2. Recent book-length introductions to gender and/or feminism

Note: University-level introductions to gender and/or feminism include Beasley’s What is Feminism, Anyway?, Connell and Pearse’s Gender: In World Perspective, Finlayson’s An Introduction to Feminism, Holmes’ What is Gender?, Launius and Hassel’s Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing, Naples’ Companion to Women’s and Gender Studies, Richardson and Robinson’s Introducing Gender and Women’s Studies, Risman et al.’s Handbook of the Sociology of Gender (below), Tong’s Feminist Thought, and Wharton’s The Sociology of Gender.

Also see other introductions and overviews here. The books Feminism and Reclaiming the F Word are particularly accessible introductions.

Also see the full-text chapter-length introductions to the sociology of gender.


Anderson, Kristin J. (2015). Modern Misogyny: Anti-Feminism in a Post-Feminist Era. Oxford University Press.

Banyard, Kat. (2010). The Equality Illusion: The Truth About Women and Men Today. Faber & Faber.

Beasley, Chris. (2005). Gender & Sexuality: Critical theories, critical thinkers. London: Sage.

Bryson, V. (2021). The futures of feminism. Manchester University Press.
1 The sex/gender distinction and the language of sexual violence
2 Sexism and patriarchy
3 Intersectionality: a dry word that can make a lot of sense
4 Trans women and feminism: thinking beyond binaries
5 We need to talk about capitalism
6 Liberalism, neoliberalism and feminism: contradictions and concerns
7 Marxist feminism: reframing the issues
8 Why feminists should logically be socialists (and vice versa)

Cameron, Deborah. (2018). Feminism. University of Chicago Press.

Campbell, Beatrix. (2014). End of Equality: The Only Way is Women’s Liberation. University of Chicago Press.

Chrisler, J. C., & McCreary, D. R. (2010). Handbook of Gender Research in Psychology (2 Vols). New York: Springer. [Vol 1 here, Vol 2 here]

Connell, R.W. (2002). Gender. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Connell, Raewyn, and Rebecca Pearse. (2015). Gender: in world perspective. (Third edition of Gender).

DeFrancisco, Victoria Pruin, and Catherine Helen Palczewski. (eds.). (2007). Communicating Gender Diversity: A Critical Approach. Sage.
Part I: Foundations.
1. Developing a Critical Gender/Sex Lens.
2. Alternative Approaches to Understanding Gender/Sex.
3. Gendered/Sexed Voices.
4. Gendered/Sexed Bodies.
5. Gendered/Sexed Language.
Part II: Institutions.
6. Introduction to Gender in Social Institutions.
7. Family.
8. Education.
9. Work.
10. Religion.
11. Media.
12. One Last Look Through a Critical Gendered Lens

Finlayson, Lorna. (2016). An Introduction to Feminism. Cambridge University Press.

Franceschet, S., Krook, M. L., & Tan, N. (Eds.). (2018). The Palgrave Handbook of Women’s Political Rights. Springer.

Gottfried, H. (ed.) (1996). Feminism and Social Change: Bridging theory and practice. University of Illinois Press.

Hannam, June. (2006). Feminism. Routledge.

Holmes, Mary. (2007). What is Gender? Sociological Approaches. Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore: Sage.
Introduction to the sociology of gender
How different are women and men?
Is gender something that we do?
How can gender best be explained?
Is gender about bodies?
What are the politics of gender?
How is gender intertwined with class?
How is gender intertwined with ‘race’?
Conclusion: So what is gender?

Jackson, Stevi, and Sue Scott. (eds). (2001). Gender: A Sociological Reader. Routledge.

