Framed by Gender by Cecilia L. Ridgeway

Framed by Gender
  • Title : Framed by Gender
  • Author : Cecilia L. Ridgeway
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199792984
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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In an advanced society like the U.S., where an array of processes work against gender inequality, how does this inequality persist? Integrating research from sociology, social cognition and psychology, and organizational behavior, Framed by Gender identifies the general processes through which gender as a principle of inequality rewrites itself into new forms of social and economic organization. Cecilia Ridgeway argues that people confront uncertain circumstances with gender beliefs that are more traditional than those circumstances. They implicitly draw on the too-convenient cultural frame of gender to help organize new ways of doing things, thereby re-inscribing trailing gender stereotypes into the new activities, procedures, and forms of organization. This dynamic does not make equality unattainable, but suggests a constant struggle with uneven results. Demonstrating how personal interactions translate into larger structures of inequality, Framed by Gender is a powerful and original take on the troubling endurance of gender inequality.


Framed by Gender by Cecilia L. Ridgeway

Framed by Gender
  • Title : Framed by Gender
  • Author : Cecilia L. Ridgeway
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 0199755779
  • Pages : 233
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In an advanced industrial society like the contemporary U.S., where an array of legal, political, institutional, and economic processes work against gender inequality, how does this inequality persist? Are there general social processes through which gender as a principle of social inequalitymanages to rewrite itself into new forms of social and economic organization?Framed by Gender claims there are, highlighting a powerful contemporary persistence in people's everyday use of gender as a primary cultural tool for organizing social relations with others. Cecilia Ridgeway asserts that widely shared cultural beliefs about gender act as a "common knowledge" framethat people use to make sense of one another in order to coordinate their interaction. The use of gender as an initial framing device spreads gendered meanings, including assumptions about inequality embedded in those meanings, beyond contexts associated with sex and reproduction to all spheres ofsocial life that are carried out through social relationships. These common knowledge cultural beliefs about gender change more slowly than do material arrangements between men and women, even though these beliefs do respond eventually. As a result of this cultural lag, at sites of innovation wherepeople develop new forms of economic activity or new types of social organization, they confront their new, uncertain circumstances with gender beliefs that are more traditional than those circumstances. They implicitly draw on the too convenient cultural frame of gender to help organize their newways of doing things. As they do so, they reinscribe trailing cultural assumptions about gender difference and gender inequality into the new activities, procedures, and forms of organization that they create, in effect, reinventing gender inequality for a new era. Ridgeway argues that thispersistence dynamic does not make equality unattainable but does mean that progress is likely to be uneven and depend on the continued, concerted efforts of people. Thus, a powerful and original take on the troubling endurance of gender inequality, Framed by Gender makes clear that the path towardsequality will not be a long, steady march, but a constant and uneven struggle.


Framed by Gender by Cecilia L. Ridgeway

Framed by Gender
  • Title : Framed by Gender
  • Author : Cecilia L. Ridgeway
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780199792443
  • Pages : 248
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  • Language : English
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In an advanced society like the U.S., where an array of processes work against gender inequality, how does this inequality persist? Integrating research from sociology, social cognition and psychology, and organizational behavior, Framed by Gender identifies the general processes through which gender as a principle of inequality rewrites itself into new forms of social and economic organization. Cecilia Ridgeway argues that people confront uncertain circumstances with gender beliefs that are more traditional than those circumstances. They implicitly draw on the too-convenient cultural frame of gender to help organize new ways of doing things, thereby re-inscribing trailing gender stereotypes into the new activities, procedures, and forms of organization. This dynamic does not make equality unattainable, but suggests a constant struggle with uneven results. Demonstrating how personal interactions translate into larger structures of inequality, Framed by Gender is a powerful and original take on the troubling endurance of gender inequality.


