From Lady Gaga to Bristol Palin, this second edition features fresh updates and invites readers to explore sexuality as a gendered phenomenon. Rutter and Schwartz provide a nuanced and comprehensive analysis of major research studies and contemporary cultural scripts on sexuality and gender. The authors address key questions from an integrative perspective, illustrating why human sexuality and gender must be examined together. The Gender of Sexuality succeeds as a sociological toolbox—equipping readers to investigate the stereotypes and assumptions hidden within everyday social productions of sexualities.
Virginia Rutter is professor of sociology at Framingham State University. She is a senior fellow of the Council on Contemporary Families and an editor and columnist at Girl w/ Pen, where she writes about gender and sexuality.
Pepper Schwartz is professor of sociology at the University of Washington, past chairman of the Board of the National Sexuality Resource Center, past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, and past president of the National Sexuality Resource Center. Author of numerous books, she is a senior fellow at the Council of Contemporary Families and is the Love, Sex, and Relationship ambassador for AARP.