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Mexican Immigrant Women’s Resilience in the Face of Crises

(July 2014) – A new Gallup poll reveals that one in six people now call immigration the most important problem facing the U.S. In a time when immigration has become a focus of concern, Gender & Society research, a top-ranked journal in Gender Studies and Sociology, contributes a perspective rarely considered – how women seek immigration as a means to improving their lives, yet find life in the U.S. more stressful and less fulfilling than their home of origin.

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

On Our Bookshelf

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.

‘Leftover’ Women: The Resurgence of Gender Inequality in China: Leta Hong Fincher describes structural discrimination against women in China and speaks to broader problems with China’s economy, politics, and development.

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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