Too Many Women?: The Sex Ratio Question

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Overview

'The basic premise of this provocative book is a startling one - that sex ratios among people on the marriage market have profound consequences for a wide variety of attitudes, values, and behaviors, from sexual mores and behavior to shifts in economic power...the authors share with the reader a wealth of fascinating data and information...a book which is...fascinating, scholarly, provocative and exceedingly well-written.' -- Canadian Journal of Sociology, Vol 10 No 2

'Written by social scientists with training and considerable publication in social psychology, this book is a unique contribution to the literature on women, sex roles, and the history of relations between men and women. No similar book is available to

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  • ISBN-13: 9780803919181
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 4/1/1983
  • Pages: 280

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Sex Ratio Question
Part 1: Clues from the Past
Women's Roles in Classical Atehns and Sparta
Love and Misogyny in Medieval Europe
Sex and Family Among Orthodox Jews
Frontier, Southern and Victorian Women in Early America
Part 2: Observations From Recent Times
From Sex Ratios to Sex Roles
Sex Roles and Family Among White Americans
Sex Roles and Family Among Black Americans
Future Trends in Sex ROles and Family
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