Welcome!This is the blog for the course “Sociology of Gender” (SOC 246-01) at St. Joseph’s College. Readings, the syllabus and other information for the course will be posted here throughout the semester.
Author Archives: Barbara
Thought you might enjoy this article and the accompanying images as we wind down and meet for the last two class sessions…
The New York Times has a series on “Afghan Women” (as noted in the Abu-Lughod reading for today). While looking at the site, I was struck by the advertising… Let’s discuss this in class today…
Think about this study alongside the readings for this week. The findings of this study show that women who are thinner than the average are paid more. Yet, studies show that men who are heavier than the average weight for … Continue reading
This article from the New York Times reminded me of the study we discussed in class. Not once in the article do they discuss (women’s) bodies in the context of what the body can do–the function. Yet, there is great … Continue reading
Not that I’m an advocate for reading the NY Post, but this article made me think of our class discussion from last Tuesday.
Here is the Combahee River Collective Statement we spoke about in class today: Combahee River Collective We are a collective of Black feminists who have been meeting together since 1974.  During that time we have been involved in … Continue reading
Here is an interview with Kathleen Bogle where she discusses her research on ‘hooking up’ that I mentioned in class.