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Reconstructing Gender A Multicultural Anthology

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ISBN-10: 0073380067

ISBN-13: 9780073380063

Edition: 5th 2009

Authors: Estelle Disch, Wcb, Mcgraw-hill

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"Reconstructing Gender" is an anthology that addresses the contemporary experiences from a variety of women and men. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, critical essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent many perspectives and experiences. Eleven part-opening introductions identify important issues in the general field of study, describe the readings, remind the reader about some of the central themes emerging throughout the book, and raise questions for students to consider.
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Book details

List price: $102.90
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 1/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.222

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.

General Introduction
It's not Just about Gender
The Puerto Rican Dummy and the Merciful Son
From Nothing, a Consciousness
The Past Is Ever Present: Recognizing the New Racism
Angry Women Are Building: Issues and Struggles Facing American Indian Women Today
"J.A.P."-Slapping: The Politics of Scapegoating
Latinas on the Fault Lines of Citizenship
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack
Controlled or Autonomous: Identity and the Experience of the Network, Women Living under Muslim Laws
Under and (Inside) Western Eyes: At the Turn of the Century
Patriarchy, the System: An It, Not a He, a Them, or an Us
Gender Socialization
The Social Construction of Gender
Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities
Who's the Fairest of Them All?
He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy
Growing Up Hidden
Masculinity as Homophobia
Making Up Is Hard to Do
"A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African-American, Latina, and White Women
Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit
Just Walk On By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space
Taking It
I'm Not Fat, I'm Latina
The Tyranny of the Esthetic: Surgery's Most Intimate Violation
For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to Be My Friend
Men and Women Are from Earth
Real Men Don't Cry... and Other "Uncool" Myths
The New Momism
Claiming Jezebel: Black Female Subjectivity and Sexual Expression in Hip-Hop
Where Are the Women? The Strange Case of the Missing Feminists. When Was the Last Time You Saw One on TV?
A Pornographic World [What Is Normal?]
The Myth of the Sexual Athlete
Passing Last Summer
The Impact of Multiple Marginalization
Contemporary Challenges to Black Women's Reproductive Rights
Bloodmothers, Othermothers, and Women-Centered Networks
Dilemmas of Involved Fatherhood
Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response
I Am a Man
What Is Marriage For?
Free to Marry, at Last-May 17, 2004
Missing in Interaction
"What about the Boys?" What the Current Debates Tell Us-and Don't Tell Us-about Boys in School
Does Gender Matter?
Black and Female: Reflections on Graduate School
Mentors in Violence Prevention
Paid Work and Unemployment
The End of Welfare as We Know It: An Overview of the Prwora
Sixty Cents to a Man's Dollar
Global Woman
America's Dirty Work: Migrant Maids and Modern-Day Slavery
The Globetrotting Sneaker
The Center of Masculine Production: Gay Athletes in Professional Sports
Men at War: Vietnam and Agent Orange
Fort Bragg: Command
Violence at Home and Abroad
Women, Violence, and Resistance
Eminem's Popularity Is a Major Setback for Girls and Women
Pictures of Boyhood
Injury, Gender, and Trouble
Homophobia in Straight Men
The Ultimate Growth Industry: Trafficking in Women and Girls
How Safe Is America?
Wielding Masculinity inside Abu Ghraib: Making Feminist Sense of an American Military Scandal
The Private War of Women Soldiers
Health and Illness
Masculinities and Men's Health: Moving toward Post-Superman Era Prevention
Health Care Reform-A Woman's Issue
Reproductive Issues Are Essential Survival Issues for the Asian-American Communities
Why the Precautionary Principle? A Meditation on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and the Breasts of Mothers
Does Silencio = Muerte? Notes on Translating the AIDS Epidemic
To Be Poor and Transgender
A World that is Truly Human
Statement of Principles
New Black Man
Feminism's Future: Young Feminists of Color Take the Mic
Tapping Our Strength
The Women's Peace Movement in Israel
Women's Human Rights: It's about Time!
Name Index
Subject Index