Feminist Issues

Feminist Issues : Race, Class, and Sexuality

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Appropriate for courses in Introduction to Women's Studies; Sociology of Women and Sociology of Gender at the university level. Of interest to students and instructors of courses in women's studies, the sociology of women, and the sociology of gender, collection has been thoroughly revised and reflects a current overview of contemporary topics, while introducing new perspectives on emerging issues. Each chapter questions the prevailing myths and stereotypes about women's past and current lives.show more

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  • Paperback | 310 pages
  • 172.72 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Pearson Canada, Toronto
  • Prentice-Hall (Canada)
  • Scarborough, Canada
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0130170194
  • 9780130170194

Table of contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. I. CHALLENGING BORDERS/RESISTING BOUNDARIES: THEORIZING "WOMEN." * 1. Third Wave Feminism: Anti-Racists, Transnationalists and Young Feminists Speak Out! (Angela Miles, Goli Rashti-Rezai, and Lisa Rundle). 2. Theorizing Feminism: From Liberalism to Postmodernism (Patricia Elliot and Nancy Mandell). 3. What Makes Lesbianism Thinkable?: Theorizing Lesbianism from Adrienne Rich to Queer Theory (Kathleen Martindale with an addendum by Didi Khayatt). II. WOMEN'S EXPERIENCES: ENGENDERING DIVERSITY. 4. Silenced and Forgotten Women: Race, Poverty, and Disability (Barbara Cassidy, Robina Lord, and Nancy Mandell). 5. Beauty, Status, and Aging (Sharon McIrvin Abu-Laban and Susan A. McDaniel). 6. Violence Against Women: The Struggle Persists (Ann Duffy and Rina Cohen). * 7. Men, Masculinity, War and Sport (Greg Malszecki and Tomislava Cavar). PART III-RESTRUCTURING INSTITUTIONS: CHALLENGES AND CONFLICTS. 8. Women, Families and Intimate Relations (Nancy Mandell). * 9. Paid Work, Jobs and the Illusion of Economic Stability (Susannah J. Wilson). 10. The Educational System (Cecilia Reynolds). 11. Women and Health: Not Just a Matter of Care (Pat Armstrong). 12. Women and Religion: Female Spirituality, Feminist Theology, and Feminist Goddess Worship (Johanna H. Stuckey). Notes on Contributors. Index.show more