Welcome to the SAGE edge site for Questioning Gender, Fourth Edition!

Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration serves as a point-of-departure for productive conversations and questions about gender and as a resource for exploring answers to many of those questions. Rather than providing definitive answers, this book takes a global approach and aims to challenge students’ preconceptions about gender and to demonstrate how gender as a system creates and reinforces inequality. Author Robyn Ryle uses both historical and cross-cultural approaches to help students understand the socially constructed nature of gender. With a focus on contemporary topics, including the #MeToo movement, sexual harassment in the workplace, and the gender wage gap, students will be prompted to think critically about past, present, and future gender-related issues.

This site features an array of free resources you can access anytime, anywhere.


We gratefully acknowledge Robyn Ryle for writing an excellent text. Special thanks are also due to Rachel Lovis of University of Illinois – Chicago for developing the resources on this site.