Includes bibliographical references (p. 424-481) and indexes.
The extensively updated revision for the fifth edition of Gender Roles is a clearly written core text for courses on the sociology of gender/gender roles. Focusing on the most recent research and theory--both in the U.S. and globally--it provides an in-depth, survey and analysis of modern gender roles and issues from a sociological perspective but also, integrates insights and research from other disciplines--especially biology, psychology, anthropology and history. Interdisciplinary material is guided by the sociological perspective, so students can understand the commonalities and differences in the ways the various disciplines research and explain gender. 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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)