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Women's Lives : Multicultural Perspectives

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780072822441

ISBN10:
0072822449
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
8/4/2003
Publisher(s):
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

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Summary

This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies within a global context by examining the diversity of women's lives across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the reading selections. Each chapter includes reading questions and suggestions for taking action, to help students link what they learn to their own lives and to the world around them.

Table of Contents

Preface xix
Introduction The Framework of This Book 1(1)
The Focus of Women's Studies
1(1)
The Framework for This Book: Collective Action for a Sustainable Future
2(1)
An Activist Approach
2(1)
A Sustainable and Secure Future
2(1)
The United States in a Global Context
3(1)
Linking the Personal and the Global
3(1)
A Matrix of Oppression and Resistance
3(1)
Feminisms: Tangling with the ``F'' Word
4(3)
Women's Studies Is Ideological
5(1)
Women's Studies Is a White, Middle-Class Thing
6(1)
Women's Studies Is Narrowly Concerned with Women's Issues
7(1)
Scope of the Book
7(2)
PART ONE KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING
Theories and Theorizing: Integrative Frameworks for Understanding
9(50)
Definition of a Theory
9(1)
Theories, Theorizing, and Ways of Knowing
10(2)
The Dominant Perspective
10(1)
Alternative Perspectives
11(1)
The Role of Values
12(1)
Theoretical Frameworks for Understanding Women's Lives
12(3)
``Socially Lived'' Theorizing
15(3)
Media Representations and the Creation of Knowledge
18(3)
Questions for Reflection
19(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
20(1)
Taking Action
20(1)
``The Social Construction of Gender''
21(4)
Judith Lorber
``Patriarchy, the System: An It, Not a He, a Them, or an Us''
25(8)
Allan G. Johnson
Combahee River Collective, ``A Black Feminist Statement''
33(5)
``Defining Genealogies: Feminist Reflections on Being South Asian in North America''
38(6)
Chandra Talpade Mohanty
``Who Am I If I'm Not My Father's Daughter?'''
44(2)
Minnie Bruce Pratt
``Beyond Bean Counting''
46(3)
JeeYeun Lee
``A Latina in the Land of Hollywood: Transgressive Possibilities''
49(10)
Angharad N. Valdivia
Identities and Social Locations: Who Am I? Who Are My People?
59(52)
Being Myself: The Micro Level
60(1)
Community Recognition, Expectations, and Interactions: The Meso Level
61(1)
Social Categories, Classifications, and Structural Inequality: Macro and Global Levels
62(6)
Maintaining Systems of Structural Inequality
63(2)
Colonization, Immigration, and the U.S. Landscape of Race and Class
65(3)
Multiple Identities, Social Location, and Contradictions
68(2)
Questions for Reflection
69(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
69(1)
Taking Action
69(1)
``Perspectives of Native American Women on Race and Gender''
70(8)
Frederica Y. Daly
``A Question of Class''
78(7)
Dorothy Allison
``A Word about the Great Terminology Question''
85(2)
Elizabeth Martinez
``Shilling Love''
87(3)
Shailja Patel
``Moving from Cultural Appropriation toward Ethical Cultural Connections''
90(6)
Joanna Kadi
``Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?''
96(7)
Mary C. Waters
``Jews, Class, Color, and the Cost of Whiteness''
103(8)
Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz
PART TWO OUR BODIES, OURSELVES
Women's Bodies
111(32)
Body Image and the Beauty Ideal
111(5)
The Beauty Ideal
112(1)
The Beauty Business
113(1)
Commodification and Co-option
113(1)
Whites Only? Forever Young? Always Able?
114(2)
Resisting Beauty Stereotypes
116(2)
Feminist Theorizing about Body Image and Beauty Ideals
118(1)
Body Politics
119(2)
Questions for Reflection
120(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
120(1)
