Women’s and Gender Studies

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Gender

  1. My New Gender Workbook

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Achieving World Peace Through Gender Anarchy and Sex Positivity, 2nd Edition

    By Kate Bornstein

    "This updated edition of Bornstein's formative My Gender Workbook (1997) provides an invigorating introduction to contemporary theory around gender, sexuality, and power. The original is a classic of modern transgender theory and literature and, alongside Bornstein's other work, has influenced an...

    Published April 16th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Concrete and Dust: Mapping the Sexual Terrains of Los Angeles

    By Jeanine Marie Minge, Amber Lynn Zimmerman

    Series: Innovative Ethnographies

    Concrete and Dust focuses on the performative nature of sexualized identity in Hollywood, the people that live in its underbelly and surrounding valleys, the sexual geographies of the place, and the ways in which sexual agency is mapped on the body and in consciousness. The cultural turn in...

    Published December 10th 2012 by Routledge

  3. 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 August 7th 2012 by Routledge

  4. 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 13th 2012 by Routledge

  5. Inclusive Masculinity

    The Changing Nature of Masculinities

    By Eric Anderson

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Drawing on qualitative studies of teamsport athletes and fraternity members, this book describes the rapidly changing world of masculinities among men in both the United States and Great Britain. As cultural homophobia decreases, university-aged men are influenced to construct a softer version of...

    Published June 12th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Language, Gender and Feminism

    Theory, Methodology and Practice

    By Sara Mills, Louise Mullany

    Language, Gender and Feminism presents students and researchers with key contemporary theoretical perspectives, methodologies and analytical frameworks in the field of feminist linguistic analysis. Mills and Mullany cover a wide range of contemporary feminist theories and emphasise the importance...

    Published May 10th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Gender and Violence in the Middle East

    Edited by Moha Ennaji, Fatima Sadiqi

    Series: UCLA Center for Middle East Development (CMED) series

    This book explores the relationship between Islamism, secularism and violence against women in the Middle East and North Africa. Drawing on case studies from across the region, the authors examine the historical, cultural, religious, social, legal and political factors affecting this key issue....

    Published April 18th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Intimate Partner Violence in LGBTQ Lives

    Edited by Janice L. Ristock

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Queer lives remain at the margins of most academic inquiry into domestic violence. When same-sex violence is considered, it is most commonly as an "added on," without close attention to the specificity and meaning of violence within the lives of lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender/Two-Spirit and...

    Published March 28th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Transforming Scholarship

    Why Women's and Gender Studies Students Are Changing Themselves and the World

    By Michele Tracy Berger, Cheryl Radeloff

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Transforming Scholarship is a user-friendly work of practical guidance and inspiration for supporting a student's interest in a Women's Studies degree. It focuses on three of the major barriers students face when exploring Women's Studies: a lack of awareness that Women's Studies...

    Published February 9th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Feminist Visions and Queer Futures in Postcolonial Drama

    Community, Kinship, and Citizenship

    By Kanika Batra

    Series: Routledge Advances in Theatre & Performance Studies

    In this timely study, Batra examines contemporary drama from India, Jamaica, and Nigeria in conjunction with feminist and incipient queer movements in these countries. Postcolonial drama, Batra contends, furthers the struggle for gender justice in both these movements by...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  11. Women and Housing

    An International Analysis

    Edited by Patricia Kennett, Kam Wah Chan

    Series: Housing and Society Series

    In the context of contemporary economic, political, social and cultural transformations, this book brings together contributions from developed and emerging societies in Europe, the USA and East Asia in order to highlight the nature, extent and impact of these changes on the housing opportunities...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  12. Doing Gender, Doing Geography

    Emerging Research in India

    Edited by Saraswati Raju, Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

    Until the 1970s gender had been invisible in analyses of social space and place in the androcentric discipline of geography. While recent contributions to feminist geography have challenged this, in India the engagement of geographers with gender, by being conservative in its choice of focus and...

    Published August 30th 2010 by Routledge India

  13. Women's Movements in Asia

    Feminisms and Transnational Activism

    Edited by Mina Roces, Louise Edwards

    Women's Movements in Asia is a comprehensive study of women’s activism across Asia. With chapters written by leading international experts, it provides a full overview of the history of feminism, as well as the current context of the women’s movement in 12 countries: the Philippines, China,...

    Published May 18th 2010 by Routledge

  14. Gender Circuits

    Bodies and Identities in a Technological Age

    By Eve Shapiro

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Gender Circuits explores the impact of new technologies on the gendered lives of individuals through substantive sociological analysis and in-depth case studies. Examining the complex intersections between gender ideologies, social scripts, information and biomedical technologies, and embodied...

    Published February 8th 2010 by Routledge

  15. Gender and Development

    2nd Edition

    By Janet Momsen

    Series: Routledge Perspectives on Development

    Global financial problems, rising food prices, climate change, international migration – increasingly by women – conflict situations in many poor countries, the spread of tropical diseases such as malaria and dengue fever and the increased incidence of HIV/AIDS and TB, and changing...

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge

  16. 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

  17. Gender Pluralism

    Southeast Asia Since Early Modern Times

    By Michael G. Peletz

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2009! This book examines three big ideas: difference, legitimacy, and pluralism. Of chief concern is how people construe and deal with variation among fellow human beings. Why under certain circumstances do people embrace even sanctify differences, or at least...

    Published April 14th 2009 by Routledge

  18. 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

  19. Gender and Everyday Life

    By Mary Holmes

    Series: The New Sociology

    Why are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just...

    Published August 7th 2008 by Routledge

  20. Judith Butler

    Sexual Politics, Social Change and the Power of the Performative

    By Gill Jagger

    Judith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access. This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work,...

    Published January 30th 2008 by Routledge

  21. Judith Butler in Conversation

    Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life

    By Bronwyn Davies

    How has Judith Butler’s writing contributed to thought in the Social Sciences and the Humanities? The participants in this project draw on various aspects of Butler’s conceptual work and they question how it has opened up the possibilities of thought in areas of study as diverse as theatre studies,...

    Published August 2nd 2007 by Routledge

  22. Making Sense of Race, Class, and Gender

    Commonsense, Power, and Privilege in the United States

    By Celine-Marie Pascale

    Using arresting case studies of how ordinary people understand the concepts of race, class, and gender, Celine-Marie Pascale shows that the peculiarity of commonsense is that it imposes obviousness-that which we cannot fail to recognize. As a result, how we negotiate the challenges of inequality in...

    Published December 12th 2006 by Routledge

  23. The Womanist Reader

    The First Quarter Century of Womanist Thought

    By Layli Phillips

    Comprehensive in its coverage, The Womanist Reader is the first volume to anthologize the major works of womanist scholarship. Charting the course of womanist theory from its genesis as Alice Walker’s African-American feminism, through Chikwenye Okonjo Ogunyemi’s African womanism and Clenora...

    Published September 19th 2006 by Routledge

  24. 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

  25. Age Matters

    Re-Aligning Feminist Thinking

    By Toni M. Calasanti, Kathleen F. Slevin

    This volume of original chapters is designed to bring attention to a neglected area of feminist scholarship - aging. After several decades of feminist studies we are now well informed of the complex ways that gender shapes the lives of women and men. Similarly, we know more about how gendered power...

    Published July 24th 2006 by Routledge

  26. 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 30th 2006 by Routledge