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Title:
Male/female roles : opposing viewpoints
Author:
Egendorf, Laura K., 1973-
Publication Information:
San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
How are gender roles established? -- Have women's roles changed for the better? -- Have men's roles changed for the better? -- What will improve male/female relationships?
ISBN:
9780737701302

9780737701319
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- Current book and periodical bibliographies
- Lists of organizations to contact
- Critical thinking activities and discussion questions
- Illustrations, inserts, and cartoons
- Titles continually revised and updated
- Biographical sketch of authors
- Paper and durable library bindings


Summary

The roles played by men and women in the private and public spheres are considered in this anthology. Chapters include: How Are Gender Roles Established? Have Women's Roles Changed for the Better? Have Men's Roles Changed for the Better?


Reviews 4

Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. This volume in the ongoing Opposing Viewpoints series spices up the debate more than usual by including essays that will surely raise the hackles of both genders. In the section on how gender roles are established, the essays cover such cultural and biological determinants for gender identification as the controversial concept of multiple genders. From there, the essays continue to ignite passion and provoke thought. Other sections tackle the opression of women on the job, at home, and in the military, and the notion of traditional masculinity. Most interesting is the final section, which uses sometimes credible, sometimes absurd arguments to suggest what will improve relationships between men and women. No matter what the reader's view, this offers much to consider, respect, and even chuckle about. Discussion questions, two bibliographies, and a contact list are appended. --Roger Leslie


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Issues of women's and men's societal roles and the future of gender relations are dissected by journalists, professors, authors, and others, representing contrasting schools of thought. Would marriages improve if women submitted to their husbands? Are women still oppressed? Do biological differences establish gender roles? These and other stimulating topics provide readers with ample material for research as well as thought-provoking perspectives. Each chapter and article are prefaced by a short, informative introduction and an author profile. The articles are reprinted or excerpted from previously published works largely from the past five years, and the original sources are noted in the bibliography. Discussion questions and contact information for related organizations are also included. The tightly packed format, occasional cartoons, and clear organization make this work efficient, accessible, and essential to most libraries.-Katie O'Dell, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. This volume in the ongoing Opposing Viewpoints series spices up the debate more than usual by including essays that will surely raise the hackles of both genders. In the section on how gender roles are established, the essays cover such cultural and biological determinants for gender identification as the controversial concept of multiple genders. From there, the essays continue to ignite passion and provoke thought. Other sections tackle the opression of women on the job, at home, and in the military, and the notion of traditional masculinity. Most interesting is the final section, which uses sometimes credible, sometimes absurd arguments to suggest what will improve relationships between men and women. No matter what the reader's view, this offers much to consider, respect, and even chuckle about. Discussion questions, two bibliographies, and a contact list are appended. --Roger Leslie


