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.

Sociology of Women

  • The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Feminism

    1st Edition

    Edited by Tasha Oren, Andrea Press

    Feminism as a method, a movement, a critique, and an identity has been the subject of debates, contestations and revisions in recent years, yet contemporary global developments and political upheavals have again refocused feminism’s collective force. What is feminism now? How do scholars and…

    Hardback – 2019-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge International Handbooks

  • Fifty-One Key Feminist Thinkers

    1st Edition

    Edited by Lori J. Marso

    The feminist thinkers in this collection are the designated "fifty-one key feminist thinkers," historical and contemporary, and also the authors of the entries. Collected here are fifty-one key thinkers and fifty-one authors, recognizing that women are fifty-one percent of the population. There are…

    Hardback – 2016-07-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Key Guides

  • Shadow Women (Routledge Revivals)

    Homeless Women's Survival Stories, 1st Edition

    By Marjorie Bard

    First published in 1990, this book emerged from the author’s experiences talking to homeless women and her desire to bring these problems to light along with the social injustice that often underlies them. The book also describes being "at risk": a paycheck, widowhood, or unfair divorce settlement…

    Hardback – 2016-05-23
    Routledge

  • Cosmopolitan Sociability

    Locating Transnational Religious and Diasporic Networks, 1st Edition

    Edited by Tsypylma Darieva, Nina Glick Schiller, Sandra Gruner-Domic

    This book approaches the concept of cosmopolitan sociability as a cultural or territorial rootedness that facilitates a simultaneous openness to shared human emotions, experiences, and aspirations. Cosmopolitan Sociability critiques definitions of cosmopolitanism as a tolerance for cultural…

    Paperback – 2016-05-11
    Routledge
    Ethnic and Racial Studies

  • Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress, 1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or…

    Paperback – 2016-04-24
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Women and Disasters in South Asia

    Survival, security and development, 1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Racioppi, Swarna Rajagopalan

    South Asia is one of the most vulnerable areas of an increasingly disaster-impacted world, with cyclones, earthquakes, floods and droughts causing several casualties and disrupting lives and livelihoods every year. Yet the impacts of disasters are not equally distributed across the peoples of the…

    Hardback – 2016-04-20
    Routledge India

  • Teaching Women's Studies in Conservative Contexts

    Considering Perspectives for an Inclusive Dialogue, 1st Edition

    Edited by Cantice Greene

    Women’s Studies is a field that inspires strong reactions, both positive and negative, inside and outside of the classroom. The field, partly due to its activist origins, is often associated with liberal ideology and is therefore chided by students and others who identify as conservative. The goal…

    Hardback – 2016-01-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Society

  • The Book Of Women's Love

    1st Edition

    By Carmen Caballero-Navas

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • Social Science Research Ethics for a Globalizing World

    Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keerty Nakray, Margaret Alston, Kerri Whittenbury

    Research in the humanities and social sciences thrives on critical reflections that unfold with each research project, not only in terms of knowledge created, but in whether chosen methodologies served their purpose.  Ethics forms the bulwark of any social science research methodology and it…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Research Methods

  • China's Leftover Women

    Late Marriage among Professional Women and its Consequences, 1st Edition

    By Sandy To

    The term "sheng nu" ("leftover women") has been recently coined in China to describe the increasing number of women, especially highly educated professional women in their late twenties and over who have not married. This book explores this phenomenon, reporting on extensive research among "…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge
    ASAA Women in Asia Series

  • The Contradictions of Love

    Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality, 1st Edition

    By Lena Gunnarsson

    The Contradictions of Love: Towards a feminist-realist ontology of sociosexuality offers a robust and multifaceted theoretical account of how, in contemporary western societies, women continue to be subordinated to men through sexual love. The book defends and elaborates Anna G. Jónasdóttir’s…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04
    Routledge
    Ontological Explorations (Routledge Critical Realism)

  • The Body

    Social and Cultural Dissections, 1st Edition

    By Lisa Jean Moore, Monica J. Casper

    This college-level handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible overview of sociological and cultural perspectives on the human body. Organized along the lines of a standard anatomical textbook delineated by body parts and processes, this volume subverts the expected content in favor of providing…

    Paperback – 2014-11-05
    Routledge

  • Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban

    1st Edition

    Edited by Linda Peake, Martina Rieker

    In Rethinking Feminist Interventions into the Urban, Linda Peake and Martina Rieker embark on an ambitious project to explore the extent to which a feminist re-imagining of the twenty-first century city can form the core of a new emerging analytic of women and the neoliberal urban. In a world in…

    Paperback – 2013-05-17
    Routledge

  • Violent Femmes

    Women as Spies in Popular Culture, 1st Edition

    By Rosie White

    The female spy has long exerted a strong grip on the popular imagination. With reference to popular fiction, film and television Violent Femmes examines the figure of the female spy as a nexus of contradictory ideas about femininity, power, sexuality and national identity. Fictional representations…

    Paperback – 2007-10-25
    Routledge
    Transformations