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Gendered Lives Intersectional Perspectives

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2019-08-16
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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Gendered Lives: Intersectional Perspectives, Seventh Edition, is an interdisciplinary text-reader that provides an introduction to women's and gender studies within a global context by examining the diversity of US women's lives across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender expression, disability, age, and immigration status. 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.

Author Biography

Gwyn Kirk has taught courses in women's and gender studies, environmental studies, political science, and sociology at a range of schools including Rutgers University, University of Oregon, University of San Francisco, Antioch College, Hamilton College, and Mills College.

Margo Okazawa-Rey is currently the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women's Leadership and Professor of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and Public Policy at Mills College. She also is Professor Emerita San Francisco State University and has held the Elihu Root Distinguished Chair in Women's and Gender Studies at Hamilton College.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1: Untangling the "F" word
Feminist Movements and Frameworks
Native American Antecedents
Legal Equality for Women
Resisting Interlocking Systems of Oppression
Queer and Trans Feminisms
The Focus of Women's and Gender Studies
Myth 1: Women's and Gender Studies Is Ideological
Myth 2: Women's and Gender Studies Is Narrow
Myth 3: Women's and Gender Studies Is a White, Middle-Class, Western Thing
Men Doing Feminism
Collective Action for a Sustainable Future
1. A Matrix of Oppression, Privilege, and Resistance
2. From the Personal to the Global
3. Linking the Head, Heart, and Hands
4. A Secure and Sustainable Future
The Scope of This Book

1. Paula Gunn Allen, "Who is Your Mother? Red Roots of White Feminism" (1986)
2. Elizabeth Cady Stanton, "Declaration of Sentiments"
3. Combahee River Collective, "A Black Feminist Statement"
4. Mathangi Subramanian, "The Brown Girl's Guide to Labels"
*5. Loan Tran, "Does Gender Matter? Notes Toward Gender Liberation"

Chapter 2: Creating Knowledge: Integrative Frameworks for Understanding
What Is a Theory? Creating Knowledge: Epistemologies, Values, and Methods
Dominant Perspectives
Critiques of Dominant Perspectives
The Role of Values
Socially Lived Theorizing
Standpoint Theory
Challenges to Situated Knowledge and Standpoint Theory
Purposes of Socially Lived Theorizing
Media Representations and the Creation of Knowledge
The Stories Behind the Headlines
Whose Knowledge?
Reading Media Texts

*6. Anne Fausto Sterling, "The Five Sexes Revisited"
7. Allan G. Johnson, "Patriarchy, the System: An It, Not a He, a Them, or an Us"
8. Patricia Hill Collins, Excerpt from "Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment"
9. Nadine Naber, "Decolonizing Culture: Beyond Orientalist and Anti-Orientalist Feminisms"
*10. Whitney Pow, "That's Not Who I Am: Calling Out and Challenging Stereotypes of Asian Americans"

Chapter 3: Identities and Social Locations
Being Myself: The Micro Level
Community Recognition and Expectations: The Meso Level
Social Categories and Structural Inequality: Macro and Global Levels
Defining Gender Identities
Maintaining Systems of Structural Inequality
Colonization, Immigration, and the US Landscape of Race and Class
Multiple Identities and Social Locations

11. Dorothy Allison, "A Question of Class"
12. Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz, "Jews, Class, Color, and the Cost of Whiteness"
*13. Eli Clare, "Body Shame, Body Pride: Lessons from the Disability Rights Movement"
*14. Mariko Emily Uechi. "Between Belonging: A Culture of Home"
15. Julia Alvarez, Excerpt from "Once Upon a Quinceñera: Coming of Age in the USA"


Chapter 4: Sexuality
What Does Sexuality Mean to You? Heteropatriarchy Pushes Heterosex . . .
. . . and Racist, Ageist, Ableist Stereotypes
Objectification and Double Standards
Media Representations
Queering Sexuality
"Queer" as a Catch-All?
Queering Economies and Nation-States
Defining Sexual Freedom
Radical Heterosexuality
Eroticizing Consent
The Erotic as Power

