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Aging, Gender, and the Body  

Laura Hurd Clarke

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Jan 2019
In this chapter, the author considers some of the theoretical and methodological conundrums that she encountered in her qualitative research that has focused on later life experiences of ... More

Evolution and Human Reproduction  

Martin Fieder and Susanne Huber

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter discusses, from an evolutionary standpoint, crucial factors influencing human reproduction. It emphasizes the importance of social status and homogamy on the level of the ... More

Evolution, Societal Sexism, and Universal Average Sex Differences in Cognition and Behavior  

Lee Ellis

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
During the past century, social scientists have documented many cross-cultural sex differences in personality and behavior, quite a few of which now appear to be found in all human ... More

Fashion and Its Gendered Agendas  

Ashley Mears

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Dec 2018
This chapter unpacks the multiple definitions of fashion as social process, status dynamic, practice, and industry. The chapter begins with an overview of the historical emergence and ... More

Fat as a Floating Signifier: Race, Weight, and Femininity in the National Imaginary  

Sabrina Strings

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Jan 2019
Studies on the development of fat stigma in the United States often consider gender, but not race. This chapter adds to the literature on the significance of race in the propagation of fat ... More

The Female Body in Global Media  

Tuija Parikka

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
This chapter examines the relationship between the body, globalization, and the media. It discusses how the female body is subjected to being “played” in the global media and what that ... More

Feminist Perspectives in Global Studies  

Valentine M. Moghadam

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Dec 2018
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Dec 2018
In highlighting the contributions that feminist scholars have made to global studies in recent decades, this chapter focuses on three prominent areas of research: the gendered nature of ... More

Gender and Poverty  

Janet C. Gornick and Natascia Boeri

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May 2016
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Apr 2017
This article examines the link between gender and poverty. It begins with a discussion of selected theoretical perspectives that have informed the study of poverty, with emphasis on ... More

Gender and Social Exclusion in European Migration Crisis: A Sociohistorical Perspective  

Marlou Schrover

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Mar 2019
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Sep 2018
This chapter discusses social exclusion in European migration from a gendered and historical perspective. It discusses how from this perspective the idea of a crisis in migration was ... More

Gender and the Radical Right  

Hilde Coffé

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Apr 2018
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Feb 2018
This chapter discusses the claim that radical right parties are typically led and supported by men, and explores various aspects of gender bias as they relate to radical right parties and ... More

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