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Aging, Gender, and the Body  

Laura Hurd

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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

Animal, Mechanical, and Me: Organ Transplantation and the Ambiguity of Embodiment  

Gill Haddow

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Jul 2020
Organ donation and transplantation is a largely successful treatment used to replace failing organs. However, donation rates have never met the demand for transplantable organs. Biomedical ... More

Beyond Binary Sex and Gender Ideology  

Cary Gabriel Costello

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Dec 2019
Perceived as natural and universal, the framing of sex and gender as binaries is in fact a cultural ideology. The empirical reality is that sex is a spectrum, manifesting in a wide array 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 2019
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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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Feb 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

Gender and Work in Contemporary Latin America  

Erynn Masi de Casanova

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Jul 2020
What are the most important patterns and trends in gender and work in Latin America? How does gender matter for people’s experiences of work? Drawing on evidence from recent research, this ... More

Gender as a Critical Perspective in Marketing Practice  

Susan Dobscha and Gry Høngsmark Knudsen

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Dec 2019
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Feb 2019
This chapter argues that marketing naively adopts gender theories from other fields that perpetuate outdated stereotypes. This is demonstrated by means of an existing example that shows how ... More

Gender, Migration, and Latin America  

Marina Ariza

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Aug 2020
It has been more than forty years since the first international meeting on “Women in the Migration Process” was held in Mexico City in 1974. Since then, a voluminous academic production has ... More

A Gendered Analysis of the European Refugee “Crisis”  

Jane Freedman

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Feb 2019
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Sep 2018
This chapter examines the experiences of women arriving in Europe in the context of the current refugee ‘crisis.’ Based on empirical research in various sites in the European Union ... More

Good-Looking Men Require Hard-Working Women: The Labor of Consumption in the Grooming Industry  

Kristen Barber

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Jun 2020
This chapter considers the cultural and organizational expenditure of women’s labor that masculinizes beauty products, services, spaces, and experiences. Drawing from 9 months of ... More

Human Sociosexual Dominance Theory  

Kristin Liv Rauch and Rosemary L. Hopcroft

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
This chapter presents an evolutionary theory of racial discrimination, human sociosexual dominance theory. This theory is built on the social dominance theory of Sidanius and colleagues, ... More

Human Trafficking as a Migration Crisis: Gender, Precariousness, and Access to Labor Rights  

Inga K. Thiemann

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Feb 2019
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Oct 2018
Human trafficking is considered one of the key humanitarian crises of our time. Public opinion and policymakers alike call for meaningful responses to human trafficking and modern slavery ... More

Latin American Women’s Movements: A Historical Overview  

Cora Fernández Anderson

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Jul 2020
This chapter provides an overview of women’s movements in Latin America, from their early emergence at the turn of the twentieth century until today, as well as of the scholarly discussions ... More

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