The Persistence of Gender Inequality
December 2016, Polity
"A perceptive, focused essay...Highly recommended."
Times Higher Education
"In this wide-ranging and elegantly written book, Mary Evans deftly unravels existing mystifications about gender equality as an inevitable achievement of feminism in late modernity. If we don’t tackle the reality of still-existing global social inequalities, the feminist project will remain unfinished."
Kathy Davis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
"In this wide-ranging, highly readable text, Mary Evans argues that the persistence of gender inequalities demands that we recognize those inequalities as structural rather than individual, that we refuse the ‘exceptionalism, individualism and deep hunger for the extraordinary’ which contemporary politics and culture encourage, in favour of a greater, more systematic integration of care work into political agendas, a more clearly defined feminism, and a recognition of the need for change beyond the integration of women into education. A useful volume, giving pause for thought, in a hectic age."
Gabriele Griffin, Centre for Gender Research, Uppsala University