The Sociology of Gender

An Introduction to Theory and Research

Author: Amy S. Wharton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444397249

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Featuring extensive revisions and updates, the Second Edition of The Sociology of Gender: An Introduction to Theory and Research presents an introductory overview of gender theory and research, and continues to offer a unique and compelling approach to one of the most important topics in the field of sociology. Features extensive revisions and updates, and incorporates recent cross-national research on gender Expands and develops frameworks introduced in first edition Treats gender as a multilevel system operating at the individual, interactional, and institutional levels Stresses conceptual and theoretical issues in the sociology of gender Offers an accessible yet intellectually sophisticated approach to current gender theory and research Includes pedagogical features designed to encourage critical thinking and debate
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Working in America

Continuity, Conflict, and Change in a New Economic Era

Author: Amy S Wharton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317248767

Category: Social Science

Page: 326

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The Great Recession brought rising inequality and changing family economies. New technologies continued to move jobs overseas, including those held by middle-class information workers. The first new edition to capture these historic changes, this book is the leading text in the sociology of work and related research fields. Wharton s readings retain the classics but offer a new spectrum of articles accessible to undergraduate students that focus on the changes that will most affect their lives.New to the fourth edition"
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Concepts of the Self

Author: Anthony Elliott

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745661890

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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More than ten years on from its original publication, Concepts of the Self still mesmerizes with its insight, comprehensiveness and critique of debates over the self in the social sciences and humanities. Anthony Elliott has written a new preface to this third edition to address some of the most recent developments in the field, and offers a powerful challenge to what he describes as ‘the emergence of anti-theories of the self’. The first two editions have proven exceptionally popular among students and teachers worldwide. Anthony Elliott provides a scintillating introduction to the major accounts of the self from symbolic interactionism and psychoanalysis to post-feminism and postmodernism. This new edition has been extensively revised and updated to take account of more recent theoretical developments, and a new chapter has been added on individualization which focuses on how the self becomes an agent of ‘do-it-yourself’ autobiographical reconstruction in an age of intensive globalization. Concepts of the Self remains the most lively, lucid and compelling introduction to contemporary controversies over the self and self-identity in the social sciences and humanities. Written by an author of international reputation, it connects debates about the self directly to identity politics, the sociology of personal relationships and intimacy, and the politics of sexuality, and will continue to be an invaluable introductory text for students in of social and political theory, sociology, social psychology, cultural studies, and gender studies.
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Sociology in Our Times: The Essentials

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337109657

Category: Social Science

Page: 608

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Current and relevant to today's students, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES: THE ESSENTIALS, 11th Edition presents the latest available data and new insights on behaviors, beliefs, issues, and trends in our nation and world from a sociological perspective. The new edition of this bestselling text emphasizes the themes of social change, the effects of social media on communication, and the intertwining nature of politics and social policy in the United States and worldwide. Students contemplate such issues as gun control, prevention of military suicides, environmental activism, and whether employers should be allowed to spy on their employees. New You Can Make a Difference boxes help students learn how to become involved in their communities and the world through such projects as campus kitchens and global networking to fight hunger. First-person accounts of individuals' lived experiences draw students into each chapter by illuminating topics that reflect the text's primary themes. 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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The Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality

Author: Susan Ehrlich,Miriam Meyerhoff,Janet Holmes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118584333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

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Significantly expanded and updated, the second editionof The Handbook of Language, Gender and Sexualitybrings together a team of the leading specialists in the field tocreate a comprehensive overview of key historical themes andissues, along with methodologies and cutting-edge researchtopics. Examines the dynamic ways that women and men develop and managegendered identities through their talk, presenting data and casestudies from interactions in a range of social contexts anddifferent communities Substantially updated for the second edition, including a newintroduction, 24 newly-commissioned chapters, ten updated chapters,and a comprehensive index Includes new chapters on research in non-English speakingcountries – from Asia to South America – andcutting-edge topics such as language, gender, and popular culture;language and sexual identities; and language, gender, andsocio-phonetics New sections focus on key themes and issues in the field, suchas methodological approaches to language and gender, incorporatingnew chapters on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis,corpus linguistics, and variation theory Provides unrivalled geographic coverage and an essentialresource for a wide range of disciplines, from linguistics,psychology, sociology, and anthropology to communication and genderstudies
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Gender and Sexuality