At Work in the Iron Cage by Dana M. Britton

At Work in the Iron Cage
  • Title : At Work in the Iron Cage
  • Author : Dana M. Britton
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0814798845
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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One fifth of all correctional officers are women and this comparative analysis of men's and women's prisons identifies the factors that influence the gendering of the American workplace, a process that often leaves women in lower-paying jobs with less prestige and responsibility. [back cover].


Destined for Equality by Robert Max Jackson

Destined for Equality
  • Title : Destined for Equality
  • Author : Robert Max Jackson
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780674055117
  • Pages : 316
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  • Language : English
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Men and women remain unequal in the United States, but in this provocative book, Robert Max Jackson demonstrates that gender inequality is irrevocably crumbling. Destined for Equality, the first integrated analysis of gender inequality's modern decline, tells the story of that progressive movement toward equality over the past two centuries in America, showing that women's status has risen consistently and continuously. Jackson asserts that women's rising status has been due largely to the emergence of modern political and economic organizations, which have transformed institutional priorities concerning gender. Although individual politicians and businessmen generally believed women should remain in their traditional roles, Jackson shows that it was simply not in the interests of modern enterprise and government to foster inequality. The search for profits, votes, organizational rationality, and stability all favored a gender-neutral approach that improved women's status. The inherent gender impartiality of organizational interests won out over the prejudiced preferences of the men who ran them. As economic power migrated into large-scale organizations inherently indifferent to gender distinctions, the patriarchal model lost its social and cultural sway, and women's continual efforts to rise in the world became steadily more successful. Total gender equality will eventually prevail; the only questions remaining are what it will look like, and how and when it will arrive.


Theory on Gender by Paula England

Theory on Gender
  • Title : Theory on Gender
  • Author : Paula England
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 9781412839853
  • Pages : 377
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  • Language : English
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How do various social theories explain gender inequality? Are these theories infused with masculinist biases that need to be redressed with insights from feminist theory? To address these questions, this collection of original essays features prominent sociologists discussing the strengths and the limitations of the theoretical traditions within which they have worked. Among the theoretical perspectives included are those of Marxism, world system theory, macrostructural theories, rational choice theory, neofunctionalism, psychoanalysis, ethno-methodology, expectation states theory, poststructuralist symbolic interactionism, and network theory. Each of the chapter-length essays of the first two sections provides an overview of the theory, explains its implications for gender inequality, reviews empirical research, and comments upon sexist biases or other limitations of the perspective. The final section contains chapters on feminist debates over methodology, critical commentaries on the preceding papers by four feminist scholars, and replies by the original authors.


Book Review: Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World by N.A

Book Review: Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World
  • Title : Book Review: Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World
  • Author : N.A
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Handbook of the Sociology of Gender by Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender
  • Title : Handbook of the Sociology of Gender
  • Author : Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319763334
  • Pages : 559
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  • Language : English
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This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.


Status by Cecilia L. Ridgeway

Status
  • Title : Status
  • Author : Cecilia L. Ridgeway
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • ISBN Code : 1610448898
  • Pages : 214
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Status is ubiquitous in modern life, yet our understanding of its role as a driver of inequality is limited. In Status, sociologist and social psychologist Cecilia Ridgeway examines how this ancient and universal form of inequality influences today’s ostensibly meritocratic institutions and why it matters. Ridgeway illuminates the complex ways in which status affects human interactions as we work together towards common goals, such as in classroom discussions, family decisions, or workplace deliberations. Ridgeway’s research on status has important implications for our understanding of social inequality. Distinct from power or wealth, status is prized because it provides affirmation from others and affords access to valuable resources. Ridgeway demonstrates how the conferral of status inevitably contributes to differing life outcomes for individuals, with impacts on pay, wealth creation, and health and wellbeing. Status beliefs are widely held views about who is better in society than others in terms of esteem, wealth, or competence. These beliefs confer advantages which can exacerbate social inequality. Ridgeway notes that status advantages based on race, gender, and class—such as the belief that white men are more competent than others—are the most likely to increase inequality by facilitating greater social and economic opportunities. Ridgeway argues that status beliefs greatly enhance higher status groups’ ability to maintain their advantages in resources and access to positions of power and make lower status groups less likely to challenge the status quo. Many lower status people will accept their lower status when given a baseline level of dignity and respect—being seen, for example, as poor but hardworking. She also shows that people remain willfully blind to status beliefs and their effects because recognizing them can lead to emotional discomfort. Acknowledging the insidious role of status in our lives would require many higher-status individuals to accept that they may not have succeeded based on their own merit; many lower-status individuals would have to acknowledge that they may have been discriminated against. Ridgeway suggests that inequality need not be an inevitable consequence of our status beliefs. She shows how status beliefs can be subverted—as when we reject the idea that all racial and gender traits are fixed at birth, thus refuting the idea that women and people of color are less competent than their male and white counterparts. This important new book demonstrates the pervasive influence of status on social inequality and suggests ways to ensure that it has a less detrimental impact on our lives.


