Thinking about Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2006 - Social Science - 464 pages
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"Thinking About Women: Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender" 7th edition, provides a comprehensive review of feminist scholarship in the social sciences, showing how gender operates in every aspect of society, and how the experiences of both men and women are created through social institutions. The seventh edition introduces new discussions on numerous topics including gay marriage, welfare reform, women and the military, interracial dating and friendship, affirmative action, transgender identities, disability, and the global AIDS epidemic.

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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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Margaret L. Andersen (B.A., Georgia State University; M.A., Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, Amherst) is the Edward F. and Elizabeth Goodman Rosenberg Professor of Sociology at the University of Delaware. She is the author of "On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection" (Mystic Seaport Museum); "Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology" (co-edited with Patricia Hill Collins); "Sociology: Understanding a Diverse Society" (with Howard F. Taylor); "Sociology: The Essentials" (with Howard F. Taylor); "Understanding Society: An Introductory Reader" (co-edited with Kim Logio and Howard F. Taylor); and, "Race and Ethnicity in Society: The Changing Landscape" (co-edited with Elizabeth Higginbotham). Professor Andersen is the Vice President of the American Sociological Association (ASA) and recipient of the ASA's prestigious Jessie Bernard Award-given annually to someone whose work expands the horizons of sociology to include the study of women. She also received the 2004 Sociologists for Women in Society Feminist Lecturer Award and the 2008 Eastern Sociological Society Robin F. Williams Lecturer Award. She has received two teaching awards at the University of Delaware: the University Excellence in teaching Award and the College of Arts and Sciences Outstanding Teacher Award. She currently chairs the National Advisory Board for the Stanford University Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and is the former editor of "Gender & Society,

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