This collection features new and original research on the range of sexism still faced every day by women in US society. It documents oppression across ethnic, racial, class, and sexual orientation groups in a wide range of gendered spaces, including the home, the workplace, unions, educational institutions, and the Internet. Exploring the way these different but related systems of oppression interact, the editors come to view sexism not as a static thing, but as part of a "dialectic of domination" in which women are simultaneously oppressed and capable of oppressing others through their discourse and practice. With its broad range of approaches, its focus on discourse and experience in gendered spaces, and its debunking of the personal and societal fictions of gender, this book goes a long way toward explaining why sexism is still so pervasive in everyday life.
Carol Rambo Ronai is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Memphis. Barbara A. Zsembik is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida. Joe R. Feagin is Graduate Research Professor of Sociology at the University of Florida, and author of White Racism: The Basics (Routledge, 1995) and The Agony of Education: Black Students at White Colleges and Universities (Routledge, 1996).
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