Women s Studies The Basics

  • Filename: women-s-studies-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781135093884
  • Release Date: 2013-02-11
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Bonnie G. Smith
  • Publisher: Routledge



Women’s Studies: The Basics is an accessible introduction into the ever expanding and increasingly relevant field of studies focused on women. Tracing the history of the discipline from its origins, this text sets out the main agendas of women’s studies and feminism, exploring the global development of the subject over time, and highlighting its relevance in the contemporary world. Reflecting the diversity of the field, core themes include: the interdisciplinary nature of women’s studies core feminist theories and the feminist agenda issues of intersectionality: women, race, class and gender women, sexuality and the body global perspectives on the study of women the relationship between women’s studies and gender studies. Providing a firm foundation for all those new to the subject, this book is valuable reading for undergraduates and postgraduates majoring in women’s studies and gender studies, and all those in related disciplines seeking a helpful overview for women-centred, subject specific courses.

Media Studies The Basics

  • Filename: media-studies-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781136315831
  • Release Date: 2012-05-31
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Julian McDougall
  • Publisher: Routledge



There have been seismic shifts in what constitutes (the) media in recent years with technological advances ushering in whole new categories of producers, consumers and modes of delivery. This has been reflected in the way media is studied with new theories, concepts and practices coming to the fore. Media Studies: The Basics is the ideal guide to this changing landscape and addresses core questions including: Who, or what, is the media? What are the key terms and concepts used in analysing media? Where have been the impacts of the globalization of media? How, and by whom, is media made in the 21st century? Featuring contemporary case studies from around the world, a glossary and suggestions for further reading, this is the ideal introduction to media studies today.

Body Studies

  • Filename: body-studies.
  • ISBN: 0415696208
  • Release Date: 2014
  • Number of pages: 145
  • Author: Niall Richardson
  • Publisher:



"Consideration of the body as a subject for study has increased in recent years with new technologies, forms of modification, debates about obesity and issues of age being brought into focus by the media. Drawing on contemporary culture, Body Studies: The Basics introduces readers to the key concerns and debates surrounding the study of the sociological body, cutting across disciplines to cover topics which include:Nature vs. Culture: how we 'build' and transform our bodiesConformity and resistance in bodily practice Issues of body image--beauty, diet, exercise and ageSporting bodies and the pursuit of idealsEnfreakment, disability and monstrosityCyborgs and virtual online bodiesWith further reading signposted throughout, this accessible book is essential reading for anyone studying the body through the lens of sociology, cultural studies, sports studies, media studies and gender studies; and all those with an interest in how the physical body can be a social construct"--

Gender Basics

  • Filename: gender-basics.
  • ISBN: UVA:X004394380
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages: 557
  • Author: Anne Minas
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company



This highly accessible combination of articles with readable and teachable supporting introductions and text enables students to understand assigned readings well enough to be able to come to class ready to ask intelligent questions and engage in critical discussion.

Gender

  • Filename: gender.
  • ISBN: 0415689546
  • Release Date: 2013
  • Number of pages: 257
  • Author: Hilary M. Lips
  • Publisher:



Gender: The Basics is an engaging introduction which examines the impact of cultural, historical, biological, psychological and economic forces on qualities which have come to be defined as masculine or feminine. Highlighting that there is far more to gender than biological sex, it takes a global perspective to examine the interaction between gender and a wide range of topics including: • Relationships, intimacy and concepts of sexuality • The workplace and labour markets • Gender related violence and war • Public health, poverty and development • The ageing process Supporting theory with examples and case studies from a variety of contexts, suggestions for further reading and a detailed glossary, this text is an essential read for anyone approaching the study of gender for the first time.

The Convert

  • Filename: the-convert.
  • ISBN: UCSC:32106019741872
  • Release Date: 1993-01-01
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Elizabeth Robins
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY



This novel, first published in 1907, brings to life Robin's experience and that of her colleagues, Christabel and Emmeline Pankhurst, in the story of Vida Levering, an upper-class British woman "converted" to the working-class suffrage movement. In a suspenseful plot, Robins contrasts the witty dialogue of elegant drawing rooms with the rough-and-tumble outdoor meetings of Trafalgar Square, recreating them almost word for word from actual accounts. Ultimately, Vida begins to make her own first speeches and out of the tragic events of her past devises a means of effecting women's political freedom. Jane Marcus puts this "funny, moving, and beautifully structured novel" in a class with Virginia Woolf's Night and Day.

Film Studies The Basics

  • Filename: film-studies-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781135011765
  • Release Date: 2013-07-18
  • Number of pages: 200
  • Author: Amy Villarejo
  • Publisher: Routledge



Film Studies: The Basics is a compelling guide to the study of cinema in all its forms. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent scholarship, the latest developments in the industry and the explosive impact of new technologies. Core topics covered include: The history, technology and art of cinema Theories of stardom, genre and film-making The movie industry from Hollywood to Bollywood Who does what on a film set Complete with film stills, end-of-chapter summaries and a substantial glossary, Film Studies: The Basics is the ideal introduction to those new to the study of cinema.