Gender, Interaction, and Inequality by Cecilia L. Ridgeway

Gender, Interaction, and Inequality
  • Title : Gender, Interaction, and Inequality
  • Author : Cecilia L. Ridgeway
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9780387975788
  • Pages : 247
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  • Language : English
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Causal explanations are essential for theory building. In focusing on causal mechanisms rather than descriptive effects, the goal of this volume is to increase our theoretical understanding of the way gender operates in interaction. Theoretical analyses of gender's effects in interaction, in turn, are necessary to understand how such effects might be implicated with individual-level and social structural-level processes in the larger system of gender inequality. Despite other differences, the contributors to this book all take what might be loosely called a "microstructural" approach to gender and interaction. All agree that individuals come to interaction with certain common, socially created beliefs, cultural meanings, experiences, and social rules. These include stereotypes about gendered activities and skills, beliefs about the status value of gender, rules for interacting in certain settings, and so on. However, as individuals apply these beliefs and rules to the specific contingent events of interaction, they combine and reshape their implications in distinctive ways that are particular to the encounter. As a result, individuals actively construct their social relations in the encounter through their interaction. The patterns of relations that develop are not completely determined or scripted in advance by the beliefs and rules of the larger society. Consequently, there is a reciprocal causal relationship between constructed patterns of interaction and larger social structural forms. The constructed patterns of social relations among a set of interactants can be thought of as micro-level social structures or, more simply, "microstructures.


World Development Report 2012 by World Bank

World Development Report 2012
  • Title : World Development Report 2012
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821388126
  • Pages : 456
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  • Language : English
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This year's World Development Report looks at facts and trends regarding the various dimensions of gender equality in the context of the development process.


Gender in Agriculture by Agnes R. Quisumbing,Ruth Meinzen-Dick,Terri L. Raney,André Croppenstedt,Julia A. Behrman,Amber Peterman

Gender in Agriculture
  • Title : Gender in Agriculture
  • Author : Agnes R. Quisumbing,Ruth Meinzen-Dick,Terri L. Raney,André Croppenstedt,Julia A. Behrman,Amber Peterman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business
  • ISBN Code : 940178616X
  • Pages : 444
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  • Language : English
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) produced a 2011 report on women in agriculture with a clear and urgent message: agriculture underperforms because half of all farmers—women—lack equal access to the resources and opportunities they need to be more productive. This book builds on the report’s conclusions by providing, for a non-specialist audience, a compendium of what we know now about gender gaps in agriculture.


Order on the Edge of Chaos by N.A

Order on the Edge of Chaos
  • Title : Order on the Edge of Chaos
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 1107076757
  • Pages : N.A
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Gender equality, heritage and creativity by UNESCO

Gender equality, heritage and creativity
  • Title : Gender equality, heritage and creativity
  • Author : UNESCO
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231000500
  • Pages : 158
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  • Language : English
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Handbook of the Sociology of Gender by Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender
  • Title : Handbook of the Sociology of Gender
  • Author : Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319763334
  • Pages : 559
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.