*16. Daisy Hernández, "Even If I Kiss a Woman"
*17. Ariane Cruz, "(Mis)Playing Blackness: Rendering Black Female Sexuality in The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl"
*18. Jennifer Keishin Armstrong, "How Sex and the City Holds up in the #MeToo Era"
*19. V. Spike Peterson, "The Intended and Unintended Queering of States/Nations"
20. Audre Lorde, "Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power"

Chapter 5: Bodies, Beauty, Health, and Wellness
Human Embodiment
Body Ideals and Beauty Standards
Body Acceptance
Reproductive Health, Reproductive Justice
Focusing on Fertility
Reproductive Justice: An Intersectional Framework
Health and Wellness
Health Disparities
Mental and Emotional Health
Aging and Health

*21. Linda Trinh Vo, "Transnational Beauty Circuits: Asian American Women, Technology, and Circle Contact Lenses"
*22. Margitte Kristjansson, "Fashion's 'Forgotten Woman': How Fat Bodies Queer Fashion and Consumption"
*23. Loretta Ross, "Understanding Reproductive Justice"
*24. Alison Kafer, "Debating Feminist Futures: Slippery Slopes, Cultural Anxiety, and the Case of the Deaf Lesbians"
25. bell hooks, "Living to Love"

Chapter 6: Sexualized Violence
What Counts as Sexualized Violence? The Incidence of Sexualized Violence
Intimate Partner Violence
Rape and Sexual Assault
Effects of Gender Expression, Race, Class, Nation, Sexuality, and Disability
Gender-Based State Violence
Explaining Sexualized Violence
Explanations Focused on Gender
Sexualized Violence Is Not Only About Gender
Ending Sexualized Violence
Providing Support for Victims/Survivors
Public and Professional Education
The Importance of a Political Movement
Contradictions in Seeking State Support to End Gender-Based Violence
Sexualized Violence and Human Rights

26. Aurora Levins Morales, "Radical Pleasure: Sex and the End of Victimhood"
*27. Alleen Brown, "Indigenous Women Have Been Disappearing for Generations: Politicians Are Finally Starting to Notice"
*28. Nicola Henry and Anastasia Powell, "Technology-Facilitated Sexual Violence"
*29. Jonathan Grove "Engaging Men Against Violence"
30. Rita Laura Segato, "Territory, Sovereignty, and Crimes of the Second State: The Writing on the Body of Murdered Women"


Chapter 7: Making a Home, Making a Living
Relationships, Home, and Family
Partnership and Marriage
The Ideal Nuclear Family
Gender and Work
Balancing Home and Work
The Second Shift
Caring for Children
Flextime, Part-Time, and Home Working
Gender and Economic Security
Education and Job Opportunities
Organized Labor and Collective Action
Working and Poor
Pensions, Disability Payments, and Welfare
Understanding Class Inequalities
Resilience and Sustainability

*31. Clare Cain Miller, "The Costs of Motherhood Are Rising, and Catching Women Off Guard
*32. Sara Lomax-Reese, "Black Mother/Sons"
*33. Linda Burnham and Nik Theodore, Excerpt from Home Economics: The Invisible and Unregulated World of Domestic Work
*34. Linda Steiner, "Glassy Architectures in Journalism"
*35. Emir Estrada and Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, "Living the Third Shift: Latina Adolescent Workers in Los Angeles"

Chapter 8: Living in a Globalizing World
Locations, Circuits, and Flows
Migrations and Displacements
Migration Patterns
Tourism, Trafficking, and Transnational Adoption and Surrogacy
Consumption: Goods, Information, and Popular Culture
Material Flows
Information Flows
Cultural Flows
Global Factories and Care Chains
The International Financial System
Assumptions and Ideologies
Legacies of Colonization
Transnational Alliances for a Secure and Sustainable Future

36. Gloria Anzaldúa, "The Homeland: Atzlán/El Otro Mexico"
37. Pun Ngai, Excerpt from Made in China
*38. Carolin Schurr "The Baby Business Booms: Economic Geographies of Assisted Reproduction"
*39. Moira Birss, "When Defending the Land Becomes a Crime"
*40. Mark Graham and Anasuya Sengupta, "We're All Connected Now, So Why Is the Internet So White and Western?"


