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Engendering Modernity: Feminism, Social Theory and Social Change

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Engendering Modernity: Feminism, Social Theory and Social Change

Barbara Marshall

ISBN: 978-0-745-66770-6 June 2013 Polity 208 Pages

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In this book Barbara Marshall argues that the debates around both modernity and postmodernity neglect the role of women and significance of gender in the formation of contemporary societies.
Introduction.

1. Gender and Modernity: Classical Issues, Contemporary Debates.

2. Rethinking the Gendered Division of Labour.

3. Social Reproduction and Socialist Feminist Theory.

4. Gendered Identities.

5. Gender Politics: Regulation and Resistance.

6. Feminist Theory as Critical Theory.

Notes.

References.

Index.

'A timely and interesting contribution ... this book provides an excellent summary of environmental concerns for social scientists ... this book can be warmly recommended.' Sociology

'For students of Women's Studies requiring a graduate level introductory survey of modernism from a sociological point of view, this book could serve as a kind of scenic flight high above the terrain.' Women's Philosophy Review

'It will be a useful text for upper level sociology students who have some familiarity with the fields and debates under discussion. It will also encourage the bridging of two continuing gaps: that between sociology and feminist theory ... the format is clear and signposted well enough for readers to find a way through this dialogue between (some) feminist and sociological theories.' Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology

* This book examines the debates around modernity and postmodernity from the viewpoint of feminist theory.
* The author assesses classical social theory, theories of the Enlightenment and the more recent modernity/postmodernity debates arguing that at each stage, social theory has failed to give enough attention to questions of gender.
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