Gender: The Key Concepts

Gender: The Key Concepts

by Mary Evans
     
 

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This invaluable volume provides an overview of over 40 terms, theories and concepts frequently used in gender studies which those studying the subject can find difficult to grasp. Each entry provides a critical definition of the concept, examining the background to the idea, its usage and the major figures associated with the term. Taking a truly interdisciplinary

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This invaluable volume provides an overview of over 40 terms, theories and concepts frequently used in gender studies which those studying the subject can find difficult to grasp. Each entry provides a critical definition of the concept, examining the background to the idea, its usage and the major figures associated with the term. Taking a truly interdisciplinary and global view of gender studies, concepts covered include:

  • Agency
  • Diaspora
  • Heteronormativity
  • Sexualities
  • Performativity
  • Class
  • Feminist Politics
  • Body
  • Gender identity
  • Reflexivity

With cross referencing and further reading provided throughout the text, this book unweaves the relationships between different aspects of the field defined as gender studies, and is essential for all those studying gender in interdisciplinary contexts as undergraduates, postgraduates and beyond.

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From the Publisher

'This compilation of key concepts provides students, faculty, researchers, and the literate public with enormously useful tools with which to engage in the study and debates of gender studies.' - Judith Lorber, City University of New York, USA

'The scholarship in each entry provides a rich trail for tracking the historical evolution of ideas, and the volumen's extensive thirty-five-page bibliography is itself a historal and contemporary reflection of the major ideas of feminist theorists, activists, and pedagogues who have contributed to the evolution of ideas on gender." -Pamela M. Salela, University of Illinois at Springield, Feminist Collections, 2014

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415669627
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/10/2012
Series:
Routledge Key Guides Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.58(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.87(d)

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Meet the Author

Mary Evans taught Sociology and Women’s Studies at the University of Kent from 1971 until 2007. During her time at Kent she established the first UK graduate programme in Women’s Studies, and has taught and written widely on the subject of gender and feminist theory.

Carolyn Williams completed her doctoral research at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics in 2009. She holds 20 years experience working in humans rights and international development throughout Sierra Leona, Latin America and the Carribean, and is currently carrying out research on sexuality in Africa at LSE.

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