New PDF release: An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives

By Pamela Abbott

ISBN-10: 0415312582

ISBN-13: 9780415312585

This 3rd variation of this best-selling booklet confirms the continuing centrality of feminist views and learn to the sociological firm, and introduces scholars to the big variety of feminist contributions in key components of sociological concern.  thoroughly revised, this version includes:

  • new chapters on sexuality and the media
  • additional fabric on race and ethnicity, incapacity and the body
  • many new overseas and comparative examples
  • the impression of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies.

In addition, the theoretical components have additionally been totally rethought in gentle of contemporary advancements in social theory.  Written via 3 skilled lecturers and examiners, this booklet provides scholars of sociology and women's experiences an available evaluate of the feminist contribution to all of the key parts of sociological concern.

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112) Even in those Western societies shaped by a commitment to equality, it is no exaggeration to argue that the difference between men and women continues to shape almost every aspect of our lives. Jan Morris, who started life as a male journalist called James and became a woman when she was in her thirties, sums up some of the experiences of living as both a man and a woman in her book Conundrum: We are told that the social gap between the sexes is narrowing, but I can only report that having, in the second half of the twentieth century, experienced life in both roles, there seems to me no aspect of existence, no moment of the day, no contact, no arrangement, no response, which is not different for men and women.

In other words, the lived experience of structural similarities and differences is socially and culturally specific. Hence, although domestic violence, for instance, is often triggered by the perception that a woman has ‘failed’ to fulfil her wifely duties, just what these wifely duties are can vary considerably throughout the world. In some countries a woman may be abused because her family has failed to supply a full dowry, whereas in other societies women are attacked for failing to cook or clean, or manage the housekeeping budget adequately.

Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group � 1997, 2003 Pamela Abbott and Claire Wallace � 2005 Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace and Melissa Tyler All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. 9 Objective risk of violent crime – selected age ranges Preface In feminist terms the twentieth century began, in Britain at least, with the suffragettes and ended with the Spice Girls and the popular perception, as Germaine Greer wryly observed, that ‘feminism has served its purpose and should now eff off’ (1999, p.

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