Women, Images and Realities

Women, Images and Realities : A Multicultural Anthology

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"Women: Images and Realities, A Multicultural Anthology" is a unique introduction to feminism and women's studies. This best-selling text presents a multidisciplinary collection of academic essays and analyzes, personal narratives, and fiction and poetry about women's lives. The selections illustrate the variety of women's experiences, primarily in the United States, considering both commonalities and differences among women and appreciating women's diverse approaches to living and changing.
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  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 188 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 929.88g
  • Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
  • United States
  • English, Multiple languages
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0767420896
  • 9780767420891

Table of contents

* Indicates a new reading PART I: WHAT IS WOMEN'S STUDIES?1. Talking Back, BELL HOOKS2. Sins of Silence, MAI KAO THAO3. Claiming an Education, ADRIENNE RICH4. The Politics of Black Women's Studies, AKASHA (GLORIA T.) HULL AND BARBARA SMITH5. Men and Women's Studies: Premises, Perils, and Promise, MICHAEL KIMMEL6. Have You Ever Heard of Asian-American Feminists?, STACEY G.H. YAP7. Voices of Women's Studies Students: Women's Studies as a Growth Process, DANISTA HUNTE; Finding My Latina Identity Through Women's Studies, LUANA FERREIRA;What Women's Studies Has Meant To Me, LUCITA WOODIS;Why Women's Studies?, DEBORAH HALSTEAD LENNON;Women's Studies: A Man's Perspective, EVAN WEISSMAN8. The American University and Women's Studies, CAROL T. CHRIST PART II: BECOMING A WOMAN IN OUR SOCETY Dominant Ideas About Women9. The Problem That Has No Name, BETTY FRIEDAN10. A Work of Artifice, MARGE PIERCY11. Purification, GRACEPOORE12. To Be Real, DANZY SENNA13. Blazes of Truth, SUSAN SCHNUR14. In Search of Liberation, DEBRA KENT15. Brideland, NAOMI WOLF16. On Being a "Good Girl": Implications for Latinas in the United States, ELISA DAVILA*17. not a pretty girl, ANI DIFRANCOLearning Gender18. The Gift, MURIELLE MINARD*19. Klaus Barbie and Other Dolls I'd Like to See, SUSAN JANE GIILMAN20. Allegra Maud Goldman, EDITH KONECKY21. Gender Equity in the Classroom: The Unfinished Agenda, MYRA SADKER, DAVID SADKER, LYNN FOX, AND MELINDA SALATA*22. There's Something Wrong Here and It's Not Me: Challenging the Dilemmas That Block Girls' Success, LEE ANN BELL23. The Sexual Politics of Interpersonal Behavior, NANCY HENLEY AND JO FREEMAN24. Teen Mags: How to Get a Guy, Drop 20 Pounds, and Lose Your Self-Esteem, ANASTASIA HIGGINBOTHAM25. Media Images, Feminist Issues, DEBORAH L. RHODE26. Female Images and Roles in Music, VENISE T. BERRY27. Mutineers in Mainstream Music: Heralds of a New Feminist Wave?, NAOMI WEISSTEIN*28. Video, INDIA ARIE29. X: A Fabulous Child's Story, LOIS GOULD PART III: GENDER AND WOMEN'S BODIESFemale Beauty*30. The Beauty Myth, NAOMI WOLF31. When I Was Growing Up, NELLIE WONG32. To Other Women Who Were Ugly Once, INES HERNANDEZ-AVILA33. Nose Is A Country... I Am the Second Generation, AISHE BERGER34. Homage to My Hair, LUCILLE CLIFTON35. One Spring, LESLEA NEWMAN*36. The Body Politic, ABRA CHERNIK*37. Breaking the Model, GRACIELA (CHELY) RODRIQUEZ38. Arroz Con Pollo vs. Slim-Fast, LINDA DELGADO*39. The Fat Girl Rules the World, JULY SIEBECKER40. Homage to My Hips, LUCILLE CLIFTON41. Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self, ALICE WALKERSexuality and Relationships42. Lusting for Freedom, REBECCA WALKER*43. "We Don't Sleep Around Like White Girls Do": Family, Culture and Gender in Filipina-American Lives," YEN LE ESPIRITU*44. Esta Risa No Es De Loca, CARIDAD SOUSA45. Safer Sex Is Real Sex, ZOE LEONARD*46. Pleasures, DIANE HUGS47. Loving Another Woman, ANNE KOEDT48. The Turn On, MARGE PIERCY49. Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me, ROBYN OCHS PART IV: INSTITUTIONS THAT SHAPE WOMEN'S LIVESWomen and Work50. An Overview of Women and Work, ELLEN BRAVO AND GLORIA SANTA ANA*51. Questions and Answers about Pay Equity, NATIONAL COMMITTEE FOR PAY EQUITY52. The Politics of Housework, PAT MAINARDI*53. The Price of Motherhood, ANN CRITTENDEN*54. Friendly for Whose Family?, BETTY HOLCOMB55. 9to5: Organizing Low-Wage Women, ELLEN BRAVO AND GLORIA SANTA ANA56. Sexual Harassment: An Overview of Its Impact on Women, JULIA WHEALIN57. In Case of Sexual Harassment: A Guide for Women Students, BERNICE SANDLER58. Women, ALICE WALKER Women, the Law and Social Policy59. Women and the Law, KRISTIN MICCIO*60. How to Bring Children Up Without Putting Women Down, ANN CRITTENDON61. Exploding the Stereotypes: Welfare, RITA HENLEY JENSEN62. Farewell to Welfare, but Not to Poverty, RANDY ALBELDA WITH CHRIS TULLY*63. Welfare Reform, Family Hardship and Women of Color, LINDA BURNHAMWomen and the Family64. Family in Women's Lives, SUSAN LEHRER65. Seventeen Syllables, HISAYE YAMAMOTO66. A Long Story, BETH BRANT*67. Elena, PAT MORA68. "Don't You Talk About My Mama!", JUNE JORDAN69. Working at Single Bliss, MARY HELLEN WASHINGTON70. A Marriage Agreement, ALIX KATES SCHULMANWomen and Religion71. My Church Threw Me Out, MARY ANN SORRENTINO72. Reactions to a Woman Rabbi, LAURA GELLER73. Christian Fundamentalism: Patriarchy, Sexuality and Human Rights, SUSAN D. ROSE74. Revelations, LINDA VILLAROSA75. In Her Own Image, ROSE SOLARI PART V: HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOMThe Health Care System76. How Women Get Bad Medicine, CAROL STEVENS77. Mandatory Doctor's Visit, DIANA HUGS78. Elizabeth Ramos, BEBE NIXON79. Missing Persons: African-American Women, AIDS and the History of Disease, EVELYNN HAMMONDS*80. Breast Cancer: Is It the Environment?, MSReproductive Freedom81. Abortion: Is a Woman a Person?, ELLEN WILLIS*82. Lost Woman Song, ANI DIFRANCO*83. "Talking with the Enemy, ANNE FOWLER ET AL.84. Parental Consent Laws: Are They a "Reasonable Compromise"?, MIKE MALES85. Testimony of William Bell (on Raised Bill #5447), CONNECTICUT STATE LEGISLATURE86. Using Pregnancy to Control Women, RUTH HUBBARD*87. Killing the Black Body, DOROTHY ROBERTS88. Developing a Reproductive Rights Agenda for the Next Century, KATHRYN KOLBERTPART VI: THE DIFFERENCES AMONG US: DIVISIONS AND CONNECTIONS"Take a Closer Look": Racism in Women's Lives89. Defining Racism, BEVERLY DANIEL TATUM90. Codes of Conduct, ADRIENNE SU91. Salad, JANICE MIRIKITANI92. I Am Not Your Princess, CHRYSTOS93. Take a Closer Look, CONNIE CASTRO94. An Autobiography (excerpt), ANGELA DAVISThe Legacy of Class 95. Tired of Playing Monopoly?, DONNA LANGSTON96. Context, DOROTHY ALLISON97. Sisters, BARBARA NEELEY98. Jewish and Working Class, BERNICE MENNIS*99. Poverty, Hopelessness, and Hope, KENDALL JOHNSON100. Grace Paley Reading, TOI DERRICOTTE"Are You Some Kind of Dyke?": The Perils of Heterosexism101. "Homophobia and Sexism," SUZANNE PHARR102. Cat, JULIE BLACKWOMON103. Chicana Lesbians: Fear and Loathing in the Chicano Community, CARLA TRUJILLO104. Livin' in a Gay Family, MEGAN MCGUIRE105. I Lost It in the Movies, JEWELLE GOMEZOlder, Wiser, and Marginalized: Ageism in Women's Lives106. Older Women: The Realities, OLDER WOMEN'S LEAGUE107. Women in the Tower, CYNTHIA RICH108. The Day Nani Fell and I Wasn't There to Catch Her, ANNA MARIE QUEVEDOUnderstanding and Valuing Difference109. