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Lloyd Sealy Library
John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Gender Studies

What is gender studies?

Gender studies examines the ways in which gender (masculinity and femininity) is constructed, supported and given meaning by and through institutions, social organizations, and relations of power. For an extended discussion of gender studies, please refer to:

Encyclopedia of Sex and GenderGender Studies.  Roof, J. (2007). In Malti-Douglas, F. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, Vol.2.  Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. pp. 624-628.   



Cover of the International Encyclopedia of the Social SciencesGender Studies. (2008). In Darity, Jr., W.A. (Ed.).  International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, Vol. 3. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. pp. 279-281.  


Gender Studies at John Jay College

Gender Studies Major at John Jay College

Gender Studies Minor at John Jay College

Gender Studies Faculty at John Jay College

The Women's Center for Gender Justice at John Jay College

Gender in the News


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Authors of this guide

Written and updated by reference librarian Karen Okamoto and the library liaison to the Gender Studies Program, Ellen Belcher.