Changing Women, Unchanged Men?: Sociological Perspectives on Gender in a Post-Industrial Society / Edition 1

Changing Women, Unchanged Men?: Sociological Perspectives on Gender in a Post-Industrial Society / Edition 1

by Sara Delamont
     
 

ISBN-10: 0335200370

ISBN-13: 9780335200375

Pub. Date: 12/14/2001

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Is it true that women have changed and men have not? Is feminism still relevant? Are men the new underclass?

There is an enormous social science and wider literature on women, and a rapidly growing one on men and masculinity. The cliche that women have changed and men have not is well worn, yet no single text has established the truth behind this claim.…  See more details below

Overview

Is it true that women have changed and men have not? Is feminism still relevant? Are men the new underclass?

There is an enormous social science and wider literature on women, and a rapidly growing one on men and masculinity. The cliche that women have changed and men have not is well worn, yet no single text has established the truth behind this claim. Through a thorough examination of research evidence, this volume subjects that cliche to a tough, skeptical sociological analysis. Changing Women, Unchanged Men? compares the experiences of males and females in childhood, adolescence and adulthood within the main spheres of life - for example the family, education and work - and examines the issues of self, body, sexuality, and identity. For each sphere the key questions 'Have women changed? Have men stayed the same?' are posed, within the context of current sociological debates on social change.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780335200375
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/14/2001
Series:
Sociology and Social Change Series
Pages:
146
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.31(d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Preface and acknowledgments
Pt. 1Introductory Issues1
1Introduction3
2Theoretical dilemmas9
Pt. 2Socialization in a Post-Industrial Society21
3Gender and the post-industrial child23
4Gender and the post-industrial adolescent32
5Gender and young adulthood45
Pt. 3Adulthood: The Received Wisdom Queried57
6Stigma, deviance, bodies and identity61
7Consumption, locality and identity72
8Work and identity: the indignities of labour84
9Homelife and identity: domestic bliss?94
10Conclusions: the verdict110
References112
Index123

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