Tag: sociology quotes

Classic Quote of the Week: Ann Oakley on the Sociology of Women’s Unpaid Work

Your classic sociology quote for the week, colleagues: “Clearly, society has a tremendous stake in insisting on a woman’s natural fitness for the career of mother: the alternatives are all too expensive.” – Ann Oakley, 1974.¬†Woman’s Work: The Housewife, Past and Present. Our blind… Continue Reading “Classic Quote of the Week: Ann Oakley on the Sociology of Women’s Unpaid Work”

Commit Sociology

As two men were arrested this week for allegedly conspiring to carry out a terrorist attack, the Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was not interested in talking about the causes of terrorism. He said: “I think, though, this is not a time to commit… Continue Reading “Commit Sociology”