Lenski Effects on Sex Stratification Theory
Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2004
Volume 22, Issue 2, pages 258–268, June 2004
How to Cite
Huber, J. (2004), Lenski Effects on Sex Stratification Theory. Sociological Theory, 22: 258–268. doi: 10.1111/j.0735-2751.2004.00216.x
- Issue online: 28 MAY 2004
- Version of Record online: 28 MAY 2004
This paper tries to explain why the Lenski (1970) theory of stratification based on ecology and subsistence technology had relatively little effect on theories of sex inequality. In cultural anthropology, generalization was held to be impossible. Feminist explanation in sociology was social-psychological. Moreover, by the 1980s, the bias against biology in feminist theory came to include all of science. Exceptions to these trends include the work of Blumberg, Chafetz, Collins, Coltrane, and Turner. Whether feminist sociologists will follow their lead remains to be seen.