Sociology of Gender An Introduction to Theory and Research

ISBN-10: 0470655682
ISBN-13: 9780470655689
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Amy S. Wharton
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Book details

List price: $25.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 4/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188

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

Introduction to the Sociology of Gender
Chapter Objectives
Introduction
Sociological Vantage Points
A Brief History of the Sociological Study of Gender
Defining Gender
Three Frameworks for Understanding Gender
Gender Matters
Who is to Blame? Understanding Gender Inequality
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Conceptual Approaches
The Gendered Person
Chapter Objectives
Sex Differences in Traits, Abilities, or Behavioral Dispositions
The Origins of Sex Differences
Environmental Explanations of Sex Differences: Becoming Gendered
Sex Differences and Social Policy: The Case of Mathematics Aptitude
Sex Differences and Gender Inequality
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Gender in Interaction and Institutions
Chapter Objectives
Interactionist Views of Gender
Gendered Organizations/Gendered Institutions
Toward a Multilayered Conception of Gender
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Gender in Context
Work and Family as Gendered Institutions
Chapter Objectives
The Division of Labor
Work, Family, and Gender in the Industrial Age
A Half-Century of Gender Change: Work, Education, and Gender Egalitarian Beliefs
Changes in Gender, Family, and Caregiving
Gender, Work, and Family: The Roles of Social Policy and the State
Gender, Work, and Family in the Twenty-First Century: Looking Ahead
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Gender, Childhood, and Family Life
Chapter Objectives
Parents' Preferences for Children's Sex
�Is it a Boy or a Girl?�: Gender Construction in Families
Childhood and the Importance of Same-Gender Peers
Gender Socialization in Childhood Reconsidered
The Household Division of Labor and the Family
Explaining Women's and Men's Involvement in Household Work and Childcare
Lesbian and Gay Families Rewriting Family Life
Marriage, Families, and Their Consequences for Women and Men
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Gendered Jobs and Gendered Workers
Chapter Objectives
Sex Segregation and the Division of Labor in Paid Work
Explaining Sex Segregation
Gender Typing of Jobs, Hierarchies, and Workplace Expectations
The Gender Pay Gap
Explaining the Gender Pay Gap
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
Epilogue
Deconstructing Gender Differences and Inequalities
Chapter Objectives
Gender Distinctions and Gender Inequalities
The Reproduction of Gender Inequality
Challenging Gender Inequality
Making Gender Matter Less
Chapter Summary
Further Reading
Key Terms
Critical Thinking Questions
References
Index

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