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50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies

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© 2004 | 216 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`Lively and impressive. I can easily imagine this text being used by both gender and women's studies undergraduates and postgraduates. In particular it will enable students to get a sense of how older and more contemporary theoretical movements and debates relate to one another' - Lisa Adkins, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester

Part of a new `Key Concepts' series published by SAGE, Key Concepts in Gender Studies offers 1,500 word expositions of 50 topics central to the field.

Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's introduction gives an account of gender studies - what it is and how it originated. Their selection of topics is authoritative and the 50 entries reflect the complex, multi-faceted nature of the field in an accessible dictionary format.

Each of the 50 key concepts:

· begins with a concise definition

· 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

· makes further reading suggestions.

The level of detail offered encourages understanding of gender studies without sacrificing depth detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues dealt with. As such, the book appeals both to undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of social science disciplines.

50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies gives testimony to the health of gender studies and related disciplines and looks forward to an ever-shifting dynamic of debates and ideas.

Imelda Wehelhan and Jane Pilcher
Introduction
Everywhere and Somewhere: Gender Studies, Feminist Perspectives and Interdisciplinarity  
 
Androcentrism
 
Backlash
 
Body
 
Citizenship
 
Class
 
Consciousness Raising
 
Cyborg
 
Dichotomy
 
Difference
 
Domestic Division of Labour
 
Double Standard
 
Equality
 
Essentialism
 
The Family
 
Feminisms
 
First Wave Feminism
 
Gender
 
Gendered
 
Gender Order
 
Gender Segregation
 
Heterosexism
 
Identity Politics/The Politics of Identity
 
Ideology
 
Lesbian Continuum
 
Masculinity/Masculinities
 
Men's Movements/Men's Studies
 
(The) Other
 
Patriarchy
 
Pornography
 
Post-Colonial Theory
 
Post-Feminism
 
Postmodernism
 
Post-Structuralism
 
Power
 
Psychoanalytic Feminism
 
Public/Private
 
Queer Theory
 
Race/Ethnicity
 
Representation
 
Reproductive Technologies
 
Second Wave Feminism
 
Separatism
 
Sexual Contract
 
Sexuality
 
Socialisation
 
Standpoint
 
Stereotype
 
Third Wave Feminism
 
Violence
 
Women's Studies

`Lively and impressive. I can easily imagine this text being used by both Gender and Women's Studies undergraduates and postgraduates. In particular it will enable students to get a sense of how older and more contemporary theoretical movements and debates relate to one another' - Lisa Adkins, Department of Sociology, University of Manchester


"Pilcher and Whelehan (Univ. of Leicester and De Monfort Univ.) introduce their volume in Sage's "Key Concepts" series by providing a historical sketch of the academic study of women.  Gender studies, which some believe will be the next wave in women's studies, is presented as an inclusive concept that recognizes intergroup and intragroup inequality, diversity, and difference."

CHOICE

very useful text for quick explanations of key concepts. Undergraduate student feedback very positive

Miss Jacky Foster
Camborne College, Cornwall College
April 28, 2015

Provided an excellent account of keywords, outlining the history and use of the term, as well as debates surrounding it. Accessible for undergraduate students.

Dr Susan Pell
Department of Humanities, Social Sciences and Communications, Richmond, The American Int'l University in London
June 17, 2014

A clear and consise text - excellent for quick explanations of key concepts. Clear refrences to specific texts great help for students new to the subject.

Miss Desiree Jansen
HE and Skills, Accrington and Rossendale College
January 17, 2012

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