Checklist: An Unabashed Imitation of an Article by Peggy McIntosh
    17. Audre Lorde, Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference
    18. Tristan Bridges and C.J. Pascoe, Hybrid Masculinities: New Directions in the Sociology of Men and Masculinities
    19. Sanyu A. Mojola, Providing Women, Kept Men: Doing Masculinity in the Wake of the African HIV/AIDS Pandemic
    *20. Joelle Ruby Ryan, From Transgender to Trans*: The Ongoing Struggle for Inclusion, Acceptance, and Celebration of Identities Beyond the Binary.
    *21. Aida Hurtado and Minal Sinha, More Than Men: Latino Feminist Masculinities and intersectionality

    22. Patricia Hill Collins, The Meaning of Motherhood in Black Culture and Black Mother-Daughter Relationships
    23. Lisa J. Udel, Revision and Resistance: The Politics of Native Women's Motherwork
    *24. Roberta Espinoza, The Good Daughter Dilemma: Latinas Managing Family and School Demands
    25. Stephanie Coontz, Why Gender Equality Stalled
    26. Michael Messner and Suzel Bozada-Deas, Separating the Men from the Moms: The Making of Adult Gender Segregation in Youth Sports
    27. Kathryn Edin, What Do Low-Income Single Mothers Say about Marriage
    *28. Nicole Civettini, Housework as Non-Normative Gender Display Among Lesbians and Gay Men
    *29. Emir Estrada and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Intersectional Dignities: Latino Immigrant Street Vendor Youth in Los Angeles

    30. Christine L. Williams, The Glass Escalator, Revisited: Gender Inequality in Neoliberal Times, SWS Feminist Lecturer
    31. Amy M. Denissen and Abigail C. Saguy, Gendered Homophobia and the Contradictions of Workplace Discrimination for Women in the Building Trades
    32. Adia Harvey Wingfield, The Modern Mammy and the Angry Black Man: African American Professionals' Experiences with Gendered Racism in the Workplace
    33. Milian Kang, "I Just Put Koreans and Nails Together": Nail Spas and the Model Minority
    *34. Rebecca Glauber, Race and Gender in Families and at Work: The Fatherhood Wage Premium
    *35. Stephanie J. Nawyn and Linda Gjokaj, The Magnifying Effect of Privilege: Earnings Inequalities at the Intersection of Gender, Race, and Nativity

    36. Anne Arnett Ferguson, Naughty by Nature
    *37. Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura Hamilton, and Elizabeth M. Armstrong, and J. Lotus Seeley, Good Girls, Gender, Social Class, and Slut Discourse on Campus
    *38. Dolores Delgado Bernal, Learning and Living Pedagogies of the Home: Mestiza Consciousness of Chicana Students

    39. Cecilia Menjivar, A Framework for Examining Violence
    40. Victor M. Rios, The Consequences of the Criminal Justice Pipeline on Black and Latino Masculinity
    *41. Natalie Sokoloff, Expanding the Intersectional Paradigm to Better Understand Domestic Violence in Immigrant Communities
    *42. Roe Bubar and Pamela Jumper Thurman, Violence against Native women

    43. Kevin Powell, Confessions of a Recovering Misogynist
    44. Dorothy Roberts and Sujatha Jesudason, Movement Intersectionality: The Case of Race, Gender, Disability, and Genetic Technologies
    *45. Maylei Blackwell, Lidres Campesinas: Nepantla Strategies and Grassroots Organizing at the Intersection of Gender and Globalization
    *46. Sarah Jaffe, The Collective Power of #MeToo

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