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by Professor Sandra Lipsitz Bem

Author: Professor Sandra Lipsitz Bem
Subcategory: Social Sciences
Language: English
Publisher: Yale University Press; First Edition edition (February 24, 1993)
Pages: 256 pages
Category: Politics
Rating: 4.3
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Sandra Lipsitz Bem does a great job of stepping back to provide a nice overview, leaving us some useful . Perhaps that's the most groundbreaking aspect of this book. Take a look at it. "The Lenses of Gender" is good for a wide audience and offers a lot to think about.

Sandra Lipsitz Bem does a great job of stepping back to provide a nice overview, leaving us some useful concepts and tools along the way. I must also thank her for not writing bisexuality out of the picture. one of the many topics still controversial among otherwise open-minded people, the author manages to be inclusive and positive. She doesn't resort to the kind of blustery didactic arguments that mar the writing of so many cultural critics. 11 people found this helpful.

Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions .

Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions of social reality but also the more material things-like unequal pay and inadequate daycare-that constitute social reality itself. In this book a leading theorist on sex and gender discusses how hidden assumptions embedded in our cultural discourses, social institutions, and individual psyches perpetuate male power and oppress women and sexual minorities.

Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions of social reality . The subtitle of this book is transforming the debate on sexual inequality, but the author spends most of the book engaged in more of a pre-historical blog post than a serious discussion; and that’s too bad, because her basic idea of a Simone de Beauvoirian theory that gender roles, while informed by biology, are far more the result of culture; further

Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality "The Lenses of Gender is exactly the book we need.

Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality. Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions of social reality but also the more material things-like unequal pay and inadequate daycare-that constitute social reality itself. The Lenses of Gender is exactly the book we need. Broad in scope and vision, coherent, and humane, it is an exemplary guide to our thinking about gender and its place in our past and future. -Catharine Stimpson, University Professor at Rutgers University and author of Where the Meanings Are.

Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions of social reality but also the more material things - like unequal pay and inadequate daycare - that constitute social reality itself. According to Bem, the first lens, androcentrism (male-centredness), defines males and male experience as a standard or norm and females and female experience.

PDF This article memorializes Sandra Lipsitz Bem (1944-2014)

PDF This article memorializes Sandra Lipsitz Bem (1944-2014). DOI: 1. 037/a0038638 · Source: PubMed.

Sandra Lipsitz Bem. In this book a leading theorist on sex and gender discusses how hidden assumptions embedded . Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions of social reality but also the more material things - like unequal pay and inadequate daycare - that constitute social reality itself.

Bem - Androcentrism 1 Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality: From Biological Difference to Institutionalized Androcentrism By Sandra Lipsitz Bem, P. Cornell University Dr. Bem's book, The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality, has won numerous awards including the Best Book in Psychology Award given by the Association of American Publishers in 1993; the Annual Book Award given by.

Sandra Ruth Lipsitz Bem (June 22, 1944 – May 20, 2014) was an American psychologist known for her works in androgyny and gender studies. The lenses of gender: Transforming the debate on sexual inequality. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Sandra Ruth Lipsitz Bem (June 22, 1944 – May 20, 2014) was an American psychologist known for her works in androgyny and gender studies Contents. 1 Influences on the field of psychology.

In this book a leading theorist on sex and gender discusses how hidden assumptions embedded in our cultural discourses, social institutions, and individual psyches perpetuate male power and oppress women and sexual minorities. Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that these assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, shape not only perceptions of social reality but also the more material things - like unequal pay and inadequate daycare - that constitute social reality itself. Her penetrating and articulate examination of these hidden cultural lenses enables us to look at them rather than through them and to better understand recent debates on gender and sexuality.According to Bem, the first lens, androcentrism (male-centeredness), defines males and male experience as a standard or norm and females and female experience as a deviation from that norm. The second lens, gender polarization, superimposes male-female differences on virtually every aspect of human experience, from modes of dress and social roles to ways of expressing emotion and sexual desire. The third lens, biological essentialism, rationalizes and legitimizes the other two lenses by treating them as the inevitable consequences of the intrinsic biological natures of women and men.After illustrating the pervasiveness of these three lenses in both historical and contemporary discourses of Western culture, Bem presents her own theory of how the individual either acquires cultural gender lenses and constructs a conventional gender identity or resists cultural lenses and constructs a gender-subversive identity. She contends that we must reframe the debate on sexual inequality so that it focuses not on the differences between men and women but on how male-centered discourses and institutions transform male-female difference into female disadvantage.