This introductory women's studies reader represents a wide range of classic, conceptual, and experiential writings. Chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter's topic, including explanations of key concepts and ideas and references to the subsequent reading selections. The anthology also offers numerous pedagogical features designed to engage students in active learning.
* Indicates a New ReadingCHAPTER 1. WOMEN'S STUDIES: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES What Is Women's Studies? How Did Women's Women's Studies Come About? Box: How Much Progress Have We Made? What Were the Origins of Women's Rights Activism in the United States? Learning Activity: The National Women's Hall of Fame What Is the Status of Women's Studies on College Campuses Today? What Does Women's Studies Have to Do with Feminism? Box: Yes, I Am 1. Adrienne Rich, Claiming an Education 2. *Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, A Day without Feminism 3. *Rosalyn Boxander and Linda Gordon, Dear Sisters 4. *bell hooks, Feminist Politics: Where We Stand 5. JeeYeun Lee, Beyond Bean Counting 6. Allan G. Johnson, Shame, Guilt, and Responsibility 7. Deborah L. Rhode, Denials of Inequality CHAPTER 2. SYSTEMS OF PRIVILEGE AND INEQUALITY IN WOMEN'S LIVES Difference, Hierarchy, and Systems of Oppression Learning Activity: Unpack Your Knapsack (and more...)