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Women in Culture: An Intersectional Anthology for Gender and Women's Studies, 2nd Edition

Bonnie Kime Scott (Editor), Susan E. Cayleff (Editor), Anne Donadey (Editor), Irene Lara (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-54112-8
562 pages
August 2016, Wiley-Blackwell
Women in Culture: An Intersectional Anthology for Gender and Women

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The thoroughly revised Women in Culture 2/e explores the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, gender identity, and spirituality from the perspectives of diverse global locations. Its strong humanities content, including illustrations and creative writing, uniquely embraces the creative aspects of the field.

  • Each of the ten thematic chapters lead to creative readings, introducing a more
  • Readings throughout the text encourage intersectional thinking amongst students humanistic angle than is typical of textbooks in the field
  • This textbook is queer inclusive and allows students to engage with postcolonial/decolonial thinking, spirituality, and reproductive/environmental justice
  • A detailed timeline of feminist history, criticism and theory is provided, and the glossary encourages the development of critical vocabulary
  • A variety of illustrations supplement the written materials, and an accompanying website offers instructors pedagogical resources
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments x

List of Sources xi

General Introduction xvii

1 Introduction to Feminist Concepts and Issues 1
By Anne Donadey

1.1 My Name 11
Sandra Cisneros

1.2 The New Pronoun They Invented Suited Everyone Just Fine (illustration) 12
Jacinta Bunnell and Nat Kusinitz

1.3 Oppression 13
Marilyn Frye

1.4 Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference 16
Audre Lorde

1.5 Womanist 23
Alice Walker

1.6 Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity 24
Michael S. Kimmel

1.7 Abandon Your Tedious Search: The Rulebook Has Been Found! 33
Kate Bornstein

1.8 Feminists Theorize Colonial/Postcolonial 39
Rosemary Marangoly George

2 Stories of Identity and Community 50
By Irene Lara

2.1 To Live in the Borderlands Means You 62
Gloria Anzaldúa

2.2 Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves 63
Evelyn Alsultany

2.3 Where I Come from is Like This 68
Paula Gunn Allen

2.4 Introduction to Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy 74
Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild

2.5 From In Gerangl/In Struggle: A Handbook for Recognizing and Resisting Anti-Semitism and for Rebuilding
Jewish Identity and Pride 84
Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz and Irena Klepfisz with Bernice Mennis

2.6 losing home 86
eli clare

3 Histories of Feminism 92
By Bonnie Kime Scott

3.1 The Women at the Gate 99
Evelyn Sharp

3.2 And A’n’t I a Woman? 104
Sojourner Truth

3.3 When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision 106
Adrienne Rich

3.4 From Separate Roads to Feminism 114
Benita Roth

3.5 Feminist Consciousness and African Literary Criticism 120
Carole Boyce Davies

3.6 The Historical Denial of Lesbianism 129
Blanche Wiesen Cook

3.7 The Historian as Curandera 134
Aurora Levins Morales

4 Women and Gender in Arts and Media 148
By Bonnie Kime Scott

4.1 Obasan 154
Joy Kogawa

4.2 The Tag Project: Executive Order 9066 (illustration) 157
Wendy Maruyama

4.3 Do Women Have to be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum? (illustration) 158
Guerrilla Girls

4.4 The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman 158
Esther Newton

4.5 Shakespeare’s Sister 169
Virginia Woolf

4.6 Creative Expressions 174
Maythee Rojas

4.7 Beauty and the Beast of Advertising 183
Jean Kilbourne

4.8 Pop and Circumstance: Why Pop Culture Matters 186
Andi Zeisler

5 Sexualities and Genders 195
By Susan E. Cayleff

5.1 poem on trying to love without fear 203
Maiana Minahal

5.2 Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power 205
Audre Lorde

5.3 The Happiest Day of My Life (illustration) 210

5.4 An Immodest Proposal 210
Heather Corinna

5.5 “Charity Girls” and City Pleasures: Historical Notes on Working-Class Sexuality, 1880–1920 214
Kathy Peiss

5.6 When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Woman 224
Indiana University Empowerment Workshop

5.7 Heterosexuality Questionnaire 225
Gay and Lesbian Speakers’ Bureau

5.8 Aligning Bodies, Identities, and Expressions: Transgender Bodies 226
Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore

