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New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

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  • Category: Feminism
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Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies

Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies

  • Author: Kathy Davis,Mary Evans,Judith Lorber
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 9781446206843
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 512
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"This breathtakingly broad, interdisciplinary reader demonstrates how widely feminist thinking has spread, how deeply it has shaken settled assumptions in the disciplines and how much new light it throws on contemporary controversies." - Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison "A timely intervention and highly engaged, thoughtful and scholarly analysis of the state of gender and women's studies in the West by three eminent feminist scholars... Highly cognisant of the central issues that have fractured, blocked and enhanced western feminism." - Bev Skeggs, Goldsmiths "The comprehensiveness and the interdisciplinary range of themes are impressive, and they make the Handbook into a wonderful tool for teachers and students of women's and gender studies." - Nina Lykke, Linkoeping University Gender and women's studies is one of the most challenging fields within the social sciences - the dynamics of gender relations and the social and cultural implications of gender constructions offer a lively forum of debate. The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies presents a comprehensive and engaging review of the most recent developments within the field, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn' and globalization. The authors review current research and offer critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war and feminist global politics. Edited by three leading academics from Europe and the United States, and with 25 chapters written by scholars based throughout the world, the Handbook situates the most important debates in the field within a uniquely international and interdisciplinary context. The Handbook is a useful introduction to gender theory and an exciting starting-point for fresh debates.

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender, Two-Volume Set

Encyclopedia of Women and Gender, Two-Volume Set

Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender

  • Author: Judith Worell
  • Publisher: Academic Press
  • ISBN: 0122272455
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 1256
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Covers the psychology of women, the psychology of men, and gender differences while discussing psychological differences in personality, cognition, and behavior, as well as biologically based differences and how those differences impact behavior.

Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

  • Author: Victoria Robinson,Diane Richardson
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137310693
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 376
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The fourth edition of this classic, comprehensive and best-selling text on gender and women's studies marks over twenty years of engaging with the key issues and developments in gender and feminist theory. With fully revised chapters written by specialists across a range of core topics, including sexuality, work, the media, race, education, family, bodies, masculinity, methodologies, social movements and politics, this accessible but academically rigorous collection breaks down contemporary debates with helpful examples and questions, whilst also underlining the complexities and contradictions of this area of study. In particular, this new edition: • continues to reflect the shift from 'women's studies' to 'gender studies', incorporating masculinity studies throughout; • features new chapters on violence and the environment, reflecting continuing and more recent feminist concerns; • includes expanded discussion of intersectionality, international and transnational issues. Coinciding with an upsurge in new forms of feminist politics, this timely publication confirms the continuing relevance of gender and women's studies. It remains an indispensable resource for students, academics and anyone interested in this lively field.

Writing on the Body

Writing on the Body

Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory

  • Author: Katie Conboy,Nadia Medina,Sarah Stanbury
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • ISBN: 9780231105453
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 430
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Exploring the tensions between women's lived bodily experiences and the cultural meanings inscribed on the female body, this volume----complete with editors' introduction----includes classic and contemporary essays on rape, pornography, eroticism, anorexia, body building, menstruation, and maternity, and challenges racial, class, and sexual categories.

Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean

Women, Gender and Development in the Caribbean

Reflections and Projections

  • Author: Pat Ellis
  • Publisher: Zed Books
  • ISBN: 9781856499330
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 181
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Extrait de la couverture :"The Caribbean has undergone profound changes over the past generation, not least in the social position of women. This new volume [...] looks back over what has been achieved in the past 20 years, and foward to the issues and challenges still facing Caribbean men and women as their mutual relations continue to evolve in the context of changing development policies, the increasing incidence of poverty, and a population deeply affected by migration and ageing. [The author] [...] provides a wealth of information on the changing position of women in the region. She identifies Caribbean women's concerns, problems, and needs. She documents the shift to a new stress on gender equity and gender equality. More recent awareness of specific problems faced by Caribbean men also discussed. And thoughout she describes concrete advocacy, research, education and training, as well as legal reform programmes set up in order to transform gender relations. The result is an agenda-setting volume which will be invaluable for gender programmes and policymaking in the coming years."

Feminism in the Study of Religion

Feminism in the Study of Religion

  • Author: Darlene Juschka
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826447272
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 700
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Written by feminist scholars over a period of nearly thirty years, the selected readings are wide-ranging in content, offer a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural perspective, and reflect the work of scholars working within religious studies as well as other disciplines.The introductory essays link the sections and are packed with useful information on resources, issues, and the current debates. The book illustrates how debates about feminism within the study of religions have been impacted by broader theoretical discussions and provides evidence that feminist scholars working on religion have made their own contribution to feminist theory.

Thinking about Women

Thinking about Women

Sociological Perspectives on Sex and Gender

  • Author: Margaret L. Andersen
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 434
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* Contains a new section on language, gender, and popular culture (Ch. 3). * Includes new material on sexuality, including bisexuality and transgendered identities (Ch. 4). * Updates the discussion of sex, gender, and sexuality as central concepts (Ch. 2). * Provides a clearer discussion of the relationship between biology and culture (Ch. 2). * Incorporates new information on welfare reform, teen pregnancy, and poverty among women (Ch. 5). * Emphasizes more fully the influence of postmodernism and the social construction of gender (Ch. 13). * Features new suggested readings, but retains the classics. * Integrates updated research throughout, including new graphics. * Maintains a strong and integrated focus on race, class, and gender throughout. * Includes the most current scholarship on gender. * Retains its clear and lively writing style, written specifically for an undergraduate audience. * Provides Discussion Questions/Projects for Thought at the end of each chapter.

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

  • Author: Judith M. Bennett,Ruth Mazo Karras
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199582173
  • Category: History
  • Page: 626
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The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and will not only serve as the major reference text in the area of medieval and gender studies, but will also provide the agenda for future new research.

Women’s and Gender Studies in India

Women’s and Gender Studies in India

Crossings

  • Author: Anu Aneja
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 0429655789
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 386
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This book frames the major debates and contemporary issues in women’s and gender studies in India. It locates them in the context of key theories, their interlinkages, and significant crossings and overlaps within the field while juxtaposing feminist and queer perspectives. The essays in the volume foreground emerging challenges as well as offer clues to future trajectories for women’s and gender studies in the country through a comprehensive and interdisciplinary survey of intersectionalities in feminist activism and theory; gender, caste and class; feminist, masculinity, queer and transgender studies; disability and feminism; feminist and queer pedagogies; and Indian, Western and transnational feminisms. The volume traces how gender studies have shaped established social science as well as interpretative and representational discourses (psychoanalysis, literature, aesthetics, cinema, new media studies and folklore). It examines their strategic potential to draw upon and transform these areas in national and international contexts. This book will be useful to students, teachers and researchers in women’s studies, gender studies, cultural studies, queer studies and South Asian studies.