Gender, Interaction, and Inequality (Hardback)
  • Gender, Interaction, and Inequality (Hardback)
zoom

Gender, Interaction, and Inequality (Hardback)

(editor)
£109.99
Hardback 248 Pages / Published: 15/11/1991
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Causal explanations are essential for theory building. In focusing on causal mechanisms rather than descriptive effects, the goal of this volume is to increase our theoretical understanding of the way gender operates in interaction. Theoretical analyses of gender's effects in interaction, in turn, are necessary to understand how such effects might be implicated with individual-level and social structural-level processes in the larger system of gender inequality. Despite other differences, the contributors to this book all take what might be loosely called a "microstructural" approach to gender and interaction. All agree that individuals come to interaction with certain common, socially created beliefs, cultural meanings, experiences, and social rules. These include stereotypes about gendered activities and skills, beliefs about the status value of gender, rules for interacting in certain settings, and so on. However, as individuals apply these beliefs and rules to the specific contingent events of interaction, they combine and reshape their implications in distinctive ways that are particular to the encounter. As a result, individuals actively construct their social relations in the encounter through their interaction. The patterns of relations that develop are not completely determined or scripted in advance by the beliefs and rules of the larger society. Consequently, there is a reciprocal causal relationship between constructed patterns of interaction and larger social structural forms. The constructed patterns of social relations among a set of interactants can be thought of as micro-level social structures or, more simply, "microstructures.

Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
ISBN: 9780387975788
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 1220 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 15 mm
Edition: 1992 ed.

You may also be interested in...

I Am Malala
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.49
Paperback
Les Parisiennes
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
How To Be a Woman
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2
Added to basket
Deeds Not Words
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
We Should All Be Feminists
Added to basket
Bloody Brilliant Women
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Slay In Your Lane
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
Lean In
Added to basket
£9.99   £6.99
Paperback
Women Who Run With The Wolves
Added to basket
Votes For Women!
Added to basket
£7.99
Hardback
Stories for Boys Who Dare to be Different
Added to basket
Testosterone Rex
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.99
Paperback
Talking with Female Serial Killers
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.