The advance of our knowledge about gender inequality over the past half century has been remarkable.Research on every conceivable aspect of gender relationships and gender status has been unending, across many academic fields, pursued from the widest possible range of theoretical frameworks and methodological strategies.
How can we conceive of and talk about gender inequality in ways that are general enough to apply across the range of relevant phenomena, consistent enough to minimize conceptual ambiguities, and precise enough to be analytically effective?
Gender inequality has been extraordinarily diverse and wide spread.
Students in the class are encouraged to scan these optional lists each week and to look at any pieces that seem particularly valuable or interesting.
The readings below (the recommended and related readings as well as the common readings that are the core of the course) are almost all available online – simply click the links to get to the articles.
The list includes direct links to the online versions; these links are aimed at NYU's access and will not be successful for anyone not affiliated with NYU.
However, most of the links have the DOI number or the JStor number listed at the end of the citation (or a generic, non-NYU link is embedded in them which can be extracted for use elsewhere).
Anyone having access to online scholarly publications through their institutions should be able to locate the articles through these.
The list of included articles is being updated Fall 2016.
While this organization is helpful for negotiating the page most of the time, it can be an obstacle to searching the page (for example, for a particular article) as searches on a web page will ignore any hidden material. it is possible to reveal all the hidden sections at once by clicking the symbol at the top, right corner of this page.
(Simply reload the page to collapse all the "hidden" sections to their usual look).
We need tools, both theoretical and empirical, to qualify and quantify gender inequality if we hope to understand and explain it.