The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

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As a field of scholarship, gender and politics has exploded over the last fifty years and is now global, institutionalized, and ever expanding. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics and shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.

Like the field it represents, the handbook has a broad understanding of what counts as political and is based on a notion of gender that highlights masculinities as well as femininities, thereby moving feminist debates in politics beyond the focus on women. It engages with some of the key aspects of political science as well as important themes in gender and feminist research (such as sexuality and body politics), thereby forging a dialogue between gender studies in politics and mainstream political science.

The handbook is organized in sections that look at sexuality and body politics; political economy; civil society; participation, representation and policymaking; institutions, states and governance as well as nation, citizenship and identity. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics contains and reflects the best scholarship in its field.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199751457
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Series: Oxford Handbooks
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 888
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 10.00(h) x 2.40(d)

About the Author

Georgina Waylen is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester.
Karen Celis is Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel.
Johanna Kantola is Academy Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer of Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki.
S. Laurel Weldon is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue University.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

About the Contributors
Gender and Politics: A Gendered World and Gendered Discipline
Georgina Waylen, Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola, and Laurel Weldon

Part I Gender and Politics: Concepts and Methods
Section Introduction
Chapter 1: Sex, sexuality and gender
Mary Hawkesworth
Chapter 2: Intersectionality
Patricia Hill Collins and Valerie Chepp
Chapter 3: Feminisms
Rita Dhamoon
Chapter 4: Politics, power, domination and oppression
Moya Lloyd
Chapter 5: Methods and Methodologies
Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True

Part II Body Politics
Section Introduction
Chapter 6: The Body and Politics
Diana Coole
Chapter 7: Heteronormativity and Sexuality
Amy Lind
Chapter 8: Reproductive Rights
Veronique Mottier
Chapter 9: Gender Violence
R. Amy Elman

Part III Gendered Political Economy: Production and Reproduction
Section Introduction
Chapter 10: Gender and (International) Political Economy
Shirin M. Rai
Chapter 11: Households, Families and Social Reproduction
Shahra Razavi
Chapter 12: Gender, Care and Welfare
Diane Sainsbury
Chapter 13: Gender, Work and the Sexual Division of Labor
Lucy Ferguson

Part IV: Civil Society
Section Introduction
Chapter 14: Sex, Gender and Civil Society
Dara Z. Strolovitch
Erica Townsend-Bell
Chapter 15: Organizing Around Gender Identities
Kelsy Kretschmer
David S. Meyer
Chapter 16: The Comparative Study of Women's Movements
Karen Beckwith
Chapter 17: Feminist Organizing: What's Old, What's New? History, Trend and Issues
Christina Ewig and Myra Marx Ferree
Chapter 18: Local-Global- Local: Women's global organizing
Jutta Joachim

Part V: Participation and Representation
Section Introduction
Chapter 19: Political Representation
Sarah Childs and Joni Lovenduski
Chapter 20: Political Systems and Gender
Aili Mari Tripp
Chapter 21: Party Politics
Miki Caul Kittilson
Chapter 22: Electoral Institutions
Mona Lena Krook and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer
Chapter 23: Judicial Politics and the Courts
Rachel Chicowski

Part VI: The State, Governance, and Policymaking
Section Introduction
Chapter 24: The State and Governance
Louise Chappell
Chapter 25: Gender, Institutions and Multilevel Governance
Kate Bedford
Chapter 26: Women's Policy Agencies and State Feminism
Dorothy E. McBride and Amy G. Mazur
Chapter 27: Policy making
Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier and Mieke Verloo
Chapter 28: Policy Outputs
Merike Blofield and Liesl Haas

Part VII: Nation, Citizenship and Identity
Section Introduction
Chapter 29: Equality and Universalism
Judith Squires
Chapter 30: Citizenship
Birte Siim
Chapter 31: Multiculturalism and Identity
Baukje Prins and Sawitri Saharso
Chapter 32: Gender, Nations and Nationalism
Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert
Chapter 33: Security, Violence and War
Lene Hansen


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