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.
1. WOMEN'S STUDIES: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES
Adrienne Rich, Claiming an Education / Phyllis Chesler, Your Legacy / Sheila Ruth, Feminist Activism: Historical Context / bell hooks, Revolutionary Feminism / JeeYeun Lee, Beyond Bean Counting / Allan G. Johnson, Can Men Take Responsibility for the Patriarchy? / Deborah L. Rhode, Denials of Inequality
2. SYSTEMS OF PRIVILEGE AND INEQUALITY IN WOMEN'S LIVES
Patricia Hill Collins, Toward a New Vision / Marilyn Frye, Oppression / Laurel Richardson, Gender Stereotyping in the English Language / Suzanne Pharr, Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism / Peggy McIntosh, White Privilege and Male Privilege / Gloria Yamato, Something about the Subject Makes It Hard to Name / Donna Langston, Tired of Playing Monopoly? / Baba Copper, Voices: On Becoming Old Women / Susan Wendell, The Social Construction of Disability
3. LEARNING GENDER IN A DIVERSE SOCIETY