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Deceptive distinctions : sex, gender, and the social order

Author: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press ; New York : Russell Sage Foundation, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Argues that previous sociological work has been biased against women, discusses gender roles and social structure, and looks at public perceptions of women.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
ISBN: 0300041756 9780300041750 0300046944 9780300046946
OCLC Number: 17677901
Description: xv, 300 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : Sex and the social order --
A question of method : The sociology of the scientific analysis of sex and gender --
The bio-social debate --
It's all in the mind : Personality and social structure --
Distinctions of gender in the social system : The sociological approach --
Social control : Law, public policy, force, and the threat of force --
The structure of work and the economic pyramid --
Women and the political process --
Reconceiving the family --
Symbolic segragation : Gender differences in everyday behavior, communication, and social customs.
Responsibility: Cynthia Fuchs Epstein.

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Argues that previous sociological work has been biased against women, discusses gender roles and social structure, and looks at public perceptions of women.

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