1st Edition

Women in Contemporary Britain An Introduction

By Dr Jane Pilcher Copyright 1999
    202 Pages
    by Routledge

    202 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this introductory text for A level students and undergraduates, Jane Pilcher covers the main issues debated about women in Britain today. Subjects covered include:

    * women and gender: sociological perspectives
    * education and training
    * women and paid work
    * household work and caring
    * love and sexuality
    * crime and punishment
    * politics and participation.

    Providing a clear sociological analysis of central debates and an introduction to the main theoretical arguments as well as including discussions of further areas of interest, such as women and the media, and the body, this text will provide an invaluable resource for all students in sociology and womens studies and will be of interest to all those wishing to know more about contemporary society in Britain.

    Acknowledgements List of Figures List of Tables 1. Women and Gender: Sociological Perspectives 2. Learning for Life: Education and Training 3. in a Man's world? Women and Paid Work 4. A Labour of Love? Household Work and Caring 5. Love and Sexuality: Women and Personal Relationships 6. Body Matters: Technology and Women's Bodies 7. Scripting Femininities: Popular Media Culture 8. Gendered Justice: Crimes and Punishments 9. Making a Difference? Politics and Participation Bibliography Index


    Jane Pilcher

    'An excellent introduction to the key debates and areas of feminist theorising' - Dr Christina Hughes, University of Warwick