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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” ...

Feminist Visions for Rethinking Work and Family Connections
Feminist visions for rethinking work and family connections

The aim of this chapter is to explore the ways in which feminist theory has influenced the literature on work and family and, more important, to consider the ways in which feminist theory may shape future directions for the field. At the outset, it is important to point out that as much as I, as the first author, was excited about the invitation to write this chapter, I also became immediately aware of my anxiety in taking it on. I am embarrassed to admit that I still had to ask myself: Am I really a “good enough” feminist to write this critique? I had asked these same questions 15 years ...

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