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A Companion to Gender Studies : Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies - Philomena Essed

A Companion to Gender Studies

Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies

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

Hardcover Published: 8th October 2004
ISBN: 9780631221098
Number Of Pages: 576

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A Companion to Gender Studies presents a unified and comprehensive vision of its field, and its new directions. It demonstrates in action the rich interplay between gender and other markers of social position and (dis)privilege, such as race, class, ethnicity, and nationality. The contributions are heterogeneous, ranging from essay statements, even provocations, to state-of-the-art overviews. Leading experts in the field cover all the significant ideas of concern to Gender Studies, including the engagements and entanglements with Women's Studies and Masculinity Studies. The essays benefit from the fruits of decades of earlier work by feminist and race critical scholars to understand, analyze, and challenge the distinct ways in which life is gendered. 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. This is a Companion for readers, teachers, and students across the world. Students of feminist and gender theory - as well as scientists, social scientists, humanists, theorists, and cultural analysts of these subjects - will find this an enriching and exciting volume of original scholarship.

"The goal here?to provide a guide and companion for students, researchers, and readers interested in gender studies?is strongly achieved. To gender enthusiasts: grab a copy, open to any page, and see what new idea you come across." (M/C Reviews, July 2009)

"This ambitious volume is an essential sourcebook in Gender Studies at all levels and the point de depart for future research. It transcends the boundaries of a quite remarkable range of traditional disciplines, highlighting the gender issues within each, directly and accessibly. Fascinating and illuminating! Recommended to all academic libraries.?
?H.G.A. Hughes, Reference Reviews

"After twenty years of discussions on the importance of combining poststructuralist anti-foundationalism with intellectual, political and ethical accountability, here is a volume that actually practices what it preaches. This is a very important and necessary collection that conveys a flair for theoretical complexity in a direct and accessible way. It succeeds in addressing gender issues within an impressive range of disciplines and a broad span of interdisciplinary areas. It drives home time and again the notion that gender today should function as a verb that connects multiple differences and not as an essential entity. Compulsory reading for us all."
?Rosi Braidotti, Utrecht University

"This Companion is a landmark text in establishing dialogues of critical race theory, postcolonialism, and globalization with studies on gender."
?Jeff Hearn, Swedish School of Economics and University of Huddersfield

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 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

ISBN: 9780631221098
ISBN-10: 0631221093
Series: Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 576
Published: 8th October 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 26.62 x 19.28  x 3.67
Weight (kg): 1.19
Edition Number: 1