"The book offers a thorough overview both of long-standing debates around gender and sexuality and of current issues. It nicely locates the debates within the sociological tradition, and this provides a distinctive and valuable feature. Not the least of the merits of this book is its international focus, and it will prove invaluable for students exploring the diverse pattern of sexuality and gender in an age of globalization. The authors are at the cutting edge of their subject, and so is the book." Jeffrey Weeks, author of Sexuality, Third Edition and Emeritus Professor of Sociology, London South Bank University "Finally, abook that bridges feminism and critical sex studies. Rhamn and Jackson have written a smart, accessible overview of the dynamic relationship between gender and sexuality that will seriously engage an undergraduate audience. This book teaches students by raising questions and providing the intellectual resources to navigate the complex terrain of contemporary sexual and gender politics. One of the few 'must-use' classroom texts I've read in a long time." Steven Seidman, author of The Social Construction of Sexuality, State University of New York
Momin Rahman is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Trent University, Canada. Stevi Jackson is Professor of Women's Studies and Director of the Women's Studies Centre at the University of York.
Introduction. Notes and Resources for Further Study. Part One: The Development of Sociological Thought on Gender and Sexuality. Chapter 1: The Trouble with 'Nature'. Learning Outcomes. Notes and Resources for Further Study. Part Two: Social Structure and Inequalities. Introduction to Part Two. Chapter 3: Gender, Sexuality and Structural Inequality. Chapter 4: The Idea of Patriarchy. Chapter 5: Rethinking Gendered and Sexual Inequalities. Learning Outcomes. Notes and Resources for Further Study. Part Three: Culture, Ideology and Discourse. Introduction to Part Three. Chapter 6: Gender and Sexuality as Cultural Constructs. Chapter 7: Critical Perspectives on Knowledge. Chapter 8: The Complexity of Contemporary Culture. Learning Outcomes. Notes and Resources for Further Study. Part Four: Self, Identity and Agency. Introduction to Part Four. Chapter 9: The Socialization Paradigm and its Critics. Chapter 10: Becoming Gendered and Sexual. Chapter 11: Sexual Selves in Global Late Modernity. Learning Outcomes. Notes and Resources for Further Study. Part 5: Conclusion. Chapter 12: Power, Politics, Identities and Social Change. Notes and Resources for Further Study. Bibliography.