The Sociology of Gender

An Introduction to Theory and Research

Author: Amy S. Wharton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405143436

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 891

Gender is one of the most important topics in the field of sociology, and as a system of social practices it inspires a multitude of theoretical approaches. The Sociology of Gender offers an introductory overview of gender theory and research, offering a unique and compelling approach. Treats gender as a multilevel system operating at the individual, interactional, and institutional levels. Stresses conceptual and theoretical issues in the sociology of gender. Offers an accessible yet intellectually sophisticated approach to current gender theory and research. Includes pedagogical features designed to encourage critical thinking and debate. Closer Look readings at the end of each chapter give a unique perspective on chapter topics by presenting relevant articles by leading scholars.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 429

This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.

An Introduction to Sociology

Feminist Perspectives

Author: Pamela Abbott,Melissa Tyler,Claire Wallace

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134382448

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 8632

This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes: new chapters on sexuality and the media additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body many new international and comparative examples the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies. In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

Sociology on the Menu

An Invitation to the Study of Food and Society

Author: Alan Beardsworth,Teresa Keil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134823177

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 4512

Sociology on the Menu is an accessible introduction to the sociology of food. Highlighting the social and cultural dimensions of the human food system, from production to consumption, it encourages us to consider new ways of thinking about the apparently mundane, everyday act of eating. The main areas covered include: * The origins of human subsistence and the development of the modern food system * Food, the family and eating out * Diet, health and the body image * The meanings of meat and vegetarianism. Sociology on the Menu provides a comprehensive overview of the literature, particularly helpful in this interdisciplinary field. It focuses on key texts and studies to help students identify major concerns and themes for further study. It urges us to re-appraise the taken for granted and familiar experiences of selecting, preparing and sharing food and to see our own habits and choices, preferences and aversions in their broader cultural context.

Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies

Author: Kathy Davis,Mary Evans,Judith Lorber

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206843

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 530

"This breathtakingly broad, interdisciplinary reader demonstrates how widely feminist thinking has spread, how deeply it has shaken settled assumptions in the disciplines and how much new light it throws on contemporary controversies." - Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison "A timely intervention and highly engaged, thoughtful and scholarly analysis of the state of gender and women's studies in the West by three eminent feminist scholars... Highly cognisant of the central issues that have fractured, blocked and enhanced western feminism." - Bev Skeggs, Goldsmiths "The comprehensiveness and the interdisciplinary range of themes are impressive, and they make the Handbook into a wonderful tool for teachers and students of women's and gender studies." - Nina Lykke, Linkoeping University Gender and women's studies is one of the most challenging fields within the social sciences - the dynamics of gender relations and the social and cultural implications of gender constructions offer a lively forum of debate. The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies presents a comprehensive and engaging review of the most recent developments within the field, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn' and globalization. The authors review current research and offer critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war and feminist global politics. Edited by three leading academics from Europe and the United States, and with 25 chapters written by scholars based throughout the world, the Handbook situates the most important debates in the field within a uniquely international and interdisciplinary context. The Handbook is a useful introduction to gender theory and an exciting starting-point for fresh debates.

Men And Masculinities

Theory, Research and Social Practice

Author: Haywood, Chris,Mac an Ghaill, Mairtin

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335208916

Category: Social Science

Page: 190

View: 5030

Through a broad critical review of masculinity studies, the book provides an original synthesis of main theories, key concepts and empirical research. Designed to provide an up-to-date guide to the field, it combines the traditional sociological enquiry into the family, work and education with contemporary concerns about multiple identities, globalization and late modernity.

