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

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780335200375
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 12/14/2001
  • Series: Sociology and Social Change Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 1,104,716
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Preface and acknowledgments
Pt. 1 Introductory Issues 1
1 Introduction 3
2 Theoretical dilemmas 9
Pt. 2 Socialization in a Post-Industrial Society 21
3 Gender and the post-industrial child 23
4 Gender and the post-industrial adolescent 32
5 Gender and young adulthood 45
Pt. 3 Adulthood: The Received Wisdom Queried 57
6 Stigma, deviance, bodies and identity 61
7 Consumption, locality and identity 72
8 Work and identity: the indignities of labour 84
9 Homelife and identity: domestic bliss? 94
10 Conclusions: the verdict 110
References 112
Index 123
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