Taking Action
120(1)
``The Body Politic''
121(4)
Abra Fortune Chernik
``The Coming of Maureen Peal''
125(5)
Toni Morrison
``The Story of My Body''
130(5)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``My Body Is a Map of My Life''
135(1)
Lani Ka'ahumanu
``I Am Not One of the''
136(1)
Cheryl Marie Wade
``What's a Leg Got to Do with It?''
136(2)
Donna Walton
``Tangled Lives: Daughters, Mothers, and the Crucible of Aging''
138(5)
Lillian B. Rubin
Women's Sexuality
143(30)
Stereotypes, Contradictions, and Double Standards
143(1)
What Is Women's Autonomous Sexuality?
144(2)
Challenging Binaries
146(2)
Theorizing Sexuality
148(3)
The Erotic as Power
151(1)
Activism and Sexuality
151(1)
Questions for Reflection
151(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
152(1)
Taking Action
152(1)
``Guadalupe the Sex Goddess''
152(3)
Sandra Cisneros
``Radical Heterosexuality''
155(3)
Naomi Wolf
``Radical Pleasure: Sex and the End of Victimhood''
158(1)
Aurora Levins Morales
``A New Politics of Sexuality''
159(3)
June Jordan
``The All-American Queer Pakistani Girl''
162(2)
Surina A. Khan
``We Are All Works in Progress''
164(4)
Leslie Feinberg
``Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power''
168(5)
Audre Lorde
Women's Health
173(52)
Reproductive Health, Reproductive Rights
173(5)
Controlling Fertility
174(3)
Medicalization of Reproductive Life
177(1)
Women and Illness
178(4)
Effects of Gender, Race, and Class on Health and Illness
179(1)
Mental and Emotional Health
180(2)
Health and Aging
182(1)
The Medical Industry
182(3)
Paying for Medical Care
183(1)
Other Barriers and Biases in Medical Services and Research
184(1)
Health as Wellness
185(2)
Requirements for Good Health
185(1)
Feminist Approaches to Wellness
185(1)
Questions for Reflection
186(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
186(1)
Taking Action
187(1)
``Three Generations of Native American Women's Birth Experience''
187(3)
Joy Harjo
``Reproductive Rights: A Disability Rights Issue''
190(4)
Marsha Saxton
``The Life and Death of Miss Mildred: An Elderly Black Woman''
194(7)
Annette Dula
``Breast Cancer: The Environmental Connection--a 1998 Update''
201(7)
Rita Arditti
Tatiana Schreiber
```If It's Not On, It's Not On'--Or Is It? Discursive Constraints on Women's Condom Use''
208(11)
Nicola Gavey
Kathryn McPhillips
Marion Doherty
```I Am a Beautiful, Multifaceted Black Woman''': Interview with Shirley Royster, HIV/AIDS Educator and Activist
219(6)
Shirley Royster
Violence Against Women
225(48)
What Counts as Violence Against Women?
226(2)
The Incidence of Violence Against Women
228(3)
Effects of Race, Class, Nation, Sexuality, and Disability
230(1)
Explanations of Violence Against Women
231(3)
Micro-level Explanations
231(1)
Macro-level Explanations
232(2)
Ending Violence Against Women
234(4)
The Importance of a Political Movement
234(1)
Providing Support for Victims/Survivors
235(1)
Public and Professional Education
236(1)
Policy and Legislative Initiatives
236(1)
Contradictions in Seeking State Support to End Violence Against Women
237(1)
Women's Rights as Human Rights
238(1)
Questions for Reflection
238(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
239(1)
Taking Action
239(1)
``Lisa's Ritual, Age 10''
239(1)
Grace Caroline Bridges
``National Symposium on La Violencia Domestica: An Emerging Dialogue Among Latinos'' (excerpt)
240(9)
Fernando Mederos
``Domestic Violence and Asian American Women''
249(7)
Lora Jo Foo
``Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide''
256(10)
Andy Smith
``On Becoming Anti-Rapist''
266(5)
Haki R. Madhubuti
``My Vagina Was My Village''
271(2)
Eve Ensler
PART THREE MAKING A HOME, MAKING A LIVING
Relationships, Families, and Households
273(44)
Defining Ourselves Through Connections with Others
273(1)
Marriage, Domestic Partnerships, and Personal Relationships
274(3)
Contradictions Surrounding the Institution of Marriage
274(1)
Personal Relationships: Living in Different Worlds?
275(1)
