Companion to Women's and Gender Studies

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Nancy A. Naples
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 16, 2020 - Social Science - 520 pages

A comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of Women's and Gender Studies, featuring original contributions from leading experts from around the world

The Companion to Women's and Gender Studies is a comprehensive resource for students and scholars alike, exploring the central concepts, theories, themes, debates, and events in this dynamic field. Contributions from leading scholars and researchers cover a wide range of topics while providing diverse international, postcolonial, intersectional, and interdisciplinary insights. In-depth yet accessible chapters discuss the social construction and reproduction of gender and inequalities in various cultural, social-economic, and political contexts.

Thematically-organized chapters explore the development of Women's and Gender Studies as an academic discipline, changes in the field, research directions, and significant scholarship in specific, interrelated disciplines such as science, health, psychology, and economics. Original essays offer fresh perspectives on the mechanisms by which gender intersects with other systems of power and privilege, the relation of androcentric approaches to science and gender bias in research, how feminist activists use media to challenge misrepresentations and inequalities, disparity between men and women in the labor market, how social movements continue to change Women's and Gender Studies, and more. Filling a significant gap in contemporary literature in the field, this volume:

  • Features a broad interdisciplinary and international range of essays
  • Engages with both individual and collective approaches to agency and resistance
  • Addresses topics of intense current interest and debate such as transgender movements, gender-based violence, and gender discrimination policy
  • Includes an overview of shifts in naming, theoretical approaches, and central topics in contemporary Women's and Gender Studies

Companion to Women's and Gender Studies is an ideal text for instructors teaching courses in gender, sexuality, and feminist studies, or related disciplines such as psychology, history, education, political science, sociology, and cultural studies, as well as practitioners and policy makers working on issues related to gender and sexuality.

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments xvii
1
Womens Studies
25
Gender Studies
41
Masculinities Studies
69
Trans Studies
93
SCIENCE HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY
111
Gender Bias in Research
139
Reproductive Practices Society and the State
155
GenderBased Violence and Rape Culture
285
Gender and Occupational Segregation
305
Gender Discrimination Policy
327
Global Care Chains
347
Gender and Environmental Studies
365
SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
385
Womens Movements
409
RightWing Womens Movements
427

Gender and Disability Studies
175
Gender Ideology Socialization and Culture
215
Gender and Religion
235
Gender and Media
253
Women Gender and Popular Culture
271
Mens Movements
447
Transgender Movements
463
Index
481
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Nancy A. Naples is Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Connecticut. Her publications include over fifty book chapters and journal articles in numerous interdisciplinary and sociological journals. To highlight a few of her works, Nancy Naples is Editor-in-Chief of the five-volume Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Gender and Sexuality Studies (2016) and she is author of Feminism and Method: Ethnography, Discourse Analysis, and Activist Research (2003) and Grassroots Warriors: Community Work, Activist Mothering and the War on Poverty (1998).

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