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Issues of women's and men's societal roles and the future of gender relations are dissected by journalists, professors, authors, and others, representing contrasting schools of thought. Would marriages improve if women submitted to their husbands? Are women still oppressed? Do biological differences establish gender roles? These and other stimulating topics provide readers with ample material for research as well as thought-provoking perspectives. Each chapter and article are prefaced by a short, informative introduction and an author profile. The articles are reprinted or excerpted from previously published works largely from the past five years, and the original sources are noted in the bibliography. Discussion questions and contact information for related organizations are also included. The tightly packed format, occasional cartoons, and clear organization make this work efficient, accessible, and essential to most libraries.-Katie O'Dell, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Charley ReeseDeborah L. RhodeDeborah BlumJohn LeoMiranda SpencerDorion SaganAlex GinoChuck ColsonEllen NeuborneElinor BurkettKatha PollittLawrence W. ReedRosemary MarinerSuzanne FieldsMarian Kester CoombsJoan SmithAllan G. JohnsonR.F. DoyleWaller R. NewellSusan DouglasStephen ChapmanOlga Silverstein and Beth RashbaumChristine McClellandCokie Roberts and Steven RobertsDon BrowningPaul LashmarGeoff DenchCharley ReeseDeborah L. RhodeDeborah BlumJohn LeoMiranda SpencerDorion SaganAlex GinoChuck ColsonEllen NeuborneElinor BurkettKatha PollittLawrence W. ReedRosemary MarinerSuzanne FieldsMarian Kester CoombsJoan SmithAllan G. JohnsonR.F. DoyleWaller R. NewellSusan DouglasStephen ChapmanOlga Silverstein and Beth RashbaumChristine McClellandCokie Roberts and Steven RobertsDon BrowningPaul LashmarGeoff Dench
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 How Are Gender Roles Established?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Biological Differences Establish Gender Rolesp. 17
2. Culture Establishes Gender Rolesp. 21
3. Both Biology and Culture Help Establish Gender Rolesp. 25
4. Brain Structure Explains Male/Female Differencesp. 31
5. The Role of Brain Structure Is Overstatedp. 35
6. Hormones Determine Gender Traitsp. 41
7. The Idea of Multiple Genders Is Necessaryp. 48
8. The Idea of Multiple Genders Is Wrongp. 52
Periodical Bibliographyp. 55
Chapter 2 Have Women's Roles Changed for the Better?
Chapter Prefacep. 57
1. Women Are Still Oppressedp. 58
2. Women Are Not Oppressedp. 65
3. Women Face Discrimination in the Workplacep. 72
4. Women Do Not Face Discrimination in the Workplacep. 76
5. Women's Opportunities in the Military Need to Be Expandedp. 81
6. Women's Opportunities in the Military Do Not Need to Be Expandedp. 85
7. Society Has Lost Its Respect for Mothersp. 89
8. Society Does Not Respect Childless Womenp. 95
Periodical Bibliographyp. 100
Chapter 3 Have Men's Roles Changed for the Better?
Chapter Prefacep. 102
1. Society Favors Menp. 103
2. Society Is Biased Against Menp. 110
3. Masculinity Needs to Be Restoredp. 118
4. Masculinity Is Dangerousp. 124
5. The Role of Fathers and Husbands Is Disrespectedp. 128
6. The Role of Fathers Is Overemphasizedp. 132
Periodical Bibliographyp. 138
Chapter 4 What Will Improve Male/Female Relationships?
Chapter Prefacep. 140
1 Marriages Will Improve If Wives Submit to Their Husbandsp. 141
2. Marriages Will Not Improve If Wives Submit to Their Husbandsp. 148
3. Mutual Respect Between Spouses Will Improve Marriagep. 152
4. Men Need to Develop a New Masculinityp. 157
5. A Return to Some Traditional Gender Roles Would Improve Societyp. 162
Periodical Bibliographyp. 167
For Further Discussionp. 169
Organizations to Contactp. 171
Bibliography of Booksp. 176
Indexp. 180
Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?p. 9
Introductionp. 12
Chapter 1 How Are Gender Roles Established?
Chapter Prefacep. 16
1. Biological Differences Establish Gender Rolesp. 17
2. Culture Establishes Gender Rolesp. 21
3. Both Biology and Culture Help Establish Gender Rolesp. 25
4. Brain Structure Explains Male/Female Differencesp. 31
5. The Role of Brain Structure Is Overstatedp. 35
6. Hormones Determine Gender Traitsp. 41
7. The Idea of Multiple Genders Is Necessaryp. 48
8. The Idea of Multiple Genders Is Wrongp. 52
Periodical Bibliographyp. 55
Chapter 2 Have Women's Roles Changed for the Better?
Chapter Prefacep. 57
1. Women Are Still Oppressedp. 58
2. Women Are Not Oppressedp. 65
3. Women Face Discrimination in the Workplacep. 72
4. Women Do Not Face Discrimination in the Workplacep. 76
5. Women's Opportunities in the Military Need to Be Expandedp. 81
6. Women's Opportunities in the Military Do Not Need to Be Expandedp. 85
7. Society Has Lost Its Respect for Mothersp. 89
8. Society Does Not Respect Childless Womenp. 95
Periodical Bibliographyp. 100
Chapter 3 Have Men's Roles Changed for the Better?
Chapter Prefacep. 102
1. Society Favors Menp. 103
2. Society Is Biased Against Menp. 110
3. Masculinity Needs to Be Restoredp. 118
4. Masculinity Is Dangerousp. 124
5. The Role of Fathers and Husbands Is Disrespectedp. 128
6. The Role of Fathers Is Overemphasizedp. 132
Periodical Bibliographyp. 138
Chapter 4 What Will Improve Male/Female Relationships?
Chapter Prefacep. 140
1 Marriages Will Improve If Wives Submit to Their Husbandsp. 141
2. Marriages Will Not Improve If Wives Submit to Their Husbandsp. 148
3. Mutual Respect Between Spouses Will Improve Marriagep. 152
4. Men Need to Develop a New Masculinityp. 157
5. A Return to Some Traditional Gender Roles Would Improve Societyp. 162
Periodical Bibliographyp. 167
For Further Discussionp. 169
Organizations to Contactp. 171
Bibliography of Booksp. 176
Indexp. 180