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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studies demonstrates how feminist contributions to family science advance our understanding of relationships among individuals, families, and communities. Bringing together some of the most well-respected scholars in the field, the editors showcase feminist family scholarship, creating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work. The Handbook’s contributors eloquently share their passion for scholarship and practice and offer new insights about the places we call home and family. The contributions as a whole provide overviews of the most important theories, methodologies, and practices, along with concrete examples of how scholars and practitioners actually engage in “doing” feminist family studies. Key Features:Examines the influence of feminism on the family studies field, including the many ways feminism brings about a “re-visioning” ...

Engendering Family Past: 19th-Century Pro-Family Discourse through a Feminist Historical Lens
Engendering family past: 19th-century pro-family discourse through a feminist historical lens

With the advent of the second wave of the women's movement came the realization that women were essentially absent from history. A few “outstanding” women (the ones who achieved militarily, scientifically, or politically on the order of men) made the cut, but overall women had largely been left out of the historical record. History was made by, about, and for men—an androcentric compilation of the historical record of man kind perpetuating the idea that women were little more than the passive helpmeets, to use a biblical phrase, of these extraordinary male actors (see Janssen-Jurreit, 1982). When historian Gerda Lerner observed that “women have a ...

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