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  • Copyright: 2014-06-02
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Examines Gender in Society


Thinking About Women, 10/e by Margaret L. Andersen and Dana Hysock Witham examines how gender operates in every aspect of society. This title is interdisciplinary in its coverage, yet grounded in sociological theory. The opening chapters introduce readers to the underlying sociological frameworkand show how research on women and women’s studies as a field developed from the feminist movement.


MySearchLab is a part of the Andersen / Hysock Witham program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students explore demography and population studiesin even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app.


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Author Biography

Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She is the author of On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection (Mystic Seaport Museum); Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins); Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society (with Howard F. Taylor); Sociology: The Essentials (with Howard F. Taylor); Understanding Society: An Introductory Reader (co-edited with Kim Logio and Howard F. Taylor); and, Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape (co-edited with Elizabeth Higginbotham).


Professor Andersen is the Vice President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and recipient of the ASA’s prestigious Jessie Bernard Award—given annually to someone whose work expands the horizons of sociology to include the study of women. She also received the 2004 Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Lecturer Award and the 2008 Eastern Sociological Society Robin F. Williams Lecturer Award. She has received two teaching awards at the University of Delaware: the University Excellence in teaching Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award. She currently chairs the National Advisory Board for the Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and is the former editor of Gender & Society.

Table of Contents



Part I Introduction

Chapter 1 Studying Women: Feminist Perspectives


Part II Gender, Culture, and Sexuality

Chapter 2 The Social Construction Of Gender

Chapter 3 Gender, Culture, And The Media

Chapter 4 Sexuality and Intimate Relationships


Part III Gender and Social Institutions

Chapter 5 Gender, Work, And The Economy

Chapter 6 Gender and Families

Chapter 7 Women, Health, And Reproduction

Chapter 8 Women And Religion

Chapter 9 Women, Crime, And Deviance

Chapter 10 Gender, Education, And Science

Chapter 11 Women, Power, And Politics


Part IV Gender and Social Change: Frameworks of Feminism

Chapter 12 Women And Social Reform: Liberal Feminism

Chapter 13 Contemporary Frameworks In Feminist Theory

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