3rd Edition

An Introduction to Sociology Feminist Perspectives

    448 Pages
    by Routledge

    444 Pages
    by Routledge

    This third edition of this best-selling book confirms the ongoing centrality of feminist perspectives and research to the sociological enterprise, and introduces students to the wide range of feminist contributions in key areas of sociological concern.  Completely revised, this edition includes:

    • new chapters on sexuality and the media
    • additional material on race and ethnicity, disability and the body
    • many new international and comparative examples
    • the influence of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies.

    In addition, the theoretical elements have also been fully rethought in light of recent developments in social theory.  Written by three experienced teachers and examiners, this book gives students of sociology and women's studies an accessible overview of the feminist contribution to all the key areas of sociological concern.

    1. Introduction: Feminism and the Sociological Imagination  2. Feminist Sociological Theory  3. Stratification and Inequality  4. Education  5. The Life Course  6. The Family and the Household  7. Health, Illness and Medicine  8. Sexuality  9. Work and Organisation  10. Crime, Deviance and Criminal Justice  11. Politics  12. Media Culture 
    13. Feminist Knowledge


    Pamela Abbott is Director of the Centre for Equality and Diversity at Glasgow Caledonian University, UK. Claire Wallace is Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen, UK. Melissa Tyler is a lecturer in Organisation Studies at Loughborough University, UK.