Feminisms and Womanisms: A Women's Studies Reader

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This collection of feminist writings has theory and praxis as its focus. The theoretical underpinnings of feminism, as well as the social action that it fuelled, are given full attention. Feminisms and Womanisms includes writings about First, Second and Third Wave Feminism, the voices of First Nations feminists, and those of feminists of colour. The reader includes chapters by feminist theorists such as Bell Hooks, Linda Briskin, Christine Bruckert, Angela Davis, Patricia Hill-Collins, Tammy Landau, Audre Ldrde, ...
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Overview

This collection of feminist writings has theory and praxis as its focus. The theoretical underpinnings of feminism, as well as the social action that it fuelled, are given full attention. Feminisms and Womanisms includes writings about First, Second and Third Wave Feminism, the voices of First Nations feminists, and those of feminists of colour. The reader includes chapters by feminist theorists such as Bell Hooks, Linda Briskin, Christine Bruckert, Angela Davis, Patricia Hill-Collins, Tammy Landau, Audre Ldrde, Inga Muscio, Viviane Namaste, Makeda Silvera, Dorothy Smith, Alice Walker, and Naomi Wolfe.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780889614116
  • Publisher: Canadian Scholars' Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

Sojourner Truth
Feminisms and womanisms : introduction
Feminism as a class act : working-class feminism and the women's movement in Canada 3
Self-government and aboriginal women 25
Women's movements and state feminism : integrating diversity into public policy 43
Marriage and love 53
Myth and reality 59
The crisis in women's identity 67
The middle-class myth of love and marriage 75
Life between the lines 89
Womanist : a letter to the editor of MS 105
Feminism : a transformational politic 109
Why are you a feminist? 115
Women who run from the wolves : feminist critique as post-feminism 119
The five sexes, revisited 133
Growing up white : feminism, racism, and the social geography of childhood 139
Caribbean feminism versus Canadian feminism 167
Modest and modern : women as markers of the Indian nation state 171
Man royals and sodomites : some thoughts on the invisibility of Afro-Caribbean lesbians 179
X - a fabulous child's story 189
Nakedness : pride and shame 197
Mothers, daughters, and feminism today : empowerment, agency, narrative, and motherline 207
How I almost killed my mother in childbirth 215
Crush crash 219
The feminist wife? : notes from a political "engagement" 223
The construction of a negative identity 229
Eat and disorder 239
Fat and fabulous : resisting constructions of female body ideals 247
Angry naked women 251
Blood and cunts 253
Mother root : constant craving 259
Racism, women's health, and reproductive freedom 263
The double standard of aging 269
The howl : resurrection of the wild woman 283
Gerastology : a feminist's view of gerontology and women's aging 291
Are these clothes clean? : the campaign for fair wages and working conditions for homeworkers 303
Class is a feminist issue 317
The world of the professional stripper 321
In the matter of "X" : building "race" into sexual harassment 335
Privileging agency and organizing : a new approach for women's studies 343
Inclusive pedagogy in the women's studies classroom : teaching the Kimberly Nixon case 359
Queer pedagogies of the closet : teaching ignorances in the heteronormative classroom 373
Discovering the spark 383
Black woman rage 391
Credo of a passionate skeptic 393
Review of Diving into the wreck 397
Not a moral issue 399
Uses of the erotic : the erotic as power 411
Mama's got the blues 415
All for a decent house 433
From trash to treasure : housewife activists and the environmental justice movement 447
Emerging from the shadows : women with disabilities organize 461
Reformulating the feminist perspective : giving voice to women with disabilities 471
Identity, community, and same-sex marriage 481
Equal marriage for same-sex couples 489
2000 good reasons to march 493
Women's experiences with mandatory charging for wife assault in Ontario, Canada : a case against the prosecution 501
Women hackers : a report from the mission to locate subversive women on the Net 515
The gender dimension to the search for global justice 519
Gender equality and human development outcomes : enhancing capabilities 525
Ecofeminism 537
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