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Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology

Reconstructing Gender: A Multicultural Anthology
Author: Estelle Disch
ISBN 13: 9780073380063
ISBN 10: 73380067
Edition: 5
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication Date: 2008-01-04
Format: Paperback
Pages: 701
List Price: N/A

This anthology for undergraduates demonstrates the ways that gender operates across numerous categories, including race, sexual orientation, class, age and disability. Disch (sociology, U. of Massachusetts, Boston) draws from a wide range of sources, such as research articles, essays and personal narratives, to provide accessible and provocative readings representing a plurality of perspectives and experiences. The fourth edition strengthens the emphasis on women's rights as human rights, gay marriage and the effects of welfare reform. It addresses immigration, health and war and includes a gender analysis of the events at Abu Ghraib. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


An anthology of provocative readings that force readers to face the complexity of gender and its varied relationships to power. Some themes are social contexts of gender, gender socialization, embodiment, and communication. Other topics are sexuality, families, education, paid work and unemployment, health and illness, violence, and a world that is truly human. The editor is affiliated with the University of Massachusetts-Boston. Lacks a subject index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)