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    Masculinities. As the recently-concluded 2016 Presidential Election has revealed, what it means to be Men in the United States (if not the West/Global North) resonates with political volatility. While this particular debate has yielded many a now-ubiquitous theory – hegemonic masculinity (Connell), Structured Action (Messerschmidt), inclusivity (Anderson), female masculinity (Halberstam), manhood acts (Schrock/Schwalbe),…

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    They are, the functionalist theory, liberal, feminist, radical feminist, black feminist, and postmodern feminist theories. Each of these theories seeks to address the causes of gender inequality and mitigate it but they each go about it in a different way. Out of these theories the liberal feminist theory is most appealing. Although gender inequality has roots in the home through means such as strict patriarchies,…

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    several identifiable sociological theories and perspectives that are reflected in the way we understand domestic violence as a society, and in how we address it as an legal issue. As outlined earlier, this paper focuses on domestic violence against women, predominantly by men, in order to offer more specific insight into the issue. As a result of this focus, the theories explored will focus on a feminist theoretical perspective, although other sociological theories will be drawn on through…

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    Chapter One 1. Describe how a feminist approach to research differs from traditional approaches. A feminist approach to research differs from traditional approaches in several ways. For example, a feminist approach research is often with female lives as the main topic of interest. Furthermore, feminist research usually emphasizes women studies and social activism. Traditional approaches to research usually research a variety of topics not specific to women. 2. Give two examples of…

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    why is it that people in today’s world look down upon feminists? Why is it that the concept of Feminism, which was originally meant to be a ‘good thing’, got such a bad press in the recent times? They say that half knowledge is dangerous and that seems to be the case here. Most people simply do not know what Feminism is. They only assume that they do, based on…

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    sociology theories and combine them into the adult education topic. However Mezirow’s work provided a detailed theoretical foundation unparalleled in our field to explain and justify his theory. It comes from one of the adult education academician which is rare occurrence.(Hoggan,2015). In mid 1970’s the women’s liberation movement had been in the media. Women’s re-entry programs increased across the United States. This movement made contribution to Mezirow’s transformative learning theory.…

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    center has heightened my focus on systems theory and feminist theory. Dominellie (2002), defines feminist social work as a practice that incorporates women’s experience of the world as a starting point. Feminist theory focuses on the links between a woman’s position in society and her individual predicament, it responds to her specific needs, addresses structural inequalities and creates egalitarian relationships in social worker interactions. Under feminist theory social work with children and…

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    contributions to feminist social work practice through the development of a code for women-centred practice. Purpose This approach contributes, explains and responds to the…

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    The theory of intersectionality, coined by legal scholar Kimberle Crenshaw in 1989 in her ground-breaking article Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color, has been regarded as one of the most important contributions to feminist scholarship. This theory allows for examination of intersections of identities, and how these intersections form individual identities. However, this definition is vague and does not explain how one should study…

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    Palanquin Tassel Analysis

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    have presented a critical study of three feminist utopias written in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century viz. The Palanquin Tassel (1889), Sultana’s Dream, (1905), and Herland (1915) from a comparative perspective. All these three works provide significant feminist critiques of the society of their times. They are therefore, I argue, significant contributions to the utopian ideas of nineteenth and twentieth century as well as to feminist theory. It is surprising, given the scope of…

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