Women’s and Gender Studies

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Politics

  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 June 23rd 2013 by Routledge

  2. Refugee Women

    Beyond Gender versus Culture

    By Leah Bassel

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Debates over the headscarf and niqab, so-called ‘sharia-tribunals’, Female Genital Operations and forced marriages have raged in Europe and North America in recent years, raising the question – does accommodating Islam violate women’s rights? The book takes issue with the terms of this debate. It...

    Published June 17th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Surviving Dictatorship

    A Work of Visual Sociology

    By Jacqueline Adams

    Series: Contemporary Sociological Perspectives

    Written as a book for undergraduate students as well as scholars, Surviving Dictatorship is a work of visual sociology and oral history, and a case study that communicates the lived experience of poverty, repression, and resistance in an authoritarian society: Pinochet’s Chile. It focuses on...

    Published March 6th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Emergent Writing Methodologies in Feminist Studies

    Edited by Mona Livholts

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    Contemporary challenges for seeking new knowledge in feminist studies are intimately intertwined with methodological renewal that promotes justice and equality in changing global contexts. Written by some of the leading scholars in their fields, this edited collection focuses on the emergence of...

    Published December 21st 2011 by Routledge

  5. Contesting the Politics of Genocidal Rape

    Affirming the Dignity of the Vulnerable Body

    By Debra B. Bergoffen

    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society

    Rape, traditionally a spoil of war, became a weapon of war in the ethnic cleansing campaign in Bosnia. The ICTY Kunarac court responded by transforming wartime rape from an ignored crime into a crime against humanity. In its judgment, the court argued that the rapists violated the Muslim women’s...

    Published October 24th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Making Gender, Making War

    Violence, Military and Peacekeeping Practices

    Edited by Annica Kronsell, Erika Svedberg

    Series: Routledge Advances in Feminist Studies and Intersectionality

    Making Gender, Making War is a unique interdisciplinary edited collection which explores the social construction of gender, war-making and peacekeeping. It highlights the institutions and processes involved in the making of gender in terms of both men and women, masculinity and femininity. The...

    Published September 22nd 2011 by Routledge

  7. Taking Food Public

    Redefining Foodways in a Changing World

    Edited by Psyche Williams Forson, Carole Counihan

    The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship to food. This anthology...

    Published September 14th 2011 by Routledge

  8. Women, Religion, and Space in China

    Islamic Mosques & Daoist Temples, Catholic Convents & Chinese Virgins

    By Maria Jaschok, Jingjun Shui

    Series: Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

    What enables women to hold firm in their beliefs in the face of long years of hostile persecution by the Communist party/state? How do women withstand daily discrimination and prolonged hardship under a Communist regime which held rejection of religious beliefs and practices as a patriotic duty?...

    Published June 14th 2011 by Routledge

  9. Feminism and International Relations

    Conversations about the Past, Present and Future

    Edited by J. Ann Tickner, Laura Sjoberg

    Feminist International Relations scholarship in the United States recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Over those years, feminist researchers have made substantial progress concerning the question of how gender matters in global politics, global economics, and global culture. The progress has...

    Published June 3rd 2011 by Routledge

  10. Feminist Security Studies

    A Narrative Approach

    By Annick T. R. Wibben

    Series: PRIO New Security Studies

    This book rethinks security theory from a feminist perspective – uniquely, it engages feminism, security, and strategic studies to provide a distinct feminist approach to security studies. The volume explicitly works toward an opening up of security studies that would allow for feminist (and other...

    Published December 14th 2010 by Routledge

  11. Women's Rights in the USA

    Policy Debates and Gender Roles, 4th Edition

    By Dorothy E. McBride, Janine A. Parry

    In Women’s Rights in the USA, Fourth Edition, McBride and Parry examine the policy debates critical to women in American society. Analyzing both the historical contexts and current controversies, the authors show the processes behind the statutes, court cases, and administrative rules pertaining to...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  12. War and Rape

    Law, Memory and Justice

    By Nicola Henry

    Series: Interventions

    Wartime rape has been virulent in wars of sovereignty, territory, conquest, religion, ideology and liberation, yet attention to this crime has been sporadic throughout history. Rape remains ‘unspeakable’, particularly within law. Moreover, rape has not featured prominently in post-conflict...

    Published November 25th 2010 by Routledge

  13. Confronting Global Gender Justice

    Women’s Lives, Human Rights

    Edited by Debra Bergoffen, Paula Ruth Gilbert, Tamara Harvey, Connie L. McNeely

    Confronting Global Gender Justice contains a unique, interdisciplinary collection of essays that address some of the most complex and demanding challenges facing theorists, activists, analysts, and educators engaged in the tasks of defining and researching women’s rights as human rights and...

    Published November 15th 2010 by Routledge

  14. Confronting Global Gender Justice

    Women’s Lives, Human Rights

    Edited by Debra Bergoffen, Paula Ruth Gilbert, Tamara Harvey, Connie L. McNeely

    Confronting Global Gender Justice contains a unique, interdisciplinary collection of essays that address some of the most complex and demanding challenges facing theorists, activists, analysts, and educators engaged in the tasks of defining and researching women’s rights as human rights and...

    Published November 11th 2010 by Routledge

  15. Gender and Global Restructuring

    Sightings, Sites and Resistances, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Marianne H. Marchand, Anne Sisson Runyan

    Series: RIPE Series in Global Political Economy

    In this new edition of this best selling text, interdisciplinary feminist experts from around the world provide new analyses of the ongoing relationship between gender and neoliberal globalization under the new imperialism in the post-9/11 context. Divided into Sightings, Sites and Resistances,...

    Published August 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  16. Foodies

    Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Foodscape

    By Josee Johnston, Shyon Baumann

    Series: Cultural Spaces

    This important new cultural analysis tells two stories about food. The first depicts good food as democratic. Foodies frequent ‘hole in the wall’ ethnic eateries, appreciate the pie found in working-class truck stops, and reject the snobbery of fancy French restaurants with formal table service....

    Published December 1st 2009 by Routledge