SOC 311: Social Stratification (Dr. Wells-Lewis): Gender

Resources examining the array of social structures within the United States

Unlocking the Power of Women

Dr. Helene Gayle, CEO and president of CARE, discusses the challenges women and girls face in our world today. Ending poverty means eliminating gender discrimination and empowering women and girls to realize their potential. Find out more about CARE's work by visiting

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SAMPLE KEYWORD SEARCH: 'social inequality" and gender


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Google Books searches the full-text of books.  It is great for narrow topics because it lets you search within the text of books--you can see the table of contents, index or a portion of the contents of the book.  You can then locate the book in a nearby library.

Current in print copyrighted books are not full text. Out of print but still copyrighted books will show 20% of the book. Books in the public domain (pre 1923) are completely full text.

SAMPLE SEARCH: gender equality

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Terms you may want to use in a search: lower class, working class, underclass, poor, middle class, upper class, elite, rich, social class


any of the following terms: gender, gender gap, gender equality, gender inequality, gender studies, gender issues, gender roles male, female, men, women, girls, boys, sex roles, sex discrimination, masculinity, feminity, maleness

SAMPLE: (lower class or poor) and gender

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Use KEWORD option if you don't know the Library of Congress Subject.
SAMPLE SEARCH: 'working class" and education

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Equality -- United States. Social Classes -- United States.
Gender Social Conflict -- United States.
Sex Role Social Mobility -- United States.
Social Classes. Social stratification

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