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Routledge Research in Gender and Society

The social sciences continue to be transformed and enriched by analysis which takes gender, and the ways in which gender and society interact, to be of vital, defining importance. This series is new and broadly based, and will publish high-level contributions from across the disciplines.

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1-10 of 44 results in Routledge Research in Gender and Society
  1. Gender, Ethnicity and Political Agency

    South Asian Women Organizing

    By Shaminder Takhar

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This book examines how South Asian women’s collective agency is operationalized through civic organizations in the UK. Drawing on black feminist theory and third world feminism, it shows the complexity of political agency and its relationship to identity and subjectivity, and uses empirical...

    Published February 27th 2015 by Routledge

  2. Gender, Violence, and Law

    By Melanie Randall

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    The law has been the major site of advocacy, reform efforts and social change in relation to a variety of complex social problems. Gendered violence is one of them. After nearly three decades of advocacy and law reform, what can we understand about current legal responses to, and engagement with,...

    Published January 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Sexual Violence and Political Transitions

    Tracing Shifting Meanings and Functions of Rape

    By Louise du Toit

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This volume explores the meanings, nature and function of rape during political transitions, showing that high levels of sexual violence directed mainly against women and children during war-time normally do not cease or dissipate after the end of formal hostilities, and that post-conflict...

    Published December 31st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Gendering Globalization on the Ground

    The Limits of Feminized Work for Mexican Women’s Empowerment

    By Gay Young

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    How has globalization worked for women working on the frontlines of neoliberalism on the Mexico-US border? This border divides "US" from "Others," and produces social inequalities that form a site where marginalized border women encounter the othering power of neoliberalism and confront...

    Published November 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Embodied Performance of Gender

    By Jack Migdalek

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Norms of embodied behaviour for males and females, as promoted in mainstream Western public arenas of popular culture and the everyday, continue to work, overtly and covertly, as definitive and restrictive barriers to the realm of possibilities of embodied gender expression and appreciation. They...

    Published November 11th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Gender, Development and Environmental Governance

    Theorizing Connections

    By Seema Arora-Jonsson

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    A major challenge in studies of environmental governance is dealing with the diversity of the people involved at multiple levels – villagers, development agents, policy-makers, private resource users and others – and taking seriously their aspirations, conflicts and collaborations. This book...

    Published June 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Cross-Cultural Women Scholars in Academe

    Intergenerational Voices

    Edited by Lorri J. Santamaría, Gaëtane Jean-Marie, Cosette M. Grant

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This ground-breaking collection features the diverse voices, experiences, and scholarship of cross-cultural women of American Indian, Asian American, Black/African American and Hispanic descent at various levels of academe, actively engaged in the advancement of marginalized groups in the U.S. and...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Muslim Women, Transnational Feminism and the Ethics of Pedagogy

    Contested Imaginaries in Post-9/11 Cultural Practice

    Edited by Lisa K. Taylor, Jasmin Zine

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Following a long historical legacy, Muslim women’s lives continue to be represented and circulate widely as a vehicle of intercultural understanding within a context of the "war on terror." Following Edward Said’s thesis that these cultural forms reflect and participate in the power plays of empire...

    Published April 25th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Homosexuality, Law and Resistance

    By Derek McGhee

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    This book explores contemporary social theory and developments in the study of sexuality through the analysis of law and its practices. Each chapter explores the power of discourse in law in relation to homosexualities, while simultaneously examining how homosexuals resist and disrupt these legal...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Victims, Gender and Jouissance

    By Victoria Grace

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Victimization has a long, cross-cultural history. The status of the victim has been the source of active and stirring controversy in cultural theory, criminology and legal theory, philosophy and psychoanalysis; it is of particular interest within feminist theory. Can the victim relation be refused?...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge