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.

Politics

  • Varieties of Opposition to Gender Equality in Europe

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mieke Verloo

    In contrast to the wealth of studies on progress towards gender equality, opposition to gender equality is rarely studied, which makes it difficult to understand the positive and negative dynamics of gender equality as a political project. The first of its kind, this timely collection examines the…

    Paperback – 2018-03-22
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    Gender and Comparative Politics

  • Women and Politics

    A Quest for Political Equality in an Age of Economic Inequality, 1st Edition

    By Barbara Burrell

    This textbook presents a much-needed exploration of the many ways that women in the United States have used their voices in the political process. Written in a concise and accessible style, Women and Politics equips students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand the political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-03
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    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Distinct Identities

    Minority Women in U.S. Politics, 1st Edition

    By Nadia E. Brown, Sarah Allen Gershon

    Minority women in the United States draw from their unique personal experiences, born of their identities, to impact American politics. Whether as political elites or as average citizens, minority women demonstrate that they have a unique voice that more often than not centers on their visions of…

    Paperback – 2016-05-03
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    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Maternal Transition

    A North-South Politics of Pregnancy and Childbirth, 1st Edition

    By Candace Johnson

    What are the political dimensions that are revealed in women’s preferences for health care during pregnancy and childbirth? The answers to this question vary from one community to the next, and often from woman to the next, although the trends in the Global North and South are strikingly different.…

    Paperback – 2016-03-30
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    Routledge Research in Gender and Politics

  • Women's Rights in the USA

    Policy Debates and Gender Roles, 5th Edition

    By Dorothy E. McBride, Janine A. Parry

    Women’s Rights in the USA is a rigorous examination of the intersection of gender roles and public policy and the implications for feminist activists. The book places full information on state and federal statutes and court decisions in the context of the ebb and flow of debates that have engaged…

    Paperback – 2016-02-12
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  • Gender and the Political Economy of Conflict in Africa

    The persistence of violence, 1st Edition

    By Meredeth Turshen

    Violence affects the economy of production and the ecology of reproduction— the production of economic goods and services and the generational reproduction of workers, the regeneration of the capacity to work and maintenance of workers on a daily basis, and the renewal of culture and society…

    Hardback – 2016-02-01
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    Routledge Studies in African Development

  • Women Presidents of Latin America

    Beyond Family Ties?, 1st Edition

    By Farida Jalalzai

    Women are gaining ground as presidents of Latin America. Women leaders in presidential systems (particularly women directly elected by the public) were generally limited to daughters and wives of male executives or opposition leaders. With the election of Michelle Bachelet in Chile, these…

    Paperback – 2015-08-20
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  • Gender, Development and Globalization

    Economics as if All People Mattered, 2nd Edition

    By Lourdes Beneria, Günseli Berik, Maria Floro

    Gender, Development, and Globalization is the leading primer on global feminist economics and development. Lourdes Benería, a pioneer in the field of feminist economics, is joined in this second edition by Gunseli Berik and Maria Floro to update the text to reflect the major theoretical, empirical,…

    Paperback – 2015-07-23
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  • The Promise and Perils of Transnationalization

    NGO Activism and the Socialization of Women’s Human Rights in Egypt and Iran, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin Stachursky

    To date, most constructivist international relations studies have characterized the influence of transnationalism on domestic forms of activism as uniformly positive. In particular, transnational interactions are viewed as positive factors for the development and daily impact of gender activism.…

    Paperback – 2015-06-08
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    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • A Political Ecology of Women, Water and Global Environmental Change

    1st Edition

    Edited by Stephanie Buechler, Anne-Marie S. Hanson

    This edited volume explores how a feminist political ecology framework can bring fresh insights to the study of rural and urban livelihoods dependent on vulnerable rivers, lakes, watersheds, wetlands and coastal environments. Bringing together political ecologists and feminist scholars from…

    Hardback – 2015-02-27
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    Routledge International Studies of Women and Place

  • The Political Uses of Motherhood in America

    1st Edition

    By Cynthia Stavrianos

    As various contemporary groups use the language of motherhood to advance their political causes, maternal rhetoric has become very visible in the American political discourse of late. Yet while it has long been recognized that women have invoked their political status as mothers to organize and…

    Hardback – 2014-12-11
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    Routledge Series on Identity Politics

  • Exercising Human Rights

    Gender, Agency and Practice, 1st Edition

    By Robin Redhead

    Exercising Human Rights investigates why human rights are not universally empowering and why this damages people attempting to exercise rights. It takes a new approach in looking at humans as the subject of human rights rather than the object and exposes the gendered and ethnocentric aspects of…

    Hardback – 2014-10-20
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    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Women and Public Service

    Barriers, Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    By Mohamad G. Alkadry, Leslie E Tower

    This book tackles the challenges that women face in the workplace generally and in the public sector particularly. While Women and Public Service spends time identifying and describing the problems that women faced in the past, it pays special attention to identifying possible remedies to these…

    Paperback – 2013-08-30
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