Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

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Oxford University Press, 2010 - Social Science - 326 pages
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In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fourth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines various, evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/reader acknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing gender inequality and celebrates its enormous accomplishments over the last forty years. It also documents feminism's ongoing political activism, and, with an awareness of postmodern and third-wave trends, points toward its future.

Significantly rewritten, reorganized, and updated, the fourth edition features seventeen new readings and new sections on feminism in China, India, South Korea, and Japan. In addition, the bulleted lists that introduce each type of feminism now include a critique as well as that particular feminism's theories on the sources of gender inequality, its politics, and its contributions.

An accessible, engaging classic written by one of sociology's first feminists, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fourth Edition, is an ideal undergraduate and graduate text for courses in introductory feminism, feminist theory, and women's studies.

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Review: Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

User Review  - Aimee Wilson - Goodreads

As some others have stated, there is a lack of depth in some areas but overall it is good starting point for anyone interested in feminist theory. Read full review

Review: Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics

User Review  - Megan S - Goodreads

A good introduction to a variety of feminist theories, their theoretical goals, policy initiatives, and criticisms. The points are well elaborated on through direct quotations from the work of ... Read full review

Contents

Gender Reform Feminisms
21
Marxist Feminism
46
Socialist Feminism
70
Copyright

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Judith Lorber is an international scholar in gender studies and Professor Emerita of Sociology and Women's Studies at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. She is the author of Breaking the Bowls: Degendering and Feminist Change (2005), Paradoxes of Gender (1994), numerous articles on gender and on women in healthcare, and coauthor of Gendered Bodies: Feminist Perspectives (OUP, 2006) and Gender and the Social Construction of Illness (2002).

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