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Faculty Book: Judith Lorber, ed.

Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore, eds.

Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives, 2nd ed.
(Oxford University Press, 2006, 2010)

Designed for undergraduate students, this is a concise textbook/reader that provides a critical and multifaceted approach to the study of gendered bodies. Exploring a broad range of both long-established and more cutting-edge topics in feminist studies, Lorber and Moore present scholarly research, offer information on relevant laws and political events, and point to directions for social change. The book focuses on key themes that reveal how gendered relations, ideologies, and practices shape human bodies. At the same time, it shows how human bodies are linked to other significant axes of inequality based on racial ethnic group, disability, sexuality, class, culture, religion, age, and nation. Thoroughly updated throughout, the second edition incorporates sixteen new selections—including non-Western perspectives—on such 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. Judith Lorber (Brooklyn) is professor emerita of sociology at the Graduate Center.

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Submitted on: JUL 8, 2010

Category: Faculty Books, Sociology