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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part I Theoretical and Interdisciplinary PerspectivesChapter 1 The Sociology of Gender: Theoretical Perspectives and Feminist FrameworksChapter 2 Gender Development: Biology, Sexuality, and Health Chapter 3 Gender Development: The Socialization ProcessChapter 4 Gendered Language and SocializationChapter 5 Western History and the Construction of Gender RolesChapter 6 Global Perspectives on Gender Part II Gender Roles, Marriage, and the FamilyChapter 7 Gendered Love, Marriage, and Emerging LifestyleChapter 8 Gender and Family RelationsChapter 9 Men and Masculinity Part III Gender Roles: Focus on Social InstitutionsChapter 10 Gender, Work, and the Workplace Chapter 11 Education and Gender Role Change Chapter 12 Religion and Patriarchy Chapter 13 MediaChapter 14 Power, Politics, and the Law COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: Part I Theoretical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Chapter 1 The Sociology of Gender: Theoretical Perspectives and Feminist Frameworks Basic Sociological Concepts Key Concepts for the Sociology of Gender Distinguishing Sex and Gender Sociological Perspectives on Gender Roles Functionalism Preindustrial Society Contemporary Society Conflict Theory Marx, Engels, and Social Class Contemporary Conflict Theory Gender and the Family Symbolic Interaction Social Construction of Reality Doing Difference Feminist Sociological Theory Linking Gender, Race, and Class Feminist Perspectives on the Family Feminism and its Branches Liberal Feminism Cultural Feminism Socialist Feminism Radical Feminism Multicultural and Global Feminism Ecofeminism Feminism and the Media Portrayals of Feminism Feminism and Election 2008 Hillary Rodham Clinton Challenging the Backlash to Feminism
Chapter 2 Gender Development: Biology, Sexuality, and Health
Nature and Nurture Margaret Mead Critique Evolution, Genetics, and Biology Sociobiology Cognitive Biology The Hormone Puzzle Aggression MotherhoodGendered Sexuality Sigmund Freud: Anatomy Is Destiny Ambiguous Sex, Ambiguous Gender Transsexuals Does Nature Rule? A Sex Reassignment Tragedy Sexual Orientation Global Focus: Challenging Definitions of Sex and Gender Sexual Scripts Patterns of Sexual Attitudes and Behavior Gender and Orgasm Premarital/Nonmarital Sex Extramarital Relationships The Double Standard Sexuality in Later LifeGender and Health Till Death Do Us Part: Gender and Mortality Global Patterns In Sickness and in Health: Gender and Morbidity Men and Morbidity Women and Morbidity Premenstrual Syndrome HIV/AIDS Drug Use Explaining Gendered Health Trends The Women's Health Movement Challenging Gender Bias in Research Progress in Women's and Men's Health Nature versus Nurture Revisited: The Politics of Biology The Female Advantage in Evolution Reframing the Debate Chapter 3 Gender Development: The Socialization Process Gender Socialization and Cultural Diversity Culture and Socialization Gender Socialization: The Impact of Social Class and Race Theories of Gender Socialization Social Learning Theory Gender Socialization for Boys Gender Socialization for Girls Cognitive Development Theory Gender Schema Theory Social Cognitive Theory The Family Do You Want a Boy or a Girl? Gendered Childhood: Clothes, Toys, and Play Dolls Toys and Gender Scripts Gendered Parenting Practices Peers and Preferences Games School Television Television Teaches Socialization for Gender Equity Global Focus: Son Preference in Asia China East and Southern Asia Gendered Effects Chapter 4 Gendered Language and Socialization The Generic Myth Titles and Occupations What's in a Name? Children's Names Linguistic DerogationGendered Language Usage Registers Female Register Male Register The Language of Friendship Nonverbal Communication Facial Expressions and Eye Contact Smiling Anger Touch and Personal Space Gender and Online Communication Men Online Women OnlineGlobal Focus: The Language of Japanese Women Style and Syntax Manga Explaining Gendered Language Patterns The Dual-Culture Model The Dominance Model The Social Constructionist Model The Impact of Linguistic Sexism Cognition and Self-Esteem Toward Language Change Gradual Change Chapter 5 Western History and the Construction of Gender Roles Placing Women in History The Gender, Race, and Class Link in History Historical Themes about Women Classical Societies The Glory That Was Greece Partnership Oppression Athens Sparta The Grandeur That Was Rome Male Authority Female Power The Middle Ages Christianity Feudalism The Renaissance Martin Luther and the ReformationThe American Experience The First American Women Gender Role Balance Colonization and Christianity The Colonial Era Gendered Puritan Life The Victorians: True Womanhood Frontier Life Industrialization The Union Movement The Depression World War II Demand for Women's Labor Women's Diversity in the Labor