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An Introduction to Sociology : Feminist Perspectives - Pamela Abbott

An Introduction to Sociology

Feminist Perspectives

Paperback Published: 29th April 2005
ISBN: 9780415312592
Number Of Pages: 430

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This third edition of the bestselling "An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives "confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions to key areas of sociological concern.
This completely revised 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.
The theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory.
Written by three experienced academics, 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.

List of tablesp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Introduction: feminism and the sociological imaginationp. 1
Setting the agendap. 1
Gendering the sociological imaginationp. 4
Ideologies of sexual differencep. 6
The sex-gender distinctionp. 8
The feminist critique of malestream sociologyp. 9
Towards a feminist sociologyp. 11
Conclusionsp. 14
Summaryp. 14
Further readingp. 15
Feminist sociological theoryp. 16
Feminist perspectives and sociologyp. 17
An invitation to feminist sociologyp. 18
The insights of sociologyp. 19
The historical context of sociologyp. 21
Theory and theorisingp. 23
Feminist theoryp. 27
Feminist debates on sexual differencep. 29
Feminist theoretical perspectivesp. 31
Postfeminismp. 51
Conclusionsp. 55
Summaryp. 56
Further readingp. 56
Stratification and inequalityp. 57
Gender-based stratificationp. 59
Social class-based stratificationp. 64
Race, ethnicity and stratificationp. 70
Disability and stratificationp. 76
Global stratificationp. 80
Conclusionsp. 87
Summaryp. 87
Further readingp. 88
Educationp. 89
Girls' educational achievementsp. 91
The history of girls' education in Britainp. 95
Explaining girls' continued disadvantagep. 99
Global inequalities in literacy and educationp. 107
Feminist perspectives on educationp. 109
Masculinity and educationp. 114
Conclusionsp. 115
Summaryp. 115
Further readingp. 116
The life coursep. 117
Childhoodp. 117
Adolescencep. 126
Adulthoodp. 132
Ageingp. 135
Conclusionsp. 141
Summaryp. 142
Further readingp. 143
The family and the householdp. 144
Sociological perspectives on the familyp. 145
Feminist approaches to the familyp. 147
Industrialisation and the origins of the family wagep. 148
Diversity in family forms and practicesp. 151
Familial ideologyp. 157
Gendered experiences of family lifep. 158
Conclusionsp. 168
Summaryp. 169
Further readingp. 170
Health, illness and caringp. 171
Women and medicinep. 172
Iatrogenic medicinep. 180
Gender, power and medicinep. 183
Women as providers of health carep. 190
Conclusionsp. 196
Summaryp. 197
Further readingp. 197
Sexualityp. 198
Essentialist perspectives on sexualityp. 199
Sociological perspectives on sexualityp. 203
Postmodern sexualitiesp. 206
Feminist perspectives on sexualityp. 210
Women's sexual experiences and attitudesp. 213
Sexuality and power relationsp. 215
Race, ethnicity and sexualityp. 225
Sexuality and HIV/AIDSp. 226
Conclusionsp. 228
Summaryp. 229
Further readingp. 229
Work and organisationp. 231
Gender ideology and the sexual division of labourp. 232
Industrialisation and the gendered organisation of workp. 234
The gendered division of domestic labourp. 236
Men, women and the labour marketp. 240
Feminist studies of the workplacep. 250
Gender and the professionsp. 258
Managerial workp. 261
Sexuality and workp. 264
Explaining the gendered labour marketp. 265
The changing nature of workp. 267
Conclusionsp. 270
Summaryp. 270
Further readingp. 271
Crime, violence and criminal justicep. 272
Explaining crime - women as criminalsp. 272
Men, women and crimep. 274
The need for feminist theoryp. 278
Feminist theories of crimep. 279
Violence, fear and social controlp. 286
Crimes against womenp. 288
Women, violence and male powerp. 299
Conclusionsp. 300
Summaryp. 301
Further readingp. 301
Politicsp. 303
Men, women and voting studiesp. 303
Defining feminist politicsp. 306
Feminist political activismp. 307
Women and the statep. 311
Conclusionsp. 316
Summaryp. 316
Further readingp. 316
Mass media and popular culturep. 318
'Culture': a brief history of the conceptp. 322
The sociology of culture and the emergence of cultural studiesp. 323
Cultural studies as ideology studiesp. 325
Studying media culturep. 327
Sociological perspectives on media culturep. 329
Youth culture and rebellionp. 335
Postmodern cultural formsp. 338
The feminist critique of cultural studiesp. 340
Feminist studies of media culturep. 344
Masculinity and media culturep. 351
Feminist perspectives on languagep. 354
New media technologies and cyberfeminismp. 359
Conclusionsp. 361
Summaryp. 363
Further readingp. 363
Feminist knowledgep. 364
Doing feminist researchp. 366
Feminist epistemologiesp. 370
Epistemic communitiesp. 382
Conclusionsp. 383
Summaryp. 384
Further readingp. 385
Referencesp. 386
Additional web-based resourcesp. 411
Author indexp. 412
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ISBN: 9780415312592
ISBN-10: 0415312590
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 29th April 2005
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 17.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.81
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition