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Key Concepts in Gender Studies

Second Edition


© 2015 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

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.

 
Introduction
 
Age/Ageing
 
Androcentrism
 
Backlash
 
Body/Embodiment
 
Citizenship
 
Class
 
Consciousness Raising
 
Cyberfeminism
 
Cyborg
 
Dichotemy
 
Domestic Division of Labour
 
Double Standard
 
Equality
 
Essentialism
 
Family/Motherhood
 
Feminisms
 
Gender
 
Gender Order
 
Gender Segregation
 
Gendered
 
Girlpower
 
Global Feminisms
 
Heterosexuality
 
Ideology
 
Intersectionality
 
Lesbian Continuum/Lesbian Feminism
 
Mainstreaming
 
Masculinities
 
Neoliberalism
 
(The) Other
 
Patriarchy
 
Pornography
 
Postfeminism
 
Postmodernism
 
Power
 
Psychoanalytical Feminism
 
Public/Private
 
Queer Theory
 
Race/Ethnicity
 
Representation
 
Reproductive Technologies
 
Separatism
 
Sex Work
 
Sexual Contract
 
Sexuality
 
Standpoint
 
Stereotype
 
Transgender
 
Violence
 
Waves of Feminism

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. 

Rosalind Gill
City University London

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