Women's Voices, Feminist Visions

Women's Voices, Feminist Visions : Classic and Contemporary Readings

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This introductory women's studies reader offers a wide range of classic, conceptual, and experiential writings. Chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter's topic, including explanations of key concepts and ideas and references to the subsequent reading selections. The anthology also offers numerous pedagogical features designed to engage students in active learning.
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  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 182.9 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 907.2g
  • McGraw Hill Higher Education
  • London, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0072822422
  • 9780072822427

Table of contents

* Indicates a New Reading CHAPTER 1. WOMEN'S STUDIES: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES What Is Women's Studies? How Did Women's Women's Studies Come About? Box: Historical Moment: The First Women's Studies Department Box: The World's Women 2000: Education Box: Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years and Over by Sex: March 2000 Activist Profile: Susan B. Anthony What Were the Origins of Women's Rights Activism in the United States? Learning Activity: The National Women's Hall of Fame What Is the Status of Women's Studies on College Campuses Today? What Does Women's Studies Have to Do with Feminism? Box: Thank a Feminist Ideas of Activism: Two-Minute Activist What Are the Myths Associated with Feminism? Learning Activity: The Dinner Party Box: Yes, I Am Box: US Suffrage Movement Timeline Box: Title IX at 30: Report Card on Gender Equality 1. Adrienne Rich, Claiming an Education 2. *Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, A Day without Feminism 3. *Rosalyn Boxander and Linda Gordon, Dear Sisters 4. *bell hooks, Feminist Politics: Where We Stand 5. JeeYeun Lee, Beyond Bean Counting 6. Allan G. Johnson, Shame, Guilt, and Responsibility 7. Deborah L. Rhode, Denials of Inequality CHAPTER 2. SYSTEMS OF PRIVILEGE AND INEQUALITY IN WOMEN'S LIVES Difference, Hierarchy, and Systems of Oppression Learning Activity: Unpack Your Knapsack Learning Activity: Test for Hidden Bias Institutions Box: Challenging Your Assumptions Learning Activity: Combating Hate Box: Historical Moment: Women of Color Feminism Box: Stark Intersections: Gender, Race, Class, and HIV/AIDS Ideology and Language Activist Profile: Fannie Lou Hammer Ideas for Activism Box: challenging the Pseudogeneric "Man" 8. Patricia Hill Collins, Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection 9. Marilyn Frye, Oppression 10. *Lois Keith, Tomorrow I'm Going to Rewrite the English Language 11. Suzanne Pharr, Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism 12. Peggy McIntosh, White Privilege and Male Privilege 13. Gloria Yamato, Something About the Subject Makes It Hard to Name 14. Donna Langston, Tired of Playing Monopoly? 15. Baba Copper, Voices: On Becoming Old Women 16. Susan Wendell, The Social Construction of Disability CHAPTER 3. LEARNING GENDER IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY Biology and Culture Learning Activity: Tomboys and Sissies Learning Activity: Speaking of Women and Men Box: Historical Moment: Gender Testing Masculinity Box: Rites of Passage Learning Activity: Performing Gender in the Movies Femininity Activist Profile: Gloria Steinem Box: The Problem with Promise Keepers Learning Activity: Walk Like a Man, Sit Like a Lady Gender Ranking Ideas for Activism Diverse Gendered Experiences 17. Lois Gould, X: A Fabulous Child's Story 18. Judith Lorber, The Social Construction of Gender 19. Virginia Sapiro, The Plurality of Gender-Based Realities 20. Nellie Wong, When I Was Growing Up 21. Natalie Angier, Spiking the Punch: In Defense of Female Aggression 22. Mariah Burton Nelson, Boys Will Be Boys and Girls Will Not 23. *Leslie Feinberg, To Be or Not to Be CHAPTER 4. SEX, POWER, AND INTIMACY The Social Construction of Sexuality Box: Rainbow Trivia Box: World Report 2002: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Rights Learning Activity: Talking About Being "Out" The Politics of Sexuality Activist Profile: Emma Goldman Learning Activity: As the World Turns Learning Activity: Heteronormativity: It's Everywhere Intimacies Learning Activity: It's in the Cards Box: Historical Moment: The Faked Organism Ideas for Activism 24. Pepper Schwartz and Virginia Rutter, Sexual Desire and Gender 25. *bell Hooks, The Search for Men Who Love 26. *Marcia Deihl and Robin Ochs, Biophobia 27. April Sinclair, Coffee Will Make You Black 28. Cherrie Moraga, La Guera 29. *Emily Oxford, Pam Shows Her Knickers 30. Carolyn Reyes and Eric DeMeulenaere, Companeros 31. Paula Gunn Allen, Some Like Indians Endure CHAPTER 5. INSCRIBING GENDER ON THE BODY Learning Activity: Considering Body Size, Shape, and Movement Bodies, Nature, and Women Activist Profile: Maggie Kuhn Box: Body Image Quiz Eating Disorders Ideas for Activism Resisting the Beauty Ideal Box: Learn to Love Your Body 32. Joan Jacobs Brumberg, Breast Buds and the "Training Bra" 33. Gloria Steinem, If Men Could Menstruate 34. *Amelia (Amy) Richards, Body Image: Third Wave Feminism's Issue? 