Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

by Barbara Hobson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1840644575

ISBN-13: 9781840644579

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.

Twelve scholars from Europe and Canada contribute eight essays which address some of the key contested concepts in gender and social politics from a cross-national perspective, and contribute to the gendering of theory in the social sciences. Integrating research from sociology, history, social policy and political theory, the essays explore the transitions of

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Twelve scholars from Europe and Canada contribute eight essays which address some of the key contested concepts in gender and social politics from a cross-national perspective, and contribute to the gendering of theory in the social sciences. Integrating research from sociology, history, social policy and political theory, the essays explore the transitions of welfare states, democracy and citizenship, and recent changes in the meaning and politics of social care, paid work, fatherhood and gender equality. For undergraduate and graduate students of social policy, politics and sociology. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781840644579
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributorsvi
1.Introduction: contested concepts in gender and social politics1
2.Citizenship23
3.Care: actors, relationships and contexts55
4.Social exclusion and gender relations84
5.Contractualization105
6.Commodification and de-commodification141
7.Representation, agency and empowerment170
8.Social capital - an emerging concept195
Author index231
Subject index240

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