A Companion to Gender Studies / Edition 1

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A Companion to Gender Studies presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It is designed to demonstrate in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality.

  • Presents a unified and comprehensive vision of gender studies, and its new directions, injecting a much-needed infusion of new ideas into the field;
  • Organized thematically and written in a lucid and lively fashion, each chapter gives insightful consideration to the differing views on its topic, and also clarifies each contributor's own position;
  • Features original contributions from an international panel of leading experts in the field, and is co-edited by the well-known and internationally respected David Theo Goldberg.
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"The goal here—to provide a guide and companion for students, researchers, and readers interested in gender studies—is strongly achieved. To gender enthusiasts: grab a copy, open to any page, and see what new idea you come across." (M/C Reviews, July 2009)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631221098
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/18/2004
  • Series: Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies Series , #25
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.95 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Philomena Essed isProfessor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, PhD in Leadership and Change Program, Antioch University, USA, and Affiliated Researcher, Graduate Gender Program, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She is the author of Everyday Racism: Reports from Women of Two Cultures (1990) while her other books include Understanding Everyday Racism (1991); Diversity: Gender, Color and Culture (1996), and Refugees and the Transformation of Societies (2004). With David Theo Goldberg, she edited Race Critical Theories: Text and Context (Blackwell 2001).

David Theo Goldberg is Director of the system-wide University of California Humanities Research Institute. A tremendously prolific author and editor, his most recent publications include The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism (Wiley-Blackwell 2008), The Racial State (Blackwell 2001), Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (1997), Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader (Blackwell 1994), Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning (Blackwell 1993), and Anatomy of Racism (1990). He is also editor, with Ato Quayson, of Relocating Postcolonialism (Blackwell 2002).

Audrey Kobayashi is Queen's Research Chair and Professor of Geography and Women’s Studies at Queen’s University, Canada. Her articles have appeared in The Professional Geographer, The Journal of Geography, and The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors.


Introduction: A Curriculum Vitae for Gender Studies. .


1. Women's Studies (Mary Maynard).

2. Area Studies (Ella Shohat).

3. Postcolonial Scholarship (Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan).

4. Queer Studies (Judith Halberstam) .


5. Epistemologies (Laura Hyun Yi Kang).

6. Genetic Sex (Amade M’Charek).

7. Lived Body vs Gender (Iris Marion Young).

8. Masculinity (Toby Miller).

9. Heterosexuality (Lorraine Nencel) .


10. Science and Technology Sandra Harding (University of California Los Angeles)11. Prostitution and Sex Work Studies (Kamala Kempadoo).

12. Global Social Movements (Nitza Berkovitch and Sara Helman).

13. Arab Women: Beyond Politics (Ratiba Hadj-Moussa) .


14.Nation (Lois A. West).

15. Law (Katherine Franke).

16. Policy (Carol Lee Bacchi).

17. Domestic Violence (Madelaine Adelman).

18. Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing Jennifer Hyndman (Simon Fraser University)19. Crime (Tony Jefferson) .


20. Development under Globalization (Enakshi Dua).

21. Migration and Refugees (Cecilia Menjívar).

22. Class and Globalization Abigail B. Bakan (Queen’s University)23. Unions: Resistance and Mobilization (Linda Briskin).

24. Corporate Masculinity (Agneta H. Fisher and Annelies E.M. van Vianen) .


25. Family and Culture in Africa.

Ifi Amadiume (Dartmouth College).

26. The Caribbean Family (D. Alissa Trotz).

27. Family and Household in Latin America Nina Laurie (University of Newcastle)28. Family in Europe (Joanna Regulska) .


29. Reproduction (Laura Shanner).

30. Disability (Anita Silvers).

31. Health (Lesley Doyal).

32. Sport (Martha Saavedra) .


33. Environment and Sustainable Development (Irene Dankelman).

34. Space and Cultural Meanings (Tovi Fenster).

35. Architecture and Planning (Mona Domosh).

36. Museums (Ellen Fernandez-Sacco) .


37. Ethics (Vikki Bell).

38. Religion (Pamela Dickey Young).

39. Discourse (Ruth Wodak).

40. The Violence of Gender (Mieke Bal).


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