Feminist Foundations: Toward Transforming Sociology

Feminist Foundations: Toward Transforming Sociology

by Kristen A. Myers
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761907858

ISBN-13: 9780761907855

Pub. Date: 03/19/1998

Publisher: SAGE Publications

There can be no doubt that feminism has wrought enormous changes on the social sciences in general and sociology in particular. The contributors to this volume were asked to write about key pieces of feminist scholarship that had particularly influenced their sociological thinking. In addition, the editors invited major feminist scholars to comment and reflect upon

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There can be no doubt that feminism has wrought enormous changes on the social sciences in general and sociology in particular. The contributors to this volume were asked to write about key pieces of feminist scholarship that had particularly influenced their sociological thinking. In addition, the editors invited major feminist scholars to comment and reflect upon the articles in each section. Rather than organizing the book by substantive subject areas, the editors' vision sees sociology as an integrated discipline where feminist contributions have influenced the shape of the whole by similarly influencing the distinct parts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761907855
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/19/1998
Series:
A Gender & Society Reader Series, #3
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Bridging the Gaps in Feminist Sociology
1My Four Revolutions: An Autobiographical History of the ASA3
2Women and Social Stratification: A Case of Intellectual Sexism21
3Equality Between the Sexes: An Immodest Proposal31
Reflection: Jobs and the Gender Gap: Bringing Women Into the Workplace70
Reflection: The Fourth Revolution: Reflection on Three Pioneers in the Transformation of American Sociology76
4Trends in Gender Stratification, 1970-198583
5Sex Differences in the Games Children Play102
6Race and Sex Differences in Career Dynamics113
Reflection: Using the "Master's Tools" and Beyond: Reconstructing Difference152
Reflection: From Sex/Gender Roles to Gender Stratification: From Victim Blame to System Blame159
7Doing Gender167
8A Very Straight Gay: Masculinity, Homosexual Experience, and the Dynamics of Gender191
9The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology219
Reflection: Challenging the Self With Feminist Scholarship240
Reflection: Discourses on Women, Sex, and Gender247
10The Impact of Hierarchical Structures on the Work Behavior of Women and Men259
11Bringing the Men Back In: Sex Differentiation and the Devaluation of Women's Work278
12Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies: A Theory of Gendered Organizations299
Reflection: Personal Reflection on Three Gender and Work Articles319
Reflection: Gender and Organizations322
13Women's Culture and Lesbian Feminist Activism: A Reconsideration of Cultural Feminism329
14Mexican-American Women in the Social Sciences357
15The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought371
Reflection: Finding Myself Among the Long-Haired Women: Reflections of Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Feminist Identity397
Reflection: Reflections on Transformations in Feminist Sociology - and in Myself403
Conclusion: The Philosophy of Feminist Knowledge: Contemplating the Future of Feminist Thought408
Reflection References412
Index416
About the Editors434
About the Reflectors436

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