Mapping Out the Research-policy Matrix by Germán Solinís,Nicolas Baya-Laffite

Mapping Out the Research-policy Matrix
  • Title : Mapping Out the Research-policy Matrix
  • Author : Germán Solinís,Nicolas Baya-Laffite
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code : 9231041762
  • Pages : 245
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  • Language : English
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Social science research provides not only abstract, conceptual knowledge about society but also concrete, instrumental knowledge. It enables us to take action to recompose the world we live in. However, this book rejects narrow and simplistic conceptions of research use and its impact on policy-making, to embrace a more complex approach to seeing and dealing with social science. In the paradigm of "evidence-based policy", "evidence" is understood in its broad sense as information that helps form policies. Nonetheless, within current practices and discourse, it is not clear what "information" is, what is really meant by "evidence", and how it can be obtained objectively. The book draws on papers presented at the International Forum on the Social Science-Policy Nexus, where experts examined current practices and problems in areas such as social policy, migration, urban policies and globalisation. The Forum set a precedent in terms of dialogue between researchers and policy-makers. The authors contribute to enriching and elucidating the most common conceptualisations of the research-policy nexus. They represent a rich diversity of views, although most agree that an effective strategy to enhance social science-policy linkages should be underpinned by a theoretical and methodological framework that takes into account the interplay of different social actors.


Inequality in Latin America[ by N.A

Inequality in Latin America[
  • Title : Inequality in Latin America[
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 380
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Gender Equality and Sustainable Development by Melissa Leach

Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
  • Title : Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
  • Author : Melissa Leach
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317415191
  • Pages : 210
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  • Language : English
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For pathways to be truly sustainable and advance gender equality and the rights and capabilities of women and girls, those whose lives and well-being are at stake must be involved in leading the way. Gender Equality and Sustainable Development calls for policies, investments and initiatives in sustainable development that recognize women’s knowledge, agency and decision-making as fundamental. Four key sets of issues - work and industrial production; population and reproduction; food and agriculture, and water, sanitation and energy provide focal lenses through which these challenges are considered. Perspectives from new feminist political ecology and economy are integrated, alongside issues of rights, relations and power. The book untangles the complex interactions between different dimensions of gender relations and of sustainability, and explores how policy and activism can build synergies between them. Finally, this book demonstrates how plural pathways are possible; underpinned by different narratives about gender and sustainability, and how the choices between these are ultimately political. This timely book will be of great interest to students, scholars, practitioners and policy makers working on gender, sustainable development, development studies and ecological economics.


Gender and Governance by Lisa Diane Brush

Gender and Governance
  • Title : Gender and Governance
  • Author : Lisa Diane Brush
  • Publisher : Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN Code : 9780759101425
  • Pages : 149
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  • Language : English
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Lisa D. Brush turns a gendered lens on states, power, and governance, showing the inherent inequalities in political systems and gender systems and how they intersect. She reveals the way in which state power supports male dominance in American and other western political systems. This book a useful antidote to traditional textbooks on government, the state, politics, and social policy.


Gender and STEM: Understanding Segregation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics by Maria Charles,Sarah Thébaud

Gender and STEM: Understanding Segregation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Title : Gender and STEM: Understanding Segregation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Author : Maria Charles,Sarah Thébaud
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038971472
  • Pages : 284
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  • Language : English
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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Gender and STEM: Understanding Segregation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics" that was published in Social Sciences


Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality by Jane D. McLeod,Edward J. Lawler,Michael Schwalbe

Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality
  • Title : Handbook of the Social Psychology of Inequality
  • Author : Jane D. McLeod,Edward J. Lawler,Michael Schwalbe
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9401790027
  • Pages : 749
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  • Language : English
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This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of social psychological research on inequality for a graduate student and professional audience. Drawing on all of the major theoretical traditions in sociological social psychology, its chapters demonstrate the relevance of social psychological processes to this central sociological concern. Each chapter in the volume has a distinct substantive focus, but the chapters will also share common emphases on: • The unique contributions of sociological social psychology • The historical roots of social psychological concepts and theories in classic sociological writings • The complementary and conflicting insights that derive from different social psychological traditions in sociology. This Handbook is of interest to graduate students preparing for careers in social psychology or in inequality, professional sociologists and university/college libraries.


