“This textbook is straightforward and to the point. I love how the questions are included on different pages for students to use in face-to-face or online discussions. I enjoyed the Theory Alert! feature."
“The book is extremely comprehensive in its coverage of the area of gender and sexuality. Particularly, noteworthy is the amount of attention and discussion given to transgendered issues.”
“A comprehensive overview of information, simple but effective explanation of concepts and interesting and relevant examples.”
“Real strengths are its emphasis on masculinity, focus on sociological theory, and the examples.”
Great book with rich content and easy to follow for students readings!
The text emphasized foundations for learning about gender better than any I read and used before. The inclusion of feminist theory made it comprehensive and accessible in relation to how gender is studied and researched. It is an important lens from which to discuss gender and to interrogate students' own precepts coming into the classroom. This is perfect for social sciences in general and supports sociological concepts that may not have been fully addressed in an introductory class.