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Key Concepts in Gender Studies

Key Concepts in Gender Studies

Author: Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan
Series: Sage Key Concepts Series
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The new edition of Key Concepts in Gender Studies is a lively and engaging introduction to this dynamic field. Thoroughly revised throughout, the second edition benefits from the addition of nine new concepts including Gender Social Movements, Intersectionality and Mainstreaming. Each of the entries: *begins with a concise definition *outlines the history of each term and the debates surrounding it *includes illustrations of how the concept has been applied within the field *offers examples which allow a critical re-evaluation of the concept *is cross-referenced with the other key concepts *ends with guidance on further reading. A must-buy for undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of social science and humanities disciplines.


Key Concepts in Gender Studies is testament to the interest, energy and dynamism of feminism today. Now in a revised second edition, it must have been incredibly tough to set the limit at 50, but Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan have done it again: produced a book that is lively, important and accessible. With entries that cover key concepts, historical terms, theoretical arguments, and activism from Malala to SlutWalk to transgender, this book offers an excellent introduction to debates in contemporary gender studies. -- Rosalind Gill

Author description

Jane Pilcher - University of Leicester  

Imelda Whelehan - University of Tasmania

Table of contents

Introduction Age/Ageing Androcentrism Backlash Body/Embodiment Citizenship Class Consciousness Raising Cyberfeminism Cyborg Dichotemy Domestic Division of Labour Double Standard Equality Essentialism Family/Motherhood Feminisms Gender Gender Order Gender Segregation Gendered Girlpower Global Feminisms Heterosexuality Ideology Intersectionality Lesbian Continuum/Lesbian Feminism Mainstreaming Masculinities Neoliberalism (The) Other Patriarchy Pornography Postfeminism Postmodernism Power Psychoanalytical Feminism Public/Private Queer Theory Race/Ethnicity Representation Reproductive Technologies Separatism Sex Work Sexual Contract Sexuality Standpoint Stereotype Transgender Violence Waves of Feminism

Stock Information

General Fields

  • : 9781446260296
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : SAGE Publications Ltd
  • : December 2016
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 2nd Revised edition
  • : 305.3
  • : 208
  • : illustrations
  • : Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan