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Lorber, Judith

Works: 47 works in 208 publications in 4 languages and 8,535 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks, manuals, etc  Reference works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HQ1075, 305.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Judith Lorber
Paradoxes of gender by Judith Lorber( Book )

23 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in 4 languages and held by 1,332 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 869 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
Gender and the social construction of illness by Judith Lorber( Book )

23 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 773 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 )

15 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Revisioning gender( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 684 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
Handbook of gender and women's studies by Dai wei si( Book )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 618 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
Women physicians : careers, status, and power by Judith Lorber( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical men and their work by Eliot Freidson( Book )

14 editions published between 1971 and 1979 in English and held by 477 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 361 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 338 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( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 38 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

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

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

Going under the knife: a study of the sick role in the hospital by Judith Lorber( Book )

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

Gender-Paradoxien by Judith Lorber( )

2 editions published in 1999 in German 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
The dynamics of marital bargaining in male infertility by Judith Lorber( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 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
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Alternative Names
Judith Lorber American sociologist

Judith Lorber Amerikaans sociologe

English (167)

German (9)

Chinese (3)

Italian (2)

Gender inequality : feminist theories and politicsGender and the social construction of illnessRevisioning genderHandbook of gender and women's studiesBreaking the bowls : degendering and feminist changeGendered bodies : feminist perspectivesMedical professionals and the organization of knowledge