The Resource Mysteries of sex: : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)

Mysteries of sex: : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)

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Mysteries of sex: : tracing women and men through American history
Title
Mysteries of sex:
Title remainder
tracing women and men through American history
Statement of responsibility
Mary P. Ryan
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Language
eng
Summary
In a sweeping synthesis of American history, Mary Ryan demonstrates how the meaning of male and female has evolved, changed, and varied over a span of 500 years and across major social and ethnic boundaries. She traces how, at select moments in history, perceptions of sex difference were translated into complex and mutable patterns for differentiating women and men. How those distinctions were drawn and redrawn affected the course of American history more generally.Ryan recounts the construction of a modern gender regime that sharply divided male from female and created modes of exclusion and inequity. The divide between male and female blurred in the twentieth century, as women entered the public domain, massed in the labor force, and revolutionized private life. This transformation in gender history serves as a backdrop for seven chronological chapters, each of which presents a different problem in American history as a quandary of sex. Ryan's bold analysis raises the possibility that perhaps, if understood in their variety and mutability, the differences of sex might lose the sting of inequality.In a sweeping synthesis of American history, Mary Ryan demonstrates how the meaning of male and female has evolved, changed, and varied over a span of 500 years and across major social and ethnic boundaries. She traces how, at select moments of history, perceptions of sex difference were translated into complex and mutable patterns for differentiating women and men. How those distinctions were drawn and redrawn, Ryan shows, affected the course of American history more generally. Ryan's bold analysis raises the possibility that perhaps, if understood in their variety and mutability, the differences of sex might lose the sting of inequality.-->
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Midwest
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Ryan, Mary P
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973
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Sex role
  • Women
  • Men
  • Feminism
  • Electronic books
  • United States
  • United States
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adult
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Mysteries of sex: : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718807
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multicolored
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MWT11718807
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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MWT11718807
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Mysteries of sex: : tracing women and men through American history, Mary P. Ryan, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11718807
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11718807
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11718807
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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