Force What about the Children? Peacetime The Postwar Era to the Millennium The Women's Movement The Early Movement: 1830 to 1890 The Seneca Falls Convention The Nineteenth Amendment The Contemporary Movement Second Wave Feminism National Organization for Women Offshoot Groups Third Wave Feminism Chapter 6 Global Perspectives on Gender The United Nations Conferences on Women The Legacy of Beijing: A Personal Perspective The Impact of Globalization on Women A Model of Women and Development Russia The Soviet Legacy Employment The Collision of Family and Employment Marriage and Family Support or Backlash to Feminism? China Reform and the Chinese Family Footbinding Marriage The One-Child Policy Son Preference To Get Rich Is Glorious The Gender Paradox of Globalization and Development India The Religious-Political Heritage The Social Reform Movement The Gandhis and Nehru The Gender Gap in Human Development Health Feminism in an Indian Context Japan The Occupation Gender Equity and Public Policy Work and Family: A Nondilemma Marriage and the Family Demography and Family Change Japanese Men Japanese Women Motherhood A Japanese Woman's Profile Latin America The Gender Divide Family Planning Latin American Women, Globalization, and Development Feminist Agendas The Class-Gender LinkIsrael Religion, Family, and Employment Kibbutzim Education The WorkplaceThe Muslim World Islamization: Iran and Afghanistan The Shah and Khomeini Toward Reform The Arab Middle East North Africa: Female Genital Mutilation To Veil or Not to Veil Scandanavia Norway Sweden The Equality Future Part II Gender Roles, Marriage, and the Family Chapter 7 Gendered Love, Marriage, and Emerging LifestyleLove Linking Love and Marriage Friends and Lovers Defining Love Distinguishing Love and Friendship Same-Gender Friends Other-Gender Friends Gendered Love and Love Myths Gender and Styles of Romance Men in Love Androgynous LoveMate Selection The Marriage Gradient Age Race Race and SES Attractiveness The Marriage Squeeze African American Women Sociological Perspectives on Mate Selection Gender Roles in Marriage and the Family The Marriage Gap Theoretical Perspectives on Marriage and the Family Functionalism Conflict Theory Feminist Perspective Symbolic Interaction Gender and the Family Values Debate Housewives Housewife Status The Issue of Housework Global Trends Dual Earners Multicultural Variations Extramarital Relationships Gender Differences Global Focus: The Second Wives of Hong Kong Men Gender Roles in Emerging Marriages and Lifestyles Scandinavia Equity Benefits Commuter Marriage Cohabitation Gender Differences Singlehood Gender Differences Gender Stereotypes Chapter 8 Gender and Family Relations The Parenthood Transition Motherhood The Motherhood Mandate Conflict Theory Challenging the Motherhood Mandate Feminism Fatherhood New Fathers Children's Development A Fatherhood Mandate Voluntary Childlessness Parents as Dual Earners Children of Employed Women The Child Care Issue Children's Time with Parents Adolescents Summary Helicopter ParentsFamilies in Multicultural Perspective African American Families The Myth of Black Matriarchy Multiple Risks of Race, Class, and Gender Latino Families Puerto Rican Families Mexican American Families Cuban American Families Asian American Families Native American Families Divorce Gender and Adjustment in Divorce Gender Role Beliefs and Emotional Well-Being Age Employment The Impact of Gendered Law in Divorce Custody Joint-Custody Divorce and Poverty Dividing Assets Child Support RemarriageSingle-Parent Families Mothers and the Single-Parent Household Fathers and the Single-Parent Household Gender Patterns in Gay and Lesbian Families Same-Sex Marriage Lesbian Mothers Gay Fathers Future Families Chapter 9 Men and Masculinity Historical Notes and Masculine Markers Patriarchy and History War and Soldiering The Depression Vietnam Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan Suicide Sports Brutalized Bodies Sports ViolenceOn Masculinity Hegemonic Masculinity Masculinity's Norms Antifeminine Norm Interpersonal Relations Success Norm Gendered Occupations Intellectual Success Toughness Norm Aggression Norm School Violence Sexual Prowess Norm Tenderness Norm Images to Accept of Reject? Homophobia The Demography of Homophobia The Risks of Race and Ethnicity Gender Masculinity and Homophobic Labels Gay Men Gay RightsMasculinity and Fatherhood Images of Fatherhood Socialization Parents as Partners Men in the Delivery Room Divorce Men at Middle Age and in Later Life Retirement Midlife as Crisis Women at Midlife Men at Midlife Widowhood Widows WidowersGendered Violence Rape Statistics Profile of the Rapist Rape on College Campus Pornography and Rape Masculinity and Rape Why Doesn't She Leave? Sociological PerspectivesThe Men's Movement in the United States National Organization of Men Against Sexism Mythopoetic Men African American Men Promise Keepers Toward the Future

