Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3016: Gender and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Susan Bordo, Unbearable Weight: Feminism, Western Culture and the Body. Berkeley: University of California Press. 1993.

Robert Connell, Masculinities. London: Allen and Unwin, 1995.

Michel Foucault, The History of Sexuality. (Vol. 1, An Introduction). London: Penguin, 1981.

Anthony Giddens, The Transformation of Intimacy. Sexuality, Love and Eroticism in Modern Societies. London: Polity Press, 1992.

Sander Gilman, Making the Body Beautiful: a Cultural History of Aesthetic Surgery. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999.

Judith Halberstam, Female Masculinity. Durham and London: Duke University Press. 1998.

Arlie Hochschild, The Managed Heart: Commercialisation of Human Feeling. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.

Thomas Laqueur, Making Sex: Body and Gender From Greeks to Freud. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Beverly Skeggs, Formations of class and gender: becoming respectable. London: Sage. 1997.