Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies

September 10, 2019 | Updated: September 23, 2019
Author: Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston; University of Massachusetts

This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.

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Humanities, Gender and Sexuality

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