50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies by Imelda Whelehan, Jane Pilcher

By Imelda Whelehan, Jane Pilcher

A part of a brand new `Key Concepts' sequence released via SAGE. every one publication deals 1500 observe expositions of fifty subject matters significant to the given field.

Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's creation offers an account of gender reports - what it's and the way it originated. Their collection of themes is authoritative and the 50 entries replicate the complicated, multi-faceted nature of the sector in an available dictionary format.

Each of the 50 key concepts:
· starts with a concise definition
· comprises illustrations of the way the idea that has been utilized in the field
· bargains examples which enable a serious re-examination of the idea that
· is cross-referenced with the opposite key strategies
· makes additional interpreting suggestions.

The point of element provided encourages knowing of gender reports with no sacrificing intensity aspect and important review necessary to exhibit the complexity of the problems handled. As such, the booklet appeals either to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars throughout more than a few social technology disciplines.

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One may want to claim that, particularly in our technological society, the physical differences between men and women should not adversely affect their ability to take on roles more traditionally associated with one sex or the other, yet there may be reasons why it is deemed necessary to acknowledge that ‘natural’ effects of female identity (such as childbirth) result in the occasional need for different treatment of women. Moving on to the 1980s, Cott observes that ‘the value accorded to “sexual difference” in feminist theory has increased at the same time that the universality of the claim for sisterhood has been debunked.

Each group was supposed to limit its numbers in order to help build up trust within the group and to prevent dominant personalities from taking over, and once a CR group had been firmly established, new members were generally prohibited. This is one woman’s account: gender studies consciousness raising 17 Our meetings would be closed to new members and each woman’s testimony should be personal to herself so that statements of a generalising nature were to be out of order in the first part of the meeting.

Rather than rejecting citizenship as a concept, however, the current moment is toward widening it beyond the relationship between the individual and the nation-state, so as to incorporate notions of global citizenry and Pilcher-KeyConcepts 19/2/04 1:13 pm Page 13 See also: equality, public/private, sexual contract FURTHER READING Lister (1997) provides an excellent discussion of citizenship from a feminist perspective. Siim (2000) undertakes a comparative study of the processes of inclusion/exclusion of women as citizens in France, Britain and Denmark, while a volume edited by Yuval-Davis and Werbner (1999) focuses on the gendering of citizenship from a post-colonial feminist perspective.

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