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Descriptor English: Gender Studies
Descriptor Spanish: Estudios de Género
Descriptor Portuguese: Estudos de Gênero
Descriptor French: Étude des Genres
Entry term(s): Gender Study
Tree number(s): SP3.004
Scope note: An interdisciplinary field that focuses on the complex interaction of gender with other identity markers such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, and religion. Gender — femininity and masculinity — is such a basic form of social organization that its operation often passes unnoticed. Feminist scholarship demonstrates that traditional categories used for social analysis and their accompanying interpretive approaches often reinforce gender hierarchies and inequalities. (From: http://www.genderstudies.ucla.edu/about)
History Note: 2019
DeCS ID: 57446
Unique ID: DDCS057446
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Gender Studies - Preferred
Concept UI FD00062140
Scope note An interdisciplinary field that focuses on the complex interaction of gender with other identity markers such as race, ethnicity, sexuality, nation, and religion. Gender — femininity and masculinity — is such a basic form of social organization that its operation often passes unnoticed. Feminist scholarship demonstrates that traditional categories used for social analysis and their accompanying interpretive approaches often reinforce gender hierarchies and inequalities. (From: http://www.genderstudies.ucla.edu/about)
Preferred term Gender Studies
Entry term(s) Gender Study



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