Engendering Modernity

Engendering Modernity : Feminism, Social Theory and Social Change

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In this book Barbara Marshall argues that the debates around both modernity and postmodernity neglect the role of women and significance of gender in the formation of contemporary societies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 155 x 228 x 13mm | 308g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
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  • 0745609287
  • 9780745609287

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Gender and Modernity: Classical Issues, Contemporary Debates. 2. Rethinking the Gendered Division of Labour. 3. Social Reproduction and Socialist Feminist Theory. 4. Gendered Identities. 5. Gender Politics: Regulation and Resistance. 6. Feminist Theory as Critical Theory. Notes. References. Index.show more

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'A timely and interesting contribution ... this book provides an excellent summary of environmental concerns for social scientists ... this book can be warmly recommended.' Sociology 'For students of Women's Studies requiring a graduate level introductory survey of modernism from a sociological point of view, this book could serve as a kind of scenic flight high above the terrain.' Women's Philosophy Review 'It will be a useful text for upper level sociology students who have some familiarity with the fields and debates under discussion. It will also encourage the bridging of two continuing gaps: that between sociology and feminist theory ... the format is clear and signposted well enough for readers to find a way through this dialogue between (some) feminist and sociological theories.' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociologyshow more