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Gender, Families and Close Relationships
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Gender, Families and Close Relationships
Feminist Research Journeys

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Volume: 2

© 1994 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
"This new collection on interpersonal and family relationships, edited by Donna L. Sollie and Leigh A. Leslie, makes a worthy contribution to our understanding of the strengths and challenges of feminist research methodology." --National Forum Feminist research is increasingly being used in the study of families and close relationships. In keeping with this trend, the contributors skillfully trace how gender has been incorporated into a research program informed by feminist ideas, methods, and ethics. The authors then use these personal statements to reflexively examine their own work, and the work of others, on many of the central topics in the study of families and close relationships--love, caregiving, sexuality, friendship, aging, work/family interaction, violence, and aggression. The end result is both a powerful set of autobiographical essays on the link between each writer and feminist thinking, and an incisive, feminist-informed analysis of many of the subjects integral to the study of families and relationships. Cohesive and insightful, this book will be an essential resource for students and professionals in such areas as family and gender studies, interpersonal relations, sociology, and psychology. "This is a fine volume about how feminist values have shaped some family studies researchers' work at various stages of their development as feminists. Their research journeys are gems. At the journeys' conclusions, I longed for the opportunity to read more and to question the authors further about the puzzles and struggles of their research processes. If you would like to listen in on a conversation about how being or becoming a feminist has shaped the lives and work of numerous family studies social scientists, you should read this book." --Journal of Marriage and the Family
Linda Thompson
Foreword
 
Introduction
Leigh A Leslie and Donna L Sollie
Why a Book on Feminist Relationship Research?
 
PART ONE: INTIMACY IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS
Letitia Anne Peplau
Men and Women in Love
Kristine M Baber
Studying Women's Sexualities
Feminist Transformations  
Alexis J Walker
You Can't Be a Woman in Your Mother's House
Adult Daughters and Their Mothers  
Katherine R Allen
Feminist Reflection on Lifelong Single Women
Rosemary Blieszner
Feminist Perspectives on Friendship
Intricate Tapestries  
 
PART TWO: THE ROLE OF WORK IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS
Stephen R Marks
Studying Workplace Intimacy
Havens at Work  
Maureen Perry-Jenkins
The Family Division of Labor
All Work Is Not Created Equal  
Sharon Harley
Reclaiming Public Voice and the Study of Black Women's Work
 
PART THREE: THE EXPERIENCE OF VIOLENCE IN CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS
Kersti Yllö
Reflections of a Feminist Family Violence Researcher
Beth C Emery and Sally A Lloyd
Women Who Use Aggression in Close Relationships
 
Conclusion
Donna L Sollie and Leigh A Leslie
Feminist Journeys
Final Reflections  

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