Reconstructing Gender : A Multicultural Anthology

ISBN-10: 0072997427

ISBN-13: 9780072997422

Edition: 4th 2006

Authors: Estelle Disch

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This United States-focused anthology on gender focuses on women and men and the multiple identities that comprise the lives of individuals across gender. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent a plurality of perspectives and experiences. Eleven part introductions briefly identify important issues in the general eld of study, describe the readings, identify the central themes emerging throughout the book, and raise questions for students to consider.
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Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Binding: Perfect 
Pages: 670
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.892
Language: English

Estelle Disch is professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Boston where she has been active in curricular transformation, general education reform, and faculty development. She has written extensively on pedagogical issues in diverse classrooms. Her research focuses on the effects of sexual abuse by professionals and on assessing learning in university courses. She has served as a consultant and trainer related to creating moreopen and accepting campus climates and has run many workshops for professionals related to maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.

The Puerto Rican dummy and the merciful sonp. 31
From nothing, a consciousnessp. 41
The past is ever present : recognizing the new racismp. 48
Angry women are building : issues and struggles facing American Indian women todayp. 63
"J.A.P"-slapping : the politics of scapegoatingp. 67
White privilege : unpacking the invisible knapsackp. 71
Controlled or autonomous : identity and the experience of the network, women living under Muslim lawsp. 76
Theorizing difference from multiracial feminismp. 81
Patriarchy, the system : an it, not a he, a them or an usp. 91
Reflections on global governance and transnational feminist movements in an era of infinite warp. 99
The social construction of genderp. 113
Boyhood, organized sports, and the construction of masculinitiesp. 120
Who's the fairest of them all?p. 137
The myth of the Latin woman : I just met a girl named Mariap. 142
He defies you still : the memoirs of a sissyp. 147
Growing up hiddenp. 153
Beauty is the beast : psychological effects of the pursuit of the perfect female bodyp. 162
Yellow woman and a beauty of the spiritp. 173
"A way outa no way" : eating problems among African American, Latina, and white womenp. 176
Just walk on by : a black man ponders his power to alter public spacep. 191
Taking itp. 194
Do you remember me?p. 197
I'm not fat, I'm Latinap. 201
The tyranny of the esthetic : surgery's most intimate violationp. 203
For the white person who wants to know how to be my friendp. 215
You just don't understand : women and men in conversationp. 216
Real men don't cry ... and other "uncool" mythsp. 221
The new momismp. 226
Claiming Jezebel : black female subjectivity and sexual expressions in hip-hopp. 239
The new girls network : women, technology, and feminismp. 248
Where are the women? : the strange case of the missing feminists. When was the last time you saw one on TV?p. 252
How men have (a) sexp. 264
The myth of the sexual athletep. 274
Reproductive rights : a disability rights issuep. 279
The impact of multiple marginalizationp. 285
Uses of the erotic : the erotic as powerp. 293
The transformation of family lifep. 304
Bloodmothers, othermothers, and women-centered networksp. 314
Dilemmas of involved fatherhoodp. 321
Man child : a black lesbian feminist's responsep. 331
I am a manp. 337
What is marriage for?p. 341
Missing in interactionp. 354
"What about the boys?" : what the current debates tell us - and don't tell us - about boys in schoolp. 361
Conflict within the Ivory Towerp. 376
Black and female : reflections on graduate schoolp. 388
The "success" of welfare reformp. 401
Sixty cents to a man's dollarp. 417
Why are there no male Asian anchormen on TV?p. 425
The effects of affirmative action on other stakeholdersp. 430
"Global woman"p. 443
America's dirty work : migrant maids and modern-day slaveryp. 453
The globetrotting sneakerp. 462
Women, violence, and resistancep. 478
The ultimate growth industry : trafficking in women and girlsp. 491
Where race and gender meet : racism, hate crimes, and pornographyp. 496
Homophobia in straight menp. 499
Stopping sexual harassment : a challenge for community educationp. 501
How safe is America?p. 511
Wielding masculinity inside Abu Ghraib : making feminist sense of an American military scandalp. 514
Gender in a time of holy war : fundamentalist femiphobia and post-9/11 masculinityp. 524
Masculinities of men's health : moving toward post-superman era preventionp. 541
Health, social class and African-American womenp. 559
Reproductive issues are essential survival issues for the Asian-American communitiesp. 575
Why the precautionary principle? : a meditation on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the breasts of mothersp. 578
Does silencio = muerte? : notes on translating the AIDS epidemicp. 582
To be poor and transgenderp. 589
Statement of principlesp. 598
The blow up ... a clash of realitiesp. 599
American Indian women : at the center of indigenous resistance in contemporary North Americap. 605
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