Perspectives on Gender

Series Editor:

Perspectives on Gender represents the very best feminist scholarship on gender in the social sciences. The books in the series advance the understanding of how inclusive of difference our perspectives need to be to capture what gender means and emphasize the important role of social change in and for gender relations.

  • Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings book cover

    Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings

    1st Edition

    Edited by Carole Joffe, Jennifer Reich

    A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the…

    Paperback – 2014-09-25
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  • Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter book cover

    Gender and Justice

    Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter, 1st Edition

    By Sally J. Kenney

    Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender…

    Paperback – 2012-07-13
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  • Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies book cover

    Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies

    1st Edition

    By Lynn Prince Cooke

    Gender-Class Equality in Political Economies offers an in-depth analysis of gender-class equality across six countries to reveal why gender-class equality in paid and unpaid work remains elusive, and what more policy might do to achieve better social and economic outcomes. This book is…

    Paperback – 2011-02-28
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  • Making Transnational Feminism: Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil book cover

    Making Transnational Feminism

    Rural Women, NGO Activists, and Northern Donors in Brazil, 1st Edition

    By Millie Thayer

    This ethnographic study examines the transnational relations among feminist movements at the end of the twentieth century, exploring two differently situated women’s organizations in the Northeast Brazilian state of Pernambuco. The conventional narrative of globalization tells the story of…

    Paperback – 2009-10-14
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  • Global Gender Research: Transnational Perspectives book cover

    Global Gender Research

    Transnational Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christine Bose, Minjeong Kim

    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…

    Paperback – 2009-02-02
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  • Laboring On: Birth in Transition in the United States book cover

    Laboring On

    Birth in Transition in the United States, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Simonds, Barbara Katz Rothman, Bari Meltzer Norman

    Facing the polar forces of an epidemic of Cesarean sections and epidurals and home-like labor rooms, American birth is in transition. Caught between the most extreme medicalization — best seen in a Cesarean section rate of nearly 30 percent — and a rhetoric of women’s "choices" and "the natural,"…

    Paperback – 2006-11-15
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  • Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism book cover

    Disposable Women and Other Myths of Global Capitalism

    1st Edition

    By Melissa Wright

    Everyday, around the world, women who work in the Third World factories of global firms face the idea that they are disposable. Melissa W. Wright explains how this notion proliferates, both within and beyond factory walls, through the telling of a simple story: the myth of the disposable Third…

    Paperback – 2006-08-17
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  • When Sex Became Gender book cover

    When Sex Became Gender

    1st Edition

    By Shira Tarrant

    When Sex Became Gender is a study of post-World War II feminist theory from the viewpoint of intellectual history. The key theme is that ideas about the social construction of gender have its origins in the feminist theorists of the postwar period, and that these early ideas about gender became a…

    Paperback – 2006-05-30
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  • Fixing Families: Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System book cover

    Fixing Families

    Parents, Power, and the Child Welfare System, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer A. Reich

    In Fixing Families, Jennifer Reich takes us inside Child Protective Services for an in-depth look at the entire organization. Following families from the beginning of a case to its discharge, Reich shows how parents negotiate with the state for custody of their children, and how being held…

    Paperback – 2005-08-30
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  • The Social Economy of Single Motherhood: Raising Children in Rural America book cover

    The Social Economy of Single Motherhood

    Raising Children in Rural America, 1st Edition

    By Margaret Nelson

    Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory…

    Paperback – 2005-08-15
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  • Rape Work: Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context book cover

    Rape Work

    Victims, Gender, and Emotions in Organization and Community Context, 1st Edition

    By Patricia Yancey Martin

    Despite the proliferation of rape crisis centers and other improvements in the treatment of rape victims over the past 20 years, many victims still find themselves the victims of what has been called a "second rape" by doctors, lawyers, judges, police, and administrators that process them. This…

    Paperback – 2005-03-30
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  • Regulating Sex: The Politics of Intimacy and Identity book cover

    Regulating Sex

    The Politics of Intimacy and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Elizabeth Bernstein, Laurie Schaffner

    Regulating Sex is an anthology that presents debates over the role of the state in constructing and controlling erotic practice, intimacy, and identity. The purpose of this edited volume is to address sexual dilemmas in law and the state in substantive areas such as same-sex domestic partnerships,…

    Paperback – 2004-11-17
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  • Stepping Out of Line: Becoming and Being a Feminist book cover

    Stepping Out of Line

    Becoming and Being a Feminist, 1st Edition

    By Cheryl Hercus

    What does it mean to be a feminist today? Why do some women become feminists and others do not? At a time when 'feminist' is a label that many young women shun, Stepping Out of Line offers an insightful account of the struggle of becoming and being a feminist. Cheryl Hercus offers a compelling new…

    Paperback – 2004-11-01
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  • Home-Grown Hate: Gender and Organized Racism book cover

    Home-Grown Hate

    Gender and Organized Racism, 1st Edition

    Edited by Abby L. Ferber

    The top names in the field come together in this collection with original essays that explore the link between gender and racism in a variety of racial and white supremacy organizations, including white separatists, the Christian right, the militia/patriot movements, skinheads, and more.…

