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Gendered Worlds

Fourth Edition

Judy Root Aulette, Judith Wittner, and Kristen Barber

Publication Date - 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9780190647827

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

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The most global, intersectional gender text on the market


In Gendered Worlds, Fourth Edition, authors Judy Root Aulette, Judith Wittner, and Kristen Barber use the sociological imagination to explore gender relations throughout the world. They look at how concrete forms of gender, race/ethnicity, 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

  • New "Talking About" boxes in each chapter encourage students to draw on their own experiences and question their thinking
  • An expanded discussion of sexuality as a component of gender in every chapter
  • Updated qualitative data and statistics throughout

About the Author(s)

Judy Root Aulette is Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Women's and Gender Studies Program at University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

Judith Wittner is Professor Emeritus at Loyola University Chicago.

Kristen Barber is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of the Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.


"The perspective used in Gendered Worlds is current and outstanding. The authors have taken a unique global, intersectional, and social constructionist approach in explaining gender and sexuality inequalities. It is a great way to motivate students to think out of the box and out of the everyday, normal experiences. This is a remarkable text."--Nivedita Vaidya, California State University, Los Angeles

"I like the approach of Gendered Worlds, as the major social intuitions and aspects of social life are included. It's unique in the sense that it covers a wide array of social problems and incorporates gender throughout. Important topics are covered, the research is up to date, and numerous examples are used to illustrate and support the information presented."--Melissa Gosdin, Albany State University

"Gendered Worlds is an excellent text; I would recommend it highly. It is organized in a very thoughtful way, laying the groundwork for a feminist perspective very clearly from the start. The book is very readable and interesting, appropriately complex for a college audience and thorough in its analysis."--Nancy Porter, Chestnut Hill College

Table of Contents


    Chapter 1: What is This Book About?
    Chapter 2: Isn't It Just a Matter of Male and Female?
    Chapter 3: Sexualities
    Chapter 4: Gender Theory
    Chapter 5: Education
    Chapter 6: Gender and the Global Economy
    Chapter 7: Families
    Chapter 8: Violence
    Chapter 9: Health and Illness
    Chapter 10: Elections, Prisons, and the Military
    Chapter 11: Popular Culture and the Media
    Chapter 12: Sports
    Chapter 13: Religion


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