Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 1/4/2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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Reconstructing Genderis an anthology that addresses the contemporary experiences from a variety of women and men. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, critical essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent many perspectives and experiences. Eleven part-opening introductions identify important issues in the general field of study, describe the readings, remind the reader about some of the central themes emerging throughout the book, and raise questions for students to consider.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
General Introductionp. 1
It's not Just about Genderp. 31
The Puerto Rican Dummy and the Merciful Sonp. 34
From Nothing, a Consciousnessp. 44
The Past Is Ever Present: Recognizing the New Racismp. 51
Angry Women Are Building: Issues and Struggles Facing American Indian Women Todayp. 65
"J.A.P."-Slapping: The Politics of Scapegoatingp. 70
Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenshipp. 74
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsackp. 78
Controlled or Autonomous: Identity and the Experience of the Network, Women Living under Muslim Lawsp. 83
Under and (Inside) Western Eyes: At the Turn of the Centuryp. 88
Patriarchy, the System: An It, Not a He, a Them, or an Usp. 98
Gender Socializationp. 107
The Social Construction of Genderp. 112
Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinitiesp. 119
Who's the Fairest of Them All?p. 136
He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissyp. 141
Growing Up Hiddenp. 147
Masculinity as Homophobiap. 149
Embodimentp. 156
Making Up Is Hard to Dop. 165
"A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African-American, Latina, and White Womenp. 186
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spiritp. 201
Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Spacep. 204
Taking Itp. 207
I'm Not Fat, I'm Latinap. 210
The Tyranny of the Esthetic: Surgery's Most Intimate Violationp. 212
Communicationp. 221
For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to Be My Friendp. 225
Men and Women Are from Earthp. 226
Real Men Don't Cry... and Other "Uncool" Mythsp. 230
The New Momismp. 235
Claiming Jezebel: Black Female Subjectivity and Sexual Expression in Hip-Hopp. 248
Where Are the Women? The Strange Case of the Missing Feminists. When Was the Last Time You Saw One on TV?p. 257
Sexualityp. 262
A Pornographic World [What Is Normal?]p. 270
The Myth of the Sexual Athletep. 278
Passing Last Summerp. 282
The Impact of Multiple Marginalizationp. 289
Familiesp. 297
Contemporary Challenges to Black Women's Reproductive Rightsp. 304
Bloodmothers, Othermothers, and Women-Centered Networksp. 318
Dilemmas of Involved Fatherhoodp. 325
Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist's Responsep. 335
I Am a Manp. 341
What Is Marriage For?p. 345
Free to Marry, at Last-May 17, 2004p. 350
Educationp. 353
Missing in Interactionp. 362
"What about the Boys?" What the Current Debates Tell Us-and Don't Tell Us-about Boys in Schoolp. 369
Does Gender Matter?p. 383
Black and Female: Reflections on Graduate Schoolp. 392
Mentors in Violence Preventionp. 399
Paid Work and Unemploymentp. 413
The End of Welfare as We Know It: An Overview of the Prworap. 421
Sixty Cents to a Man's Dollarp. 433
Global Womanp. 441
America's Dirty Work: Migrant Maids and Modern-Day Slaveryp. 451
The Globetrotting Sneakerp. 461
The Center of Masculine Production: Gay Athletes in Professional Sportsp. 469
Men at War: Vietnam and Agent Orangep. 475
Fort Bragg: Commandp. 491
Violence at Home and Abroadp. 496
Women, Violence, and Resistancep. 504
Eminem's Popularity Is a Major Setback for Girls and Womenp. 517
Pictures of Boyhoodp. 530
Injury, Gender, and Troublep. 539
Homophobia in Straight Menp. 550
The Ultimate Growth Industry: Trafficking in Women and Girlsp. 552
How Safe Is America?p. 557
Wielding Masculinity inside Abu Ghraib: Making Feminist Sense of an American Military Scandalp. 560
The Private War of Women Soldiersp. 569
Health and Illnessp. 577
Masculinities and Men's Health: Moving toward Post-Superman Era Preventionp. 585
Health Care Reform-A Woman's Issuep. 603
Reproductive Issues Are Essential Survival Issues for the Asian-American Communitiesp. 607
Why the Precautionary Principle? A Meditation on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and the Breasts of Mothersp. 611
Does Silencio = Muerte? Notes on Translating the AIDS Epidemicp. 615
To Be Poor and Transgenderp. 622
A World that is Truly Humanp. 628
Statement of Principlesp. 631
New Black Manp. 633
Feminism's Future: Young Feminists of Color Take the Micp. 639
Tapping Our Strengthp. 642
The Women's Peace Movement in Israelp. 650
Women's Human Rights: It's about Time!p. 654
Name Indexp. 671
Subject Indexp. 686
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