Gender: Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks, 1st Edition

  • renée c. hoogland Wayne State University
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  • ISBN-10: 0028663233
  • ISBN-13: 9780028663234
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 4000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released March 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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The goal of the Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks series on gender is to provide an exceptional opportunity for many people, especially undergraduate students, to become more familiar with the usefulness and pleasure of “doing gender and sexuality studies.” The introductory volume and subsequent volumes on Animals, God, Laughter, Love, Matter, Nature, Space, Time, and War offer a conceptual approach that encourages a thoroughly cross-, trans-, and interdisciplinary exploration of so-called universal themes. A variety of sexually, racially, and gender-sensitive critical perspectives are employed to investigate foundational questions addressed by feminist scholars and scientists. Chapters in each volume are newly commissioned and hence based on fresh and topical research and debates from fields such as philosophy, anthropology, literature, art, music, social sciences, (old and new) media, history, science, religion, and others.

Features and Benefits

  • 10 volumes on various interdisciplinary areas of research in gender studies.
  • The first volume serves as a primer, with subsequent volumes focusing on specific areas of innovative gender studies research: Animals, God, Laughter, Love, Matter, Nature, Space, Time, and War.
  • Each volume consists of over 20 illustrated chapters related to the volume's theme.
  • Each volume includes an introduction, a glossary, and an index.
  • Chapters are written by scholars for undergraduates to explain key areas of debate and research in gender studies and include bibliographies.

Alternate Formats

  • Casebound Edition

    ISBN-10: 0028663152 | ISBN-13: 9780028663159


"The 31 chapters in this volume, written by scholars from institutions in six countries, are quite diverse: ecology, erotics, literature, disability, pornography, posthuman, etc. Each chapter includes a bibliography, including films and Websites when appropriate. There is a great deal of information provided on these topics, from the point of view of the evolution of study and research in this field. . . . Libraries who serve students and other readers with some previous engagement with these topics will benefit most from the richness of this text, and its forthcoming successors”

— Mark Schumacher

Meet the Author

Author Bio

renée c. hoogland

hoogland is Professor of English and editor of the journal CRITICISM: A QUARTERLY FOR LITERATURE AND THE ARTS, Wayne State University. She is the author of Elizabeth Bowen: A Reputation in Writing (1994), Lesbian Configurations (1997), and A Violent Embrace: Art and Aesthetics after Representation (2014). She has written extensively on gender and sexuality, literature, modern and contemporary art, and postmodernism.