Handbook of the Sociology of Gender / Edition 1

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This wide-ranging handbook brings together experts in the sociology of gender to present indepth discussions as well as up-to-date and extensive bibliographies on the array of subspecialities that comprise the field. The chapters utilize cross-national and historical material in addition to data on the contemporary United States. Within-gender differences along racial/ethnic, social class, sexual preference, and age cohort dimensions are also explored.

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“... I find the volume as a whole to offer a broad range of diverse sources and perspectives that are conveniently brought together in a single compendium. For a handbook that necessarily presumes a certain level of disciplinary knowledge, and hence some degree of jargon, it is relatively accessible and clearly written ... This book is a substantial resource ...” (American Journal of Sociology)

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Table of Contents

I: Basic Issues. 1. The Varieties of Gender Theory in Sociology.- 2. A Feminist Epistemology.- 3. Similarity and Difference: The Sociology of Gender Distinctions; II: Macrostructures and Processes.- 4. Comparative Gender Stratification.- 5. Third World Women and Global Restructuring.- 6. Gender and Migration.- 7. The Feminization of Poverty: Past and Fugure.- 8. Gender Movements.- 9. Gender and Organizations.- 10. The Study of Gender in Culture: Feminist Studies/Cultural Studies; III: Microstructures and Processes.- 11. Gender Socialization.- 12. Gender and Social Roles.- 13. Gender and Interaction.- 14. Gender, Violence, and Harassment; IV: Institutions.- 15. Gender and Paid Work in Industrial Nations.- 16. Sex, Race, and Ethnic Inequality in United States Workplaces.- 17. Gender and Unpaid Work.- 18. Gender and Family Relations.- 19. Gender and Education in Global Perspective.- 20. Gender, Hierarchy, and Science.- 21. Gender and Health Status.- 22. Health Care as a Gendered System.- 23. Gender and Politics.- 24. Gender, Crime, and Criminal Justice.- 25. Gender and the Military.- 26. Gender and Sport.- 27. Gender and Religion.- Epilogue.- Index.

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