35. Becky Wangsgaard Thompson, "A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems Among African American, Latina,and White Women 36. Veronica Chambers, Dreadlocked 37. Lisa Miya-Jervis, Hold That Nose 38. *Meredith McGhan, Dancing Toward Redemption 39. Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman CHAPTER 6. HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS Health and Wellness Box: The World's Women 2000: Health Learning Activity: Obsessed with Breasts Box: Health Consequence of Tobacco Use Among Women Learning Activity: Test Your Knowledge of HIV/AIDS Learning Activity: Women, Heart Disease, and Cancer in Your State Box: Alcohol Abuse Reproductive Choice Box: Historical Moment: The Women's Health Movement Activist Profile: Margaret Sanger Box: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Learning Activity: Walk In Her Shoes Box: Facts About Abortion, Choice, and Women's Health Ideas for Activism: Ten Things You Can Do to Protect Choice 40. Harvard Women's Health Watch, How Far We've Come 41. Patti Lou Watkins and Diane Whaley, Gender Role Stressors and Women's Health 42. Lisa Collier Cool, Forgotten Women: How Minorities Are Underserved by Our Health Care System 43. Adrienne Germain, Man-made Threats to Women's Health 44. MS., Breast Cancer: Is It the Environment? 45. Margaret Sanger, My Fight for Birth Control 46. Cynthia Gorney, Caught in the Crossfire 47. Rachel Roth, How Women Pay for Fetal Rights CHAPTER 7. FAMILY SYSTEMS, FAMILY LIVES Definitions of Family Box: Facts About U.S. Families Box: The World's Women 2000: Women and Families Box: Myths and Facts About Lesbian Families Learning Activity: What Makes a Family? Institutional Connections Learning Activity: Families in Poverty Activist Profile: Hannah Solomon Learning Activity: Divorce Law: Who Benefits in My State? Ideas for Activism Box: Historical Moment: The Feminine Mystique Mothering Box: Children with Single Parents--How They Fare 48. Michael Kimmel, The "Constructed Problems" of Contemporary Family Life 49. Emma Goldman, Marriage and Love 50. *Deborah R. Connolly, Motherly Things 51. Betty Holcomb, Friendly for Whose Family? 52. Anndee Hochman, What We Call Each Other 53. Sandra Cisneros, Only Daughter CHAPTER 8. WOMEN'S WORK INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOME Unpaid Labor in the Home Box: Women and Agriculture Learning Activity: Who Does the Work at Your School and In Your Home? Paid Labor Box: Historical Moment: Wages for Housework Box: Detailed Occupation Group of the Employed Civilian Population 16 Years and Over By Sex: March 2000 Box: What Is Sexual Harassment? Ideas for Activism Box: The World's Women 2000: Work Activist Profile: Dolores Huerta Box: Selected Nontraditional Occupations for Women in 2001 Learning Activity: Working Women and Unions 54. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics 55. Sharlene Hesse-Biber and Gregg Lee Carter, A Brief History of Working Women 56. *Michelle Sidler, Living in McJobdom: Third Wave Feminism and Class Inequality 57. *Jackie Krasos Rogers and Kevin D. Henson, "Hey, Why Don't You Wear a Shorter Skirt?" 58. Barbara Ehrenreich, Maid to Order: The Politics of Other Women's Work 59. Priscilla Alexander, Prostitution: A Difficult Issue for Feminists 60. Cynthia Enloe, The Globetrotting Sneaker CHAPTER 9. WOMEN CONFRONTING AND CREATING CULTURE Television Learning Activity: Talking About Talk Shows The Movies Box: Janet and Susan's Chick Flick Picks Learning Activity: Women Make Movies Contemporary Music and Music Videos Box: Test Your Knowledge of Women and Rock'n'Roll Print Media Ideas for Activism Learning Activity: Looking Good, Feeling Sexy, Getting a Man Literature and the Arts Activist Profile: Maxine Hong Kingston Box: Janet and Susan's Must-Read Novels Box: Historical Moment: The NEA Four 61. Virginia Woolf, Thinking about Shakespeare's Sister 62. Audre Lorde, Poetry is Not a Luxury 63. Gloria Anzaldua, The Path of the Red and Black Ink 64. Jill Birnie Henke, Diane Zimmerman Umble, and Nancy J. Smith, Construction of the Female Self: Feminist Readings of the Disney Heroine 65. Joan Morgan, From Fly-Girls to Bitches and Hos 66. *Jennifer Reed, Roseanne, A "Killer Bitch" for Generation X 67. Jane M. Shattuc, The Oprahification of America: Talk Shows and the Public Sphere 68. Nina Hartley, Confessions of a Feminist Porno Star CHAPTER 10. RESISTING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN Historical Moment: The Violence Against Women Act of 1994 Box: Race, Class, Sexual Orientation, and Violence Against Women Activist Profile: Del Martin Box: Key Findings of the National Violence Against Women Survey Rape Learning Activity: How Safe Is Your Campus? Battering and Physical Abuse Ideas for Activism Box: Check Up on Your Relationship Box: The Cycle of Violence Incest Box: VAW: Selected Human Rights Documents Pornography 69. Women in Action, Violence against Women: An Issue of Human Rights 70. Gloria Steinem, Supremacy Crimes 71. A. Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade, Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why Are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women? 72. *Del Martin, A Letter from a Battered Wife 73. Grace Caroline Bridges, Lisa's Ritual, Age 10 74. John Stoltenberg, Pornography and Freedom 75. Donna M. Hughes, The Internet and the Global Prostitution Industry 76. Fiona Lee, Militarism and Sexual Violence CHAPTER 11. STATE, LAW, AND SOCIAL POLICY Government and Representation Learning Activity: Women in Leadership Around the World Learning Activity: The League of Women Voters Activist Profile: Wilma Mankiller Box: Historical Moment: Shirley Chisholm for President Women and the Law Box: Women in Elective Office Ideas for Activism Box: Affirmative Action: Myth Versus Reality Public Policy The Criminal Justice System Box: Women in Policing Box: Women in Prison The Military Box: Women in the Military 77. Susan B. Anthony, Constitutional Argument 78. M. Margaret Conway, David W. Ahern, and Gertrude A. Steuernagel, Women and Family Law: Marriage and Divorce 79. Mary Frances Berry, The Crime That Had No Name 80. *Heidi Hartman and Hsiao-ye Yi, The Rhetoric and Reality of Welfare Reform 81. *Helen Zia, Where Race and Gender Meet: Racism, Hate Crimes, and Pornography 82. Anna Shelton, Battered Women: A New Asylum Case 83. Nina Siegal, Stopping Abuse in Prison CHAPTER 12. RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY IN WOMEN'S LIVES Religion as Oppressive to Women Ideas for Activism Learning Activity: That Old-Time TV Religion Religion as Empowering to Women Box: Historical Moment: Becoming a Bishop Learning Activity: Women of Faith Activist Profile: Nannie Helen Burroughs Learning Activity: How Well Do You Know the Goddess? Women and God-Language Learning Activity: Exploring New Metaphors for Deity Reinterpreting and Reconstructing Traditions Creating New Spiritual Traditions 84. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Introduction to The Woman's Bible 85. Karen McCarthy Brown, Fundamentalism and the Control of Women 86. Paula Gunn Allen, Grandmother of the Sun: The Power of Woman in Native America 87. Nadia Hijab, Islam, Social Change, and the Reality of Arab Women's Lives 88. Judith Plaskow, Standing Again at Sinai 89. Alicia Ostriker, Everywoman Her Own Theology 90. Starhawk, Witchcraft and Women's Culture 91. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, A Visit from Reverend Tileston CHAPTER 13. ACTIVISM, CHANGE, AND FEMINIST FUTURES The Promise of Feminist Education Activism Box: Size Does Matter and Nine Other Tips for Effective Protest Learning Activity: Feminist.com Ideas for Activism Box: UN Millennium Development Goals Activist Profile: Indigo Girls, Emily Saliers and Amy Ray Future Visions Box: Principles of Environmental Justice Box: Women Working for Peace Box: Female Nobel Peace Laureates 92. Lisa Maria Hogeland, Fear of Feminism: Why Young Women Get the Willies 93. Michael Kimmel, Real Men Join the Movement 94. Marj Schneider, From Personal Tragedy to Group Consciousness: The Movement for Disability Rights 95. Beijing Declaration, The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action 96. Suzanne Pharr, Taking the High Road 97. Ruth Rosen, Epilogue: Beyond Backlash 98. Jenny Joseph, Warning 99. *Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, A Day with Feminism * Indicates a new reading
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About Susan M. Shaw

Susan M. Shaw is Director of the Women Studies Program at Oregon State University. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Seminary in 1987 and taught Religious Studies for eight years before joining the Women Studies faculty at OSU in 1996. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the University Continuing Education Association's 2002 Meritorious Course Award for her web-based version of OSU's introductory women's studies course. She is the author of Storytelling in Religious Education.ation. Janet Lee is Professor of Women Studies at Oregon State University. She received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1985 and served as Director of OSU's Women Studies Program from 1991-2002. She recently received the OSU College of Liberal Arts Excellence Award that recognizes distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service. She is the author of Blood Stories: Menarche and the Politics of the Female Body in U.S. Society (with Jennifer Sasser-Coen) and Comrades and Partners: The Shared Lives of Grace Hutchins and Anna Rochester.
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