Women's Realities, Women's Choices

Women's Realities, Women's Choices : An Introduction to Women's Studies

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This is the third edition of the Hunter College Women's Studies Collective's landmark introduction to women's studies, Women's Realities, Women's Choices. The authors, specialists in fields ranging from anthropology to classics to medicine, have updated this volume to incorporate the latest research and statistics in women's studies, as well as social issues that have become more relevant since the pulication of the previous edition. The new edition includes the most recent developments for women in politics, labour, family life, religion and culture. It looks at timely issues - such as women's different experiences based on gender, race and class; homosexuality in terms of family life; and the effects of globalization on women worldwide - by examining women as individuals, as family members, and as a force in the greater social fabric. The interdisciplinary nature of this text is further accentuated by the inclusion of literary excerpts, articles and images from history and popular culture, all of which help students consider women's issues from a variety of standpoints. The revisions and additions have maintained this text's standing as one of the most comprehensive introductory volumes covering the wide range of issues facing women today.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 594 pages
  • 188 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 816.48g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • numerous tables and halftones
  • 019515035X
  • 9780195150353

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"By far the finest text for Women's Studies I have seen. . . . A balanced, reasonable, comprehensive, and academically sound review."--M. Joanne Fisher, Loyola Marymount University"Far superior to any of the other texts in current use for Introduction to Women's Studies courses."--Marilyn Skinner, Northern Illinois University"Best introductory text available."--Bud Burkhard, University of Marylandshow more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; WHY WOMEN'S STUDIES; WHAT IS WOMEN'S STUDIES; ISSUES AND GOALS; HOW THIS BOOK PRESENTS WOMEN'S STUDIES; PART I: DEFINING WOMEN; PART II: FAMILIES; PART III: WOMEN IN SOCIETY; EPILOGUE; INDEXshow more

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