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Framed by Gender: How Gender Inequality Persists in the Modern World

Cecilia L. Ridgeway


How does gender inequality persist in an advanced industrial society like the United States, where legal, political, institutional, and economic processes work against it? This book draws on empirical evidence from sociology, psychology, and organizational studies to argue that people's everyday use of gender as a primary cultural tool for organizing social relations with others creates processes that rewrite gender inequality into new forms of social and economic organization as these forms emerge in society. Widely shared gender stereotypes act as a “common knowledge” cultural frame that peo ... More

Keywords: gender inequality, gender stereotypes, cultural frame, interaction, cultural lag, interpersonal behavior, organizations, social relations, workplace, home

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199755776
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199755776.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cecilia L. Ridgeway, author
Stanford University
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