Feminist Frontiers

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September 13, 2011


Paperback, 576 pages


0078026628 / 9780078026621


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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. Classic and contemporary readings on cutting-edge topics cut across disciplinary and generational lines, presenting the full diversity of women’s lives and exploring commonalities and interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in interaction with race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, ability, and nation, and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. The ninth edition maintains a consistent coverage of diversity within a global perspective while highlighting the impact of new technologies on women’s lives and experiences.

Table of contents

ABOUT THE EDITORSPREFACEPART ONE: INTRODUCTIONSection One: DIVERSITY AND DIFFERENCE1. Being the Bridge: A Solitary Black Woman’s Position in the Women’s Studies Classroom as a Feminist Student and Professor | Kimberly Springer 2. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack | Peggy McIntosh3. Where I Come From Is Like This | Paula Gunn Allen4. The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House | Audre Lorde5. The Mountain | Eli Clare Section Two: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES6. "Night to His Day": The Social Construction of Gender | Judith Lorber 7. The Medical Construction of Gender | Suzanne Kessler8. Transgender Feminism: Queering the Woman Question | Susan Stryker9. Theorizing Difference from Multiracial Feminism | Maxine Baca Zinn and Bonnie Thornton Dill10. Gender in the Borderlands | Denise A. Segura and Patricia Zavella11. Masculinities and Globalization | R.W. Connell PART TWO: GENDER, CULTURE, AND SOCIALIZATIONSection Three: REPRESENTATION, LANGUAGE, AND CULTURE12. Gender Stereotyping in the English Language | Laurel Richardson13. Sexing the Internet: Reflections on the Role of Identification in Online Communities | danah boyd 14. Feminist Consumerism and Fat Activists: A Comparative Study of Grassroots Activism and the Dove Real Beauty Campaign | Josée Johnston and Judy Taylor15. Cosmetic Surgery: Paying for Your Beauty | Debra L. Gimlin 16. Hair Still Matters | Ingrid Banks Section Four: SOCIALIZATION17. Hetero-Romantic Love and Heterosexiness in Children’s G-Rated Films | Karin A. Martin and Emily Kazyak18. Pretty Baby | Catherine Newman19. Girls and Boys Together...but Mostly Apart: Gender Arrangements in Elementary Schools | Barrie Thorne 20. “We Don’t Sleep Around Like White Girls Do:” Family, Culture, and Gender in Filipina American Lives | Yen Le Espiritu PART THREE: SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF GENDERSection Five: WORK21. Sex Segregation in the U.S. Labor Force | Christine E. Bose and Rachel Bridges Whaley 22. Median Annual Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers by Education, Race, and Hispanic Origin, 2009 | Nancy Whittier23. The Managed Hand: The Commercialization of Bodies and Emotions in Korean Immigrant-Owned Nail Salons | Miliann Kang 24. Maid in L.A. | Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo25. Organizing Home Care | Jennifer Klein and Eileen Boris Section Six: FAMILIES26. Waking Sleeping Beauty: The Premarital Pelvic Exam and Heterosexuality During the Cold War | Carolyn Herbst Lewis27. What if Marriage is Bad for Us? | Laurie Essig and Lynn Owens28. Moral Dilemmas, Moral Strategies, and the Transformation of Gender: Lessons from Two Generations of Work and Family Change | Kathleen Gerson29. For Better or Worse: Gender Allures in the Vietnamese Global Marriage Market | Hung Cam Thai Section Seven: SEXUALITIES30. Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls' Struggles for/with Sexuality | Deborah L. Tolman31. Shopping for Love: Online Dating and the Making of a Cyber Culture of Romance | Sophia DeMasi32. Is Hooking Up Bad for Young Women? | Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura Hamilton, and Paula England33. Straight Girls Kissing | Leila J. Rupp and Verta Taylor34. Doing Gender, Doing Heteronormativity: “Gender Normals,” Transgender People, and the Social Maintenance of Heterosexuality | Kristen Schilt and Laurel Westbrook Section Eight: BODIES35. The Bare Bones of Sex: Part I—Sex and Gender | Anne Fausto-Sterling 36. "A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems Among African-American, Latina, and White Women | Becky Wangsgaard Thompson37. Loose Lips Sink Ships | Simone Weil Davis38. Google Babies: Race, Class, and Gestational Surrogacy | France Winddance Twine 39. Beyond Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life: Women of Color and Reproductive Justice | Andrea SmithSection Nine: VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN40. Violence Against Girls Provokes Girls’ Violence: From Private Injury to Public Harm | Laurie Schaffner41. “My Strength Is Not for Hurting": Men’s Anti-Rape Websites and Their Construction of Masculinity and Male Sexuality | N. Tatiana Masters42. Fraternities and Rape on Campus | Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer 43. Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence Against Women of Color | Kimberlé CrenshawPART FOUR: SOCIAL CHANGESection Ten: GLOBAL POLITICS AND THE STATE 44. Stratified Reproduction and Poor Women’s Resistance | Karen McCormack45. From the Third World to the “Third World Within”: Asian Women Workers Fighting Globalization | Grace Chang 46. Gendered Selves and Identities of Information Technology Professionals in Global Software Organizations in India | Marisa D’Mello47. Contesting Militarization: Global Perspectives | Gwyn Kirk48. Do Muslim Women Really Need Saving? Anthropological Reflections on Cultural Relativism and Its Others | Lila Abu-Lughod Section Eleven: SOCIAL PROTEST AND FEMINIST MOVEMENTS49. Forever Feminism: The Persistence of the U.S. Women's Movement, 1960-2011 | Alison Dahl Crossley, Verta Taylor, Nancy Whittier, and Cynthia Fabrizio Pelak50. Feminists or “Postfeminists”? Young Women’s Attitudes Toward Feminism and Gender Relations | Pamela Aronson51. Young Women, Late Modern Politics, and the Participatory Possibilities of Online Cultures | Anita Harris52. Punks, Bulldaggers, and Welfare Queens: The Radical Potential of Queer Politics? | Cathy J. Cohen53. We Are the Ones We've Been Waiting For: Young Black Feminists Take Their Research and Activism Online | Moya Bailey and Alexis Pauline Gumbs54. Transform The World: What You Can Do with a Degree in Women’s Studies | Nikki Ayanna Stewart ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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