Illuminating How Identities, Stereotypes and Inequalities Matter through Gender Studies

  • D. Nicole Farris
  • Mary Ann Davis
  • D'Lane R. Compton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Part I Identities and Perceptions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jenny L. Davis
      Pages 3-8
    3. Brandi Woodell
      Pages 29-42
  3. Part II Culture, Stereotypes, and Stigma

  4. Part III Social Problems and Applications

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 195-198

About this book


This collection highlights and extends contemporary women's and gender studies by presenting theoretical analyses and innovative research conceptualizations, applications, and methodologies via a diverse variety of popular-in-the-classroom topics, such as changing masculinities; comedic/dramatic portrayals of ethnicity and discrimination; stigma and differences within mainstream media gender stereotypes; intersections of gendered and sexual identities in social media and fundamental institutions.

These topics emphasize relevant issues and nuances within popular culture, identities and perceptions, and social problems, and illustrate the breadth of gender studies and its applications, while the diverse methodologies like historical comparisons; ethnographic,  demographic and statistical analyses, demonstrate its epistemology.

Each chapter remains solidly founded in gender theory while making significant innovative contributions to the overall field.



Changing masculinities Comedic/dramatic portrayals of ethnicity and discrimination Gay male Christian identities Gay male and lesbian foster families Gender, ethnicity and discrimination Gendered characteristics of online interaction LGBT Mainstream media gender stereotypes Race, gender, and sexuality in cyberspace Sex differences in adult mortality Sexual identities in social media Women's and gender studies

Editors and affiliations

  • D. Nicole Farris
    • 1
  • Mary Ann Davis
    • 2
  • D'Lane R. Compton
    • 3
  1. 1.University of West AlabamaLivingstonUSA
  2. 2.Lamar UniversityBeaumontUSA
  3. 3.University of New OrleansNew OrleansUSA

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