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Gender Inequality : Feminist Theories and Politics

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In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fourth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines various, evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/reader acknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing gender inequality and celebrates its enormous accomplishments over the last forty years. It also documents feminism's ongoing political activism, and, with an awareness of postmodern and third-wave trends, points toward its future. Significantly rewritten, reorganized, and updated, the fourth edition features seventeen new readings and new sections on feminism in China, India, South Korea, and Japan. In addition, the bulleted lists that introduce each type of feminism now include a critique as well as that particular feminism's theories on the sources of gender inequality, its politics, and its contributions. An accessible, engaging classic written by one of sociology's first feminists, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fourth Edition, is an ideal undergraduate and graduate text for courses in introductory feminism, feminist theory, and women's studies.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 019537522X
  • 9780195375220
  • 1,443,916

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This book provides an excellent overview of feminist theories that are often given short shrift in other texts. Lorber's book gives students a good theoretical foundation, as well as primary sources for readings. * Susan Farrell, Kingsborough Community College * The pedagogy is outstanding! I find students (and myself) can easily make comparisons and contrasts between the different theoretical approaches by referring to the outline at the beginning of each chapter with the bullets describing sources, politics, and contributions. The suggested readings at the end of the chapter are also highly useful for students working on projects or papers. * Jane Prather, California State University, Northridge * Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics is the best book out there for exposing students to the nuances of feminist theory. The structure of the book (particularly the beginning of each chapter) makes it very simple for the students to engage in active learning. This text offers students an exhaustive analysis of feminist scholarship and politics and fosters critical thinking about the construction of gender and the intersections of gender with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation. * Dana Berkowitz, Louisiana State University *show more

Table of contents

*=NEW TO THIS EDITION; PART I: GENDER REFORM FEMINISMS; 1. LIBERAL FEMINISM; 2. MARXIST FEMINISM; 3. SOCIALIST FEMINISM; 4. POSTCOLONIAL AND ASIAN FEMINISM; PART II: GENDER RESISTANCE FEMINISMS; 5. RADICAL FEMINISM; 6. LESBIAN FEMINISM; 7. PSYCHOANALYTIC FEMINISM; 8. STANDPOINT FEMINISM; PART III: GENDER REBELLION FEMINISMS; 9. MULTIRACIAL/MULTIETHNIC FEMINISM; 10. FEMINIST STUDIES OF MEN; 11. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION FEMINISM; 12. POSTMODERN FEMINISM AND QUEER THEORY; 13. THIRD-WAVE FEMINISM; DO WE HAVE A NEW FEMINISM?show more

About Judith Lorber

Judith Lorber is an international scholar in gender studies and Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change (2005), Paradoxes of Gender (1994), numerous articles on gender and on women in healthcare, and coauthor of Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives (OUP, 2006) and Gender and the Social Construction of Illness (2002).show more

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