An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 334 pages
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This second edition of the bestselling An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives confirms the centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise and introduces students and the general reader to the wide range of feminist contributions to key areas of sociological concern. This completely revised edition includes material on new feminist theories and post-modern feminism, as well as incorporating the findings of recent empirical research. Written by two experienced teachers and examiners, it 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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Abbott is of the School of Social Sciences, University of Teesside.

Claire Wallace is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Vienna.
Sijka Kovatcheva is from Bulgaria.

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