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Questioning Gender
A Sociological Exploration

Fifth Edition


August 2023 | 520 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration aims to spark productive conversations and questions about gender and serve as a resource for exploring answers to many of those questions. Rather than providing definitive answers, this book aims to challenge students’ preconceptions about gender and demonstrate how gender as a system creates and reinforces inequality. Taking a global approach, author Robyn Ryle uses both historical and cross-cultural approaches to help students understand the socially constructed nature of gender. Through examining contemporary topics, including the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment in the workplace, and the gender wage gap, students will be prompted to think critically about past, present, and future gender-related issues.

The Fifth Edition has been updated with expanded coverage of disability as it relates to gender, discussion of issues related to transgender and nonbinary people, and examination of the COVID-19 pandemic's gender-related effects, as well as updated data throughout.
 
Part I What Are the Important Questions to Ask About Gender?
 
Chapter 1 What Is Gender and Why Should We Care About It? Introducing Gender
 
Chapter 2 What’s the “Sociology” in the Sociology of Gender? Understanding Sociology and Gender
 
Chapter 3 How Do Disciplines Outside Sociology Study Gender? Some Additional Theoretical Approaches
 
Part II How Are Our Lives Filled With Gender?
 
Chapter 4 How Do We Learn Gender? Gender and Socialization
 
Chapter 5 How Does Gender Matter for Whom We Want and Desire? The Gender of Sexuality
 
Chapter 6 How Does Gender Impact the People You Spend Your Time With? The Gender of Friendship and Dating
 
Chapter 7 How Does Gender Matter for How We Think About Our Bodies? The Gender of Bodies and Health
 
Part III How Is Gender an Important Part of the Way Our Society Works?
 
Chapter 8 How Does Gender Impact the People We Live Our Lives With? The Gender of Marriage and Families
 
Chapter 9 How Does Gender Affect the Type of Work We Do and the Rewards We Receive for Our Work? The Gender of Work
 
Chapter 10 How Does Gender Affect What You Watch, What You Read, and What You Play? The Gender of Media and Popular Culture
 
Chapter 11 How Does Gender Help Determine Who Has Power and Who Doesn’t? The Gender of Politics and Power

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I've used all of the previous editions, and I like this text.

Dr Matthew Vos
Sociology, Covenant College
May 9, 2024

Robyn Rae Ryle

Robyn Ryle is a full professor of sociology and gender studies at Hanover College in Hanover, Indiana, where she has been teaching sociology of gender and other courses for 19 years. She is the author of two nonfiction books. She/He/They/Me: For the Sisters, Misters, and Binary Resisters is a book about gender told in the style of a choose your own adventure. Throw Like a Girl, Cheer Like a Boy: The Evolution of Gender, Identity, and Race in Sports is an exploration of inequality and social justice in the world of sports. Ryle went to Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, for her undergraduate degree in sociology and English with a... More About Author

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ISBN: 9781071884034
$129.00