A collection of original articles by well-known feminists first presented at the 1989 Conference of the British Sociological Association. The collection makes a major contribution to our understanding of the ways in which men control and subordinate women in the domestic and the public sphere. The contributors report on original research that demonstrates the ways in which men exercise control over girls and women in their daily lives, in the home, at school, at work and in the courts. Women are seen to resent and challenge male power, but, the institutionalization of male power is shown to mitigate against women taking control over their own lives.
Notes on the Contributors - Introduction; P.Abbott & C.Wallace - Women's Oppression in the World and in Ourselves: a Fresh Look at Feminism and Psychoanalysis; C.New - Women and Citizenship: the Insane, the Insolvent and the Inanimate?; Y.Summers - Money and Power in Marriage; J.Pahl - Feminist Sociology and Educational Change: Studying the Reforms of School Governing Bodies; R.Deem - Human-centred Systems...Women-centred Systems? Gender Divisions and Office Computer Systems Design; E.Green, J.Owen, D.Pain & I.Stone - Young Women, Harassment and Heterosexuality: Violence, Power Relations and Mixed Secondary Schooling; J.Halson - Gender Issues in Inter-Agency Relations: Police, Probation and Social Services; A.Sampson, D.Smith, G.Pearson, H.Blagg & P.Stubbs - Policing 'domestic violence'; S.Edwards - Penetrating Women's Bodies: the Problem of Law and Medical Technology; C.Smart - Index
Series: Explorations in Sociology.
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 20th March 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 2