Humanity Divided by United Nations. Development Programme,United Nations

Humanity Divided
  • Title : Humanity Divided
  • Author : United Nations. Development Programme,United Nations
  • Publisher : UN
  • ISBN Code : 9789211263671
  • Pages : 279
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  • Language : English
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Inequality has emerged as a major source of concern for people all over the world who find it unacceptable that poverty should persist in a world of plenty. Reducing inequality is needed - first and foremost - in order to fulfil people's universal aspiration to dignity and respect. But there are also more instrumental reasons to address excessive and growing inequalities as the high levels of inequality are detrimental to economic growth and limit growth's potential to eliminate poverty. However, the experience of many countries that have managed to significantly reduce gaps in human wellbeing over the last decade shows that the political space for resolute action can be created. This Report represents an important contribution to this debate and, as such, it will assist policy makers in identifying pathways towards greater social justice, prosperity and sustainability.


The Drama of Social Life by Dr Charles Edgley

The Drama of Social Life
  • Title : The Drama of Social Life
  • Author : Dr Charles Edgley
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • ISBN Code : 1472402642
  • Pages : 356
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  • Language : English
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Whatever else they may be doing, human beings are also and always expressing themselves whenever they are in the awareness of others. As such, the metaphor of life as theater - of people playing roles to audiences who review them and then coordinate further action - is an ancient idea that has been resurrected by social scientists as an organizing simile for the analysis and understanding of social life. The Drama of Social Life examines this dramaturgical approach to social life, bringing together the latest original work from leading contemporary dramaturgical thinkers across the social sciences. Thematically organized, it explores: • the work of classical and contemporary thinkers who have contributed most to this theoretical framework • the foundational concepts of the dramaturgical approach • a rich array of substantive areas of empirical investigation to which dramaturgy continues to contribute • directions for future dramaturgical thinking. An indispensable collection that updates and extends the dramaturgical framework, The Drama of Social Life will appeal to scholars and students of sociology, social psychology, performance studies, cultural studies, communication, film studies, and anthropology - and all those interested in the work of Goffman and symbolic interactionist theory and practice.


Psychology of Science by Robert W. Proctor,E.J. Capaldi

Psychology of Science
  • Title : Psychology of Science
  • Author : Robert W. Proctor,E.J. Capaldi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199753628
  • Pages : 523
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Symposium held at Purdue Univ. in June 4-5, 2010.


