Dorothy E. Smith

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Dorothy Edith Smith
Dorothy Edith Place

(1926-07-06)July 6, 1926
DiedJune 3, 2022(2022-06-03) (aged 95)
Academic background
Alma materUniversity of California, Berkeley
Academic work
Main interestsFeminist studies, sociology
Notable works
  • Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People
  • The Conceptual Practices of Power: A Feminist Sociology of Knowledge
  • The Everyday World as Problematic: A Feminist Sociology
Notable ideasInstitutional ethnography, ruling relations, feminist standpoint theory, bifurcation of consciousness

Dorothy Edith Smith CM (July 6, 1926 – June 3, 2022) was a British-born Canadian sociologist. Her works focused on women's studies, feminist theory, psychology, and educational studies. Smith founded the sociological sub-disciplines of feminist standpoint theory and institutional ethnography.

Smith died in Vancouver, Canada on June 3, 2022, at the age of 95.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Dorothy E. Smith". Kudoboard. Retrieved 7 June 2022.