Kenschaft, Lori, Roger Clark, and Desiree Ciambrone. (2016). Gender Inequality in Our Changing World: A Comparative Approach. Routledge.
1. Introduction: What Is Gender?
Section I. Four Core Issues
2. Work and Its Rewards
3. Families as the Crucible of Gender Inequality
4. Gender and Violence
5. The Control of Sexuality
Section II. Consequences
6. Life and Death Matters: Consequences of Inequality
Section III. Continuity and Change
7. Learning and Performing Gender in School
8. Gender, Power, and Politics
9. Religion and Gender Inequality
10. Displaying and Constructing Gender in the Media
11. Acting Out Gender on the Sports Field
Section IV. Looking Towards the Future
12. Conclusion: Possible Futures of Gender Inequality

Kimmel, Michael S. (2000). The Gendered Society. New York & Oxford: Oxford University Press
2. Ordained by Nature: Biology Constructs the Sexes.
3. Spanning the World: Cross-cultural Constructions of Gender.
4. ‘So, That Explains It’: Psychological Perspectives on Gender Development.
5. Inequality and Difference: The Social Construction of Gender Relations.
6. The Gendered Family.
7. The Gendered Classroom.
8. The Gendered Workplace.
9. Gendered Intimacies: Friendship and Love.
10. Gendered Sexualities.
11. The Gender of Violence.
Epilogue: A Degendered Society?.

Kindersley. (2019). The Feminism Book. DK.

Kiraly, Miranda, and Meagan Tyler (eds.). (2015). Freedom Fallacy: The Limits Of Liberal Feminism. Connor Court Publishing.
INTRODUCTION — Miranda Kiraly and Meagan Tyler
Not your father’s Playboy , not your mother’s feminist movement: feminism in porn culture —Rebecca Whisnant
‘I do what I want, fuck yeah!’: moving beyond ‘a woman’s choice’ — Meghan Murphy
Depoliticising the personal: individualising body image and disordered eating in The Beauty Myth — Natalie Jovanovski
Questioning ‘choice’ and ‘agency’ in the mail-order bride industry — Kaye Quek
Feminism and the neoliberal state — Margaret Thornton
The illusion of progress: a betrayal of women from both ends of the political spectrum — Miranda Kiraly
The making of women’s unfreedom: sexual harassment as harm — Helen Pringle
Entitled to be free: exposing the limits of choice — Shakira Hussein and Camille Nurka
‘We love make-up, romance, high heels and men, of course’: the contradictions of ‘pop feminism’ — Kate Farhall
Business as usual, rebranded as ethics: the whitewashing of systemic injustice — Laura McNally
A line line between pleasure and pain? On the issue of ‘choosing’ sexual violence — Laura Tarzia
A human right to prostitute others?: Amnesty International and the privileging of the male orgasm — Caroline Norma
If pornography is sex education, what does it teach? — Meghan Donevan
The oppression that dare not speak its name? Silences around heterosexuality in contemporary feminism — Julia Long
Political not generational: getting real about the second wave — Finn Mackay
Abuse masked as a ‘cultural practice’: speaking out against female genital mutilation — Naela Rose
For the sake of equality: moving towards the Nordic Model of prostitution law in Canada — Teresa Edwards
Saying ‘I don’t’: moving beyond marriage — Meagan Tyler
Building feminism, resisting porn culture: where to from here? — Rebecca Whisnan.

Launius, Christie, and Holly Hassel. (2018). Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing. Routledge, 2nd edition. Includes:
1. Introduction
2. The Social Construction of Gender
3. Privilege and Oppression
4. Intersectionality
5. Feminist Praxis.

Lips, Hilary. (2013). Gender: The Basics. Routledge.

Mackay, Finn. (2015). Radical Feminism: Feminist activism in movement. London: Palgrave.

Mann, Susan A. (2012). Doing Feminist Theory: From modernity to postmodernity. New York: Oxford.

McCabe, Jess. (2020). 30-Second Feminism: 50 key ideas, events, and protests, each explained in half a minute - 30 Seconds. Waterstones.

