1st Edition

Women in Contemporary Britain
An Introduction

ISBN 9780415182744
Published August 17, 1999 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

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.


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