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An introduction to women's studies : gender in a transnational world

Author: Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan
Publisher: Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
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This anthology for first and second year students introduces them to the history of key ideas in the modern period related to sexual difference, gender, race, class, and sexuality. While most introductory Women's Studies textbooks focus on the United States, even if they add multiculturalism to the discussion, this book looks at the history of important differences between women in diverse locations around the world  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Introduction to women's studies.
Boston : McGraw-Hill, ©2002
(OCoLC)609962094
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Inderpal Grewal; Caren Kaplan
ISBN: 007109380X 9780071093804
OCLC Number: 47161269
Description: xxii, 576 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Sex and the body / Nelly Oudshoorn --
Egg and the sperm / Emily Martin --
Welcoming soil: Islamic humoralism / Carol Laderman --
Androgynous males and deficient females: biology and gender boundaries in sixteenth-and seventeenth-century China / Charlotte Furth --
Social construction theory: problems in the history of sexuality / Carole S. Vance --
Magic / Linda Gordon --
Feminist approaches to technology / Sheila Rowbotham --
Biological connection / Anne Fausto-Sterling --
Women's brains / Stephen Jay Gould --
Ethics of genetic research on sexual orientation / Udo Schuklenk, Edward Stein, Jacinta Kerin, and William Byne --
Social construction of race / Ian F. Haney López --
Malthusianism / Linda Gordon --
Imperialism and motherhood / Anna Davin --
Race culture: recent perspectives on the history of eugenics / Frank Dikkoter --
New technologies of race / Evelynn M. Hammonds --
So I grew up / Nongenile Masithathu Zanani --
Exorcising the midwives / Barbara Ehrenreich and Dierdre English --
Women and medicine / David Arnold --
Sexual surgery in late-nineteenth-century America / Ben Barker-Benfield --
Unmasking tradition / Ragaia Abusharaf --
Contested terrain: the historical struggle for fertility control / Susan Davis --
Reproductive rights / Angela Davis --
Biotechnology and the taming of women's bodies / Soheir Morsy --
Family matters / Betsy Hartmann --
Call for a new approach / Committee on Women, population and the environment --
Human genome diversity project: implications for indigenous peoples / Debra Harry --
Global aspects of health and health policy in third world countries / Maureen Larkin --
Women's health movement in the United States / Judy Norsigian --
More than mothers and whores: redefining the AIDS prevention of women / Kathryn Carovano --
Norplant information sheet / National Latina Health Organization --
Egyptian Women's Health Book Collective / Nadia Farah --
Reproductive health / Lois M. Smith and Alfred Padula --
Public and private / Judith Squires --
Excerpt from a vindication of the rights of woman / Mary Wollstonecraft --
Women and citizenship / Jan Jindy Pettman --
Owning the self in a disowned world / Patricia J. Williams --
Women, gender, and the state / Jan Jindy Pettman --
Power and the state / Jeffrey Weeks --
Competing agenda: feminists, Islam, and the state in nineteenth-and twentieth-century Egypt / Margot Badran --
White slavery, citizenship, and nationality in Argentina / Donna J. Guy --
Concepts of identity and difference / Kathryn Woodward --
Feminism and the question of class / Alexandra Kollontai --
Mapping the margins: intersectionality, identity politics, and violence against women of color / Kimberlé Crenshaw --
Reflections on diversity among Chicanas / Patricia Zavella --
Making it perfectly queer / Lisa Duggan --
We, the people / Peter Burke --
Nationalism and masculinity / Cynthia Enloe --
Women of conformity: the work of Shimada Yoshiko / Hagiwara Hiroko --
First Ku Klux Klan / Kathleen M. Blee --
International first wave / Leila J. Rupp --
Program for voting women / Crystal Eastman --
Whither feminism? / Mamphela Ramphele --
Controlled or autonomous: identity and the experience of the network, women living together under Muslim laws / Farida Shaheed --
Belgrade feminists 1992: separation, guilt, and identity crisis / Lepa Mladjenovic and Vera Litricin --
Welfare, rights, and the disability movement / Lina Abu-Habib --
Excerpts from ways of seeing / John Berger --
Making things mean: cultural representation in objects / Catherine King --
Feminist art practices / Rozsika Parker --
Women and art history / Griselda Pollock --
Where is Ana Mendieta? / Jane Blocker --
