35 Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies

Feminist and Gender Studies (FEM)

Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies∗

Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston, and Sonny Nordmarken (University of Massachusetts)


Licence: CC BY 4.0

This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field. It unpacks the social construction of knowledge and categories of difference, processes, and structures of power and inequality, with a focus on gendered labor in the global economy, and the historical development of feminist social movements. The book emphasizes feminist sociological approaches to analyzing structures of power, drawing heavily from empirical feminist research.

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Includes: Videos

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FEM 1100 Women, Gender, Feminism: An Introduction


Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today (Extended Version)∗

Bureau of International Information Programs, United States Department of State, with additions by Janni Aragon and Mariel Miller (University of Victoria)


Licence: CC0 public domain

This global politics text has been positively reviewed and has been successfully adopted by other faculty. It covers concepts in women’s political issues, from women and education to the rights of children. 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.

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Includes: Keywords, multiple-choice questions, discussion questions, essay questions, summaries, and a list of additional resources

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Suggested for:
FEM 1100 Women, Gender, Feminism: An Introduction


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