Medicine, Health and Society

Author: Hannah Bradby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446258459

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 1513

Sharp, bold and engaging, this book provides a contemporary account of why medical sociology matters in our modern society. Combining theoretical and empirical perspectives, and applying the pragmatic demands of policy, this timely book explores society's response to key issues such as race, gender and identity to explain the relationship between sociology, medicine and medical sociology. Each chapter includes an authoritative introduction to pertinent areas of debate, a clear summary of key issues and themes and dedicated bibliography. Chapters include: • social theory and medical sociology • health inequalities • bodies, pain and suffering • personal, local and global. Brimming with fresh interpretations and critical insights this book will contribute to illuminating the practical realities of medical sociology. This exciting text will be of interest to students of sociology of health and illness, medical sociology, and sociology of the body. Hannah Bradby has a visiting fellowship at the Department of Primary Care and Health Sciences, King's College London. She is monograph series editor for the journal Sociology of Health and Illness and co-edits the multi-disciplinary journal Ethnicity and Health.

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation

Author: David Sternberg

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466884703

Category: Study Aids

Page: 240

View: 9761

How to Complete and Survive a Doctoral Dissertation by David Sternberg Mastering these skills spells the difference between "A.B.D." and "Ph.D." -refuting the magnum opus myth -coping with the dissertation as obsession (magnificent or otherwise) -the fine art of selecting a topic -writing the dissertation with publication in mind -when to stand your ground and when to prudently retreat if the committee's conception of your thesis differs substantially from your own -dealing with obstructive committee members, and keeping the fences mended -how to reconsider "negative" findings as useful data -reviewing your progress, and getting out of the "dissertation dumps" -defending your paper successfully--distinguishing between mere formalities and a serious substantive challenge -exploiting the career potential of your dissertation -and much, much more

Early Modern Social Theory

Selected Interpretative Readings

Author: Murray E. G. Smith

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 9781551301174

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 4094

Early Modern Social Theory: Selected Interpretive Readings is a collection of essays that illuminates the course of development of modern social thought, from the Enlightenment to the 1920s. The essays focus on the most prominent social theorists, including Smith, Durkheim, Marx and Engels, and Weber. Each essay has been chosen to provide the main contributions of the theorist and the political and economic context in which he worked. The editor, a noted scholar in the field, has written clear, concise introductions to each section and provided a glossary of frequently used philosophical terms. The collection includes two famous feminist critiques of the literature, by Rosalind Sydie and Lise Vogel, as well as papers by Tom Bottomorw on Max Weber, Anthony Giddens on the division of labour, and essays by Mandel and Trotsky on Marx.

Family Diversity

Collection of the 3rd European Congress of Family Science

Author: Olaf Kapella

Publisher: Barbara Budrich

ISBN: 3866492995

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

View: 7080

In Family Diversity, international experts provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art of European family research and outline the multiple formations, structures, and configurations of families in Europe. Four aspects are discussed in depth: family images, sex/gender roles, globalization, and family development processes. Influenced by globalization, European countries experience processes which still have greatly varying consequences. Cultural differences - reflected in a range of family schemes and national family policies - are one reason for the continued existence of differences in the scope and speed of change processes. Quite generally, images and concepts of family have become more heterogeneous and flexible. The flip side of this coin is that family members are increasingly faced with the challenges of achieving a satisfactory work-life balance - a task aggravated by globalization. It is therefore necessary to ask how family policy can help families enjoy adequate freedom of action and latitude for their decision-making. Family Diversity will benefit all experts working in family research and family policy.

Contemporary Sociology

An Introduction to Concepts and Theories

Author: M. Francis Abraham

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199452781

Category: Social Science

Page: 348

View: 1471

This revised and updated edition of the highly successful sociology textbook, Contemporary Sociology, continues to throw light on key issues and concerns of present-day society. M. Francis Abraham's vast experience and extensive research cuts across conventional themes and geographical boundaries to include: -Theoretical perspectives and research methods -Key concepts and theories -Relevant issues in education, economy, politics, population, stratification, minorities, urbanization, and environment -Social institutions, organizations, and recent trends of change -Examples drawn from numerous cultural contexts This second edition introduces the following new concepts in a comparative perspective: -Theoretical perspectives in a global age -Crystallization of social interaction -Race, gender, and stratification -New social movements -Gender and deviance -Women's movements and caste-oriented movement The crucial topics of modern-day sociology such as gender, race, lifestyle changes, ecological issues, and domestic violence are explained separately, distinguishing the book from general sociology textbooks.

Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods

A Contextual Approach

Author: Pauline Boss,William J. Doherty,Ralph LaRossa,Walter R. Schumm,Suzanne K. Steinmetz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0306442647

Category: Social Science

Page: 748

View: 2329

Origins We call this book on theoretical orientations and methodological strategies in family studies a sourcebook because it details the social and personal roots (i.e., sources) from which these orientations and strategies flow. Thus, an appropriate way to preface this book is to talk first of its roots, its beginnings. In the mid 1980s there emerged in some quarters the sense that it was time for family studies to take stock of itself. A goal was thus set to write a book that, like Janus, would face both backward and forward a book that would give readers both a perspec tive on the past and a map for the future. There were precedents for such a project: The Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Harold Christensen and published in 1964; the two Contemporary Theories about theFamily volumes edited by Wesley Burr, Reuben Hill, F. Ivan Nye, and Ira Reiss, published in 1979; and the Handbook of Marriage and the Family edited by Marvin Sussman and Suzanne Steinmetz, then in production.

Crime

Critical Concepts in Sociology

Author: Philip Bean

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415252652

Category: Crime

Page: 4

View: 2127

Sexuality, Gender and Power

Intersectional and Transnational Perspectives

Author: Anna G. Jónasdóttir,Valerie Bryson,Kathleen B. Jones

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136852808

Category: Social Science

Page: 292

View: 8054

Bringing together essays by a distinguished international group of leading and emerging scholars of sexuality and gender, this stimulating and accessible collection explores a range of theoretical and "real world" perspectives current in the field. Treating these approaches as complementary, Sexuality, Gender and Power fosters critical conversations about sexuality across disciplinary, cultural, national and ideological boundaries. Underpinned by a broad editorial commitment to intersectionality, the chapters deploy approaches that range from historical materialism to queer theory, and from contract theory to theories of the gendered sexual self to address recurrent questions around agency, power, identity and self-hood. Theoretical debates inform and are informed by more empirically oriented chapters focusing on topics such as gay identity in contemporary Croatia, sexual politics in the Commonwealth Caribbean, western "tango tourists," sexual violence in war, prostitution, femme fashion, changing sexual norms in China and Taiwan, and feminist politics in the 2008 US presidential campaign. Each chapter is interesting and important in its own right; taken together, they advance gender theory and research by developing a complex conception of sexuality that explores intersections between and amongst theories, levels of analysis and identities, linking case studies to international trends and theoretical debates to everyday experiences.

Making Sense of Society

An Introduction to Sociology

Author: Ian Marsh

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 643

View: 1745

This textbook has been specially written to meet the demands of students who may be studying sociology on a variety of different levels, but who all need to understand the fundamentals of sociological thought to make sense of the society around them. rather than learn by rote, and the material in the book has been designed to be as interactive as possible. Up-to-date case studies and data are used wherever appropriate. Each chapter contains a chapter outline, learning objectives, activities, boxed material (case studies, comparative material and definitions), a summary and suggestions for further reading.

Introduction to Gender

Social Science Perspectives

Author: Jennifer Marchbank,Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9781405858441