McCann, Carole R., Seung-kyung Kim, and Emek Ergun. (2021). Feminist Theory Reader: Local and Global Perspectives.
Feminist Theory: Local and Global Perspectives – Introduction;
Section 1: Theorizing Feminist Times and Spaces;
Box 1 - Simone De Beauvoir – The Other;
Box 2 - Gayle Rubin – Sex/Gender System;
Box 3 - Joan Scott – Dimensions of Gender;
Box 4 - Audre Lorde – Poetry is Not a Luxury & Transformation of Silence;
Box 5 - Kimberly Crenshaw – Intersectionality;
Part 1: Mid-twentieth Century Foundations;
1. The Day the Mountains Move / Yosano Akiko;
2. Women’s Liberation: Seeing the Revolution Clearly / Sara M. Evans;
3. Lost Visions of Equality: The Labor Origins of the Next Women’s Movement / Dorothy Sue Cobble;
4. Globalization of the Local/Localization of the Global: Mapping Transnational Women’s Movements / Amrita Basu;
5. A Black Feminist Statement / The Combahee River Collective;
6. La Chicana / Elizabeth Martinez;
7. Lesbianism: An Act of Resistance / Cheryl Clarke;
8. Bargaining with Patriarchy / Deniz Kandiyoti;
Part 2: Moving Beyond Binaries and Borders;
9. Lost (And Found?) in Translation: Feminisms in Hemispheric Dialogue / Claudia de Lima Costa;
10. Reweaving the World, Introduction / Irene Diamond and Gloria Feman Orenstein;
11. Understanding Reproductive Justice / Loretta Ross;
12. The Transfeminist Manifesto / Emi Koyama;
13. Reckoning with the Silences of #MeToo / Ashwini Tambe;
Section 2: Theorizing Intersectionality and Difference;
Box 6 - Adrienne Rich – The Politics of Location;
Box 7 - Gloria Anzaldúa – Mestiza Consciousness;
Box 8 - Karl Marx – Historical Materialism;
Box 9 - Edward Said – Orientalism;
Box 10 - Walter Mignolo – Decolonization;
Box 11 - Monique Wittig – The Myth of Woman;
Part 1: Intersectionality;
14. Critical Thinking about Inequality: An Emerging Lens / Bonnie Thornton Dill and Ruth Enid Zambrana;
15. Jennifer C. Nash, Re-thinking Intersectionality;
16. Vrushali Patil, From Patriarchy to Intersectionality: A Transnational Feminist Assessment of How Far We’ve Really Come;
Part 2: Configurations of Difference;
17. Heidi Hartmann, The Unhappy Marriage of Marxism and Feminism: Towards a More Progressive Union;
18. Andrea Smith, Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing;
19. Lila Abu-Lughod, Orientalism and Middle East Feminist Studies
20. Mrinalini Sinha, Gender and Nation;
21. Maile Arvin, Eve Tuck, and Angie Morrill, Decolonizing Feminism: Challenging Connections Between Settler Colonialism and Heteropatriarchy;
22. Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Integrating Disability, Transforming Feminist Theory;
23. Raewyn Connell, The Social Organization of Masculinity Part 3. Boundaries and Belongings;
24. Donna Kate Rushin, The Bridge Poem;
25. June Jordan, Report from the Bahamas;
26. Minnie Bruce Pratt, Identity: Skin, Blood, Heart;
27. Audre Lorde, I am Your Sister: Black Women Organizing Across Sexualities
28. Lionel Cantú with Eithne Luibheid and Alexandra Minna Stern, Well Founded Fear: Political Asylum and the Boundaries of Sexual Identity in the U.S.–Mexico Borderlands 29. Simone Chess, Alison Kafer, Jessi Quizar, and Mattie Udora Richardson, Calling All Restroom Revolutionaries!;
30. Leila Ahmed, The Veil Debate –Again;
31. Obioma Nnaemeka, Captured in Translation: Africa and Feminisms in the Age of Globalization;
32. Aimee Carrillo Rowe, Settler Xicana: Postcolonial and Decolonial Reflections on Incommensurability
SECTION III: Theorizing Feminist Knowledge and Agency;
Box 12 - Patricia Hill Collins – Matrix of Domination
Box 13 - Chandra Talpade Mohanty – "Under Western Eyes"
Box 14 - Chela Sandoval – Oppositional Consciousness
Box 15 - Michel Foucault – Normalization
Box 16 - Judith Butler – The Gender Binary Part One: Standpoints and Situated Knowledges;
33. Nancy C.M. Hartsock, The Feminist Standpoint: Toward a Specifically Feminist Historical Materialism;
34. Patricia Hill Collins, Defining Black Feminist Thought;
35. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, "Under Western Eyes" Revisited: Feminist Solidarity through Anticapitalist Struggles
36. Donna Haraway, Situated Knowledges: The Science Question in Feminism and the Privilege of Partial Perspective;
37. Cathy J. Cohen, Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics;
38. Sandra Harding, Standpoint Theories: Productively Controversial;
39. Cherríe Moraga, The Welder;
Part Two: Subject Formation and Performativity;
40. Lata Mani, Multiple Mediations: Feminist Scholarship in the Age of Multinational Reception;
41. Sandra Lee Bartky, Foucault, Femininity, and the Modernization of Patriarchal Power;
41. Judith Butler, Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: An Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory;
Part Three: Embodied and Affective Knowledge;
42. Alison M. Jaggar, Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology;
43. Sara Ahmed, Multiculturalism and the Promise of Happiness;
44. Kathy Davis, Reclaiming Women’s Bodies: Colonialist Trope or Critical Epistemology?;
45. Bettina Judd, In 2006 I Had an Ordeal with Medicine
SECTION IV: Imagine Otherwise/Solidarity Reconsidered
Box 17 - Avery Gordon – Imagine Otherwise
Box 18 - Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing – Friction;
Box 19 - Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak – The Politics of Translation;
Box 20 - Vandana Shiva – Women’s Ecological Struggles;
Imagine Otherwise;
46. Jasbir K. Puar, "I Would Rather be a Cyborg than a Goddess": Becoming-Intersectional in Assemblage Theory;
47. Viviane Namaste, Undoing Theory: The ‘Transgender Question’ and the Epistemic Violence of Anglo-American Feminist Theory;
48. AnaLouise Keating, "I’m a Citizen of the Universe": Gloria Anzaldua’s Spiritual Activism as Catalyst for Social Change;
49. Nirmala Erevelles, The Color of Violence: Reflecting on Gender, Race, and Disability in Wartime Solidarity Reconsidered;
50. Breny Mendoza, Transnational Feminisms in Question;
51. Na-Young Lee, The Korean Women’s Movement of Japanese Military ‘Comfort Women’: Navigating between Nationalism and Feminism;
52. Niamh Moore, Eco/Feminism and Rewriting the End of Feminism: From the Chipko Movement to Clayoquot Sound;
53. Eileen Boris and Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, Intimate Labors, Introduction;
54. Malika Ndlovu, Out of Now-Here.

