|Title:||Fifty Key Concepts in Gender Studies|
|Authors:||JANE PILCHER AND IMELDA WHELEHAN|
|Description:||What is gender studies and from where has it originated? We begin our introduction to this book by providing a brief account of the development of gender studies, before going on to make some general remarks about the key concepts themselves and how readers might make best use of them. The academic study of gender has a relatively short history. Its emergence can be dated as recently as the late 1960s, and its development triggered by second wave feminism. Along with developing a critique of gender inequalities, in both personal relationships and in social positioning (especially economically and politically), second wave feminism began to draw attention to the ways in which academic disciplines and sets of knowledge acted to exclude the experiences, interests and identities of women|
|ISBN:||0 7619 7035 5|
|Appears in Collections:||Gender Studies|
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