Everyday Sexism in the Third Millennium / Edition 1

Everyday Sexism in the Third Millennium / Edition 1

by Carol Rambo Ronai, Barbara A. Zsembik, Joe R. Feagin
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415915519
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/19/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
250
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: Living with Everyday Sexism in the Third Millennium1
Pt. IIdentity as a Gendered Space13
2Growing Up In/Between the Lines17
3Everyday [Hetero]sexism: Strategies of Resistance and Lesbian Couples33
4Sexual Harassment from the Perspective of Asian-American Women51
5Tuna Memos and Pissing Contests: Doing Gender and Male Dominance on the Internet63
Pt. IIThe Body as a Gendered Space85
6Autoethnography on Memory: Disclosure and Silence89
7Wife Abuse and Family Idealizations: The Violent Regulation of Family Regimes105
8Discursive Constraint in the Narrated Identities of Childhood Sex Abuse Survivors123
9Defining the Situation: Sexual Harassment or Everyday Rudeness?137
Pt. IIIThe Political/Economic Arena as a Gendered Space153
10Black Women, Sexism, and Racism: Experiencing Double Jeopardy157
11Higher Education as Gendered Space: Asian-American Women and Everyday Inequities181
12The Gendered Spaces in Ethnopolitical Life: Social Identities and Political Activism among Chicanos197
13Which "We" Are We? The Politics of Identity in Women's Narratives209
14Sexual Harassment Protection for Whom? The Case of Women in Part-Time, Temporary, and Independent Contractor Employment223
Contributors231
Index235

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