Description - GENDER AND SOCIAL THEORY by Mary Evans
We know that gender defines and shapes our lives. The question addressed in this volume is that of exactly how this process occurs, and what the social consequences, and the consequences for social theory, might be. The emergence of feminist theory has enriched our understanding of the impact of gender on our individual lives and the contemporary social sciences all recognize gender differentiation in the social world. The issue, however, which this book discusses is the more complex question of the extent to which social theory is significantly disrupted, disturbed or devalued by the fuller recognition of gender difference. We know that gender matters, but Mary Evans examines whether social theory is as blind to gender as is sometimes argued and considers the extent to which a greater awareness of gender truly shifts the concerns and conclusions of social theory. Written by an author with an international reputation, this is an invaluable text for students and an essential reference in the field.
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Author Biography - Mary Evans
Mary Evans is Professor of Women's Studies at the University of Kent at Canterbury. She has published widely in areas such as feminism, sociology of gender, literature and culture. Her main academic interest is in narrative, fictional or otherwise.