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2014 Distinguished Feminist Lecturer Chris Bose Discusses Patterns of Global Gender Inequality at Summer Meeting

In her SWS Distinguished Feminist Lecture, Prof. Christine E. Bose, University at Albany, SUNY, spoke about “Patterns of Global Gender Inequality.” After noting that standard measures of a nation’s gender inequality ignored differences both among various issues (education, work, health, and politics) and among different groups of women, Bose showed how patterns of gender inequality are quite diverse across the global South, with some regions looking much like the global North and others not.

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Summer Meeting 2014. August 16-18 San Francisco, CA.

On-site Registration will begin on Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Meetings will take place in Franciscan A and B of the Hilton San Francisco Union Square.

On Our Bookshelf

Consuming Work: Youth Labor in America: Yasemin Besen-Cassino offers a fascinating picture of youth at work and how jobs are marketed to these students. Besen-Cassino also shows how the roots of gender and class inequality in the labor force have their beginnings in this critical labor sector.

Taking Risks: Feminist Activism and Research in the Americas: A creative, interdisciplinary approach to narrating the stories of activist scholarship by women. The essays are based on the textual analysis of interviews, oral histories, ethnography, video storytelling, and theater.

Conceiving Masculinity: Male Infertility, Medicine, and Identity: Liberty Walther Barnes puts the world of male infertility under the microscope to examine how culturally pervasive notions of gender shape our understanding of disease, and how disease impacts our personal ideas about gender.

Misconception: Social Class and Infertility in America: Through fifty-eight in-depth interviews with women of both high and low SES, Ann V. Bell begins to break down the stereotypes of infertility and show how such depictions consequently shape women’s infertility experiences.

Straights: Heterosexuality in Post-Closeted Culture: Based on 60 in-depth interviews with a diverse group of straight men and women, James Joseph Dean explores how straight Americans make sense of their sexual and gendered selves in this new landscape.

Gender & Society

Gender & Society features original feminist research and book reviews from diverse social science disciplines. Consistently ranked as a top journal in both Gender Studies and Sociology, the journal has almost 10,000 subscribers, with more than half of those located outside the United States. See the G&S blog here!

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