Preface Chapter 1. The Question of Gender Chapter 2. Gender Research: Five Examples Chapter 3. Gender Theorists and Gender Theory Chapter 4. Sex Differences and Gendered Bodies Chapter 5. Gender Relations and Gender Politics Chapter 6. Gender in Personal Life Chapter 7. Gender and Environmental Change Chapter 8. Economies, States and Global Gender Relations Coda References
Raewyn Connell is University Professor at University of Sydney. She is an internationally renowned researcher in the field of sex and gender; her previous publications include Masculinities, Gender and Power, Making the Difference, and Southern Theory. Rebecca Pearse is Research Assistant at the University of Sydney.
Gender is for sure the best short introduction to the complex field of gender studies. Raewyn Connell's decades of passionate intellectual engagement as a teacher, cutting-edge scholar and advocate of a perspective from the global south make her books a lively, accessible and a compelling read. Paula-Irene Villa, University of Munich Raewyn Connell has established herself as among the foremost thinkers of gender. Her work on masculinities has been at the center of scholarly and public debate for the last two decades. Connell's blend of theory and empirical research, and her global vantage point, is virtually unique among scholars. Gender is a gift to both students and professors who want a succinct and clear, but also thoughtful and provocative, overview of the current state of gender thinking and politics. Steven Seidman, University at Albany