Introduction To Women S Gender And Sexuality Studies

Author : L. Ayu Saraswati
ISBN : 0190266066
Genre : Social Science
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Women's and Gender Studies departments and programs are undergoing rapid transformation, creating the need for a comprehensive and accessible introductory textbook that addresses the current state of the field. Introduction to Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies: Interdisciplinary and Intersectional Approaches is the first text to reflect the exciting changes taking place in this field. Emphasizing both interdisciplinarity and intersectionality, this innovative mix of anthology and textbook includes key primary historical sources, debates on contemporary issues, and recent work in science, technology, and digital cultures. Readings from a range of genres-including poetry, short stories, op-eds, and feminist magazine articles-complement the scholarly selections and acknowledge the roots of creative and personal expression in the field. While the majority of selections are foundational texts, the book also integrates new work from established scholars and emerging voices to expand current debates in the field. The text is enhanced by thorough overviews that begin each section, robust and engaging pedagogy that encourages students to think critically and self-reflexively-and also to take action-as well as supplemental online resources for instructors.
Category: Social Science

Introduction To Women S And Gender Studies

Author : Melissa J. Gillis
ISBN : 0199315469
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This is an interdisciplinary core text for the introductory course in women's, gender, and sexuality studies. This text is designed to appeal to instructors who come from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives such as English, history, psychology, philosophy, and communication. All of thechapters feature concepts from a variety of disciplines and the thematic organization of the text moves beyond the standard sociological chapters. An outstanding feature of this text is that it is written for introduction to gender studies courses, as opposed to introduction to women's studies. This follows a recent trend in this discipline, and there is no other book like it on the market.
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Intersectionality

Author : Anna Carastathis
ISBN : 9780803296626
Genre : Social Science
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"Intersectionality intervenes in the field of intersectionality studies: the integrative examination of the effects of racial, gendered, and class power on people's lives. While "intersectionality" circulates as a buzzword, Anna Carastathis joins other critical voices to urge a more careful reading. Challenging the narratives of arrival that surround it, Carastathis argues that intersectionality is a horizon, illuminating ways of thinking that have yet to be realized; consequently, calls to "go beyond" intersectionality are premature. A provisional interpretation of intersectionality can disorient habits of essentialism, categorial purity, and prototypicality and overcome dynamics of segregation and subordination in political movements. Through a close reading of critical race theorist Kimberle Williams Crenshaw's germinal texts, published more than twenty-five years ago, Carastathis urges analytic clarity, contextual rigor, and a politicized, historicized understanding of this widely traveling concept. Intersectionality's roots in social justice movements and critical intellectual projects--specifically Black feminism--must be retraced and synthesized with a decolonial analysis so its radical potential to actualize coalitions can be enacted"--
Category: Social Science

The Intersectional Approach

Author : Michele Tracy Berger
ISBN : 9780807895566
Genre : Social Science
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Intersectionality, or the consideration of race, class, and gender, is one of the prominent contemporary theoretical contributions made by scholars in the field of women's studies that now broadly extends across the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Taking stock of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional Approach guides new and established researchers to engage in a critical reflection about the broad adoption of intersectionality that constitutes what the editors call a new "social literacy" for scholars. In eighteen essays, contributors examine various topics of interest to students and researchers from a feminist perspective as well as through their respective disciplines, looking specifically at gender inequalities related to globalization, health, motherhood, sexuality, body image, and aging. Together, these essays provide a critical overview of the paradigm, highlight new theoretical and methodological advances, and make a strong case for the continued use of the intersectional approach both within the borders of women's and gender studies and beyond. Contributors: Lidia Anchisi, Gettysburg College Naomi Andre, University of Michigan Jean Ait Belkhir, Southern University at New Orleans Michele Tracy Berger, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Kia Lilly Caldwell, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Elizabeth R. Cole, University of Michigan Kimberle Crenshaw, University of California, Los Angeles Bonnie Thornton Dill, University of Maryland Michelle Fine, Graduate Center, City University of New York Jennifer Fish, Old Dominion University Mako Fitts, Seattle University Kathleen Guidroz, Mount St. Mary's University Ivette Guzman-Zavala, Lebanon Valley College Kaaren Haldeman, Durham, North Carolina Catherine E. Harnois, Wake Forest University AnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's University Rachel E. Luft, University of New Orleans Gary K. Perry, Seattle University Jennifer Rothchild, University of Minnesota, Morris Ann Russo, DePaul University Natalie J. Sabik, University of Michigan Jessica Holden Sherwood, University of Rhode Island Yvette Taylor, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom Nira Yuval-Davis, University of East London
Category: Social Science

