A Companion to Gender Studies / Edition 1

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Overview

"A Companion to Gender Studies presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It demonstrates in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality. The contributions are heterogeneous, ranging from essay statements, even provocations, to state-of-the-art overviews. Leading experts in the field cover all the significant ideas of concern to Gender Studies, including the engagements and entanglements with Women's Studies and Masculinity Studies." This is a Companion for readers, teachers, and students across the world. Students of feminist and gender theory - as well as scientists, social scientists, humanists, theorists, and cultural analysts of these subjects - will find this an enriching volume of original scholarship.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This ambitious volume is an essential sourcebook in Gender Studies at all levels and the point de départ for future research. It transcends the boundaries of a quite remarkable range of traditional disciplines, highlighting the gender issues within each, directly and accessibly. Fascinating and illuminating! Recommended to all academic libraries.” H.G.A. Hughes, Reference Reviews

"After twenty years of discussions on the importance of combining poststructuralist anti-foundationalism with intellectual, political and ethical accountability, here is a volume that actually practices what it preaches. This is a very important and necessary collection that conveys a flair for theoretical complexity in a direct and accessible way. It succeeds in addressing gender issues within an impressive range of disciplines and a broad span of interdisciplinary areas. It drives home time and again the notion that gender today should function as a verb that connects multiple differences and not as an essential entity. Compulsory reading for us all." Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University

"This Companion is a landmark text in establishing dialogues of critical race theory, postcolonialism, and globalization with studies on gender." Jeff Hearn, Swedish School of Economics and University of Huddersfield

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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

Introduction : a curriculum vitae for gender studies 1
1 Women's studies 29
2 Area studies 40
3 Postcolonial scholarship 51
4 Queer studies 62
5 Epistemologies 73
6 Genetic sex 87
7 Lived body versus gender 102
8 Masculinity 114
9 Heterosexuality 132
10 Nation 145
11 Law 160
12 Policy 181
13 Domestic violence 192
14 Genocide and ethnic cleansing 202
15 Crime 212
16 Science and technology 241
17 Prostitution and sex work studies 255
18 Global social movements 266
19 Arab women : beyond politics 279
20 Development under globalization 293
21 Migration and refugees 307
22 Class and globalization 319
23 Unions : resistance and mobilization 329
24 Corporate masculinity 342
25 Family and culture in Africa 357
26 The Caribbean family? 370
27 Family and household in Latin America 381
28 Family in Europe 392
29 Reproduction 405
30 Disability 415
31 Health 428
32 Sport 437
33 Environment and sustainable development 457
34 Space and cultural meanings 467
35 Architecture and planning 475
36 Museums 484
37 Ethics 497
38 Religion 509
39 Discourse 519
40 The violence of gender 530
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