Fundamental Differences: Feminists Talk Back to Social Conservatives / Edition 1 by Cynthia Burack | 9780742519305 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Fundamental Differences: Feminists Talk Back to Social Conservatives / Edition 1

Fundamental Differences: Feminists Talk Back to Social Conservatives / Edition 1

by Cynthia Burack
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742519309

ISBN-13: 9780742519305

Pub. Date: 07/15/2003

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Twelve contributions from Burack (women's studies, The Ohio State U.), Josephson (political science, Illinois State U.) and other feminist scholars representing a variety of disciplines respond to the political discourse of leaders and organizations of the American Right. Questioning the ideals espoused by conservatives and exposing their political objectives, the

Overview

Twelve contributions from Burack (women's studies, The Ohio State U.), Josephson (political science, Illinois State U.) and other feminist scholars representing a variety of disciplines respond to the political discourse of leaders and organizations of the American Right. Questioning the ideals espoused by conservatives and exposing their political objectives, the authors discuss such issues as lesbian and gay parenthood, prayer in schools, and the promotion of marriage to low income mothers. Three of the papers were previously published in various journals. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742519305
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
5.76(w) x 9.04(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tablesix
Acknowledgmentsxi
Introduction1
Part ITaking Issue: Inquiries on Methods
1They Blinded Me with Science: Misuse and Misunderstanding of Biological Theory11
2(How) Does the Sexual Orientation of Parents Matter?27
3The Politics of Child Sexual Abuse Research65
4Defense Mechanisms: Using Psychoanalysis Conservatively81
5A Liberal Dose of Conservatism: The "New Consensus" on Welfare and Other Strange Synergies95
Part IIIntimate Politics: Gender, Families, and Sexuality
6Reading the Rhetoric of "Compassionate Conservatism"113
7"Family Values": Social Conservative Power in Diverse Rhetorics127
8Not Really a "New Attitude": Dr. Laura on Gender and Morality143
9Neopatriarchy and the Antihomosexual Agenda157
10The Missing Children: Safe Schools for Some173
11Leaving Children Behind: Criminalizing Youth in American Schools189
12From Welfare to Wedlock: Marriage Promotion and Poor Mothers' Inequality207
Index219
About the Contributors229

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