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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. Classic and contemporary readings on cutting-edge topics cut across disciplinary and generational lines, presenting the full diversity of women’s lives and exploring commonalities and interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in interaction with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, and nation, and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. The ninth edition maintains a consistent coverage of diversity within a global perspective while highlighting the impact of new technologies on women’s lives and experiences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073196084
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 4/28/2006
  • Edition description: 7TH
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Verta Taylor is Professor of Sociology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. She teaches courses on gender, feminism, women’s studies. and social movements and has won numerous teaching awards, including an Ohio State University Distinguished Teaching Award, a Multicultural Teaching Award, an Outstanding Faculty Award from the Office of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Studies and, most recently, a University Distinguished Diversity Enhancement Award for her role as Chair of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Sociology at Ohio State. Taylor also received the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Mentoring Award and has served as Feminist Lecturer for Sociologists for Women in Society. She has served on more than a dozen editorial boards, as Chair of the Sex and Gender and the Collective Behavior and Social Movements Sections of the American Sociological Association, and as Chair of the Committee on the Status of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgendered Sociologists of the American Sociological Association. She is author of Rock-a-by Baby: Feminim, Self-Help and Postpartum Depression; and coauthor with Leila J. Rupp of Survival in the Doldrums: The American Women's Rights Movement, 1945 to the 1960s and Drag Queens at the 801 Cabaret. Her writings have appeared in numerous scholarly collections and journals such as Signs, Gender & Society, The American Sociological Review, Social Problems, Mobilization, and the Journal of Marriage and the Family.

Nancy Whittier is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of the Women's Studies Program Committee at Smith College. She teaches courses on gender, social movements, queer politics, and research methods. She received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, where she held a University Fellowship and a Presidential Dissertation Fellowship.

Professor Whittier is the author of Feminist Generations: The Persistence of the Radical Women's Movement, which traces the evolution of radical feminism over the past 25 years and examines intergenerational differences within the women's movement. Her work on the women's movement, social movement culture and collective identity, and activist generations has appeared in numerous scholarly collections and journals. She is currently co-editing a volume on new directions in social movement theory. She is also working on a book about the gender politics of the movement against child sexual abuse and its opponents.

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Table of Contents

*Indicates new reading or boxed insert

Section One: Diversity and Difference

*1. Being the Bridge: A Solitary Black Woman’s Position in the Women’s Studies Classroom as a Feminist Student and Professor, Kimberly Springer

*2. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh

BOXED INSERT: Haole Girl: Identity and White Privilege in Hawai'i, Judy Rohrer

3. Frontlines and Borders: Identity Thresholds for Latinas and Arab American Women, Laura M. Lopez and Frances S. Hasso

4. Where I Come From Is Like This, Paula Gunn Allen

*BOXED INSERT: The Masters Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House [excerpt], Audre Lord

*5. The Blind Man’s Harley: White Canes and Gender Identity In America, Catherine Kudlick

*BOXED INSERT: Aging and Gay, and Facing Prejudice in Twilight, Jane Gross

Section Two: Theoretical Perspectives

6. "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender, Judith Lorber

7. The Medical Construction of Gender, Suzanne Kessler

*8. Transgender Feminism: Queering the Woman Question, Susan Stryker

*BOXED INSERT: 17 Things you don’t Say to a Transsexual, Ricki Anne Wilchins

*9. Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism, Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill

*10. Feminism Without Borders, Chandra Talpade Mohanty

*11. Masculinities and Globalization, R.W. Connell

*BOXED INSERT: Womanist, Alice Walker

Section Three: Representation, Language, and Culture

12. Gender Stereotyping in the English Language, Laurel Richardson

*BOXED INSERT: The Normalization of Heterogendered Relations in The Bachelor, Gust Yep and Adriana Ochoa Camacho

*13. Feminist Consumerism and Fat Activists: Grassroots Activism and the Dove ‘Real Beauty’ Campaign, Judy Taylor

*14. Cosmetic Surgery: Paying for Your Beauty, Debra Gimlin

*BOXED INSERT: Globalization of Beauty Makes Slimness Trendy, Norimitsu Oneshi

*15. Hair Still Matters, Ingrid Banks

* 16. “I See the Same Ho”: Video Vixens, Beauty Culture and Diasporic Sex Tourism”, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

*BOXED INSERT: Rewriting Rap to Empower Teens

Section Four: Socialization

17. Girls and Boys Together...But Mostly Apart: Gender Arrangements in Elementary Schools, Barrie Thorne

*BOXED INSERT: Queen of the Scottish Fairies

18. What Are Little Boys Made Of? Michael Kimmel

*BOXED INSERT: The Making of a Soldier: Gender in Military Recruitment, Kristen Nelson