Naples, N. A. (Ed.). (2020). Companion to Women’s and Gender Studies. Wiley.

O’Brien, Jodi, and Arlene Stein. (eds.). (2018). Gender, Sexuality, and Intimacy: A Contexts Reader. Sage.

Orr, Catherine M., Ann Braithwaite, and Diane Lichtenstein. (eds.) (2012). Rethinking Women’s and Gender Studies. Routledge.
INTRODUCTION: Why Rethink: Critical Genealogies in the Discipline
Part 1: Foundational Assumptions
1. Feminism, Layli Maparyan
2. Interdisciplinarity, Diane Lichtenstein
3. Methods, Katherine Side
4. Pedagogy, Susanne Luhmann
Part 2: Ubiquitous Descriptions
6. Activism, Catherine M. Orr
Waves, Astrid Henry
7. Besiegement, Alison Piepmeier
8. Community, Martha McCaughey
Part 3: Epistemologies Rethought
9. Intersectionality, Vivian May
10. Identity (Politics), Scott Morgensen
11. Queer, Jennifer Purvis
Part 4: Silences and Disavowals
12. Discipline, Ann Braithwaite
13. History, Wendy Kolmar
14. Secularity, Karlyn Crowley
15. Sexuality, Merri Lisa Johnson
Part 5: Establishment Challenges
15. Trans, Bobby Noble
16. Institutionalization, Aimee Carrillo-Rowe
17. Transnational, Laura Parisi
CONCLUSION: Continuing the Conversation.

