Key Concepts in Gender Studies
- Jane Pilcher - Nottingham Trent University, UK
- Imelda Whelehan - University of Tasmania, Australia
SAGE Key Concepts series
Gender & Sexuality Studies (General) | Social Theory | Sociology of Gender
The new edition of Key Concepts in Gender Studies is a lively and engaging introduction to this dynamic field.
Thoroughly revised throughout, the second edition benefits from the addition of nine new concepts including Gender Social Movements, Intersectionality and Mainstreaming.
Each of the entries:
- begins with a concise definition
- outlines the history of each term and the debates surrounding it
- includes illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field
- offers examples which allow a critical re-evaluation of the concept
- is cross-referenced with the other key concepts
- ends with guidance on further reading.
A must-buy for undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of social science and humanities disciplines.
Key Concepts in Gender Studies is testament to the interest, energy and dynamism of feminism today. Now in a revised second edition, it must have been incredibly tough to set the limit at 50, but Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan have done it again: produced a book that is lively, important and accessible. With entries that cover key concepts, historical terms, theoretical arguments, and activism from Malala to SlutWalk to transgender, this book offers an excellent introduction to debates in contemporary gender studies.
Really useful text with clear chapters and relevance to subject matter. I have placed this on our reading list as I feel it is very user friendly to offer wider perspective on gender discussions.
Fantastic for introductory sociology.
A breakdown of the key terms used in Gender studies, it is easily accessible and provides a detailed and insightful overview.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Pilcher - Key Concepts in Gender Studies - Chapter 1