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Gender: The Basicsis an interdisciplinary introduction to the subject of gender, a concept integral to our understanding of everyday social relations and social life. Explaining what gender is and how it interacts with concepts of power and inequality, this text takes a global perspective, looking at the intersections between gender, age, sex, race and class across a broad range of topics including: Relationships, intimacy and concepts of sexuality The workplace and labour markets Gender related violence and war Public health, poverty and development The ageing process With examples and suggestions for further reading throughout, this text offers a perfect blend of theory and application for all those beginning a course in the field of gender, and those in related social science disciplines looking to learn more about a topic which is ever present in everyday contexts.