Gender Equality in Changing Times

Multidisciplinary Reflections on Struggles and Progress

Editors: Smith, Angela (Ed.)

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  • Highlights progress won and divides still to overcome in relation to gender inequality and sexual relations 
  • ​Includes autoethnographic reflections on experiences of gender
  • Considers the impact of influential figures such as Emma Watson and Kellyanne Conway          
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This edited collection explores issues of gender equality in the global context. Campaigns to achieve gender equality throughout the twentieth century brought about huge changes in westernised countries. In particular, the achievements of second-wave feminism with regards to gender and sexual equality benefit many people today. The famous 'seven demands' of the second-wave movement form the basis of the chapters of this book, probing the advances made legally, socially and culturally. Contributors to this collection acknowledge the advances brought about by the second-wave movement, but highlight the work which still needs to be done in the twenty-first century, including the changes in society that have resulted in shifts in masculinity. Gender Equality in Changing Times is divided into two parts, following an overview of theoretical debates and social contexts that lead us to the current period of gender and sexual relations. Part One looks at gender equality by exploring the 'experience' of being part of a group where gender boundaries still exist, drawing on auto-ethnographies of those in key groups that are central to this debate, as well as interviews with members of such groups. Part Two investigates wider representations of these groups, offering an insight into the geopolitical world of gender relations in Saudi Arabia and China. Ultimately, this collection shows how much has been achieved, yet how far is also left to go. Students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, history, education, sociology, media studies, politics, business studies, cultural studies and English literature and linguistics, will find this book of interest.        

About the authors

Angela Smith is Professor of Language and Culture at the University of Sunderland, UK.

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“This book has much to recommend it, not least the diverse range of issues and contexts to which it draws attention, from STEM and schools to fashion and social media. Through reference to research studies, media reports, interviews, as well as personal observations and anecdotes, the book weaves together a picture of how legislative, political, social, and cultural shifts that (supposedly) represent the advancement of gender equality have been experienced by women and men across various generations, sectors, and locations.” – Melanie Waters, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University, UK

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-14

    Smith, Angela

  • Female Role Models in a Male-Dominated Workplace: Do We Still Need Their Influence Today?

    Pages 17-38

    Atkinson, Stephanie

  • “Oh, it’s actually quite nice up here”: Reflections on Prejudice, Partiality and Division and Moral Challenges to Inclusivity Created by Gender, Class and Region

    Pages 39-60

    Cooper, Bridget

  • Prisoners of Inclusivity: Perspective on Spirituality, Humanism and Place

    Pages 61-81

    Nobari, Juila Janfeshar (et al.)

  • A Critical Analysis of Masculinity During Mentoring in Contemporary Schools

    Pages 83-106

    Gilligan, Kim

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Gender Equality in Changing Times
Book Subtitle
Multidisciplinary Reflections on Struggles and Progress
Editors
  • Angela Smith
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-26570-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-26570-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-26569-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 264
Number of Illustrations
28 b/w illustrations
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