© 2016

Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America

  • Kristin Haltinner
  • Ryanne Pilgeram

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Reframing Gender

  3. Intersecting with Systems of Power

  4. Creating Intentional Classroom Dynamics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163

About this book


This book provides innovative pedagogy, theory, and strategies for college and university professors who seek effective methods and materials for teaching about gender and sex to today’s students. It provides thoughtful reflections on the new struggles and opportunities instructors face in teaching gender and sex during what has been called the “post-feminist era.” Building off its predecessor: Teaching Race and Anti-Racism in Contemporary America, this book offers complementary classroom exercises for teachers, that foster active and collaborative learning.  Through reflecting on the gendered dimensions of the current political, economic, and cultural climate, as well as presenting novel lesson plans and classroom activities, Teaching Gender and Sex in Contemporary America is a valuable resource for educators.


Basics on Intersex and Transgender Topics Concept for Teaching Gender Diersity SGS Concept for Teaching Gender Diersity SGS Embracing Intersectionality Feminist Pedagogy Gender and Sexuality in Courses Sexism in Contemporary Visual Media Social Construction of Gender and Sex Teaching Gender and Sex in America Teaching about Abortion Teaching about Gender with Music Teaching about Violence against Women Teaching about Violence and Gender Teaching and Confronting Retro Sexism

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristin Haltinner
    • 1
  • Ryanne Pilgeram
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Sociology and AnthropUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and AnthropUniversity of IdahoMoscowUSA

About the editors

Kristin Haltinner is an assistant professor of sociology at the University of Idaho. Her research is on right-wing ideology and social movement organizations; racial formation and discourse; and social inequality (race, gender, class, and sexuality). Haltinner teaches a variety of classes on topics related to diversity and inequality at the University of Idaho including: Diversity and Stratification, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Sociology of Gender, and a workshop on Resisting Hate in One’s Community (focusing on Idaho). She earned her PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota in 2013.  

Ryanne Pilgeram is a Montana native who also lived in North Idaho for a period. She does qualitative research that focuses on how gender intersects with rural life. When she's not teaching and researching Ryanne enjoys spending time with family, especially with her two young sons.

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