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Routledge Research in Gender and Society


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This broad-based series publishes high-level contributions that analyze the ways in which gender and society interact.

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White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke

White Masculinity in Contemporary Australia: The Good Ol’ Aussie Bloke

1st Edition

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Andrea Waling
August 31, 2019

Spanning the disciplines of sociology, history, media and cultural studies and popular culture, this book offers a historical exploration of Australian masculine tropes and an examination contemporary representations of masculinity in the media. With attention to a range of thematic issues,...

Contemporary Muslim Girlhoods in India: A Study of Social Justice, Identity and Agency in Assam

Contemporary Muslim Girlhoods in India: A Study of Social Justice, Identity and Agency in Assam

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Saba M. Hussain
July 11, 2019

Based on empirical research in India, this book presents a post-colonial feminist analysis of subjectivities available to Muslim girls and the ways in which they are inhabited and negotiated. Examining government education policies together with the narratives of teachers and parents, the author...

Wellness in Whiteness (Open Access): Biomedicalisation and the Promotion of Whiteness and Youth among Women

Wellness in Whiteness (Open Access): Biomedicalisation and the Promotion of Whiteness and Youth among Women

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Amina Mire
June 18, 2019

This book analyses the social and ethical implications of the globalization of emerging skin-whitening and anti-ageing biotechnology. Using an intersectional theoretical framework and a content analysis methodology drawn from cultural studies, the sociology of knowledge, the history of colonial...

Trauma, Women’s Mental Health, and Social Justice: Pitfalls and Possibilities

Trauma, Women’s Mental Health, and Social Justice: Pitfalls and Possibilities

1st Edition

Emma Tseris
March 19, 2019

This book argues that while notions of trauma in mental health hold promise for the advancement of women’s rights, the mainstreaming of trauma treatments and therapies has had mixed implications, sometimes replacing genuine social change efforts with new forms of female oppression by psychiatry. It...

Mexican American Women, Dress and Gender: Pachucas, Chicanas, Cholas

Mexican American Women, Dress and Gender: Pachucas, Chicanas, Cholas

1st Edition

Amaia Ibarraran-Bigalondo
March 19, 2019

Mexican American women have endured several layers of discrimination deriving from a strong patriarchal tradition and a difficult socioeconomic and cultural situation within the US ethnic and class organization. However, there have been groups of women who have defied their fates at different times...

Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking in Women: Israel's Blood Money

Prostitution, Pornography and Trafficking in Women: Israel's Blood Money

1st Edition

Esther Hertzog, Erella Shadmi
January 17, 2019

This book critically analyzes the sex industry in Israel, using feminist concepts and scholarship to elaborate on the power of prostitution to shape a world in which women are objects for fulfilling men's desires. A comprehensive collection of research-based articles that examine prostitution,...

Women, Horseracing and Gender: Becoming 'One of the Lads'

Women, Horseracing and Gender: Becoming 'One of the Lads'

1st Edition

Deborah Butler
January 17, 2019

How do the class and gender inequalities found in horseracing affect the working practices of women within the industry? Drawing on the work of Bourdieu and his concepts of field, capital and habitus, this book shows the inequalities that are prevalent within the world of racing, both historically...

Sexuality after War Rape: From Narrative to Embodied Research

Sexuality after War Rape: From Narrative to Embodied Research

1st Edition

Nena Močnik
January 17, 2019

This book examines the potential impact of rape survivors’ traumatic experiences in post-conflict zones. With specific attention given to the experiences of women who were sexually abused during the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, it addresses the sexuality of survivors, which has so far been...

Gender and Migration: Transnational and Intersectional Prospects

Gender and Migration: Transnational and Intersectional Prospects

1st Edition

Anna Amelina, Helma Lutz
November 19, 2018

From its beginnings in the 1970s and 1980s, interest towards the topic of gender and migration has grown. Gender and Migration seeks to introduce the most relevant sociological theories of gender relations and migration that consider ongoing transnationalization processes, at the beginning of the...

Gender and Precarious Research Careers: A Comparative Analysis

Gender and Precarious Research Careers: A Comparative Analysis

1st Edition

Annalisa Murgia, Barbara Poggio
October 09, 2018

The literature on gender and science shows that scientific careers continue to be characterised – albeit with important differences among countries – by strong gender discriminations, especially in more prestigious positions. Much less investigated is the issue of which stage in the career such...

Men's Intrusion, Women's Embodiment: A critical analysis of street harassment

Men's Intrusion, Women's Embodiment: A critical analysis of street harassment

1st Edition

Fiona Vera-Gray
September 10, 2018

Research on violence against women tends to focus on topics such as sexual assault and intimate partner violence, arguably to the detriment of investigating men’s violence and intrusion in women’s everyday lives. The reality and possibility of the routine intrusions women experience from men in...

Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World

Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries: Making the Gendered Body in a Globalized World

1st Edition

Gabriele Griffin, Malin Jordal
August 31, 2018

Bringing together an international range of case studies and interviews with individuals who have had genital re/construction, Body, Migration, Re/constructive Surgeries explores the socio-cultural meanings of clitoral re/construction following female genital cutting (FGC), hymen reconstruction,...

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