ERIC Number: ED432980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Sociology: Discipline Analysis. Women in the Curriculum Series.
Johnson, Jacqueline; Risman, Barbara J.
This essay examines the ways in which sociology, as a discipline, has been influenced by feminist scholarship in the field, and three major contributions of feminist scholarship are presented: the introduction of women into sociological theory and research during the era of "sex role" analysis; the shift to analyzing gender as a basic axis of stratification built into social organization; and a more inclusive sociological perspective that focuses on the simultaneous operation of gender, race, and class in people's lives. The essay notes that in addition to critiques of traditional sociology, feminist scholarship has transformed the discipline by developing the study of sex and gender as a subfield of sociology. It concludes by noting that feminist sociologists are currently exploring the ways that researchers can understand gender as multifaceted, supporting, reinforcing, and intersecting with many other forms of inequality. An 89-item bibliography contains information on background readings for faculty; suggested readings for undergraduate courses; curriculum resources; and professional organizations. (MDM)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Instruction, Curriculum Development, Ethnicity, Females, Feminism, Feminist Criticism, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Models, Race, Research Methodology, Sex Bias, Sex Differences, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Social Class, Social Science Research, Sociology, Teaching Methods, Theories
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.; Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Towson Univ., Baltimore, MD. National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women.
Note: For related documents in this series, see HE 032 663-689.