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 2778

"Introduction to Gender "offers a broad, multidisciplinary introduction to the themes and debates within gender studies, interweaving theory with application. Comprehensive and highly topical in its scope it explores gender through the disciplines of history, sociology, social policy, anthropology, psychology, politics, pedagogy and geography. The authors also interrogate the gendered aspects of 8 issues including health and illness, work and leisure, and culture and media to provide a truly interdisciplinary insight into the role of gender in every aspect of life. Each chapter highlights the importance of studies on masculinity alongside a substantial body of feminist work, offering a genuinely integrated and cutting-edge investigation of gender studies. Main Features A logical thematic structure provides a clear exploration of each debate without losing sight of the interconnections between disciplines. The book is divided into three sections; Part I providing an introduction to the gendered approach, Part II exploring each of the 8 disciplines one-by-one and Part III offering a more complex discussion of gender within 8 topical issues including sex and sexuality, and violence and resistance. "World in Focus "and international case studies offer a broad global perspective on gender studies A broad array of in-text features and student exercises, including "Controversies, Critical Look "and "Stop and Think," allow the reader to engage in the debates and revise the material covered Hotlinks throughout the text make explicit connections between chapters, highlighting the interconnections between disciplines, and allowing the reader to follow the path of particular issues and debates between topics "Introduction to Gender" is an essential introductory textbook for Gender Studies across the disciplinary spectrum, particularly in Sociology, Women's Studies and Men's Studies, as well as more broadly across the Social Sciences and humanities. Jennifer Marchbank is Director of Explorations in Arts and Social Sciences at Simon Fraser University in Canada Gayle Letherby is Professor of Sociology in the School of Law and Social Science at the University of Plymouth Contributing Authors: Gill Valentine and Nicola Wood, Department of Geography, University of Leeds Katherine Johnson, School of Applied Social Science, University of Brighton Lorraine Nencel, Department of Social Research Methodology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam ""This is an innovative and exciting new textbook which manages to be both scholarly and accessible, looking at gender in interesting and thought-provoking ways, across a range of disciplines and issues. Wide in scope, but also very thorough, it is suitable for those interested in gender across the social sciences and humanities"" " " Victoria Robinson, University of Sheffield ""A superb introduction to the study of gender providing a comprehensive and accessible overview of key debates from a social science perspective. For students encountering the academic analysis of gender for the first time, this text will prove an invaluable resource"" " " Rachel Alsop, University of Hull "

Sociology of Religion

Contemporary Developments

Author: Kevin J. Christiano,William H. Swatos Jr.,Peter Kivisto

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 144221693X

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 5467

This third edition of Sociology of Religion introduces students to key principles in the sociological understanding of religion, with revisions and updates throughout. The book offers an overview of the nature and function of religious institutions and practices, asking sociological questions about the changing role of religion in today’s “post-traditional” world. After an introduction to the many facets of religion and key theories for its study, the book examines central themes such as changes in religious life in the United States; the intersections between religion, social class, and power and between gender, sexuality, and religion; globalization and religion; religion in mass media; and more. The third edition features new material on the relationship of race and ethnicity to religion, the perceived rises of both secularism and fundamentalism, and the role of religion in public debates on sexuality. Sociology of Religion addresses both the foundations of the field and the profound changes it has undergone, placing new examples against their historical background. Charts, photos, down-to-earth examples, and a readable style make the book an ideal introduction for students.

Sport, Animals, and Society

Author: James Gillett,Michelle Gilbert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135019142

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 294

View: 9700

This book advances current literature on the role and place of animals in sport and society. It explores different forms of sporting spaces, examines how figures of animals have been used to racialize the human athlete, and encourages the reader to think critically about animal ethics, animals in space, time and place, and the human-animal relationship. The chapters highlight persistent dichotomies in the use of and collaboration with animals for sport, and present strategies for moving forward in the study of interspecies relations.

Understanding Law and Society

Author: Max Travers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135248443

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 5591

This textbook on the sociology of law is organised according to the theoretical traditions of sociology, and oriented towards providing an accessible, but sophisticated, introduction to, and overview of, the central themes, problems and debates in this field. The book employs an international range of examples - including the state, minority rights, terrorism, family violence, the legal profession, pornography, mediation, religious tolerance, and euthanasia - in order to distinguish a sociological approach to law from 'black-letter', jurisprudential and empirical policy-oriented traditions. Beginning with 'classical', 'consensus' and 'critical' sociological approaches, the book covers the full range of contemporary perspectives, including the new institutionalism, feminism, the interpretive tradition, postmodernism, legal pluralism and globalisation. It then concludes with a consideration of current theoretical issues, as well as a reflection upon the importance of a sociological approach to law. Understanding Law and Society provides a clear, but critical, discussion of the relevant literature, along with study questions and guides to further reading. It is designed to support courses in law and society and in the sociology of law, but will also be of value to others with interests in these areas.

Introduction to Feminist Jurisprudence

Author: Hilaire Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135350582

Category: Law

Page: 364

View: 9560

"First Published in 1998, Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company."