    Paperback – 2003-11-24
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  • Maid in the USA: 10th Anniversary Edition book cover

    Maid in the USA

    10th Anniversary Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Mary Romero

    This is a classic work in the fields of Women's Studies and Sociology. On its 10th Anniversary, it is still a vital and moving study of the lives of immigrant domestic workers, and is constantly cited in the research. Romero's new introduction will offer a fresh look at the material, including more…

    Paperback – 2002-05-31
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  • Complex Inequality: Gender, Class and Race in the New Economy book cover

    Complex Inequality

    Gender, Class and Race in the New Economy, 1st Edition

    By Leslie McCall

    First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2001-05-29
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  • Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment book cover

    Black Feminist Thought

    Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment, 2nd Edition

    By Patricia Hill Collins, Patricia Hill Collins

    In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American women have developed a rich intellectual tradition that is not widely known. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the words and ideas of Black feminist intellectuals as well as those…

    Paperback – 1999-12-07
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  • Grassroots Warriors: Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty book cover

    Grassroots Warriors

    Activist Mothering, Community Work, and the War on Poverty, 1st Edition

    By Nancy A. Naples

    First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1998-08-04
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  • Community Activism and Feminist Politics: Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender book cover

    Community Activism and Feminist Politics

    Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender, 1st Edition

    Edited by Nancy Naples

    This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US.…

    Paperback – 1997-11-20
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  • School-smart and Mother-wise: Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling book cover

    School-smart and Mother-wise

    Working-Class Women's Identity and Schooling, 1st Edition

    By Wendy Luttrell

    School-smart and Mother-wise illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances…

    Paperback – 1997-05-21
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  • Rock-a-by Baby: Feminism, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression book cover

    Rock-a-by Baby

    Feminism, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression, 1st Edition

    By Verta Taylor

    Although self-help has been an integral strategy of the women's movement, the burgeoning self-help publishing industry and growing popularity of talk shows encouraging personal confession have provoked vicious attacks on self-help from many feminists. Rock-a-By Baby examines the postpartum…

    Paperback – 1996-08-02
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  • Integrative Feminisms: Building Global Visions, 1960s-1990s book cover

    Integrative Feminisms

    Building Global Visions, 1960s-1990s, 1st Edition

    By Angela Miles

    Integrative Feminisms presents a unique discussion of feminist radicalism in North America in the context of feminism's global development since the 1960s. Across divergent agendas, Angela Miles illuminates the transformative power common to apparently diverse radical, eco-, Black, socialist,…

    Paperback – 1995-11-27
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  • For Richer, For Poorer: Mothers Confront Divorce book cover

    For Richer, For Poorer

    Mothers Confront Divorce, 1st Edition

    By Demie Kurz

    For Richer, For Poorer provides a new perspective on the impact of divorce on women. Based on interviews with a random sample of divorced mothers, this book identifies their real concerns: inadequate resources from their ex-husbands and the state, and unequal social policies. Presenting accounts of…

    Paperback – 1995-08-22
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  • Mothering: Ideology, Experience, and Agency book cover


    Ideology, Experience, and Agency, 1st Edition

    Edited by Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Grace Chang, Linda Rennie Forcey

    First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1993-12-17
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  • Gender Consciousness and Politics book cover

    Gender Consciousness and Politics

    1st Edition

    By Sue Tolleson Rinehart

    This book examines the emergence of gender consciousness among women as a significant force in American politics. The author bases her argument on an in-depth empirical analysis of data derived from the U.S. biennial National Election studies of 1974 to 1984, the year of the emergence of the…

    Paperback – 1992-10-22
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  • Black Women and White Women in the Professions: Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1960-1980 book cover

    Black Women and White Women in the Professions

    Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1960-1980, 1st Edition

    By Natalie J. Sokoloff

    First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 1992-09-16
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  • Feminism and the Women's Movement: Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism book cover

    Feminism and the Women's Movement

    Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Ryan

    In Feminism and the Women's Movement, Barbara Ryan integrates a broad historical view with an analytical framework drawn from the theory of social movements. Relying on participation and observation of diverse groups involved in the woman's movement, interviews with long-term activists, and…

    Paperback – 1992-08-20
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  • Maid in the U.S.A. book cover

    Maid in the U.S.A.

    1st Edition

    By Mary Romero

    Studies of household labor have largely neglected the employment of domestic workers nor have they sufficiently addressed the issue of unpaid housework. Focusing on both paid and unpaid domestic work, Maid in the USA expands the theoretical understanding of reproductive labor to explain the…

    Hardback – 1992-08-14
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  • Understanding Sexual Violence: A Study of Convicted Rapists book cover

    Understanding Sexual Violence

    A Study of Convicted Rapists, 1st Edition

    By Diana Scully

    Understanding Sexual Violence examines the structural supports for rape in sexually violent cultures and dispels a number of myths about sexual violence--for example, that childhood abuse, alcohol, and drugs are direct causes of rape.…

    Paperback – 1990-09-15
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