Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings

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July 29, 2011


Paperback, 768 pages


007351232X / 9780073512327


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As a leading introductory women’s studies reader, Shaw and Lee’s Women’s Voices, Feminist Visions offers an excellent balance of classic, conceptual, and experiential selections including new contemporary readings. This student-friendly text provides short and accessible readings reflecting the diversity of women’s experiences. With each new edition, the authors keep the framework essays and selections of readings fresh and interesting for students.

Table of contents

1 Women’s Studies: Perspectives and Practices What Is Women’s Studies?How Did Women’s Studies Come About? What Were the Origins of Women’s Rights Activism in the United States? What Is the Status of Women’s Studies on College Campuses Today?What Does Women’s Studies Have to Do with Feminism?What Are the Myths Associated with Feminism?1 ADRIENNE RICH | Claiming an Education 2 BEVERLY GUY-SHEFTALL AND BONNIE THORNTON DILL | Forty Years of Women's Studies: Origins and Intersections3 JANE O'REILLY | The Housewife's Moment of Truth4 JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER AND AMY RICHARDS | A Day Without Feminism 5 BELL HOOKS | Feminist Politics: Where We Stand 6 CV HARQUAIL | Facebook for Women vs. Facebook Designed by Feminists: Different vs. Revolutionary7 ANNA QUINDLEN | Still Needing the F Word 8 MARGE PIERCY | My HeroinesDiscussion Questions for Chapter 1Suggestions for Further Reading
2 Systems of Privilege and Inequality Difference, Hierarchy, and Systems of Privilege and InequalityInstitutions Ideology 9 PATRICIA HILL COLLINS | Toward a New Vision: Race, Class, and Gender as Categories of Analysis and Connection 10 MARILYN FRYE | Oppression 11 AUDRE LORDE| There Is No Hierarchy of Oppression12 SUZANNE PHARR | Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism13 PEGGY MCINTOSH | White Privilege and Male Privilege14 CHERRÍE MORAGA | What's Race Gotta Do with It?15 FELICE YESKEL | Opening Pandora's Box: Adding Classism to the Agenda16 ELLIE MAMBER | Don't Laugh, It's Serious, She Says17 SUSAN WENDELL | The Social Construction of Disability 18 JUNE JORDAN | Report from the BahamasDiscussion Questions for Chapter 2Suggestions for Further Reading
3 Learning Gender Biology and CultureMasculinityFemininity Gender Ranking19 ANNE FAUSTO-STERLING | The Five Sexes, Revisited20 JUDITH LORBER | The Social Construction of Gender21 CORDEILA FINE | Unraveling Hardwiring22 EVELYN BLACKWOOD | Trans Identities and Contigent Masculinities: Being Tombois in Everyday Practice23 DAVID WEXLER | Shame-O-Phobia24 NELLIE WONG | When I Was Growing Up25 ISIS H. SETTLES, JENNIFER S. PRATT-HYATT, AND NICOLE BUCHANAN | Through the Lens of Race: Black and White Women's Perception of Womanhood26 DEBRA ROSENBERG | (Rethinking) GenderDiscussion Questions for Chapter 3Suggestions for Further Reading
4 Sex, Power, and IntimacyThe Social Construction of SexualityThe Politics of Sexuality Intimacies 27 JESSICA VALENTI | The Cult of Virginity28 bell hooks | Romance: Sweet Love 29 JENNIFER BAUMGARDNER | What Is Bisexuality?30 ELLEN BASS | Gate C2231 LEILA RUPP | A World of Difference32 PAULA GUNN ALLEN | Some Like Indians Endure 33 ELISA ALBERT | I'm Gonna Wash That King Right Out of My Hair34 ANDREA SMITH | Dismantling Hierarchy, Queering Society35 KIMBERLY SPRINGER | Queering Black Female HeterosexualityDiscussion Questions for Chapter 4Suggestions for Further Reading
5 Inscribing Gender on the BodyBodies, Nature, and WomenThe “Beauty” IdealEating DisordersResisting “Beauty” Ideals 36 JOAN JACOBS BRUMBERG | Breast Buds and the “Training” Bra 37 GLORIA STEINEM | If Men Could Menstruate38 AIMEE MULLINS | Prosthetic Power39 MARNI GROSSMAN | Beating Anorexia and Gaining Feminism40 LISA R. RUBIN, MAKO L. FITTS, AND ANNE E. BECKER | Body Ethics and Aesthetics Among African American and Latina Women41 ROSE WEITZ | What We Do for Love42 LISA MIYA-JERVIS | Hold That Nose43 COURTNEY E. MARTIN | Love Your Fat Self44 JONATHAN WATTS | China’s Cosmetic Surgery Craze45 SIMONE WEIL DAVIS | Designer VaginasDiscussion Questions for Chapter 5Suggestions for Further Reading
6 Health and Reproductive RightsHealth and WellnessReproductive Choice46 MARGARET SANGER | My Fight for Birth Control47 ELEANOR COONEY | The Way It Was48 JOHN E. LEWIS, MARIA-JOSE MIGUEZ-BURBANO, AND ROBERT M. MALOW | HIV Risk Behavior Among College Students in the United States49 NANCY FUGATE WOODS | A Global Health Imperative 50 JENNIFER PARKS | Rethinking Radical Politics in the Context of Assisted Reproductive Technology51 JAEL SILLMAN, MARLENE GERBER FRIED, LORETTA ROSS, AND ELENA R. GUTIÉRREZ | Women of Color and Their Struggle for Reproductive Justice52 SELDON MCCURRIE | Eyes on the PrizeDiscussion Questions for Chapter 6Suggestions for Further Reading