Part III Gender Roles: Focus on Social Institutions Chapter 10 Gender, Work, and the Workplace Historical Overview The Home as the Workplace The Industrial Revolution Victorian Myths War and JobsBalancing Multiple Work and Family Roles Employment and Health Caregiving Unpaid Work Money and Mental Health SummaryGendered Institutions in Choice of Work The Influence of Family on Workplace Socialization Married with Children: The Demography of Career Achievement Career versus Job Economic Trends and the Family The Legal System Women in the Labor Force Gender-Typing in Occupational Distribution Women in the Professions White Collar Women The Wage Gap Triple Jeopardy: Gender, Race, and Social Class The Human Capital Model Symbolic Interaction and Conflict Theory Summary Corporate Women Corporate Barriers The Glass Ceiling Toward Corporate Success Women Business Owners Gendered Management Styles: The Partnership Alternative Global Focus: Microenterprise and Women Women and Microcredit Chapter 11 Education and Gender Role Change A Brief Lesson in History The Enlightenment Progressive Education The Process of Education Kindergarten and Early Childhood Education Elementary and Middle School Jane and the Gendered Curriculum Dick and the Gendered Curriculum High School Gender and Mathematics Social Class and Race Gender Diversity: Race, Self-Esteem, and Academic Achievement Gendered Tracking and Vocational Education Gender in the Hidden CurriculumAthletics and Masculinity Higher Education The Gendered College Classroom Major and Career Paths Graduate School Academic Women TenureGender Issues in Education Shortchanged Students: Boys or Girls in Educational Crisis? Assessing the Boy Crisis College Entrance Exams College Enrollment: Race, Social Class, and Age What a Degree Buys Single-Gender Education Sexual Harassment in Schools Sexual Harassment or Bullying? Gender Parity in College The Lessons of Title IX Global Focus: The Developing World's Gender Gap in Education Chapter 12 Religion and Patriarchy Rediscovering the Feminine Face of God Goddess Images Women's Religious Roles Goddess as Creator Africa Asia The Principle of Gender Complementarity CritiqueIslam Feminist Views of Islam Islamic Women in the United States Hinduism The Feminine in Hindu Scripture Sati Judaism Family Life Sexuality and Social Control The Texts of Terror Contemporary Images Christianity The Bible and Patriarchy The Writings of Paul Biblical Men Alternative Views of Biblical Women Gender Roles and American Christians American Protestants American CatholicsGender, Religiosity, and Leadership Gender and Religious Orientation Sociological Perspectives The Issue of Ordination Confucianism and Islam Judaism Christianity Catholicism Protestantism Clergy Women as Leaders Toward an Inclusive Theology The Language of Religion Reinterpretation of Scripture Feminist Theology Chapter 13 Media Print Media Magazines Fiction Articles Advertising Subtlety and Subliminals Age and Gender The Business of BeautyFilm Screen History Good Women and Bad Women James Bond and "His Girls" Pairing Sex and Violence Aging Females, Ageless Males Gender Parity and PortrayalMusic Rock Music The Women of Rock Challenges to Misogyny MTV and Music VideosTelevision Gendered Violence Prime Time Invisible Women Intersecting Gender, Race, and Ethnicity Comedy and Reality TV Beauty and Age Employed Women Soap Operas TVs Gendered Exceptions Commercials Men's Images in Media Advertising Film Television Situation Comedies: Men in Families TV's Gender, Race, and Class Link Working Class Men Changing ImagesGender and Mass Media Industries Television Broadcast Journalism Film DirectorsMedia and Social Change Changing for Profit and Social Progress Women as Media Executives Chapter 14 Power, Politics, and the Law The Law Employment BFOQ Disparate Impact Equal Pay Act Comparable Worth Affirmative Action The Gender-Race Link
The Courts Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Education and Title IX The Courts Athletics Benefits to Females Sexual Harassment The Thomas-Hill Controversy Domestic Relations Divorce Family Economics Domestic Abuse and the Courts Reproductive Rights Legal History Pro-Life Pro-Choice Crime Socialization Criminal Justice Prostitution: A Case Study Politics The Gender Gap Gender and Public Office Women in Office Appointments Barriers to the Female Candidate Socialization Factors Beliefs about Women's Roles Structural Barriers Race and Gender in Election 2008 The Primary Election The General Election HRC: The Hillary FactorThe Equal Rights Amendment Ratification's Rocky Path Issues of Interpretation The Draft ERA Campaign NetworkFeminism in the Twenty-First Century

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For mid-to-upper level courses in Gender Roles, Introduction to Women's Studies, and Sociology of Sex Roles. This text provides a balanced, non-polarized view of controversial issues that dispel gender myths and demonstrates how material can be meaningfully applied to a student's personal life. Focusing on the most recent research and theory-both in the U.S. and globally-Gender Roles provides an in-depth, survey and analysis of modern gender roles and issues from a sociological perspective while also integrating insights and research from other disciplines like biology, psychology, anthropology and history.

About the Author

Linda L. Lindsey is Professor of Sociology at Maryville University of St. Louis and Professor of American Culture Studies, adj. at Washington University. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University and a later M.A. in Education from St. Louis University. Her books include Gender Roles: A Sociological Perspective, Sociology (with Stephen Beach) and Preventing Ethnic Conflict: Successful Cross-National Strategies (with Irwin Deutscher). She works with the Asian Studies Development Program, a joint program of the East-West Center and University of Hawaii. She has received Fulbright-Hays awards and grants related to global education and research focusing on the developing world. She volunteers widely on behalf of women's advocacy, health, and immigrant support. She received a Distinguished Alumni Award, from the University of Missouri-St. Louis and has been elected to Who's Who of American Women and Who's Who in America. She served as President of the Missouri Sociological Association.

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