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Welcome to our Introductory Women's Studies - Gender Studies publishing program.
Take a look inside at teaching and learning tools that:

  • Reflect our high scholarly standards
  • Speak effectively to today's college students
  • Represent the most current pedagogical trends


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Women's Realities, Women's Choices: An Introduction to Women's and Gender Studies

Fourth Edition

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Sarah Chinn, Linda Martin Alcoff, Jacqueline Nassy Brown...

06 February 2014

A truly interdisciplinary approach to understanding the diversity of women's lives

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The Sociology of Gender: A Brief Introduction

Fourth Edition

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Laura Kramer and Ann Beutel

20 January 2014

The briefest and most flexible gender text on the market

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The Politics of Women's Bodies: Sexuality, Appearance, and Behavior

Fourth Edition

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Rose Weitz and Samantha Kwan

01 November 2013

A cutting-edge anthology on power and women's bodies

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Women and Politics in a Global World

Third Edition

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Sarah L. Henderson and Alana S. Jeydel

15 July 2013

The only text that provides a global, comparative perspective on women in politics

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Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings

Third Edition

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Nelwyn B. Moore, J. Kenneth Davidson, Sr., and Terri D. Fisher

16 September 2009

The most research-oriented and interdisciplinary sexuality anthology available

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Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: A Conceptual Framework

Second Edition

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Lynn Weber

27 August 2009

Understanding Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality: A Conceptual Framework, Second Edition, is the only text that uses a theoretical framework to analyze the intersecting nature of race, class, gender, and sexuality.

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Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

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Veronique Mottier

23 June 2008

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Does Feminism Discriminate Against Men?: A Debate

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Warren Farrell (with Steven Svoboda) and James P. Sterba

10 October 2007

The only book of its kind, this volume offers a sharp and provocative debate on the impact of contemporary feminism on men

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Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class: Readings for a Changing Landscape

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Marcia Texler Segal and Theresa A. Martinez

15 September 2006

This accessible collection of readings is arranged to highlight and underscore some of the most intriguing and cutting-edge thinking on the discussion of gender, race, and class.

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Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

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Margaret Walters

12 January 2006

A concise and readable introduction to feminism and its history

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Theorizing Feminisms: A Reader

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Elizabeth Hackett and Sally Haslanger

24 November 2005

Ideal for interdisciplinary courses in feminist theory, this reader incorporates both classic and cutting-edge material to provide an overview of theoretical feminist writing about the quest for gender justice

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Race, Ethnicity, and Sexuality: Intimate Intersections, Forbidden Frontiers

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Joane Nagel

27 February 2003

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