Complements / Edition 1by Anna Katsavos
Pub. Date: 11/28/1994
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
COMPLEMENTS is a single theme composition reader covering the subject of gender. It provides 64 multigenre selections that address the importance of relationships in our lives and the various issues,values,and responses they raise. The authors have meticulously selected readings from fiction,drama,poetry,and scholarly writing to present a multitude of viewpoints within each theme. Unlike other gender readers this reader presents a balance of female and male perspectives. COMPLEMENTS encourages recognition of opposing viewpoints and ignites discussion of important issues while exposing students to perspectives that will challenge their beliefs and shape their consciousness of themselves as thinkers and agents for change.
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Table of Contents1. Initiation: Discovering Sexuality
Essays, short stories, memoirs and a dramatic monologue describing Rites of passage from girlhood and boyhood into the more complex world of adult sexuality.
"At the Hop": Ron Carlson.
"Dancing School": Annie Dillard.
"Afternoon Lessons": Judith Ortiz Cofer.
"Girl": Jamaica Kincaid.
"The Initiation of a Maasai Warrior": Tepilit Ole Saitoti.
"Coming Out": Gretchen Anthony and Rick Cary.
"Brothers and Sisters": Alice Walker.
"Boys and Girls": Alice Munro.
2. Sugars and Spikes: Gender Stereotypes
Essays and oral histories which define, support or challenge gender role stereotypes reinforced by language and culture.
"Male and Female": Margaret Mead.
"Sex in the Brain": Anne Moir and David Jessel.
"Woman as Other": Simone de Beauvoir.
"Femininity": Susan Brownmiller.
"Masculinity": Russell Baker.
"Gender Stereotyping in the English Language": Laurel Richardson.
"Real Men Don't: Anti-Male Bias in English": Eugene R. August.
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