• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

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” ...

Reclaiming Feminist Theory, Method, and Praxis for Family Studies
Reclaiming feminist theory, method, and praxis for family studies

Feminist ideas and practices challenge family scholars and practitioners to break with the status quo of conceptualizing families apart from history, context, power, and inclusivity. Indeed, feminism has revolutionized the way gender in families is conceptualized, evolving from concepts of sex roles to gender roles to gender perspectives to intersectionality. The intention of this chapter is to invigorate the discussion of how the intersection of feminism and family studies can build on this revolution to spark more theorizing, research, and praxis for the mutual advancement of both disciplines. Our challenge is to investigate families as contested sites of power without losing touch with their revolutionary potential as sources ...

  • Loading...
locked icon

Sign in to access this content

Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

  • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
  • Read modern, diverse business cases
  • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles