Gender and Women’s Studies

Open Books

  • Gender and Sexualities: An Inquiry
    Gender and Sexualities: An Inquiry provides an interdisciplinary and intersectional framework for thinking critically about the historical and contemporary applications of knowledge about gender and sexuality.”
  • Gender & Sexuality: A Transnational Anthology from 1690 to 1990
    Created by students of Dr. Mir Yarfitz at Wake Forest University, this book “is the cumulative product of a semester of research where students selected a specific primary source and situated that source within its historical context.”
  • Gendered Lives: Global Issues
    Gendered Lives takes a regional approach to examine gender issues from an anthropological perspective with a focus on globalization and intersectionality. Chapters present contributors’ ethnographic research, contextualizing their findings within four geographic regions: Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Global North.”
  • Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today, extended version
    “This extended version of Global Women’s Issues: Women in the World Today includes, for each chapter, a summary, key words, multiple choice questions, discussion questions, essay questions, and a list of additional resources. Copies of the original book are also available in Arabic, Portuguese, and Spanish.”
  • Introduction to LGBTQ+ Studies: A Cross-Disciplinary Approach
    “Designed for an introductory course, this textbook takes a cross-disciplinary approach to the study of LGBTQ+ issues that helps students grasp core concepts through a variety of different perspectives.” This book is a new edition of LGBTQ+ Studies: An Open Introduction.
  • Introduction to Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies
    “This textbook introduces key feminist concepts and analytical frameworks used in the interdisciplinary Women, Gender, Sexualities field.”
  • Open access books on gender studies at DOAB
    Find open access books on gender studies related to various topics, some more technical than others, at DOAB.
  • Persistence is Resistance: Celebrating 50 Years of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies
    Persistence is Resistance is a collection celebrating 50 years of Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies. Contributors are a diverse group of scholars, from undergraduate students to faculty emeritus, representing twenty-four institutions. Essays cover GWSS’s history, praxis, and implementation. The book also includes artwork by GWSS undergraduates and alumni, and their answers to ‘why GWSS?’ Persistence is Resistance is ideal for the classroom because the essays are short, jargon light, and inspire feminist inquiry, activism, and pride.”

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