Changing Women, Unchanged Men?: Sociological Perspectives on Gender in a Post-Industrial Society
Overview* Is it true that women have changed and men have not? * Is feminism still relevant? * Are men the new underclass? There is an enormous social science and wider literature on women, and a rapidly growing one on men and masculinity. The cliche that women have changed and men have not is well worn, yet no single text has established the truth behind this claim. Through a thorough examination of research evidence, this volume subjects that cliche to a tough, sceptical sociological analysis. Changing Women, Unchanged Men? compares the experiences of males and females in childhood, adolescence and adulthood within the main spheres of life - for example the family, education and work - and examines the issues of self, body, sexuality, and identity. For each sphere the key questions 'Have women changed? Have men stayed the same?' are posed, within the context of current sociological debates on social change.