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Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World
     

Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World

by Cecilia L. Ridgeway
 

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ISBN-10: 0199755787

ISBN-13: 9780199755783

Pub. Date: 02/09/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


In an advanced society like the U.S., where an array of processes work against gender inequality, how does this inequality persist? Integrating research from sociology, social cognition and psychology, and organizational behavior, Framed by Gender identifies the general processes through which gender as a principle of inequality rewrites itself into new

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In an advanced society like the U.S., where an array of processes work against gender inequality, how does this inequality persist? Integrating research from sociology, social cognition and psychology, and organizational behavior, Framed by Gender identifies the general processes through which gender as a principle of inequality rewrites itself into new forms of social and economic organization.

Cecilia Ridgeway argues that people confront uncertain circumstances with gender beliefs that are more traditional than those circumstances. They implicitly draw on the too-convenient cultural frame of gender to help organize new ways of doing things, thereby re-inscribing trailing gender stereotypes into the new activities, procedures, and forms of organization. This dynamic does not make equality unattainable, but suggests a constant struggle with uneven results.

Demonstrating how personal interactions translate into larger structures of inequality, Framed by Gender is a powerful and original take on the troubling endurance of gender inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199755783
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
02/09/2011
Pages:
242
Sales rank:
347,378
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Puzzle of Persistence
2. A Primary Frame for Organizing Social Relations
3. Cultural Beliefs and the Gendering of Social Relations
4. Gendering at Work
5. Gender at Home
6. The Persistence of Inequality
7. Implications for Change

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