Pilcher, J., & Whelehan, I. (2017). Key Concepts in Gender Studies. Sage.

Ray, Raka, Jennifer Carlson, and Abigail Andrews. (eds.). (2018). The Social Life of Gender. Sage.
Introduction: Conceptualizing Gender1: Power (Abigail Andrews)2: Position (Abigail Andrews)3: Representation (Jennifer Carlson)4: Practice (Jennifer Carlson)5: Gendering Sexuality (Oluwakemi M. Balogun & Kimberly Kay Hoang) 6: Gendering Crime and Justice (Jennifer Carlson)7: Gendering Social Reproduction (Dawn Dow & Katherine Mason)8: Gendering Exploitation (Abigail Andrews and Raka Ray)9: Politicizing Gender (Gowri Vijayakumar and Katherine Maich)10: Decolonizing Gender (Raka Ray).

Redfern, Catherine, and Kristin Aune. (2010). Reclaiming the F Word: The new feminist movement. London: Zed Books.

Richardson, Diane, and Victoria Robinson. (2015). Introducing Gender and Women’s Studies (4th ed.). London: Palgrave.
Introduction: Victoria Robinson and Diane Richardson
1. Conceptualising Gender: Diane Richardson
2. Feminist and Gender Theories: Sally Hines
3. Gender, Politics and Activism: Nickie Charles
4. Gender Sensitive Method/ologies: Gayle Letherby
5. Gender and Sexuality: Manuela Lavinas Picq and Momin Rahman
6. Gender and Race: Nisha Kapoor
7. Men, Masculinity Studies and Feminism: Victoria Robinson
8. Gendered Bodies-Sexed Lives: Kath Woodward
9. Violence Against Women: Liz Kelly
10. Gender and Migration: Maggie O'Neill and Alison Jobe
11. Gender, Popular Culture and the Media: Ruth Holliday
12. Families, Domesticity and Intimacy-Changing Relationships in Changing Times: Stevi Jackson
13. Gender and Environment: Susan Buckingham
14. Gender and Education: Carolyn Jackson
15. Gender, Work and Employment: Zoe Irving.

