Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology: A Multicultural Anthology

Paperback | January 4, 2008

byEstelle Disch

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Reconstructing Gender is an anthology that addresses the contemporary experiences from a variety of women and men. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, critical essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent many perspectives and experiences. Eleven part-opening introductions identify important issues in the general field of study, describe the readings, remind the reader about some of the central themes emerging throughout the book, and raise questions for students to consider.

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Reconstructing Gender is an anthology that addresses the contemporary experiences from a variety of women and men. Drawing from a wide range of sources including research articles, critical essays, and personal narratives, Disch has chosen accessible, engaging, and provocative readings that represent many perspectives and experiences. ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.5 × 6 × 1.1 inPublished:January 4, 2008Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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General Introduction

Part I: It's not just about Gender

1. The Puerto Rican Dummy and the Merciful Son, Martín Espada

2. From Nothing, A Consciousness, Helen Zia

3. The Past is Ever Present: Recognizing the New Racism, Patricia Hill Collins

4. Angry Women Are Building: Issues and Struggles Facing American Indian Women Today, Paula Gunn Allen

5. "J.A.P."-Slapping: The Politics of Scapegoating, Ruth Atkin and Adrienne Rich

*6. Latinas in the Fault Lines of Citizenship, Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis

7. White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack, Peggy McIntosh

8. Controlled or Autonomous: Identity and the Experience of the Network, Women Living Under Muslim Laws, Farida Shaheed

*9. Under and (Inside) Western Eyes: At the Turn of the Century, Chandra Talpade Mohanty

10. Patriarchy, the System: An It, Not a He, a Them or an Us, Allan Johnson

Part II: Gender Socialization

11. The Social Construction of Gender, Judith Lorber

12. Boyhood, Organized Sports, and the Construction of Masculinities, Michael A. Messner

13. Who's the Fairest of Them All?, Jill Nelson

14. He Defies You Still: The Memoirs of a Sissy, Tommi Avicolli

15. Growing Up Hidden, Linnea Due

*16. Masculinity as Homophobia, Michael Kimmel

Part III: Embodiment

*17. Making Up Is Hard To Do, Sheila Jeffreys

18. "A Way Outa No Way": Eating Problems among African American, Latina, and White Women, Becky W. Thompson

19. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit, Leslie Marmon Silko

20. Just Walk on By: A Black Man Ponders His Power to Alter Public Space, Brent Staples

21. Taking It, Leonard Kriegel

22. I'm Not Fat, I'm Latina, Christy Haubegger

23. The Tyranny of the Esthetic: Surgery's Most Intimate Violation, Martha A. Coventry

Part IV: Communication

24. For the White Person Who Wants to Know How to Be My Friend, Pat Parker

*25. Men and Women are from Earth, Rosalind Barnett and Caryl Rivers

26. Real Men Don't Cry . . . and Other "Uncool" Myths, Phil W. Petrie

27. The New Momism, Susan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels

28. Claiming Jezebel: Black Female Subjectivity and Sexual Expressions in Hip-Hop, Ayana Byrd

29. Where are the women? The strange case of the missing feminists. When was the last time you saw one on TV?, Laura Zimmerman

Part V: Sexuality

*30. A Pornographic World [What is normal?], Robert Jensen

31. The Myth of the Sexual Athlete, Don Sabo

*32. Passing Last Summer, Domenika Bednarska

33. The Impact of Multiple Marginalization, Paula C. Rust

Part VI: Families

*34. Contemporary Challenges to Black Women's Reproductive Rights, Jeanne Flavin

35. Bloodmothers, Othermothers, and Women-Centered Networks, Patricia Hill Collins

36. Dilemmas of Involved Fatherhood, Kathleen Gerson

37. Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response, Audre Lorde

38. I Am a Man, Raul E. Ybarra

39. What is marriage for?, E.J. Graff

*40. Free to Marry, At Last-May 17, 2004, Pat Gozemba and Karen Kahn

Part VII: Education

41. Missing in Interaction, Myra and David Sadker

42. "What About the Boys?" What the Current Debates Tell Us--and Don't Tell Us--About Boys in Schools, Michael S. Kimmel

43. Does Gender Matter?, Ben A. Barres

44. Black and Female: Reflections on Graduate School, bell hooks

*45. Mentors in Violence Program, Jackson Katz

Part VIII: Paid Work and Unemployment

*46. The End of Welfare as We Know It: An Overview of the PRWORA, Alejandra Marchevsky and Jeanne Theoharis

47. Sixty Cents to a Man's Dollar, Ann Crittenden

48. "Global Woman" by Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild

49. America's Dirty Work: Migrant Maids and Modern-Day Slavery, Joy M. Zarembka

50. The Globetrotting Sneaker, Cynthia Enloe

*51. The Center of Masculine Production: Gay Athletes in Professional Sports, Eric Anderson

*52. Men at War: Vietnam and Agent Orange, Cynthia R. Daniels

*53. Fort Bragg: Command, Jeffrey McGowan

Part IX: Violence

54. Women, Violence, and Resistance, Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz

*55. Eminem's Popularity is a Major Setback for Girls and Women, Jackson Katz

*56. Pictures of Boyhood, Richard Hoffman

*57. Injury, Gender, and Trouble, Laurie Schaffner

58. Homophobia in Straight Men, Terry A. Kupers

59. The Ultimate Growth Industry: Trafficking in Women and Girls, Jan Goodwin

60. How Safe Is America?, Desiree Taylor

61. Wielding Masculinity Inside Abu Ghraib: Making Feminist Sense of an American Military Scandal, Cynthia Enloe

*62. The Private War of Women Soldiers, Helen Benedict

Part X: Health and Illness

63. Masculinities and Men's Health: Moving toward Post-Superman Era Prevention, Don Sabo

*64. Health Care Reform - A Woman's Issue, Catherine DeLowry, Dr.PH

65. Reproductive Issues Are Essential Survival Issues for the Asian-American Communities, Connie S. Chan

66. Why the Precautionary Principle? A Meditation on Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) and the Breasts of Mothers, Sandra Steingraber

67. Does Silencio = Muerte? Notes on Translating the AIDS Epidemic, Rafael Campo

68. To Be Poor and Transgender, Kai Wright

Part XI: A World That Is Truly Human

69. Statement of Principles, National Organization for Men Against Sexism

*70. New Black Man, Mark Anthony Neal

*71. Feminism's Future: Young Feminists of Color Take the Mic, Daisy Hernández and Pandora L. Leong

*72. Tapping Our Strength, Eisa Nefertari Ulen

*73. The Women's Peace Movement in Israel, Gila Svirsky

*74. Women and Human Rights, Rita Arditti