Gender and Social Life

This reader examines gender from a variety of theoretical perspectives and provides a unique workbook/software package that allows students to test their own hypotheses. This engaging collection of readings presents a wide variety of ideas about how gender influences our feelings and expectations about ourselves and others, as well as the choices we make and the opportunities available to us. Organized around eleven topics and containing 39 readings, the selections represent many different theoretical perspectives and a variety of sources: scholarly articles, a short story, journalistic accounts, and personal narratives. The accompanying workbook and data disk give students the opportunity to test their assumptions about gender and racial differences.