Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology / Edition 3

Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology / Edition 3

by Estelle Disch
     
 

This anthology for undergraduates demonstrates the ways that gender operates across numerous categories, including race, sexual orientation, class, age and disability. Disch (sociology, U. of Massachusetts, Boston) draws from a wide range of sources, such as research articles, essays and personal narratives, to provide accessible and provocative readings representing… See more details below

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This anthology for undergraduates demonstrates the ways that gender operates across numerous categories, including race, sexual orientation, class, age and disability. Disch (sociology, U. of Massachusetts, Boston) draws from a wide range of sources, such as research articles, essays and personal narratives, to provide accessible and provocative readings representing a plurality of perspectives and experiences. The fourth edition strengthens the emphasis on women's rights as human rights, gay marriage and the effects of welfare reform. It addresses immigration, health and war and includes a gender analysis of the events at Abu Ghraib. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767427715
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/06/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
672
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.04(d)

Table of Contents

1The Puerto Rican dummy and the merciful son31
2From nothing, a consciousness41
3The past is ever present : recognizing the new racism48
4Angry women are building : issues and struggles facing American Indian women today63
5"J.A.P"-slapping : the politics of scapegoating67
6White privilege : unpacking the invisible knapsack71
7Controlled or autonomous : identity and the experience of the network, women living under Muslim laws76
8Theorizing difference from multiracial feminism81
9Patriarchy, the system : an it, not a he, a them or an us91
10Reflections on global governance and transnational feminist movements in an era of infinite war99
11The social construction of gender113
12Boyhood, organized sports, and the construction of masculinities120
13Who's the fairest of them all?137
14The myth of the Latin woman : I just met a girl named Maria142
15He defies you still : the memoirs of a sissy147
16Growing up hidden153
17Beauty is the beast : psychological effects of the pursuit of the perfect female body162
18Yellow woman and a beauty of the spirit173
19"A way outa no way" : eating problems among African American, Latina, and white women176
20Just walk on by : a black man ponders his power to alter public space191
21Taking it194
22Do you remember me?197
23I'm not fat, I'm Latina201
24The tyranny of the esthetic : surgery's most intimate violation203
25For the white person who wants to know how to be my friend215
26You just don't understand : women and men in conversation216
27Real men don't cry ... and other "uncool" myths221
28The new momism226
29Claiming Jezebel : black female subjectivity and sexual expressions in hip-hop239
30The new girls network : women, technology, and feminism248
31Where are the women? : the strange case of the missing feminists. When was the last time you saw one on TV?252
32How men have (a) sex264
33The myth of the sexual athlete274
34Reproductive rights : a disability rights issue279
35The impact of multiple marginalization285
36Uses of the erotic : the erotic as power293
37The transformation of family life304
38Bloodmothers, othermothers, and women-centered networks314
39Dilemmas of involved fatherhood321
40Man child : a black lesbian feminist's response331
41I am a man337
42What is marriage for?341
43Missing in interaction354
44"What about the boys?" : what the current debates tell us - and don't tell us - about boys in school361
45Conflict within the Ivory Tower376
46Black and female : reflections on graduate school388
47The "success" of welfare reform401
48Sixty cents to a man's dollar417
49Why are there no male Asian anchormen on TV?425
50The effects of affirmative action on other stakeholders430
51"Global woman"443
52America's dirty work : migrant maids and modern-day slavery453
53The globetrotting sneaker462
54Women, violence, and resistance478
55The ultimate growth industry : trafficking in women and girls491
56Where race and gender meet : racism, hate crimes, and pornography496
57Homophobia in straight men499
58Stopping sexual harassment : a challenge for community education501
59How safe is America?511
60Wielding masculinity inside Abu Ghraib : making feminist sense of an American military scandal514
61Gender in a time of holy war : fundamentalist femiphobia and post-9/11 masculinity524
62Masculinities of men's health : moving toward post-superman era prevention541
63Health, social class and African-American women559
64Reproductive issues are essential survival issues for the Asian-American communities575
65Why the precautionary principle? : a meditation on polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the breasts of mothers578
66Does silencio = muerte? : notes on translating the AIDS epidemic582
67To be poor and transgender589
68Statement of principles598
69The blow up ... a clash of realities599
70American Indian women : at the center of indigenous resistance in contemporary North America605
71Toward a new civic leadership : the Africana criminal justice project613
72Organizing for peace in Israel : why Israeli women want a peace movement of their own621
73Women's human rights : it's about time!627

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