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Questioning Gender A Sociological Exploration

ISBN-10: 1412965942
ISBN-13: 9781412965941
Edition: 2012
Authors: Robyn Ryle
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Book details

List price: $78.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/25/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 568
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.354
Language: English

A unique multidimensional view of the relationship between the state, society, and oppression Designed to help students analyze and understand political developments in the world around them, this unique text covers a wide array of political sociology concepts and theoretical perspectives. The book's proposed multidimensional view emphasizes the interplay between power, inequality, multiple oppressions, and the state. Blending elements of today's prevalent power structure theories, this framework provides students with a unique focus on the structure of power and inequality in society today. Features: A critical analysis of commonly ignored theoretical perspectives, including anarchist theory, queer theory, and post-structuralism, provides an interdisciplinary perspective. Unique multidimensional topics include class-based, racialized, and gendered state policies and practices in Chapter 7, and paths of resistance, challenge, and subversion, particularly social movements, in Chapter 6. Chapter-ending critical thinking and discussion questions ask students to apply the chapter's conceptual frameworks and concepts to contemporary issues or current events. Charts and diagrams throughout the book help students process conceptual ideas, data, and a wide range of perspectives.

Preface
What are the important questions to ask about gender?
What is this thing called gender and why should we care about it? Introducing gender
What's the "sociology" in the sociology of gender? Understanding sociology and gender
How do disciplines outside of sociology study gender? Some additional theoretical approaches
How are our lives filled with gender?
How do we learn gender? Gender and socialization
How does gender matter for who we want and desire? The gender of sexuality
How does gender impact the people you spend time with? The gender of friendship and dating
How does gender matter for how we think about our bodies? The gender of bodies and health
How is gender an important part of the way our society works?
How does gender impact the people we our lives with? The gender of marriage and families
How does gender affect the type of work we do and the rewards we receive for our work?
How is gender on the big screen, the sports field, the small screen, your magazine, your music, and your computer screen? The gender of media and popular culture
How does gender help determine who has power and who doesn't? The gender of politics and power

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