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Finding Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Books
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Ebooks and Reference Books Online
ACLS Humanities E-Book
The ACLS Humanities E-Book Collection is an online repository of full-text, digital books. Extensive insight to field of history, women's studies, religion and performance arts.
Ebook Central (ProQuest)
These aggregated collections cover academic disciplines including business and economics, computers, technology and engineering, humanities, life and physical science, and social and behavioral sciences.
eBook Collection by EBSCO
Consists of thousands of scholarly, reference, and professional full-text books in electronic format from the world's leading university presses and commercial publishers, and includes such popular series as the Idiots and Dummies Guides.
Reference Books in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
LGBTQ America Today by
Publication Date: 2009
A current guide to the people and issues at the forefront of contemporary LGBTQ America. Included are more than 600 alphabetically arranged entries on literature and the arts, associations and organizations, individuals, law and public policy concerns, health and relationships, sexual issues, and numerous other topics. Entries are written by distinguished authorities and cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography.
Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered History in America
Publication Date: 2004
Three volume set that provides a comprehensive survey of lesbian and gay history and culture in the United States. Includes approximately 545 articles ranging from short biographical entries to longer essays surveying topics such as the Stonewall riots, federal law and policy, same-sex institutions and AIDS. Wide-ranging in scope, this new encyclopedia complements courses in a variety of disciplines, including history, American studies, literature, psychology, sociology and others. Features include a guide to archival sources, a chronology/timeline, a historical overview essay and a comprehensive index.
Call Number: HQ1075 .B73 2013
Gender issues continue to be a prominent concern of academics and policy-makers, and increasingly arise in various forms to be debated in the public sphere and popular media. But what exactly do we mean by gender? How can we best understand gender differences? How are current gender relations changing? What new paths are 'femininity' and 'masculinity' taking? What would it be like to live in a society in which differences of gender were transcended? In this new edition of her popular and highly lauded book, Harriet Bradley provides an introduction to the concept of gender and the different theoretical approaches which have developed within gender studies.
Sex, Gender and Sexuality by
Call Number: HQ21 .S47165 2013
Pushing the boundaries of traditional sex, gender, and sexuality theories, the second edition of this edited volume brings together classic and cutting-edge works that engage, challenge, and excite. The front-and-center list of Key Terms will prove indispensable. This fantastic resource brings together sex, gender, and sexuality through the prism of race, ethnicity, religion, ability, age, and class.
eBooks in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies
Illuminating How Identities, Stereotypes and Inequalities Matter Through Gender Studies by
This collection highlights and extends contemporary women's and gender studies by presenting theoretical analyses and innovative research conceptualizations, applications and methodologies via a diverse variety of popular-in-the-classroom topics, such as changing masculinities; comedic/dramatic portrayals of ethnicity and discrimination; stigma and differences within mainstream media gender stereotypes; intersections of gendered and sexual identities in social media and fundamental institutions. These topics emphasize relevant issues and nuances within popular culture, identities and perceptions and social problems and illustrate the breadth of gender studies and its applications.