Gender Vertigo American Families in Transition

ISBN-10: 0300080832
ISBN-13: 9780300080834
Edition: 1999
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Description: Every society has a gender structure. This book presents the author's original research on single fathers, married baby boom mothers and heterosexual egalitarian couples and their children.

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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 198
Size: 5.55" wide x 8.46" long x 0.52" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Every society has a gender structure. This book presents the author's original research on single fathers, married baby boom mothers and heterosexual egalitarian couples and their children.

Barbara J. Risman is Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was previously Alumni Distinguished Research Professor, as well as the Founding Director of the Gender and Women's Studies Program at North Carolina State University. Risman is the author of Gender Vertigo: American Families in Transition and over two dozen journal articles. She is also the president of the board of The Council on Contemporary Families, a national organization whose mission is to bring new research findings and clinical expertise to public attention. In 2005, Risman was honored with the Katherine Jocher Belle Boone Award from the Southern Sociological Society for lifetime contributions to the study of gender. In 2013, she was elected vice president of the American Sociological Association. She is currently testing theories about whether hormonal exposure in utero influences gendered selves in adulthood. Risman strongly believes that sociologists have a responsibility both to do good research and to teach about it in the classroom and to the public at large.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Gender as Structure
Necessity and the Invention of Mothering
Women's Hard Choices: Mothering in the Twentieth Century
Playing Fair: Equity for the Educationally Elite
Ideology, Experience, Identity: The Complex Worlds of Children in Fair Families
Toward a Dizzy but Liberating Future
References
Index

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