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Gender and social theory

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Published by Open University in Phildelphia, Pa .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Sex role -- Sociological aspects

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementMary Evans.
    SeriesTheorizing society
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHQ1075 .E928 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3570812M
    ISBN 100335208657, 0335208649
    LC Control Number2002074969


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The Social Life of Gender provides a comprehensive approach to gender as an organizing principle of institutions, history, and unequal interpersonal relations.

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