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In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines various evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/readeracknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing gender inequality and celebrates its enormous accomplishments over the last forty years. It also documents feminism's ongoing political activism, and, with an awareness of postmodern and third-wave trends, points toward its future.The fifth edition features eight new readings and five significantly rewritten, reorganized, and updated chapters, including one on transnational feminism, which encompasses Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Other rewritten chapters are Psychoanalytic and Cultural Feminism, Social ConstructionFeminism, Postmodern Feminism and Queer Theory, and Third Wave Feminism. As before, the bulleted lists introducing each type of feminism include the feminism's theories of the sources of gender inequality, its politics, its contributions, and a critique.An accessible, engaging classic written by one of sociology's first feminists, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, is an ideal undergraduate and graduate text for courses in introductory feminism, feminist theory, and women's studies.
Judith Lorber is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change (2005), Paradoxes of Gender (1994), numerous articles on gender and on women in healthcare, and coauthor of Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives (OUP, 2006) and Gender and the Social Construction of Illness (2002).
Table of Contents
|Feminisms and Their Contributions to Gender Equality||p. 1|
|Gender Reform Feminisms||p. 23|
|Liberal Feminism||p. 27|
|A Theory of Female Subordination||p. 29|
|*Children of the Gender Revolution||p. 38|
|Marxist Feminism||p. 51|
|Theorizing Racial and Gendered Class||p. 53|
|Gender, Race, and Citizenship||p. 61|
|Socialist Feminism||p. 74|
|Gender and Complex Inequality||p. 76|
|The Invisible Heart||p. 81|
|Transnational Feminism||p. 90|
|Under Western Eyes at the Turn of the Century||p. 95|
|*Challenges in Transnational Feminist Mobilization||p. 105|
|Gender Resistance Feminisms||p. 123|
|Radical Feminism||p. 127|
|Redstockings Manifesto||p. 130|
|*Biopiracy of Body-Based Resources||p. 134|
|Lesbian Feminism||p. 151|
|Decentering Lesbian Feminism||p. 154|
|Lipstick or Timberlands? Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities||p. 158|
|Psychoanalytic and Cultural Feminism||p. 168|
|Freud and Feminism||p. 170|
|The Laugh of the Medusa||p. 176|
|Standpoint Feminism||p. 183|
|Women's Standpoint: Embodied Knowledge versus the Ruling Relations||p. 185|
|Gendered Standpoints on Nature||p. 192|
|Gender Rebellion Feminisms||p. 203|
|Social Construction Feminism||p. 207|
|*Framed Before We Know It||p. 212|
|Gender as a Social Structure||p. 220|
|Black Ferninism, Knowledge, and Power||p. 234|
|*Gloria Anzald˙a's Spiritual Activism||p. 238|
|Feminist Studies of Men||p. 253|
|Hegemonic Masculinity||p. 255|
|*Racializing the Glass Escalator||p. 264|
|Postmodern Feminism and Queer Theory||p. 284|
|Gender, Sex, and Sexual Performativity||p. 286|
|*"A Rose is a Rose"||p. 289|
|Third-Wave Feminism||p. 304|
|*What is Third-Wave Feminism?||p. 307|
|Third Wave Black Feminism?||p. 314|
|Toward a New Feminism||p. 326|
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