Reconstructing Gender

Reconstructing Gender : A Multicultural Anthology

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This anthology on gender focuses on women and men and the multiple identities that comprise the lives of individuals across gender. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent a plurality of perspectives and experiences. Eleven part introductions identify important issues in the general field of study, describe the readings, and identify the central themes emerging throughout the book.
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  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 160 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 839.16g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0767427718
  • 9780767427715

Table of contents

*New articles are marked with an asterisk. Part I: Social Contexts of Gender 1. Toward Black American Empowerment, Manning Marable *2. From Nothing, A Consciousness, Helen Zia 3. The Puerto Rican Dummy and the Merciful Son, Martin Espada 4. Angry Women Are Building: Issues and Struggles Facing American Indian Women Today, Paula Gunn Allen 5. J.A.P.- Slapping: The Politics of Scapegoating, Ruth Atkin and Adrienne Rich *6. To Be Poor and Transgender, Kai Wright *7. White Privilege and Male Privilege through Work in Women's Studies, Peggy McIntosh 8. Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism, Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill Part II: Gender Socialization 9. The Social Construction of Gender, Judith Lorber 10. Masculinity as Homophobia, Michael S. Kimmel 11. Boyhood, Organized Sports and the Construction of Masculinities, Michael A. Messner *12. Color, Hair Texture and Standards of Beauty, Patricia Hill Collins 13. The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria, Judith Ortiz Cofer 14. He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy, Tommi Avicolli *15. Growing Up Hidden, Linnea Due *16. The Military As a Second Bar Mitzvah: Combat Service As Initiation to Zionist Masculinity, Danny Kaplan *17. Male Gender and Rituals of Resistance in the Palestinian Intifada: A Cultural Politics of Violence, Julie Peteet Part III: Embodiment 18. Beauty is the Beast: Psychological Effects of the Pursuit of the Perfect Female Body, Elayne A. Saltzberg and Joan C. Chrisler 19. "A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African-American, Latina, and White Women, Becky W. Thompson 20. Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space, Brent Staples 21. Taking It, Leonard Kriegel 22. Do You Remember Me?, Barbara Mcdonald 23. I'm Not Fat, I'm Latina, Christy Haubegger 24. The Tyranny of the Esthetic: Surgery's Most Intimate Violation, Martha A. Coventry *25. The Burka and the Bikini, Joan Jacobs Brumberg and Jacqueline Jackson Part IV: Communication 26. For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to Be My Friend, Pat Parker *27. Inside the World of Boys: Behind the Mask of Masculinity, William Pollack 28. You Just Don't Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, Deborah Tannen 29. Real Men Don't Cry...and Other "Uncool" Myths, Phil W. Petrie 30. Danny, Nathan McCall 31. American Indian Women: At the Center of Indigenous Resistance in Contemporary North America, M. Annette Jaimes with Thersea Halsey Part V: Sexuality 32. How Men Have (a) Sex, Jon Stoltenberg 33. The Myth of the Sexual Athlete, Don Sabo 34. Using Pornography, Robert Jensen *35.The Sex Experts versus Ann Landers, Barry A. Bass and Susan R. Walden *36. Reproductive Rights: A Disability Rights Issue, Marsha Saxton 37. The Impact of Multiple Marginalization, Paula C. Rust Part VI: Families 38. The Transformation of Family Life, Lillian B. Rubin *39.Bloodmothers, othermothers, and women-centered networks.politics of empowerment, Patricia Hill Collins 40.Dilemmas of Involved Fatherhood, Kathleen Gerson 41. Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response, Audre Lorde *42. I Am a Man, Raul E. Ybarra *43. Sexual Dissent and the Family: The Sharon Kowalski Case, Nan D. Hunter 44. The Relationship Between Male-Male Friendship and Male-Female Marriage: American Indian and Asian Comparisons, Walter L. Williams Part VII: Education 45. Boys and Girls Together... But Mostly Apart: Gender Arrangements in Elementary Schools, Barrie Thorne *46.Dreams, Ann Arnett Ferguson 47. Conflict Within the Ivory Tower, Ruth Sidel 48. Black and Female: Reflections on Graduate School, bell hooks 49. Scholarly Studies of Men: The New Field Is an Essential Complement to Women's Studies, Harry Brod Part VIII: Paid Work and Unemployment 50. It's A Family Affair: Women, Poverty, and Welfare, Randy Albelda and Chris Tilly *51. Sixty Cents to a Man's Dollar, Ann Crittenden 52. Why Are There No Male Asian Anchormen on TV?, Ben Fong-Torres 53. Sharing the Shop Floor, Stan Gray 54. The Effects of Affirmative Action on Other Stakeholders, Barbara Reskin 55. The Globetrotting Sneaker, Cynthia Enloe Part IX: Violence 56. Women, Violence and Resistance, Melanie Kayle/Kantrowitz *57. The Kid No One Noticed, Jonah Blank 58. The Ultimate Growth Industry: Trafficking in Women and Girls, Jan Goodwin 59. Where Race and Gender Meet: Racism, Hate Crimes and Pornography, Helen Zia *60. Homophobia in Straight Men, Terry A. Kupers *61. Phantom Towers: Feminist Reflections on the Battle between Global Capitalism and Fundamentalist Terrorism, Rosalind R. Petchesky *62. Comprehending the Afghan Quagmire, Rina Amiri *63. Sneak Attack, Cynthia Enloe *64. How Safe Is America? Desiree Taylor Part X: Health and Illness 65. Masculinities and Men's Health: Moving toward Post--Superman Era Prevention, Don Sabo 66. Health, Social Class and African-American Women, Evelyn L. Barbee and Marilyn Little 67. Reproductive Issues Are Essential Survival Issues for the Asian-American Communities, Connie S. Chan *68. Why the Precautionary Principle? A Meditation on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and the Breasts of Mothers, Sandra Steingraber *69. Does Silencio = Muerte? Notes on Translating the AIDS Epidemic, Rafael Campo Part XI: A World That Is Truly Human 70. A World Worth Living In, Roberta Praeger 71. La Guera, Cherrie Moraga 72. Stopping Sexual Harassment: A Challenge for Community Education, Robert L. Allen 73. Statement of Principles, National Organization for Men Against Sexism *74. Disappearing Acts: The State and Violence against Women in the Twentieth Century, Michelle Fine and Lois Weis *75. Report from Jerusalem: 'A Ray of Sunshine within This Long Winter of Violence and Tragedy', Gila Svirsky *76. On Behalf of the Global Campaign for Women's Human Rights, Charlotte Bunch *New articles are marked with an asterisk.
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About Estelle Disch

Estelle Disch is associate professor of sociology at University of Massachusetts Boston. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from Tufts University. In 1999 she received the Distinguished teaching Award from the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research and writing focus on sexual abuse by professionals and on multicultural pedagogy, including assessment of student learning and classroom experience. She has been very involved in general education reform at Univeristy of Massachusetts, Boston.
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