Journals Higher Education



Published: 15 July 2014

592 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780199335619

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Gendered Worlds

Third Edition

Judy Root Aulette and Judith Wittner

In Gendered Worlds, Third 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.

New to this Edition:

  • Media and Sports now separated into two distinct chapters
  • Critical thinking questions at the end of each chapter
  • Key terms and a glossary
  • Updated statistics and legal changes throughout
  • Additional photos throughout
  • New content on such current topics as the cult of the virgin, the intersection of gender and sexuality in media, the benefits of sports for women, women in combat, sexual assault in the military, gender politics in rural China, lesbian parents, and images of motherhood in recent political campaigns

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