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A sociological perspective of gender
Focusing on the most recent research and theory–both in the U.S. and globally–Gender Roles, 6e by Linda L. Lindsey provides an in-depth, survey and analysis of modern gender roles and issues from a sociological perspective. The text integrates insights and research from other disciplines such as biology, psychology, anthropology, and history to help build more robust theories of gender roles. In the end, readers will understand the powerful influence of gender in shaping society and individuals.
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Linda Lee Lindsey is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Maryville University of St. Louis, and Senior Lecturer in American Culture Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. She received her B.A. from University of Missouri of St. Louis and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Case Western Reserve University and a later M.A. in education from St. Louis University. Her research, writing, and teaching focus on gender, American diversity, globalization, and health and society. Her text, Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective (6th edition) incorporates much of this research. She works extensively with the Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii, assisting with institutes and leading professional development field seminars for college faculty in Asia. Fulbright and other grants and opportunities have allowed study in China, India, Pakistan, Japan, and Jordan. Work with NGOs on development efforts has also taken her to North and Sub-Saharan Africa. Global and diversity perspectives continue to inform her career, especially in writing for students and in offering gender perspectives to non-academic audiences. A longtime volunteer, she works with agencies on behalf of women’s advocacy, health, and relief and development. She is immediate Past President of the Midwest Sociological Society and has been elected to Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who in America.
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Part I Theoretical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Chapter 1 The Sociology of Gender: Theoretical Perspectives and Feminist Frameworks
Chapter 2 Gender Development: Biology, Sexuality, and Health
Chapter 3 Gender Development: The Socialization Process
Chapter 4 Gendered Language and Socialization
Chapter 5 Western History and the Construction of Gender Roles
Chapter 6 Global Perspectives on Gender
Part II Gender Roles, Marriage, and the Family
Chapter 7 Gendered Love, Marriage, and Emerging Lifestyle
Chapter 8 Gender and Family Relations
Chapter 9 Men and Masculinity
Part III Gender Roles: Focus on Social Institutions
Chapter 10 Gender, Work, and the Workplace
Chapter 11 Education and Gender Role Change
Chapter 12 Religion and Patriarchy
Chapter 13 Media
Chapter 14 Power, Politics, and the Law