Straights by James Joseph Dean

Straights
  • Title : Straights
  • Author : James Joseph Dean
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 0814789412
  • Pages : 320
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Since the Stonewall Riots in 1969, the politics of sexual identity in America have drastically transformed. It’s almost old news that recent generations of Americans have grown up in a culture more accepting of out lesbians and gay men, seen the proliferation of LGBTQ media representation, and witnessed the attainment of a range of legal rights for same-sex couples. But the changes wrought by a so-called “post-closeted culture” have not just affected the queer community—heterosexuals are also in the midst of a sea change in how their sexuality plays out in everyday life. In Straights, James Joseph Dean argues that heterosexuals can neither assume the invisibility of gays and lesbians, nor count on the assumption that their own heterosexuality will go unchallenged. The presumption that we are all heterosexual, or that there is such a thing as ‘compulsory heterosexuality,’ he claims, has vanished. Based on 60 in-depth interviews with a diverse group of straight men and women, Straights explores how straight Americans make sense of their sexual and gendered selves in this new landscape, particularly with an understanding of how race does and does not play a role in these conceptions. Dean provides a historical understanding of heterosexuality and how it was first established, then moves on to examine the changing nature of masculinity and femininity and, most importantly, the emergence of a new kind of heterosexuality—notably, for men, the metrosexual, and for women, the emergence of a more fluid sexuality. The book also documents the way heterosexuals interact and form relationships with their LGBTQ family members, friends, acquaintances, and coworkers. Although homophobia persists among straight individuals, Dean shows that being gay-friendly or against homophobic expressions is also increasingly common among straight Americans. A fascinating study, Straights provides an in-depth look at the changing nature of sexual expression in America. Instructors: PowerPoint slides for each chapter are available by clicking on the files below. Introduction Chapter 1 Chapter 2 Chapter 3 Chapter 4 Chapter 5 Chapter 6


A Century of Votes for Women by Christina Wolbrecht,J. Kevin Corder

A Century of Votes for Women
  • Title : A Century of Votes for Women
  • Author : Christina Wolbrecht,J. Kevin Corder
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1107187494
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Examines how and why American women voted since the Nineteenth Amendment was ratified in 1920.


Gender and Social Movements by Jessica Horn

Gender and Social Movements
  • Title : Gender and Social Movements
  • Author : Jessica Horn
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781781181249
  • Pages : 113
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  • Language : English
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Should schools be colorblind? by Laurie Cooper Stoll

Should schools be colorblind?
  • Title : Should schools be colorblind?
  • Author : Laurie Cooper Stoll
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 150953427X
  • Pages : 148
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  • Language : English
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Is being colorblind the most effective way to address overt and covert racism in schooling today? Should educators pretend that race doesn’t matter? Award-winning sociologist Laurie Cooper Stoll argues that, as long as society is stratified along racial lines, taking a colorblind approach will never end racial inequalities in schooling. Educators must strive to be color-conscious and actively engage in antiracism if they want to address prejudice and discrimination in education and the wider society. If not, they end up perpetuating racial inequity and white supremacy, whether intentionally or not. Drawing on her research and professional development with educators as well as her experience as a publicly elected school board member, Stoll illustrates the complexities, contradictions, and consequences of colorblindness in schools and provides concrete suggestions for people coming to racial justice work in education from multiple entry points.


The Work-Family Interface by Stephen Sweet

The Work-Family Interface
  • Title : The Work-Family Interface
  • Author : Stephen Sweet
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1483323374
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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This brief and accessible title integrates contemporary scholarly research with compelling vignettes to make it appealing to both instructors and undergraduate audiences. While focused on the United States in respect to its target audience and emphasis, it contains considerable international data that compares and contrasts social policies adopted in Europe and elsewhere. In so doing, it shows both the strengths and the limitations of the approaches used in the U.S. This title is the only single source that summarizes the origins of work–family concerns, the diversities of needs and experiences, the impact of tensions on the family front, the consequences of tensions for employers, and different types of policies that can make meaningful differences not only in the lives of employees, but also potentially in job quality and national productivity.


Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights by Markus Kaltenborn,Markus Krajewski,Heike Kuhn

Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights
  • Title : Sustainable Development Goals and Human Rights
  • Author : Markus Kaltenborn,Markus Krajewski,Heike Kuhn
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 3030304698
  • Pages : 239
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  • Language : English
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This open access book analyses the interplay of sustainable development and human rights from different perspectives including fight against poverty, health, gender equality, working conditions, climate change and the role of private actors. Each aspect is addressed from a more human rights-focused angle and a development-policy angle. This allows comparisons between the different approaches but also seeks to close gaps which would remain if only one perspective would be at the center of the discussions. Specifically, the book shows the strong connections between human rights and the objectives of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Already the preamble of this document explicitly states that "the 17 Sustainable Development Goals ... seek to realise the human rights of all". Moreover, several goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda correspond to already existing individual human rights obligations. The contributions of this volume therefore also address how the implementation of human rights and SDGs can reinforce each other, but also point to critical shortcomings of the different approaches.


