This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern. Completely revised, this edition includes:
new chapters on sexuality and the media
additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body
many new international and comparative examples
the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies.
In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory. Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.
Pamela Abbott is Director of the Centre for Equality and Diversity at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Claire Wallace is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Melissa Tyler is a lecturer in Organisation Studies at Loughborough University, UK.
1. Introduction: Feminism and the Sociological Imagination 2. Feminist Sociological Theory 3. Stratification and Inequality 4. Education 5. The Life Course 6. The Family and the Household 7. Health, Illness and Medicine 8. Sexuality 9. Work and Organisation 10. Crime, Deviance and Criminal Justice 11. Politics 12. Media Culture 13. Feminist Knowledge