The new edition:
*includes 36 new pieces, of which 32 have been published since the year 2000
*draws together seminal works by psychologists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other researchers
*stresses the importance of understanding sex and gender as part of the larger intersection of questions about race, ethnicity class and sexual orientation
*features in each chapter several “checkpoints,” questions that are designed to help readers evaluate their comprehension and to anticipate the issues of the next reading
32 articles published since 2000, three revised for this edition by original author.
Chapter One: Defining Sex and Gender.
Defining Sex and Gender.
Questions of Definition.
Just What Are Sex and Gender, Anyway? A Call for a New Terminological Standard: Douglas A. Gentile.
Sex and Gender - The Troubled Relationship Between Terms and Concepts: Rhoda K. Unger and Mary Crawford.
Sorry, Wrong Number - A Reply to Gentile’s Call: Kay Deaux.
Sex and Gender: Dichotomy or Continuum? .
The Five Sexes Revisited: Anne Fausto Sterling.
Race and Sex as Biological Categories: Ruth Hubbard.
Intersections of Gender, Races, and Class.
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection: Patricia Hill Collins.
Chapter Two: Studying Gender.
Introduction to Studying Gender.
Feminist Approaches to Studying Gender.
Epistemological Debates, Feminist Voices: Science, Social Values, and the Study of Women: Stephanie Riger.
Through the looking glass: Implications of studying whiteness for feminist methods :Aida Hurtado and Abigail Stewar.
Methods in Men’s Studies.
Theorizing Masculinities in Contemporary Social Science: Scott Coltrane.
Should Psychologists Study Sex Differences?.
Should Psychologists Study Gender Differences? Yes, With Some Guidelines: Janet Shibley Hyde.
On Comparing Women and Men: Alice H. Eagly.
Stereotypes, Science, Censorship, and the Study of Sex Differences: Diane F. Halpern.
Asking the Right Questions: Feminist Psychology and Sex Differences: Rachel T. Hare-Mustin and Jeanne Marecek.
How can we make gender comparisons meaningful?.
Making gender comparisons more meaningful: A call for more attention to social context: Janice Yoder and Arnold Kahn.
Chapter Three: Biology and Gender.
Introduction: Biology and Gender.
Understanding the Biological Bases of Gender.
Development of sex and gender: Biochemical, physiology and experience: Ethel Tobach.
Evolutionary Psychology - Explanation for Human Sex Differences?.
The origins of sex differences in human behavior: Alice Eagley and Wendy Wood.
Integrating Biological and Social Explanations.
The problem with sex/gender and nature/nurture: Anne Fausto Sterling.
Chapter Four: Gender and Culture.
Introduction: Gender and Culture.
The Cultural Construction of Gender.
The Longest War: Gender and Culture: Carole Wade and Carol Tavris.
The Influence of Culture on Behavior - The Case of Aggression.
Women, Men, and Aggression in an Egalitarian Society: Maria Lepowsky (article to be revised by author for 2nded.).
Culture and Variations in Gender Roles.
Ideology, myth and magic: Femininity, masculinity and “gender roles”: Alan Johnson.
Chapter Five: Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
Introduction: Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
Defining Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
Psychological Constructions of Masculinity and Femininity: Kay Deaux.
Gender Roles: Continuity and change.
Changing times, changing gender roles: What do we want women and men to be?: Mary Kite.
The Consequences of Gender Roles and Stereotypes.
An ambivalent alliance: Hostile and benevolent sexism as complementary justifications for gender inequality: Peter Glick and Susan Fiske.
The making of a token: A case study of stereotype threat, stigma, racism and tokenism in academe: Yolanda Flores Niemann.
Chapter Six : Gender Identity Development.
Introduction: Gender Identity Development.
Culture, Context and the social construction of gender.
The social construction and socialization of gender during development: Campbell Leaper.
Gender Schema Theory: classic and contemporary issues.
Gender Schema Theory and Its Implications for Child Development: Raising Gender-aschematic Children in a Gender-schematic Society: Sandra Lipsitz Bem.
Children’s search for gender cues: Carol Martin and Diane Ruble.
Gender Segregation: Childhood, Adolescence, and Adulthood.
Gender and Group Process: A developmental Perspective: Eleanor E. Maccoby.