7 Family Systems, Family LivesDefinitions of FamilyInstitutional ConnectionsPower and Family RelationshipsMothering 53 EMMA GOLDMAN | Marriage and Love54 LISA MIYA-JERVIS | Who Wants to Marry a Feminist?55 HEIDI BRUGGINK | Don't Give Up Your Day Job: Leslie Bennetts on The Feminine Mistake56 CHARLENE GOMES | Partners as Parents: Challenges Faced by Gays Denied Marriage57 JOEL PRESTON SMITH | Hardscrabble Salvation58 BETH SCHWARTZAPFEL | Lullabies Behind Bars59 MAYA ANGELOU | Our GrandmothersDiscussion Questions for Chapter 7Suggestions for Further Reading
8 Women’s Work Inside and Outside the HomeUnpaid Labor in the HomePaid Labor60 PAT MAINARDI | The Politics of Housework61 SHARLENE HESSE-BIBER AND GREGG LEE CARTER | A Brief History of Working Women62 BARBARA EHRENREICH | Maid to Order: The Politics of Other Women’s Work63 MOMO CHANG | Color Me Nontoxic64 MARTHA BURK | Power Plays: Six Ways the Male Corporate Elite Keeps Women Out65 CARRIE N. BAKER | The Women’s Movement Against Sexual Harassment 66 CAROL LEIGH | The Strange Relationship Between Feminism and Sex WorkDiscussion Questions for Chapter 8Suggestions for Further Reading
9 Women Confronting and Creating CultureDigital TechnologiesTelevisionThe MoviesContemporary Music and Music VideosPrint MediaLiterature and the Arts67 VIRGINIA WOOLF | Thinking About Shakespeare’s Sister68 EMILY DICKINSON | The Wife69 MELISSA SUE KORT | Jane Addiction 70 AUDRE LORDE | Poetry Is Not a Luxury71 SUSAN DOUGLAS | Enlightened Sexism 72 AYA DE LEON | If Women Ran Hip Hop73 CARLEN LAVIGNE | Death Wore Black Chiffon: Sex and Gender in CSI74 JOAN ACOCELLA AND JOHANNAH COUSINS | Singing and Dancing with Gender: Two Essays on Reality TV75 AMANDA LENHART | Sexting76 ALISON PIEPMEIER | Bad Girl, Good Girl: Zines Doing FeminismDiscussion Questions for Chapter 9Suggestions for Further Reading
10 Resisting Violence Against WomenRapeBattering and Physical AbuseIncestPornography77 ANDREA SMITH | Beyond the Politics of Inclusion: Violence Against Women of Color and Human Rights78 MARIAH LOCKWOOD | She Said79 MIMI SWARTZ | The Lost Girls 80 DEBRA ANNE DAVIS | Betrayed by the Angel: What Happens When Violence Knocks and Politeness Answers?81 TAKYIWAA MANUH AND ADOLF AWUKU BEKOE | Confronting Violence82 DONNA ST. GEORGE | Textual Harassment 83 GRACE CAROLINE BRIDGES | Lisa’s Ritual, Age 1084 NILANJANA S. ROY, JEFFREY GETTLEMAN, AND NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF | Rape and War: Three Essays on a ThemeDiscussion Questions for Chapter 10Suggestions for Further Reading
11 State, Law, and Social PolicyGovernment and RepresentationWomen and the Law Public PolicyThe Criminal Justice SystemThe Military85 SUSAN B. ANTHONY | Constitutional Argument86 GAYLYNN BURROUGHS | Too Poor to Parent87 LIBBY SANDER AND DAVID MOLTZ | Title IX Update: Two Essays88 ANDREA DOYLE HUGMEYER | Delinquent Girls89 HELEN BENEDICT | The Plight of Women Soldiers90 SHAHNAZ KHAN | From Rescue to Recognition: Rethinking the Afghan Conflict91 ALEKSANDRA DJAJIC-HORVÁTH | First Morning in Exile Discussion Questions for Chapter 11Suggestions for Further Reading
12 Religion and Spirituality Religion as Oppressive to WomenReligion as Empowering to WomenWomen and God-LanguageReinterpreting, Reconstructing, and Decolonizing Traditions Creating New Spiritual Traditions92 ELIZABETH CADY STANTON | Introduction to The Woman’s Bible93 KAYLIN HAUGHT | God Says Yes to Me94 KAREN MCCARTHY BROWN | Fundamentalism and the Control of Women95 SYLVIA MARCOS | Decolonizing Religious Beliefs 96 AN INTERVIEW WITH SYAFA ALMIRZANAH | The Prophet's Daughter97 JUDITH PLASKOW | Standing Again at Sinai98 ALICIA SUSKIN OSTRIKER | Everywoman Her Own Theology99 CARYN D. RISWOLD | Feminist Questions of Christianity100 MEGAN SWEAS | Catholic and Feminist: You Got a Problem with That?Discussion Questions for Chapter 12Suggestions for Further Reading
13 Activism, Change, and Feminist Futures The Promise of Feminist EducationActivismFuture Visions101 LISA MARIE HOGELAND | Fear of Feminism: Why Young Women Get the Willies102 PHYLLIS ROSSER | Too Many Women in College?103 MICHAEL KIMMEL | Real Men Join the Movement104 NATALIE MERCHANT | Wonder105 RUTH ROSEN | Epilogue: Beyond Backlash106 KATHA POLLITT | Amber Waves of Blame107 MOYA BAILEY AND ALEXIS PAULINE GUMBS | We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For108 JENNY JOSEPH | WarningDiscussion Questions for Chapter 13Suggestions for Further Reading

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