Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

Author: Janet Saltzman Chafetz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387362185

Category: Social Science

Page: 630

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During the past three decades, feminist scholars have successfully demonstrated the ubiq uity and omnirelevance of gender as a sociocultural construction in virtually all human collectivities, past and present. Intrapsychic, interactional, and collective social processes are gendered, as are micro, meso, and macro social structures. Gender shapes, and is shaped, in all arenas of social life, from the most mundane practices of everyday life to those of the most powerful corporate actors. Contemporary understandings of gender emanate from a large community of primarily feminist scholars that spans the gamut of learned disciplines and also includes non-academic activist thinkers. However, while in corporating some cross-disciplinary material, this volume focuses specifically on socio logical theories and research concerning gender, which are discussed across the full array of social processes, structures, and institutions. As editor, I have explicitly tried to shape the contributions to this volume along several lines that reflect my long-standing views about sociology in general, and gender sociology in particular. First, I asked authors to include cross-national and historical material as much as possible. This request reflects my belief that understanding and evaluating the here-and-now and working realistically for a better future can only be accomplished from a comparative perspective. Too often, American sociology has been both tempero- and ethnocentric. Second, I have asked authors to be sensitive to within-gender differences along class, racial/ethnic, sexual preference, and age cohort lines.
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Seeing Sociology: An Introduction

Author: Joan Ferrante

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285595025

Category: Social Science

Page: 592

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Extremely reader friendly and practical, SEEING SOCIOLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION, 2e illustrates the relevance of sociology to daily life through the use of everyday images and photos. Engaging “SocScenes” allow you to visually apply sociological concepts as you learn about them. Reflecting the latest developments from the field, the Second Edition emphasizes such contemporary topics as tattoos and body piercings as expressions of identity; commercialization of childhood; human-animal relationships; and much more. Its unique format features brief, self-contained modules in each chapter that provide easy-to-manage content and synthesis of information. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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Sociology

Author: Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130638359

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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Includes bibliographical references & index
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Essentials of Sociology

A Down-to-earth Approach

Author: James M. Henslin

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205316908

Category: Social Science

Page: 475

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This book places sociological questions about culture, race, and everyday life into a perspective for readers to understand.
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Annual Review of Sociology

Author: Karen S. Cook,John Hagan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824322298

Category: Social Science

Page: 649

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Twenty-four articles by 38 scholars, primarily American, are organized into sections on theory and methods, social processes, institutions and culture, formal organizations, political and economic sociology, differentiation and stratification, individual and society, demography, urban and rural comm
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Sociological Abstracts

Author: Leo P. Chall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sociology

Page: N.A

View: 8614

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CSA Sociological Abstracts abstracts and indexes the international literature in sociology and related disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. The database provides abstracts of journal articles and citations to book reviews drawn from over 1,800+ serials publications, and also provides abstracts of books, book chapters, dissertations, and conference papers.
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Handbook of Sociology

Author: Neil J. Smelser

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 824

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The publication of the Handbook of Sociology heralded a new age of sociological thought and practice. This volume synthesizes the field. It provides an orginal and comprehensive look at this vital discipline - which has not had a new Handbook in 25 years ... years in which sociology as a field of study and practice has undergone significant change. Eminent scholars representing both micro and macro perspectives combine their expertise to address the diversity, growth, and new developments which characterize the field of sociology today. Smelser, one of the leading sociologists of our time, introduces the Handbook with a reflective and incisive essay on the historical developments within the field, the status o
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A Richard Wright Bibliography

Fifty Years of Criticism and Commentary, 1933-1982

Author: Keneth Kinnamon

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313254116

Category: Reference

Page: 983

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Any future biographical work on Richard Wright will find this bibliography a necessity; academic or public libraries supporting a program of black culture will find it invaluable; and it belongs in any library supporting American literature studies. Richard Wright has truly been well served. Choice The most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled for an American writer, this book contains 13,117 annotated items pertaining to Richard Wright. It includes almost all published mentions of the author or his work in every language in which those mentions appear. Sources listed include books, articles, reviews, notes, news items, publishers' catalogs, promotional materials, book jackets, dissertations and theses, encyclopedias, biographical dictionaries, handbooks and study guides, library reports, best seller charts, the Index Translationum, playbills and advertisements, editorials, radio transcripts, and published letters and interviews. The bibliography is arranged chronologically by year. Each entry includes bibliographical information, an annotation by the authors, and information about all reprintings, partial or full. The index is unusually complete and contains the titles of Wright's works, real and fictional characters in the works, entries relating to significant places and events in the author's life, important literary terminology, and much additional information.
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