Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies
"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."
"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."
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.
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Cultural representations and critiques
Chapter 4 Gendered Cultures
Feminists and the Politics of REligion
Chapter 6 The Crisis in Masculinity
Chapter 15 Gender Care and the Welfare State
Family Diversity and Gender Convergence
Intimate relationships and sexualities
Heteronormativity and Homosexuality
Feminist Pasts Feminist Futures
Blurring the Boundaries of Gender
Embodiment in a technological world
Between Conformity and Autonomy
Modernism Postmodernism Feminism
CriticalCreative Interventions in the Politics of Knowledge
Chapter 9 Gender Change and Education
Globalization and the state
Chapter 10 Gender in a Global World
Within and Beyond the Gendered Nation
Chapter 12 Towards a New Theorizing of Women Gender and War
The Contested Boundaries of Feminist Citizenship
Work and Family
Chapter 14 Gender and Work
Chapter 21 The Natural World and the Nature of Gender
Chapter 22 From Science and Technology to Feminist Technoscience
Gender Ethics and Political Theory
Feminist Fractured Foundationalism
Transnational Feminist Political Strategies
Chapter 26 Utopian Visions