Sociology Reference Guide: Gender Roles & Equality, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1429834668
  • ISBN-13: 9781429834667
  • DDC: 305.3
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 105 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released August 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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The Sociology Reference Guide series is designed to provide a solid foundation for the research of various sociological topics. This volume broaches the subjects of gender difference and the challenges to dominant social arrangements that historically defined strict gender roles. Introducing these topics is a set of sociological essays that examines the defining characteristics of gender and the analytical models used in the field. The essays discuss the influence of family life in conceptions of gender roles and the effects that feminism had on transforming foundational beliefs about gender inequality in such diverse atmospheres as the classroom, office, household, and government.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Kinsey Report.
2: Gender Differences: Biology & Culture.
3: Language, Gender & Reality.
4: Gender Roles.
5: Gender Socialization.
6: Deviance & Gender.
7: Family Gender Roles.
8: Gender & Domestic Responsibilities.
9: The Women's Rights Movement.
10: Feminist Theories of Gender Inequality.
11: Gender & Morality.
12: Structural Functionalist Theories of Gender Inequality.
13: Gender in the Classroom.
14: Gender & Economic Inequality.
15: Gender & Stratification: The Effects of Social Marginalization.
16: Political Inequality.
17: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Gender.