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Winner of the American Sociological Association's Career of Distinguished Scholarship Award (1999)
Winner of the Jessie Bernard Award for Feminist Sociology (1993)
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.