Trans Studies

Author : Yolanda Martínez-San Miguel
ISBN : 9780813576435
Genre : Political Science
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From Caitlyn Jenner to Laverne Cox, transgender people have rapidly gained public visibility, contesting many basic assumptions about what gender and embodiment mean. The vibrant discipline of Trans Studies explores such challenges in depth, building on the insights of queer and feminist theory to raise provocative questions about the relationships among gender, sexuality, and accepted social norms. Trans Studies is an interdisciplinary essay collection, bringing together leading experts in this burgeoning field and offering insights about how transgender activism and scholarship might transform scholarship and public policy. Taking an intersectional approach, this theoretically sophisticated book deeply grounded in real-world concerns bridges the gaps between activism and academia by offering examples of cutting-edge activism, research, and pedagogy.
Category: Political Science

An Introduction To Women S Studies Gender In A Transnational World

Author : Inderpal Grewal
ISBN : UOM:39076002638448
Genre : Social Science
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Introducing students to the modern period's history of key ideas related to sexual difference, gender, race, class, and sexuality, this book, that is divided into four sections, looks at women in diverse locations around the world and encourages students to think about gender in a transnational rather than a purely US context.
Category: Social Science

Emerging Intersections

Author : Bonnie Thornton Dill
ISBN : 9780813546513
Genre : Social Science
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The United States is known as a "melting pot" yet this mix tends to be volatile and contributes to a long history of oppression, racism, and bigotry. Emerging Intersections, an anthology of ten previously unpublished essays, looks at the problems of inequality and oppression from new angles and promotes intersectionality as an interpretive tool that can be utilized to better understand the ways in which race, class, gender, ethnicity, and other dimensions of difference shape our lives today. The book showcases innovative contributions that expand our understanding of how inequality affects people of color, demonstrates the ways public policies reinforce existing systems of inequality, and shows how research and teaching using an intersectional perspective compels scholars to become agents of change within institutions. By offering practical applications for using intersectional knowledge, Emerging Intersections will help bring us one step closer to achieving positive institutional change and social justice.
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Intersectionality And Criminology

Author : Hillary Potter
ISBN : 9781136207471
Genre : Social Science
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The use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis. Fundamentally, intersectionality claims that not only are people’s lived experiences affected by their racial identity and by their gender identity, but that these identities, and others, continually operate together and affect each other. With "official" statistical data that indicate people of Color have higher offending and victimization rates than White people, and with the overrepresentation of men and people of Color in the criminal legal system, new theories are required that address these phenomena and that are devoid of stereotypical or debasing underpinnings. Intersectionality and Criminology provides a comprehensive review of the need for, and use of, intersectionality in the study of crime, criminality, and the criminal legal system. This is essential reading for academics and students researching and studying in the fields of crime, criminal justice, theoretical criminology, and gender, race, and socioeconomic class.
Category: Social Science

The Gendered Society Reader

Author : Amy Kaler
ISBN : 0195433718
Genre : Equality
File Size : 53.70 MB
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Designed to show that differences among men and women are more significant than the differences between them, this collection of classic and contemporary essays provides a detailed, engaging, and altogether current study of gender. Using the biological arguments surrounding gender as a starting point, the collection leads readers through an examination of gender's cultural and social constructions; the interconnections between gender and the body, sexuality and violence; and the impact ofgender on relationships, family, media, the classroom, and the workplace. Focusing on Canadian themes and scholars, The Gendered Society Reader, second Canadian edition, is a comprehensive and timely volume for studying gender in this country.
Category: Equality

When Everything Changed

Author : Gail Collins
ISBN : 0316369829
Genre : Social Science
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A Keepsake Edition of the national bestseller, now with space to preserve and share personal memories of the way things were. When Everything Changed begins in 1960, when most American women had to get their husbands' permission to apply for a credit card. A comprehensive mix of oral history and Gail Collins's keen research--covering politics, fashion, popular culture, economics, sex, families, and work--When Everything Changed brings vividly to life five decades of cataclysmic transformation. It is a dynamic story, told with the down-to-earth, amusing, and agenda-free tone for which its author, a widely admired New York Times columnist, is renowned. This special Keepsake Edition of the book is both for women who want to record their own recollections of decades past and for their daughters and granddaughters who may want to interview their elders for posterity--and to see their history in a rich new way.
Category: Social Science