Chafetz, Janet Saltzman
January 1999
Handbook of the Sociology of Gender;1999, preceding p3
Book Chapter
This article provides an overview of the Handbook of the Sociology of Gender. The book is divided into four sections. Part I, Basic Issues, consists of three chapters that address gender theory, feminist epistemology and the sociology of gender differences and similarities. The seven chapters in Part II focus on macrolevel structures and processes, and deal with the topics of societal evolution, national development, migration, poverty, social movements, organizations and culture as they relate to gender. Part III is devoted to microlevel structures and processes, including discussions of socialization, social roles, interaction and violence and harassment, as they shape and are shaped by gender. The last section of the book, Part IV, concerns the relationship between gender and the social institutions listed above and totals 13 chapters.


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