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Gender and Sociology

Series Editors: Sue Scott, Newcastle University, UK and Stevi Jackson, Centre for Women's Studies, University of York, UK

Gender and Sociology is a new series bringing together high quality research in the areas of gender and sociology. It will include: different theories and approaches to questions of gender; debates and contemporary issues in the sociological study of gender; historical, cultural and social and political dimensions; and the relationships between continuities and change, inequalities and gendered identities.

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Proposals are invited for texts that include one or a range of the following:
Theoretical debates on sex/gender - Femininities/Masculinities – Bodies – Sexuality – Feminism – Pornography - Love and Intimacy – Family – Work – Education – Violence – Politics - Social movements – Representation – Identity – Class - Race and ethnicity - Social change and inequalities – Consumption - The Environment

Contact regarding proposals
If you would like to submit a proposal, or to discuss ideas, then please contact Sue Scott (sue.scott@newcastle.ac.uk), Stevi Jackson (stevi.jackson@york.ac.uk) and Shannon Kneis (shannon.kneis@bristol.ac.uk). Download the proposal guidelines.

International editorial advisory board

  • Susanne Y. P. Choi, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Meihua Chen, National Sun Yat Sen University, Taiwan
  • Sara Crawley, South Florida University, US
  • James Farrer, Sophia University, Japan
  • Nayoung Lee, Chung Ang University, South Korea
  • Nishi Mitra, TISS, Mumbai, India
  • Pei Yuxin, Sun Yat Sen University, China
  • Kopano Ratele, UNISA/MRC, South Africa
  • Rosemary Du Plessis, Canterbury University, New Zealand
  • Ann Phoenix, University College London, UK
  • Ayse Saktanber, Middle East Technical University Ankara, Turkey
  • Raffaella Ferrero Camoletto, University of Turin, Italy
  • Momin Rahmin, Trent University, Canada Elina Oinas, University of Helsinki, Finland
  • Miriam Adelman, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil Kristen Schilt, University of Chicago, US
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Work, Labour and Cleaning

The Social Contexts of Outsourcing Housework

Outsourcing of domestic work in the UK has been steadily rising since the 1970s, but little research has considered White British women. This book argues that outsourced domestic cleaning can either be done as mental and manual skilled work or as manual and ‘natural’ emotional/affective labour, depending on the work conditions.

Bristol Uni Press

Sharing Milk

Intimacy, Materiality and Bio-Communities of Practice

Using a bio-communities of practice framework, this thought-provoking empirical analysis explores the emotional and material dimensions of the growing phenomenon of milk sharing in the Global North and its implications for contemporary understandings of infant feeding in the US, providing new insights into a much-debated topic.

Bristol Uni Press

Austerity, Women and the Role of the State

Lived Experiences of the Crisis

Delivering a timely account of the misconceptions of policies, discourses and representations around austerity in the UK, Dabrowski illustrates the complex ways through which austerity is experienced by women in their everyday lives.

Bristol Uni Press