The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

ISBN : 9780190461911

Georgina Waylen; Karen Celis; Johanna Kantola; S. Laurel Weldon
888 ページ
170 x 244 mm
Oxford Handbooks in Political Science and International Relations

As a field of scholarship, gender and politics has exploded over the last fifty years and is now global, institutionalized, and ever expanding. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics and shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies. Like the field it represents, the handbook has a broad understanding of what counts as political and is based on a notion of gender that highlights masculinities as well as femininities, thereby moving feminist debates in politics beyond the focus on women. It engages with some of the key aspects of political science as well as important themes in gender and feminist research (such as sexuality and body politics), thereby forging a dialogue between gender studies in politics and mainstream political science. The handbook is organized in sections that look at sexuality and body politics; political economy; civil society; participation, representation and policymaking; institutions, states and governance as well as nation, citizenship and identity. The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics contains and reflects the best scholarship in its field.


About the Contributors
Introduction: Gender and Politics: A Gendered World, a Gendered Discipline
Karen Celis, Johanna Kantola, Georgina Waylen, and S. Laurel Weldon

Part I Gender and Politics: Concepts and Methods
Section Introduction
1 Sex, Gender, and Sexuality: From Naturalized Presumption to Analytical Categories
Mary Hawkesworth
2 Intersectionality
Patricia Hill Collins and Valerie Chepp
3 Feminisms
Rita Kaur Dhamoon
4 Power, Politics, Domination, and Oppression
Moya Lloyd
5 Methods and Methodologies
Brooke Ackerly and Jacqui True

Part II Body Politics
Section Introduction
6 The Body and Politics
Diana Coole
7 Heteronormativity and Sexuality
Amy Lind
8 Reproductive Rights
Veronique Mottier
9 Gender Violence
R. Amy Elman

Part III Gendered Political Economy: Production and Reproduction
Section Introduction
10 Gender and (International) Political Economy
Shirin M. Rai
11 Households, Families, and Social Reproduction
Shahra Razavi
12 Gender, Care, and Welfare
Diane Sainsbury
13 Gender, Work, and the Sexual Division of Labor
Lucy Ferguson

Part IV Civil Society
Section Introduction
14 Sex, Gender and Civil Society
Dara Z. Strolovitch and Erica Townsend-Bell
15 Organizing Around Gender Identities
Kelsy Kretschmer and David S. Meyer
16 The Comparative Study of Women's Movements
Karen Beckwith
17 Feminist Organizing: What's Old, What's New? History, Trends, and Issues
Christina Ewig and Myra Marx Ferree
18 Local-Global-Local: Women's Global Organizing
Jutta Joachim

Part V Participation and Representation
Section Introduction
19 Political Representation
Sarah Childs and Joni Lovenduski
20 Political Systems and Gender
Aili Mari Tripp
21 Party Politics
Miki Caul Kittilson
22 Electoral Institutions
Mona Lena Krook and Leslie Schwindt-Bayer
23 Judicial Politics and the Courts
Rachel Cichowski

Part VI The State, Governance, and Policymaking
Section Introduction
24 The State and Governance
Louise Chappell
25 Gender, Institutions and Multilevel Governance
Kate Bedford
26 Women's Policy Agencies and State Feminism
Dorothy E. McBride and Amy G. Mazur
27 Policy Making
Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier and Mieke Verloo
28 Policy Outputs
Merike Blofield and Liesl Haas

Part VII Nation, Citizenship and Identity
Section Introduction
29 Equality and Universalism
Judith Squires
30 Citizenship
Birte Siim
31 Multiculturalism and Identity
Baukje Prins and Sawitri Saharso
32 Gender, Nations, and Nationalisms
Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert
33 Security, Conflict, and Militarization
Lene Hansen



Georgina Waylen is Professor of Politics at the University of Manchester. Karen Celis is Research Professor in the Department of Political Science at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Johanna Kantola is Academy Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer of Gender Studies at the University of Helsinki. S. Laurel Weldon is Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Research on Diversity and Inclusion at Purdue University.