Thinking about Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender

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Allyn and Bacon, 2000 - Social Science - 434 pages
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* Contains a new section on language, gender, and popular culture (Ch. 3). * Includes new material on sexuality, including bisexuality and transgendered identities (Ch. 4). * Updates the discussion of sex, gender, and sexuality as central concepts (Ch. 2). * Provides a clearer discussion of the relationship between biology and culture (Ch. 2). * Incorporates new information on welfare reform, teen pregnancy, and poverty among women (Ch. 5). * Emphasizes more fully the influence of postmodernism and the social construction of gender (Ch. 13). * Features new suggested readings, but retains the classics. * Integrates updated research throughout, including new graphics. * Maintains a strong and integrated focus on race, class, and gender throughout. * Includes the most current scholarship on gender. * Retains its clear and lively writing style, written specifically for an undergraduate audience. * Provides Discussion Questions/Projects for Thought at the end of each chapter.

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Introduction
1
Gender Sex and Culture
19
The Social Construction
51
Copyright

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Margaret Andersen is the former editor of Gender & Society, the recipient of the Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Lecturer Award, and a leading scholar and teacher

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