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Advances in Gender Research

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ISSN: 1529-2126

Editor: Professor Vasilikie Demos, Professor Marcia Segal
Subject: Sociology and Public Policy (view other series in this subject area)Thomson Reuters Book Citation Index logo. Scopus logo.
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Advances in Gender Research (AGR) offers readers original manuscripts dealing with new developments in the study of gender informed by a variety of feminist frameworks and methodologies. See the most recent volume.

Papers published in AGR are peer reviewed. For more details about Emerald's approach to Publication Ethics; please refer to the company guidelines.

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The series encourages and engages with empirical and theoretical gender scholarship worldwide. It furthers the understanding of gender and promotes the application of this understanding to the solution of social problems and the achievement of equality locally and globally.

Advances in Gender Research recognises that gender intersects with other social structures, including, but not limited to race/ethnicity, sexuality, citizenship, social class, age, and (dis)ability; and with various institutions, including, but not limited to the family, the state, the economy, the media, and education. The series seeks manuscripts that explore these intersections.

Advances in Gender Research seeks well-written articles that place current or historical data in context, critically review the literature in gender-related subfields, provide new theoretical or methodological insights or assess the impact of social actions, programs or movements. The series includes articles that are theoretical, empirical or applied, dealing with any nation or region, or taking a comparative perspective.

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Just Published

Gender and Food: From Production to Consumption and After, Volume 22

Volume 22 explores the complex relationships between gender and food in a variety of locations and time periods using a range of research methods. Authors show that gender inequality and men's dominance are implicit or explicit, and that in times of both stability and change, the burden of many if not most aspects of food production and provisioning falls upon women and is an integral part of the care work they perform. Food is shown to be related to societal structures of power, resources and labor markets, as well as households, bodies and emotions. Health, well-being and sustainability emerge as major tropes in the economic and geographic north and south from the arctic to the equator and places between. Western cultural trends regarding specialized diets as they relate to health and illness are examined from a gender lens as is children's nutrition worldwide. Gender inequality as it affects the struggle for access to land, the affordability of food, and its nutritional value is identified as a major social policy issue.

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“This wonderful series continues to both captivate and spark genuine thought. In Gender and Food: From Production and Consumption and After, Demos and Trexler Segal provide a wide-ranging collection of case studies touching on several key aspects of gender and its connection to food. By unpacking just how gendered the entire journey of food is, from farm to table and beyond, the contributed articles come together beautifully to both awe as well as to provide plentiful ground for critical thought. Although food is not generally paired with the intersectionality of gender, Demos and Trexler Segal expertly craft the framework for a grand shift in the paradigm of food and its broader implications, specifically in a globalizing world. From Nchanji and Bellwood-Howard’s examination of the cultural norms with regards to gender and land ownership in Northern Ghana, to Vancil-Leap’s analysis on lunch providers in American schools and their correlation with second wave liberal feminism, or lack-there-of, the movement of food and its gender differences is well documented. The volume begins by skillfully taking us through the initial phase of food’s journey, moves on to discuss the divide of gender in choosing and purchasing habits, and finishes with an examination of the role played by gender in physically putting food on a plate. The result of all of this is Demos and Trexler Segal creating a journey of their own with this fantastic and perspective-broadening edition to their series.” 
Karyn Moskowitz, Founding Director, and Emilio B. Asenjo, Organizer, New Roots.

Gender and Race Matter Global Perspectives on Being a Woman, Volume 21

The drive for gender equality is not a recent phenomenon with the UN cited as occupying a central role for legislative change globally. Gender inequality persists in most countries and although it appears that we have a long way to go, this collection contributes to a feminist scholarship that highlights a destabilising of established patterns of behaviour and gender relations. It acknowledges the multiplicity of discrimination but locates women at the centre of a dialogue and presents key interventions in gender and race matters. For the contributors, gender serves as an analytical framework and covers the experiences of women in different global settings related to education, political activism, corporeal violence, identity, sexuality, and poverty. The use of poetry and literature provides a powerful voice for women against exclusion and recognises their contribution to society. This collection is innovative in not only relating experiential evidence but also putting forward how women are able to challenge oppression through circumventing rules, roles, obligations and prejudice through a powerful agency.

