Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics / Edition 5

Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics / Edition 5

by Judith Lorber
     
 

ISBN-10: 0199859086

ISBN-13: 9780199859085

Pub. Date: 12/14/2011

Publisher: Oxford University Press


In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines thirteen evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/reader acknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing…  See more details below

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In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines thirteen evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/reader acknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing gender inequality and celebrates its enormous accomplishments over the last forty years. It also documents feminism's ongoing political activism, and with an exploration of postmodern and third-wave trends, points toward its future.

Significantly rewritten, reorganized, and updated, the fifth edition includes:

* More coverage of cultural feminism
* New readings on such topics as deconstruction, ecofeminism, and Chicana feminism
* An expanded discussion of postmodern feminism, including transgendering and its congruences and conflicts with feminist theory and politics
* New references on transnational feminism and feminist studies of men

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199859085
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/14/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
354
Sales rank:
545,970
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

* = New to the Fifth Edition

Preface
Feminisms and Their Contributions to Gender Equality
Part I: Gender Reform Feminisms
1. Liberal Feminism
A Theory of Female Subordination by Cynthia Fuchs Epstein
*Children of the Gender Revolution by Kathleen Gerson
2. Marxist Feminism
Theorizing Racial and Gendered Class by Joan Acker
Gender, Race, and Citizenship by Evelyn Nakano Glenn
3. Socialist Feminism
Gender and Complex Inequality by Leslie McCall
The Invisible Heart by Nancy Folbre
4. Transnational Feminism
Under Western Eyes at the Turn of the Century by Chandra Talpade Mohanty
*Challenges in Transnational Feminist Mobilization by Aili Mari Tripp
Part II: Gender Resistance Feminisms
5. Radical Feminism
Redstockings Manifesto by Redstockings
*Biopiracy of Body-Based Resources by Susan Hawthorne
6. Lesbian Feminism
Decentering Lesbian Feminism by Arlene Stein
Lipstick or Timberlands: Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities by Mignon R. Moore
7. Psychoanalytic and Cultural Feminism
Freud and Feminism by Nancy J. Chodorow
The Laugh of the Medusa by Hélène Cixous
8. Standpoint Feminism
Women's Standpoint: Embodied Knowledge versus the Ruling Relations by Dorothy E. Smith
Gendered Standpoints on Nature by Sandra Harding
Part III: Gender Rebellion Feminisms
9. Social Construction Feminism
*Framed Before We Know It by Cecilia L. Ridgeway
Gender as a Social Structure by Barbara J. Risman
10. Multiracial/Multiethnic Feminism
Black Feminism, Knowledge, and Power by Patricia Hill Collins
*Gloria Anzaldúa's Spiritual Activism by AnaLouise Keating
11. Feminist Studies of Men
Hegemonic Masculinity by Raewyn Connell and James W. Messerschmidt
*Racializing the Glass Escalator by Adia Harvey Wingfield
12. Post-Modern Feminism and Queer Theory
Gender, Sex, and Sexual Performativity by Judith Butler
"A Rose is a Rose" by Tey Meadows
13. Third-Wave Feminism
*What is Third-Wave Feminism? by R. Claire Snyder
Third-Wave Black Feminism? by Kimberly Springer
Towards a New Feminism
Glossary
Index

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