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The sixth edition of Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectivesrelies on the analyses, principles, and style of earlier editions, but with substantial changes to take account of recent scholarship. Women's Lives offers an introduction to women's studies and examines the lives of U.S. women within a global context as well as across race, class, nationality, sexuality, culture, age, and disability.
Table of Contents
1. Paula Gunn Allen, “Who Is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism”
2. “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions,” Seneca Falls
3. Combahee River Collective, “A Black Feminist Statement”
4. Becky Thompson, “Multiracial Feminism: Recasting the Chronology of Second Wave Feminism”
5. Naomi Wolf, “Radical Heterosexuality” from 4/e (1992)
6. Mathangi Subramanian, “The Brown Girl’s Guide to Labels” (2010)
7. Judith Lorber, “The Social Construction Of Gender”
8. Allan G. Johnson, “Patriarchy, the System: An It, Not a He, a Them, or an Us”
9. Patricia Hill Collins, “Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness and the Politics of Empowerment” -- excerpt
10. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, “Genealogies of Community, Home and Nation”
11. Lila Abu-Lughod, “Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others” (2002)
12. Federica Y. Daly, “Perspectives of Native American Women On Race And Gender”
13. Dorothy Allison, “A Question Of Class”
14. Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, “Jews in the U.S.: The Rising Costs of Whiteness”
15. Mary C. Waters, “Optional Ethnicities: For Whites Only?”
16. Patti Duncan, “In Search of Other “Others”: Exploring Representations of Mixed Race Asian Pacific Americans” (2012)
17. Julia Alvarez, “Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the U.S.A.”