Monthly Archives: July 2015

(Just Something to Integrate)

Rebel Friedl and L. Lamphere believe that, although females are subjected to universal subordination, they are not without individual power. These two anthropologists emphasize the domestic power of women. This power, according to this theoretical framework, is “manifested in individually negotiated relations based in the domestic sphere but influencing and even determining male activity in […]

Crane, D. 2000. Fashion and Its Social Agendas.

Crane, Diana. 2000. Fashion and Its Social Agendas: Class, Gender and Identity in Clothing. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. CLOTHING AS SIGNIFICANT Clothing as a visible form of consumption, noted as critical in the construction of identity. “Clothing choices provide an excellent field for studying how people interpret a specific form of culture for their […]

Lorber, J. and L.J. Moore. 2007. Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives.

Lorber, Judith and Lisa Jean Moore. 2007. Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives. Los Angeles: Roxbury Publishing. Claims about bodies work to reinforce and create gender order – dichotomizing bodies, characteristics attributed to bodies, and capacities of bodies. “Bodies are socially constructed for dominance and submission and are symbolic in different ways” (5). Loop-back systems work to […]

Pietts, V. 2010. “Reclaiming the Female Body: Women Body Modifiers and Feminist Debates.”

Pietts, Victoria. 2010. “Reclaiming the Female Body: Women Body Modifiers and Feminist Debates.” In The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior, 3rd ed. Edited by Rose Weitz. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 268-282. Shift from women meeting conformist demands to women embarking on “body projects” – engaging in long-term modifications to conform […]

Hartley, C. 2010. “Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship.”

Hartley, Cecilia. 2010. “Letting Ourselves Go: Making Room for the Fat Body in Feminist Scholarship.” In The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior, 3rd ed. Edited by Rose Weitz. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 245-254. Bartky 1990: “Normative femininity is coming more and more to be centered on woman’s body – not […]

Weitz, R. 2010. “Women and Their Hair: Seeking Power through Resistance and Accommodation.”

Weitz, Rose. 2010. “Women and Their Hair: Seeking Power through Resistance and Accommodation.”In The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior, 3rd ed. Edited by Rose Weitz. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 214-231. Hairstyles as cultural artifacts as they are public (visible to outsiders), personal (biologically linked to body, personally manufactured to suit […]

Wilkins, A.C. 2010. “’So Full of Myself as a Chick’: Goth Women, Sexual Independence, and Gender Egalitarianism.”

Wilkins, Amy C. 2010. “’So Full of Myself as a Chick’: Goth Women, Sexual Independence, and Gender Egalitarianism.” In The Politics of Women’s Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior, 3rd ed. Edited by Rose Weitz. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 163-176. Third wave’s blend into postfeminism: “a somewhat valgue belief in gender equality, coupled with […]