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
edited by Ann Goetting and Sarah Fenstermaker
paper EAN: 978-1-56639-251-8 (ISBN: 1-56639-251-9)
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.
Introduction: Fictions of the Self Ann Goetting
Part I: Echoes of the Baby Boom: Mothering and Careers
1. Writing Papers and Stirring Soup: Career and Family in the Baby Boom Years Darha Clapper Brack
2. An Accidental Sociologist Beth B. Hess
3. Obstacles and Opportunities en Route to a Career in Sociology Hannah Schiller Wartenberg
Part II: Up the Down Escalator: Tales of Academic Mobility
4. Acquiring an Academic Room of One's Own Jane E. Prather
5. Reflections on a Serendipitous and Rocky Career Janet Lever
6. Paradigm Lost: The Journey from Normal Science to Permanent Marginality Judy Long
Part III: Varieties of International Sociology
7. Marginality, Migration, and Metamorphoses Britta Fischer
8. Bridging Worlds: A Sociologist's Memoir Suzanne Keller
9. Sociologist by Default: Reflections on Past Choices and Future Goals Martha E. Gimenez
10. The Life Course of a Sociologist Helena Znaniecka Lopata
Part IV: Isolation, Marginality...
11. Discovering Gender: My Paths to a Feminist Sociology Elaine J. Hall
12. Isolation and the Woman Scholar Diane Margolis
13. Slouching Toward Sociology Helen Mayer Hacker
14. Working the Third Shift Lynda Lytle Holmstrom
Part V: ...And Community
15. Seventeen White Men and Me Coramae Richey Mann
16. Marginality, Motherhood, and Method: Paths to a Social Science Career and Community Shulamit Reinharz
17. Kaddish and Renewal Gaye Tuchman
18. Becoming an Active Feminist Academic: Gender, Class, Race, and Intelligence Pamela Ann Roby
Conclusion: "Editing" Women, Memoir, and the Sociological "I" Sarah Fenstermaker
About the Editors and Contributors
Ann Goetting is Professor of Sociology at Western Kentucky University.
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.
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.
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