Introduction to Women's Studies Gender in a Transnational World

ISBN-10: 0072887184
ISBN-13: 9780072887181
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)
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List price: $163.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.992
Language: English

New readings offer insights into the opportunities and limitations offered by cyberspace, ideas of domesticity and the public/private split within politics and culture. Other topics include women's health, disability, citizenship and nationalism.

is currently Director and Professor of Women Studies at University of California-Irvine. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. A founder of Narika, an agency that addresses the needs of South Asian women in the U.S., she works with activist groups that focus on Asian women and immigration issues. She has authored a monograph and co-edited several books and journal issues, often with her long time collaborator Caren Kaplan. Her special interests include the history of British imperialism, non-western women travelers, consumer culture and globalization, South Asian women in diaspora, and the new transnational feminist activism

Caren Kaplan is currently Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Women's Studies at the University of California at Davis. After receiving her Ph.D. in the History of Consciousness Program at the University of California at Santa Cruz, she served on the faculty in the Department of English at Georgetown University from 1986 to 1992. The author of a monograph as well as the co-editor of several books, she has collaborated with Inderpal Grewal for many years on essays and edited collections. Her special interests are the history of Western and international feminism, feminist theory, and aspects of imperialism and globalization such as travel, tourism, and information technologies.

Indicates new reading Acknowledgements Preface Introducing Women’s Studies: Gender in a Transnational World
Social and Historical Constructions of Gender Introducing the Chapter
Sex Differences and Changing Ideas of Gender Nelly Oudshoorn
“Sex and the Body”
“The Egg and the Sperm”
“Gender and Byzantine Culture” *BOX
“Gender the Politics of History”
“Androgynous Males and Deficient Females: Biology and Gender Boundaries in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century China”
“Social Construction Theory: Problems in the History of Sexuality” Reflecting on the Section
The Rise of Western Science
“Magic”
“Feminist Approaches to Technology”
“The Biological Connection”
“Women’s Brains”
“The Ethics of Genetic Research on Sexual Orientation” Reflecting on the Section
The Making of Race, Sex and Empire
“The Social Construction of Race”
“Malthusianism” Anna Davin
“Imperialism and Motherhood”
“Race Culture: Recent Perspectives on the History of Eugenics”
“New Technologies of Race” Reflecting on the Section
Medicine in a Historical Perspective Nongenile
“And So I Grew Up”
“Exorcising the Midwives”
“Women and Medicine”
“Sexual Surgery in Late-Nineteenth-Century America”
“Unmasking Tradition” Reflecting on the Section
Population Control and Reproductive Rights: Technology and Power Susan Davis
“Contested Terrain: The Historical Struggle for Fertility Control”
GRAPHIC: “The Price of Abortion”
“Reproductive Rights”
“Family Matters” Committee on Women, Population and the Environment
“Call for a New Approach”
“The Human Genome Diversity Project: Implications for Indigenous Peoples” Reflecting on the Section
Strategizing Health Education and Advocacy
“Global Aspects of Health and Health Policy in Third World Countries” GRAPHIC: “Default Isn’t Ours”
“Conceiving History”
“The Egyptian Women’s Health Book Collective”
“CDC, NIH, ACS, FDA – Alphabet City: The Institutional and Organizational Terrain of Breast Cancer and AIDS Activism”
“More Than Mothers and Whores: Redefining the AIDS Prevention Needs of Women”
“The Role of Prostitution in South Asia’s Epidemic: Push for safe sex in red-light districts.” National Latina Health Organization
“Norplant Information Sheet” Refelcting on the Section
Gendered Identities in Nations and States Introducing the Chapter
Citizenship and Equality: The Private/Public Divide *BOX
“Paradigms, models and Ideologies”
“Feminist Critiques of the Public/Private Dichotomy”
“Manifest Domesticity” Mary Wollstonecraft, Excerpt from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman
“Women and Citizenship”
“Citizenship: An Open Letter to the Attorney-General” Reflecting on the Section
Gender and the Rise of the Modern State
“Women, Gender, and the State”
“Power and the State”
“Competing Agenda: Feminists, Islam, and the State in Nineteenth-and ‘Twentieth-Century Egypt”
“Remaking Manhood through Race and ‘Civilization’” Reflecting on the Section
New Social Movements and Identity Politics
“Concepts of Identity and Difference”
“Feminism and the Question of Class” Kimberl�
“Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color”
“The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse”
“Making it Perfectly Queer” Reflecting on the Section
Communities and Nations *BOX: Benedict Anderson, Excerpt from Imagined Communities
“Gender and Nation”
“Nationalism and Masculinity”
“Feminism Inverted: The Gendered Imagery and Real Women of Hindu Nationalism”
“The First Ku Klux Klan” Reflecting on the Section
Feminist Organizing across Borders
“The International First Wave”
“Controlled or Autonomous Identity and the Experience of the Network, Women Living Under Muslim Laws”
“Belgrade Feminists 1992: Separation, Guilt, and Identity Crisis”
“Global Feminists, Transnational Political Economies, Third World Cultural Production”
“Disabled Women Organize Worldwide” Reflecting on the Section
Representations, Cultures, Media, and Markets Introducing the Chapter
Ways of Seeing: Representation and Art Practices John Berger, Excerpts from Ways of Seeing
“Making Things Mean: Cultural Representation in Objects” BOX
“Women and Art History” GRAPHIC
“Top Ten Ways to Tell if You’re an Art World Token”
“How and Why Did the Guerilla Girls Alter the Art World Establishment in New York City, 1985-1995?” Reflecting on the Section
Artistic Production and Reception
“Prologue”
“Mackdaddy, Superfly, Rapper: Gender, Race, and Masculinity in the Drag King Scene”
“Female Pleasures and Perversions in the Silent and Early Sound Cinema”
“The Interpretation of Culture(s) after Television” Reflecting on the Section
Gender and Literacy: The Rise of Print and Media Cultures
“The Bribe of Frankenstein”
“The Sixth Compostion”
“Lite

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