Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

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Oxford University Press, 2012 - 342 Seiten
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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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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 CUNYGraduate Center's Women's Studies Certificate Program and was Founding Editor of Gender and Society, official publication of Sociologists for Women in Society. She is the author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Paradoxes ofGender, and Women Physicians: Careers, Status and Power, as well as numerous articles on gender and on women as health care workers and patients. She is co-author of Gender and the Social Construction of Illness and Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives, and co-editor of the Handbook of Gender andWomen's Studies, Revisioning Gender, and The Social Construction of Gender.

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