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The Sociology of Gender

An Introduction to Theory and Research

The Sociology of Gender by Amy S. Wharton
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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.
Wiley; February 2009
274 pages; ISBN 9781405143431
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Title: The Sociology of Gender
Author: Amy S. Wharton
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