The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology

social problemsTwenty years ago a landmark sociology paper was published in Social Problems, the official journal of the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Judith Stacey and Barrie Thorne’s The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology quickly became a touchstone for debate about the lack of representation of feminists and the feminist point of view in the discipline. To celebrate the publication anniversary, Social Problems Volume 53, Issue 4 features a symposium examining the challenges presented by the original paper. The symposium includes essays by leading feminist scholars and individual essays by Stacey and Thorne. “Who would have thought that Social Problems would be staging a 20th anniversary celebration to commemorate its original bold publication of our collective musings on feminism’s impact on the disciplines? Who could have imagined that so many fine feminist minds would still want to bring such surprising, creative gifts to the gathering? We feel honored and awed by the symposium.” -Judith Stacey & Barrie Thorne.

For a limited time you can read Christine Williams article “Still Missing? Comments on the Twentieth Anniversary of The Missing Feminist Revolution in Sociology for free here. For more information about Social Problems, please visit the UC Press Journals and Digital Publishing Website. For more information about the Society for the Study of Social Problems, please visit their website.