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Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics
Author: Judith Lorber
ISBN 13: 9780195375220
ISBN 10: 19537522
Edition: 4
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2009-03-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 336
List Price: $52.95

Lorber (City U. of New York) gives an overview of organized feminism, its types, its approach to gender equality, and its theories and politics. She then offers a series of classic and new readings in gender reform feminism (liberal, Marxist, socialist, post-colonial), gender resistance (radical, lesbian, psychoanalytic, standpoint) and gender rebellion feminism (multicultural, multiracial, feminist studies of men, social construction, post-modern, third wave). She closes by asking if we need a new feminism, particularly in terms of research, and provides a glossary and list of Internet resources. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


In order to address the latest debates over nature vs. nurture, Lorber (City U. of New York, Brooklyn) has expanded the first edition of her reader on feminism to include readings under a new section titled "feminist theories of the body". All of the readings are chosen and arranged for the undergraduate student; each section includes a bullet-listed overview, Lorber's often lengthy summary of the topic, the readings themselves (all reprinted from other sources; none longer than eight pages); and a bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)