Handbook of the Sociology of Gender

  • Barbara J. Risman
  • Carissa M. Froyum
  • William J. Scarborough

Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Theoretical and Epistemological Context

  3. The Individual Level of Analysis in the Gender Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Heidi M. Gansen, Karin A. Martin
      Pages 83-93
    3. Katherine Mason
      Pages 95-107
    4. Shannon N. Davis, Alysia Blake
      Pages 109-118
    5. Natalie N. Castañeda, Carla A. Pfeffer
      Pages 119-130
    6. Verna M. Keith, Diane R. Brown
      Pages 131-142
    7. James W. Messerschmidt
      Pages 143-153
  4. The Interactional Level of Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 155-155
    2. Susan R. Fisk, Cecilia L. Ridgeway
      Pages 157-171
    3. Jocelyn A. Hollander
      Pages 173-184
    4. Koji Chavez, Adia Harvey Wingfield
      Pages 185-197
    5. Kristen Myers
      Pages 199-214
  5. The Macro Level of Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
    2. Anna Chatillon, Maria Charles, Karen Bradley
      Pages 217-226
    3. Marie Laperrière, Ann Shola Orloff
      Pages 227-244
    4. Anne McDaniel, Erica Phillips
      Pages 245-256
  6. Sexualities and the Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Virginia E. Rutter, Braxton Jones
      Pages 285-299
    3. C. J. Pascoe, Andrea P. Herrera
      Pages 301-313
    4. Arielle Kuperberg, Rachel Allison
      Pages 315-327
    5. Pepper Schwartz, Nicholas Velotta
      Pages 329-347
  7. Families and Intimate Relationships

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 349-349
    2. Michele Adams
      Pages 351-363
    3. Katie L. Acosta, Veronica B. Salcedo
      Pages 365-375
    4. Oriel Sullivan
      Pages 377-392
    5. Emily W. Kane
      Pages 393-404
    6. Jennifer Randles
      Pages 405-416
    7. Carissa Froyum
      Pages 417-429
  8. Gendered Contexts in Social Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 431-431
    2. Jennifer McMorris, Jennifer Glass
      Pages 433-447
    3. Cheryl Cooky
      Pages 459-467
    4. Amy Armenia
      Pages 469-478
    5. Laura E. Hirshfield, Emilie Glass
      Pages 479-491
    6. Carolyn Choi, Maria Cecilia Hwang, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
      Pages 493-506
  9. Feminists Changing the Gender Structure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 507-507
    2. Alison T. Wynn, Shelley J. Correll
      Pages 509-521
    3. Bandana Purkayastha
      Pages 523-535
    4. Jo Reger
      Pages 537-547
    5. Alison Dahl Crossley, Laura K. Nelson
      Pages 549-559

About this book


This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.


Cultural Studies Gender Structure Theory Feminist Epistemology Gender and the Global South Individual-Dimension Theory Gender essentialism and Self-Expressive Values Developing Gendered Identities Gender Bias in Modern Workplaces Racializing Gendered Interactions Gender Interactions at Schools Gender and Social Communities Gender and Organizational Theory Sexuality on College Campuses Gender Bodies and Intimate Relationships Sexual Practices across the Life Course Gendered Socialization of Emotions

Editors and affiliations

  • Barbara J. Risman
    • 1
  • Carissa M. Froyum
    • 2
  • William J. Scarborough
    • 3
  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of Northern IowaCedar FallsUSA
  3. 3.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-76332-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-76333-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1389-6903
  • Series Online ISSN 2542-839X
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