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Feminist Sociology

Feminist Sociology

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Sociology of Gender

March 2003 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Sara Delamont eloquently explores the impact of feminism on sociology and powerfully argues that it has been marginalised. A "must read" for all sociologists searching for a complete account of the development of the discipline' - Emma Wincup, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent at Canterbury

`This is a model of what a textbook should be, for Delamont states what she intends to do, does it with clarity, summarises succinctly and provides interesting and pertinent references' - Sociological Research Online

This book explores the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research. It outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges. It provides an unrivalled guide to the origins of feminism in the discipline of sociology, analyses the uneasy relationships between feminists and the founding fathers and elucidates the opportunities and challenges presented by post-modernism. The book was written in the spirit of trying to be even-handed in its discussion of the various schools of feminism. It draws on a variety of empirical areas, from science to stratification and from healths and illness to the professions to illustrate the depth and vitality of feminist perspectives.

Of Silverbacks and Tree House  
When the Patriarchy Gets Worried
Neither Young, Nor Luscious, Nor Sycophantic
Developments in Feminist Sociology, 1968-2002  
The New Forms Possible to Women? The Achievements of Feminist Sociology
Organizing the Necessary Work
The Question(s) of Method(s)  
Unconventional but Seething
Were There Any Founding Mothers?  
The Brotherhood of Professors, Male All
The Founding Fathers of Sociology  
Simply Invisible
Feminist Sociology and the Malestream  
Making Fictions of Female Destiny
Postmodernism and Postfeminism  
Prerogatives Usurped? Conclusions

Sara Delamont's text on Feminist Sociology is very informative and gives a good historical overview on how feminism has developed including 1st, 2nd and 3rd wave.

Miss Sandra Lyndon
Childhood Studies (Bishop Otter), Chichester University
November 30, 2015

This book addresses a few key concerns for anyone interested in communications and culture. Of particular relevance was the chapter which explored the development of sociology as a science founded by men. This will provide a good chapter to discuss other assumptions made by researchers when exploring cultural phenomenon. It should help to provide a talking point to inform the development of critical thinking in our students - both when conducting and questioning existing market research. The book itself offers multiple perspectives on sociology from a feminist point of view.

Mrs Kristen Marshall
Business School, Edinburgh Napier University
April 29, 2015

An excellent research text which sufficiently explores feminist sociology.

Miss Amy Clark
Sport Science, Tourism & Leisure Dept, Canterbury Christ Church University
November 5, 2014

A great book for me and probably for postgraduates too, but as I am teaching undergraduates, I decided to not adopt it (this time).

Ms Roswitha Kersten-Pejanic
Department of Slavic studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
August 26, 2014

This is an excellent text that I would highly recommend for all students interested in feminist sociology, gender, and inequalities in society. The book is written in an engaging and accessible style; which covers key arguments, theories and approaches.

Dr Dawn Mannay
Cardiff School of Social Sciences, Cardiff Univ.
April 14, 2014

A very interesting read and an excellent history of feminist sociology.

Dr Mark McCormack
School of Applied Social Sciences, Durham University
January 5, 2013

An interesting book charting feminist sociology. Will be of interest to some students of gender studies but not a core text.

Dr Niall Hanlon
Humanities and Social Sciences, Dublin Business School
November 9, 2010

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