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Gender and social theory

Evans, Mary (2003) Gender and social theory. Theorizing society . Open University Press, Buckingham, UK. ISBN 9780335208654

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Abstract

We know that gender defines and shapes our lives. The question addressed by Gender and Social Theory is that of exactly how this process occurs, and what the social consequences, and the consequences for social theory, might be. The emergence of feminist theory has enriched our understanding of the impact of gender on our individual lives and the contemporary social sciences all recognise gender differentiation in the social world. The issue, however, which this book discusses is the more complex question of the extent to which social theory is significantly disrupted, disturbed or devalued by the fuller recognition of gender difference. We know that gender matters, but Mary Evans examines whether social theory is as blind to gender as is sometimes argued and considers the extent to which a greater awareness of gender truly shifts the concerns and conclusions of social theory. Written by an author with an international reputation, this is an invaluable text for students and an essential reference in the field.

Item Type: Book
Official URL: http://mcgraw-hill.co.uk/openup/
Additional Information: © 2003 The Author
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Sets: Departments > Gender Institute
Departments > Sociology
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2010 14:49
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/29327/

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