Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Victoria Robinson
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jackie Stacey
    Pages 49-73
  4. Diane Richardson
    Pages 74-98
  5. Mary Maynard
    Pages 99-122
  6. Stevi Jackson
    Pages 177-200
  7. Paula Nicolson
    Pages 201-223
  8. Jalna Hanmer
    Pages 224-249
  9. Jenny Hockey
    Pages 250-271
  10. Anne Witz
    Pages 272-302
  11. June Hannam
    Pages 303-323
  12. Christine Skelton
    Pages 324-349
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 350-421

About this book


This is the first textbook in women's studies to offer a comprehensive and critical analysis of the major issues and topics within key areas of the subject including feminist theory, race, sexuality, violence, education, the family, representation, work, and debates within women's studies itself. More than a reader, this is a key text for students of women's studies and those interested generally in feminist perspectives.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Diane Richardson
    • 1
  • Victoria Robinson
  1. 1.Department of Sociological StudiesUniversity of SheffieldUK

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