Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings Classic and Contemporary Readings

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  • Edition: 4th
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  • Copyright: 2008-09-05
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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Women's Voicesis an introductory women's studies reader crafted to include a balance of recent contemporary readings with historical and classic pieces. This student-friendly text provides short, accessible readings reflecting the diversity of women's experiences. Chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter's topic, including explanations of key concepts and ideas and references to the subsequent reading selections. This new edition includes revised chapter framework essays that reflect the most up-to-date research and theory in the field.

Table of Contents

Preface •••
Women’s Studies: Perspectives and Practices ••• What Is Women’s Studies? ••• How Did Women’s Studies Come About? ••• What Were the Origins of Women’s Rights Activism in the United States? ••• What Is the Status of Women’s Studies on College Campuses Today? ••• What Does Women’s Studies Have to Do with Feminism? ••• What Are the Myths Associated with Feminism? •••
Adrienne Rich
Claiming an Education •••
Jennifer Baumgardner And Amy Richards
A Day Without Feminism •••
Deborah Siegel
The Movement That Has No Name •••
Bell Hooks
Feminist Politics: Where We Stand •••
Rebecca Walker
We Are Using This Power to Resist •••
Estelle b. freedman
The Global Stage and the Politics of Location •••
Deborah l. rhode
Denials of Inequality •••
Anna Quindlen
Still Needing the F Word ••• Discussion Questions for Chapter
••• Suggestions for Further Reading •••
Systems of Privilege and Inequality in Women’s Lives ••• Difference, Hierarchy, and Systems of Privilege and Inequality ••• Institutions ••• Ideology and Language •••
Patricia Hill Collins
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection •••
Marilyn Frye
Oppression •••
Lois Keith
Tomorrow I’m Going to Rewrite the English Language •••
Suzanne Pharr
Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism •••
Peggy Mcintosh
White Privilege and Male Privilege •••
Gloria Yamato
Something About the Subject Makes It Hard to Name •••
Donna Langston
Tired of Playing Monopoly? •••
Baba Copper
Voices: On Becoming Old Women •••
Susan Wendell
The Social Construction of Disability •••
June Jordan
Report from the Bahamas ••• Discussion Questions for Chapter
••• Suggestions for Further Reading •••
Learning Gender in a Diverse Society ••• Biology and Culture ••• Masculinity ••• Femininity ••• Gender Ranking •••
Anne Fausto-Sterling
Two Sexes Are Not Enough •••
Judith Lorber
The Social Construction of Gender •••
Pamela j. bettis and natalie guice adams
Short Skirts and Breast Juts: Cheerleading, Eroticism and Schools •••
Nellie Wong
When I Was Growing Up •••
Judy Wajcman
Virtual Gender •••
Debra Rosenberg
(Rethinking) Gender •••
R. W. Connell
Masculinities and Globalization ••• Discussion Questions for Chapter 3 ••• Suggestions for Further Reading ••• 4 Sex, Power, and Intimacy ••• The Social Construction of Sexuality ••• The Politics of Sexuality ••• Intimacies •••
Pepper Schwartz And Virginia Rutter
Sexual Desire and Gender •••
Bell Hooks
Romance: Sweet Love •••
Jennifer Baumgardner
What Is Bisexuality? •••
Ellen Bass
Gate C22 •••
Cherrie Moraga
La Güera •••
Emily Oxford
Prue Shows Her Knickers •••
Paula Gunn Allen
Some Like Indians Endure •••
Pinar Ilkkaracan
Women, Sexuality, and Social Change in the Middle East ••• Discussion Questions for Chapter 4 ••• Suggestions for Further Reading ••• 5 Inscribing Gender on the Body ••• Bodies, Nature, and Women ••• The “Beauty” Ideal ••• Eating Disorders ••• Resisting the “Beauty” Ideals •••
Amy Bloom
Hermaphrodites with Attitude •••
Joan Jacobs Brumberg
Breast Buds and the “Training” Bra •••
Gloria Steinem
If Men Could Menstruate •••
Lisa r. rubin,mako l. fitts, and anne becker
Body Ethics and Aesthetics Among African American and Latina Women •••
Rose Weitz
What We Do for Love •••
Lisa Miya-Jervis
Hold That Nose •••
Courtney e. martin
Love Your Fat Self •••
Maya Angelou
Phenomenal Woman •••
Jonathan Watts
China’s Cosmetic Surgery Craze •••
Simone Weil Davis
Designer Vaginas ••• Discussion Questions for Chapter 5 ••• Suggestions for Further Reading ••• 6 Health and Reproductive Rights ••• Health and Wellness ••• Reproductive Choice •••
David Satcher,Md
American Women and Health Disparities •••
Vivian Dickinson,Md
The Tolling of the Bell: Women’s Health, Women’s Rights •••
Linda Gordon
Is Nothing Simple About Reproduction Control? •••
Seldon Mccurrie
Eyes on the Prize •••
Aanes r. howard and nicholas d. kristof
Cursed by God? Two Essays on a Theme •••
Margaret sanger
My Fight for Birth Control •••
Jael Sillman,Marlene Gerber Fried,Loretta Ross, And Elena R. GutiÉRrez
Women of Color and Their Struggle for Reproductive Justice •••
Eleanor Cooney
The Way It Was ••• Discussion Questions for Chapter 6 ••• Suggestions for Further Reading ••• 7 Family Systems, Family Lives ••• Definitions of Family ••• Institutional Connections ••• Power and Family Relationships ••• Mothering •••
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