Feminist Frontiers

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Laurel Richardson, Verta A. Taylor, Nancy Whittier
McGraw-Hill, 2004 - Social Science - 536 pages
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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual orientation and sexual diversity, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. With readings that cut across disciplines and generational lines, Feminist Frontiers presents the full diversity of women’s issues and experiences, exploring their similarities as well as their differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality and introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. A sociological analysis opens each of the four Parts and eleven Sections of the book. Boxed inserts, with news articles, humor, and other writings from the popular press, complement the readings.

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About the author (2004)

Richardson, professor of sociology at Ohio State University, is a leading researcher in the sociology of gender.

Nancy Whittier is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of the Women's Studies Program Committee at Smith College. She teaches courses on gender, social movements, queer politics, and research methods. She received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, where she held a University Fellowship and a Presidential Dissertation Fellowship.Professor Whittier is the author of Feminist Generations: The Persistence of the Radical Women's Movement, which traces the evolution of radical feminism over the past 25 years and examines intergenerational differences within the women's movement. Her work on the women's movement, social movement culture and collective identity, and activist generations has appeared in numerous scholarly collections and journals. She is currently co-editing a volume on new directions in social movement theory. She is also working on a book about the gender politics of the movement against child sexual abuse and its opponents.

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