Journals Higher Education



27 January 2010

240 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195389289

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The Sociology of Gender

A Brief Introduction

Third Edition

Laura Kramer

An ideal "essentials" text for introductory courses, The Sociology of Gender, Third Edition, provides a concise--yet also in-depth--overview of basic sociological concepts and perspectives on gender. Focusing primarily on the contemporary United States, author Laura Kramer integrates history, theory, and research in order to examine the current gender system and the ways in which macro-, middle-, and micro-level societal forces have changed that system over time. In addition, Kramer's explicitly sociological approach offers an alternative to--and critiques of--prevailing biological and psychological approaches to gender and sexual orientation. The third edition provides increased coverage of such cutting-edge topics as men and masculinity, intersectionality, and the body and sexuality (including homosexuality).

New to this Edition:

  • Updated throughout: new data and discussion of current and pending legislation, the economy, and other social changes
  • Expanded attention to men and masculinity
  • Additional discussion of the body and sexuality, including increased coverage of transgender issues and homosexuality
  • A thoroughly updated instructor's manual

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