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Gender Roles : A Sociological Perspective,9780135336212

Gender Roles : A Sociological Perspective

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9780135336212

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013533621X
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Pub. Date:
1/1/1997
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

"Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective, Fourth Edition," is a core text for courses on the sociology of gender and gender roles that provides an in-depth survey of both modern gender roles and gender issues. Focusing on the most recent research both in the United Stales and globally "Gender Roles, Fourth Edition," integrates insights and research from other disciplines, especially biology, psychology, anthropology, and history. Interdisciplinary material is organized, presented, and guided by the sociological perspective so that students can understand the commonalities and differences in the ways the various disciplines research and explain gender.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
PART I THEORETICAL AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES
The Sociology of Gender: Theoretical Perspectives and Feminist Frameworks
1(19)
Basic Sociological Concepts
1(2)
Distinguishing Sex and Gender
3(1)
Sociological Theory
4(8)
Functionalism
4(3)
Conflict Theory
7(1)
Symbolic Interaction
8(2)
Linking Gender, Race, and Class
10(2)
Feminism and Sociological Theory
12(1)
Feminist Frameworks
13(5)
Liberal Feminism
14(1)
Socialist/Marxist Feminism
15(1)
Radical Feminism
16(1)
Multicultural and Global Feminism
16(2)
A Nongendered Social Order?
18(2)
Gender Role Development: Biological and Psychological Perspectives
20(33)
Margaret Mead
21(1)
The Hormone Puzzle
22(5)
Can Sex Reassignment Be Successful?
23(2)
Aggression
25(1)
Hormones and Motherhood
26(1)
In Sickness and Health
27(14)
Health and the Workplace
31(1)
Women, Health, and Disease
32(4)
Global Focus: Women and AIDS
36(1)
Mental Health
37(2)
Multiple Roles and Mental Health
39(2)
The Women's Health Movement
41(3)
Challenging Gender Bias in Research
41(1)
Midwives and Medicine
42(2)
Theories and Evidence
44(4)
Freud: Anatomy Is Destiny
44(2)
Sociobiology
46(2)
Human Sexuality
48(3)
Nature versus Nurture: The Politics of Biology
51(2)
Gender Role Development: The Socialization Process
53(21)
Culture and Socialization
53(4)
Social Class and Race Patterns
55(2)
Theories of Socialization
57(6)
Social Learning Theory
57(2)
Cognitive Development Theory
59(2)
Gender Schema Theory
61(2)
Agents of Socialization
63(9)
The Family
63(1)
Do You Want a Boy or a Girl?
64(1)
Global Focus: Preference for Sons in Asia
65(1)
Gendered Childhood: Toys, Clothes, and Games
66(2)
Gendered Parenting Styles
68(1)
Peers and Preferences
69(1)
Television
70(1)
School
71(1)
Androgyny in Socialization
72(2)
Language and Socialization
74(18)
The Generic Myth
74(5)
Titles and Occupations
76(2)
What's in a Name?
78(1)
Linguistic Derogation
79(1)
Gendered Language Usage
80(4)
Female Register
80(2)
Interruptions, Talkativeness, and Friendship
82(2)
Nonverbal Communication
84(2)
Facial Expressions and Eye Contact
84(1)
Touch and Personal Space
85(1)
Global Focus: The Language of Japanese Women
86(3)
Explaining Gendered Language: Dominance and Difference
89(1)
Impact of Linguistic Sexism
90(2)
Western History and the Creation of Gender Roles
92(34)
Placing Women in History
92(2)
Classical Societies
94(5)
The Glory That Was Greece
95(3)
The Grandeur That Was Rome
98(1)
The Middle Ages
99(4)
Christianity
99(2)
Feudalism
101(1)
The Renaissance
101(2)
The American Experience
103(15)
The First American Women
103(2)
The Colonial Era
105(3)
The Victorians: The Cult of True Womanhood
108(1)
Frontier Life
109(2)
Industrialization
111(3)
World War II
114(4)
The Women's Movement
118(8)
The Early Movement: 1830 to 1890
120(2)
The Nineteenth Amendment
122(1)
The Contemporary Movement
123(3)
Global Perspectives on Gender
126(34)
The United Nations Conferences on Women
126(1)
Women in Development
127(2)
Russia
129(4)
China
133(4)
India
137(4)
