The Politics of Gender

The Politics of Gender

by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek (Editor)

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Overview

To consider gender and politics is to ask “Who has the power?” The Politics of Gender attempts to break through power structures by examining the institutional roles each play. This text takes several approaches to understanding the politics of gender, beginning with an introductory chapter focused on the major terms and theoretical approaches connected to political and gender studies.

Topics covered throughout the book include a historical discussion of the feminist movement, an analysis of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, the nomination (and subsequent reactions) of Hillary Clinton, the impact Michelle Obama had for women of color as the first African-American First Lady, as well as the ways lesbian women’s bodies are scrutinized. In addition, this volume addresses the ways gender is litigated by examining the rights of lesbian women in Nigeria, the treatment of trans-gender people while in prison, and the connection between gun laws and intimate partner violence.

Finally, this text provides the reader with suggestions for community involvement, resources for voting, reading, film and Podcast recommendations, all combined with the stories of two women who discuss the change they created in their communities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004381704
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/30/2018
Series: Teaching Gender Series , #9
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Adrienne Trier-Bieniek, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Valencia College, has published several books including Feminist Theory and Pop Culture (Sense, 2015), and Sing Us a Song, Piano Woman: Female Fans and the Music of Tori Amos (Scarecrow, 2013). www.adriennetrier-bieniek.com

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction

 Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Match Girls

 Ilyse Kusnetz

1. The Future Is Intersectional: Creating an Inclusive Feminist Movement

 Amanda Pullum and Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

2. Has Hillary Clinton Shifted the Media Narrative of Women in Leadership?

 Federica Fornaciari and Laine Goldman

3. #Imwithher Or #Feelthebern: The Impact of Age, Gender, and Intersectionality on Politics

 Jaime Hartless

4. The Magic of Michelle: An Intersectional Analysis of the (Black) First Lady

 Sonita R. Moss

5. The Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act in Nigeria: A Critique of Body Policing

 Esther Ajayi-Lowo

6. The Incarceration of Gender: Assessing, Managing, and Treating the Needs of Transgender Inmates

 Chastity Blankenship and Lisa M. Carter

7. The Cost of the “Lesbian Obesity Epidemic”: Pathologizing Sexuality in Public Health

 Ellen Cox

8. The Gendered Nature of Firearm-Related Intimate Partner Violence

 Selina E. M. Kerr

9. “I’m Female as Fuck”: Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal as Feminist Voice of Resistance

 Sarah E. Fryett

Conclusion – What’s Next?

 Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

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