Feminist Foundations: Toward Transforming Sociology

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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.

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A collection of key essays of feminist scholarship written between the 1970s and 1990s, providing an overview of sociological feminist thought for undergraduate and graduate students in required sociology theory courses. Articles chronicle the development of feminist theories and research about gender, work, family, sexuality, and other areas, from individual, interactional, and institutional perspectives. Selections are organized in sections on confronting androcentrism in sociology, exposing the gender gap, theorizing gender, structured inequality, and lesbian and ethnic issues. Each section contains reflections on the articles by major feminist scholars, providing the social and historical context in which feminist scholarship has taken place. For feminist scholars and gender sociologists. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Table of Contents

Bridging the Gaps in Feminist Sociology
My Four Revolutions - Jessie Bernard
An Autobiographical History of the ASA
Women and Social Stratification - Joan Acker
A Case for Intellectual Sexism
Equality between the Sexes - Alice Rossi
An Immodest Proposal
Jobs and the Gender Gap - Christine E Bose
Bringing Women into the Workplace
The Fourth Revolution - Doris Y Wilkinson
Reflections on Three Pioneers in the Transformation of American Sociology
Trends in Gender Stratification, 1970-1985 - Joan Huber
Stay Home Little Sheba - Rose Laub Coser
On Placement, Displacement and Social Change
Sex Differences in the Games Children Play - Janet Lever
Race and Sex Differences in Career Dynamics - Rachel A Rosenfeld
Using the 'Master's Tools' and Beyond - Toni M Calasanti
Reconstructing Difference
From Sex/Gender Roles to Gender Stratification - Janet Saltzman Chafetz
From Victim Blame to System Blame
Ideal Images and Real Roles - Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
Doing Gender - Candace West and Don H Zimmerman
Intimate Relationships from a Microstructural Perspective - Barbara J Risman
Men Who Mother
A Very Straight Gay - R W Connell
Masculinity, Homosexual Experience and the Dynamics of Gender
The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology - Judith Stacey and Barrie Thorne
Challenging the Self with Feminist Scholarship - Douglas Mason-Schrock
Discourses on Women, Sex and Gender - Esther Ngan-ling Chow
The Impact of Hierarchical Structures on the Work Behavior of Women and Men - Rosabeth Moss Kanter
Bringing the Men Back in - Barbara F Reskin
Sex Differentiation and the Devaluation of Women's Work
Hierarchies, Jobs, Bodies - Joan Acker
A Theory of Gendered Organizations
Personal Reflection on Three Gender and Work Articles - Irene Padavic
Gender and Organizations - Patricia Yancey Martin
Women's Culture and Lesbian Feminist Activism - Verta Taylor and Leila J Rupp
A Reconsideration of Cultural Feminism
Mexican-American Women in the Social Sciences - Maxine Baca Zinn
The Dialectics of Black Womanhood - Bonnie Thorton Dill
The Social Construction of Black Feminist Thought - Patricia Hill Collins
Finding Myself among the Long-Haired Women - Jacqueline Johnson
Reflections on Gender, Race, Sexuality and Feminist Identity
Reflections on Transformations in Feminist Sociology - and in Myself - Nancy Whittier
Conclusion: The Philosophy of Feminist Knowledge
Contemplating the Future of Feminist Thought

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