Sex Roles (2012) 67:696–698 DOI 10.1007/s11199-012-0188-5 BOOK REVIEW Investigating Gender: Developing a Feminist Sociological Imagination. By Martha E. Thompson & Michael Armato, Cambridge, UK; Malden, MA, Polity Press, 2012. 350 pp. $99.95 (hardcover) ISBN: 978-0-7456-5185-9; $39.95 (softcover) ISBN: 978-0-7456-5186-6 Lisa D. Brush Published online: 14 July 2012 # Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012 Rumors of the death of the comprehensive gender textbook were especially important because I emphasized students’ are greatly exaggerated. Martha Thompson (Professor developing the skills and passion for critically engaging Emeritus of Sociology and Women’s Studies at Northeastern published research, including placing a specific research Illinois University) and Michael Armato (Associate Profes- project in the context of the history and frontiers of knowl- sor of Sociology and Women’s Studies, also at NIU) have edge, assessing research methods, reading data arrays and published a textbook that has helped me rethink what it interpreting empirical findings, and appreciating conclu- means to teach an introductory or even upper-division un- sions, applications, and other implications for policy and dergraduate course in the Sociology of Gender or a social practice. Students win, lecturers win, Teaching Assistants science-oriented interdisciplinary course in Gender, Sexual- win, end of story. ity, and Women’s Studies. Not
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