Feminist Perspectives on Sociology
By Barbara Littlewood
Pearson Education Limited
268 Pages, 5 ½" x 8 ½"
$65.00 Paper Original
The Feminist Perspectives Series seeks to provide concise, accessible and engaging
introductions to key feminist topics and debates. The texts in the series are
designed to be used on a wide range of courses touching feminist issues and
are written by experienced teachers who are also well known in their respective
fields. Each book in the series includes the most up-to-date statistics, research
data, key sources and suggestions for further reading.
Feminist Perspectives on Sociology examines how sociology has been transformed
under the influence of feminism in recent years. This transformation consists
both of a critique of established areas and the opening up of new ones. Areas
and issues covered include approaches to knowledge and research, patriarchal
relations, work in and outside the home, body politics, sport and fitness, migration,
violence, the state, and globalization.
The book also reviews a range of 'post' perspectives and arguments including
postmodernism, post-colonialism and post-feminism. Feminism is also a transformative
social movement. Its political impact, from local to transnational levels, has
to be taken into account in assessing developments in sociology, providing it
with a connection between research and action.
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