New book: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies

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The Pennsylvania Alliance for Design of Open Textbooks (PA-ADOPT) is pleased to announce the immediate availability of our fourth free and open eTextbook: Introduction to Women’s & Gender Studies by Dr. Colleen Lutz Clemens, Professor of Non-Western Literatures and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Kutztown University.

Introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies (2023) is an eTextbook designed to provide an introduction to the fields of Women’s Studies and Gender Studies for students taking introductory courses. The textbook touches on a variety of subjects including gender theories, feminisms, intersectionality, equity, and activism. Chapters contain questions to consider and list of suggested readings by theorists and activists. This multimedia eTextbook incorporates videos and podcasts to create a rich introductory experience for students.”

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