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, PPEGGY MCINTOSH110. Age, Race, Class, and Sex : Women Redefining Difference, AUDRE LORDE*111. Fence Sitters, Switch Hitters, and Bi-Bi Girls: An Exploration of Hapa and Bisexual Identities, BEVERLY YUEN THOMPSON*112. Boundaries: Arab/American, LISA SUHAIR MAJAJ113. Friday Night, LINDA HOGANPART VII: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMENViolence Against Women in Intimate Relationships114. Battering: Who's Going to Stop It?, ANN JONES 115. Letter from a Battered Wife, DEL MARTIN116. The Club, MITSUYE YAMADA*117. Countdown, LANETTE FISHER-HERTZ*118. La Princesa, LATINA ANOMIMA119. Holding Up More Than Half the Heavens, MARGARETTA WAN LIN AND CHENG IMM TANSexual Violence and Rape 120. Rape, The All American Crime, SUSAN GRIFFIN121. The Shame of Silence, ATHENA DEVLIN122. Whose Body Is It Anyway?, PAMELA FLETCHER123. "With No Immediate Cause, NTOSAKE SHANGE 124. Naming and Studying Acquaintance Rape, PEGGY REEVES SANDAYIncestuous Sexual Abuse*125. Protecting Male Abusers and Punishing the Women Who Confront Them: The Current Status of Child-Sex Abuse in America, LANETTE FISHER-HERTZ126. Making Sense of the Experience of Incest Survivors, PERI L. RAINBOW*127. Fairy Summer-Or How I Learned to Wash Dishes, RUTH INNES*128. Bubba Esther 1888, RUTH WHITMANPART VIII: CHANGING OUR WORLDFeminism as a Social Movement129. History of Feminist Movements in the U.S, AMY KESSELMAN130. The Seneca Falls Women's Rights Convention, 1848131. Sojourner Truth's Defense of the Rights of Women 132. Consciousness Raising: A Radical Weapon, KATHIE SARACHILD133.The Boston Women's Health Book Collective, SUSAN BROWNMILLER 134. Introduction to Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology, BARBARA SMITH135. The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse, ALMA GARCIA136. Thoughts on Indian Feminism, KATE SHANLEY*137. Presenting the Blue Goddess: Toward a National Pan-Asian Feminist Agenda, SONIA SHAH138. Blame It On Feminism, SUSAN FALUDI139. Bringing the Global Home, CHARLOTTE BUNCH 140. Advancing Women's Rights: Beijing '95 and After, CHARLOTTE BUNCH AND SUSANA FRIED 141. The Globetrotting Sneaker, CYNTHIA ENLOEWomen Organizing: Many Issues, Many Voices*142. style no. 1, SONIA SANCHEZ143. Becoming the Third Wave, REBECCA WALKER*144. Why I Am an Activist, NELL GEISER145. Voices,WOMEN OF ACE (AIDS COUNSELING AND EDUCATION), BEDFORD HILLS CORRECTIONAL FACILITY*146. Black Feminism at Twenty-One: Reflections on the Evolution of a National Community, BARBARA RAMSBY*147. "Each Day I Go Home with a New Wound in My Heart," MIRIAM CHING YOON LOUIE*148. Just Sex: Students Rewrite the Rules on Sex, Violence and Equality, JODY GOLD AND SUSAN VILLARI*149. Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Fture, JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER AND AMY RICHARDS*150. Voices of Women's Studies Graduates: Real Life: Women's Studies in Action, LORI GROSS; *Bringing Women's Studies to a Battered Women's Shelter, COLLEEN FARRELL;*Becoming a Feminist Doctor, SHARON THOMPSON * Indicates a new reading
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About Amy Kesselman

Amy Kesselman was born in NYC and received her BA in history from the City College of New York. An activist in the early women's liberation movement, she returned to school to study women's history at Portland State University, where she received a Master's Degree in history. After teaching women's studies in the Portland area for several years, she entered a doctoral program at Cornell University where she received a Ph.D. in history with a minor in women's studies. She is currently Professor of Women's Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she has been teaching since 1981. In addition to co-editing Women: Images and Realities, A Multicultural Anthology (McGraw-Hill 2003, Mayfield 1995, 1999), she is the author of Fleeting Opportunities: Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver during World War II and Reconversion,(SUNY Press, 1990) and several articles about the history of feminism in the United States. She is currently working on a study of women's liberation in New Haven, Connecticut.
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