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Companion to Women's and Gender Studies. Edition No. 1

  • ID: 5226505
  • Book
  • April 2020
  • 520 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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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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Editors vii

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xvii

Part I Introduction 1

1 The Changing Field of Women’s and Gender Studies 3
Nancy A. Naples

Part II Diversity of Academic Fields and Institutional Formations 23

2 Women’s Studies 25
Clara Montague and Ashwini Tambe

3 Gender Studies 41
William J. Scarborough and Barbara J. Risman

4 Masculinities Studies 69
Melanie Lee

5 Trans Studies 93
Cristina Khan and Kolbe Franklin

Part III Science, Health, and Psychology 111

6 Science, Technology, and Gender 113
Sara P. Díaz

7 Gender Bias in Research 139
Meg Upchurch

8 Reproductive Practices, Society, and the State 155
Anna Kuxhausen

9 Gender and Disability Studies 175
Linda M. Blum

10 Gender and Psychology 195
Thekla Morgenroth and Avelie Stuart

Part IV Culture 213

11 Gender Ideology, Socialization, and Culture 215
Pamela Bettis, Paula Groves Price, Courtney P. Benjamin and Eun‐Jeong Han

12 Gender and Religion 235
Caryn D. Riswold

13 Gender and Media 253
Audrey S. Gadzekpo and Marquita S. Smith

14 Women, Gender, and Popular Culture 271
Andrew J. Young and Dustin Kidd

15 Gender‐Based Violence and Rape Culture 285
Brian N. Sweeney

Part V Politics, Economics, and The Environment 303

16 Gender and Occupational Segregation 305
Yan Ling Anne Wong and Maria Charles

17 Gender Discrimination Policy 327
Donna Bobbitt‐Zeher

18 Global Care Chains 347
Rosalba Todaro and Irma Arriagada

19 Gender and Environmental Studies 365
Mary Buchanan, Phoebe Godfrey and Emily Kaufman

Part VI Social Movements 385

20 Gender and Collective Action 387
Jennifer E. Cossyleon and Kyle R. Woolley

21 Women’s Movements 409
Almudena Cabezas González and Marisa Revilla‐Blanco

22 Right‐Wing Women’s Movements 427
Daniela Mansbach and Alisa Von Hagel

23 Men’s Movements 447
Cliff Leek and Markus Gerke

24 Transgender Movements 463
Salvador Vidal‐Ortiz

Index 481

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Nancy A. Naples
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