As a field of scholarship, gender and politics has exploded over the last fifty years and is now global, institutionalized, and ever expanding. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics and shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies. Like the field it represents, the handbook has a broad understanding of what counts as political and is based on a notion of gender that highlights masculinities as well as femininities, thereby moving feminist debates in politics beyond the focus on women. It engages with some of the key aspects of political science as well as important themes in gender and feminist research (such as sexuality and body politics), thereby forging a dialogue between gender studies in politics and mainstream political science. The handbook is organized in sections that look at sexuality and body politics; political economy; civil society; participation, representation and policymaking; institutions, states and governance as well as nation, citizenship and identity. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics contains and reflects the best scholarship in its field.
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Table of ContentsTable of Contents About the Contributors Introduction Gender and Politics: A Gendered World and Gendered Discipline Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola, and Laurel Weldon Part I Gender and Politics: Concepts and Methods Section Introduction Chapter 1: Sex, sexuality and gender Mary Hawkesworth Chapter 2: Intersectionality Patricia Hill Collins and Valerie Chepp Chapter 3: Feminisms Rita Dhamoon Chapter 4: Politics, power, domination and oppression Moya Lloyd Chapter 5: Methods and Methodologies Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True Part II Body Politics Section Introduction Chapter 6: The Body and Politics Diana Coole Chapter 7: Heteronormativity and Sexuality Amy Lind Chapter 8: Reproductive Rights Veronique Mottier Chapter 9: Gender Violence R. Amy Elman Part III Gendered Political Economy: Production and Reproduction Section Introduction Chapter 10: Gender and (International) Political Economy Shirin M. Rai Chapter 11: Households, Families and Social Reproduction Shahra Razavi Chapter 12: Gender, Care and Welfare Diane Sainsbury Chapter 13: Gender, Work and the Sexual Division of Labor Lucy Ferguson Part IV: Civil Society Section Introduction Chapter 14: Sex, Gender and Civil Society Dara Z. Strolovitch Erica Townsend-Bell Chapter 15: Organizing Around Gender Identities Kelsy Kretschmer David S. Meyer Chapter 16: The Comparative Study of Women's Movements Karen Beckwith Chapter 17: Feminist Organizing: What's Old, What's New? History, Trend and Issues Christina Ewig and Myra Marx Ferree Chapter 18: Local-Global- Local: Women's global organizing Jutta Joachim Part V: Participation and Representation Section Introduction Chapter 19: Political Representation Sarah Childs and Joni Lovenduski Chapter 20: Political Systems and Gender Aili Mari Tripp Chapter 21: Party Politics Miki Caul Kittilson Chapter 22: Electoral Institutions Mona Lena Krook and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer Chapter 23: Judicial Politics and the Courts Rachel Chicowski Part VI: The State, Governance, and Policymaking Section Introduction Chapter 24: The State and Governance Louise Chappell Chapter 25: Gender, Institutions and Multilevel Governance Kate Bedford Chapter 26: Women's Policy Agencies and State Feminism Dorothy E. McBride and Amy G. Mazur Chapter 27: Policy making Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier and Mieke Verloo Chapter 28: Policy Outputs Merike Blofield and Liesl Haas Part VII: Nation, Citizenship and Identity Section Introduction Chapter 29: Equality and Universalism Judith Squires Chapter 30: Citizenship Birte Siim Chapter 31: Multiculturalism and Identity Baukje Prins and Sawitri Saharso Chapter 32: Gender, Nations and Nationalism Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert Chapter 33: Security, Violence and War Lene Hansen Index