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Handbook of gender and women's studies

Contributor(s): Davis, Kathy [Editor] | Evans, Mary [Editor] | Lorber, Judith [Editor].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London Sage Publications 2006Description: xvi, 494 p.ISBN: 9780761943907.Subject(s): Women's studies | Gender identity | Sex role | FeminismDDC classification: 305.422 Summary: "Gender and women's studies is one of the most challenging fields within the social sciences - the dynamics of gender relations and the social and cultural implications of gender constructions offer a lively forum of debate. ""The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies"" presents a comprehensive and engaging review of the most recent developments within the field, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn', and globalization. The authors review current research and offer critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war, and feminist global politics. The Handbook situates the most important debates in the field within a uniquely international and interdisciplinary context. ""The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies"" promises to be both a useful introduction to gender theory and an exciting starting-point for fresh debates."
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"Gender and women's studies is one of the most challenging fields within the social sciences - the dynamics of gender relations and the social and cultural implications of gender constructions offer a lively forum of debate. ""The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies"" presents a comprehensive and engaging review of the most recent developments within the field, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn', and globalization. The authors review current research and offer critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war, and feminist global politics. The Handbook situates the most important debates in the field within a uniquely international and interdisciplinary context. ""The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies"" promises to be both a useful introduction to gender theory and an exciting starting-point for fresh debates."

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