19. "We Don't Sleep Around Like White Girls Do": Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina American Lives, Yen Le Espiritu

*BOXED INSERT: Slut! Leora Tenenbaum

*20. Bearing Blackness in Britain: The meaning of Racial Difference for White Birth Mothers of African-Descent Children, France Winddance Twine

* 21. Learning from Drag Queens, Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor

Section Five: Work

*22. Sex Segregation in the U.S. Labor Force, Christine E. Bose and Rachel Bridges Whaley

*BOXED INSERT: Median Annual Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers by Education, Race, and Hispanic Origin, Irene Padavic and Barbara Reskin

*23. Desirable Dress: Rosies, Sky Girls, and the Politics of Appearance, Eileen Boris

24. The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons, Miliann Kang

BOXED INSERT: The Realities of Affirmative Action in Employment, Barbara Reskin

25. Maid in L.A., Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

BOXED INSERT: The Living Wage as a Women's Issue, Eileen Boris

Section Six: Families

26. Bridal Wave, Melissa Morrison

*BOXED INSERT: Abstinence-Only: Breeding Ignorance, Mary-Jane Wagle

*27. Waking Sleeping Beauty: The Pelvic Exam and Heterosexuality during the Cold War, Carolyn Herbst Lewis

28. Working at Motherhood: Chicana and Mexicana Immigrant Mothers and Employment, Denise A. Segura

*29. Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from Two Generations of Work and Family Change, Kathleen Gerson

*BOXED INSERT: Mrs. Married Person, Susan Cheever

30. For Better or For Worse: Gender Allures in the Vietnamese Global Marriage Market, Hum Cam Thai

*BOXED INSERT: ‘Dear Abby’ Says She’s for Gay Marriage

31. Queer Parenting in the New Millenium, Nancy Naples

Section Seven: Sexualities

32. Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggles for/with Sexuality, Deborah L. Tolman

*33. Trading on Heterosexuality: College Women’s Gender Strategies and Homophobia, Laura Hamilton

*BOXED INSERT: Hillary Clinton’s Tentative Dip Into New Neckline Territory, Robin Givhan

34. Black Sexual Politics, Patricia Hill Collins

*35. Loving Women in the Modern World, Leila J. Rupp

36. Becoming 100% Straight, Michael A. Messner

BOXED INSERT: My Words to Victor Frankenstein above the Village of Chamounix, Susan Stryker

Section Eight: Bodies

*37. The Bare Bones of Sex, Anne Fausto-Sterling

38. "A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African-American, Latina, and White Women, Becky Wangsgaard Thompson

39. Loose Lips Sink Ships, Simone Weil Davis

40. Beyond Pro-Choice versus Pro-Life: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice, Andrea Smith

41. *Welcome to Cancerland, Barbara Ehrenreich

*BOXED INSERT: Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies: Disability and Queerness, Eli Clare

Section Nine: Violence against Women

42. Fraternities and Rape on Campus, Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer

BOXED INSERT: Men Changing Men, Robert L. Allen and Paul Kivel

43. Supremacy Crimes, Gloria Steinem

44. Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color, Kimberle Crenshaw

45. *Sex and War: Fighting Men, Comfort Women, and the Military-Sexual Complex, Joane Nagel

Section Ten: Global Politics and the State

46. The Globe Trotting Sneaker, Cynthia Enloe

*47. Forced to Choose: Beyond the Volutnary v. Forced Prostitution Dichotomy, Jo Doezema

BOXED INSERT: Femicide in Juarez, Pheona Donahoe

48. Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others, Lila Abu-Lughod

*BOXED INSERT: Baghdad Burning: Girl BLog from Iraq, Riverbend

49. The Lady and The Tramp (II): Feminist Welfare Politics, Poor Single Mothers, and the Challenge of Welfare Justice, Gwendolyn Mink

*50. The Marriage Promotion Movement, Melanie Heath

Section Eleven: Social Protest and the Feminist Movement

51. The Women's Movement: Persistence through Transformation, Verta Taylor, Nancy Whittier, and Cynthia Fabrizio Pelak

52. *Feminists or "Postfeminists"? Young Women's Attitudes toward Feminisim and Gender Relations, Pamela Aronson

*BOXED INSERT: Transform the World: What You Can Do With a Degree in Women’s Studies, Nikki Ayanna Stewart

*53. From the Third World to the “Third World Within:” Asian Women Workers Fighting Globalization, Grace Chang

54. Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics?, Cathy Cohen

55. It’s Not An Oxymoron: The Search for an Arab Feminism, Susan Muadddi Darraj

*BOXED INSERT: UN Commission Approves Declaration Reaffirming Goals of 1995 Women’s Conference After U.S. Drops Antiabortion Amendme

*BOXED INSERT: Fourth World Conferenece on Women Beijing Delcaration
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