Judith Lorber

Judith Lorber is professor emerita of sociology and women’s studies at Brooklyn College and The Graduate School, City University of New York. She was the founding editor of Gender and Society, the official publication of Sociologists for Women in Society. She is the author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Gender and the Social Construction of Illness, Paradoxes of Gender and Women Physicians: Careers, Status and Power.

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