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Gendered Worlds

Second Edition

Judy Root Aulette and Judith Wittner

Publication Date - July 2011

ISBN: 9780199774043

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

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $74.95

The most global, intersectional gender text on the market


In Gendered Worlds, Second Edition, authors Judy Root Aulette and Judith Wittner use the sociological imagination to explore gender relations throughout the world. They look at how concrete forms of gender, race, class, and sexual inequality operate transnationally; examine the impact of globalization on local and everyday life experiences; and identify how local actors re-imagine social possibilities, resist injustice, and work toward change. Integrating theory with empirical studies that are of particular interest to college students--including research on violence, sports, and sexuality--the authors make gender concepts genuinely interesting and accessible. They also demonstrate how students can think critically about gender, both within and beyond the classroom.

Incorporating a broad range of pedagogical features, including boxed sections and end-of-chapter sections that focus on social movements, Gendered Worlds, Second Edition, is ideal for courses in sociology of gender, sociology of sex roles, and gender studies.

New to this Edition

  • A new concluding chapter, "Gender and Globalization," and an expanded Chapter 1
  • A completely rewritten Chapter 4 featuring the most current research on gender and sexuality, particularly the gendered character of heterosexuality and heterosexual relationships
  • A reconceptualized Chapter 9 exploring illness as a function of a global division of labor by race, ethnicity, gender, and nation
  • More research on gender outside of the United States in every chapter
  • Additional coverage of race, intersectionality, masculinity, and transgender issues

About the Author(s)

Judy Root Aulette is Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Women's and Gender Studies Program at UNC-Charlotte. She is author of Changing American Families, Third Edition (2010).

Judith Wittner is Professor in the Department of Sociology at Loyola University-Chicago. She is coeditor, with R. Stephen Warner, of Gatherings In Diaspora: Religious Communities and the New Immigration (1998).

Previous Publication Date(s)

July 2011
October 2008


"I'm amazed at the number of issues introduced in this book. It gives enough information to allow those students who want to know more to do the necessary research to develop given topics. The length and writing makes it student friendly."--Suzanne Cherrin, University of Delaware

"I like the approach of this book. . . . It is interdisciplinary, inclusive, thorough, comprehensive, connective (especially theory and data), multicultural, and feminist inclusive (both female and male), with the perspective that gendered relationships are diverse, complex, dynamic, and yet, in many instances, static. I cannot imagine a student not being interested [in reading it]."--Kathryn M. Mueller, Baylor University

"Gendered Worlds does an outstanding job of integrating and updating sociological and feminist theory and concepts about gender and applying it to empirical information. Students have responded to a degree and with a level of sophistication that I have appreciated."--Judith Ann Warner, Texas A & M International University

Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Introduction
    Chapter 2: Bodies and Gender
    Chapter 3: Socialization and the Social Construction of Gender
    Chapter 4: Sexualities
    Chapter 5: Education
    Chapter 6: Work
    Chapter 7: Families
    Chapter 8: Violence
    Chapter 9: Gender and Race Based Illness: Diseases of the Division of Labor
    Chapter 10: Politics, Prisons, and the Military
    Chapter 11: Popular Culture, Media, and the Spectacle of Sports
    Chapter 12: Religion
    Chapter 13: Gender and Globalization

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