Women and Men

Women and Men : Cultural Constructs of Gender

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Presenting a cross-cultural study of gender roles and relationships, this study also discusses the impact of historical change on gender roles and relations. The work discusses gender roles in types of societies ranging from bands to industrial states; uses a range of cross-cultural examples to compare and contras gender roles in a variety of societies; analyzes the historical development of industrialization in the US and its use of and impact on gender inequalities in pre-existing societies; and examines several worldwide issues in the interrelationships among gender, health and survival. Focusing on the function of religious beliefs and practices in justifying and reinforcing gender roles and relations, the text examines data of interrelationships between gender, language use, and language form in a variety of cultures throughout the world.show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 158.75 x 228.6 x 19.05mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • glossary, index
  • 0131034820
  • 9780131034822

Table of contents

Part 1 The impact of material conditions on gender roles: foraging band societies; tribal societies; chiefdoms; agricultural states; industrial economy - the United States. Part 2 Ideological constraints on gender models: gender and health; gender and religion; gender and language - English and English-speakers; cross-cultural studies of gender and language.show more

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