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The Wiley Blackwell encyclopedia of gender and sexuality studies
Publication year: 2016
Available for consultation at the Utrecht University Library City Center
(not for loan) : Collection ALG: 02.60 06 *2016nw.
Subjects covered: cyber feminism, the double burden, and the male gaze, and gender-focused definitions of more general terms, such as housework, intersectionality, and trolling. It also covers major feminist figures, including Hélène Cixous, bell hooks, and Mary Wollstonecraft, as well as groups and movements from Votes for Women to Reclaim the Night..
Covers the major theories, research, people and issues in contemporary gender studies. It is distinguished by a cross-national, cross-cultural perspective providing comparative analyses of life experiences of men and women around the world.
Addresses the politics, economics, history, and cultural impact of sexuality.
Examines the anthropological, sociological, historical, economic, and scientific theories of race and racism in the modem era. Delves into the historic origins of ideas of race and racism and explores their social and scientific consequences. Includes biographies of significant theorists, as well as political and social leaders and notorious racists