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Author Abbott, Pamela.

Title An introduction to sociology : feminist perspectives / Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace, Melissa Tyler.

Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2005.

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Edition 3rd ed.
Physical description xvii, 425 pages
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 386-410) and index.
Contents 1 Introduction: feminism and the sociological imagination 1 -- Setting the agenda 1 -- Gendering the sociological imagination 4 -- Ideologies of sexual difference 6 -- Sex-gender distinction 8 -- Feminist critique of malestream sociology 9 -- Towards a feminist sociology 11 -- 2 Feminist sociological theory 16 -- Feminist perspectives and sociology 17 -- An invitation to feminist sociology 18 -- Insights of sociology 19 -- Historical context of sociology 21 -- Theory and theorising 23 -- Feminist theory 27 -- Feminist debates on sexual difference 29 -- Feminist theoretical perspectives 31 -- Postfeminism 51 -- 3 Stratification and inequality 57 -- Gender-based stratification 59 -- Social class-based stratification 64 -- Race, ethnicity and stratification 70 -- Disability and stratification 76 -- Global stratification 80 -- 4 Education 89 -- Girls' educational achievements 91 -- History of girls' education in Britain 95 -- Explaining girls' continued disadvantage 99 -- Global inequalities in literacy and education 107 -- Feminist perspectives on education 109 -- Masculinity and education 114 -- 5 Life course 117 -- Childhood 117 -- Adolescence 126 -- Adulthood 132 -- Ageing 135 -- 6 Family and the household 144 -- Sociological perspectives on the family 145 -- Feminist approaches to the family 147 -- Industrialisation and the origins of the family wage 148 -- Diversity in family forms and practices 151 -- Familial ideology 157 -- Gendered experiences of family life 158 -- 7 Health, illness and caring 171 -- Women and medicine 172 -- Iatrogenic medicine 180 -- Gender, power and medicine 183 -- Women as providers of health care 190 -- 8 Sexuality 198 -- Essentialist perspectives on sexuality 199 -- Sociological perspectives on sexuality 203 -- Postmodern sexualities 206 -- Feminist perspectives on sexuality 210 -- Women's sexual experiences and attitudes 213 -- Sexuality and power relations 215 -- Race, ethnicity and sexuality 225 -- Sexuality and HIV/AIDS 226 -- 9 Work and organisation 231 -- Gender ideology and the sexual division of labour 232 -- Industrialisation and the gendered organisation of work 234 -- Gendered division of domestic labour 236 -- Men, women and the labour market 240 -- Feminist studies of the workplace 250 -- Gender and the professions 258 -- Managerial work 261 -- Sexuality and work 264 -- Explaining the gendered labour market 265 -- Changing nature of work 267 -- 10 Crime, violence and criminal justice 272 -- Explaining crime - women as criminals 272 -- Men, women and crime 274 -- Need for feminist theory 278 -- Feminist theories of crime 279 -- Violence, fear and social control 286 -- Crimes against women 288 -- Women, violence and male power 299 -- 11 Politics 303 -- Men, women and voting studies 303 -- Defining feminist politics 306 -- Feminist political activism 307 -- Women and the state 311 -- 12 Mass media and popular culture 318 -- 'Culture': a brief history of the concept 322 -- Sociology of culture and the emergence of cultural studies 323 -- Cultural studies as ideology studies 325 -- Studying media culture 327 -- Sociological perspectives on media culture 329 -- Youth culture and rebellion 335 -- Postmodern cultural forms 338 -- Feminist critique of cultural studies 340 -- Feminist studies of media culture 344 -- Masculinity and media culture 351 -- Feminist perspectives on language 354 -- New media technologies and cyberfeminism 359 -- 13 Feminist knowledge 364 -- Doing feminist research 366 -- Feminist epistemologies 370 -- Epistemic communities 382.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author Wallace, Claire, 1956-
Tyler, Melissa, 1971-
ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Feminist theory.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
Sociology -- Methodology.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0415312582 hardcover : cover
0415312590 paper back