Women: Images And Realities, A Multicultural Anthology / Edition 2

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This multicultural anthology explores the similarities and differences among women’s experiences, and the approaches women have used to change their lives. Poems, fiction, diary entries, and essays included illustrate personal experiences and issues in women’s studies. The reader’s unique blend of academic and literary sections presents feminist issues in an accessible format for students.
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Editorial Reviews

This update of an introductory women's studies text by three instructors at the State U. of New York-New Paltz features 149 first- person and fictional accounts on defining the field, dominant ideas about becoming a woman in US society, gender and women's bodies, institutions that shape women's lives, differences dividing and connecting women, the consequences of sexism, and organizing for change. Lists further readings by theme. Lacks an index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781559349789
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 12/28/1998
  • Edition description: REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 578
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Amy Kesselman iwas an active member of a Chicago Women’s Liberation in the late 1960’s. She is currently Professor of Women’s Studies at the State University of New York at New Paltz where she has taught women’s studies and women’s history since 1981. She received a Master’s degree in history from Portland State University and began teaching women’s studies at Mount Hood Community College, in Gresham , Oregon.. She is the author of Fleeting Opportunities: Women Shipyard Workers in Portland and Vancouver during World War II and Reconversion (SUNY Press, 1990) and Women: Images and Realities : A Multicultural Anthology ( Mayfield, 1995 and 1998; Mc Graw Hill 2002) as well as several articles on the history of U.S. feminism. She is currently working on a book on women’s liberation in New Haven, Connecticut.
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Table of Contents


bell hooks, Talking Back / Mai Kao Thao, Sins of Silence / Adrienne Rich, Claiming an Education / Gloria T. Hull and Barbara Smith, The Politics of Black Women’s Studies / Michael Kimmel, Men and Women’s Studies / Stacey G. H. Yap, Have You Ever Heard of Asian American Feminists? / Danista Hunte, Women’s Studies as a Growth Process / Luana Ferreira, Finding My Latina Identity Through Women’s Studies / Lucita Woodis, What Women’s Studies Has Meant to Me / Deborah Halstead Lennon, Why Women’s Studies? / Evan Weissman, Women’s Studies: A Man’s Perspective / Carol T. Christ, The America University and Women’s Studies / Emily Martin, The Egg and the Sperm: How Science has Constructed a Romance based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles


Dominant Ideas About Women / Betty Friedan, The Problem that Has No Name / Marge Piercy, A Work of Artifice / Gracepoore, Purification / Danzy Senna, To Be Real / Susan Schnur, Blazes of Truth / Debra Kent, In Search of Liberation / Naomi Wolf, Brideland / Elisa Davila, Good GirlismLearning Sexism / Murielle Minard, The Gift / Edith Konecky, Allegra Maud Goldman / Helena Maria Viramontes, Growing / Sadker, Sadker, Fox, and Salata, Gender Equity in the Classroom: The Unfinished Agenda / Nancy Henley and Jo Freeman, The Sexual Politics of Interpersonal Behavior / Anastasia Higginbotham, Teen Mags: How to get a Guy, Drop 20 Pounds, and Lose your Self-Esteem / Venise T. Berry, Female Images and Roles in Music / Naomi Weisstein, Mutineers in Mainstream Music / Lois Gould, X: A FabulousChildren’s Story


Female Beauty / Rita Freedman, The Myth in the Mirror / Nellie Wong, When I was Growing Up / Ines Hernandez-Avila, To Other Women Who Were Ugly Once / Aishe Berger, Nose is a Country... I am the Second Generation / Lucille Clifton, Homage to My Hair / Leslea Newman, One Spring / Donna Marquardt, Time to Eat / July Siebecker, Women’s Oppression and the Obsession with Thinness / Linda Delgado, Arroz Con Pollo vs. Slimfast / Lucille Clifton, Homage to My Hips / Alice Walker, Beauty: When the Other Dancer is the SelfSexuality and Relationships / Rebecca Walker, Lusting for Freedom / Lisa Deboer, Living My Life: Thoughts on Sexual Identity / Zoe Leonard, Safe Sex is Real Sex / Diane Hugs, Pleasures / Toni Cade Bambara, My Man Bovanne / Anne Koedt, Loving Another Woman / Marge Piercy, The Turn On / Robin Ochs, Bisexuality, Feminism, Men and Me


Women and The Law / Kristen Miccio, Women and the Law / Kristen Miccio, On Identity and Law / Amy Kesselman, Women vs. Connecticut: Conducting A Statewide Hearing on AbortionWomen and the Family / Susan Lehrer, Family and Women’s Lives / Hisaye Yamamoto, Seventeen Syllables / Beth Brant, A Long Story / June Jordan, Don’t You Talk About My Mama / Mary Helen Washington, Working at Single Bliss / Alix Kates Schulman, A Marriage Agreement / Ellen Davidson, Communal LivingWomen and Healthcare / Carol Stevens, How Women Get Bad Medicine / Bebe Nixon, Elizabeth Ramos / Evelynn Hammonds, Missing Persons: African American Women and AIDS / Rita Arditti with Tatiana Schreiber, Breast Cancer: The Environmental Connection / Bylle Avery, Breathing Life into Ourselves: The Evolution of the National Black Women’s Health ProjectWomen and Religion / Mary Ann Sorentino, My Church Threw Me Out / Laura Geller, Reactions to a Woman Rabbi / Rose Solari, In Her Own Image


