Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

Contested Concepts in Gender and Social Politics

by Barbara Hobson, Jane Lewis, Birte Siim
     
 

ISBN-10: 1843768445

ISBN-13: 9781843768449

Pub. Date: 05/04/2004

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…  See more details below

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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:
9781843768449
Publisher:
Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
05/04/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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

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