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By Imelda Whelehan, Jane Pilcher

A part of a brand new `Key Concepts' sequence released via SAGE. each one ebook bargains 1500 notice expositions of fifty subject matters imperative to the given field.

Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's advent provides an account of gender reviews - what it's and the way it originated. Their number of issues is authoritative and the 50 entries mirror the complicated, multi-faceted nature of the sector in an obtainable dictionary format.

Each of the 50 key concepts:
· starts with a concise definition
· comprises illustrations of ways the idea that has been utilized in the field
· deals examples which permit a severe second look of the idea that
· is cross-referenced with the opposite key recommendations
· makes extra studying suggestions.

The point of aspect provided encourages knowing of gender stories with out sacrificing intensity aspect and important review necessary to show the complexity of the problems handled. As such, the publication appeals either to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars throughout various social technology disciplines.

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This finding was argued to reflect a tendency for men’s prolific sexual activities to be condoned, while women with many sexual partners are viewed much more negatively. The survey also found marked differences between women and men in attitudes to casual sex. While 63 per cent of women surveyed said that ‘one night stands’ were wrong, only 36 per cent of men said so (Wellings et al. 1994). Studies of young people’s sexuality show the resilience of the sexual double standard in contemporary Britain, several decades after sexual liberalisation and its supposed effects on traditional sexual morality.

Only after everyone had spoken would we attempt to draw the threads together and see what we had in common as women. We consciousness raising key concepts Pilcher-KeyConcepts 18 19/2/04 1:13 pm Page 18 also decided to rotate the meetings in each other’s homes. The idea here was twofold; firstly, everyone had to act out the hostess role and, secondly, even if things were a little cramped, it was important in building up a mental picture of each other that we become aware of the material conditions of our home environment.

Geldalof is concerned with the way in which women are symbolically and strategically positioned within discourses and conflicts that produce national, ethnic and racialised community identities. Such positionings are problematic, in that women may be idolised as ‘mothers of the Nation’ through their reproductive and home-making activities and, relatedly, be the targets of rape as a weapon in inter-ethnic wars. For Geldalof, the concept of the cyborg is useful for suggesting ways to positively redefine women’s embodied locatedness in relation to community identities and differences.

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