Original essays by eighteen senior women sociologists on their diverse personal histories and professional experiences
Individual Voices, Collective Visions
Fifty Years of Women in Sociology
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edited by Ann Goetting and Sarah Fenstermaker
In essays written specially for this volume, eighteen senior women sociologists engage in analytic reflections on interconnections between their personal lives and their research, teaching, and activism. With humor, irony, and passion, these womenwhose institutions range from elite universities to junior collegesconvey their diverse personal histories, career paths, and professional obstacles. As a result, the volume provides a picture of the complex dynamic among individual biography and sociological practice, personal growth, and institutional change.
Part I: Echoes of the Baby Boom: Mothering and Careers
Part II: Up the Down Escalator: Tales of Academic Mobility
Part III: Varieties of International Sociology
Part IV: Isolation, Marginality...
Part V: ...And Community
About the Editors and Contributors
Sarah Fenstermaker is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Contributors: Britta Fischer, Martha E. Gimenez, Helen Mayer Hacker, Elaine J. Hall, Beth B. Hess, Lynda Lytle Holmstrom, Suzanne Keller, Janet Lever, Judy Long, Helena Znaniecka Lopata, Coramae Richey Mann, Diane Margolis, Jane E. Prather, Shulamit Reinharz, Pamela Ann Roby, Gaye Tuchman, Hannah Schiller Wartenberg, Audrey Wipper, and the editors.
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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg.
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Women in the Political Economy, edited by Ronnie J. Steinberg, includes books on women and issues of work, family, social movements, politics, feminism, and empowerment. It emphasizes women's roles in society and the social construction of gender and also explores current policy issues like comparable worth, international development, job training, and parental leave.