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Perspectives on Gender

Series Editor: Myra Marx Ferree

Perspectives on Gender represents the very best feminist scholarship on gender in the social sciences. The books in the series advance the understanding of how inclusive of difference our perspectives need to be to capture what gender means and emphasize the important role of social change in and for gender relations.

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1-10 of 29 results in Perspectives on Gender
  1. Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

    Edited by Carole Joffe, Jennifer Reich

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the...

    Published September 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Gender and Justice

    Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter

    By Sally J. Kenney

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender...

    Published July 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies

    By Lynn Prince Cooke

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies offers an in-depth analysis of gender-class equality across six countries to reveal why gender-class equality in paid and unpaid work remains elusive, and what more policy might do to achieve better social and economic outcomes. This book is...

    Published February 27th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Making Transnational Feminism

    Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil

    By Millie Thayer

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    This ethnographic study examines the transnational relations among feminist movements at the end of the twentieth century, exploring two differently situated women’s organizations in the Northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The conventional narrative of globalization tells the story of...

    Published October 13th 2009 by Routledge

  5. Global Gender Research

    Transnational Perspectives

    Edited by Christine Bose, Minjeong Kim

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Readers of Global Gender Research will learn to compare and contrast feminist concerns globally, gain familiarity with the breadth of gender research, and understand the national contexts that produced it. This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist...

    Published February 1st 2009 by Routledge

  6. Laboring On

    Birth in Transition in the United States

    By Wendy Simonds, Barbara Katz Rothman, Bari Meltzer Norman

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Facing the polar forces of an epidemic of Cesarean sections and epidurals and home-like labor rooms, American birth is in transition. Caught between the most extreme medicalization — best seen in a Cesarean section rate of nearly 30 percent — and a rhetoric of women’s "choices" and "the natural,"...

    Published November 14th 2006 by Routledge

  7. Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism

    By Melissa Wright

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. Melissa W. Wright explains how this notion proliferates, both within and beyond factory walls, through the telling of a simple story: the myth of the disposable Third...

    Published August 16th 2006 by Routledge

  8. When Sex Became Gender

    By Shira Tarrant

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    When Sex Became Gender is a study of post-World War II feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history. The key theme is that ideas about the social construction of gender have its origins in the feminist theorists of the postwar period, and that these early ideas about gender became a...

    Published May 29th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Fixing Families

    Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System

    By Jennifer A. Reich

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    In Fixing Families, Jennifer Reich takes us inside Child Protective Services for an in-depth look at the entire organization. Following families from the beginning of a case to its discharge, Reich shows how parents negotiate with the state for custody of their children, and how being held...

    Published August 29th 2005 by Routledge

  10. The Social Economy of Single Motherhood

    Raising Children in Rural America

    By Margaret Nelson

    Series: Perspectives on Gender

    Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory...

    Published August 14th 2005 by Routledge

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