A Companion to Gender Studies (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

A Companion to Gender Studies (Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies)

By: Philomena Essed (editor), David Theo Goldberg (editor), Audrey Kobayashi (editor)Paperback

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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.

About Author

Philomena Essed isProfessor of Critical Race, Gender and Leadership Studies, PhD in Leadership and Change Program, Antioch University, USA, and Affiliated Researcher, Graduate Gender Program, Utrecht University, the Netherlands. She is the author of Everyday Racism: Reports from Women of Two Cultures (1990) while her other books include Understanding Everyday Racism (1991); Diversity: Gender, Color and Culture (1996), and Refugees and the Transformation of Societies (2004). With David Theo Goldberg, she edited Race Critical Theories: Text and Context (Blackwell 2001). David Theo Goldberg is Director of the system-wide University of California Humanities Research Institute. A tremendously prolific author and editor, his most recent publications include The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial Neoliberalism (Wiley-Blackwell 2008), The Racial State (Blackwell 2001), Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (1997), Multiculturalism: A Critical Reader (Blackwell 1994), Racist Culture: Philosophy and the Politics of Meaning (Blackwell 1993), and Anatomy of Racism (1990). He is also editor, with Ato Quayson, of Relocating Postcolonialism (Blackwell 2002). Audrey Kobayashi is Queen's Research Chair and Professor of Geography and Women s Studies at Queen s University, Canada. Her articles have appeared in The Professional Geographer, The Journal of Geography, and The Canadian Journal of Women and the Law.


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 Amade 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 Menjivar 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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  • ISBN13: 9781405188081
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9781405188081
  • weight: 1054
  • ISBN10: 1405188081

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