Gale Releases Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender

New Title Examines and Evaluates Human Interaction and Activity

Gale is proud to announce the release the Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender, a new title that encompasses the various concepts of sex and gender that has arisen from the critical study of those subjects worldwide. Gale is a part of Cengage Learning (, formerly Thomson Learning.

Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender examines and evaluates knowledge in every area of human interaction and activity. Broad theoretical essays address issues of sex and gender at the personal and the social level; others examine issues of identity, status, class, ethnicity, race, and nation; of sexuality and the body; of social institutions and the structures of representation – all through the lens of gender. With a truly global perspective, topics of individual entries include changing conceptions of “the feminine,” the family and masculinity, religion, morality, cultural images, medical practice, public health, economy and society and many more. In addition, the work discusses the influences of gender studies on various academic disciplines, examining how it has transformed and utilized methods and theories that have evolved.

Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender includes:

  • More than 250 expert contributors from around the world, over half from universities outside the U.S.
  • Over 250 charts and illustrations
  • A cumulative index, cross references and a thematic outline
  • Each article concludes with a bibliography that points users to recentbooks, journal articles, board-approved Web sites and proven classics
  • Authoritative and clear treatment of topics with a global perspective; comprehensive in scope and coverage
  • Visual illustrations that complement, clarify and add detail to the text
  • Multiple access points; knowledge organization enhances exploration; excellent leads to further research and discovery

Key articles in the Encyclopedia of Sex & Gender include biographies on Aristotle, Marlene Dietrich, and Matthew Shepard, and entries focusing on androgyny, sex and power and transsexuality.

About Gale

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