The Sociology of Gender

A Brief Introduction

Author: Laura Kramer,Ann Beutel

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199349432

Category: Social Science

Page: 262

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An ideal "essentials" text for introductory courses, The Sociology of Gender, Fourth Edition, provides a concise--yet also in-depth--overview of basic sociological concepts and perspectives on gender. Focusing primarily on the contemporary U.S., Laura Kramer and new coauthor Ann Beutel integrate history, theory, and research in order to examine the current gender system and the ways in which macro-, middle-, and micro-level societal forces have changed that system over time. In addition, this book's explicitly sociological approach provides an alternative to--and critiques of--prevailing biological and psychological approaches to gender and sexual orientation. New to this Edition * Revised and updated with the most current research * Includes more material on gender outside of the United States * Offers expanded coverage of contemporary issues related to mass media, adolescence, sexuality, and the body * Provides more photos to add visual appeal

The Sociology of Gender

A Brief Introduction

Author: Laura Kramer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195389289

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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An ideal "essentials" text for introductory courses, The Sociology of Gender, Third Edition, provides a concise - yet also in-depth - overview of basic sociological concepts and perspectives on gender. Focusing primarily on the contemporary United States, author Laura Kramer integrates history, theory, and research in order to examine the current gender system and the ways in which macro-, middle-, and micro-level societal forces have changed that system over time. Featuring an exceptionally accessible and engaging writing style, The Sociology of Gender explores how race, ethnicity, and social class affect the meaning of gender. A chapter on culture provides a close look at traditionally dominant versions of femininities and masculinities and how they are communicated through language, mass media, and religion. The concepts of individual agency and resistance, introduced in the first chapter, resurface throughout in discussions of culture and socialization.

Outlines and Highlights for the Sociology of Gender

A Brief Introduction by Laura Kramer, Beth B. Hess (, ISBN

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Publisher: Academic Internet Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781428884489

Category: Education

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The Sociology of Sports

An Introduction, 2d ed.

Author: Tim Delaney,Tim Madigan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078649767X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 468

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Reviews of the first edition: "The authors are well-informed and reasonable, and they write clearly. If this text is not the best on the market, it is at least a contender for the number-one spot. Recommended"--Choice In its second edition, this book takes a fresh approach to the study of sports, presenting key concepts such as socialization, economics, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, politics, the media and the role of sports in society. The authors offer a critical examination but highlight also the many positive aspects of sports. Each chapter concludes with a popular culture section, showing how films, television, video games, music and short stories have contributed to our understanding of sports' significance to our lives. Other features include up-to-date information--such as statistics on player and owner salaries--and a look at recent controversies in sports, such as performance-enhancing drugs, domestic violence, online gambling and the growing concern over concussions and post-career health problems. The value of sports for people with physical disabilities and special needs is discussed, as well as the development of sports studies programs and the continuing importance of "sportsmanship." The final chapter explores how social media, as well as new forms of virtual reality and the prevalence of video gaming, are reshaping the concept of what constitutes a sport.

An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion

Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Inger Furseth,Pål Repstad

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351958666

Category: Religion

Page: 252

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Is it true that religion is weakening in modern times, or are we facing religious resurgence? What is fundamentalism? How does it emerge and grow? What role does religion play in ethnic and national conflicts? Is religion a fundamental driving force or do political leaders use religion for their own purposes? Do all religions oppress women? These are some of the questions addressed in this book. An Introduction to the Sociology of Religion provides an overview of sociological theories of contemporary religious life. Some chapters are organized according to topic. Others offer brief presentations of classical and contemporary sociologists from Karl Marx to Zygmunt Bauman and their perspectives on social life, including religion. Throughout the book, illustrations and examples are taken from several religious traditions.

Political Bodies/Body Politic

The Semiotics of Gender

Author: Darlene M. Juschka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317491157

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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'Political Bodies/Body Politic' draws on feminism, gender studies, and queer theory to examine how myth, symbol and ritual express belief systems. The book explores the operation of gender in a variety of social and historical contexts, ranging from feminist speculative fiction and systems of belief to popular culture and ancient historical texts. 'Political Bodies/Body Politic' makes an original contribution to religious and feminist studies in its examination of gender in human communication and belief systems.

Sociolinguistics: A Very Short Introduction

Author: John Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199858616

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 133

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This Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language, presenting a succinct account of the most important aspects - both "micro" and "macro" - of sociolinguistics, such as language variation, language attitudes, and the relationship between language and identity.

Handbook of Research on Adult Learning and Development

Author: M Cecil Smith,Nancy DeFrates-Densch, Assistant Editor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135597405

Category: Education

Page: 832

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The time is right for this comprehensive, state-of-the-art Handbook that analyzes, integrates, and summarizes theoretical advances and research findings on adult development and learning - a rapidly growing field reflecting demographic shifts toward an aging population in Western societies. Featuring contributions from prominent scholars across diverse disciplinary fields (education, developmental psychology, public policy, gerontology, neurology, public health, sociology, family studies, and adult education), the volume is organized around six themes: theoretical perspectives on adult development and learning research methods in adult development research on adult development research on adult learning aging and gerontological research policy perspectives on aging. The Handbook is an essential reference for researchers, faculty, graduate students and practitioners whose work pertains to adult and lifespan development and learning.

Introductory Sociology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 134924712X

Category: Sociology

Page: 683

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"The book consists of four sections. Part 1 introduces the reader to the essential principles of the sociological approach, part 2 examines the structures of inequality associated with class, race, gender and politics, part 3 explores other dimensions of social existence such as education, work, crime family, health among others and part 4 provides a full explanation and discussion of sociological theory and attempts to show the direction it is taking today"--Preface.

Sociology of Families

Author: David M Newman,Elizabeth Grauerholz

Publisher: Pine Forge Press

ISBN: 9780761987499

Category: Social Science

Page: 600

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The Second Edition of this comprehensive text on the sociology of the family features: - improved implementation of the 'inductive' teaching style, upon which the book is based - reorganization and restructuring for more flexible teaching - revised demographic essays - 2000 United States Census data incorporated throughout