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"Harriet Holter"
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Educational Sciences, Department of Education.
2017 (English)In: The Encyclopedia of Social Theory: (Book in process. Article accepted.) / [ed] George Ritzer, Sage Publications, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Harriet Holter (1922-1997) was a Norwegian social scientist and pioneer in Scandinavian gender research. Her work inspired many research projects and studies, and she was instrumental in creating the vital gender research environment that put Norway on the map in gender research especially in the 1970s and 1980s, focused on the working life and on social psychology.

Holter was originally an economist oriented toward studies of the working life, but having studied women's position in the labor market, she turned to gender studies in general. She went on to study family relations, sexuality and domestic violence. Her thesis published in 1970 was titled Sex roles and social structure and became a milestone for the emerging Scandinavian field of gender studies. She was appointed professor in 1973 at Oslo University, Norway, from where she retired in 1992 but continued to work as a senior researcher until her last illness.

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Sage Publications, 2017.
Keyword [en]
family sociology; gender studies; gender division of labor; feminist researcher
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-305775OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-305775DiVA: diva2:1039140
Available from: 2016-10-21 Created: 2016-10-21 Last updated: 2016-10-21

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