When Sex Became Gender

Author: Shira Tarrant

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136743618

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

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When 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.

The Anthem Companion to Karl Mannheim

Author: Volker Meja,David Kettler

Publisher: Anthem Press

ISBN: 1783084812


Page: 234

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The 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.

Women in sociology

a bio-bibliographical sourcebook

Author: Mary Jo Deegan

Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 468

View: 8724


"[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