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Thinking About Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender, 8/E
This text is a comprehensive review of feminist scholarship in the social sciences; it shows how gender operates in every aspect of society, and how the experiences of both men and women are created through social institutions.Thinking About Women is interdisciplinary in its coverage, yet grounded in sociological theory and research. Also, it integrates discussions of race, class, and sexuality to show how gender is not experienced in isolation.
As with every edition, the text is thoroughly updated. The list below highlights some of the new features.
Every new chapter (except Chapter 1) now includes three new boxed features. These features highlight key themes of the text: research, the media, and studies about men. The boxes are:
Example (Chapter 6): a discussion of “opting out”–that is, are well-educated, middle-class women dropping out of the labor market to raise children?The media claim this is a strong trend, but is it? This box feature examines new sociological research on this topic.
Example (Chapter 9): a box featuring new research on violent images of rape on the Internet. This box also shows how Asian women are overrepresented in pornographic web sites.
Example (Chapter 4): a box describing the peer socialization of young boys in which homophobic insults reinforce social norms of masculinity
For a full list of changes, please visit www.pearsonhighered.com
|About the Author|
|Pt. I||Women's Lives and the Sociological Perspective||1|
|Ch. 1||Sociological and Feminist Perspectives||3|
|Ch. 2||The Social Construction of Gender||21|
|Ch. 3||Sexism and the Social Construction of Knowledge||52|
|Ch. 4||Sexuality and Intimate Relationships||77|
|Pt. II||Gender and Social Institutions||99|
|Ch. 5||Women and Work||101|
|Ch. 6||Women, Families, and Households||141|
|Ch. 7||Women, Health, and Reproduction||180|
|Ch. 8||Women and Religion||215|
|Ch. 9||Women, Crime, and Deviance||243|
|Pt. III||Feminism and Social Change||275|
|Ch. 10||Feminism and Social Reform: Liberal Perspectives||277|
|Ch. 11||Radical Alternatives: Socialist and Radical Feminism||310|
|Conclusion: New Directions in Feminist Theory||344|