Women's Realities, Women's Choices: An Introduction to Women's Studies / Edition 3

Women's Realities, Women's Choices: An Introduction to Women's Studies / Edition 3

by Hunter College Women's Studies Collective, Ulku U. Bates, Florence L. Denmark, Virginia Held
     
 

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ISBN-10: 019515035X

ISBN-13: 9780195150353

Pub. Date: 03/03/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

This landmark text introduces readers to the field of women's studies by analyzing the contradictions between social and cultural "givens" and the realities that women face in society. Written collectively by nine authors from various disciplines, Women's Realities, Women's Choices, Third Edition, has been updated to incorporate the latest research and

Overview

This landmark text introduces readers to the field of women's studies by analyzing the contradictions between social and cultural "givens" and the realities that women face in society. Written collectively by nine authors from various disciplines, Women's Realities, Women's Choices, Third Edition, has been updated to incorporate the latest research and statistics in the field. Covering the most recent developments in politics, labor, family life, religion, and culture, the book also features extensive research on relevant social issues, such as the impact of the post-Soviet world on women's lives, the experience of homosexuality in family life, and the effects of economic globalization on women worldwide.

This edition features a discussion of the cultural construction of women's bodies, the expectations of girlhood, new perspectives on women's partnering roles, and the serious health issues women face today. Boxes and pictures now contain more information on the current cultural scene, including material on popular culture and women in music. Examining women as individuals, as family members, and as a force in the greater social fabric, Women's Realities, Women's Choices remains the most timely, comprehensive, and compelling introduction to the field of women's studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195150353
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/03/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Each chapter ends with a Summary, Discussion Questions, Recommended Readings, and References.

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