Gender: A Sociological Reader

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Psychology Press, 2002 - Social Science - 465 pages
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The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the readings cover both theoretical and empirical work representing a range of perspectives, and each section includes segments addressing the intersection of gender with differences of 'race', class and sexuality. Forty-eight readings are organised into six sections:

* gender and knowledge
* class, gender and the labour market
* paid and unpaid work
* marriage and intimate relationships
* gendered embodiment.

In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the history of sociological analyses of gender, as well as introductions to each section, editorial commentary on the readings themselves, suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion. Clearly and concisely written, this comprehensive reader is a valuable reference source for students of sociology, gender and women's studies.

 

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Contents

PART FIVE
21
PART
27
Judith Butler
48
Dorothy E Smith
63
THE SOCIOLOGICAL
69
Chrys Ingraham
79
PART
85
Sylvia Walby
93
Lisa Adkins
197
Jan Pahl
220
Jean Duncombe and Dennis Marsden
233
Brian Heaphy Catherine Donovan and Jeffrey Weeks
248
Becoming gendered
269
Barrie Thorne
291
Beverley Skeggs
311
Janet Holland Caroline Ramazanoglu and Rachel Thomson
326

Swasti Mitter
112
Anne Witz
122
Janet Siltanen
133
Annie Phizacklea
143
PART THREE
151
Sallie Westwood
159
Sue Baxter and Geoff
167
Cynthia Cockburn
180
Richard Ekins
362
Emily Martin
384
Emmanual Reynaud
401
Kathy Davis
423
Esther Newton
440
Index
457
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About the author (2002)

Stevi Jackson is a Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of Strathclyde. Her most recent publications include "The Politics of Domestic Consumption: Critical Readings" (co-edited with Shaun Moores) and "Feminism and Sexuality: A Reader" (co-edited with Sue Scott).

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