Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives

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McGraw-Hill, 2007 - Social Science - 610 pages
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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 ‚€œSuggestions 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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Gwyn Kirk is a founder member of the East Asia-US-Puerto Rico Women's Network Against Militarism. She has taught women's studies courses at a range of U.S. academic institutions, including Antioch College where she chaired the Women's Studies Program (1992-1995). She held the Jane Watson Irwin Visiting Chair in Women's Studies at Hamilton College (1999-2001), a joint appointment with Margo Okazawa-Rey. She received a Rockefeller Fellowship in Women's Studies (University of Hawaii, 2002). Current research concerns the impact of military operations on the environment. Key interests include grassroots activism for sustainability and genuine security. Gwyn Kirk holds a Ph.D. in political sociology from the London School of Economics.

Margo Okazawa-Rey is Professor at the Fielding Graduate University and Professor Emerita at San Francisco State University. She is coeditor of "Women's Lives: Multicultural Perspectives, " 4th ed. (McGraw-Hill 2007).

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