Exploring Gender in Canada: A Multi-Dimensional Approach

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This text is designed for Introduction to Gender Studies courses, Introduction to Women's Studies courses, and community colleges and universities offering an Introduction to Sociology of Gender course.

 

Matthews/ Beaman's Exploring Gender in Canada: A Multi-Dimensional Approach, 1st edition is an intriguing, accessible text containing informative and provocative subject matter designed to engage students without overwhelming them.  Guest essays from prominent Canadian scholars working in the area, and brief chapters highlighting areas of interest, leave room for individual professors to develop their own focal points.

 

In addition to the basic introduction to the subject area, this text contains four sections that link to the four major levels on which gender operates in our society: individual, interactional, institutional, and sociocultural. While the focus of this book is primarily on gender in Canadian society, the authors have drawn in examples and discussion from a global perspective where appropriate.  The four levels are introduced and then short subsequent chapters expand on the key issues.

 

 

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About the Author:

Bev Matthews is a Professor in the Behavioral Sciences Department at Mount Royal College.

 

Lori Beaman is a Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University.

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The research is very current and applications are very effective. Well done. The level is great and the examples are effective. Students will find it engaging.

 

Pearl Crichton, Sociology and Anthropology Department, Concordia University

 

 

I found the writing style clear, concise and appropriate for the university level. This book has a number of good pedagogical tools. I particularly like the inclusion of key terms and discussion questions at the end of each chapter.

 

Christina Meredith, Institute of University Studies & Advanced Partnerships, Georgian College

 

I am committed to using Canadian material wherever possible. The text appears to address a broad range of themes related to the study of gender which would be appropriate to a second year course. The division into major sections is a helpful way of getting students to think about the variety of ways in which gender affects our lives.  Guest essays provide an introduction to the names of sociologists working in the field and access to a range of approaches on a topic.

 

Professor, Sociology Department, University of Lethbridge

 

 

 

 

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