The Short Guide to Gender

Kath Woodward

The Short Guide to Gender
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Kath Woodward

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

136 pages | © 2011
Paper $20.00 ISBN: 9781847427632 Published June 2011 For sale in North and South America only
This accessible guide provides readers with an introduction to the key concepts and main developments in gender studies. Presenting definitions, explanations and policy implications through discussion of case studies, this book shows how gender intersects with different dimensions of diversity and demonstrates the connections between sex and gender. Using a range of pedagogical features and highlighting the importance of gender in the contemporary world, this succinct text provides an ideal overview for students and professionals alike.


1. Putting gender on the agenda
2. Sex and gender; sex/gender
3. Different and the same?
4. Gendered bodies: gendered representations
5. Post gender? Does gender still matter?
6. Conclusion


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