Author: Shira Tarrant
Category: Social Science
View: 6707When Sex Became Gender is a study of post-World War II feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history. The key theme is that ideas about the social construction of gender have its origins in the feminist theorists of the postwar period, and that these early ideas about gender became a key foundational paradigm for both second and third wave feminist thought. These conceptual foundations were created by a cohort of extraordinarily imaginative and bold academic women. While discussing the famous feminist scholars—Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead—the book also hinges on the work of scholars who are lesser known to American audiences—Mirra Komarovsky, Viola Klein, and Ruth Herschberger, The postwar years have been an overlooked period in the development of feminist theory and philosophy and Tarrant makes a compelling case for this era being the turning point in the study of gender.
Author: Volker Meja,David Kettler
Publisher: Anthem Press
Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE
View: 2336The Hungarian-born Karl Mannheim became recognized as a pathbreaking sociologist in Germany when he published 'Ideologie und Utopie' (1929) and in the English-speaking world upon publication of 'Ideology and Utopia' (1936), a book in which he explored the possibilities of an approach to political thought by way of sociology of knowledge. Eighty years later, and viewed from varied substance-rich perspectives worldwide, the many facets of Mannheim’s original work are examined in their bearing on numerous other questions in political theory, cultural studies and social analysis. 'The Anthem Companion to Karl Mannheim' is an international collection of original articles on the classical sociologist and documents the current revitalization of the reception of this social thinker. Using “learning from Mannheim” as their motif, the chapters in this volume favor fresh negotiations with his works, including the writings published posthumously in recent decades.
a bio-bibliographical sourcebook
Author: Mary Jo Deegan
Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 6930"[This book's] 52 bio-critical profiles of 53 women recount their lives, delineate the major themes of their works, assess their critical reputations, and list selected writings both by and about them. . . . Ably executed, this is a natural addition to academic sociology collections." Wilson Library Bulletin
Author: J. Holmwood,J. Scott
Category: Social Science
View: 5795Leading sociologists outline the historical development of the discipline in Britain and document its continuing influence in this essential and comprehensive reference work. Spanning the Scottish enlightenment of the 18th century to the present day this Handbook maps the discipline and the British contribution.
Author: Guy Debord
Publisher: Bread and Circuses Publishing
Category: Political Science
View: 5008The Das Kapital of the 20th century,Society of the Spectacle is an essential text, and the main theoretical work of the Situationists. Few works of political and cultural theory have been as enduringly provocative. From its publication amid the social upheavals of the 1960's, in particular the May 1968 uprisings in France, up to the present day, with global capitalism seemingly staggering around in it’s Zombie end-phase, the volatile theses of this book have decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life in the late 20th century. This ‘Red and Black’ translation from 1977 is Introduced by Notting Hill armchair insurrectionary Tom Vague with a galloping time line and pop-situ verve, and given a more analytical over view by young upstart thinker Sam Cooper.
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
View: 1853This book explores the socio-historical and cultural formation, enactment and representation of masculinities in a range of sites, both in the past and today. in so doing, the author draws on a wide range of resources, including literature, film, historical material, before giving students ideas and guidelines to enable them to carry out their own research.
Author: Sondra Farganis
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Social Science
View: 7418A classic in feminist theory, The Social Reconstruction of the Feminine Character is a stimulating and thought-provoking book that brings to light the ways in which views of women are shaped by concrete conditions. It compares feminism to other contemporary social movements that are raising questions about advanced industrial society. In this new edition, Farganis includes chapters on feminist legal theory and queer theory, and updates the chapters on science, reason and morality.
Author: Roland Meighan,Clive Harber
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
View: 8775Intended to stimulate sociologically informed thinking about educating, this book has become firmly established in its field, winning places on reading lists for Education Studies, Initial Teacher Training and Continuing Professional Development courses. The book begins with a light-hearted taste of sociology, and then goes on to explore five key areas of education: - the hidden curriculum - ideologies of educating - sociological perspectives and the study of education - educational life chances, and - the next learning system. This new edition includes sections on personalized learning, progressive education, and the impact of assessment on pupils. It also comes with a new chapter 'The Discourses of Education'. Roland Meighan is a former Special Professor of Education, University of Nottingham, UK and Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham, UK. Clive Harber is Professor of Education and Head of the School of Education, University of Birmingham, UK. He brings with him expertise in the field of International Education and Educational Development With contributions by Len Barton and Iram Siraj-Blatchford, both of the Institute of Education, University of London; and Stephen Walker, Reader in the Sociology of Education and Visiting Professor in the Science of Education, University of Bari.