Gender

Gender

In World Perspective

Book - 2009
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How can we understand gender in the contemporary world? What differences now exist between women and men? How are masculinities and femininities made? And what is the impact of globalization on gender issues?

Raewyn Connell, one of the world's leading scholars in the field, answers these questions and more. In this book she 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 distinctive global awareness. Highlighting the multi-dimensional character of gender relations, Connell shows how to link personal life with large-scale organizational structures and how gender politics changes its form in changing situations.

The second edition of this influential and accessible book brings the review of research up to date and includes new discussions of gender theory in the global periphery, the legacy of colonialism, the intersection of structures, the impact of deconstructionist theory and politics, and understanding transsexual and transgender lives.

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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Publisher: Cambridge ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780745645674
0745645674
9780745645681
0745645682
Branch Call Number: 305.3 CON
Characteristics: xi, 180 p. ; 23 cm

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