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Gender. In World Perspective. Edition No. 3. Short Introductions

  • ID: 5187657
  • Book
  • November 2014
  • Region: Global
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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How can we understand gender in the contemporary world? What psychological differences now exist between women and men? How are masculinities and femininities made? And what is the relationship between gender issues and globalizing concerns such as environmental change and economic restructuring?

Raewyn Connell, one of the world's leading scholars in the field, is here joined by Rebecca Pearse as they answer these questions and more. Their book provides a readable introduction to modern gender studies, covering empirical research from all parts of the world in addition to theory and politics. As well as introducing the field, Gender provides a powerful contemporary framework for gender analysis with a strong and distinctive global awareness. Highlighting the multi-dimensional character of gender relations, the authors show how to link personal life with large-scale organizational structures and how gender politics changes its form in changing situations.

The third edition of this influential and accessible book includes a whole new chapter on ecofeminism, environmental justice and sustainability. It also brings the review of research up to date throughout and explains new debates and emerging gender theories.

Gender is engaged scholarship that moves from personal experience to global problems and offers a unique perspective on gender issues today.
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Chapter 1. The Question of Gender
Chapter 2. Gender Research: Five Examples
Chapter 3. Gender Theorists and Gender Theory
Chapter 4. Sex Differences and Gendered Bodies
Chapter 5. Gender Relations and Gender Politics
Chapter 6. Gender in Personal Life
Chapter 7. Gender and Environmental Change
Chapter 8. Economies, States and Global Gender Relations
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Raewyn W. Connell University Professor, University of Sydney.

Rebecca Pearse  University of Sydney.
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