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Smith, Dorothy E. 1926-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 262 publications in 4 languages and 7,686 library holdings
Genres: Longitudinal studies  Conference papers and proceedings  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HM24, 301
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Most widely held works by Dorothy E Smith
The everyday world as problematic : a feminist sociology by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 886 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The conceptual practices of power : a feminist sociology of knowledge by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

24 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with women's experience, the author examines the field's actual practices of reasoning and conceptualization. She argues that standard sociological methods of inquiry make use of ideological practices, transforming the actualities of people's lives into a formalized picture lacking subjects and subjectivity. The method of Smith recommends anchors a Marxist materialism, based in people's activities, to a woman's stand-point based in experience. She uses this method in a radically original way to explore ideology and objectified knowledge as the conceptual practices of ruling. Smith is equally concerned with the application of sociological ideology to the human service bureacracy and the way institutions of mental health reconstruct women's lives. She provides meticulous accounts of the ways in which police reports, government statistics, hospital records, and pschiatric files are ideologically interpreted, transforming a person's life history in the process. In a revelatory chapter on the biographer Quentin Bell's account of Virginia Woolf's suicide, the author demonstrates how the text implicates the reader in the objectification of Woolf's "psychiatric problems." Highly critical of current sociological practices, The Conceptual Practices of Power both recommends and exemplifies the alternative approach that Smith presented in her earlier work, That Everyday World as Problematic, also published by Northeastern University Press
Texts, facts, and femininity : exploring the relations of ruling by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

28 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts, Facts and Femininity is a collection of essays which illustrate the full range of work by this leading feminist scholar on social relations as texts. It includes Smith's famous essay K is mentally ill
Institutional ethnography : a sociology for people by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Prominent sociologist Dorothy E. Smith outlines a method of inquiry that uses everyday experience as a lens to examine social relations and social institutions. Concerned with articulating an inclusive sociology that goes beyond looking at a particular group of people from the detached viewpoint of the researcher, this is a method of inquiry for people, incorporating the expert's research and language into everyday experience to examine social relations and institutions. The book begins by examining the foundations of institutional ethnography in women's movements, differentiating it from other related sociologies; the second part offers an ontology of the social; and the third illustrates this ontology through an array of institutional ethnography examples. This will be a foundational text for classes in sociology, ethnography, and women's studies."--Jacket
"Doing it the hard way" : investigations of gender and technology by Sally Hacker( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing the social : critique, theory, and investigations by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

14 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays, written by Dorothy Smith over the past eight years, is a treasure by one of the world's foremost social thinkers. In it, Smith turns her wit and common sense on the prevailing discourses of sociology, political economy, philosophy, and popular culture, at the same time redefining her own sociological and feminist theory and practice."--Jacket
Institutional ethnography as practice by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this edited collection, institutional ethnographers draw on their field research experiences to address different aspects of institutional ethnographic practice. As institutional ethnography embraces the actualities of people's experiences and lives, the contributors utilize their research to reveal how institutional relations and regimes are organized. As a whole, the book aims to provide readers with an accurate overview of what it is like to practice institutional ethnography, as well as the main varieties of approaches involved in the research
Mothering for schooling by Alison I Griffith( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Griffith and Smith explore the innumerable, hidden, seemingly mundane tasks like getting kids ready for school, helping with homework, or serving on the PTA can all have profound effects on what occurs within school. Based on longitudinal interviews with mothers of school-age children, this book exposes the effects mothers' work has on educational systems as a whole and the ways in which inequalities of educational opportunities are reproduced." -- Publisher's website
Women look at psychiatry( Book )

7 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism and Marxism : a place to begin, a way to go by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An important book for both Marxists and feminists. Starting from her experience of the rejection of feminism by the Marxists, Smith attempts, through an analysis of the division between women and men in the working class, to establish a basis for feminism in Marxism--a basis which is essential of there is to be real unity of women and men in the revolutionary movement
Under new public management : institutional ethnographies of changing front-line work by Alison I Griffith( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The institutional ethnographies collected in Under New Public Management explore how new managerial governance practices coordinate the work of people doing front-line work in public sectors such as health, education, social services, and international development, and people management in the private sector. Using research drawn from Canada, the United States, Australia, and Denmark, the contributors expose how standardized managerial requirements are created and applied, and how they affect the practicalities of working with people whose lives and experiences are complex and unique."--Publisher's description
Women, class, family and the state by Varda Burstyn( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating texts into institutional ethnographies by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<Em>Incorporating Texts into Institutional Ethnographies</em> presents a selection of essays highlighting the ethnographic investigation of how texts coordinate and organize people's activities across space and time
Der aktive Text : eine Soziologie für Frauen by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women and the Canadian labour force : proceedings and papers from a workshop held at the University of British Columbia in January 1981 to evaluate strategic research needs in women and the Canadian labour force by Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manufacturing meltdown : reshaping steel work by D. W Livingstone( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1980s, following decades of booming business, the global steel industry went into a precipitous decline, which necessitated significant restructuring. Management demanded workers' increased participation in evermore temporary and insecure labour. Engaging the workers at the flagship Stelco plant in Hamilton, the authors document new management strategies and the responses of unionized workforces to them. These investigations provide valuable insights into the dramatic changes occurring within the Canadian steel industry."--pub. website
Working paper on the implications of declining enrolment for women teachers in the public elementary and secondary schools in Ontario by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

7 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the descriptive use of statistical data, this paper explores inequalities between men and women teachers that may be exacerbated by the problem of declining enrollment in Ontario. Defining education in Canada as an internally segregated profession, the authors assess role differentiation between men and women, the situation of women in the Canadian economy, the reduction in professional segregation (resulting in an increase of male teachers), and the implications for women of changes in educational administration, curriculum, and certification. The authors conclude that in adjusting to declining enrollment, the reduction of staff on accepted principles (such as seniority) would considerably diminish women's share of public school teaching because of established inequities that fail to allow women recognition for a career pattern combining marriage, family responsibilities, and professional commitment. In conclusion, the authors recommend that modification of women's secondary status in teaching focus on the profession as a whole rather than on the individual, that school boards revise methods of calculating seniority for job security purposes, and that a career part-time appointment be developed. (Author/WD)
The experienced world as problematic : a feminist method by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les femmes et la population active canadienne : bref exposé et résumé des débats de l'atelier et des rapports présentés by Naomi Hersom( Book )

3 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge, experience, and ruling relations : studies in the social organization of knowledge( )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The everyday world as problematic : a feminist sociology
Alternative Names
Dorothy E. Smith Brits antropologe

Dorothy Smith

Dorothy Smith englische Feminismustheoretikerin und Soziologin

Dorothy Smith sociologue canadienne

Smith, Dorothy 1926-

Smith, Dorothy E.

Smith, Dorothy E. 1926-

Smith, Dorothy E. (Dorothy Edith), 1926-

Smith, Dorothy Edith 1926-

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Languages
English (191)

German (4)

French (3)

Chinese (2)

Covers
The conceptual practices of power : a feminist sociology of knowledgeTexts, facts, and femininity : exploring the relations of rulingInstitutional ethnography : a sociology for peopleWriting the social : critique, theory, and investigationsInstitutional ethnography as practiceMothering for schoolingDer aktive Text : eine Soziologie für Frauen