26 Gender Studies & Feminist Research

Introduction to Women Gender Sexuality Studies

This reviewed open textbook covers various topics that introduce the interdisciplinary field of Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies (WGSS) and how scholars in different disciplines incorporate gender as a critical tool in their analysis.

Includes: Videos.

May suit: GENDRST 1A03/1AA3.

Gender and Sexualities: An Inquiry

Gender and Sexualities: An Inquiry provides an interdisciplinary and intersectional framework for thinking critically about the historical and contemporary applications of knowledge about gender and sexuality. We will address gender and sexual identities and practices and meaning as historical, cultural, and political phenomena. We will question whether contemporary categories infer that bodily practices, pleasures, and knowledge are permanently tethered to universal, trans- historical ideals and thought. We will investigate the intersectional contexts where sexualities and genders take shape and provide. Readers and students should begin to understand the rich and deep efforts of gender and sexuality based social movements and thought and appreciate the ethical significances of various claims about gender and sexuality.

Includes: Audio files, key words/phrases, key questions, practice assignment, and video panel discussions (for chapters 4 and 8).

May suit: GENDRST 1A03. 

Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today (extended version)

We cannot solve global challenges unless women participate fully in efforts to find solutions. Female participation in the private sector is a crucial economic driver for societies worldwide. Economic security benefits every facet of a woman’s life, with positive effects on the health, education and vitality of families. Learn about women who are changing their societies for the better.

Includes: Chapter summaries, key words, M/C questions, discussion questions, essay questions, and list of additional resources.

May suit: GENDRST 1AA3. 

Badass Womxn in the Pacific Northwest

This zine is a collection of biographies and portraits of badass womxn in the Pacific Northwest. Undergraduate students collaborated to create this resource that fuses multilingual poetry, art, and writing to celebrate and honor some of the strongest people you might not have heard of. It was created in an interdisciplinary gender, women & sexuality studies classroom led by Professor Julie Shayne, librarians Penelope Wood and Denise Hattwig, and peer facilitator Nicole Carter.

May suit: GENDRST 1AA3.

Gendered Lives: Global Issues

Gendered Lives takes a regional approach to examine gender issues from an anthropological perspective with a focus on globalization and intersectionality. Chapters present contributors’ ethnographic research, contextualizing their findings within four geographic regions: Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Global North.

Includes: Videos, review questions, key terms, and resources for further exploration.

May suit: GENDRST 1A03.

Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach

Designed for an introductory course, this textbook takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of LGBTQ+ issues that helps students grasp core concepts through a variety of different perspectives. Employing an intersectional analysis, the textbook highlights how sexuality and gender are simultaneously experienced and constructed through other structures of inequality and privilege, such as race and class.

Includes: Videos, exploratory exercises, reflection questions, key questions and research resources.

May suit: GENDRST 1A03/2AA3.

Global Femicide: Indigenous Women and Girls Torn from our Midst, 2nd Edition

Global Femicide: Indigenous Women and Girls Torn from our Midst brings Canadian, Mexican and Guatemalan stories together to show that the interlocking systems of sexualized and racialized violence is not only a product of historic colonization but continues to be entrenched as deliberate systems of colonization and global femicide. Using reflections from Torn from our Midst: Voices of Grief, Healing and Action from the 2008 MMIW Conference, this book is uniquely situated to provide a decades-long retrospective on what, if anything has changed since the time of that conference. Roadblocks and successes are found in the chapters written by family members, scholars and researchers, artists, global activists and Canadian policy-makers.

Includes: Videos.

May suit: GENDRST 1AA3/2AA3.

The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction

The American LGBTQ Rights Movement: An Introduction is a peer-reviewed chronological survey of the LGBTQ fight for equal rights from the turn of the 20th century to the early 21st century. Illustrated with historical photographs, the book beautifully reveals the heroic people and key events that shaped the American LGBTQ rights movement. The book includes personal narratives to capture the lived experience from each era, as well as details of essential organizations, texts, and court cases that defined LGBTQ activism and advocacy.

May suit: GENDRST 1A03/2AA3.

Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies

Persistence is Resistance is a collection celebrating 50 years of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. Contributors are a diverse group of scholars, from undergraduate students to faculty emeritus, representing twenty-four institutions. Essays cover GWSS’s history, praxis, and implementation. The book also includes artwork by GWSS undergraduates and alumni, and their answers to “why GWSS?” Persistence is Resistance is ideal for the classroom because the essays are short, jargon light, and inspire feminist inquiry, activism, and pride.

May suit: GENDRST 1A03/2AA3.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects (1792), is one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy. In it, porto-feminist Mary Wollstonecraft critiques 18th century educational and political theorists who believed that women should not receive a rational education. She maintains that women are human beings deserving of the same fundamental rights as men, and that treating them as mere ornaments or property for men undercuts the moral foundation of society.

Includes: Audiobook.

May suit: GENDRST 2AA3.

HUM210 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

The overall goal of the content selected for the creation of this book is to: broaden understanding and awareness of Women and Gender studies in the Humanities produced within the cultural and historical contexts of social groups throughout the world drawing upon such fields as art, literature, religion, philosophy, and music.

Includes: Videos, examples and key points.

May suit: GENDRST 2AA3.

Gender Studies LibreTexts

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources on gender studies.


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