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Macmillan Higher Education

Introducing Gender and Women's Studies

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Hardcover - 9781137527493

10 July 2015

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The fourth edition of this classic, comprehensive and best-selling text on gender and women's studies marks over twenty years of engaging with the key issues and developments in gender and feminist theory. With fully revised...

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The fourth edition of this classic, comprehensive and best-selling text on gender and women's studies marks over twenty years of engaging with the key issues and developments in gender and feminist theory. With fully revised chapters written by specialists across a range of core topics, including sexuality, work, the media, race, education, family, bodies, masculinity, methodologies, social movements and politics, this accessible but academically rigorous collection breaks down contemporary debates with helpful examples and questions, whilst also underlining the complexities and contradictions of this area of study.

In particular, this new edition:

• continues to reflect the shift from 'women's studies' to 'gender studies', incorporating masculinity studies throughout;
• features new chapters on violence and the environment, reflecting continuing and more recent feminist concerns;
• includes expanded discussion of intersectionality, international and transnational issues.

Coinciding with an upsurge in new forms of feminist politics, this timely publication confirms the continuing relevance of gender and women's studies. It remains an indispensable resource for students, academics and anyone interested in this lively field.

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Written and co-edited by leading international experts
Reflects growing interest in comparative study by looking at global examples and data
Incorporates new material on contemporary topics, including violence, intersectionality and the environment
Reflects the continuing shift from women's studies towards gender studies, incorporating masculinity studies work throughout

PART I: THEORY AND POLITICS
1. Conceptualizing Gender; Diane Richardson
2. Feminist Theories; Sally Hines
3. Feminist Politics: From Activism to Representation; Nickie Charles
4. Masculinity Studies, Gender Relations and Feminism; Victoria Robinson
5. Gender Sensitive Method/ologies; Gayle Letherby
PART II: BODIES –IDENTITIES
6. Gendered Bodies: Gendered Lives; Kath Woodward
7. Violence Against Women; Liz Kelly
8. Racing the Feminist Agenda: Exploring the Intersections Between Race, Ethnicity and Gender; Kate Reed
9. Sexuality; Priscilla Dunk-West and Heather Brook
PART III: INSTITUTIONS
10. Families, Domesticity and Intimacy: Changing Relationships in Changing Times; Stevi Jackson
11. Postfeminist Educational Media Panics, Girl Power and the Problem/Promise of 'Successful Girls'; Jessica Ringrose and Debbie Epstein
12. Transformation and Persistence in the Gender Division of Work; Zoe Irving
PART IV: CULTURES AND CONTEXT
13. Media and Popular Culture; Ruth Holliday
14. Gender and Environment: Feminist Thought, Politics and Practice; Dianne Rocheleau and Padini Nirmal.
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Victoria Robinson is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of York, UK. Her recent books include Masculinities in Transition (2011, with Jenny Hockey) and Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport (2008). 

Diane Richardson is Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University, UK. Her recent books include Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (2012, with Surya Monro) and Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory (2012, with Janice McLaughlin and Mark E. Casey). With Victoria Robinson, she co-edits the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Victoria Robinson is Professor of Sociology and Director of the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of York, UK. Her recent books include Masculinities in Transition (2011, with Jenny Hockey) and Everyday Masculinities and Extreme Sport (2008). 

Diane Richardson is Professor of Sociology at Newcastle University, UK. Her recent books include Sexuality, Equality and Diversity (2012, with Surya Monro) and Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory (2012, with Janice McLaughlin and Mark E. Casey). With Victoria Robinson, she co-edits the Genders and Sexualities in the Social Sciences book series (Palgrave Macmillan).

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