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New from the Routledge Major Works programme, this landmark title is a four-volume collection of canonical and the very best cutting-edge research on gender.

Taking gender to mean both the forms of identity which follow biological definitions of sex (the social identities of male and female, masculine and feminine), as well as the social and intimate relations which are constructed and defined through gender, serious work in the field is inevitably very wide-ranging, and draws on scholarship and insights from across the humanities, the social sciences, and beyond. Much of this literature remains inaccessible, or is highly specialized and compartmentalized, so that it is ever more difficult to gain an informed and comprehensive overview of the current and historical issues and debates. The sheer scale of the growth in research output in gender—as well as its breadth—makes this collection especially useful and meets the demand for a one-stop 'mini library' of this endlessly fascinating and fundamental subject.

The editor (founder of the European Journal of Women’s Studies), Mary Evans, is one of the field’s leading scholars. She has written new introductions, both to each volume, and to the collection as a whole, which place the collected material in its historical and intellectual context. Gender is an essential collection destined to be valued by scholars and students as a vital research resource.

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Volume I: Imagination of Gender

1. R. Andrijasevic, ‘Beautiful Dead Bodies: Gender, Migration and Representation in Anti-Trafficking Campaigns’, Feminist Review, 2007, 86, 1, 24–44.

2. P. Black and U. Shrama, ‘Men are Real, Women are "Made-Up": Beauty Therapy and the Construction of Femininity’, Sociological Review, 2001, 49, 1, 100–16.

3. H. Cixous, ‘The Towers: Les Tours’, Signs, 2002, 28, 1, 431–2.

4. A. M. Cronin, ‘Gender in the Making of Commercial Worlds’, Feminist Theory, 2008, 9, 3, 293–311.

5. K. Davis, ‘"A Dubious Equality": Men, Women and Cosmetic Surgery’, Body and Society, 2002, 8, 1, 49–65.

6. E. Girelli, ‘The Power of the Masquerade: Mujures al borde de unataque de nervios and the Construction of Femininity’, Hispanic Research Journal, 2006, 7, 3, 251–8.

7. M. J. Goldenberg, ‘The Problem of Exclusion in Feminist Theory and Politics: A Metaphysical Investigation into Constructing a Category of "Woman"’, Journal of Gender Studies, 2007, 16, 2, 139–53.

8. M. Humm, ‘Memory, Photography and Modernism’, Signs, 2003, 28, 2, 645–64.

9. B. Von der Lippe, ‘Images of Victory: Images of Masculinity’, Nodricom Review, 2006, 27, 1, 63–79.

10. H. Malson and C. Swann, ‘Re-producing "Woman’s" Body: Reflections on the (Dis)Place(ments) of "Reproduction" for (Post)Modern women’, Journal of Gender Studies, 2003, 12, 3, 191–201.

11. A. McRobbie, ‘Fashion, Culture: Creative Work, Female, Individualization’, Feminist Review, 2002, 71, 1, 52–62.

12. M. Reuter, ‘The Significance of Gendered Metaphors’, Nordic Journal of Feminist and Gender Research, 2006, 14, 3, 151–69.

13. L. Rice, ‘Refracting an Orientalist Lens: The Instability and Performance in Moufida Tlatli’s The Silences of the Palace’, Women & Performance: A Journal of Feminist Theory, 2007, 17, 1, 37–57.

14. J. Scott, ‘A Useful Category of Historical Analysis’, in J. Scott, Gender and the Politics of History (Columbia University Press, 1999), pp. 28–50.

15. L. Stanley, ‘Women Have Servants and Men Never Eat: Issues in Reading Gender, Using the Case Study of Mass-Observation’s 1937 Day-Diaries’, Women’s History Review, 1995, 4, 1, 85–102.

16. M. Stoetzler and N. Yuval-Davis, ‘Standpoint Theory, Situated Knowledge and the Situated Imagination’, Feminist Theory, 2002, 3, 3, 315–33.

17. L. Weasel, ‘Feminist Intersections in Science: Race, Gender and Sexuality Through the Microscope’, Hypatia, 2004, 19, 1, 183–93.


18. J. Butler, ‘Is Kinship Always Already Heterosexual?’, Differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies, 2002, 13, 1, 14–44.

19. B. Francis, ‘Engendering Debate: How to Formulate a Political Account of the Divide Between Genetic Bodies and Discursive Gender?’, Journal of Gender Studies, 2008, 17, 3, 211–23.

20. M. Fricker, ‘Feminism in Epistemology, Pluralism without Postmodernism’, in M. Fricker and J. Hornsby, The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2000), pp. 146–64.

21. K. Gorton, ‘Desire, Duras, and Melancholia: Theorising Desire after the "Affective Turn"’, Feminist Review, 2008, 89, 1, 16–33.

22. J. Grant, ‘Andrea Dworkin and the Social Construction of Gender: A Retrospective’, Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 2006, 31, 4, 967–93.

