Delamont (2003) Titans, Silverbacks and Dinosaurs
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Received: 17/11/2003 Accepted: 17/11/2003 Published: 28/11/2003
'Oh dear, how awful, I must rectify that'
(rare and contrite)
'I do not know any work by women - and I have no time to seek it out'
(common and feeble)
'There is not room for such marginal stuff - this suggestion is p.c. gone mad'
(common and resentful)
'None of this stuff is important in this field: it has not made any impact'
(common and dismissive)
There seems something oddly old-fashioned about assessing the contemporarity of a critical text by the number of women writers that it recognises - but then there are times when only the bluntest of tools will do.
reading the most recent surveys of the field, one could be forgiven for thinking that gender played a negligible role in the functioning of contemporary society.
construct feminism in ways that effectively exclude it from what purports to be a coherent and comprehensive overview of social theory (576)
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