An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives

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Routledge, Sep 11, 2002 - 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

Feminist critiques of malestream sociology and the way forward
1
Chapter two Feminist theory and sociology
13
Chapter three Women and stratification
41
Chapter four Education
67
Chapter five Women and the life course
94
Chapter six The family and the household
109
Chapter seven Women health and caring
128
Chapter eight Womens work
154
Chapter nine Women crime and deviance
182
Chapter ten Women and politics
211
Chapter eleven The production of feminist knowledges
227
References
243
Author index
266
Subject index
279
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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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