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:
Gender Studies. Roof, J. (2007). In Malti-Douglas, F. (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Sex and Gender, Vol.2. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA. pp. 624-628.
Fifty key concepts in gender studies. Pilcher, J. (2004). Reference - HQ1180 .P55 2004
Defines concepts such as cyborg, difference, and essentialism. It also provides a brief history of gender studies.
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