Everyday Sexism in the Third Millennium / Edition 1

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This collection features new and original research on the range of sexism still faced every day by women in US society. It documents oppression across ethnic, racial, class, and sexual orientation groups in a wide range of gendered spaces, including the home, the workplace, unions, educational institutions, and the Internet. Exploring the way these different but related systems of oppression interact, the editors come to view sexism not as a static thing, but as part of a "dialectic of domination" in which women are simultaneously oppressed and capable of oppressing others through their discourse and practice. With its broad range of approaches, its focus on discourse and experience in gendered spaces, and its debunking of the personal and societal fictions of gender, this book goes a long way toward explaining why sexism is still so pervasive in everyday life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415915519
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/19/1997
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Carol Rambo Ronai is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Memphis. Barbara A. Zsembik is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida. Joe R. Feagin is Graduate Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida, and author of White Racism: The Basics (Routledge, 1995) and The Agony of Education: Black Students at White Colleges and Universities (Routledge, 1996).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction: Living with Everyday Sexism in the Third Millennium 1
Pt. I Identity as a Gendered Space 13
2 Growing Up In/Between the Lines 17
3 Everyday [Hetero]sexism: Strategies of Resistance and Lesbian Couples 33
4 Sexual Harassment from the Perspective of Asian-American Women 51
5 Tuna Memos and Pissing Contests: Doing Gender and Male Dominance on the Internet 63
Pt. II The Body as a Gendered Space 85
6 Autoethnography on Memory: Disclosure and Silence 89
7 Wife Abuse and Family Idealizations: The Violent Regulation of Family Regimes 105
8 Discursive Constraint in the Narrated Identities of Childhood Sex Abuse Survivors 123
9 Defining the Situation: Sexual Harassment or Everyday Rudeness? 137
Pt. III The Political/Economic Arena as a Gendered Space 153
10 Black Women, Sexism, and Racism: Experiencing Double Jeopardy 157
11 Higher Education as Gendered Space: Asian-American Women and Everyday Inequities 181
12 The Gendered Spaces in Ethnopolitical Life: Social Identities and Political Activism among Chicanos 197
13 Which "We" Are We? The Politics of Identity in Women's Narratives 209
14 Sexual Harassment Protection for Whom? The Case of Women in Part-Time, Temporary, and Independent Contractor Employment 223
Contributors 231
Index 235
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