Table of contents for An introduction to sociology : feminist perspectives / Pamela Abbott, Claire Wallace, Melissa Tyler.

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Contents
List of tables	
Preface	
Acknowledgements	
1	Introduction: Feminism and the Sociological Imagination
	Setting the agenda
	Gendering the sociological imagination
	Ideologies of sexual difference
	The sex-gender distinction
	The feminist critique of malestream sociology
	Towards a feminist sociology 
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
	
2	Feminist sociological theory
	Feminist perspectives and sociology
	An invitation to feminist sociology
	The insights of sociology
	The historical context of sociology
	Theory and theorizing
	Feminist theory
	Feminist debates on sexual difference
	Feminist theoretical perspectives
	Postfeminism
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
		
3	Stratification and inequality
	Gender-based stratification
	Social-class based stratification
	Race, ethnicity and stratification
	Disability and stratification
	Global stratification
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
	
4	Education
	Girls' educational achievements
	The history of girls' education in Britain
	Explaining girls' continued disadvantage
	Global inequalities in literacy and education (please amend in text)
	Feminist perspectives on education
	Masculinity and education
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
		
5	The life course
	Childhood
	Adolescence
	Adulthood
	Ageing
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
	
6	The family and the household
	Sociological perspectives on the family
	Feminist approaches to the family
	Industrialisation and the origins of the family wage
	Diversity in family forms and practices
	Familial Ideology
	Gendered experiences of family life
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
	
7	Health, illness and caring
	Women and medicine
	Iatrogenic medicine
	Gender, power and medicine
	Women as providers of health care
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
	
8	Sexuality
	Essentialist perspectives on sexuality
	Sociological perspectives on sexuality
	Postmodern sexualities (please amend in text)
	Feminist perspectives on sexuality
	Women's sexual experiences and attitudes
	Sexuality and power relations
	Race, ethnicity and sexuality
	Sexuality and HIV/AIDS
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
9	Work and organization
	Gender ideology and the sexual division of labour
	Industrialisation and the gendered organization of work
	The gendered division of domestic labour
	Men, women and the labour market
	Feminist studies of the workplace
	Gender and the professions
	Managerial work
	Sexuality and work
	Explaining the gendered labour market
	The changing nature of work
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
	
10	Crime, violence and criminal justice
	Explaining crime - women as criminals
	Men, women and crime
	The need for feminist theory
	Feminist theories of crime
	Violence, fear and social control (please amend in text)
	Men, violence and male power
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
		
11	Politics
	Men, women and voting studies
	Defining feminist politics
	Feminist political activism (please amend in text)
	Women and the state
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
12	Mass media and popular culture
	Culture - a brief history of the concept
	The sociology of culture and the emergence of cultural studies
	Cultural studies as ideology studies
	Studying media culture
	Sociological perspectives on media culture
	Youth culture and rebellion
	Postmodern cultural forms
	The feminist critique of cultural studies
	Feminist studies of media culture
	Masculinity and media culture
	Feminist perspectives on language
	New media technologies and cyberfeminism (please amend in text)
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading
		
13	Feminist knowledge
	Doing feminist research
	Feminist epistemologies
	Epistemic communities
	Conclusions
	Summary
	Further Reading	
	
References	
Author Index	
Subject Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Feminist theory.
Sociology -- Philosophy.
Sociology -- Methodology.