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Oakley, Ann

Works: 174 works in 836 publications in 8 languages and 18,361 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Biography  Fiction  Interviews  Miscellanea  Poetry  Documentary films  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Adapter
Classifications: HQ1154, 305.42
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Most widely held works about Ann Oakley
Most widely held works by Ann Oakley
Welfare research : a critical review by Fiona Williams( )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text offers a theoretical and methodological framework for research in the welfare field. It draws on concepts from established work on structural inequalities and more recent work on stress, coping and social support
The sociology of housework by Ann Oakley( Book )

69 editions published between 1974 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this ground-breaking book, acclaimed sociologist Ann Oakley undertook one of the first serious sociological studies to examine women's work in the home. She interviewed 40 urban housewives and analysed their perceptions of housework, their feelings of monotony and fragmentation, the length of their working week, the importance of standards and routines, and their attitudes to different household tasks. Most women, irrespective of social class, were dissatisfied with housework - an important finding which contrasted with prevailing views. Importantly, too, she showed how the neglect of research on domestic work was linked to the inbuilt sexism of sociology. This classic book challenged the hitherto neglect of housework as a topic worthy of study and paved the way for the sociological study of many more aspects of women's lives
What is feminism? by Nancy F Cott( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sex, gender, and society by Ann Oakley( Book )

98 editions published between 1972 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What are the differences between the sexes? That is the question that Ann Oakley set out to answer in this pioneering study, now established as a classic in the field. To answer it she draws on the evidence of biology, anthropology, sociology and the study of animal behaviour to cut through popular myths and reach the underlying truth. She demonstrates conclusively that men and women are not two separate groups: rather each individual takes his or her place on a continuous scale. She shows how different societies define masculinity and femininity in different and even opposite ways, and discusses how far observable differences are based on biology and psychology and how far on cultural conditioning. Many books have discussed these vital issues. None, however, have drawn on such an impressively wide range of evidence or discussed it with such clarity and authority. Now newly reissued with a substantial introduction which highlights its continuing relevance, this work will continue to inform and shape dialogues around sex and gender for a new generation of scholars and students.--
Woman's work : the housewife, past and present by Ann Oakley( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subject women by Ann Oakley( Book )

24 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The captured womb : a history of the medical care of pregnant women by Ann Oakley( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 Women, the state and the medical profession
Who's afraid of feminism? : seeing through the backlash by Ann Oakley( Book )

21 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The progress in women's rights brought about by the feminist activism of the 1960s through the early 1980s is today confronted with a major political backlash. For Who's Afraid of Feminism?, editors Ann Oakley and Juliet Mitchell have commissioned new work by Carol Gilligan, Carolyn Heilbrun, and a distinguished, international group of feminist thinkers to explore the diverse territories that feminist thought and activism have affected over recent years, and the new questions that have arisen during that process."--BOOK JACKET
Women confined : towards a sociology of childbirth by Ann Oakley( Book )

14 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The men's room by Ann Oakley( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 1999 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charity Walton, fraskilt socialrådgiver med fire børn, ved hvad hun vil have. Men mændene i hendes liv ved ikke, hvad de vil
Social support and motherhood : the natural history of a research project by Ann Oakley( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on her long experience as an academic researcher and writer, Ann Oakley develops a sociology of the research process itself, telling the story of how a research project is undertaken and what happens during it, to both researchers and those who are researched. This remarkable book focuses on a topic of great importance in the provision of health services - caring and social support. Setting neglect of this topic in the wider context of an ongoing crisis in gendering knowledge, Social support and motherhood is now reissued for a contemporary audience. It has much resonance for social science researchers and others interested in the experiences of mothers, and in the relations between social research, academic knowledge and public policy
Experiments in knowing : gender and method in the social sciences by Ann Oakley( Book )

