Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-11-27
  • Publisher: Ecampus Direct

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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

Chapter 1

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)

Chapter 2

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)

Chapter 3

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.”

18. Nadine Naber, “Decolonizing Culture: Beyond Orientalist and Anti-Orientalist Feminisms” (2011)

19. Leslie Feinberg, “We Are All Works in Progress”

Chapter 4

20. Audre Lorde, “Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power”

21. Sandra Cisneros, “Guadalupe the Sex Goddess”

22. Julia Serano, “Why Nice Guys Finish Last” (2008)

23. Ariel Levy, “Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture”—excerpt (2005)

24. Wendy Somerson, “On the Complications of Negotiating Dyke Femininity” (2004)

25. Surina Khan, “The All-American Queer Pakistani Girl”

Chapter 5

26. Sirena J. Riley, “The Black Beauty Myth” (2002)

27. Rosemarie Garland Thomson, “Feminist Theory, the Body, and the Disabled Figure”

28. Joy Harjo, “Three Generations of Native American Women Give Birth”

29. Elizabeth Reis, “Young Women’s Eggs: Elite and Ordinary” (2011)

30. Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice, “Reproductive Justice: Vision, Analysis and Action for a Stronger Movement”

31. Emma Bell and Luisa Orza, “Understanding Positive Women’s Realities”

32. bell hooks, “Living to Love”

Chapter 6

33. Andy Smith, “Sexual Violence and American Indian Genocide”

34. Aurora Levins Morales, “Radical Pleasure: Sex and the End of Victimhood”

35. Jonathan Grove, Engaging Men Against Violence (2012)

36. Mimi Kim, “Alternative Interventions to Violence: Creative Interventions”

37. Rita Laura Segato, “Territory, Sovereignty, and Crimes of the Second State: The Writing on the Body of Murdered Women” (2010)

Chapter 7

38. Ann Filemyr, “Loving Across the Boundary”

39. Carol J. Gill and Larry A. Voss, “Shattering Two Molds: Feminist Parents with Disabilities” (1994) from 4/e

40. Kaaryn Gustafson, “Why Privilege Marriage?” (2012)

41. Ann Crittenden, “The Mommy Tax”

42. Veronica Chambers, “To Whom Much Is Given Much Is Expected”

43. Jeff Hayes and Heidi Hartmann, “Women and Men Living on the Edge: Economic Insecurity after the Great Recession” (2011)

Chapter 8

44. Gloria Anzaldua, “The Homeland: Atzlan/El Otro Mexico”

45. Shailja Patel, “Shilling Love”

46. Rhacel Salazar Parreñas, “The Care Crisis in the Philippines: Children and Transnational Families in the New Global Economy”

47. Ursula Biemann, “Remotely Sensed: A Topography of the Global Sex Trade”

48. Pun Ngai, “Made in China” -- excerpt (2005).

49. Vandana Shiva, “Building Water Democracy: People’s Victory against Coca-Cola in Plachimada”

Chapter 9

50. Marilyn Buck, “Prison Life: A Day”

51. Andrea C. James, “A Mother’s Love” (2012)

52. Victoria Law, “Barriers to Basic Care” (2009)

53. Suad Joseph and Benjamin D’Harlingue, “Media Representations and the Criminalization of Arab Americans and Muslim Americans”

54. Nina Rabin, “Disappearing Parents: Summary report on immigration enforcement and the child welfare system” (2011)

55. Julia Sudbury, “Women of Color, Globalization, and the Politics of Incarceration”

Chapter 10

56. Cynthia Enloe, “Sneak Attack: The Militarization of US Culture”

57. Anuradha Kristina Bhagwati, “Belonging”

58. Anne E. Lacsamana, “Empire on Trial: The Subic Rape Case and the Struggle for Philippine Women’s Liberation” (2011)

59. Malalai Joya, “A Bird with One Wing” (2009)

60. Julia Ward Howe, “Mother’s Day Proclamation”

61. “Gender and Human Security” (1999)

Chapter 11

62. Sandra Steingraber, “Rose Moon” (excerpt)

63. Julie Sze, “Gender, Asthma Politics, and Urban Environmental Justice Activism” (2004)

64. Michelle R. Loyd-Paige, “Thinking and Eating at the Same Time: Reflections of a Sistah Vegan” (2010)

65. Patricia Allen and Carolyn Sachs, “Women and Food Chains: The Gendered Politics of Food” (2007)

66. 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” (2009)

67. Sokari Ekine, “Women’s Responses to Environmental Destruction and State Violence in the Niger Delta” (2008)

Chapter 12

68. Abra Fortune Chernik, “The Body Politic”

69. Kathy Yep, “The Power of Collective Expression: College Students and Immigrant Women Learning Together” (2012)

70. Amy Jo Goddard, “Staging Activism: New York City Performing Artists as Cultural Workers”

71. Edna Ishayik, ”Changing the Face of Leadership: Legislators at Large for American Women” (2010)

72. Ellen-Rae Cachola, Gwyn Kirk, LisaLinda Natividad, and María Reinat Pumarejo, “Women Working Across Borders for Peace and Genuine Security” (2010)

73. Cindy Lewis, “Meeting the Leadership Challenges of Women with Disabilities: Mobility International USA”

74. Peggy Antrobus, “The Global Women’s Movement: Definitions and Origins”

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