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Global Perspectives on Gender Research (09 Edition)by Christine Bose
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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.
Book News Annotation:
Bose (sociology, women's studies, U. of Albany, SUNY), Kim (women's studies, Virginia Tech), and 42 co-contributors offer a comparative look at the current state of global feminist social science research on women and gender issues. They also introduce readers to research methods, leading authors, and national and regional issues relating to gender research. Topics cover Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe. The book also includes discussions of the diversity of global topics, such as work, sexuality, masculinities, childcare and family, religion, violence, law, and gender policies. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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