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`Sara Delamont eloquently explores the impact of feminism on sociology and powerfully argues that it has been marginalised. A "must read" for all sociologists searching for a complete account of the development of the discipline' - Emma Wincup, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent at Canterbury `This is a model of what a textbook should be, for Delamont states what she intends to do, does it with clarity, summarises succinctly and provides interesting and pertinent references' - Sociological Research Online This book explores the achievements of British feminist sociology in theory, methods and empirical research. It outlines the barriers to the development of feminism and explores contemporary challenges. It provides an unrivalled guide to the origins of feminism in the ...

Neither Young, Nor Luscious, Nor Sycophantic: Developments in Feminist Sociology, 1968–2002
Neither young, nor luscious, nor sycophantic: Developments in feminist sociology, 1968–2002

The Leicester sociology department in which I studied from 1967 to 1972 was large, prestigious, and had a male-dominated academic staff. (Deem, 1996: 7)

For the women who became feminist sociologists in Britain after 1965, what Deem describes at Leicester is instantly recognisable. Deem argues that the Leicester Department operated a tripartite internal market, with an applied sociology track (female-dominated, low status), a theoretical track (high status, difficult, male-dominated) and an empirical track (intermediate in difficulty, and not marked by gender). We do not have detailed data on the staffing, curricula and student enrolments of all the other sociology departments in the UK over the ...

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