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Gender Reckonings: New Social Theory and Research (Hardback)
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Gender Reckonings: New Social Theory and Research (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 13/02/2018
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Vivid narratives, fresh insights, and new theories on where gender theory and research stand today Since scholars began interrogating the meaning of gender and sexuality in society, this field has become essential to the study of sociology. Gender Reckonings aims to map new directions for understanding gender and sexuality within a more pragmatic, dynamic, and socially relevant framework. It shows how gender relations must be understood on a large scale as well as in intimate detail. The contributors return to the basics, questioning how gender patterns change, how we can realize gender equality, and how the structures of gender impact daily life. Gender Reckonings covers not only foundational concepts of gender relations and gender justice, but also explores postcolonial patterns of gender, intersectionality, gender fluidity, transgender practices, neoliberalism, and queer theory. Gender Reckonings combines the insights of gender and sexuality scholars from different generations, fields, and world regions. The editors and contributors are leading social scientists from six continents, and the book gives vivid accounts of the changing politics of gender in different communities. Rich in empirical detail and novel thinking, Gender Reckonings is a lasting resource for students, researchers, activists, policymakers, and everyone concerned with gender justice.

Publisher: New York University Press
ISBN: 9781479897148
Number of pages: 384
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This collection by eminent scholars with a spectrum of styles andconceptual frameworks contributes immensely to our sociological understandingof gender theory and research. In looking back and moving forward, theseauthors celebrate, critique, and consider the changes and challenges of thesocial analysis of gender. This compelling volume demonstrates the diverse waysthat contexts matter and the importance of engaging in social research forgender equality and social justice."-Margaret Abraham,Co-editor of Contours of Citizenship: Women, Diversity, and Practices of Citizenship
"The publication ofRaewyn Connell's Gender and Power in 1987 proclaimed a newsociology of gender, from sex roles to situating gender relations in multiplefields of power. These exciting new essays refer back over three decadesof theory and research, and suggest just how germinal that work was in generatingnew avenues of thinking about gender."-Michael Kimmel,Author of Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era
"A refreshingly up-to-date collection of essays that covers awide range of theories and debates, Gender Reckonings bringsmuch needed clarity and breadth to the challenges of undoing or re-imagininggender away from its hegemonic moorings. These new essays by seasonedexperts in gender and sexuality studies will be of enormous use to scholars andstudents alike, and are sure to become catalysts for future feminist analyses."-Suzanna Danuta Walters,Author of The Tolerance Trap: How God, Genes, and Good Intentions are Sabotaging Gay Equality

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