Risman, B. J., Froyum, C. M., & Scarborough, W. J. (Eds.). (2018). Handbook of the Sociology of Gender. Springer International Publishing. [pp. 1-269 here, pp. 270-end here]
Theoretical and Epistemological Context
2. Introduction: New Developments in Gender Research: Multidimensional Frameworks, Intersectionality, and Thinking Beyond the Binary / William J. Scarborough
3. Gender as a Social Structure / Barbara J. Risman
4. Feminist Epistemology, Feminist Methodology, and the Study of Gender / Joey Sprague
5. Gender Theory as Southern Theory / Pallavi Banerjee, Raewyn Connell
6. Intersectionality and Gender Theory / Zandria F. Robinson
*  The Individual Level of Analysis in the Gender Structure
2. Becoming Gendered / Heidi M. Gansen, Karin A. Martin
3. Gendered Embodiment / Katherine Mason
4. Does Biology Limit Equality? / Shannon N. Davis, Alysia Blake
5. Gender Identities / Natalie N. Castañeda, Carla A. Pfeffer
6. Mental Health: An Intersectional Approach / Verna M. Keith, Diane R. Brown
7. Multiple Masculinities / James W. Messerschmidt
*  The Interactional Level of Analysis
2. Framing Gender / Susan R. Fisk, Cecilia L. Ridgeway
3. Interactional Accountability / Jocelyn A. Hollander
4. Racializing Gendered Interactions / Koji Chavez, Adia Harvey Wingfield
5. Gendered Interactions in School / Kristen Myers
*  The Macro Level of Analysis
2. Gender Ideologies / Anna Chatillon, Maria Charles, Karen Bradley
3. Gender and Welfare States / Marie Laperrière, Ann Shola Orloff
4. Gender and Education / Anne McDaniel, Erica Phillips
5. Gender Inequality and Workplace Organizations: Understanding Reproduction and Change / Alexandra Kalev, Gal Deutsch
*  Sexualities and the Body
2. Surgically Shaping Sex: A Gender Structure Analysis of the Violation of Intersex People’s Human Rights / Georgiann Davis, Maddie Jo Evans
3. The Sexuality of Gender / Virginia E. Rutter, Braxton Jones
4. Gender and Sexuality in High School / C. J. Pascoe, Andrea P. Herrera
5. Gender and Hooking Up / Arielle Kuperberg, Rachel Allison
6. Gender and Sexuality in Aging / Pepper Schwartz, Nicholas Velotta
*  Families and Intimate Relationships
1. Front Matter / 2. Gender Inequality in Families / Michele Adams
3. Gender (Non) Conformity in the Family / Katie L. Acosta, Veronica B. Salcedo
4. The Gendered Division of Household Labor / Oriel Sullivan
5. Parenting and Gender / Emily W. Kane
6. Gender, Families, and Social Policy / Jennifer Randles
7. Gender and Emotion Management / Carissa Froyum
*  Gendered Contexts in Social Institutions
2. Contemporary Approaches to Gender and Religion / Jennifer McMorris, Jennifer Glass
3. Gender, Race, and Crime: The Evolution of a Feminist Research Agenda / Kenly Brown, Nikki Jones
4. Sociology of Gender and Sport / Cheryl Cooky
5. Caring as Work: Research and Theory / Amy Armenia
6. Scientific and Medical Careers: Gender and Diversity / Laura E. Hirshfield, Emilie Glass
7. Women on the Move: Stalled Gender Revolution in Global Migration / Carolyn Choi, Maria Cecilia Hwang, Rhacel Salazar Parreñas
*  Feminists Changing the Gender Structure
Combating Gender Bias in Modern Workplaces / Alison T. Wynn, Shelley J. Correll
Gender and Human Rights / Bandana Purkayastha
Gender in Movements / Jo Reger
Feminists Reshaping Gender / Alison Dahl Crossley, Laura K. Nelson.

Ryle, Robyn. (2017). Questioning Gender: A Sociological Exploration. Sage, Third Edition.
1 What Is Gender and Why Should We Care About It? Introducing Gender2 What’s the ‘Sociology’ in the Sociology of Gender? Understanding Sociology and Gender3 How Do Disciplines Outside Sociology Study Gender? Some Additional Theoretical ApproachesPART II HOW ARE OUR LIVES FILLED WITH GENDER?4 How Do We Learn Gender? Gender and Socialization5 How Does Gender Matter for Whom We Want and Desire? The Gender of Sexuality
6 How Does Gender Impact the People You Spend Your Time With? The Gender of Friendship and Dating7 How Does Gender Matter for How We Think About Our Bodies? The Gender of Bodies and HealthPART III HOW IS GENDER AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WAY OUR SOCIETY WORKS?8 How Does Gender Impact the People We Live Our Lives With? The Gender of Marriage and Families9 How Does Gender Affect the Type of Work We Do and the Rewards We Receive for Our Work? The Gender of Work10 How Does Gender Affect What You Watch, What You Read, and What You Play? The Gender of Media and Popular Culture11 How Does Gender Help Determine Who Has Power and Who Doesn’t? The Gender of Politics and Power.

Salem Press. (2011). Gender Roles & Equality. Pasadena: Salem Press.

Sawer, M., & Baker, K. (Eds.). (2018). Gender Innovation in Political Science: New Norms, New Knowledge. Springer.Shaw, Ines. (2008). The Collective Pursuit of Gender Equality Around the World: An Introduction. Kendall/Hunt.

