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"Kimmel has a solid focus on gender, and one of the better treatments of the social construction of masculinity of any undergraduate text that I have seen. It is accurate, even-handed, and up-to-date, and is an excellent book for a survey course. I will adopt the new edition."--Linda Grant, University of Georgia
About the Author
Michael Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Stony Brook University, State University of New York. A leading researcher and writer on gender and men and masculinity, he is the author of numerous books and articles including The Gendered Society Reader, Fifth Edition (with Amy Aronson, OUP, 2013), Guyland: The Perilous World Where Boys Become Men (2009), and Manhood in America: A Cultural History, Third Edition (OUP, 2012).
- Publisher : Oxford University Press USA; 5th edition (9 January 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 516 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0199927464
- ISBN-13 : 978-0199927463
- Dimensions : 23.37 x 2.29 x 19.05 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 905,582 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Got it for School. Very interesting!Reviewed in the United States on 26 February 2021
I needed this for a psych of gender class and I find it very interesting and informative. It goes over how gender and our concepts and stereotypes of it affect everything from work and relationships to religion (I personally found the part on religion the most interesting,). My only complaint is that some of the data is just a bit outdated, showing some data tables from the earlier 2000's and at the latest (that I've seen so far from page 335 out of 488 pages of content, exluding the pages of footnotes and index) 2015. It does touch on homosexuality, transgender, and genderqueer topics, but largely focuses on masculine and feminine. I'd personally like to see it go more in-depth on those and use more up-to-date data since, considering how much we have learned in even thata short amount of time. Aside from that, interesting, enlightening, and easy to read. This is definitely a book I plan on returning to when I can enjoy it casually.
A great book for any gender class, but wordyReviewed in the United States on 27 July 2014
A great book that studies gender for any gender class you may take. My only issue with it was that the author seemed to go into great detail about a study or theory and then he would finish it with, but that's not correct, then launch into another story about another theory. I just felt like it could be slightly condensed to make more sense and make it slightly easier to read.
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It was what I needed for college classReviewed in the United States on 31 July 2019
Had to get for school but was what I was looking for
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Great Read for Anybody!Reviewed in the United States on 10 April 2014
This book was a very entertaining and informative read. Everybody (over the age of 18) should read this book. It will open your eyes and make you view humanity in a new and more informed light. I finished this textbook almost a month before the end of class because I enjoyed it that much. Dr. Kimmel is not only a master sociologist, but a master writer as well. His easy and focused writing style make the words flow effortlessly from the page to the brain. My only concern is that some of the statistics may be a little inflated--or at least as a male member of the human race I hope so! Still, Dr. Kimmel doesn't compile the statistics, he just reports them and he does so in a very engaging manner.
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