Chapter 9: Gender, Crime, and Criminalization
Transnational Alliances for a Secure and Sustainable Future
People in Women's Prisons
Race and Class Disparities
Girls in Detention
Women Political Prisoners
The National Context: "Tough on Crime"
The War on Drugs
Incarceration as a Business
Criminalization as a Political Process
Definitions and Justifications
Profiling and Surveillance for "National Security"
Criminalization of Migration
Inside/Outside Connections
Support for People in Women's Prisons
Prison Reform, Decriminalization, and Abolition

*41. Susan Burton and Cari Lynn, Excerpts from Becoming Ms. Burton
*42. Julia Sudbury, "From Women Prisoners to People in Women's Prisons: Challenging the Gender Binary in Antiprison Work"
*43. Diala Shamas, "Living in Houses without Walls: Muslim Youth in New York City in the Aftermath of 9/11"
*44. Leslie Campos, "Unexpected Borders"
*45. Spanish Federation of Feminist Organizations, "Walls and Enclosures: This Is Not the Europe in which We Want to Live"

Chapter 10: Gender, Militarism, War and Peace
Women in the US Military
Soldier Mothers
Women in Combat
Militarism as a System
Militarism, Patriarchy, and Masculinity
Militarism and Histories of Colonization
Militarization as a Process
Impacts of War and Militarism
Vulnerability and Agency
Healing from War
Redefining Security
Women's Peace Organizing
Demilitarization as a Process
Demilitarization and Feminist Thinking

*46. Julie Pulley, "The Truth about the Military Gender Integration Debate"
*47. Annie Isabel Fukushima, Ayano Ginoza, Michiko Hase, Gwyn Kirk, Deborah Lee, and Taeva Shefler, "Disaster Militarism: Rethinking U.S. Relief in the Asia-Pacific"
*48. Jane Freedman, Zeynep Kivilcim, and Nurcan Özgür Baklacioglu, "Gender, Migration and Exile"
*49. Amina Mama and Margo Okazawa-Rey, "Militarism, Conflict and Women's Activism in the Global Era: Challenges and Prospects for Women in Three West African Contexts"
50. Julia Ward Howe, "Mother's Day Proclamation"

Chapter 11: Gender and the Environment
The Body, the First Environment
Food and Water
The Food Industry
Food Security
Safeguarding Water
Population, Resources, and Climate Change
Overpopulation, Overconsumption, or Both?
Science, Gender, and Climate Change
Gender Perspectives on Environmental Issues
Creating a Sustainable Future
Defining Sustainability
Projects and Models for a Sustainable Future
Feminist Thinking for a Sustainable Future

51. Sandra Steingraber, "Rose Moon"
52. Betsy Hartmann and Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, "Reproductive Justice, Not Population Control: Breaking the Wrong Links and Making the Right Ones in the Movement for Climate Justice"
53. Michelle R. Loyd-Paige, "Thinking and Eating at the Same Time: Reflections of a Sistah Vegan"
*54. Whitney Eulic, "Months after Maria, Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands"
*55. Vandana Shiva "Building Water Democracy: People's Victory Against Coca-Cola in Plachimada"


Chapter 12: Creating Change: Theory, Vision, and Actions
How Does Social Change Happen?
Using the Head: Theories for Social Change
Using the Heart: Visions for Social Change
Using the Hands: Action for Social Change
Evaluating Activism, Refining Theory
Identities and Identity-Based Politics
Electoral Politics and Political Influence
Running for Office
Gendered Voting Patterns
Alliances for Challenging Times
Some Principles for Alliance Building
Overcoming Obstacles to Effective Alliances
Transnational Women's Organizing
Next Steps for Feminist Movements

56. Abra Fortune Chernik, "The Body Politic"
*57. Deborah Lee, "Faith as a Tool for Social Change
*58. Patricia St. Onge, "Two Peoples, One Fire"
*59. Louise Burke, "The #MeToo Shockwave: How the Movement Has Reverberated around the World"
*60. Association for Women's Rights in Development, Center for Women's Global Leadership, and African Women's Development and Communications Network, "Feminist Propositions for a Just Economy: Time for Creative Imaginations"

Name Index
Subject Index
About the Authors

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