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"Housework is work directly opposed to the possibility of human self-actualization." -- Ann Oakley
Ann Oakley (born 1944) is a distinguished British sociologist, feminist, and writer. She is Professor and Founder-Director of the Social Science Research Unit at the Institute of Education, University of London and in 2005 partially retired from full-time academic work to concentrate on her writing and especially new novels. Oakley is the only daughter of Professor Richard Titmuss and wrote a biography of her parents as well as editing some of his works for recent re-publication. Her mother Kathleen, ne Miller, was a social worker.

She was educated at Somerville College, Oxford University taking her BA in 1965, having married fellow future academic Robin Oakley the previous year. In the next few years Oakley wrote scripts for children's television and wrote numerous short stories and had two novels rejected by publishers. Returning to formal education at Bedford College, University of London, she gained a PhD in 1969; the qualification was a study of women's attitudes to housework, from which several of her early books were ultimately derived. Much of her sociological research focused on medical sociology and women's health. She has also made important contributions to debates about sociological research methods.

Ann Oakley has written numerous academic works, many focusing on the lives and roles of women in society as well as several best-selling novels, of which the best-known is probably The Men's Room, which was adapted by Laura Lamson for BBC television in 1991, and which starred Harriet Walter and Bill Nighy. She has also written an early partial autobiography. She divides her life between living in London and in a rural house where she does most of her fiction writing. She is a mother and grandmother.

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Total Books: 84
Father and Daughter Patriarchy Gender and Social Science
A Critical Woman Barbara Wootton Social Science and Public Policy in the Twentieth Century
Fracture Adventures of a Broken Body
2007 - Fracture Adventures of a Broken Body (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781861349378
ISBN-10: 1861349378
Genres: Nonfiction, Medicine, Medical Books, Gay & Lesbian
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The Ann Oakley Reader Gender Women And Social Science
2005 - The Ann Oakley Reader Gender Women and Social Science (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781861346919
ISBN-10: 1861346913
Genres: Parenting & Relationships, Nonfiction
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Gender on Planet Earth
2003 - Gender on Planet Earth (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565847682
ISBN-10: 1565847687
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Experiments in Knowing Gender and Method in the Social Sciences
2002 - Experiments in Knowing Gender and Method in the Social Sciences (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745622576
ISBN-10: 0745622577
Genre: Nonfiction
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Welfare and wellbeing Richard Titmuss's contribution to social policy
2001 - Welfare and Wellbeing Richard Titmuss's Contribution to Social Policy (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781861342997
ISBN-10: 1861342993
Genre: Nonfiction
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Experiments in Knowing Gender and Method in the  Social Sciences
2000 - Experiments in Knowing Gender and Method in the Social Sciences (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780745622569
ISBN-10: 0745622569
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Mens Room
2000 - Mens Room (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781860495335
ISBN-10: 1860495338
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Welfare Research A Critique Of Theory And Method
1998 - Welfare Research a Critique of Theory and Method [Social Research Today] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781857282696
ISBN-10: 1857282698
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Welfare Research
1998 - Welfare Research [Social Research Today] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781857282702
ISBN-10: 1857282701
Genre: Nonfiction
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Man and Wife Richard and Kay Titmuss - My Parents' Early Years
Public Visions Private Matters An Inaugural Lecture
1996 - Public VIsions Private Matters an Inaugural Lecture [Institute of Education Inaugural Lectures] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780854734603
ISBN-10: 0854734600
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Essays on Women Medicine and Health
1993 - Essays on Women Medicine and Health [Edinburgh Education and Society] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780748604418
ISBN-10: 0748604413
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Medicine
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The Secret Lives of Eleanor Jenkinson
1993 - The Secret Lives of Eleanor Jenkinson (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780006545507
ISBN-10: 0006545505
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Matilda's Mistake
1990 - Matilda's Mistake (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781853812118
ISBN-10: 1853812110
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The Men's Room
1990 - The Men's Room (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804106474
ISBN-10: 0804106479
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Housewife
1990 - Housewife (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780140135237
ISBN-10: 0140135235
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Helpers In Childbirth Midwifery Today
1990 - Helpers in Childbirth Midwifery Today [Series in Health Care for Women] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781560320364
ISBN-10: 1560320362
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Miscarriage
1990 - Miscarriage (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780140120240
ISBN-10: 0140120246
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Medicine
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The Mens Room
1989 - The Mens Room (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780689120503
ISBN-10: 0689120508
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Sex Gender and Society [Towards a New Society] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
La Mujer Discriminada Biologa Y Sociedad [Sex, Gender and Society - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)