Sociology: Collections

Women and Gender Studies Collection

Welcome to the Routledge Women and Gender Studies Collection.

To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th we have put together a selection of our forthcoming and key women and gender studies titles. Just click on the links on the left to view the books in that category. The diverse range of titles will ensure you are able to find what you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge and support your students, or to provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

Sex and Sexuality

  • Sexuality

    4th Edition

    By Jeffrey Weeks

    The new edition of Sexuality displays the qualities which have made this book a key text for understanding human sexuality. Jeffrey Weeks blends deep empirical knowledge with theoretical sophistication and a sensitivity to the politics of sexuality. Framing and shaping the analysis is an acute…

    Hardback – 2016-09-26
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    Key Ideas

  • Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

    3rd Edition, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Steven Seidman, Nancy L. Fischer, Chet Meeks

    Introducing the New Sexuality Studies is an innovative, reader-friendly anthology of original essays and interviews that introduces the field of sexuality studies to undergraduate students. Examining the social, cultural, and historical dimensions of sexualities, this anthology is designed to serve…

    Hardback – 2016-07-13
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  • The Intermediate Sex

    A Study of Some Transitional Types of Men and Women, 1st Edition

    By Edward Carpenter

    The Intermediate sex collates papers from Edward Carpenter on his ideas about intermediate types. Carpenter claims that there are those in societies who hold an intermediate position between the two sexes and may have an inner sex in their mind that is different from their biological sex.…

    Hardback – 2015-12-01
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    Routledge Revivals: The Collected Works of Edward Carpenter

  • In Search of Aphrodite

    Women, Archetypes and Sex Therapy, 1st Edition

    By Chelsea Wakefield

    What does it mean to be “in search of Aphrodite?” For most women, sex is complex, and more than a juxtaposition of body parts. Women sense the possibility of depth, meaning, even transcendence, but in a somatically disconnected, sexually superficial world, it can be difficult for a woman to…

    Paperback – 2015-10-23
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  • Childhood Sexuality and AIDS Education

    The Price of Innocence, 1st Edition

    By Deevia Bhana

    Primary schoolchildren are frequently shielded from education on sexuality and sexually transmitted diseases in an effort to protect their innocence. In countries like South Africa, where AIDS is particularly widespread, it is especially important to address prevention with younger boys and girls…

    Hardback – 2015-09-09
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    Routledge Critical Studies in Gender and Sexuality in Education

  • Sexuality & Ageing

    1st Edition

    Edited by Walter Pierre Bouman, Peggy J. Kleinplatz

    Across the globe, both in developed and developing countries, the population is rapidly ageing. In the fields of sexual and relationship therapy and sexual health, ageing has not been an issue of priority. Too often, ageing is thought of as a process that relates to problems, deficits, and taboos,…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
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  • Sexuality in Adolescence

    The digital generation, 1st Edition

    By Meredith Temple-Smith, Susan Moore, Doreen Rosenthal

    Sexuality in Adolescence: The Digital Generation provides a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of research and theory about adolescent sexuality in today’s world. The book examines biological, social and health-related approaches and reviews qualitative and quantitative research from psychology,…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13
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    Adolescence and Society

  • Queer Women in Urban China

    An Ethnography, 1st Edition

    By Elisabeth L. Engebretsen

    Lala (lesbian) and gay communities in mainland China have emerged rapidly in the 21st century. Alongside new freedoms and modernizing reforms, and with mainstream media and society increasingly tolerant, lalas still experience immense family and social pressures to a degree that this book argues is…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
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    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • Routledge Handbook of Sexuality Studies in East Asia

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark McLelland, Vera Mackie

    This collection brings together cutting-edge work by established and emerging scholars focusing on key societies in the East Asian region: China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, North and South Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. This scope enables the collection to reflect on the nature of the transformations…

    Hardback – 2014-09-03
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  • The Routledge History of Sex and the Body

    1500 to the Present, 1st Edition

    Edited by Sarah Toulalan, Kate Fisher

    The Routledge History of Sex and the Body provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of sexuality from 1500 to the present day. The history of sex and the body is an expanding field in which vibrant debate on, for instance, the history of homosexuality, is developing. This book…

    Hardback – 2013-03-14
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    Routledge Histories

  • Female Homosexuality in the Middle East

    Histories and Representations, 1st Edition

    By Samar Habib

    This book, the first full-length study of its kind, dares to probe the biggest taboo in contemporary Arab culture with scholarly intent and integrity - female homosexuality. Habib argues that female homosexuality has a long history in Arabic literature and scholarship, beginning in the ninth…

    Paperback – 2009-04-29
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    Routledge Research in Gender and Society