Deceptive Distinctions: Sex, Gender, and the Social Order

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Yale University Press, 1988 - History - 300 pages
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In this important book a leading feminist scholar surveys and critiques gender research in a range of disciplines, showing how distinctions between the sexes are maintained by ideology and social controls.
 

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An intelligent overview of gender research in sociology and related fields, this book goes further, presenting Epstein's own conviction that gender distinctions, and the resulting inequality of men ... Read full review

Contents

Sex and the Social Order
1
The Sociology of the Scientific Analysis of Sex and Gender
17
The BioSocial Debate
46
Personality and Social Structure
72
The Sociological Approach
99
Law Public Policy Force and the Threat of Force
118
The Structure of Work and the Economic Pyramid
136
Women and the Political Process
165
Reconceiving the Family
187
Gender Differences in Everyday Behavior Communication and Social Customs
215
Conclusion
232
References
241
Index
291
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