Gay Marriage and Domestic Partnership
276(1)
Motherhood and Parenting
277(2)
The Social Construction of Motherhood
278(1)
Blame It on the Mother
278(1)
The Ideal Nuclear Family
279(3)
U.S. Families: Cultural and Historical Variations
280(2)
Immigration and the Family
282(1)
Feminist Perspectives on Marriage, Motherhood, and the Family
282(2)
Challenging the Private/Public Dichotomy
282(1)
Mothering and Maternal Thinking
283(1)
The Family and the Economic System
283(1)
Policy Implications and Implementation
283(1)
Toward a Redefinition of Family Values
284(2)
Questions for Reflection
285(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
285(1)
Taking Action
286(1)
``35/10''
286(1)
Sharon Olds
``The Marriage Mystique''
286(8)
Jaclyn Geller
``Raising Kids como Los Americanos''
294(7)
Maria Hinojosa
``Personal Reflections on Being a Grandmother: L'Chol Dor Va Dor''
301(4)
Rachel Aber Schlesinger
``Shattering Two Molds: Feminist Parents with Disabilities''
305(3)
Carol J. Gill
Larry A. Voss
``Loving Across the Boundary''
308(9)
Ann Filemyr
Work, Wages, and Welfare
317(54)
Defining Women's Work
317(1)
Women in the U.S. Workforce
318(8)
Women's Wages: The Effects of Gender, Race, Class, Disability, and Education
319(2)
Discrimination Against Working Women: Sexual Harassment, Age, and Disability
321(1)
Balancing Home and Work
322(2)
Organized Labor and Collective Action
324(2)
Pensions, Disability Payments, and Welfare
326(3)
Pensions and Disability Payments
326(2)
Welfare
328(1)
Feminist Approaches to Women's Work and Income
329(1)
Comparable Worth
329(1)
Feminization of Poverty
329(1)
Impact of Class
329(1)
Policy Implications and Activist Projects
330(1)
Promoting Greater Economic Security for Women
330(2)
Questions for Reflection
331(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
331(1)
Taking Action
332(1)
``the cleaning woman/labor relations #4''
332(1)
Hattie Gossett
``The Transformation of Women's Wage Work''
333(14)
Teresa Amott
Julie Matthaei
``He Works, She Works, but What Different Impressions They Make''
347(1)
``Reflections of a Feminist Mom''
348(2)
Jeannine Ouellette Howitz
``Violating Women: Rights Abuses in the Welfare Police State''
350(9)
Gwendolyn Mink
``Movement Roots''
359(12)
Miriam Ching Yoon Louie
Living in a Global Economy
371(42)
The Global Factory
372(4)
The Profit Motive
375(1)
Consumerism, Expansionism, and Waste
375(1)
The Myth of Progress
376(1)
Emphasis on Immediate Costs
376(1)
The Global Economy
376(7)
Complex Inequalities
376(3)
Legacies of Colonialism
379(1)
External Debt
380(3)
Implications of Global Economic Inequalities
383(2)
Connections to U.S. Policy Issues
383(1)
International Alliances Among Women
384(1)
The Seeds of a New Global Economy
385(3)
Questions for Reflection
387(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
387(1)
Taking Action
388(1)
``Maquiladoras: The View from Inside''
388(9)
Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly
``The Global Trade in Filipina Workers''
397(10)
Grace Chang
``The Border Patrol State''
407(3)
Leslie Marmon Silko
``La Migra''
410(1)
Pat Mora
Diverse Women for Diversity, ``Seattle Declaration''
411(2)
PART FOUR SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
Women, Crime, and Criminalization
413(40)
The National Context: ``Get Tough on Crime''
413(2)
Women in the Criminal Justice System
415(4)
Characteristics of Incarcerated Women
416(1)
Offenses Committed by Women and Patterns of Arrest
416(2)
Sentence Length and Time Served
418(1)
Race and Class Disparities
418(1)
Girls in the Criminal Justice System
419(1)
Women Political Prisoners
419(2)
Theories of Women and Crime
421(1)
``Equality with a Vengeance'': Is Equal Treatment Fair Treatment?
422(1)
The ``Prison Industrial Complex''
423(1)
Inside/Outside Connections
423(2)
Questions for Reflection
424(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
425(1)
Taking Action
425(1)
``Shannon's Story''
425(1)
Shannon Murray
