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Smith, Dorothy E. 1926-

Overview
Works: 70 works in 257 publications in 3 languages and 7,924 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 )

29 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
An introduction to general American phonetics by Charles Van Riper( Book )

22 editions published between 1954 and 1992 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

23 editions published between 1990 and 1999 in English and held by 642 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 )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 540 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 )

12 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 494 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 )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 380 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 )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 316 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 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at the relationship between the work women do with and for their children in relation to schooling
Women look at psychiatry( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 131 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 Dorothy E.; Griffith, Alison I Smith( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 92 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
Women, class, family and the state by Varda Burstyn( Book )

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

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

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 72 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 )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der aktive Text : eine Soziologie für Frauen by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in German and held by 67 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
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

Texts, facts, and feminity : exploring the relations of ruling by Dorothy E Smith( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 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

Dorothy Smith is considered one of the most original sociologists and theorists of our time, and her writings have attracted much attention in Europe and the US as well as in Canada. This collection of original essays, written by scholars who worked or studied with Smith, exemplifies Smith's approach to social analysis.Each author takes an empirical approach. Some analyse texts (the maps and documents of land-use planning, photographs, an influential history of British India, reports of a task force on battered women); some draw on interviews (with clerical workers, with Japanese corporate wives), while others (an AIDS activist, a teacher of adult literacy, a social worker) reflect on personal experiences. In each case we are introduced to specific themes in Smith's approach. The essays put Smith's method to work in diverse ways and in the process offer intriguing insights into their topics.This tribute to Smith's empowering contribution as a thinker and teacher reveals how empirical studies can illuminate concepts usually presented in the abstract. As the first compilation of applications of Smith's methodology, this is a landmark work in the developing field of the social organization of knowledge
 
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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

Smith, Dorothy 1926-

Smith, Dorothy E.

Smith, Dorothy E., 1926-

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

Smith, Dorothy Edith 1926-

Languages
English (193)

German (3)

Chinese (2)

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An introduction to general American phoneticsThe 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 FrauenTexts, facts, and feminity : exploring the relations of ruling