Women’s and Gender Studies

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Theory and Methods

  1. Contemporary Feminist Pragmatism

    Edited by Maurice Hamington, Celia Bardwell-Jones

    Series: Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy

    The notion of "feminist pragmatism" or "pragmatist feminism" has been around since Charlene Haddock Seigfried introduced it two decades ago. However, the bulk of the work in this field has been directed toward recovering the feminist strain of classical American philosophy, largely through renewed...

    Published April 16th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Womanist Idea

    By Layli Maparyan

    Following on the heels of The Womanist Reader, The Womanist Idea offers a comprehensive, systematic analysis of womanism, including a detailed discussion of the womanist worldview (cosmology, ontology, epistemology, logic, axiology, and methodology) and its implications for activism. From a...

    Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge

  3. Theories and Methodologies in Postgraduate Feminist Research

    Researching Differently

    Edited by Rosemarie Buikema, Gabriele Griffin, Nina Lykke

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    This volume centers on theories and methodologies for postgraduate feminist researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research. In the context of globalization, this book gives special attention to cutting-edge approaches at the borders between humanities and social sciences and specific...

    Published May 24th 2011 by Routledge

  4. Bodies That Matter

    On the Discursive Limits of Sex

    By Judith Butler

    Series: Routledge Classics

    In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers a brilliant reworking of the body, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the "matter" of...

    Published April 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  5. Sociologists Backstage

    Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do

    By Sarah Fenstermaker, Nikki Jones

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Published social science rarely gives real attention to the actual doing of research, making the process appear magical, or at least self-evident and simple. This book is intended to right the balance by illuminating the craft and the choices made as the research process unfolds for the sociologist...

    Published November 8th 2010 by Routledge

  6. The Reviewer’s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

    By Greg Hancock, Ralph Mueller

    Edited by Gregory R. Hancock, Ralph O. Mueller

    The Reviewer’s Guide to Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences is designed for evaluators of research manuscripts and proposals in the social and behavioral sciences, and beyond. Its thirty-one uniquely structured chapters cover both traditional and emerging methods of quantitative data...

    Published February 11th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Encyclopedia of Feminist Literary Theory

    Edited by Elizabeth Kowaleski Wallace

    "Schools with strong women's studies programs will find this an invaluable source for understanding the foundations of feminist literary theory." -- HE Bookwatch "The range of topics covered in this single volume is impressive. Overall, the Encyclopedia would make a good addition to any reference...

    Published June 4th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Critical Perspectives on bell hooks

    Edited by Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, George Yancy

    Series: Critical Social Thought

    Although bell hooks has long challenged the dominant paradigms of race, class, and gender, there has never been a comprehensive book critically reflecting upon this seminal scholar’s body of work. Her written works aim to transgress and disrupt those codes that exclude others as intellectually...

    Published February 22nd 2009 by Routledge

  9. Feminism and Method

    Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research

    By Nancy A. Naples

    Naples draws on different research topics, such as welfare, poverty, sexual identity, and sexual abuse, to illustrate some of the most salient dilemmas of feminist research: the debate over objectivity, the paradox of discourse, the dilemma of "standpoint," and the challenges of activist research....

    Published May 29th 2003 by Routledge