Womens Issues for a New Generation: A Social Work Perspective

Paperback | June 24, 2016

byGail Ukockis

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How do you "hook" a Millennial student into caring about women's issues when feminism has been declared dead for decades? Written in an engaging style that promotes critical thinking, Women's Issues for a New Generation is intended for freshman- and sophomore-level undergraduates who havenever heard of Mary Wollstonecraft or Anita Hill. The interdisciplinary text includes three major sections: women in the U.S., women from diverse groups (e.g., Native American and disabled), and women in the global arena. It also stresses the inclusion of men in topics such as body image, since"women's issues" are really issues that affect everyone. Other striking features included the contemporary debates (e.g., War on Women and Hillary Clinton's ambitions) and the current issues such as human trafficking. Textbooks on gender and women's studies often emphasize theory with the assumption that students already know about women's history, the pay gap, and other basic information; Women's Issues for a New Generation serves as a reader-friendly bridge to more advanced analysis of women and gender. Writtenby a social worker, this textbook applies social work values and the strength perspective to anyone who is fighting gender inequality.

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How do you "hook" a Millennial student into caring about women's issues when feminism has been declared dead for decades? Written in an engaging style that promotes critical thinking, Women's Issues for a New Generation is intended for freshman- and sophomore-level undergraduates who havenever heard of Mary Wollstonecraft or Anita Hill...

Gail Ukockis, PhD, MSW, MA, is an educator and social worker with an eclectic background that includes graduate studies in history. For eleven years, Dr. Ukockis taught a women's issues course at Ohio Dominican University, which served as the foundation for this textbook. Her research interests also include HIV/AIDS, cultural competenc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:496 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.68 inPublished:June 24, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0190239395

ISBN - 13:9780190239398

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"This book is the most thorough, well-researched source available on all aspects of women's issues. Unlike many titles, it covers relevant history leading to the present day on contemporary and ongoing gender concerns. Dr. Ukockis has written an important go-to book for topics from genderidentity to rape in the military to diversity among women and women's poverty. Students and scholars of both women's studies and social work will benefit from this text." --Terry Cluse-Tolar, PhD, MSW, Professor, Ohio University