The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

Paperback | January 15, 2016

EditorGeorgina Waylen, Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola

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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 genderscholars 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 ofpolitical 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 andreflects the best scholarship in its field.

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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 genderscholars to the study of politics and shows ho...

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 Prof...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:888 pages, 9.49 × 6.69 × 1.89 inPublished:January 15, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About the ContributorsKaren Celis, Johanna Kantola, Georgina Waylen, and S. Laurel Weldon: Introduction: Gender and Politics: A Gendered World, a Gendered DisciplinePart I Gender and Politics: Concepts and MethodsSection Introduction1. Mary Hawkesworth: Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: From Naturalized Presumption to Analytical Categories2. Patricia Hill Collins and Valerie Chepp: Intersectionality3. Rita Kaur Dhamoon: Feminisms4. Moya Lloyd: Power, Politics, Domination, and Oppression5. Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True: Methods and MethodologiesPart II Body PoliticsSection Introduction6. Diana Coole: The Body and Politics7. Amy Lind: Heteronormativity and Sexuality8. Veronique Mottier: Reproductive Rights9. R. Amy Elman: Gender ViolencePart III Gendered Political Economy: Production and ReproductionSection Introduction10. Shirin M. Rai: Gender and (International) Political Economy11. Shahra Razavi: Households, Families, and Social Reproduction12. Diane Sainsbury: Gender, Care, and Welfare13. Lucy Ferguson: Gender, Work, and the Sexual Division of LaborPart IV Civil SocietySection Introduction14. Dara Z. Strolovitch and Erica Townsend-Bell: Sex, Gender and Civil Society15. Kelsy Kretschmer and David S. Meyer: Organizing Around Gender Identities16. Karen Beckwith: The Comparative Study of Women's Movements17. Christina Ewig and Myra Marx Ferree: Feminist Organizing: What's Old, What's New? History, Trends, and Issues18. Jutta Joachim: Local-Global-Local: Women's Global OrganizingPart V Participation and RepresentationSection Introduction19. Sarah Childs and Joni Lovenduski: Political Representation20. Aili Mari Tripp: Political Systems and Gender21. Miki Caul Kittilson: Party Politics22. Mona Lena Krook and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer: Electoral Institutions23. Rachel Cichowski: Judicial Politics and the CourtsPart VI The State, Governance, and PolicymakingSection Introduction24. Louise Chappell: The State and Governance25. Kate Bedford: Gender, Institutions and Multilevel Governance26. Dorothy E. McBride and Amy G. Mazur: Women's Policy Agencies and State Feminism27. Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier and Mieke Verloo: Policy Making28. Merike Blofield and Liesl Haas: Policy OutputsPart VII Nation, Citizenship and IdentitySection Introduction29. Judith Squires: Equality and Universalism30. Birte Siim: Citizenship31. Baukje Prins and Sawitri Saharso: Multiculturalism and Identity32. Suruchi Thapar-Bj'rkert: Gender, Nations, and Nationalisms33. Lene Hansen: Security, Conflict, and MilitarizationIndex

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"This text, from the first, takes an academically rigorous, socially aware and culturally enlightened approach to a rather ambiguous title, and in so doing, makes a significant contribution to the rapidly developing field, of not just political science as a discipline, but to every discipline,and, outside of academia, every person, to whom the issues discussed are relevant and therefore life affecting." --London School of Economics EUROPP blog