23. J. Hearn, ‘From Hegemonic Masculinity to the Hegemony of Men’, Feminist Review, 2004, 5, 1, 49–72.

24. S. Jackson, ‘Sexuality, Heterosexuality and Gender Hierarchy: Getting our Priorities Straight’, in C. Ingraham, Thinking Straight: The Power, the Promise and the Paradox of Heterosexuality (Routledge, 2005), pp. 15–38.

25. S. Jolly, ‘"Queering" Development: Exploring the Links Between Same-Sex Sexualities, Gender, and Development’, Gender and Development, 2000, 8, 1, 78–88.

26. M. Lie, ‘Science as Father? Sex and Gender in the Age of Reproductive Technologies’, European Journal of Women’s Studies, 2002, 9, 4, 381–99.

27. J. Lorber, ‘Using Gender to Undo Gender: A Feminist Degendering Movement’, Feminist Theory, 2000, 1, 1, 79–95.

28. T. Lovell, ‘Bourdieu, Class and Gender: The Return of the Living Dead?’, in L. Adkins and B. Skeggs, Feminism After Bourdieu (Blackwell, 2004), pp. 37–56.

29. C. New, ‘Sex and Gender: A Critical Realist Approach’, New Formations, 2005, 56, 55–70.

30. T. Reiner, ‘The Philosophical Foundations of Gender Equality in Liberalism and Marxism: A Study of Mill and Marx’, 21st Century Society, 2008, 3, 1, 13–30.

31. D. Richardson, ‘Patterned Fluidities: (Re)Imagining the Relationship between Gender and Sexuality’, Sociology, 2007, 41, 3, 457–74.

32. B. J. Risman, ‘Gender as a Social Structure: Theory Wrestling with Activism’, Gender and Society, 2004, 18, 4, 429–50.

33. M. Strathern, ‘No Nature, No Culture: The Hagen Case’, in C. P. MacCormack and M. Strathern, Nature, Culture and Gender (Cambridge University Press, 1980), pp. 174–222.

34. A. Tauchert, ‘Fuzzy Gender: Between Female-Embodiment and Intersex’, Journal of Gender Studies, 2002, 11, 1, 29–38.

35. S. Tomaselli, ‘The Enlightenment Debate on Women’, History Workshop Journal, 1985, 20, 1, 101–24.

36. R. Wiegman, ‘Heteronormativity and the Desire for Gender’, Feminist Theory, 2006, 7, 1, 89–103.

37. T. Wilton, ‘Out/Performing Our Selves: Sex, Gender and Cartesian Dualism’, Sexualities, 2000, 3, 2, 237–54.

Volume III: Living Gender

38. L. Adkins, ‘Sexuality and Economy: Historicism vs Deconstruction’, Australian Feminist Studies, 2002, 17, 37, 31–41.

39. S. Ahmed, ‘This Other and Other Others’, Economy and Society, 2002, 31, 4, 558–72.

40. Birmingham Feminist History Group, ‘Feminism as Femininity in the Nineteen-Fifties?’, Feminist Review, 2005, 80, 6–23.

41. R. Connell, ‘Change among the Gatekeepers: Men, Masculinity and Gender Equality in the Global Arena’, Signs, 2005, 30, 3, 1801–25.

42. H. Cook, ‘The English Sexual Revolution: Technology and Social Change’, History Workshop Journal, 2005, 59, 1, 109–28.

43. A. Cornwall, ‘Men, Masculinity and "Gender in Development"’, Gender and Development, 1997, 5, 2, 8–13.

44. C. Danby, ‘Political Economy and the Closet: Heteronormativity in Feminist Economics’, Feminist Economics, 2007, 13, 2, 29–53.

45. V. Hey, ‘Horizontal Solidarities and Molten Capitalism: The Subject, Intersubjectivity, Self and the Other in Late Modernity’, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2002, 23, 2, 227–41.

46. M. Merck, ‘Sexuality, Subjectivity and … Economics?’, in T. Lovell (ed.), (Mis)Recognition, Social Inequality and Social Justice; Nancy Fraser and Pierre Bourdieu (Routledge, 2007), pp. 49–65.

47. L. McDowell, ‘Unsettling Naturalisms’, Signs, 2002, 27, 3, 815–24.

48. M. Nussbaum, ‘Capabilities as Fundamental Entitlements: Sen and Social Justice’, Feminist Economics, 2003, 9, 2, 33–59.

49. R. Pearson, ‘The Social is Political’, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2004, 6, 4, 603–22.

50. I. Robeyns, ‘Sen’s Capability Approach and Gender Inequality: Selecting Relevant Capabilities’, Feminist Economics, 2003, 9, 2, 61–92.

51. S. Roseneil and S. Budgeon, ‘Cultures of Intimacy and Care Beyond "the Family": Personal Life and Social Change in the Early 21st Century’, Current Sociology, 2004, 52, 2, 135–59.

