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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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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 as a Critical Perspective in Marketing Practice  

Susan Dobscha and Gry Høngsmark-Knudsen

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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 ... 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

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

LGBTQ Migration Crises  

Rachel A. Lewis

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Feb 2019
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Sep 2018
This chapter examines legal and administrative forms of violence produced by immigration laws and policies that condemn LGBTQ migrants to a state of crisis, leaving them permanently ... More

Male Breast Cancer in the Public Imagination  

Piper Sledge

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Jun 2019
Breast cancer in American culture is intrinsically tied to normative ideologies of femininity. Within the highly visible public discourse about breast cancer, men with the disease (both ... More

The Post-Communist Identity Crisis and Queer Migration from Poland  

Richard C.M. Mole

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Feb 2019
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Sep 2018
An examination of the lived experiences of Polish queer migrants in London shows how a crisis in Polish national identity following the collapse of communism in 1989 constructed ... More

Sex Differences in the Human Brain  

David D. Franks

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Apr 2018
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Mar 2018
In this chapter, the different meanings of the terms sex and gender are discussed: Sex is biological, and gender has to do with social roles. Biological differences such as genes are ... More

Women’s Gossip as an Intrasexual Competition Strategy: An Evolutionary Approach to Sex and Discrimination  

Adam Davis, Tracy Vaillancourt, Steven Arnocky, and Robert Doyel

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Aug 2019
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Jun 2019
In the evolutionary sciences, gossip is argued to constitute an adaptation that enabled human beings to disseminate information about and to keep track of others within a vast and ... More

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