Chapter Seven: Gender and Sexuality.
Introduction: Gender and Sexuality.
Gender and Sexual Behavior.
Gender and the Organization of Sexual Behavior: Lenore Tiefer and Brunhild Kring.
Understanding Sexual Orientation.
The development and function of sexual attractions: Michael Kauth.
Autobiographical essay on transsexual experience – to be selected.
Sexuality and Relationships.
Gender, sexuality and intimate relationships: Donna Castaneda and Alyson Burns-Glover.
Chapter Eight: Gendered Behavior in a Social Context.
Introduction: Gendered Behavior in a Social Context.
Understanding Social Behavior.
A Social-Psychological Model of Gender: Kay Deaux and Brenda Major.
Gender and Emotions.
Doing emotion/doing gender: Practicing in order to get it right: Stephanie A. Shields.
Gender and Aggression.
Aggression and Gender: Jacquelyn W. White.
Gender and Social Interaction.
Gender and Social Interaction: Marianne LaFrance.
Chapter Nine: Gender, Cognition, and Education.
Introduction: Gender, Cognition and Education.
Sex Differences in Cognition: Research Dilemmas and Recommendations.
The Smarter Sex: Sex differences in intelligence: Diane Halpern and Roger LeMay.
Understanding Sex Differences in Mathematics and Science.
Sex Differences in mathematical abilities and achievement: Richard DeLisi and Ann McGullicuddy-DeLisi.
Sex Differences in intrinsic aptitude for mathematics and science? A critical review: Elizabeth Spelke.
Gender and Education.
The hidden curriculum: Gender in the classroom: Susan Basow.
Chapter Ten: The Paradox of Relationships.
Introduction: The Paradox of Relationships.
Women’s and Men’s Friendships: Similar or Different?.
Men, Women, and Friendship: What They Say, What They Do: Karen Walker.
Sexual Orientation, Intimacy, and Relationships.
The close relationships of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals: L. Anne Peplau and Leah Spaulding.
The Cultural Context of Love and Intimacy.
Gender and Relationships: Kenneth Dion and Karen L. Dion.
Chapter Eleven: Gender and Reconceptualizing the Family.
Introduction: Gender and the Family.
What We Call Each Other: Andee Hochman.
The Changing Family.
Gendered Family Relations: The more things change, the more they stay the same: Lori McGraw and A. J. Walker.
Gender Roles and Family Roles.
Boys and Men in Families: Michelle Adams and Scott Coltrane.
Chapter Twelve: Social Institutions and Gender.
Introduction: Social Institutions and Gender.
Gender, Work, and Inequality.
Context Matters: Understanding tokenism: Janice Yoder.
Gender, Work, Who Cares? Production, reproduction, deindustrialization and business as usual: Lisa D. Brush.
Gender and Violence.
Sexual Terrorism: The Social Control of Women: Carole J. Sheffield.
Masculinities and Interpersonal Violence: Walter DeKeseredy and Martin Schwartz.
Chapter Thirteen: Gender and Health.
Introduction: Gender and Health.
Categories of Difference and the Politics of Health.
Man-Made Medicine and Women’s Health: The Biopolitics of Sex/Gender and Race/Ethnicity: Nancy Krieger and Elizabeth Fee.
Gender, Health and Treatment.
Gender and the Social Construction of Illness: Overview: Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore.
Women get sicker, but men die quicker: Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore.
Gender Roles, Stress, and Health.
Masculine gender role stressors and men’s health: Glenn Good, N. B. Sherrod and M. G. Dillon.
A Framework for examining gender, work, stress and health: Debra Nelson and Ronald Burke.
Chapter Fourteen: Gender, Mental Health and Psychopathology.
Introduction: Gender, Mental Health and Psychopathology.
A Gendered Analysis of Clinical Psychology.
Disorderly constructs: Feminist frameworks for clinical psychology: Jeanne Maracek.
The Politics of Psychiatry: Gender and Sexual Preference in DSM-IV: Terry A. Kupers.
Culture, Gender Roles and Mental Health.
Culture, society and gender in depression: Celia Falicov.
Men’s problems and effective treatments: Theory and empirical research: Glenn Good and N. B. Sherrod