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The Everyday World As Problematic
A Feminist Sociology
Dorothy E. Smith



Northeastern Series on Feminist Theory

Northeastern University Press
1987 • 251 pp. 6 x 9"
Gender Studies / Literary Criticism

$27.95 Paperback, 978-1-55553-036-5
$24.99 Ebook, 978-1-55553-794-4

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In this collection of essays, sociologist Dorothy E. Smith develops a method for analyzing how women (and men) view contemporary society from specific gendered points of view

In this collection of essays, sociologist Dorothy E. Smith develops a method for analyzing how women (and men) view contemporary society from specific gendered points of view. She shows how social relations – and the theories that describe them – must express the concrete historical and geographical details of everyday lives. A vital sociology from the standpoint of women, the volume is applicable to a variety of subjects, and will be especially useful in courses in sociological theory and methods.

Awards/Recognition:

American Sociological Association's Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award 1999 Jessie Bernard Award for Feminist Sociology 1993


Dorothy Edith Smith is a Canadian sociologist with research interests, besides in sociology, in many disciplines including women's studies, psychology, and educational studies, as well as sub-fields of sociology including feminist theory, family studies, and methodology. She also founded the sociological sub-disciplines of feminist Standpoint theory and Institutional Ethnography.






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