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Between XX and XY: Intersexuality and the Myth of Two Genders by Gerald N. CallahanEvery year in the United States, more than two thousand children are born with an intersex condition or disorder of sex development. What makes someone a boy or a girl? Is it external genitalia, chromosomes, DNA, environment, or some combination of these factors? Not even doctors or scientists are entirely clear. What is clear is that sex is not an either-or proposition: not girl/boy, XX/XY, switching between two poles like an on-off switch on a radio. Rather, sex is like the bass and treble knobs on that radio.
An inter-agency project of the United Nations, resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system
Women's Movements in the Global Era by Amrita BasuThis book provides a path-breaking study of the genesis, growth, gains, and dilemmas of women's movements in countries throughout the world. Its focus is on the global South, where women's movements have engaged in complex negotiations with national and international forces. It challenges widely held assumptions about the Western origins and character of local feminisms. The authors locate women's movements within the terrain from which they emerged by exploring their relationships with the state, civil society, and other social movements. This fully revised second edition contains six new chapters by leading scholars of women and gender studies, on both individual countries and on several major regions of the world? Europe, Africa, Latin America, and the Maghreb. This balanced coverage enables readers to identify regional patterns and also learn from in-depth case studies. Women's Movements in the Global Era is essential reading for anyone interested in the global scope and implications of feminism.
Call Number: REF 305.42 F3497 or online (click on title)
*Heritage, Roles and Issues
*Mental and Physical Health
*Feminism as Human Rights
Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women's Issues and Knowledge (4 volumes)
Call Number: REF 305.403 R765
The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide
Call Number: REF 305.4203 G856
Volume 1: Asia and Oceania
Volume 2: Central and South America
Volume 3: Europe
Volume 4: Middle East and North Africa
Volume 5: North America and the Caribbean
Volume 6: Sub-Saharan Africa Europe
Threshold Concepts in Women's and Gender Studies by Christie Launius; Holly HasselThreshold Concepts in Women's and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women's and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key question: "What are the ways of thinking, seeing, and knowing that characterize Women's and Gender Studies and are valued by its practitioners?" Rather than taking a topical approach, Threshold Concepts develops the key concepts and ways of thinking that students need in order to develop a deep understanding and to approach material like feminist scholars do, across disciplines. This book illustrates four of the most critical concepts in Women's and Gender Studies--the social construction of gender, privilege and oppression, intersectionality, and feminist praxis--and grounds these concepts in multiple illustrations. The second edition includes a significant number of updates, revisions, and expansions: the case studies in all five chapters have been revised and expanded, as have the end of chapter elements, statistics have been updated, and numerous references to significant news stories and cultural developments of the past three years have been added. Finally, many more "callbacks" to previous chapters have been incorporated throughout the textbook in order to remind students to carry forward and build upon what they have learned about each threshold concept even as they move on to a new one.