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Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readingsby Susan M Shaw
Synopses & Reviews
This introductory women's studies reader offers a wide range of classic, conceptual, and experiential writings--over 105 selections in all. Chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter's topic, including explanations of key concepts and ideas and references to the subsequent reading selections. The anthology also offers numerous pedagogical features designed to engage students in active learning.
Book News Annotation:
This supplementary text for courses in women's studies contains more than 100 classic and contemporary readings. These are organized into 13 sections dealing with such themes as systems of privilege and inequality; sex, power, and intimacy; health and reproductive rights; and women's work inside and outside the home. Each section features an introduction that provides a framework for the selections that follow and concludes with some questions for discussion. The third edition contains 55 new articles. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
Susan M. Shaw is Director of the Women Studies Program at Oregon State University. She received her Ph.D. from Southern Seminary in 1987 and taught Religious Studies for eight years before joining the Women Studies faculty at OSU in 1996. She has won numerous teaching awards, including the University Continuing Education Association’s 2002 Meritorious Course Award for her web-based version of OSU’s introductory women’s studies course. She is the author of Storytelling in Religious Education.ation.Janet Lee is Professor of Women Studies at Oregon State University. She received her Ph.D. from Washington State University in 1985 and served as Director of OSU’s Women Studies Program from 1991-2002. She recently received the OSU College of Liberal Arts Excellence Award that recognizes distinguished teaching, scholarship, and service. She is the author of Blood Stories: Menarche and the Politics of the Female Body in U.S. Society (with Jennifer Sasser-Coen) and Comrades and Partners: The Shared Lives of Grace Hutchins and Anna Rochester.
Table of Contents
* Indicates a New Reading
CHAPTER 1. WOMEN’S STUDIES: PERSPECTIVES AND PRACTICES
What Is Women’s Studies?
How Did Women’s Studies Come About?
Box: Historical Moment: The First Women's Studies Department
Box: The World's Women: Education
Box: Educational Attainment of the Population 25 Years and Over by Sex and
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