Sex Roles (2009) 60:298–300 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9512-5 BOOK REVIEW The Sociology of Gender: A Brief Introduction, 2nd ed., Laura Kramer, Los Angeles, California, Roxbury Publishing Company, 2005. 227 pp. $44.95 (paperback). ISBN: 1-931719-13-6 Toni Calasanti & Amy Sorensen Published online: 20 August 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 The inherent difficulty in writing (or reviewing) a book on Kramer’s book presumes no knowledge of either gender for classroom use lies in striking a balance between sociology or gender, and so defines these and other key the needs of scholars and teachers, with their interests in terms without forbidding jargon in the opening chapter. She particular topics, and students, often mainly concerned with uses helpful examples to explain concepts and social accessibility. Some of the major texts in the field, such as processes, a strategy she maintains throughout the book. Margaret Andersen’s(2009) or Michael Kimmel’s(2008), Kramer also makes clear her standpoint through her include an incredible amount of relevant information. But description of the multiple feminisms that inform her work. the extent to which students (versus faculty) understand the She describes her primary framework as multiracial nuances or retain the knowledge contained therein is a feminism, and explains how
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