Student Resources - Chapter 5
- Internet Activity
- Multiple Choice Quiz
- Matching Exercise
- Revision Tables
- Related Internet Links
Internet Activity 5.1
1. Go to www.feminist.com and spend some time exploring any three issues that may be of concern to feminist writers, such as equality, women’s rights, health, domestic violence, housework, war, contraception etc. – the ‘Ask Amy’ button opens up a range of choices and questions you might find helpful to start. Make brief notes, explaining in each case why the issues you have identified might be of particular interest to feminist writers.
2. Either through www.feminist.com or by searching www.wikipedia.org or Google, look up “liberal feminism”, “radical feminism” and “Marxist” (or “socialist”) feminism and suggest how you think each perspective might view each of the issues you identified in question 1. The following table format may be useful:
|Description of the issue||Why of interest to feminists||Liberal Feminist view||Radical Feminist view||Marxist (or socialist) feminist view|
|Issue 1||e.g. cosmetic surgery|
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3. Report back to the rest of your group on the issues you identified and discuss the different approaches to them that might be held by the three feminist approaches identified above.
Multiple Choice Quiz 5
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Matching Exercise 5
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Internet links - 5 Theory and Methods
- www.statistics.gov.uk/default.asp - the Office for National Statistics.
- www.ippr.org/ - the Institute of Public Policy Research, for research to feed into social policy issues.
- www.jrf.org.uk - the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, concerned with social policy research.
- www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/social_exclusion_task_force - the Government’s Social Exclusion Task Force.
- http://web.grinnell.edu/courses/soc/s00/soc111-01/IntroTheories/Symbolic.html - a site that contains more detail on many of the sociological theories discussed in this chapter.
- http://old.lse.ac.uk/collections/meetthedirector/faqs.htm - this takes you to some frequently-asked sociological questions answered by Anthony Giddens. Very helpful development and commentary on a range of issues discussed in this chapter.
- www.physics.nyu.edu/faculty/sokal/ - the site of Alan Sokal, which contains the original Social Text ‘spoof’ article demonstrating the absurdity of postmodernism.
- www.elsewhere.org/pomo/ - the postmodernist essay generator