Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byJudith Lorber

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In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines various evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/readeracknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing gender inequality and celebrates its enormous accomplishments over the last forty years. It also documents feminism's ongoing political activism, and, with an awareness of postmodern and third-wave trends, points toward its future.The fifth edition features eight new readings and five significantly rewritten, reorganized, and updated chapters, including one on transnational feminism, which encompasses Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Other rewritten chapters are Psychoanalytic and Cultural Feminism, Social ConstructionFeminism, Postmodern Feminism and Queer Theory, and Third Wave Feminism. As before, the bulleted lists introducing each type of feminism include the feminism's theories of the sources of gender inequality, its politics, its contributions, and a critique.An accessible, engaging classic written by one of sociology's first feminists, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, is an ideal undergraduate and graduate text for courses in introductory feminism, feminist theory, and women's studies.

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In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fifth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines various evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/readeracknowledges feminism's significant contributions ...

Judith Lorber is Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center and Brooklyn College, CUNY. She received her Ph.D. degree from New York University in 1971 and began developing and teaching courses in women's studies in 1972. She was the first Coordinator of the CUNY Graduate Center's Women's Studies Certifi...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsPrefaceFeminisms and Their Contributions to Gender EqualityPart I: Gender Reform Feminisms1. Liberal FeminismCynthia Fuchs Epstein: A Theory of Female SubordinationKathleen Gerson: *Children of the Gender Revolution2. Marxist FeminismJoan Acker: Theorizing Racial and Gendered ClassEvelyn Nakano Glenn: Gender, Race, and Citizenship3. Socialist FeminismLeslie McCall: Gender and Complex InequalityNancy Folbre: The Invisible Heart4. Transnational FeminismChandra Talpade Mohanty: Under Western Eyes at the Turn of the CenturyAili Mari Tripp: *Challenges in Transnational Feminist MobilizationPart II: Gender Resistance Feminisms5. Radical FeminismRedstockings: Redstockings ManifestoSusan Hawthorne: *Biopiracy of Body-Based Resources6. Lesbian FeminismArlene Stein: Decentering Lesbian FeminismMignon R. Moore: Lipstick or Timberlands: Gender Presentation in Black Lesbian Communities7. Psychoanalytic and Cultural FeminismNancy J. Chodorow: Freud and FeminismH,lSne Cixous: The Laugh of the Medusa8. Standpoint FeminismDorothy E. Smith: Women's Standpoint: Embodied Knowledge versus the Ruling RelationsSandra Harding: Gendered Standpoints on NaturePart III: Gender Rebellion Feminisms9. Social Construction FeminismCecilia L. Ridgeway: *Framed Before We Know ItBarbara J. Risman: Gender as a Social Structure10. Multiracial/Multiethnic FeminismPatricia Hill Collins: Black Feminism, Knowledge, and PowerAnaLouise Keating: *Gloria AnzaldLa's Spiritual Activism11. Feminist Studies of MenRaewyn Connell and James W. Messerschmidt: Hegemonic MasculinityAdia Harvey Wingfield: *Racializing the Glass Escalator12. Post-Modern Feminism and Queer TheoryJudith Butler: Gender, Sex, and Sexual PerformativityTey Meadows: "A Rose is a Rose"13. Third-Wave FeminismR. Claire Snyder: *What is Third-Wave Feminism?Kimberly Springer: Third-Wave Black Feminism?Towards a New FeminismGlossaryIndex*New to the Fifth Edition