Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics / Edition 4

Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics / Edition 4

by Judith Lorber
     
 

Lorber (City U. of New York) gives an overview of organized feminism, its types, its approach to gender equality, and its theories and politics. She then offers a series of classic and new readings in gender reform feminism (liberal, Marxist, socialist, post-colonial), gender resistance (radical, lesbian, psychoanalytic, standpoint) and gender rebellion feminism… See more details below

Overview

Lorber (City U. of New York) gives an overview of organized feminism, its types, its approach to gender equality, and its theories and politics. She then offers a series of classic and new readings in gender reform feminism (liberal, Marxist, socialist, post-colonial), gender resistance (radical, lesbian, psychoanalytic, standpoint) and gender rebellion feminism (multicultural, multiracial, feminist studies of men, social construction, post-modern, third wave). She closes by asking if we need a new feminism, particularly in terms of research, and provides a glossary and list of Internet resources. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195375220
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/11/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Judith Lorber is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change (2005), Paradoxes of Gender (1994), numerous articles on gender and on women in healthcare, and coauthor of Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives (OUP, 2006) and Gender and the Social Construction of Illness (2002).

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Feminisms and Their Contributions to Gender Equality 1

Part I Gender Reform Feminisms 21

1 Liberal Feminism 25

A Theory of Female Subordination Cynthia Fuchs Epstein 27

Integrating Family and Work in the 21st Century Jerry A. Jacobs Kathleen Gerson 36

2 Marxist Feminism 46

Theorizing Racial and Gendered Class Joan Acker 48

Gender, Race, and Citizenship Evelyn Nakano Glenn 56

3 Socialist Feminism 70

Gender and Complex Inequality Leslie McCall 72

The Invisible Heart Nancy Folbre 77

4 Postcolonial and Asian Feminism 86

Under Western Eyes at the Turn of the Century Chandra Talpada Mohanty 90

Climbing the Pyramids of Power Rae Lesser Blumberg 98

Part II Gender Resistance Feminisms 117

5 Radical Feminism 121

Redstockings Manifesto Redstockings 123

Goodbye to All That (#2) Robin Morgan 127

6 Lesbian Feminism 142

Decentering Lesbian Feminism Arlene Stein 145

Lipstick or Timberlands? Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities Mignon R. Moore 149

7 Psychoanalytic Feminism 159

Freud and Feminism Nancy J. Chodorow 161

The Laugh of the Medusa Hélène Cixous 166

8 Standpoint Feminism 173

Women's Standpoint: Embodied Knowledge versus the Ruling Relations Dorothy E. Smith 175

Gendered Standpoints on Nature Sandra Harding 182

Part III Gender Rebellion Feminisms 193

9 Multiracial/Multiethnic Feminism 197

Black Feminism, Knowledge, and Power Patricia Hill Collins 200

Nego-Feminism Obioma Nnaemeka 206

10 Feminist Studies of Men 215

Hegemonic Masculinity R.W. Connell James W. Messerschmidt 218

Gender, Class, and Terrorism Michael S. Kimmel 229

11 Social Construction Feminism 243

Gender as a SocialStructure Barbara J. Risman 252

Imagining a World without Gender Judith Lorber 258

12 Postmodern Feminism and Queer Theory 267

Gender, Sex, and Sexual Performativity Judith Butler 270

Thinking about Drag as Social Protest Leila J. Rupp Verta Taylor 273

13 Third-Wave Feminism 282

Sisters vs. Daughters Astrid Henry 284

Third-Wave Black Feminism? Kimberly Springer 293

Do We Have a New Feminism? 303

Glossary 315

Index 319

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