Japan
141(4)
Latin America
145(2)
Israel
147(2)
The Muslim World
149(6)
Iran
150(2)
The Arab Middle East
152(1)
North Africa: Female
Genital Mutilation
153(2)
Scandinavia: Norway and Sweden
155(5)
PART II GENDER ROLES, MARRIAGE, AND THE FAMILY
Love And Marriage In Contemporary Society
160(33)
Love
160(6)
Friends and Lovers
161(2)
Love Myths
163(2)
Androgynous Love
165(1)
Mate Selection
166(6)
Gender Differences
167(1)
Age and Race
168(2)
The Marriage Squeeze
170(2)
Gender Roles in Marriage
172(11)
Views of Marriage and the Family: Functionalism and Conflict
172(1)
In Defense of the Traditional Family
173(3)
The Case against Traditional Marriage
176(2)
Housewives and Housework
178(2)
Marriage and Dual-Earner Couples
180(3)
New Marriage Forms
183(2)
Commuter Marriage
183(1)
Egalitarian Marriage
184(1)
Emerging Lifestyles
185(8)
The Singlehood Alternative
185(2)
Cohabitation
187(2)
Extramarital Relationships
189(4)
Gender and Family Relations
193(28)
The Parenthood Transition
193(9)
Motherhood
194(3)
Fatherhood
197(2)
Voluntary Childlessness
199(1)
Parents as Dual Earners
200(2)
Families in Multicultural Perspective
202(7)
African-American Families
203(4)
Hispanic-American Families
207(2)
Divorce
209(4)
Alternatives to Traditional Families
213(5)
Househusbands
214(1)
Gay and Lesbian Families and Relationships
215(3)
Single-Parent Families
218(3)
Mothers and the Single-Parent Household
218(1)
Fathers and the Single-Parent Household
219(2)
Men and Masculinity
221(25)
Historical Notes and Masculine Markers
221(1)
On Masculinity
221(8)
Homophobia
229(1)
Husbands and Fathers
230(3)
Men at Middle Age and Later Life
233(3)
Violence against Women
236(6)
Rape
236(4)
Domestic Violence and Battered Women
240(2)
Men's Liberation
242(4)
PART III GENDER ROLES: FOCUS ON SOCIAL INSTITUTIONS
Gender and the Workplace
246(21)
Sandra Christie
Linda Lindsey
Historical Overview
246(2)
Factors Influencing Women's Choice of Work, Occupation, or Career
248(5)
Family Factors
248(1)
Effects of the Family of Orientation
248(1)
Effects of the Family of Procreation
249(1)
Sociocultural and Political Factors
250(3)
Women in the Labor Force
253(7)
Occupational Distribution of Women
254(3)
The Wage Gap
257(2)
Double Jeopardy: Race and Ethnicity
259(1)
Women in Business
260(4)
Barriers to Advancement of Corporate Women
260(2)
Gendered Management Styles and the Partnership Alternative
262(2)
Women and Work: A Global Overview
264(3)
The Impact of Education on Gender Role Persistence and Change
267(21)
Global Focus: The Educational Gender Gap in the Developing World
267(2)
A Brief Lesson in History
269(1)
The Process of Education
270(18)
Preschool and Kindergarten
270(2)
Elementary School
272(4)
High School
276(1)
Gender and Mathematics
277(2)
Gendered Tracking and Vocational Education
279(1)
Athletics
280(1)
Higher Education
281(1)
Sexual Harassment
281(1)
Gendered College Classrooms
282(5)
The Lessons of Title IX
287(1)
Religion and Patriarchy
288(22)
Rediscovering the Gooddess
289(3)
Islam and Purdah: Sexual Apartheid
292(2)
Hinduism
294(3)
Judaism
297(2)
Christianity
299(4)
The Bible and Patriarchy
299(3)
Alternative Views of Biblical Women
302(1)
The Clergy Issue
303(2)
Toward an Inclusive Theology
305(5)
The Media
310(28)
Magazines
310(2)
Advertising
312(6)
Print Advertising
312(4)
Television Advertising
316(2)
Film
318(4)
Music
322(4)
Rock Videos
324(2)
Television
326(5)
Violence and Women
326(1)
Prime Time
327(2)
Soap Operas
329(1)
Children's Programming
330(1)
Television News
330(1)
Gender and Mass Media Industries
331(2)
Male Images in the Media
333(3)
Media and Social Change
336(2)
Power, Politics, and the Law
338(27)
The Law
338(14)
Employment
339(1)
Comparable Worth
340(1)
Sexual Harrassment
341(2)
Affirmative Action
343(1)
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
344(1)
Education
345(2)
Domestic Relations
347(3)
Reproductive Rights
350(2)
Politics
352(7)
Barriers to the Female Candidate
354(3)
The Gender Gap
357(2)
The Equal Rights Amendment
359(3)
Feminism in the Twenty-First Century
362(3)
References 365(71)
Name Index 436(10)
Subject Index 446


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