With a Critical Eye by Arthur J. Vidich

With a Critical Eye
  • Title : With a Critical Eye
  • Author : Arthur J. Vidich
  • Publisher : Newfound Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 491
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  • Language : English
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Internationally renowned sociologist, Arthur J. Vidich (1922-2006), was an active researcher and teacher whose career spanned the second half of the twentieth century. With a Critical Eye: An Intellectual and His Times recounts Vidich's career in the wider cultural context of his life and work. Providing a window into post-World War II intellectual life, the richness of the autobiography lies not only in Vidich's perspectives on the academic world, but also in his personal and sociological observations about the world around him. Best known for his book, Small Town in Mass Society (co-authored with Joseph Bensman, 1958), Vidich taught for more than forty years at the New School for Social Research in New York. He published eighteen books, co-edited a book series with Robert Jackall, and was the founding editor of the International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society.


Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century by Jacqueline L. Scott,Rosemary Crompton,Clare Lyonette

Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century
  • Title : Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century
  • Author : Jacqueline L. Scott,Rosemary Crompton,Clare Lyonette
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1849805563
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Both women and men strive to achieve a work and family balance, but does this imply more or less equality? Does the persistence of gender and class inequalities refute the notion that lives are becoming more individualised? This book documents how gender inequalities are changing and how many inequalities of earlier eras are being eradicated.


The Flexibility Stigma by Joan C. Williams,Jennifer Glass,Shelley Correll,Jennifer L. Berdahl,Sheri R. Levy

The Flexibility Stigma
  • Title : The Flexibility Stigma
  • Author : Joan C. Williams,Jennifer Glass,Shelley Correll,Jennifer L. Berdahl,Sheri R. Levy
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • ISBN Code : 9781118789278
  • Pages : 500
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A compendium of research studies from some of the most prominent researchers studying the dynamics of workplace flexibility in organizational psychology, sociology, and law. They explore gender inequality in access to and rewards/punishments from flexible work schedules, paid leave, and telecommuting


Gender and Power by Raewyn W. Connell

Gender and Power
  • Title : Gender and Power
  • Author : Raewyn W. Connell
  • Publisher : Polity
  • ISBN Code : 9780745604688
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is an important introductory textbook on sexual politics and an original contribution to the reformulation of social and political theory. In a discussion of, among other issues, psychoanalysis, Marxism and feminist theories, the structure of gender relations, and working class feminism, Connell has produced a major work of synthesis and scholarship which will be of unique value to students and professionals in sociology, politics, women's studies and to anyone interested in the field of sexual politics. Visit www.raewynconnell.net


Human Development Report 2019 by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

Human Development Report 2019
  • Title : Human Development Report 2019
  • Author : United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9213582900
  • Pages : 366
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Inequalities in human development are a roadblock to achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They are not just about disparities in income and wealth. They cannot be accounted for simply by using summary measures of inequality that focus on a single dimension. And they will shape the prospects of people that may live to see the 22nd century. The 2019 Report explores inequalities in human development by going beyond income, beyond averages and beyond today. It asks what forms of inequality matter and what drives them, recognizing that pernicious inequalities are generally better thought of as a symptom of broader problems in a society and economy. It also asks what policies can tackle those drivers—policies that can simultaneously help nations to grow their economies, improve human development and reduce inequality.


