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Before the Second Wave: Gender in the Sociological Tradition, 1/e features the writings of both women and men sociologists. Organized historically, this edited volume examines the way classical sociological theorists thought - and wrote - about issues of gender and human society.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780131848030
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 5/26/2006
  • Series: MySearchLab Series 15% off Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents




The Classical Period: Nineteenth Century Sociology

Auguste Comte (1798-1857) on Women in Positivist Society

Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) on American Women

Bebel, August (1840-1913) on Women and Socialism

Emile Durkheim (1858-1917) on the Division of Labor and Interests in Marriage

Herbert Spencer (1820-1903) on the Rights and Status of Women

Lester Frank Ward (1841-1913) on the Condition of Women

Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) on the Voices of Women

Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) on Dress as Pecuniary Culture

The Progressive Era: Early Twentieth Century Sociology

Georg Simmel (1858-1918) on Conflict between Men and Women

Mary Roberts (Smith) Coolidge (1860-1945) on the Socialization of Girls

Anna Garlin Spencer (1851-1932) on the Woman of Genius

Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) on the Economics of Private Household Work

Leta Stetter Hollingworth (1886-1939) on Compelling Women to Bear Children

Alexandra Kolontai (1873-1952) on Women and Class

Edith Abbott (1876-1957) on Women in Industry

1920s and 1930s: Institutionalizing the Discipline, Defining the Canon

Du Bois, W. E. B. (1868-1963) on the “Damnation” of Women

Edward Alsworth Ross (1866-1951) on Masculinism

Anna Garlin Spencer (1851-1932) on Husbands and Wives

Robert E. Park (1864-1944) and Ernest W. Burgess (1886-1966) On Sex Differences

William Graham Sumner (1840-1910) on Women’s Natural Roles

Sophonisba P. Breckinridge (1866-1948) on Women as Workers and Citizens

Margaret Mead (1901-1978) on the Cultural Basis of Sex Difference

Willard Walter Waller (1899-1945) on Rating and Dating

The 1940s: Questions about Women’s New Roles

Edward Alsworth Ross (1866-1951) on Sex Conflict

Alva Myrdal (1902-1986) on Women’s Conflicting Roles

Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) on Sex in the United States Social Structure

Joseph Kirk Folsom (1893-1960) on Wives’ Changing Roles

Gunnar Myrdal (1898-1987) on Democracy and Race, an American Dilemma

Mirra Komarovsky (1905-1998) on Cultural Contradictions of Sex Roles

Robert Staughton Lynd (1892-1970) on Changes in Sex Roles

The 1950s: Questioning the Paradigm

Viola Klein (1908-1971) on the Feminine Stereotype

Mirra Komarovsky (1905-1998), Functional Analysis of Sex Roles

Helen Mayer Hacker on Women as a Minority Group

William H. Whyte (1917-1999) on the Corporate Wife

Talcott Parsons and Robert F. Bales on the Functions of Sex Roles

Alva Myrdal (1902-1986) and Viola Klein (1908-1971) on Women’s Two Roles

Helen Mayer Hacker on the New Burdens of Masculinity

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