2nd Edition

Breaking Out Again Feminist Ontology and Epistemology

By Liz Stanley, Sue Wise Copyright 1993

    Breaking Out is one of the classics of feminist sociology. In this new edition Liz Stanley and Sue Wise review the main developments in feminist thinking on research issues since the book first appeared.

    Introduction to the second edition, Introduction to the first edition, One Sunday afternoon… And its consequences 1 Feminism and the social sciences 2 Feminist theory 3 Beyond the personal? 4 Socialization and gender role: a sort of critique 5 Feminist consciousness 6 The research process 7 ‘And so, dear reader…’ 8 Breaking out again: afterword


    Liz Stanley is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, and Sue Wise is Lecturer in Applied Social Science at the University of Lancaster.

    The original Breaking Out was an important milestone in establishing a radically new basis for feminist thought. Breaking Out Again demonstrates how these ideas are still of central concern ... a stimulating, challenging and exciting book which must be read by all those who wish to be at the forefront of current debates in feminist social thought. - Mary Maynard, University of York

    Breaking out is exactly what feminist academics ought to do more often. The revised edition of Breaking Out provides exciting and valuable suggestions about how to do it. - Mary Evans, University of Kent

    Here, as in their earlier work, Liz Stanley and Sue Wise offer thought-provoking, and very suggestive critiques of contemporary feminist theory and research. Breaking Out Again provides a clear, often witty, examination of the dangers of many of our assumptions about how knowledge is made and offers alternatives. - Cheris Kramarae, University of Illinois