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A Companion to Gender Studies. Edition No. 1. Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies

  • ID: 5224421
  • Book
  • February 2009
  • 576 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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A Companion to Gender Studies presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It is designed to demonstrate in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality.
  • Presents a unified and comprehensive vision of gender studies, and its new directions, injecting a much-needed infusion of new ideas into the field;
  • Organized thematically and written in a lucid and lively fashion, each chapter gives insightful consideration to the differing views on its topic, and also clarifies each contributor's own position;
  • Features original contributions from an international panel of leading experts in the field, and is co-edited by the well-known and internationally respected David Theo Goldberg.
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List of Contributors viii

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction: A Curriculum Vitae for Gender Studies 1
Philomena Essed, David Theo Goldberg, Audrey Kobayashi

Part I Interdisciplinarity

1 Women’s Studies 29
Mary Maynard

2 Area Studies 40
Ella Shohat

3 Postcolonial Scholarship 51
Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan

4 Queer Studies 62
Judith Halberstam

Part II Re-positionings

5 Epistemologies 73
Laura Hyun Yi Kang

6 Genetic Sex 87
Amâde M’charek

7 Lived Body versus Gender 102
Iris Marion Young

8 Masculinity 114
Toby Miller

9 Heterosexuality 132
Lorraine Nencel

Part III Jurisdictions

10 Nation 145
Lois A. West

11 Law 160
Katherine Franke

12 Policy 181
Carol Lee Bacchi

13 Domestic Violence 192
Madelaine Adelman

14 Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing 202
Jennifer Hyndman

15 Crime 212
Tony Jefferson

Part IV Nonconformity

16 Science and Technology 241
Sandra Harding

17 Prostitution and Sex Work Studies 255
Kamala Kempadoo

18 Global Social Movements 266
Nitza Berkovitch and Sara Helman

19 Arab Women: Beyond Politics 279
Ratiba Hadj-Moussa

Part V Mobility

20 Development under Globalization 293
Enakshi Dua

21 Migration and Refugees 307
Cecilia Menjívar

22 Class and Globalization 319
Abigail B. Bakan

23 Unions: Resistance and Mobilization 329
Linda Briskin

24 Corporate Masculinity 342
Agneta H. Fischer and Annelies E. M. van Vianen

Part VI Familiality

25 Family and Culture in Africa 357
Ifi Amadiume

26 The Caribbean Family? 370
D. Alissa Trotz

27 Family and Household in Latin America 381
Nina Laurie

28 Family in Europe 392
Joanna Regulska

Part VII Physicality

29 Reproduction 405
Laura Shanner

30 Disability 415
Anita Silvers

31 Health 428
Lesley Doyal

32 Sport 437
Martha Saavedra

Part VIII Spatiality

33 Environment and Sustainable Development 457
Irene Dankelman

34 Space and Cultural Meanings 467
Tovi Fenster

35 Architecture and Planning 475
Mona Domosh

36 Museums 484
Ellen Fernandez-Sacco

Part IX Reflectivity

37 Ethics 497
Vikki Bell

38 Religion 509
Pamela Dickey Young

39 Discourse 519
Ruth Wodak

40 The Violence of Gender 530
Mieke Bal

Index 544

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Philomena Essed University of Amsterdam.

David Theo Goldberg University of California, Irvine.

Audrey Kobayashi Queen's University, Canada.
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