Gender: A Sociological Reader

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Stevi Jackson, Sue Scott
Psychology Press, 2002 - Social Science - 465 pages

The first gender reader in UK to focus on sociological perspectives, this book offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. Edited by leading authorities, the readings cover both theoretical and empirical work representing a range of perspectives, and each section includes segments addressing the intersection of gender with differences of 'race', class and sexuality. Forty-eight readings are organised into six sections:

* gender and knowledge
* class, gender and the labour market
* paid and unpaid work
* marriage and intimate relationships
* gendered embodiment.

In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the history of sociological analyses of gender, as well as introductions to each section, editorial commentary on the readings themselves, suggestions for further reading and questions for discussion. Clearly and concisely written, this comprehensive reader is a valuable reference source for students of sociology, gender and women's studies.

 

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Contents

Sue Baxter and Geoff
xiii
Esther Newton
xiv
PART FIVE
23
PART
29
Judith Butler
50
WOMENS PERSPECTIVE AS A RADICAL CRITIQUE
65
PART
87
Sylvia Walby
95
Jan Pahl
220
Wendy Langford
230
Haleh Afshar
238
Brian Heaphy Catherine Donovan and Jeffrey Weeks
248
Lynne Jamieson
259
Becoming gendered 269 Becoming gendered
273
Barrie Thorne
291
Beverley Skeggs
311

Swasti Mitter
114
THE GENDERED
124
Janet Siltanen
135
Annie Phizacklea
145
PART THREE
153
Sallie Westwood
161
ETHNIC CATERING INDUSTRY
167
Cynthia Cockburn
180
Arlie Hochschild
192
PART FOUR
203
Janet Holland Caroline Ramazanoglu and Rachel Thomson
326
Richard Ekins
362
Emily Martin
384
Emmanual Reynaud
401
Kathy Davis
423
DRAG AND CAMP
440
Susanne J Kessler
447
Index
457
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