ISBN-10:
0767416392
ISBN-13:
2900767416398
Pub. Date:
08/14/2002
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Women In American Society: An Introduction to Women's Studies / Edition 5

Women In American Society: An Introduction to Women's Studies / Edition 5

by Virginia Sapiro
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    ISBN-13: 2900767416398
    Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
    Publication date: 08/14/2002
    Edition description: New Edition
    Pages: 624
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    VIRGINIA SAPIRO is the Sophonisba P. Breckinridge Professor of Political Science and Women's Studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where she has taught for more than 25 years. She has received numerous awards for her research in political psychology, gender politics, feminist theory, and women's studies, and has served on the editorial boards of many journals. She has written or edited three books in addition to this one, as well as more than 35 scholarly articles. She teaches a wide range of courses in women's studies, including Women, Social Institutions, and Social Change; Women and Leadership; Feminist Theory; and Women and Politics.

    Table of Contents

    Preface: About This Book
    PART I. DEVELOPING FRAMEWORKS FOR THE STUDY OF GENDER AND SOCIETY
    1. Women's Studies: An Introduction
    2. Societal Level Approaches to Understanding Women's Lives
    3. Individual-Level Approaches to Understanding Women's Lives
    4. Commonality and Difference among Women
    PART II. GENDER-DEFINING INSTITUTIONS
    5. Education: Learning to Be Male and Female
    6. Normal Gender: Health, Fitness, and Beauty
    7. Women and Religion
    8. Gender and the Institutional Media of Communication
    9. Law and Policy, Government, and the State
    PART III. CHOICE AND CONTROL IN PERSONAL LIFE, THE FAMILY, AND WORK
    10. Gender, Communication, and Self-Expression
    11. Consenting Adults? Personal and Sexual Relationships
    12. Reproduction, Parenthood, and Child Care
    13. Work, Employment, and the Economics of Gender
    PART IV. FEMINISM AND THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
    14. Feminism and the Future
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