Table of Contents

Unit I: An Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies: Grounding Theoretical Frameworks and Concepts

1. Critical Introduction to the Field
2. Theorizing Lived Experiences
3. Identity Terms
4. Conceptualizing Structures of Power
5. Social Constructionism
6. Intersectionality
References: Unit I


Unit II: Challenging Binary Systems and Constructions of Difference

7. Introduction: Binary Systems
8. Theorizing Sex/Gender/Sexuality
9. Gender and Sex – Transgender and Intersex
10. Sexualities
11. Masculinities
12. Race
13. Class
14. Alternatives to Binary Systems
References: Unit II


Unit III: Institutions, Culture, and Structures

15. Introduction: Institutions, Cultures, and Structures
16. Family
17. Media
18. Medicine, Health, and Reproductive Justice
19. State, Laws, and Prisons
20. Intersecting Institutions Case Study: The Struggle to End Gendered Violence    and Violence Against Women
References: Unit III


Unit IV: Gender and Work in the Global Economy

21. Introduction: Gender, Work and Globalization
22. Gender and Work in the US
23. Gender and the US Welfare State
24. Transnational Production and Globalization
25. Racialized, Gendered, and Sexualized Labor in the Global Economy
References: Unit IV


Unit V: Historical and Contemporary Feminist Social Movements

26. Introduction: Feminist Movements
27. 19th Century Feminist Movements
28. Early to Late 20th Century Feminist Movements
29. Third Wave and Queer Feminist Movements
References: Unit V



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Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies by Miliann Kang, Donovan Lessard, Laura Heston, Sonny Nordmarken is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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