The Temp Economy by Erin Hatton

The Temp Economy
  • Title : The Temp Economy
  • Author : Erin Hatton
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1439900825
  • Pages : 212
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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groundwork for a new corporate ethos of ruthless cost cutting and mass layoffs. --


Sex and Secularism by Joan Wallach Scott

Sex and Secularism
  • Title : Sex and Secularism
  • Author : Joan Wallach Scott
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691197229
  • Pages : 240
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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How gender inequality is built into the conception of modern secular nation-states Joan Wallach Scott’s acclaimed writings have been foundational for the field of gender history. With Sex and Secularism, she challenges one of the central claims of the "clash of civilizations" polemic—that secularism guarantees gender equality. Drawing on a wealth of scholarship, Scott shows that the gender equality invoked today as an enduring principle was not originally associated with the term "secularism" when it first entered the nineteenth-century lexicon. In fact, the inequality of the sexes was fundamental to the separation of church and state that inaugurated Western modernity. Scott reveals how the assertion that secularism has been synonymous with equality between the sexes has distracted our attention from difficulties related to gender difference—ones shared by Western and non-Western cultures alike.


The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems: by A. Javier Treviño

The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems:
  • Title : The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems:
  • Author : A. Javier Treviño
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108623344
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The introduction of the Affordable Care Act in the United States, the increasing use of prescription drugs, and the alleged abuse of racial profiling by police are just some of the factors contributing to twenty-first-century social problems. The Cambridge Handbook of Social Problems offers a wide-ranging roster of the social problems currently pressing for attention and amelioration. Unlike other works in this area, it also gives great consideration to theoretical and methodological discussions. This Handbook will benefit both undergraduate and graduate students eager to understand the sociology of social problems. It is suitable for classes in social problems, current events, and social theory. Featuring the most current research, the Handbook provides an especially useful resource for sociologists and graduate students conducting research.


World Development Report 2015 by World Bank

World Development Report 2015
  • Title : World Development Report 2015
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464803439
  • Pages : 234
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Development economics and policy are due for a redesign. In the past few decades, research from across the natural and social sciences has provided stunning insight into the way people think and make decisions. Whereas the first generation of development policy was based on the assumption that humans make decisions deliberatively and independently, and on the basis of consistent and self-interested preferences, recent research shows that decision making rarely proceeds this way. People think automatically: when deciding, they usually draw on what comes to mind effortlessly. People also think socially: social norms guide much of behavior, and many people prefer to cooperate as long as others are doing their share. And people think with mental models: what they perceive and how they interpret it depend on concepts and worldviews drawn from their societies and from shared histories. The World Development Report 2015 offers a concrete look at how these insights apply to development policy. It shows how a richer view of human behavior can help achieve development goals in many areas, including early childhood development, household finance, productivity, health, and climate change. It also shows how a more subtle view of human behavior provides new tools for interventions. Making even minor adjustments to a decision-making context, designing interventions based on an understanding of social preferences, and exposing individuals to new experiences and ways of thinking may enable people to improve their lives. The Report opens exciting new avenues for development work. It shows that poverty is not simply a state of material deprivation, but also a tax ? on cognitive resources that affects the quality of decision making. It emphasizes that all humans, including experts and policy makers, are subject to psychological and social influences on thinking, and that development organizations could benefit from procedures to improve their own deliberations and decision making. It demonstrates the need for more discovery, learning, and adaptation in policy design and implementation. The new approach to development economics has immense promise. Its scope of application is vast. This Report introduces an important new agenda for the development community.


Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace by Etta Olgiati,Gillian Shapiro

Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace
  • Title : Promoting Gender Equality in the Workplace
  • Author : Etta Olgiati,Gillian Shapiro
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 129
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Corporate strategies are nowadays considered critical in the promotion of gender equality in the workplace. Promoting an equality sensitive approach in human resource management is still a major challenge for companies and policy-makers. This report describes the operation of workplace gender equality strategies in seven countries of the European Union and assesses their impact on both employees and the organisation. It explains the reasons for the success or failure of these programmes and draws up recommendations for action aimed at providing decision makers with the relevant information they need in order to give an impetus to gender equality in the workplace. [Editor]