Social Problems -- Special Issue: The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology

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Official journal of The Society for The Study Of Social Problems features papers from a symposium on the "The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology" Twenty Years Later: Looking Back, Looking Ahead

University of California Press Journals and Digital Publishing is proud to announce the publication of a special issue of Social Problems, the official journal of The Society for the Study of Social Problems. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Judith Stacey and Barrie Thorne's landmark article, "The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology" (Social Problems, Vol 32. No. 4) Social Problems Volume 53, No. 4 features a symposium examining the challenges presented by the original paper. The symposium includes essays by leading feminist scholars and individual essays by Stacey and Thorne. This issue of Social Problems also contains four additional papers that explore issues of gender from a variety of perspectives. Among the papers featured in this issue are:

Introduction: "The Missing Feminist Revolution" Symposium JOAN ACKER

Shifting Paradigms and Challenging Categories JUDITH LORBER

Still Missing? Comments on the Twentieth Anniversary of "The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology" CHRISTINE WILLIAMS

Is the Revolution Missing or Are We Looking in the Wrong Places? RAKA RAY

Is the Feminist Revolution Still Missing? Reflections from Women's History LEILA J. RUPP

How Can Feminist Sociology Sustain Its Critical Edge? BARRIE THORNE

Feminism and Sociology in 2005: What Are We Missing? JUDITH STACEY

"Who would have thought that Social Problems would be staging a 20th anniversary celebration to commemorate its original bold publication of our collective musings on feminism's impact on the disciplines? Who could have imagined that so many fine feminist minds would still want to bring such surprising, creative gifts to the gathering? We feel honored and awed by the symposium." -Judith Stacey & Barrie Thorne

"We're thrilled to have such a terrific selection of papers for our commemorative symposium on 'The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology.' We anticipate that these fresh perspectives on this classic paper will continue to inform debate on the topic for some time to come." -Amy Wharton, Editor, Social Problems

For a limited time you can read Christine Williams article Still Missing? Comments on the Twentieth Anniversary of "The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology" for free at

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Social Problems

Editor: Amy Wharton

ISSN: 0037-7791

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