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  1. Body Studies: An Introduction

    By Margo DeMello

    In recent years, body studies has expanded rapidly, becoming an increasingly popular field of study within anthropology, sociology, and cultural studies. This groundbreaking textbook takes the topics and theories from these disciplines, and combines them into one single, easily accessible text for students... Read more...

  2. Introduction to Gender

    Social Science Perspectives, 2nd Edition
    By Jennifer Marchbank and Gayle Letherby

    Thoroughly updated in this second edition, Introduction to Gender offers an interdisciplinary approach to the main themes and debates in gender studies. This comprehensive and contemporary text explores the idea of gender from the perspectives of history, sociology, social policy, anthropology... Read more...

  3. Now available in Paperback - Gender and Genetics

    Sociology of the Prenatal
    By Kate Reed

    Prenatal screening for genetic disorders is becoming an increasingly widespread phenomenon across the globe. While studies have highlighted the importance of women’s experiences of such screening, little is known about men’s roles and direct involvement in this process. With a focus on the experiences of both women and men, this text offers an innovative and passionate account of the gendered nature of prenatal screening... Read more...

  4. Teaching Criminology at the Intersection

    A how-to guide for teaching about gender, race, class and sexuality
    Edited by Rebecca M. Hayes, Kate Luther and Susan Caringella

    Teaching about gender, race, social class and sexuality in criminal justice and criminology classrooms can be challenging. Professors may face resistance when they ask students to examine how gender impacts victimization, how race affects interactions with the police, how socioeconomic status shapes experiences in court or how sexuality influences treatment in the criminal justice system... Read more...

  5. Introduction to Gender

    Social Science Perspectives, 2nd Edition
    By Jennifer Marchbank and Gayle Letherby

    Thoroughly updated in this second edition, Introduction to Gender offers an interdisciplinary approach to the main themes and debates in gender studies. This comprehensive and contemporary text explores the idea of gender from the perspectives of history, sociology, social policy, anthropology... Read more...

  6. Women, Crime and Criminal Justice

    A Global Enquiry
    By Rosemary L Barberet

    This is the first fully internationalized book to focus on women as offenders, victims and justice professionals. It provides background, as well as specialized information that allows readers to comprehend the global forces that shape women and crime; analyze different types of violence against women (in peacetime and in armed conflict); and grasp the challenges faced by women in justice professions such as the police, the judiciary and international peacekeeping... Read more...

  7. Feminist Theory Reader

    Local and Global Perspectives, 3rd Edition
    Edited by Carole Mccann and Seung-kyung Kim

    The third edition of the Feminist Theory Reader anthologizes the important classical and contemporary works of feminist theory within a multiracial transnational framework. This edition includes 16 new essays; the editors have organized the readings into four sections, which challenge the prevailing representation of feminist movements as waves... Read more...

  8. Featured Book: Surviving Dictatorship

    Jacqueline Adams' Surviving Dictatorship focuses on shantytown women in Pinochet's Chile, examining how they join groups to cope with exacerbated impoverishment and targeted repression, and how this leads them into very varied forms of resistance aimed at self-protection, community-building, and mounting an offensive.

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  9. Featured Book: Sex/Gender

    Anne Fausto-Sterling's Sex/Gender is the only interdisciplinary book for undergraduate courses to explain sex and gender from a biological, social, and cultural perspective.

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  10. Featured Book: Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies

    "[Rethinking Women's and Gender Studies'] focus on key words in women’s and gender studies admirably maps past debates, interrogates unexamined assumptions, and pushes the boundaries of the field into new areas such as religion. An absorbing read for WGS faculty and excellent for intermediate/advanced courses in WGS."—Susan Stanford Friedman, Women’s Studies and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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