Take a Closer Look: Racism in Women’s Lives / Beverly Daniel Tatum, Defining Racism / Adrienne Su, Codes of Conduct / Janice Mirikitani, Salad / Chrystos, I am Not Your Princess / Carrie Castro, Take a Closer Look / Angela Davis, An Autobiography (excerpt) / Alexis DeVeaux, Dear Aunt NanadineThe Legacy of Class / Donna Langston, Tired of Playing Monopoly / Agnes Smedley, The Birthday Party / Dorothy Allison, Context / Barbara Neeley, Sisters / Bernice Mennis, Jewish and Working Class / Toi Derricotte, Grace Paley ReadingAre You Some Kind of Dyke? The Perils of Heterosexism / Suzanne Pharr, Homophobia and Sexism / Julie Carter, Cat / Carla Trujillo, Chicana Lesbians: Fear and Loathing in the Chicano Community / Megan McGuire, Living in a Gay Family / Jewelle Gomez, I Lost it at the MoviesUnderstanding and Valuing Difference / Minnie Bruce Pratt, Who am I If I’m Not My Father’s Daughter? / Peggy McIntosh, White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack / Audre Lorde, Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference / Linda Hogan, Friday Night


Aging / Older Women’s League, The Realities of Older Women’s Lives / Cynthia Rich, Women in the Tower / Anne Marie Querido, The Day Nani Fell and I Wasn’t There to Catch Her / Ruth Dreamdigger, Wonderful Older WomenRights and Choices: Reproductive Health / Ellen Willis, Abortion: Is a Woman a Person? / Laura Wells, In Response to a ‘Moderate’ View of Abortion / Mike Males, Parental Consent Laws: Are They a ‘Reasonable Compromise’? / Connecticut State Legislature, Testimony of William Bell (on Raised Bill #5447) / Ruth Hubbard, Using Pregnancy to Control Women / Kathryn Kolbert, Developing A Reproductive Rights Agenda for the 1990’s / Iris Lopez, Agency and Constraint: Sterilization and Reproductive Freedom Among Puerto Rican Women in New York CitySexual Harassment / Julia Whealin, Sexual Harassment: An Overview of Its Impact for Women / Diane Hugs, Mandatory Doctor’s Visit / Martha Langelan, Construction Workers, Subway Creeps and Other Daily Hazards: Confronting Harasses in the Community / Project on the Status of Women, Sexual Harassment: A Guide to Women Students / Sonia Sanchez, Style #1 / Violence Against Women in Intimate Relationships / Del Martin, Letter from a Battered Wife / Mitsuye Yamada, The Club / Ann Jones, Battering: Who’s Going to Stop It? / Margaretta Wan Ling Lin and Cheng Imm Tan, Holding Up More Than Half the HeavensSexual Violence and Rape / Athena Devlin, The Shame of Silence / Pamela Fletcher, Whose Body Is It Anyway / Susan Griffin, Rape, The All American Crime / Ntosake Shange, With No Immediate Cause / Peggy Reeves Sanday, Naming and Studying Acquaintance RapeIncestuous Sexual Abuse / Melba Wilson, Toward a Black Feminist Understanding of Child Sexual Abuse / Perry Rainbow, Making Sense of Incest and Recovery / Emilie Morgan, Don’t Call Me a Survivor / Deborah Miranda, Silver


Feminism As A Social Movement / Amy Kesselman, History of Feminist Movements in the U.S. / The Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention, 1848 / Sojourner Truth, Ar’n’t I A Woman / Nell Irvin Painter, Sojourner’s Truth’s Defense of the Rights of Women and Frances Cage’s Interpretation / Kathie Sarachild, Consciousness Raising: A Radical Weapon / Susan Brownmiller, The Boston Women’s Health Book Collective / Barbara Smith, Introduction / Alma Garcia, The Development of Chicana Feminist Discourse / Kate Shanley, Thoughts on Indian Feminism / Susan Faludi, Blame It On Feminism / Charlotte Bunch, Bringing the Global Home / Charlotte Bunch and Susana Fried, Beijing ’95: Moving Women’s Rights from Margin to Center / Cynthia Enloe, The Globetrotting SneakerWomen Organizing: Many Issues, Many Voices / Rebecca Walker, Becoming the Third Wave / Celine Krause, Blue-Collar Women and Toxic-Waste Protests: The Process of Politicization / Sonia Shah, Presenting the Blue Goddess: Toward a National Pan-Asian Feminist Agenda / Marcia Newfield, National Congress of Neighborhood Women / Women of ACE, Voices / Barbara Yoshida, Taking it Lying Down...In the Street! / Tali Edut with Dyann Logwood and Ophira Edut, Hues Magazine: The Making of a Movement / Naomi Littlebear, Like a Mountain
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