Faculty Publications

Title

Girls just want to have fun (too): Complicating the study of femininity and women's leisure

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Sociology Compass

Volume

9

Issue

4

First Page

261

Last Page

271

Abstract

Sociology is the study of society. However, not all aspects of society get the same scholarly attention by academics. Throughout my research program, I have highlighted some of the lesser-covered areas of society, like feminine leisure seen in activities such as quilting, knitting, and membership in the Red Hat Society. In this article, I discuss how the development of sociology as a discipline has focused on public matters in society like the economy, leaving non-economic or private activities with less attention. My research on women's feminine leisure from a third-wave feminism perspective importantly addresses a gap in the discipline.

Original Publication Date

4-1-2015

DOI of published version

10.1111/soc4.12260

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