Feminist Sociology: Life Histories of a Movement

Feminist Sociology: Life Histories of a Movement

by Barrie Thorne
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813524288

ISBN-13: 9780813524283

Pub. Date: 07/01/1997

Publisher: Rutgers University Press


This collection of thirteen life stories recaptures the history of a political and intellectual movement that created feminist sociology as a field of inquiry. As the editors' introduction notes, the life history is a crucial tool for sociological thought. Life histories can be a bridge between individual experience and codified knowledge, between human agency and…  See more details below

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This collection of thirteen life stories recaptures the history of a political and intellectual movement that created feminist sociology as a field of inquiry. As the editors' introduction notes, the life history is a crucial tool for sociological thought. Life histories can be a bridge between individual experience and codified knowledge, between human agency and social structure. Life histories can enhance social theory by revealing categories of meaning usually submerged in the conventions of social science. The authors in this volume, all sociologists who have had great impact upon the field in which they write, show how personal relationships, experiences of inequality, and professional conflict and camaraderie interweave with the formation of social theory, political movements, and intellectual thought. The book makes a powerful impression upon anyone who has struggled with the relationship between social theory and everyday life. -- Accessible, lively articles that combine personal narrative with sociological theory. -- Contributors are some of the leading voices in feminist sociology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813524283
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
07/01/1997
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Life Histories of a Movement: An Introduction1
My Life as a Feminist Sociologist; or, Getting the Man out of My Head28
On Finding a Feminist Voice: Emotion in a Sociological Life Story48
Looking Back in Anger?: Re-remembering My Sociological Career73
Brandeis as a Generative Institution: Critical Perspectives, Marginality, and Feminism103
Disloyal to the Disciplines: A Feminist Trajectory in the Borderlands126
Long and Winding Road151
Brave New Sociology?: Elsie Clews Parsons and Me165
Lesbian in Academe194
Telling Tales out of School: Three Short Stories of a Feminist Sociologist209
Sisterhood as Collaboration: Building the Center for Research on Women at the University of Memphis229
A Second-Generation Story257
About the Authors275
Index279

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