Subcultures The Basics

  • Filename: subcultures-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781134547630
  • Release Date: 2013-10-08
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Ross Haenfler
  • Publisher: Routledge



Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA, this text answers the key questions posed by those new to the subject, including: What is a subculture? How do subcultures emerge, who participates and why? What is the relationship between deviance, resistance and the ‘mainstream’? How does society react to different subcultural movements? How has global media and virtual networking influenced subcultures? Is there a life ‘after’ subculture? Tracing the history and development of subcultures to the present day, with further reading and case studies throughout, this text is essential reading for all those studying youth culture in the contexts of sociology, cultural studies, media studies, anthropology and criminology.

Getting Away from the Basics Competing Explanations for Curricular Change

  • Filename: getting-away-from-the-basics-competing-explanations-for-curricular-change.
  • ISBN: 9780549295587
  • Release Date: 2007
  • Number of pages: 370
  • Author: Mikaila Mariel Lemonik Arthur
  • Publisher: ProQuest



This dissertation explains how new interdisciplinary areas of academic inquiry have become institutionalized in U.S. colleges and universities. It compares four theories of curricular change---which emphasize market forces, neoinstitutional forces and diffusion, faculty initiatives, and student movements, respectively---to determine how well each explains the emergence of women's studies, Asian American studies, and queer/LGBT studies over the past few decades. The dissertation uses a multi-methods strategy, including regression analysis, network analysis, fuzzy-set qualitative comparative analysis (fsQCA), and archival research of selected cases studies. The dissertation first tests market-based and diffusion (neoinstitutionalist) arguments, using regression analysis on an original dataset of sixty randomly selected colleges and universities. Data for this portion of the dissertation were collected from institutional websites, preexisting quantitative datasets, and surveys of college and university administrators. Second, the dissertation also tests neoinstitutionalist and diffusion-based arguments by using regression and network analysis of a larger dataset of over 500 colleges and universities. Third, returning to the smaller dataset, the dissertation uses fsQCA to determine whether institutional political context or other "internal" factors are necessary and/or sufficient for curricular change. Finally, the dissertation employs a series of case studies to analyze more closely the processes of student and faculty mobilization and counter-mobilization around curricular change. The findings of this research suggest that market forces are weak predictors of curricular change, at least for the type of interdisciplinary programs under consideration, but that neoinstitutional explanations may be useful in understanding the spread of more institutionalized forms of academic inquiry. On the other hand, pressure by students and faculty is usually necessary for the development of new curricular programs. The dissertation proposes a new model, the institutional mediation model, for understanding the ways in which students and faculty may work together to create institutional change.

Literary Analysis The Basics

  • Filename: literary-analysis-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781317420941
  • Release Date: 2016-03-10
  • Number of pages: 158
  • Author: Celena Kusch
  • Publisher: Routledge



Literary Analysis: The Basics is an insightful introduction to analysing a wide range of literary forms. Providing a clear outline of the methodologies employed in twenty-first century literary analysis, it introduces readers to the genres, canons, terms, issues, critical approaches, and contexts that affect the analysis of any text. It addresses such questions as: What counts as literature? Is analysis a dissection? How do gender, race, class and culture affect the meaning of a text? Why is the social and historical context of a text important? Can digital media be analysed in the same way as a poem? With examples from ancient myths to young adult fiction, a glossary of key terms, and suggestions for further reading, Literary Analysis: The Basics is essential reading for anyone wishing to improve their analytical reading skills.

Women s Studies Quarterly

  • Filename: women-s-studies-quarterly.
  • ISBN: 1558611614
  • Release Date: 1996-08
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Author: Liza Fiol-Matta
  • Publisher: Feminist Press at CUNY



A focus on the state of women's studies in two-year community colleges, presenting the results of two curriculum transformation projects that took place at over twenty community colleges.

Food Ethics The Basics

  • Filename: food-ethics-the-basics.
  • ISBN: 9781135045463
  • Release Date: 2014-10-17
  • Number of pages: 216
  • Author: Ronald L. Sandler
  • Publisher: Routledge



Food Ethics: The Basics is a concise yet comprehensive introduction to the ethical dimensions of the production and consumption of food. It offers an impartial exploration of the most prominent ethical questions relating to food and agriculture including: • Should we eat animals? • Are locally produced foods ethically superior to globally sourced foods? • Do people in affluent nations have a responsibility to help reduce global hunger? • Should we embrace bioengineered foods? • What should be the role of government in promoting food safety and public health? Using extensive data and real world examples, as well as providing suggestions for further reading, Food Ethics: The Basics is an ideal introduction for anyone interested in the ethics of food.

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