Just One of the Guys

Author: Kristen Schilt
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226738078
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new light on this phenomenon by analyzing the unique experiences of transgender men—people designated female at birth whose gender identity is male—on the job. Kristen Schilt draws on in-depth interviews and observational data to show that while individual transmen have varied experiences, overall their stories are a testament to systemic gender inequality. The reactions of coworkers and employers to transmen, Schilt demonstrates, reveal the ways assumptions about innate differences between men and women serve as justification for discrimination. She finds that some transmen gain acceptance—and even privileges—by becoming “just one of the guys,” that some are coerced into working as women or marginalized for being openly transgender, and that other forms of appearance-based discrimination also influence their opportunities. Showcasing the voices of a frequently overlooked group, Just One of the Guys? lays bare the social processes that foster forms of inequality that affect us all.

Der Regenbogen Faktor

Author: Jens Schadendorf
Publisher: Redline Wirtschaft
ISBN: 3864146305
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Schwule und Lesben: Lange waren sie ausgegrenzt, wurden belächelt und verachtet. Sie waren verbunden mit Klischees wie abgespreizter kleiner Finger oder Mannweib, im besten Fall noch zuständig für das Schöne und die Kunst. Vorurteile? Gewiss. Und in weiten Teilen längst überholt. Der Regenbogen-Faktor zeigt erstmals die dynamische Rolle von Homosexuellen und die mit ihnen verknüpften Bereicherungen der Vielfalt in Unternehmen und Gesellschaft – in Firmen wie Allianz, IBM, Commerzbank, Freshfields, Deutsche Post, McKinsey oder White & Case, in Berufsverbänden, Netzwerken oder bei der Bundeswehr, auf Karrieremessen, in der Ausbildung oder in queeren Fußball-Fanclubs. Der Weg zu vollständiger Normalität und echter Chancengleichheit ist noch weit. Schon heute aber sind viele Schwule und Lesben keine verletzlichen Außenseiter mehr. Sie sind dynamische Helden des Alltags, die die Welt verbessern wollen und gegen Widerstände viel bewegen. Sie sind neue Vorbilder.

Other Please Specify

Author: D'Lane Compton
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520963997
Format: PDF
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This provocative collection showcases the work of emerging and established sociologists in the fields of sexuality and gender studies as they reflect on what it means to develop, practice, and teach queer methods. Located within the critical conversation about the possibilities and challenges of utilizing insights from humanistic queer epistemologies in social scientific research, Other, Please Specify presents to a new generation of researchers an array of experiences, insights, and approaches, revealing the power of investigations of the social world. With contributions from sociologists who have helped define queer studies and who use a range of interpretative and statistical methods, this volume offers methodological advice and practical strategies in research design and execution, all with the intent of getting queer research off the ground and building a collaborative community within this emerging subfield.

The Persistence of Gender Inequality

Author: Mary Evans
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0745689930
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Despite centuries of campaigning, women still earn less and have less power than men. Equality remains a goal not yet reached. In this incisive account of why this is the case, Mary Evans argues that optimistic narratives of progress and emancipation have served to obscure long-term structural inequalities between women and men, structural inequalities which are not only about gender but also about general social inequality. In widening the lenses on the persistence of gender inequality, Evans shows how in contemporary debates about social inequality gender is often ignored, implicitly side-lining critical aspects of relations between women and men. This engaging short book attempts to join up some of the dots in the ways that we think about both social and gender inequality, and offers a new perspective on a problem that still demands society’s full attention.

Der Junge der als M dchen aufwuchs

Author: John Colapinto
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783530421545
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Bruce wurde wie sein Zwillingsbruder Brian männlich geboren, wurde jedoch wegen eines fatalen medizinischen Unfalls durch Geschlechtsumwandlung zum Mädchen gemacht - bis er schließlich seine wahre Geschichte erfuhr und sich entschied, ein Mann zu werden.

Ash

Author: Malinda Lo
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783426283448
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Taking the Heat

Author: Deborah A. Harris
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813571278
Format: PDF
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A number of recent books, magazines, and television programs have emerged that promise to take viewers inside the exciting world of professional chefs. While media suggest that the occupation is undergoing a transformation, one thing remains clear: being a chef is a decidedly male-dominated job. Over the past six years, the prestigious James Beard Foundation has presented 84 awards for excellence as a chef, but only 19 were given to women. Likewise, Food and Wine magazine has recognized the talent of 110 chefs on its annual “Best New Chef” list since 2000, and to date, only 16 women have been included. How is it that women—the gender most associated with cooking—have lagged behind men in this occupation? Taking the Heat examines how the world of professional chefs is gendered, what conditions have led to this gender segregation, and how women chefs feel about their work in relation to men. Tracing the historical evolution of the profession and analyzing over two thousand examples of chef profiles and restaurant reviews, as well as in-depth interviews with thirty-three women chefs, Deborah A. Harris and Patti Giuffre reveal a great irony between the present realities of the culinary profession and the traditional, cultural associations of cooking and gender. Since occupations filled with women are often culturally and economically devalued, male members exclude women to enhance the job’s legitimacy. For women chefs, these professional obstacles and other challenges, such as how to balance work and family, ultimately push some of the women out of the career. Although female chefs may be outsiders in many professional kitchens, the participants in Taking the Heat recount advantages that women chefs offer their workplaces and strengths that Harris and Giuffre argue can help offer women chefs—and women in other male-dominated occupations—opportunities for greater representation within their fields. Click here to access the Taking the Heat teaching guide (http://rutgerspress.rutgers.edu/pages/teaching_guide_for_taking_the_heat.aspx).

Social Inequality

Author: Louise Warwick-Booth
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 152645744X
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Now in an updated second edition, Social Inequality continues to be an essential guide to understanding social inequality and stratification, helping readers to understand what inequality is, how it is defined, explored and measured, and what the key social divisions are at both global and national level. The new edition includes updated coverage of sexuality and transgender issues, enhanced discussion of migration and asylum seeking, and further coverage of a global context for social inequalities, policy, and justice. The book also features two new chapters: Youth and Age, discusses age as a social construct and form of division, it also outlines the implications of ageing populations, ageism as a form of discrimination, and the different cultural understandings of age. Health and Disability, defines health inequalities, outlines a range of global and national examples, and analyses the current thinkers on health inequalities and their proposed solutions. Suitable course reading for students on modules examining social justice, social policy, social class, and social inequalities.

Gender Inequality in Our Changing World

Author: Lori Kenschaft
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317907493
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Gender Inequality in Our Changing World: A Comparative Approach focuses on the contemporary United States but places it in historical and global context. Written for sociology of gender courses, this textbook identifies conditions that encourage greater or lesser gender inequality, explains how gender and gender inequality change over time, and explores how gender intersects with other hierarchies, especially those related to race, social class, and sexual identity. The authors integrate historical and international materials as they help students think both theoretically and empirically about the causes and consequences of gender inequality, both in their own lives and in the lives of others worldwide.