Gender Roles

Gender Roles : A Sociological Perspective

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For mid-to-upper level courses in Gender Roles, Introduction to Women's Studies, and Sociology of Sex Roles. The updated revision for the fourth edition of Gender Roles is a clearly written core text for courses on the sociology of gender/gender roles. Although appropriate for mid to upper level students, those without the introductory course in sociology can quickly navigate its contents so that early in the text students from all levels are on the same grounds. Focusing on the most recent research and theory-both in the U.S. and globally-it provides an in-depth, survey and analysis of modern gender roles and issues from a sociological perspective but also, integrates insights and research from other disciplines-especially biology, psychology, anthropology and history. Interdisciplinary material is guided by the sociological perspective, so students can understand the commonalities and differences in the ways the various disciplines research and explain gender. This text provides a balanced, non-polarized view of controversial issues that dispel gender myths and demonstrates how material can be meaningfully applied to a student's personal life.show more

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  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 178 x 232 x 24mm | 780.19g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4 Revised ed of US ed
  • 0130104280
  • 9780130104281

Table of contents

I. THEORETICAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES. 1. The Sociology of Gender: Theoretical Perspectives and Feminist Frameworks. Basic Sociological Concepts; Sociological Perspectives on Gender Roles; Feminism and its Branches . 2. Gender Development: Biology, Sexuality, and Health. Nature versus Nurture; Gendered Sexuality; Gender and Health; The Women's Health Movement. 3. Gender Development: The Socialization Process. Gender Socialization and Cultural Diversity; Theories of Gender Socialization; Agents of Socialization; Androgyny in Socialization. 4. Gendered Language and Socialization. The Generic Myth; Nonverbal Communication; Explaining Gendered Language Patterns; The Impact of Linguistic Sexism. 5. Western History and the Creation of Gender Roles. Placing Women in History; Classical Societies; The American Experience; The Women's Movement. 6. Global Perspectives on Gender. The United Nations Conferences on Women; Women in Development; Russia; China; India; Japan; Latin America; Israel; The Muslim World; Scandinavia: Norway and Sweden. II. GENDER ROLES, MARRIAGE, AND THE FAMILY. 7. Love and Marriage. Love, Mate Selection; Gender Roles in Marriage and the Family; Gender Roles in Emerging Marriages and Lifestyles. 8. Family Relationships. The Parenthood Transition; Parents as Dual Earners; Families if Multicultural Perspective; Divorce; Single-Parent Families; Gender Patterns in Gay and Lesbian Families. 9. Men and Masculinity. Historical Notes and Masculine markers; On Masculinity; Homophobia; Masculinity and Fatherhood; Men at Middle Age and later Life; Gendered Violence; The Men's Movement in the United States. III. GENDER ROLES: FOCUS ON SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS. 10. Gender, Work, and the Workplace. Historical Overview; Balancing Multiple Work and Family Roles; Gendered Institutions in Choice of Work; Women in the Labor Force; Global Focus: Micoenterprise and Women. 11. The Impact of Education on Gender Role Persistence and Change. A Brief lesson in History; The Process of Education; Gender Issues in Education. 12. Religion and Patriarchy. Rediscovering the Feminine Face of God; Islam; Hinduism; Judaism; Christianity; Gender, Religiosity and Leadership; Toward an Inclusive Theology. 13. Media. Print Media; Film; Music; Television; Men's Images in media; Gender and Mass Media Industries. 14. Power, Politics, and the Law. The Law; Politics; The Equal Rights Amendment; emin9ism in the Twenty-First Century. References. Name Index. Subject Index.show more

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