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"Ambitious in scope and global in reach this volume provides an energizing journey through what could have been a disheartening variety of women’s experiences of oppression and inequality in multiple social and geographical contexts. A story of two steps forward and three steps back writ large. But the contributors combine feminist analysis based on the interlinked concepts of empowerment and agency, with heartening reports of determined and successful activism in pursuit of women’s rights, and evidence of change in the pursuit of justice and equality for women. Fascinating insights are drawn from careful studies of women’s lives, historically and/or currently in Burundi, Liberia, South Africa, Egypt, Peru, Iran, India and Trinidad.  Studies of popular culture (film, literature, poetry), exploration of a changing digital landscape and exciting new methods are also brought into play. This is a book that will be of interest to a wide audience." 
Janet Holland, Emerita Professor, London South Bank University, UK

Praise for previous volumes

At the Center: Feminism, Social Science and Knowledge, Volume 20

"At the Center is an impressive volume which provides rich illustrations of how feminist theories, methods, praxis and pegagoies, and histories continue to ask provocative questions and provide unsettling answers about the relationship of genders to our social and increasingly global realities."
Dr Manisha Desai, University of Connecticut, USA

Gender Transformation in the Academy, Volume 19

See our Summary Report of the volume here, created by International Innovation

"Gender Transformation in the Academy enriches our understandings of the ways that gender shapes higher education and inequalities as well as opportunities, especially in scientific fields. The chapters identify ways and means for realizing gender equality in the academy through practices and policies that resolve work-family conflicts and patterns of bias, and that promote access to peer networks, awards, and positions of leadership. The chapters are distinguished further by the scope of qualitative and quantitative methods used to collect and analyze data, and by attention to a range of types of academic institutions - larger and smaller, more and less research-orientated - in the United States and throughout the world." 
Mary Frank Fox, Center for the Study of Women, Science and Technology, Georgia Institute of Technology.

 Gendered Perspectives on Conflict and Violence: Part A, Volume 18A

 "The most recent volume of this esteemed and innovative series pushes the edges of our understanding about gender-based violence by considering people "outside the frame" of conventional attention. Demos and Texler Segal have succeeded admirably in putting together a cross-cutting collection of studies illuminating gender-based violence towards transgender persons, the disabled, and even infants. Kilby's examination of perpetrator motives adds a startling perspective critical to understanding the phenomenon of gender-based violence. The volume deals not only with the intimate personal experience of violence but also the impact of gender concepts at an international level. Several authors highlight the importance of language in framing conceptions of gender and violence such as Jauk's study of gender at the United Nations and Ward's exploration of rape in wartime. Zaccai's interviews with female Israeli soldiers reveal the intersection of full national membership and fear of rape: combat veterans are viewed as having the most voice in national discussions of war and peace, yet female soldiers are less likely to be deployed into combat for fear they will be raped if captured. These thought-provoking studies go beyond the bounds of the easily visible and stretch our understanding of gender-based violence."
The Rev. Susan H. Lee, Ph.D, Boston University, USA

Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence winners

The Advances in Gender Research editorial team would like to extend a huge congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence.

The 2016 Outstanding Author Contribution paper is available to read for FREE until June 2017.

Outstanding Author Contribution winners 

More Than a War Story: A Feminist Analysis of Doing Dangerous Fieldwork
Jennifer B. Rogers-Brown (Long Island University, USA)

Previous winners who received the Outstanding Author Contribution award for research excellence:


Minimizing the influence of gender bias on the faculty search process
Professor Amy Wendt (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Dr Christine Pribbenow (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Dr Eve Fine (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Dr Jennifer Sheridan (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Professor Jo Handelsman (Yale University, USA)
Ms. Julia Savoy (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Dr Molly Carnes (University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)

Treating sexual violence as a “business”: Reflections on national and international responses to sexual and gender-based violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Professor Jane Freedman (Sorbonne University, Paris)

Invisible Lives, Silenced Violence: Transphobic Gender Violence in Global Perspective
Daniela Jauk
Book volume 18 Part A

Examining Status Discrepant Marriages and Marital Quality at the Intersections of Gender, Race, and Class
Tracey A. LaPierre, Shirley A. Hill
Book volume 17

Neoliberalism and the Feminization of Family Survival: The Happiness Project in Four Chinese Villages
Lihua Wang
Book volume 16

This book series is abstracted and indexed by:

EBSCOHost Gender Studies Database, Publishing Options from the American Sociological Association, Scopus, SocINDEX, Sociological Abstracts and The Publication Forum (Finland)

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Editorial Advisory Board

Miriam Adelman, Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil
Franca Bimbi, Universita Degli Studi di Padova, Italy
Max Greenberg,  University of Southern California-Los Angeles, USA
Marla Kohlman, Kenyon College, USA
Chika Shinohara, Momoyama Gakuin University (St. Andrew's University), Japan
Tiffany Taylor, Kent State University, USA

Editorial contact details

Series Editor
Vasilikie “Vicky” Demos
University of Minnesota Morris
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Series Editor
Marcia Texler Segal
Indiana University Southeast
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Emma Stevenson
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