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Sexual Divisions and Society
Process and Change

ISBN 9781138487550
Published June 2, 2020 by Routledge
298 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1976, Sexual Divisions and Society argues that mainstream sociology has neglected to incorporate the notion of sexual divisions as an integral part of its theoretical underpinnings. It suggests that sociology has often included women completely within the term of ‘men’, or as a part of their husbands, rather than asking how and when the relationship between the sexes is pertinent to the explanation of social structure and behaviour. The volume is composed of papers brought together from the 1974 British Sociological Association Conference on Sexual Divisions.

Table of Contents



1. Sexual Divisions and Society, Sheila Allen and Diana Leonard Barker

2. In the Production of their Lives, Men (?)… Sex and Gender in the British Community Studies, Ronald Frankenberg

3. Kin, Clients, and Accomplices: Relationships Among Women in Morocco, Vanessa Maher

4. Continuities and Discontinuities in Marriage and Divorce, Christine Delphy

5. French Judicial Ideology in Work-Class Divorce, Yves Dezalay

6. Women: Supporters or Supported?,

7. Finishing School: Some Implications of Sex-Segregated Education, Jenny Shaw

8. ‘Who Wants Babies?’: The Social Construction of ‘Instincts’, Sally MacIntyre

9. I May Be a Queer, But at Least I am a Man: Male Hegemony and Ascribed Versus Achieved Gender, Mike Brake

10. Women’s Liberation, Reproduction, and the Technological Fix, Hilary Rose and Jalna Hanmer

11. ‘Free-Choice Marriage’ in China: The Evolution of an Ideal, Delia Davin

12. Men, Women and Communes, Philip Abrams and Andrew McCulloch

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