Please refer to your syllabus to see which readings are starred as most essential and for the pages and chapters required from the books.
If there are any difficulties accessing the documents, please let me know. They are all available online and/or in the library database as well.
Week 2 Conceptualizing Gender: Essentialism and Constructionism.
Week 3 Performance Theories
Reading for Tuesday:
Erving Goffman, “Gender Advertisements” (just browse the images and the categories he presents–don’t bother reading the essay)
Reading for Thursday:
Week 4 Conceptualizing Gender: Structures and Institutions.
Reading (focus on the Henley/Freeman and the Yancey Martin articles):
Nancy Bauer. June 20, 2010. “Lady Power.” New York Times.
And, for Thursday, be sure to look over the chapters in the book along with the following:
Week 5 Bodies and Boundaries
Tuesday, October 5:
Thursday, October 7:
Melissa Jeltson, “Children’s [Hospital Boston] Gives Transgender Tween New Hope.” http://childrenshospitalblog.org/childrens-gives-transgender-tween-new-hope/
Week 6 Bodies and Boundaries
Tuesday, October 12:
Thursday, October 14:
Gili Warsett. September 10, 2010. “An Anatomy of a Breakup.” New York Times. www.nytimes.com/2010/09/12/fashion/12Love.html?_r=2&pagewanted=1&ref=todayspaper)
Week 7 Sex and Sexuality
Tuesday, October 19:
Mother Jones interview with Meika Loe, “The Rise (and Rise) of Viagra.” http://motherjones.com/politics/2004/09/rise-and-rise-viagra
Thursday, October 21:
Week 8 Gender and Families
Tuesday, October 26:
Browse Stephanie Coontz’s website: www.stephaniecoontz.com/articles and read: “The American Family: Where We Are Today” and “The American Family” (these can be found on Coontz’s website)
Thursday, October 28:
Week 9 Labor Markets, Economy and Work
Tuesday, November 2:
Thursday, November 4: Film: The Great Happiness Space
Week 10 Gender and the State
Tuesday, November 9:
Thursday, November 11:
New York Times series, “Women at Arms,” reading/articles TBD: http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/us/series/women_at_arms/index.html
Week 11 Gender and Politics
Tuesday, November 16:
Thursday, November 18:
Collins, Gail and Stacy Schiff. August 18, 2010. “Of Mama Grizzly Born?” New York Times. http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/18/of-mama-grizzly-born/
Week 12 Gender Violence
Tuesday, November 23: Reading TBD. Possible guest speaker.
Week 13 Beyond Gender?
Tuesday, November 30:
Kantrowitz, Barbara and Pat Wingert. August 16, 2010. “Are We Facing a Genderless Future?” Newsweek (online version). http://www.newsweek.com/2010/08/16/life-without-gender.html