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The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research, 2nd Edition
     

The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research, 2nd Edition

by Amy S. Wharton
 

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Featuring extensive revisions and updates, the Second Edition of The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research presents an introductory overview of gender theory and research, and continues to offer a unique and compelling approach to one of the most important topics in the field of sociology. 

  • Features extensive

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Featuring extensive revisions and updates, the Second Edition of The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research presents an introductory overview of gender theory and research, and continues to offer a unique and compelling approach to one of the most important topics in the field of sociology. 

  • Features extensive revisions and updates, and incorporates recent cross-national research on gender
  • Expands and develops frameworks introduced in first edition
  • Treats gender as a multilevel system operating at the individual, interactional, and institutional levels
  • Stresses conceptual and theoretical issues in the sociology of gender
    Offers an accessible yet intellectually sophisticated approach to current gender theory and research
  • Includes pedagogical features designed to encourage critical thinking and debate

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“An excellent, theoretically complex, and clear introduction to the sociology of gender. It is consistently interesting, weaving theory and research to illuminate fundamental questions and complicated contemporary issues. I would use it, with pleasure.”

Joan Acker, University of Oregon

“Exceptional for its breadth and brevity, this book shows unique respect for students as sociological thinkers. Wharton engagingly presents up-to-date theoretical tools of gender analysis to help students explore the difficult, current questions posed by sociologists of gender.”

Sarah Beth Estes, University of Cincinnati

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444397246
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
288
File size:
2 MB

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"This is an excellent book for a comprehensive review of the development and latest scholarship on sociology of gender. It's concise, clear, well-referenced and can easily become one of the best textbooks and basic research tools for any gender studies student."
WONG Wai Ching Angela, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Meet the Author

Amy S. Wharton is Professor of Sociology and Director of the College of Liberal Arts at Washington State University, Vancouver. Dr Wharton's research on gender inequality, the sociology of work, and work-family policies has been published in the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, and Work&Occupations, as well as many other peer-reviewed journals and edited books. She is the editor of Working in America: Continuity, Conflict, and Change (2002, 2nd ed.) and co-author of The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities (2009).

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