5.9 Masculinity Politics on a World Scale 234
R. W. Connell

5.10 Brown Boi Health Manifesto 239
Prentis Hemphill

6 Body Politics 241
By Susan E. Cayleff

6.1 Recipe 247
Janice Mirikitani

6.2 A History of Women’s Bodies 248
Rose Weitz

6.3 If Men Could Menstruate 256
Gloria Steinem

6.4 Women and Disability and Poetry (Not Necessarily in That Order) 258
Laura Hershey

6.5 Do We Call You Handicapped? (illustration) 260
Morrie Turner

6.6 Maintaining Masculinity: Homophobia at Work 261
Eric Anderson

6.7 The Story of My Body 267
Judith Ortiz Cofer

6.8 veiled intentions: don’t judge a muslim girl by her covering 274
maysan haydar

7 Reproductive and Environmental Justice 279
By Bonnie Kime Scott

7.1 Sequel to Love 285
Meridel le Sueur

7.2 Just Choices: Women of Color, Reproductive Health and Human Rights 288
Loretta J. Ross, Sarah L. Brownlee, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Luz Rodriquez, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Project

7.3 Depo Diaries and the Power of Stories 297
Etobssie Wako and Cara Page

7.4 Women, People of Color, Children, and Health and Women and Environmental Justice 302
Karen J. Warren

7.5 Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and the Nature/Culture Dualism 309
Ynestra King

7.6 Mad Cows and Sacred Cows 315
Vandana Shiva

7.7 Green our Communities! Plant Urban Gardens (illustration) 323
Favianna Rodriguez

7.8 Toward a Queer Ecofeminism 323
Greta Gaard

8 Violence and Resistance 335
By Anne Donadey

8.1 The Yellow Wallpaper 343
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

8.2 Scope of the Problem 355
Carol Bohmer and Andrea Parrot

8.3 Sexual Assault Prevention Tips 367
Feminally

8.4 Legal Images of Battered Women 367
Martha R. Mahoney

8.5 Feminicidio: The “Black Legend” of the Border 381
Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Georgina Guzmán

8.6 Hermaphrodites with Attitude: Mapping the Emergence of Intersex Political Activism 389
Cheryl Chase

8.7 Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing 404
Andrea Smith

9 Healing and Spirituality 413
By Irene Lara

9.1 The Moths 422
Helena María Viramontes

9.2 My Guardian Spirits 426
Ama R. Saran

9.3 Honor and Ceremony in Women’s Rituals 428
E. M. Broner

9.4 My World of the Unknown 435
Alifa Rifaat

9.5 From Seeing Red: American Indian Women Speaking about Their Religious and Political Perspectives 445
Inés Maria Talamantez

9.6 The Clan of One-Breasted Women 450
Terry Tempest Williams

9.7 Life out of Balance 455
Lori Arviso Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt

10 Activism for the Future 463
By Susan E. Cayleff

10.1 Feminism: A Transformational Politic 467
bell hooks

10.2 Smash Patriarchy (illustration) 474

10.3 Fat Liberation Manifesto 475
Judy Freespirit and Aldebaran

10.4 Fighting Back 476
Jenny Morris

10.5 Expanding Environmental Justice: Asian American Feminists’ Contribution 484
Julie Sze

10.6 El Mundo Zurdo and the Ample Space of the Erotic 491
M. Jacqui Alexander

10.7 Lessons for Transformation 496
AnaLouise Keating

10.8 All Sleeping Women Now Awake and Move (illustration) 507

10.9 Still I Rise 507
Maya Angelou

Glossary 509

Timeline 520

Index 529

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Author Information

Bonnie Kime Scott is Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of Joyce and Feminism (1984), The Gender of Modernism (1990), the two volume study of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Rebecca West, Refiguring Modernism (1995), Selected Letters of Rebecca West (2000), and In the Hollow of the Wave: Virginia Woolf and Modernist Uses of Nature (2012).

Susan E. Cayleff is a Professor of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness (1993) and Babe: The Greatest All-Sport Athlete of All-Time (2001). Her biography Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1996) was a Pulitzer Prize nominee.

Anne Donadey is Professor of French and Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of Recasting Postcolonialism (2001), co-editor of Postcolonial Theory and Francophone Literary Studies (with H. Adlai Murdoch, 2005), and editor of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Assia Djebar (2016). She was also editor of a special issue of the journal L’Esprit créateur dedicated to the works of Assia Djebar (Winter 2008).

Irene Lara isAssociate Professor at San Diego State University’s Department of Women’s Studies. She has published a co-edited volume, Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women’s Lives (with Elisa Facio, 2014).
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