Women's Lives

Multicultural Perspectives

Author: Gwyn Kirk

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780072822441

Category: Social Science

Page: 633

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This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies within a global context by examining the diversity of women's lives across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the reading selections. Each chapter includes reading questions and suggestions for taking action, to help students link what they learn to their own lives and to the world around them.
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Women's Lives

Multicultural Perspectives

Author: Gwyn Kirk,Margo Okazawa-Rey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities Social

ISBN: 9780073529417

Category: Social Science

Page: 610

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This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies by examining U.S. women's lives in a global context and across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide updated statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the readings. Each chapter includes "Questions to Frame Your Reading" and “Suggestions for Taking Action†to help students link their knowledge and understanding to their own lives and apply it to the world around them.
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Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives

Author: Gwyn Kirk,Margo Okazawa-Rey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women's studies by examining U.S. women's lives in a global context and across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age. Substantial chapter introductions provide updated statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the readings. Each chapter includes "Questions to Frame Your Reading" and "Suggestions for Taking Action" to help students link their knowledge and understanding to their own lives and to apply it to the world around them.
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Women's Lives

Multicultural Perspectives

Author: Gwyn Kirk,Margo Okazawa-Rey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780767416436

Category: Feminism

Page: 615

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This interdisciplinary, multicultural text-reader provides an introduction to women’s studies by examining the diversity of U.S. women’s lives across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, disability, and age, and within a global context. The chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter’s topic and include explanations of key concepts and ideas, statistical information, and references to the subsequent reading selections. “Questions to frame your reading” follow the introductory sections and precede the readings, providing an easy transition for the student.
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Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives

Author: Gwyn Kirk,Margo Okazawa-Rey

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073512341

Category: Social Science

Page: 704

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The sixth edition of Women’s Lives: Multicultural Perspectives relies on the analyses, principles, and style of earlier editions, but with substantial changes to take account of recent scholarship. Women’s Lives offers an introduction to women’s studies and examines the lives of U.S. women within a global context as well as across race, class, nationality, sexuality, culture, age, and disability.
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Activist Scholarship

Antiracism, Feminism, and Social Change

Author: Julia Sudbury,Margo Okazawa-Rey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317264231

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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Can scholars generate knowledge and pedagogies that bolster local and global forms of resistance to U.S. imperialism, racial/gender oppression, and the economic violence of capitalist globalization? This book explores what happens when scholars create active engagements between the academy and communities of resistance. In so doing, it suggests a new direction for antiracist and feminist scholarship, rejecting models of academic radicalism that remain unaccountable to grassroots social movements. The authors explore the community and the academy as interlinked sites of struggle. This book provides models and the opportunity for critical reflection for students and faculty as they struggle to align their commitments to social justice with their roles in the academy. At the same time, they explore the tensions and challenges of engaging in such contested work.
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Sister Species

Women, Animals and Social Justice

Author: Lisa A. Kemmerer

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252093216

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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Sister Species: Women, Animals, and Social Justice addresses interconnections between speciesism, sexism, racism, and homophobia, clarifying why social justice activists in the twenty-first century must challenge intersecting forms of oppression. This anthology presents bold and gripping--sometimes horrifying--personal narratives from fourteen activists who have personally explored links of oppression between humans and animals, including such exploitative enterprises as cockfighting, factory farming, vivisection, and the bushmeat trade. Sister Species asks readers to rethink how they view "others," how they affect animals with their daily choices, and how they might bring change for all who are abused. These essays remind readers that women have always been important to social justice and animal advocacy, and they urge each of us to recognize the links that continue to bind all oppressed individuals. The astonishing honesty of these contributors demonstrates with painful clarity why every woman should be an animal activist and why every animal activist should be a feminist. Contributors are Carol J. Adams, Tara Sophia Bahna-James, Karen Davis, Elizabeth Jane Farians, Hope Ferdowsian, Linda Fisher, Twyla François, Christine Garcia, A. Breeze Harper, Sangamithra Iyer, Pattrice Jones, Lisa Kemmerer, Allison Lance, Ingrid Newkirk, Lauren Ornelas, and Miyun Park.
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Nation, Immigration, and Environmental Security

Author: J. Urban

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230611869

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

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Using the lens of postcolonial feminism and with particular focus on immigration accross the U.S.across/Mexico border, this book explores the processes by which security threats are identified and interpreted, and thus the relationship between national, civilizational, and environmental security within mainstream environment security discourse in the United States. Another distinctive element of the book is that its focus on the broader discourse of environmental security and immigration, examining the articulation of environmental security concerns over immigration across U.S. institutions such as the media, the state, NGOs, and academia to unpack the ways these threats are identified and interpreted.
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Media Depictions of Brides, Wives, and Mothers

Author: Alena Amato Ruggerio

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739177095

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Media Depictions of Brides, Wives, and Mothers, edited by Alena Amato Ruggerio, explores how television, film, the internet, and other media variously perpetuate gender stereotypes. The contributors to this volume bring a variety of feminist rhetorical and media criticism approaches from across the communication discipline to their analyses of how media shape our expectations of the performance of women’s domestic roles.
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Talking About Race

Alleviating the Fear

Author: Steven Grineski,Julie Landsman,Robert Simmons III

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579225624

Category: Education

Page: 340

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What is it that gives many of us White people a visceral fear about discussing race? Do you realize that being able to not think about or talk about it is a uniquely White experience? Do you warn your children about how people might react to them; find store staff following or watching you; get stopped by the police for no reason? The students of color in your classroom experience discrimination every day, in small and large ways. They don’t often see themselves represented in their textbooks, and encounter hostility in school, and outside. For them race is a constant reality, and an issue they need, and want, to discuss. Failure to do so can inhibit their academic performance. Failure to discuss race prevents White students from getting a real, critical and deep understanding of our society and their place in it. It is essential for the well-being of all students that they learn to have constructive conversations about the history of race in this country, the impact of racism on different ethnic communities, and how those communities and cultures contribute to society. The need to model for our students how to talk openly and comfortably about race is critical in America today, but it is still an issue that is difficult to tackle. To overcome the common fear of discussing race, of saying “something wrong”, this book brings together over thirty contributions by teachers and students of different ethnicities and races who offer their experiences, ideas, and advice. With passion and sensitivity they: cover such topics as the development of racial consciousness and identity in children; admit their failures and continuing struggles; write about creating safe spaces and the climate that promotes thoughtful discussion; model self-reflection; demonstrate the importance of giving voice to students; recount how they responded to racial incidents and used current affairs to discuss oppression; describe courses and strategies they have developed; explain the “n” word; present exercises; and pose questions. For any teacher grappling with addressing race in the classroom, and for pre-service teachers confronting their anxieties about race, this book offers a rich resource of insights, approaches and guidance that will allay fears, and provide the reflective practitioner with the confidence to initiate and respond to discussion of race, from the pre-school and elementary classroom through high school.
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