Women, Men, and Society Plus MySearchLab with eText / Edition 6

Women, Men, and Society Plus MySearchLab with eText / Edition 6

by Claire M. Renzetti, Daniel J. Curran, Shana L. Maier
     
 

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Overview of gender and gender inequality

The authors assist students in connecting a central element of their own lives — their personal gender experiences — with the social and political world in which they live.

This popular book looks at the ways in which gender is socially constructed, how sexism and gender inequality affect men and women, and how other variables compound the problem of gender inequality.

Learning Goals

Upon completing this book, readers should be able to:

  • Connect a central element of their personal lives — their gendered experiences — with the social and political world in which they live
  • Look beyond the boundaries of their own lives so they can understand the complexity and diversity of gendered experiences in terms of race and ethnicity, cultural context, social class, sexual orientation, age, and physical ability/disability
  • Understand how the constraints imposed on women and men by specific social constructions of gender may be tightened when combined with a devalued racial/ethnic status, sexual orientation, age, economic status, or physical trait or challenge
  • Understand the diversity that makes up contemporary feminism, turning the analytic lens so that they see an issue from various feminist perspectives

Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab with Pearson eText (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205863698 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205863693

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205863693
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
01/14/2012
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Part I: Women and Men: What’s the Difference?
Chapter 1: Studying Gender: An Overview
Chapter 2: Biology, Sex, and Gender: The Interaction of Nature and Environment
Chapter 3: Ancestors and Neighbors: Social Constructions of Gender at Other Times, in Other Places

Part II: Teaching Us to Know Our Respective Places
Chapter 4: Gender Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 5: Schools and Gender
Chapter 6: The Great Communicators: Language and the Media

Part III: Keeping Us in Our Respective Places

Chapter 7: Gender and Intimate Relationships
Chapter 8: Gender, Employment, and the Economy
Chapter 9: Gender, Crime, and Justice
Chapter 10: Gender, Politics, Government, and the Military
Chapter 11: Gender and Spirituality
Chapter 12: Gender and Health


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PART I: WOMEN AND MEN: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Chapter 1: Studying Gender: An Overview
Sociological Perspectives on Gender
Feminism in Historical Perspective
Contemporary Feminisms
The Perspective of This Text
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 2: Biology, Sex, and Gender: The Interaction of Nature and Environment

The Sex Chromosomes and Sexual Differentiation
The Case for His and Hers Brains
“My Hormones Made Me Do It”
The Interaction of Biology and Culture
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 3: Ancestors and Neighbors: Social Constructions of Gender at Other Times, in Other Places
Bones and Stones: The Archeological Record
Our Primate Relatives
Women and Men Elsewhere: Are Western Constructions of Gender Universal?
Gender, Evolution, and Culture
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

PART II: TEACHING US TO KNOW OUR RESPECTIVE PLACES

Chapter 4: Gender Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence
Learning Gender
Growing Up Feminine or Masculine
Early Peer Group Socialization
By the Time a Child is Five
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 5: Schools and Gender

An Historical Overview of Women and Men in Education
Educating Girls and Boys: The Elementary Schools
Educating Teenage Girls and Boys: The Secondary Schools
Educating Women and Men: Colleges and Graduate Schools
Structuring More Positive Learning Environments
Gender, Education, and Empowerment
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 6: The Great Communicators: Language and the Media
Sexism and Language: What’s in a Word?
Gender and the Media
Images of Gender in the Media: What Are Their Effects?
Language and the Media as Shapers of Gender
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

PART III: KEEPING US IN OUR RESPECTIVE PLACES

Chapter 7: Gender and Intimate Relationships
Sociology Constructs the Family
Evaluating the Functionalist Perspective of the Family
Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, and Reproductive Freedom
Varieties of Intimate Relationships
Violence in Families and Intimate Relationships
Families and Other Intimates: The Idea and the Real Revisited
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 8: Gender, Employment, and the Economy

U.S. Working Women and Men in Historical Perspective
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
Consequences of Occupational Sex Segregation
The Male/Female Earnings Gap
The Work World: Ideology and the Role of Law
The Intersection of Home and the Work World
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 9: Gender, Crime, and Justice
Women and Men as Offenders
With Justice for All?
Criminal Victimization: Gender Power, and Violence
Power, Crime, and Justice
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 10: Gender, Politics, Government, and the Military
The Gender Gap: Political Attitudes and Activities
Gender and Public Office
Women and Men in the Military
The Politics of Gender
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 11: Gender and Spirituality
Gender and Religiosity
Goddesses and Witches
Traditional Religious Teachings on Gender
Religion, Politics, and Social Change
Challenges to Religious Patriarchy: Feminist Spirituality
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Chapter 12: Gender and Health
Gender and Mortality
Sexism in Health Care
Gender, Sport, and Fitness
The Politics of Mental Health and Mental Illness
Toward a Healthy Future
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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