Shows how scholarship that considers gender make new contributions to both scholarly debate and policy
Brings together theoretical work and policy debates
Uses a comparative angle by exploring research across disciplines
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Table of contents (19 chapters)
About this book
This collection turns a spotlight on gender innovation in the social sciences. Eighteen short and accessibly written case studies show how feminist and gender perspectives bring new concepts, theories and policy solutions. Scholars across five disciplines– economics, history, philosophy, political science and sociology – demonstrate how paying attention to gender can sharpen the focus of the social sciences, improve the public policy they inform, and change the way we measure things. Gender innovation provokes rethinking at both the core and the margins of established disciplines, sometimes developing alternative fields of research that chart new territory. These case studies celebrate the contribution of feminist and gender scholars and span topics ranging from budgeting, electoral systems and security studies to the ethics of care, emotional labor and climate change.
Editors and Affiliations
The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
Marian Sawer, Fiona Jenkins, Karen Downing
About the editors
Marian Sawer is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University, an Officer of the Order of Australia and Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia.
Fiona Jenkins is Associate Professor in the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University and current convenor of the ANU Gender Institute.
Karen Downing, is a historian at the Australian National University and a researcher on the Gendered Excellence in the Social Sciences project.
Book Title: How Gender Can Transform the Social Sciences
Book Subtitle: Innovation and Impact
Editors: Marian Sawer, Fiona Jenkins, Karen Downing
Publisher: Palgrave Pivot Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-43235-5Published: 22 May 2020
eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-43236-2Published: 21 May 2020
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVI, 197
Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour