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Lorber, Judith

Works: 50 works in 233 publications in 4 languages and 9,491 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1075, 305.3
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Most widely held works by Judith Lorber
Paradoxes of gender by Judith Lorber( )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this pathbreaking book, a well-known feminist and sociologist - who is also the Founding Editor of Gender & Society - challenges our most basic assumptions about gender. Judith Lorber views gender as wholly a product of socialization subject to human agency, organization, and interpretation. In her new paradigm, gender is an institution comparable to the economy, the family, and religion in its significance and consequences. Drawing on many schools of feminist scholarship and on research from anthropology, history, sociology, social psychology, sociolinguistics, and cultural studies, Lorber explores different paradoxes of gender: why we speak of only two "opposite sexes" when there is such a variety of sexual behaviors and relationships; why transvestites, transsexuals, and hermaphrodites do not affect the conceptualization of two genders and two sexes in Western societies; why most of our cultural images of women are the way men see them and not the way women see themselves; why all women in modern society are expected to have children and be the primary caretaker; why domestic work is almost always the sole responsibility of wives, even when they earn more than half the family income; why there are so few women in positions of authority, when women can be found in substantial numbers in many occupations and professions; and why women have not benefitted from major social revolutions. Lorber argues that the whole point of the gender system today is to maintain structured gender inequality - to produce a subordinate class (women) that can be exploited as workers, sexual partners, childbearers, and emotional nurturers. Calling into question the inevitability and necessity of gender, she envisions a society structured for equality, where no gender, racial ethnic, or social class group is allowed to monopolize economic, educational, and cultural resources or the positions of power
Gender inequality : feminist theories and politics by Judith Lorber( Book )

20 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines thirteen evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/reader acknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing gender inequality and celebrates its enormous accomplishments over the last forty years. It also documents feminism's ongoing political activism, and with an exploration of postmodern and third-wave trends, points toward its future. Significantly rewritten, reorganized, and updated, the fifth edition includes: More coverage of cultural feminism ; New readings on such topics as deconstruction, ecofeminism, and Chicana feminism ; An expanded discussion of postmodern feminism, including transgendering and its congruences and conflicts with feminist theory and politics ; New references on transnational feminism and feminist studies of men."--Publisher's website
Handbook of gender and women's studies( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the developments within gender and women's studies, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn', and globalization. This book offers critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war, and feminist global politics
Gender and the social construction of illness by Judith Lorber( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume Judith Lorber explores the interaction between gender as a social institution on one hand and Western medicine as a social institution on the other. Focusing on illnesses considered to be physical, Lorber brings a feminist viewpoint to analyze issues of power and politics, which have pervaded the study of both gender and medicine in recent times." "Gender and the Social Construction of Illness is an ideal supplemental reading for a number of courses, including but by no means limited to medical sociology, medical anthropology, and the history of medicine."--Jacket
The Social construction of gender( Book )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century
Revisioning gender( Book )

17 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive handbook attempts to summarize the state of gender studies not only by examining the crucial research of the past decade, but by encouraging thinking about how the questions central to studying gender have themselves changed. Building on the work started by the contributors to this volume's predecessor (Analyzing Gender, Sage 1987), editors Myra Marx Ferree, Judith Lorber, and Beth B. Hess reflect on the advances of gender scholarship during the past decade with its emphasis on all levels of social structure from the most macro to the most individual. Revisioning Gender is a step toward constructing a new analytical approach for the social sciences, one that calls into question disciplinary boundaries and the specific agendas entailed therein
Women physicians : careers, status, and power by Judith Lorber( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical men and their work by Eliot Freidson( Book )

