Women's Voices, Feminist Visions Classic and Contemporary Readings

ISBN-10: 007351232X

ISBN-13: 9780073512327

Edition: 5th 2012

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As a leading introductory women's studies reader, Shaw and Lee's Women's Voices, Feminist Visionsoffers an excellent balance of classic, conceptual, and experiential selections including new contemporary readings. This student-friendly text provides short and accessible readings reflecting the diversity of women's experiences. With each new edition, the authors keep the framework essays and selections of readings fresh and interesting for students.
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Book details

List price: $174.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 736
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Connie Fleishauer is a retired teacher and writer and enjoys filmmaking. She is the wife of a California farmer, a mother of three, a mother-in-law of two, and a grandma of one. Currently she and her husband care for Stuart, a Welsh corgi, and Squitchey, a little rescued dog.

Nancy Butler is the award-winning author of 12 Signet Regencies and 3 novellas. Winner of the 1998 Golden Leaf Award for Best First Novel and two Rita Awards. Janet Lee is relatively new to graphic novels, having just released her first graphic Novel Return of the Dapper Men with writer Jim McCann

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?
Claiming an Education
Forty Years of Women's Studies: Origins and Intersections
The Housewife's Moment of Truth
A Day Without Feminism
Feminist Politics: Where We Stand
Facebook for Women vs. Facebook Designed by Feminists: Different vs. Revolutionary
Still Needing the F Word
My Heroines
Discussion Questions for Chapter 1
Suggestions for Further Reading
Systems of Privilege and Inequality
Difference, Hierarchy, and Systems of Privilege and Inequality
Institutions
Ideology
Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection
Oppression
There Is No Hierarchy of Oppression
Homophobia: a Weapon of Sexism
White Privilege and Male Privilege
What's Race Gotta Do with It?
Opening Pandora's Box: Adding Classism to the Agenda
Don't Laugh, It's Serious, She Says
The Social Construction of Disability
Report from the Bahamas
Discussion Questions for Chapter 2
Suggestions for Further Reading
Learning Gender
Biology and Culture
Masculinity
Femininity
Gender Ranking
The Five Sexes, Revisited
The Social Construction of Gender
Unraveling Hardwiring
Trans Identities and Contigent Masculinities: Being Tombois in Everyday Practice
Shame-O-Phobia
When I Was Growing Up
Through the Lens of Race: Black and White Women's Perception of Womanhood
(Rethinking) Gender
Discussion Questions for Chapter 3
Suggestions for Further Reading
Sex, Power, and Intimacy
The Social Construction of Sexuality
The Politics of Sexuality
Intimacies
The Cult of Virginity
Romance: Sweet Love
What Is Bisexuality?
Gate C22
A World of Difference
Some Like Indians Endure
I'm Gonna Wash That King Right Out of My Hair
Dismantling Hierarchy, Queering Society
Queering Black Female Heterosexuality
Discussion Questions for Chapter 4
Suggestions for Further Reading
Inscribing Gender on the Body
Bodies, Nature, and Women
The "Beauty" Ideal
Eating Disorders
Resisting "Beauty" Ideals
Breast Buds and the "Training" Bra
If Men Could Menstruate
Prosthetic Power
Beating Anorexia and Gaining Feminism
Body Ethics and Aesthetics Among African American and Latina Women
What We Do for Love
Hold That Nose
Love Your Fat Self
China's Cosmetic Surgery Craze
Designer Vaginas
Discussion Questions for Chapter 5
Suggestions for Further Reading
Health and Reproductive Rights
Health and Wellness
Reproductive Choice
My Fight for Birth Control
The Way It Was
HIV Risk Behavior Among College Students in the United States
A Global Health Imperative
Rethinking Radical Politics in the Context of Assisted Reproductive Technology
Women of Color and Their Struggle for Reproductive Justice
Eyes on the Prize
Discussion Questions for Chapter 6
Suggestions for Further Reading
Family Systems, Family Lives
Definitions of Family
Institutional Connections
Power and Family Relationships
Mothering
Marriage and Love
Who Wants to Marry a Feminist?
Don't Give Up Your Day Job: Leslie Bennetts on The Feminine Mistake
Partners as Parents: Challenges Faced by Gays Denied Marriage
Hardscrabble Salvation
Lullabies Behind Bars
Our Grandmothers
Discussion Questions for Chapter 7
Suggestions for Further Reading
Women's Work Inside and Outside the Home
Unpaid Labor in the Home
Paid Labor
The Politics of Housework
a Brief History of Working Women
Maid to Order: The Politics of Other Women's Work
Color Me Nontoxic
Power Plays: Six Ways the Male Corporate Elite Keeps Women Out
The Women's Movement Against Sexual Harassment
The Strange Relationship Between Feminism and Sex Work
Discussion Questions for Chapter 8
Suggestions for Further Reading
Women Confronting and Creating Culture
Digital Technologies
Television
The Movies
Contemporary Music and Music Videos
Print Media
Literature and the Arts
Thinking About Shakespeare's Sister
The Wife
Jane Addiction
Poetry Is Not a Luxury
Enlightened Sexism
If Women Ran Hip Hop
Death Wore Black Chiffon: Sex and Gender in CSI
Singing and Dancing with Gender: Two Essays on Reality TV
Sexting
Bad Girl, Good Girl: Zines Doing Feminism
Discussion Questions for Chapter 9
Suggestions for Further Reading
Resisting Violence Against Women
Rape
Battering and Physical Abuse
Incest
Pornography
Beyond the Politics of Inclusion:
Violence Against Women of Color and Human Rights
She Said
The Lost Girls
Betrayed by the Angel: What Happens When Violence Knocks and Politeness Answers?
Confronting Violence
Textual Harassment
Lisa's Ritual, Age 10
Rape and War: Three Essays on a Theme
Discussion Questions for Chapter 10
Suggestions for Further Reading
State, Law, and Social Policy
Government and Representation
Women and the Law
Public Policy
The Criminal Justice System
The Military
Constitutional Argument
Too Poor to Parent
Title IX Update: Two Essays
Delinquent Girls
The Plight of Women Soldiers
From Rescue to Recognition: Rethinking the Afghan Conflict
First Morning in Exile
Discussion Questions for Chapter 11
Suggestions for Further Reading
Religion and Spirituality
Religion as Oppressive to Women
Religion as Empowering to Women
Women and God-Language
Reinterpreting, Reconstructing, and Decolonizing Traditions
Creating New Spiritual Traditions
Introduction to The Woman's Bible
God Says Yes to Me
Fundamentalism and the Control of Women
Decolonizing Religious Beliefs
An Interview with the Prophet's Daughter
Standing Again at Sinai
Everywoman Her Own Theology
Feminist Questions of Christianity
Catholic and Feminist: You Got a Problem with That?
Discussion Questions for Chapter 12
Suggestions for Further Reading
Activism, Change, and Feminist Futures
The Promise of Feminist Education
Activism
Future Visions
Fear of Feminism: Why Young Women Get the Willies
Too Many Women in College?
Real Men Join the Movement
Wonder
Epilogue: Beyond Backlash
Amber Waves of Blame
We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For
Warning
Discussion Questions for Chapter 13
Suggestions for Further Reading
Credits
Index
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