Introduction: The Gender Lens and Innovation in the Social Sciences

Fiona Jenkins, Marian Sawer, Karen Downing

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    This collection turns a spotlight on the transformations wrought by 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 in 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 look at things. Gender innovation provokes rethinking at both the core and the margins of established disciplines, sometimes developing new fields of research that chart new territory. These case studies celebrate the contribution of feminist and gender scholars and the impact of their work within and beyond the social sciences.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationHow Gender Can Transform the Social Sciences: Innovation and Impact
    Editors M Sawer, F Jenkins & K Downing
    Place of PublicationCham
    PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
    ISBN (Print)978-3-030-43236-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2020


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