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Where the Millennials Will Take Us: A New Generation Wrestles with the Gender Structure

Barbara J. Risman


In this book Barbara J. Risman uses her gender structure theory to tackle the question about whether today’s young people, Millennials, are pushing forward the gender revolution or backing away from it. In the first part of the book, Risman revises her theoretical argument to differentiate more clearly between culture and material aspects of each level of gender as a social structure. She then uses previous research to explain that today’s young people spend years in a new life stage where they are emerging as adults. The new research presented here offers a typology of how today’s young peopl ... More

Keywords: gender structure, millennials, gender revolution, emerging adults, feminism, genderqueer, gender, youth, gender as social structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199324385
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199324385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara J. Risman, author
University of Illinois at Chicago