Lesser Blumberg is the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Sociology. She
received her Ph.D. from Northwestern in 1970 and joined the Sociology
Department at the University of Virginia in 1998. She is also Professor
Emerita of Sociology at the University of California, San Diego.
Her academic work revolves
around two theories. First is a general theory of gender stratification
found in such works as Stratification: Socioeconomic and Sexual Inequality
(Wm. C Brown, 1978); "A General Theory of Gender Stratification"
(Sociological Theory 1984); and Gender, Family, and Economy: The Triple
Overlap (Sage 1991). The second is an evolving theory of gender and economic
development as described in such works as "Making the Case for the
Gender Variable: Women and the Wealth and Well-being of Nations (U.S.A.I.D.
1989) and EnGENDERing Wealth and Well-being: Empowerment for Global Change,
edited by Blumberg, Cathy Rakowski, Irene Tinker and Michael Monteon,
(Westview, 1995). Largely in pursuit of her theories, she has worked in
over 40 countries on every continent except Antarctica.
Stratification, Gender and Development, Theory, Comparative Sociology,
Third World Development, Comparative Urbanization Ph.D. (1970) Northwestern
Rae Lesser (with Robert F. Winch, Maria-Pilar Garcia, Margaret T.
Gordon and Gay C. Kitson). Familial
Organization: Quest for Determinants. New York: The Free Press,
Rae Lesser, Stratification:
Socioeconomic and Sexual Inequality. Dubuque, IA: Wm. C.
Family, and Economy: The Triple Overlap, Newbury Park, CA:
A. Rakowski, Irene Tinker and Michael Monteon (eds.). Engendering
Wealth and Well-Being. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1995.
SOC 1010 (101) - Introductory Sociology
(232) - Gender & Society
SOC 251 - Theories of Global Development
SOC 2052 (252) - Sociology of the Family
SOC 3470 (347/447) - Sociology of Development
SOC 432 - Gender Stratification
SOC 433 - Gender, Environment & Development
SOC 4350 (435) - Comparative Gender Stratification
SOC 5057 - Sociology of Family
SOC 7810 (781) - Social Change & Development
SOC 8100 (810) - Gender Stratification and Feminist Theory
USEM 170 - The Cross-Cultural Experience