Sociology, Theory, and the Feminist Sociological Canon

  title={Sociology, Theory, and the Feminist Sociological Canon},
  author={Shannon N. Davis},
  journal={SAGE Open},
  • S. Davis
  • Published 1 January 2017
  • Sociology
  • SAGE Open
In this article, I revisit the concept of “doing gender” to query whether the framework as directly articulated by West and Zimmerman is meant to be a description of social life (a social theory) or a testable and potentially falsifiable explanation of the empirical world (a sociological theory). I document how much of the research that uses “doing gender” is a misapplication of the concept as a social, rather than sociological, theory. I conclude by making the case for the role of “doing… 


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