New Open Textbook published! Gendered Lives: Global Issues


We are excited to announce the release of Gendered Lives: Global Issues, edited by Nadine T. Fernandez and Katie Nelson, published by SUNY Press.

Gendered Lives takes a regional approach to examine gender issues from an anthropological perspective with a focus on globalization and intersectionality. Chapters present contributors’ ethnographic research, contextualizing their findings within four geographic regions: Latin America, the Caribbean, South Asia, and the Global North. Each regional section begins with an overview of the broader historical, social, and gendered contexts, which situate the regions within larger global linkages. These introductions also feature short project/people profiles that highlight the work of community leaders or non-governmental organizations active in gender-related issues. Each research-based chapter begins with a chapter overview and learning objectives and closes with discussion questions and resources for further exploration. This modular, regional approach allows instructors to select the regions and cases they want to use in their courses. While they can be used separately, the chapters are connected through the book’s central themes of globalization and intersectionality.

Gendered Lives: Global Issues can be read online at

This is the first OER published in partnership with SUNY Press.

Contact: Allison Brown, Digital Publishing Services Manager, SUNY Geneseo,, 585-245-6020

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