course title KEY
THEORETICAL
CONCEPTS

1. Women's Studies:

2. Feminism (see Barbara F. McManus. Classics and Feminism: Gendering the Classics. The Impact of Feminism on the Arts and Sciences. New York: Twayne, 1997).

3. Tendencies within Feminism: these are somewhat artificial classifications that attempt to describe patterns of thought and approaches among feminists.

4. Types of Power (see Hilary M. Lips, Women, Men, and Power. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield, 1991).

5. Transgendered Moments vs. Sex-Role Crossovers and Gender-Neutral Behaviors (see Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Rita Mae Kelly. “On governance, leadership, and gender.” Gender Power, Leadership, and Governance, ed. Georgia Duerst-Lahti and Rita Mae Kelly. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1995. 11- 37). NB: The term “transgendered” is not used here in the sense it has recently acquired—to designate individuals whose gender presentation does not match their bodily sex.

sex-role crossover
Sex-Role Crossover

6. Sex vs. Gender (click on the links for graphics illustrating the concepts)

7. Lenses of Gender (see Sandra Lipsitz Bem. The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual Inequality. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993).

8. Interactive, multiplying effect of marginalizing cultural lenses

multiplication of lenses

9. The Gendered Body, created by the intersection of the androcentric and gender-polarizing lenses (see Bem 159-62)

revised February, 2000
Barbara F. McManus
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