Introducing Gender & Womens Studies: Third Edition / Edition 3

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Overview

This is a substantially revised and refocused third edition of a best-selling and highly regarded textbook. Carefully designed to reflect both classic and new developments in the popular and lively fields of gender and women's studies, its breadth and depth make it suitable for students taking courses for the first time at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. Its new design and structure both highlight the connections across different areas of debate and maximize the book's accessibility as an indispensable source book for study.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230542990
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/8/2008
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

DIANE RICHARDSON is Director of the Centre for Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Newcastle as well as Professor in the Department of Sociology and Social Policy. She is the author of many books including Rethinking Sexuality (Sage 2000), Theorising Heterosexuality (Open University Press 1996) and Women, Motherhood and Childrearing (Macmillan 1993).

Dr VICTORIA ROBINSON is Programme Director for the MA in Gender Studies at the University of Newcastle. She is also Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Sociology, University of Manchester, and Associate Lecturer, Social Sciences, at the Open University.

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Table of Contents

PART 1: THEORY AND POLITICS
• Conceptualising Gender—D.Richardson
• Feminist Theory—S.Hines
• Men and Masculinities—V.Robinson
• Feminist Politics—A.Halcli
• PART 2: BODIES/IDENTITIES
• Racing the Feminist Agenda: Exploring the Intersections between Race, Ethnicity and Gender—K.Reed
• Sexuality—Y.Taylor
• Gendered Bodies: Gendered Lives—K.Woodward
• PART 3: INSTITUTIONS
• Families, Domesticity and Intimacy—S.Jackson
• Girls and Schooling: Contemporary Issues in Gender Equality and Educational Achievement—J.Ringrose & D.Epstein
• Gender and Work—Z.Irving
• PART 4: CULTURES AND CONTEXTS
• Cyberspace/technologies: Of Cyborgs and Feminism—S.Gillis
• Media and Popular Culture—R.Holliday
• PART 5: DOING FEMINIST RESEARCH
• Feminist Methodology Matters—L.Stanley & S.Wise
• Postscript—V.Robinson & D.Richardson
• Bibliography
• Index

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