52. J. Rubery, ‘Reflections on Gender Mainstreaming: An Example of Feminist Economics in Action?’, Feminist Economics, 2005, 11, 3, 1–26.

53. A. Sen, ‘Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary!’, Feminist Economics, 2005, 11, 1, 1–9.

54. J. Stacey, ‘Cruising to Familyland: Gay Hypergamy and Rainbow Kinship’, Current Sociology, 2004, 52, 2, 181–97.

55. A. Stark, ‘Warm Hands in Cold Age: On the Need of a New World Order of Care’, Feminist Economics, 2005, 11, 2, 7–36.

56. O. Sullivan, ‘Changing Gender Practices within the Household: A Theoretical Perspective’, Gender & Society, 2004, 18, 2, 207–22.

57. J. Wajcman and B. Martin, ‘Narratives of Identity in Modern Management: The Corrosion of Gender Difference’, Sociology, 2002, 36, 4, 985–1003.

58. E. Wangari, ‘Reproductive Technologies: A Third World Feminist Perspective’, in K. Saunders, Feminist Post-Development Thought: Rethinking Modernity, Postcolonialism and Representation (Zed Books, 2002), pp. 298–312.

Volume IV: States of Gender

59. C. Beasely and C. Bacchi, ‘Envisaging a New Politics for an Ethical Future: Beyond Trust, Care and Generosity—Towards an Ethic of "Social Flesh"’, Feminist Theory, 2007, 8, 3, 279–97.

60. M. Caprioloi, ‘Gender Equality and State Aggression: The Impact of Domestic Gender Equality on State First Use of Force’, International Interactions, 2003, 29, 3, 195–214.

61. E. N. Chow, ‘Gender Matters: Studying Globalization and Social Change in the 21st Century’, International Sociology, 2003, 18, 3, 443–60.

62. R. Fletcher, ‘Legal Forms and Reproductive Norms’, Social & Legal Studies, 2003, 12, 2, 217–41.

63. M. Gatens, ‘Can Human Rights Accommodate Women’s Rights? Towards an Embodied Account of Social Norms, Social Meaning, and Cultural Change’, Contemporary Political Thought, 2004, 3, 3, 275–99.

64. I. Korovushkina, ‘Paradoxes of Gender: Writing History in Post-Communist Russia 1987–1998’, Gender and History, 1999, 11, 3, 569–82.

65. J. Krishnadas, ‘The Sexual Subaltern in Conversations "Somewhere in Between": Law and the Old Politics of Colonialism’, Feminist Legal Studies, 2006, 14, 1, 53–77.

66. J. Lewis, ‘Gender and Welfare State Change’, European Societies, 2002, 4, 4, 331–57.

67. C. McIlwane and K. Datta, ‘From Feminising to Engendering Development’, Gender, Place and Culture, 2003, 10 4, 369–82.

67. R. Pearson, ‘Moving the Goalposts: Gender and Globalisation in the Twenty-First Century’, Gender and Development, 2000, 8, 1, 10–19.

68. V. P. Peterson, ‘Plural Processes, Patterned Connections’, Globalizations, 2004, 1, 1, 1–19.

69. A. Phillips, ‘Defending Equality of Outcome’, Journal of Political Philosophy, 2004, 12, 1, 1–19.

70. S. Rai, ‘Gendering Global Governance’, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2004, 6, 4, 579–601.

71. M. Richter-Montpetit, ‘Empire, Desire and Violence: A Queer Transnational Feminist Reading of the Prisoner "Abuse" in Abu Ghraib and the Question of "Gender Equality"’, International Feminist Journal of Politics, 2007, 9, 1, 38–59.

72. L. Segal, ‘Gender, War and Militarism: Making and Questioning the Links’, Feminist Review, 2008, 88, 1, 21–35.

73. A. Sen, ‘Gender Inequality and Theories of Justice’, in J. Glover and M. C. Nussbaum, Women, Culture and Development (Oxford University Press, 1995), pp. 259–73.

74. M. Sinha, ‘Refashioning Mother India: Feminism and Nationalism in Late-Colonialism’, Feminist Studies, 2000, 26, 3, 623–44.

75. S. Walby, ‘Gender, Globalisation and Democracy’, Gender and Development, 2000, 8, 1, 20–8.

76. J. Weeks, ‘The Sexual Citizen’, Theory, Culture and Society, 1998, 15, 3–4, 35–52.

77. A. White, ‘All the Men are Fighting for Freedom, All the Women are Mourning their Men, but Some of Us Carried Guns: A Raced-Gendered Analysis of Fanon’s Psychological Perspectives on War’, Signs, 2007, 32, 4, 857–84.

78. I. Young, ‘The Logic of Masculinist Protection’, Signs, 2003, 29, 1, 1–25.

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