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Women, Men, and Society

ISBN-10: 0205335330

ISBN-13: 9780205335336

Edition: 5th 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Claire M. Renzetti, Daniel J. Curran

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This is an analysis of gender inequality, addressing how sexism affects both men and women. The approach, which focuses on intersecting inequalities, illustrates how racism, social class, ageism and heterosexism can compound the consequences of gender inequality.
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Book details

List price: $121.80
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 7.50" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.738
Language: English

Preface
Women and Men: What's the Difference?
Studying Gender: An Overview
Sociological Perspectives on Gender
Feminism in Historical Perspective
The Second Wave of Feminism
Contemporary Feminisms
The Perspective of This Text
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
Ancestors and Neighbors: Social Constructions of Gender at Other Times, in Other Places
Bone and Stones: The Archeological Record
Our Primate Relatives
Women and Men Elsewhere: Are Western Constructions of Gender Universal? Gender, Evolution, and Culture
Teaching Us To Know Our Respective Places
Early Childhood Gender Socialization
Learning Gender
Growing Up Feminine or Masculine
Early Peer Group Socialization
By the Time a Child is Five
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
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
Keeping Us in Our Respective Places
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 Ideal and the Real Revisited
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
Gender, Crime, and Justice
Women and Men as Offenders
With Justice for All?
Criminal Victimization: Gender Power, and Violence
Power, Crime, and Justice
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
Gender and Spirituality
Gender and Religiosity
Goddesses and Witches
Traditional Religious Teachings on Gender
Religion, Politics, and Social Change.@AHEADS = Challenges to Religious Patriarchy: Feminist Spirituality
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
Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index