Feminist Views of the Social Sciences

Feminist Views of the Social Sciences

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Among the many achievements of the feminist movement of the 1970s was the unprecedented influx of women into academia. Over the last 25 years, women have entered the social sciences in huge numbers - bringing with them new perspectives and new insights into the social world.

This special issue of The Annals reflects on this multivocal, richly textured, and dynamic revolution. From anthropology to psychology to geography to criminology and more, leading feminists reflect on the most significant contributions of feminist activism and feminist research to their fields. Two main themes run through this volume: the relationship between feminist scholarship and feminist activism, and the enduring controversies and future direction of feminist social science.

The contributions run the gamut from the impact of feminism on specific social science disciplines such as family studies, archaeology, political science, and media studies to the influence of feminist thought on specific topics such as federally funded social science, migration, media practices, and sexuality. The main conclusion of this volume is that, "where reigning paradigms are strong and the accepted methodologies are limited, feminist perspectives tend to be marginalized. On the other hand, fields that are theoretically eclectic and interdisciplinary appear to be the most welcoming to feminist influence."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 199 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 370g
  • SAGE Publications Inc
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 0761922741
  • 9780761922742

Table of contents

Revolution or Evolution?
Feminist Views of the Social Sciences
Preface - Christine L. Williams
Traversing Lines of Control - Ravina Aggarwal
Feminist Anthropology Today
Feminism and Federally Funded Social Science - Judith D. Auerbach
Notes from Inside
Feminism and Family Studies for a New Century - Maxine Baca Zinn
Feminism in Criminology - Dana M. Britton
Engendering the Outlaw
From Pornography to Sadomasochism - Lynn S. Chancer
Reconciling Feminist Differences
Feminist Scholarship in Archaeology - Kelley Hays-Gilpin
Feminism and Migration - Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo
The State of Gender Studies in Political Science - Gretchen Ritter and Nicole Mellow
Spaces for Feminism in Geography - Lynn A. Staeheli and Patricia M. Martin
Feminist Media Criticism and Feminist Media Practices - S. Craig Watkins and Rana A. Emerson
Feminism at Work - Amy S. Wharton
Feminism in Psychology - Judith Worell
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