Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Victoria Robinson
    Pages 1-26
  3. Jackie Stacey
    Pages 54-76
  4. June Hannam
    Pages 77-97
  5. Diane Richardson
    Pages 152-174
  6. Mary Maynard, Jan Winn
    Pages 175-197
  7. Liz Stanley
    Pages 198-219
  8. Lynda Birke, Marsha Henry
    Pages 220-238
  9. Anne Witz
    Pages 239-257
  10. Fiona Williams
    Pages 258-281
  11. Jenny Hockey
    Pages 282-302
  12. Christine Skelton
    Pages 303-322
  13. Stevi Jackson
    Pages 323-348
  14. Jalna Hanmer
    Pages 349-374
  15. Paula Nicolson
    Pages 375-399
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 400-492

About this book


This enlarged and fully updated edition of the best-selling Introduction to Women's Studies provides a wide-ranging and accessible overview of the main themes, issues and substantive areas in this popular. Truly interdisciplinary in its approach, it introduces the student to key ideas and debates, offering an up-to-date summary of research and a critique of important arguments. Three new chapters have been added to extend further the book's broad scope and all the chapters have been revised to take account of the latest developments in the field.


culture development education family health methodology production reproduction research social policy technology violence women writing

Editors and affiliations

  • Victoria Robinson
    • 1
  • Diane Richardson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.Department of Sociological StudiesUniversity of SheffieldUK

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