21 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the history, ideology and implications of methodology or 'ways of knowing' in the social and natural sciences. It extends arguments developed in the author's previous work that divisions between 'quantitative' and 'qualitative' methods are unhelpful in the pursuit of useful knowledge, and that a major challenge facing scientists, academics and the public today is the need to scrutinize the claims professionals of all kinds make to possess effective expertise. The rejection of 'quantitative' and experimental methods, in particular, prevents us from understanding both the parameters of social inequality and the effects of professional interventions in people's lives and obstructs the development of a critical and emancipatory social science."--Jacket
Fracture : adventures of a broken body by Ann Oakley( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starts with the fracture of Oakley’s right arm in the grounds of a hotel in the USA. What begins as an accident becomes a journey into some critical themes of modern Western culture: the crisis of embodiment and the perfect self; the confusion between body and identity; the commodification of bodies and body parts; the intrusive surveillance and profiteering of medicine and the law; the problem of aging; and the identification of women, particularly, with bodies - from the intensely ambiguous two-in-one state of pregnancy to women's later transformation into unproductive, brittle skeletons. Fracture mixes personal experience with 'facts' derived from other literatures, including the history of medicine, neurology, the sociology of health and illness, philosophy, and legal discourses on the right to life and people as victims of a greedy litigation system. From publisher description
Housewife by Ann Oakley( Book )

38 editions published between 1974 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written from a feminist perspective, this book challenges the set of conventional values which label work a masculine activity and assign women to the home in the role of wife, mother and housekeeper. Ann Oakley traces the historical development of the housewife role, exploring the profound influence of industrialization, and examines the situation of women today, illustrating her analysis with four case histories
Gender on planet Earth by Ann Oakley( Book )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Gender on Planet Earth, influential author, social scientist and iconoclastic feminist Ann Oakley argues that men and women have inherited and reinforce a system of gender differences that has a destructive effect on them, their shared humanity and the planet. By showing us how every aspect of our lives is dominated by male/female power structures, she forces us to take a step back and see how and why gender inequality has thrown our society out of balance."--BOOK JACKET
The Rights and wrongs of women by Juliet Mitchell( Book )

24 editions published between 1976 and 1986 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bundeling van essays, van de hand van historici, sociologen, onderwijzers en literarie critici, over de vraag of de vrouwenbeweging anno 1976 ondertussen gelijke rechten voor vrouwen heeft weten te bewerkstellingen. Hierin twee bijdragen over de onderwijspositie van vrouwen: Pauline Marks over de stereotypering van de vrouwenrol op school en hieruit volgend het minder presteren van meisjes (p. 176-199) en Tessa Blackstone over de verschillende benadering van meisjes en jongens door leerkrachten (p. 199-217). Het gebruikte cijfermateriaal en de bronnen zijn gedateerd
Becoming a mother by Ann Oakley( Book )

14 editions published between 1979 and 2011 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A critical woman : Barbara Wootton, social science and public policy in the twentieth century by Ann Oakley( )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fascinating biography of Barbara Wootton, one of the extraordinary public figures of the 20th century. She was an outstanding social scientist, an architect of the welfare state, an iconoclast who challenged conventional wisdoms and the first woman to sit on the woolsack in the House of Lords
Essays on women, medicine and health by Ann Oakley( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this collection of essays, Ann Oakley, one of the most influential social scientists of the last twenty years, brings together the best of her word on the sociology of women's health
Telling the truth about Jerusalem : a collection of essays and poems by Ann Oakley( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Welfare research : a critical review
Sex, gender, and societyWho's afraid of feminism? : seeing through the backlashThe men's roomExperiments in knowing : gender and method in the social sciencesFracture : adventures of a broken bodyGender on planet EarthA critical woman : Barbara Wootton, social science and public policy in the twentieth centuryEssays on women, medicine and health
Alternative Names

controlled identityClay, Rosamund, 1944-

Ann Oakley britische Soziologin, Autorin und Frauenrechtlerin

Ann Oakley Brits sociologe

Ann Oakley Socióloga feminista británica

Oakley, Ann

Oakley, Ann Rosamund.

Oakley, Ann Rosamund 1944-

Oakley, Ann Titmuss 1944-

Titmuss, Ann 1944-

آن اکلی

오클리, 앤 1944-

オークレー, アン