Feminist Frontiers

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2006-04-06
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual orientation and sexual diversity, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. With classic and contemporary readings that cut across disciplines and generational lines, Feminist Frontiers presents the full diversity of women's issues and experiences, exploring their similarities as well as their interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in a global context and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. A sociological analysis opens each of the four parts and eleven sections of the book. Boxed inserts featuring personal stories, news articles, and other items from popular culture complement the readings.

Table of Contents

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Section One: Diversity and Difference

1. Oppression, Marilyn Frye

2. White Privilege and Male Privilege, Peggy McIntosh

*BOXED INSERT: Haole Girl: Identity and White Privilege in Hawai'i, Judy Rohrer

3. *Frontlines and Borders: Identity Thresholds for Latinas and Arab American Women, Laura M. Lopez and Frances S. Hasso

4. Where I Come From Is Like This, Paula Gunn Allen

BOXED INSERT: Ain't I a Woman? Sojourner Truth

5. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House, Audre Lorde

Section Two: Theoretical Perspectives

6. "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender, Judith Lorber

7. The Medical Construction of Gender, Suzanne Kessler

8. *Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism, Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill

9. *Feminism without Borders, Chandra Talpade Mohanty

10. *Masculinities and Globalization, R. W. Connell

BOXED INSERT: Womanist, Alice Walker


Section Three: Representation, Language, and Culture

11. Gender Stereotyping in the English Language, Laurel Richardson

*BOXED INSERT: The Ms. of Baghdad, Lauren Sandler

12. Cosmetic Surgery: Paying for Your Beauty, Debra L. Gimlin

BOXED INSERT: The Myth of the Perfect Body, Roberta Galler

13. Hair Still Matters, Ingrid Banks

14. *Empowering Self, Making Choices, Creating Spaces, Cheryl L. Keyes

Section Four: Socialization

15. Girls and Boys Together...But Mostly Apart: Gender Arrangements in Elementary Schools, Barrie Thorne

*BOXED INSERT: Hostile Hallways, American Association of University Women

16. What Are Little Boys Made Of? Michael Kimmel

17. *"We Don't Sleep Around Like White Girls Do": Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina American Lives, Yen Le Espiritu

18. *Brown-Skinned White Girls: Class, Culture, and the Construction of White Identity in Suburban Communities, France Winddance Twine


Section Five: Work

*19. Sex Segregation in the U.S. Labor Force, Christine E. Bose and Rachel Bridges Whaley

*BOXED INSERT: Median Annual Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers by Education, Race, and Hispanic Origin, Irene Padavic and Barbara Reskin

20. *"You Wouldn't Want One of 'Em Dancing With Your Wife": Racialized Bodies on the Job in World War II, Eileen Boris

21. *The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons, Miliann Kang

BOXED INSERT: The Realities of Affirmative Action in Employment, Barbara Reskin

22. Maid in L.A., Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

*BOXED INSERT: The Living Wage as a Women's Issue, Eileen Boris

Section Six: Families

23. *Bridal Wave, Melissa Morrison

*BOXED INSERT: Abstinence-Only: Breeding Ignorance, Mary-Jane Wagle

24. *Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from Two Generations of Work and Family Change, Kathleen Gerson

25. Working at Motherhood: Chicana and Mexicana Immigrant Mothers and Employment, Denise A. Segura

26. For Better or Worse: Gender Allures in the Vietnamese Global Marriage Market, Hung Cam Thai

27. *Queer Parenting in the New Millennium, Nancy A. Naples

Section Seven: Sexualities

28. Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggles for/with Sexuality, Deborah L. Tolman

29. *After the Sexual Revolution: Gender Politics in Teen Dating, Barbara Risman and Pepper Schwartz

30. *Black Sexual Politics, Patricia Hill Collins

31. *Toward a Global History of Same-Sex Sexuality, Leila J. Rupp

32. Becoming 100% Straight, Michael A. Messner

BOXED INSERT: My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix, Susan Stryker

Section Eight: Bodies

33. Hormonal Hurricanes: Menstruation, Menopause, and Female Behavior, Anne Fausto-Sterling

34. "A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African-American, Latina, and White Women, Becky Wangsgaard Thompson

35. *Loose Lips Sink Ships, Simone Weil Davis

36. *Beyond Pro-Choice versus Pro-Life: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice, Andrea Smith

37. *Welcome to Cancerland, Barbara Ehrenreich

*BOXED INSERT: Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies: Disability and Queerness, Eli Clare

Section Nine: Violence against Women

38. Fraternities and Rape on Campus, Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer

BOXED INSERT: Men Changing Men, Robert L. Allen and Paul Kivel

39. Supremacy Crimes, Gloria Steinem

40. Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color, Kimberle Crenshaw

41. *Sex and War: Fighting Men, Comfort Women, and the Military-Sexual Complex, Joane Nagel


Section Ten: Global Politics and the State

42. The Globe Trotting Sneaker, Cynthia Enloe

43. *From the Third World to the "Third World Within:" Asian Women Workers Fighting Globalization, Grace Chang

44. *Las Mujeres Invisibles/The Invisible Women, Sharon Ann Navarro

*BOXED INSERT: Femicide in Jurez, Pheona Donohoe

45. *Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others, Lila Abu-Lughod

BOXED INSERT: Globalization of Beauty Makes Slimness Trendy, Norimitsu Onishi

46. *The Lady and The Tramp (II): Feminist Welfare Politics, Poor Single Mothers, and the Challenge of Welfare Justice, Gwendolyn Mink

Section Eleven: Social Protest and the Feminist Movement

47. The Women's Movement: Persistence through Transformation, Verta Taylor, Nancy Whittier, and Cynthia Fabrizio Pelak

48. *Feminists or "Postfeminists"? Young Women's Attitudes toward Feminisim and Gender Relations, Pamela Aronson

BOXED INSERT: The End of Feminism's Third Wave, Lisa Jervis

49. Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics? Cathy J. Cohen

50. *It's Not an Oxymoron: The Search for an Arab Feminism, Susan Muaddi Darraj

*BOXED INSERT: UN Commission Approves Declaration Reaffirming Goals of 1995 Women's Conference after U.S. Drops Antiabortion Amendment
*BOXED INSERT: Fourth World Conference on Women Beijing Declaration

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