15 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breaking the bowls : degendering and feminist change by Judith Lorber( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Breaking the Bowls outlines a new way of thinking about gender and argues for a degendering movement that dismantles the consideration of gender as a social status." "Judith Lorber frames her book on a broad scale. Breaking the Bowls considers the research advantages of using multiple gender categories rather than just two. It examines how we can degender the family, which, Lorber maintains, must happen for degendering to take place across society. Showing how egalitarian parenting depends on the degendering of the workplace, Lorber argues that work and family must be considered together and that assumptions about work and caretaking need to be reassessed. In addition to considering the social foundations of gender, Lorber discusses the cultural changes surrounding gender in the aftermath of 9/11 and the representation of gender in the media. She then examines the politics of undoing gender through international feminist networks and grassroots activism. Lorber argues that imagining a degendered world is the first step in moving beyond binary thinking and creating "a world without gender all the time.""--Jacket
Gendered bodies : feminist perspectives by Judith Lorber( Book )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gendered Bodies, Second Edition, focuses on key themes that reveal how gendered relations, ideologies, and practices shape human bodies. At the same time, it shows how human bodies are linked to other significant axes of inequality based on racial ethnic group, disability, sexuality, class, culture, religion, age, and nation. Thoroughly updated throughout, the second edition incorporates sixteen new selections - including non-Western perspectives - on such fascinating topics as evolution and motherhood; breastfeeding; breast cancer; the effects of height on men; job discrimination and transgendered people; world champion runner Caster Semenya and sex verification; disability, gender, and embodiment; and Palestinian female suicide bombers. It also adds new references and a concluding chapter, "Social Bodies in an Interconnected World."--Pub. desc
Medical professionals and the organization of knowledge by Eliot Freidson( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical Professionals and the Organization of Knowledge conveys how medical people shape and organize the knowledge, perception, and experience of illness, as well as the substance of illness behavior, its management, and treatment. It is now well established that the unique symbolic equipment of the human animal is intimately connected with the functioning of the body. Freidson and Lorber believe that the proper understanding of specifically human rather than generally "animal" illness requires careful and systematic study of the social meanings surrounding illness. The content of social meanings varies from culture to culture and from one historical period to another. As important as the content of those social meanings, is the organization of groups who serve as carriers and, sometimes, creators. In the case of illness, a critical difference exists between those considered to be competent to diagnose and treat the sick and those excluded from this special privilege - a separation as old as the shaman or medicine-man. Such differences become solidified when the expert healer becomes a member of an organized, full-time occupation, sustained in monopoly over the work of diagnosis and treatment by the force of the state and invested with the authority to make official designation of the social meanings to be ascribed to physical states. The medical profession in advanced nations is in a vise between professional needs and political demands. Its organization and its knowledge establish many of the conditions for being recognizably and legitimately ill, and the professional controls for many of the circumstances of treatment. It thus plays a central role in shaping the experience of being ill. With this fact of modern life in mind, this collection on the character of experts or professionals in general and of medicine as a profession in particular is uniquely fashioned. [Ed.]
The sociology of gender : a brief introduction by Laura Kramer( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The variety of feminisms and their contributions to gender equality by Judith Lorber( Book )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xing bie yu nu xing yan jiu shou ce by Dai wei si( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Chinese and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender-Paradoxien Aus dem Englischen übersetzt von Hella Beister Redaktion und Einleitung zur deutschen Ausgabe: Ulrike Teubner und Angelika Wetterer by Judith Lorber( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in German and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In diesem Buch stecken zwei Jahre Schreiben und zwanzig Jahre Nachden ken. 1972 hielt ich mein erstes Seminar zu Geschlechtsrollen ab; das war damals etwas Neues und hieß Male and Fernale in American Society. Ein paar Jahre später ließ ich den Titel in Sociology of Gender ändern. Und wie der ein paar Jahre später fand mein erstes Seminar im Rahmen von Women's Studies statt (Genau genommen gab es schon 1970 eine Vorläuferin zu all dem: eine Hauptvorlesung unter dem Titel- von allen Dingen! - Courtship and Marriage). Diese Titel stehen in vielerlei Hinsicht für bestimmte Etap pen in der Entwicklung des Felds und parallel dazu für meine eigene intel lektuelle Entwicklung bei der Beschäftigung mit den Beziehungen zwischen Frauen und Männern, Beziehungen, die wir in den Zeiten von "courtship and marriage" für selbstverständlich hielten. Auch die Anfänge von Sociologists for Women in Society (sws) liegen zwanzig Jahre zurück. Für mich brachte sws nicht nur zahllose intensive Gespräche über gender mit Frauen, deren Denken ebenfalls im Umbruch begriffen war, sondern auch die Chance der Gründungsherausgeberschaft von Gender & Society in den Jahren 1986 bis 1990. Damit war ich in der Lage, die Entwicklung der feministischen sozialwissenschaftliehen Theorie und Forschung zu fördern. Auch meine eigenen Ideen zu gender, insbesonde re zu seiner sozialen Konstruktion, nahmen in dieser Zeit immer mehr Ge stalt an. Sprachlich spiegelt das nun vorliegende Buch den Stil wider, den ich als Herausgeberin von Gender & Society entwickelt habe
Going under the knife: a study of the sick role in the hospital/by Judith Lorber by Judith Lorber( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trust, loyalty and the place of women in the informal organization of work by Judith Lorber( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Believing Is Seeing: Biology as Ideology by Judith Lorber( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and the social construction of illness by Judith Lorber( Recording )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The authors] consider the interface between the social institutions of gender and Western medicine in this brief ... textbook. They offer a ... feminist viewpoint to analyze issues of power and politics concerning physical illness. For a creative, feminist-oriented alternative to traditional texts on medical sociology, medical anthropology, and the history of medicine, this [can be the] choice.-Back cover
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Paradoxes of gender
Gender inequality : feminist theories and politicsHandbook of gender and women's studiesGender and the social construction of illnessRevisioning genderBreaking the bowls : degendering and feminist changeGendered bodies : feminist perspectivesMedical professionals and the organization of knowledgeThe sociology of gender : a brief introduction
Alternative Names
Judith Lorber American sociologist

Judith Lorber Amerikaans sociologe

Judith Lorber sociologă americană

Judith Lorber socióloga estadounidense

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Chinese (3)

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