Readers of Global Gender Research will learn to compare and contrast feminist concerns globally, gain familiarity with the breadth of gender research, and understand the national contexts that produced it.
This volume provides an in-depth comparative picture of the current state of feminist sociological gender and women's studies research in four regions of the world-Africa, Asia, Latin America/the Caribbean, and Europe-as represented by many countries. The introductory essay to each region explains how social science research on women and/or gender issues has been shaped by economics, politics, and culture, and by trends that are simultaneously local, regional, and global. It familiarizes readers with the wide range of salient issues, research methods, writing styles, and leading authors from around the globe.
Each regional section includes several chapters on gender research in specific countries that represent the region's diversity and cover the major theoretical and empirical trends that have emerged over time, as well as the relationship of key research questions to feminist activism and women's or gender studies. Next, the editors illustrate this new wave of gender scholarship with translated/reprinted samples of research articles from additional countries in the region, that cover a wide range of important global topics-such as work, sexuality, masculinities, childcare and family issues, religion, violence, law and gender policies. Finally, this volume provides scholars with extensive bibliographies and a listing of web sites for women's and gender research centers in 85 countries.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 370
Weight: 658 g
Dimensions: 235 x 187 x 23 mm
"Global Gender Research offers an extraordinary and wide-ranging collection of feminist sociological inquiries around the world. A great choice for undergraduate classrooms and a useful reference for any feminist academic."
-Rhacel Parrenas, American Civilization, Brown University
"Bose and Kim have skillfully woven together a collection of essays of breathtaking scope to provide an overview of contemporary cutting edge gender research in the social sciences from around the globe. The volume is certain to be of interest to a wide range of social scientists, women's rights activists, students, and others engaged with women's rights concerns."
-Aili Mari Tripp, Political Science and Gender & Women's Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
"This excellent edited collection captures the vibrancy and range of contemporary gender research by foregrounding the diversity of women's lives, the complexity of gendered struggles, and collective accomplishments of women activists fighting for social, economic, and political justice in very different contexts."
-Nancy A. Naples, Sociology and Women's Studies, University of Connecticut
"...the resulting complexity provides richness and depth that many other books on research and gender studies lack. ...The editors hoped to produce a volume that would 'help transform the social science disciplines and women's studies by truly bringing international native/indigenous gender scholarship to the United States, as well as other countries' (p. xiii). There is doubt that their goal has been met in this book's comprehensive and unique examination of social science research and its relation to women's and gender studies on a global level."
-Kelly Barrick, Feminist Collections Volume 31, Number 3, Summer 2010
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