Slatton, Brittany C., and Carla D Brailey. (eds.). (2019). Women and Inequality in the 21st Century.
Introduction: Inequality and the Complex Positionalities of 21st Century Women / Brittany C. Slatton and Carla D. Brailey
Section 1: An Unrealized Democracy
Gender Scholar Spotlight: Interview with Amrita Chakrabarti Myers
1. Beauty and the Beast of Inequality: A Historical Synopsis of Women’s Images as Barriers in American Labor, Politics and Entertainment / Kimberly Brown Pellum
2. Proper Defectum Sexus: Male Privilege over a Woman’s Body / Omar Swartz and Candace Nunag-Hicks?
3. Democracy, Power, and Work / Elizabeth Gregory
Section 2: Negotiating Inequitable Terrain
Gender Scholar Spotlight: Interview with Jen Jack Gieseking
4. Unfiltered: Male Strangers’ Sexist Behavior Towards Women / Melissa Ochoa Garza
5. I am American! Taiwanese Immigrant Women Battling Everyday Racism / Chien-Juh Gu
6. Queer Faces, Unsafe Spaces: Everyday Discrimination Experiences of Lesbian and Gender Non-Conforming Women / Dresden N. Lackey and Rosalind S. Chou
7. But I’m the Lucky One: A Narrative / Dean Ohmsford
8. Actors of Discourse: Gender Performativity in Women’s Leadership / Daniella Graves and Martin J. Leahy
9. The Cultural Negotiations of Gender through Religion among Algerian Kabyle / Susan Rasmussen
Section 3: Psychosocial Effects of Inequality
Gender Scholar Spotlight: Interview with Mary Beltrán
10. Hair Stress: Physical and Mental Health Correlates of African American Women’s Hair Care Practices / Arthur L. Whaley and Evelyn B. Winfield-Thomas
11. Gender, Arthritis and Feelings of Sexual Obligation in Older Women / Jason Sumerau and Alexandra C.H. Nowakowski
12. I’m a Survivor’: Reconsidering Identity, Stigma, and Institutions for Domestic Violence / Kesslyn Brade Stennis and Rasha Aly
Section 4: Key Debates in Women’s Inequality
Gender Scholar Spotlight: Interview with Kazuko Suzuki
13. Is there Liberation for the Single, Saved, and Sexually Repressed? / Jacqueline F. Ballou
14. Sex Work: Free and Equal? / Sarah V. Suiter
15. Reclaiming Women’s Rights to Freedom of Religion: An Assessment of the Political and Legal Complexities Affecting the Domestication of CEDAW and the AU Women’s Protocol in Nigeria / Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi
Section 5: Pushing Back: Resistance and Activism
Gender Scholar Spotlight: Interview with Malachi Crawford
16. I’m Going to Get What I Want: Black Women’s Sexual Agency as a Form of Resistance / Stephanie Campos and Ellen Benoit
17. Raise Your Banner High! Mounting a Take Back the Night Event: Civic Engagement and Feminist Practice on a University Campus / Colleen Denney
18. Insisting on Intersectionality in the Vagina Monologues / Erin Heisler.

Smith, Bonnie G. (2013). Women’s Studies: The Basics. Routledge.

Tarrant, Shira (ed.) (2015). Gender, Sex, and Politics: In the Streets and Between the Sheets in the 21st Century. Routledge.

Taylor, Verta, Nancy Whittier, and Leila J. Rupp. (2019). Feminist Frontiers. 10th edition, Rowman & Littlefield.

Tong, Rosemarie. (2009). Feminist Thought: A More Comprehensive Introduction. 3rd edition. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

Wade, L., & Ferree, M. M. (2018). Gender: Ideas, interactions, institutions. (2nd edition) New York: WW Norton.
1: Introduction
2: Ideas
3: Bodies
4: Performances
5: Intersections
6. Inequality: Men and Masculinities
7: Inequality: Women and Femininities
8: Institutions
9: Change
10: Sexualities
11: Families
12: Work
13: Politics
14: Onward

Wendt, Sarah, and Nicole Moulding. (eds.). (2016). Contemporary Feminisms in Social Work Practice. Routledge.

Wharton, Amy S. (2004). The Sociology of Gender: An introduction to theory and research. Malden, MA: Blackwell.