``Behind the Walls: The History and Current Reality of Women's Imprisonment''
426(10)
Nancy Kurshan
``Punishing Drug Addicts Who Have Babies: Women of Color, Equality, and the Right of Privacy''
436(6)
Dorothy E. Roberts
``U.S. Concentration Camps and Exclusion Policies: Impact on Japanese American Women''
442(7)
Rita Takahashi
ACLU of Illinois, ``ACLU of Illinois Challenges Ethnic and Religious Bias in Strip Search of Muslim Woman at O'Hare International Airport''
449(4)
Women and the Military, War, and Peace
453(38)
The Need for Women in the Military
454(1)
The Military as Employer
454(1)
Limitations to Women's Equal Participation in the Military
455(3)
Women in Combat Roles
455(1)
Officer Training: Storming the Citadel
456(1)
Sexism and Misogyny
456(1)
Racism
457(1)
Sexual Orientation
458(1)
Military Wives
458(1)
The Impact of the U.S. Military on Women Overseas
459(3)
Militarized Prostitution
460(1)
Mixed-Race Children Fathered by U.S. Troops
460(1)
Crimes of Violence Against Women
460(1)
Health Effects of Environmental Contamination
461(1)
Women's Opposition to the Military
462(5)
Early Peace Organizations in the United States
462(1)
Feminist Antimilitarist Perspectives
462(3)
Redefining Security
465(1)
Questions for Reflection
466(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
466(1)
Taking Action
467(1)
``The Women in Blue''
467(2)
Melinda Smith-Wells
``The Search for Peace and Justice: Notes Toward an Autobiography''
469(6)
Jean Grossholtz
Women's Pentagon Action, ``Unity Statement''
475(3)
Women of Color Resource Center, ``Ten Reasons Why Women Should Oppose the U.S. `War on Terrorism'''
478(1)
``Whose Security?''
478(4)
Charlotte Bunch
``Sneak Attack: The Militarization of U.S. Culture''
482
Cynthia Enloe
``Media and Ideology'' (excerpt)
283(208)
David Croteau
William Hoynes
Women and the Environment
491(30)
Theoretical and Activist Perspectives
492(5)
Environmentalism
493(1)
Deep Ecology and Bioregionalism
493(1)
Ecofeminism
494(1)
Environmental Justice
495(2)
Connectedness and Sustainability
497(3)
Questions for Reflection
499(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
499(1)
Taking Action
500(1)
``The Ecofeminist Imperative''
500(3)
Ynestra King
``Empowering Ourselves: Women and Toxics Organizing''
503(5)
Robbin Lee Zeff
Marsha Love
Karen Stults
The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit, ``Principles of Environmental Justice''
508(1)
``Native Hawaiian Historical and Cultural Perspectives on Environmental Justice''
509(4)
Mililani Trask
``My Mom's Garden''
513(1)
Cindy Chan Saelee
``Consumption: North American Perspectives''
514(7)
H. Patricia Hynes
PART FIVE ACTIVISM AND CHANGE
Creating Change: Theory, Vision, and Action
521
How Does Change Happen?
522(3)
Using the Head: Theories for Social Change
522(1)
Using the Heart: Visions for Social Change
522(1)
Using the Hands: Action for Social Change
523(1)
Overcoming Blocks to Effective Action
524(1)
Women and Political Activism
525(5)
Identity-Based Politics
525(1)
Feminist Movements
526(1)
Women in Electoral Politics
527(3)
Building Alliances for the Twenty-First Century
530(4)
Some Principles for Alliance Building
530(1)
Overcoming Impediments to Effective Alliances
531(1)
Creating a Secure and Sustainable World
531(1)
Questions for Reflection
532(1)
Finding Out More on the Web
533(1)
Taking Action
533(1)
``Listening to the Voices of My Spiritual Self''
534(2)
Christina Leano
``Ella's Daughters''
536(9)
Barbara Omolade
``Multiracial Feminism: Recasting the Chronology of Second Wave Feminism''
545(12)
Becky Thompson
``Common Threads: Life Stories and the Arts in Educating for Social Change''
557(6)
Cynthia Cohen
``Research on Women in Legislatures: What Have We Learned, Where Are We Going?'' Michele Swers
563(11)
``Multi-Issue Politics''
574(3)
Suzanne Pharr
``Taking On the Global Economy''
577
Kalima Rose
Glossary 1(1)
References 1(1)
Credits 1(1)
Name Index 1(5)
Index 6
About the Authors 1


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