This brief reader can be used as a supplement in Psychology of Women, Psychology of Gender or Women's Studies courses. It is perfect in combination with Crawford/Unger, Women and Gender: A Feminist Psychology, but can also accompany any other Psychology of Women text. Its flexible organization allows for use in a variety of courses. The book is known for its thorough coverage of (and commitment to) the diversity of female experience. Each of the 43 readings is brief, engaging and fun to read. In Our Own Words is the only psychology of women reader that includes women's real, personal narratives.
PART I: MAKING OUR VOICES HEARDIntroduction Mary Whiton Calkins (1863-1930) Fourteenth President of the American Psychological Association by Laurel Furumoto Emmy Noether: She Did Einstein's Math by Mary Crawford A Word and a Kindness: The Journey of a Black Social Worker by Rosario Ceballo Claiming the Right to Know: A Personal History by Mary Crawford Making a Feminist: A Personal History by Rhoda Unger Women's Studies: A Struggle for a Better Life by Noemi Alindogan-Medina A Question of Class by Dorothy Allison She Learns to Shout by Phoebe Eng PART II: THE MAKING OF A WOMAN: BODIES, POWER, AND SOCIETY Introduction The Story of My Body by Judith Ortiz Cofer When I Was Growing Up by Nellie Wong My Left Hand by Ann Rex “Opening” Faces: The Politics of Cosmetic Surgery and Asian American Women by Eugenia Kaw I'm Not Fat: I'm Latina by Christy Haubegger Illness and Imagery: Feminist Cognition, Socialization, and Gender Identity by Nancy Datan (and more...)