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Walker, Alexis J. – Journal of Family Issues, 2004
Janet Chafetz dismisses Audre Lorde's dictum that you cannot dismantle the master's house using the master's tools. Instead, she argues compellingly that feminists draw from the same tool kit from which all social scientists draw and not from feminist theory and feminist methodology. It is perhaps an indication of how far we have come that four…
Descriptors: Feminism, Gender Issues, Social Science Research, Social Bias
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Adams, Michele – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
Researchers suggest that backlashes to feminism may appear in the form of pro-family campaigns. Social scientists have observed themes in the current pro-marriage movement to support this claim; others note historical cycles of pro-family backlash to feminism. This article is a sociohistorical analysis of texts from a leading organized advocate of…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Social Scientists, Feminism, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Allen, Katherine R. – Journal of Family Issues, 2004
Feminist ideas and practices permeate the consciousness, relationships, and politics of women and men across continents. Certainly, they are central to work in the scientific study of family structures and processes. It is exciting to engage in discussion and debate with other feminist scholars about the relative contributions of feminist theories…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Feminism, Females, Inquiry
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Chafetz, Janet Saltzman – Journal of Family Issues, 2004
People committed to a sociopolitical ideology have different skills they can offer to a social movement designed to bring about social change. In this paper, Janet Chafetz contends that feminist social and behavioral scientists can maximize their movement contributions by doing excellent social science on gender issues; that is their unique…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Scientists, Research Methodology, Social Sciences
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Manoogian, Margaret M.; Walker, Alexis J.; Richards, Leslie N. – Journal of Family Issues, 2007
Women use legacies to help family members articulate family identity, learn family history, and provide succeeding generations with information about family culture. Using feminist standpoint theory and the life-course perspective, this qualitative study examined the intergenerational transmissions that 30 older Armenian American mothers received…
Descriptors: Mothers, Family Life, Genealogy, Ethnicity
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Hoffman, Kristi L.; Kiecolt, K. Jill; Edwards, John N. – Journal of Family Issues, 2005
This study develops and tests a theoretical model to explain sibling violence based on the feminist, conflict, and social learning theoretical perspectives and research in psychology and sociology. A multivariate analysis of data from 651 young adults generally supports hypotheses from all three theoretical perspectives. Males with brothers have…
Descriptors: Siblings, Family Violence, Young Adults, Parent Child Relationship