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Book Reviews Sex Roles, Vol. 40, Nos. 9/10, 1999 Book Re iews Sexism and Stereotypes in Modern Society: The Gender Science of Janet Taylor Spence. Edited by William B. Swann, Jr., Judith H. Langlois, and Lucia Albino Gilbert. Washington D.C., American Psychological Association, 1999, 324 pp., $39.95. As readers can see from the title, this book is a festschriftÐ a celebration of nearly three decades of research on gender by Janet Taylor Spence. As such, its ten chapters include a chapter by Robert L. Helmreich that gives us a glimpse into Spence’ s life and tells us how they became involved (almost accidently) in the study of gender. The book ends with a chapter by Spence herself discussing the connection between the various scales that she has developed and their contribution to ongoing research in the area. Both of these chapters are worth the cost, but the book is much more than the usual commemoration of a senior scholar nearing the conclusion of her career. The organizers of the conference at the University of Texas from which this volume was generated (who are also the book’ s editors) selected an excellent and surprisingly wide-ranging set of contributions. Each chapter begins with Sex Roles Springer Journals

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Sex Roles , Volume 40 (10) – Sep 30, 2004

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Kluwer Academic Publishers-Plenum Publishers
Copyright © 1999 by Plenum Publishing Corporation
Psychology; Gender Studies; Sociology, general; Medicine/Public Health, general
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