Author: Momin Rahman,Stevi Jackson

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745633765

Category: Law

Page: 200

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'The book offers a thorough overview both of long-standing debates around gender and sexuality and of current issues. It nicely locates the debates within the sociological tradition, and this provides a distinctive and valuable feature. Not the least of the merits of this book is its international focus, and it will prove invaluable for students exploring the diverse pattern of sexuality and gender in an age of globalization. The authors are at the cutting edge of their subject, and so is the book.'Jeffrey Weeks, author of "Sexuality, Third Edition" and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London South Bank University 'Finally, a book that bridges feminism and critical sex studies. Rahman and Jackson have written a smart, accessible overview of the dynamic relationship between gender and sexuality that will seriously engage an undergraduate audience. This book teaches students by raising questions and providing the intellectual resources to navigate the complex terrain of contemporary sexual and gender politics. One of the few "must-use" classroom texts I've read in a long time.' Steven Seidman, author of "The Social Construction of Sexuality," State University of New York This new introduction to the sociology of gender and sexuality offers a fresh take on the importance of these concepts in modern society. It provides an insight into our rapidly changing attitudes towards sex and our understanding of masculine and feminine identities, relating the study of gender and sexuality to wider social concerns throughout the world and presenting a comprehensive yet readable summary of recent research and theory. In an accessible and engaging style, the book demonstrates how thinking about gender and sexuality can illuminate and enliven other contemporary sociological debates about social structure, social change, and culture and identity politics. Emphasis is placed on the diversity of gendered and sexual lives in different parts of the world. The book offers detailed coverage of wide-ranging topics, from international sex tourism to celebrity culture, from gender in the work-place to new sexual lifestyles, drawing examples from everyday life. By demonstrating the links between gender and sexuality this book makes a clear case for thinking sociologically about these important and controversial aspects of human identity and behaviour. The book will be of great value to students in any discipline looking to understand the roles gender and sexuality play in our lives.
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Sociology in Our Times

Author: Diana Kendall

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111831572

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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This best-selling comprehensive book conveys the relevance of sociology by including a timely collection of theories, research, and examples--including its signature first-person accounts that open chapters. Experiences represented in these opening vignettes accurately mirror the richness and complexity of society, while also establishing the themes that are carried throughout the chapters. Author Diana Kendall's vivid, inviting writing style, emphasis on applications, eye for the most compelling current examples, and use of assignable photo essays and companion videos engage readers and further highlight sociology's relevance to all students. Now in its Ninth Edition, SOCIOLOGY IN OUR TIMES is acclaimed in the field for being the first textbook to integrate race, class, and gender issues, and for its thorough presentation of sociological theory, including contemporary perspectives such as feminism and postmodernism. 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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Sex & Gender

An Introduction

Author: Hilary M. Lips

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sex differences (Psychology)

Page: 513

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This is a comprehensive introduction to sex and gender theories, research, and issues, focusing on social psychological and feminist perspectives. The book examines the similarities and differences between women and men, where that knowledge comes from, and how that knowledge may itself be shaped and limited by cultural perceptions. The text is organized into three primary themes: Part I provides background to stereotypes, theories, and research; Part II is focused on biological and psychological dimensions; Part III examines sex and gender in social relationships.
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The Social Lens

An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory

Author: Kenneth Allan

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 1412978343

Category: Social Science

Page: 661

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The Social Lens: An Invitation to Social and Sociological Theory, Second Edition is an upper division undergraduate social theory textbook that introduces the student to the major classical and contemporary theorists. The theorists were chosen for the diversity of their perspectives as well as their ability to introduce the student to contemporary theory. Dr. Allan uses a lively informative writing style to engage the students in the eras of social change that spawned the major sociological theories and then applies them to the current era, which also is experiencing major social change.
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Cultural Sociology

An Introduction

Author: Les Back,Andy Bennett,Laura Desfor Edles,Margaret Gibson,David Inglis,Ron Jacobs,Ian Woodward

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444362240

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

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Cultural Sociology: An Introduction is the first dedicated student textbook to address cultural sociology as a legitimate model for sociological thinking and research. Highly renowned authors present a rich overview of major sociological themes and the various empirical applications of cultural sociology. A timely introductory overview to this increasingly significant field which provides invaluable summaries of key studies and approaches within cultural sociology Clearly written and designed, with accessible summaries of thematic topics, covering race, class, politics, religion, media, fashion, and music International experts contribute chapters in their field of research, including a chapter by David Chaney, a founder of cultural sociology Offers a unified set of theoretical and methodological tools for those wishing to apply a cultural sociological approach in their work
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