This reader offers students an informed overview of some of the most significant sociological work on gender produced over the last three decades. The readings cover both theoretical and empirical work representing a range of perspectives and each section includes selections which address the intersection of gender with differences of 'race', class and sexuality. Forty-eight readings are organised into six sections: * gender and knowledge * class, gender and the labour market * paid and unpaid work * marriage and intimate relationships * gendered embodiment. In order to guide students through the issues, the book has a substantial critical introduction exploring the history of sociological analyses of gender, as well as introductions to each section and editorial commentary on the readings themselves. Suggestions for further reading and questions of discussion are also included in each section.Jackson, Stevi is the author of 'Gender A Sociological Reader', published 2001 under ISBN 9780415201803 and ISBN 0415201802.