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Gender: A Sociological Reader (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)by Stevi Jackson
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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.
Book News Annotation:
Jackson (women's studies, U. of York) and Scott (sociology, U. of Durham) present 50 readings produced over the last three decades on the sociology of gender. A critical introduction on the history of sociological analyses of gender begins the volume. A sampling of topics includes job segregation by sex, emotional labor, the control of money in marriage, black womanhood, and drag queen performances. Distributed in the U.S. by Taylor & Francis.
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This reader offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. The readings cover both theoretical and empirical work representing a range of perspectives and each section includes selections which address the intersection of gender with differences of 'race', class and sexuality.
This reader offers students an overview of significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. The text is informed by an understanding of gender as a structural social division and a set of everyday social practices and covers both theoretical and empirical work.
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