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Analyzing gender : a handbook of social science research
Hess, Beth B., 1928-2003.
Publication Information:
Newbury Park, Calif. : Sage Publications, [1987]

Physical Description:
580 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Analyzing Gender is a major synthesis of current social sciences research on gender issues. This tightly edited collection of articles consolidates the current state of knowledge about the role of women in society.

From a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, the contributors outline research findings relating to the issues facing women in contemporary society. Analyzing Gender will be an essential sourcebook for research on gender, sex roles and women's studies.

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A collection that presents "state of the art" research and thought on issues related to gender. The 19 original articles in this handbook reflect social scientific and interdisciplinary feminist perspectives. The authors are established scholars in sociology, political science, history, economics, anthropology, and psychology. Hess and Ferree have provided an informative and insightful introductory essay. The chapters that follow are coherently organized around the themes of gender and ideology, social control of female sexuality, gender stratification, gendered worlds, and gender and the state. An essential resource for scholars as well as students, the collection is uniformly well written and referenced. Each essay includes a substantial, up-to-date bibliography and there is a well-organized index for the volume as a whole. Highly recommended. -K. R. Broschart, Hollins College

Table of Contents

IntroductionMyra Marx Ferree and Beth B Hess
Part 1 Gender and Ideology
Evolutionary Perspectives on Gender HierarchyChristine Ward Gailey
Science, Sexual Difference, and FeminismJanet Sayers
Thinking About GenderKay Deaux and Mary E Kite
Part 2 Social Control of Female Sexuality
Female SexualityBeth E Schneider and Meredith Gould
Looking Back Into the Future
ReproductionBarbara Katz Rothman
Sexual TerrrorismCarole J Sheffield
The Social Control of Women
Popular Culture and the Portrayal of WomenMuriel G Cantor
Content and Control
Part 3 Gender Stratification
Gender, Work, and World CapitalismSusan Tiano
Third World Women's Role in Development
Gender and the GNPPenelope Ciancanelli and Bettina Berch
Dual SpheresChristine E Bose
Gender Inequality in Paid EmploymentPaula England and Lori McCreary
Part 4 Gendered Worlds
She Works Hard for a LivingMyra Marx Ferree
Gender and Class on the Job
Reconstructing the FamilyEvelyn Nakano Glenn
Contemporary Family Roles in Life Course PerspectiveHelena Z Lopata
Women and ReligionSheila Briggs
The Women's Health MovementMary K Zimmerman
A Critique of Medical Enterprise and the Position of Women
Part 5 Gender and the State
Feminist Legal StrategiesAva Baron
The Powers of Difference
Gender and Political LifeIrene Diamond and Martha Ackelsberg
New Directions in Political Science
Feminist Thinking About War, Militarism, and PeaceCynthia H Enloe