An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives

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Routledge, 2006 - Social Science - 448 pages
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This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes:

  • new chapters on sexuality and the media
  • additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body
  • many new international and comparative examples
  • the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies.

In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

 

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Contents

feminism and the sociologicalimagination
1
CHAPTER TWO Feminist sociological theory
16
CHAPTER THREE Stratification and inequality
57
CHAPTER FOUR Education
89
CHAPTER FIVE The life course
117
CHAPTER SIX The family and the household
144
CHAPTER SEVEN Health illness and caring
171
CHAPTER EIGHT Sexuality
198
CHAPTER TEN Crime violence and criminal justice
272
CHAPTER ELEVEN Politics
303
CHAPTER TWELVE Mass media and popular culture
318
CHAPTER THIRTEEN Feminist knowledge
364
References
386
Additional webbased resources
411
Author index
412
Subject index
420

CHAPTER NINE Work and organisation
231

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About the author (2006)

Pamela Abbott is Director of the Centre for Equality and Diversity at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Claire Wallace is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Melissa Tyler is a lecturer in Organisation Studies at Loughborough University, UK.

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