Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

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Victoria Robinson, Diane Richardson
Macmillan International Higher Education, 12.06.2015 - 376 Seiten
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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.
 

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Section I Theory and Politics
1
Section II BodiesIdentities
95
Section III Institutions
167
Section IV Cultures and Contents
231
Bibliography
275
Author Index
331
Subject Index
341
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Victoria Robinson is Reader in Sociology at the University of Sheffield, UK. Her recent books include Masculinities in Transition (2011, with Jenny Hockey) and Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport (2008).

Diane Richardson is Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University, UK. Her recent books include Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (2012, with Surya Monro) and Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory (2012, with Janice McLaughlin and Mark E. Casey). With Victoria Robinson, she co-edits the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (Palgrave Macmillan).

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