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Women, Men, and Society, CourseSmart eTextbook, 6th Edition

By Claire M. Renzetti, Daniel J. Curran, Shana L. Maier

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Dec 22, 2011

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This popular text looks at the ways in which gender is socially constructed, how sexism and gender inequality affect men and women, and how other variables compound the problem of gender inequality.

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:
1.) BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS
2.) FULL TABLE OF CONTENTS



BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Part I: Women and Men: What’s the Difference?
Chapter 1:   Studying Gender: An Overview
Chapter 2:   Biology, Sex, and Gender: The Interaction of Nature and Environment
Chapter 3:   Ancestors and Neighbors: Social Constructions of Gender at Other Times, in Other Places

 

Part II: Teaching Us to Know Our Respective Places
Chapter 4:   Gender Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence
Chapter 5:   Schools and Gender
Chapter 6:   The Great Communicators: Language and the Media

 

Part III: Keeping Us in Our Respective Places

Chapter 7:   Gender and Intimate Relationships
Chapter 8:   Gender, Employment, and the Economy
Chapter 9:   Gender, Crime, and Justice
Chapter 10: Gender, Politics, Government, and the Military
Chapter 11: Gender and Spirituality
Chapter 12: Gender and Health

 


COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

PART I: WOMEN AND MEN: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

 

Chapter 1: Studying Gender: An Overview
Sociological Perspectives on Gender
Feminism in Historical Perspective
Contemporary Feminisms
The Perspective of This Text
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 2: Biology, Sex, and Gender: The Interaction of Nature and Environment

The Sex Chromosomes and Sexual Differentiation
The Case for His and Hers Brains
“My Hormones Made Me Do It”
The Interaction of Biology and Culture
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 3: Ancestors and Neighbors: Social Constructions of Gender at Other Times, in Other Places
Bones and Stones: The Archeological Record
Our Primate Relatives
Women and Men Elsewhere: Are Western Constructions of Gender Universal?
Gender, Evolution, and Culture
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

PART II: TEACHING US TO KNOW OUR RESPECTIVE PLACES  

 

Chapter 4: Gender Socialization in Childhood and Adolescence
Learning Gender
Growing Up Feminine or Masculine
Early Peer Group Socialization
By the Time a Child is Five
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 5: Schools and Gender

An Historical Overview of Women and Men in Education
Educating Girls and Boys: The Elementary Schools
Educating Teenage Girls and Boys: The Secondary Schools
Educating Women and Men: Colleges and Graduate Schools
Structuring More Positive Learning Environments
Gender, Education, and Empowerment
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 6: The Great Communicators: Language and the Media
Sexism and Language: What’s in a Word?
Gender and the Media
Images of Gender in the Media: What Are Their Effects?
Language and the Media as Shapers of Gender
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

PART III: KEEPING US IN OUR RESPECTIVE PLACES

 

Chapter 7: Gender and Intimate Relationships
Sociology Constructs the Family
Evaluating the Functionalist Perspective of the Family
Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, and Reproductive Freedom
Varieties of Intimate Relationships
Violence in Families and Intimate Relationships
Families and Other Intimates: The Idea and the Real Revisited
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 8: Gender, Employment, and the Economy

U.S. Working Women and Men in Historical Perspective
Sex Segregation in the Workplace
Consequences of Occupational Sex Segregation
The Male/Female Earnings Gap
The Work World: Ideology and the Role of Law
The Intersection of Home and the Work World
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 9: Gender, Crime, and Justice
Women and Men as Offenders
With Justice for All?
Criminal Victimization: Gender Power, and Violence
Power, Crime, and Justice
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 10: Gender, Politics, Government, and the Military
The Gender Gap: Political Attitudes and Activities
Gender and Public Office
Women and Men in the Military
The Politics of Gender
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 11: Gender and Spirituality
Gender and Religiosity
Goddesses and Witches
Traditional Religious Teachings on Gender
Religion, Politics, and Social Change
Challenges to Religious Patriarchy: Feminist Spirituality
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Chapter 12: Gender and Health
Gender and Mortality
Sexism in Health Care
Gender, Sport, and Fitness
The Politics of Mental Health and Mental Illness
Toward a Healthy Future
Key Terms
Suggested Readings
Notes

 

Glossary
References
Name Index
Subject Index

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