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Natural Women, Cultured Men
A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory
R. A. Sydie  

$31.95 Paperback
Release Date: 1/1/1994
ISBN: 9780774804912    


280 Pages

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About the Book

This book examines the work of the classical social theorists -- Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Engels and Freud -- from a feminist perspective. The focus is on the theoretical approach adopted by each theorist in his examination of the nature of human nature and, more specifically, the nature of sex relationships. In general, the dichotomized, hierarchical view of sex relationships common to each of the theorists forms the framework for the discussions and critiques.

More recent critical commentaries by feminists are included, as well as a brief exegesis on sociobiology as representative of many of the views found in the work of the five sociological 'fathers'. The concluding remarks consider suggestions for the direction of a feminist social theory.


About the Author(s)

R.A. Sydie is a professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Alberta.


Table of Contents

Preface

1. Society/Sociology
2. Durkheim's 'Science' of Sociology and Sex-Role Differences
3. Weber, Patriarchy and Power
4. Marx and Engels: Social Class and the 'Woman Question'
5. Ideology, Biology and Freud
6. Nature/Nurture: The Sociological Fathers and their Sociobiological Descendants
7. Feminism and Sociological Theory

Notes
Bibliograpy
Index


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Related Topics

Sociology
Women's Studies


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