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The Future of Gender

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'Gender' is used to classify humans and to explain their behaviour in predominantly social rather than biological terms. But how useful is the concept of gender in social analysis? To what degree does gender relate to sex? How does gender feature in shifts in familial structures and demography? How should gender be conceived in terms of contemporary inequality and injustice, and what is gender's function in the design and pursuit of political objectives? In this volume a collection of international experts from the fields of political philosophy, political theory, sociology, economics, law, psychoanalysis and evolutionary psychology scrutinize the conceptual effectiveness of gender both as a mode of analysis and as a basis for envisioning the transformation of society. Each contributor considers how gender might be conceived in contemporary terms, offering a variety of (often conflicting) interpretations of the concept's usefulness for the future.

Author Biography

Jude Browne is a Nuffield Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, an Executive Director of the Cambridge University Centre for Gender Studies and a Fellow in Social and Political Sciences at Downing College, University of Cambridge.
Release date NZ
August 30th, 2007
Contributor
Edited by Jude Browne
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
3 Tables, unspecified
Imprint
Cambridge University Press
Pages
300
Dimensions
152x228x21
ISBN-13
9780521874410
Product ID
1772503

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