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SOC 311: Feminist Theory (Christy Craig)

This guide will walk you through the research process on how to find scholarly, sociology articles related to feminist theory. It includes the major sociology journals on women studies, citation instruction, how to read scholarly articles, and how to deve

What is a Database?

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Best Bet Databases

A database is an organized collection of accessible research. The databases below are focused on the social sciences, including sociology. They can provide you with valuable scholarly articles for your research. If none of these databases are working for you, there are more available in the sociology section of our general database page. 

Sociology Journals

Scholarly journals are often one of the best ways to find pertinent, scholarly articles and stay up to date with what is being discussed in the field. Journal issues are also often organized by themes, meaning if you find an article in a single issue, the rest of the issue is bound to have additional articles related to your topic. Additionally, where most databases tend to cover a broad range of disciplines, such as Sociology and Psychology, journals tend to focus on one type of discipline. 

Feminist Review

Is a peer reviewed, interdisciplinary journal contributing to new agendas for feminism. The journal invites critical reflection on the relationship between materiality and representation, theory and practice, subjectivity and communities, contemporary and historical formations.

Feminist Theory

Feminist Theory is an international peer-reviewed journal that provides a forum for critical analysis and constructive debate within feminism. Genuinely interdisciplinary, Feminist Theory incorporates perspective from across the humanities and social sciences and the full range of feminist political and theoretical stances. 

Gender & Society

Is the official journal of Sociologists for Women in Society, and is a top-ranked journal in sociology and women's studies. Articles analyze gender and gendered processes in interactions, organizations, societies, and global and transnational spaces. The journal publishes empirical articles, along with reviews of books. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Sexualization, Media, & Society

Sexualization, Media, & Society (SMS) is a peer-reviewed, open-access interdisciplinary journal that provides a premier resource for diverse scholars and activists interested in critically examining the phenomenon of sexualized media as it affects individuals, relationships, communities, and societies.

Gender, Technology, and Development

Gender, Technology and Development is an international, multi-disciplinary, refereed journal serving as a forum for exploring the linkages among changing gender relations, technological change and developing societies. The journal's main focus is on the shifting boundaries and meanings of gender, technology and development, addressing transnational phenomena and engaging in dialogues that cut across geographical boundaries.