Prologue / Judith Fryer Davidov --
Karen Alexander: video worker / Mica Nava --
Female pleasures and perversions in the silent and early sound cinema / Andrea Weiss --
Yearnings / Jianying Zha --
Bribe of Frankenstein / Stuart Ewen and Elizabeth Ewen --
Sixth composition / Rassundari Devi --
Literacy: liberation or lip service / Pat Dean --
Literacy: no panacea for women's problems / M.S. Mlahleki --
World Media / William Wresch --
Woman is an island: femininity and colonization / Judith Williamson --
Excerpts from reading National Geographic / Catherine A. Lutz and Jane L. Collins --
Feminism and difference / Marnia Lazreg --
Excerpt from images of women: the portrayal of women in photography of the Middle East / Sarah Graham-Brown --
Gender and consumption / Robert Bocock --
Urban women and the emergence of shopping / Elaine S. Abelson --
Excerpt from inarticulate longings / Jennifer Scanlon --
Gay marketing moment / Amy Gluckman and Betsy Reed --
Body beautiful / Rosalind Coward --
Nourishing ourselves / Nancy Worcester --
Grotesque moderne / Roland Marchand --
Black Beauty's new face / Allison Samuels --
Italians contemplate beauty in a Caribbean brow / Celestine Bohlen --
Ugliness in India over Miss World / Barry Bearak --
Barbie and the world economy / Rone Tempest --
Feminism for the incurably informed / Anne Balsamo --
Internet and the south: superhighway or dirt-track / Panos --
Using information technology as a mobilizing force: the case of the Tanzania Media Women's Association / Fatma Alloo --
On the beach: sexism and tourism / Cynthia Enloe --
Wonderful adventures of Mrs. Seacole in many lands / Mary Seacole --
Give a thought to Africa: Black women missionaries in southern Africa / Sylvia M. Jacobs --
Female employment in Puerto Vallarta: a case study / Sylvia Chant --
Excerpt from the world labor market: a history of migration / Lydia Potts --
Refugee ship / Lorna Dee Cervantes --
Excerpt from Mankiller: a chief and her people / Wilma Mankiller and Michael Wallis --
Refugee / Phil Marfleet --
Human rights of refugees with special reference to Muslim refugee women / Khadija Elmadmad --
From 'routes' to roots / Stuart Hall --
Gal ... you come from foreign / Claudette Williams --
Dislocated identities: reflections of an Arab Jew / Ella Shohat --
Arab noise and Ramadan nights: Rai, rap, and Franco-Maghrebi identity / Joan Gross, David McMurray, and Ted Swedenburg --
Women and labor migration / Evelyn Nakano Glenn --
Maid by any other name: the transformation of 'dirty work' by Central American immigrants / Leslie Salzinger --
Maid in the capital / Rigoberta Menchú --
From Thailand to Japan: migrant sex workers as autonomous subjects / Satoko Watenabe --
Welcome to the border / Augusta Dwyer --
Sex discrimination in the Maquiladoras / Human Rights Watch --
Our policies, their consequences: Zambian women's lives under structural adjustment / Amber Ault and Eve Sandberg --
Gendered politics and violence of structural adjustment: a view from Jamaica / Faye V. Harrison --
Tomasito's guide to economic integration: a whirlwind tour with your guide Tomasito, the tomato / Ecumenical Coalition for Economic Justice --
Globalization from a consumer's perspective: the exciting relationship between the world and me / Junko Arimura --
Obesity of the food industry / Nancy Worcester --
Beyond the global victim / Cynthia Enloe --
Cross-border talk: transnational perspectives on labor, race, and sexuality / Teresa Carillo.
Responsibility: [edited by] Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan.
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This anthology for first and second year students introduces them to the history of key ideas in the modern period related to sexual difference, gender, race, class, and sexuality. While most introductory Women's Studies textbooks focus on the United States, even if they add multiculturalism to the discussion, this book looks at the history of important differences between women in diverse locations around the world and continually challenges students to think through the issues that are raised. This transnational approach to understanding gender brings Women's Studies into an era of globalization and connects women;s issues in the United States to women;s issues elsewhere. The book shows how colonialism and imperialism, as they spread across the world, shaped ideas about gender as much as other modern phenomena. It addresses issues of power and inequalities and focuses on links and connections rather than commonalties. The readings are truly interdisciplinary, drawing upon scholarly work in many disciplines and interdisciplinary fields as well as non-scholarly sources.

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