Perspectives on Gender represents the very best feminist scholarship on gender in the social sciences. The books in the series advance the understanding of how inclusive of difference our perspectives need to be to capture what gender means and emphasize the important role of social change in and for gender relations.
Maid in the USA 10th Anniversary Edition
Mothering Ideology, Experience, and Agency
Black Women and White Women in the Professions Occupational Segregation by Race and Gender, 1960-1980
Feminism and the Women's Movement Dynamics of Change in Social Movement Ideology and Activism
For Richer, For Poorer Mothers Confront Divorce
Gender Consciousness and Politics
By Verta Taylor
September 19, 1996
Although self-help has been an integral strategy of the women's movement, the burgeoning self-help publishing industry and growing popularity of talk shows encouraging personal confession have provoked vicious attacks on self-help from many feminists. Rock-a-By Baby examines the postpartum ...
By Diana Scully
September 15, 1990
Understanding Sexual Violence examines the structural supports for rape in sexually violent cultures and dispels a number of myths about sexual violence--for example, that childhood abuse, alcohol, and drugs are direct causes of rape....
By Mary Romero
August 22, 2002
This is a classic work in the fields of Women's Studies and Sociology. On its 10th Anniversary, it is still a vital and moving study of the lives of immigrant domestic workers, and is constantly cited in the research. Romero's new introduction will offer a fresh look at the material, including more...
By Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Grace Chang, Linda Rennie Forcey
March 10, 1994
This volume presents a variety of unique perspectives on mothering as a socially constructed relationship, assessing many of the political, legal and cultural debates surrounding the issue....
By Wendy Luttrell
July 24, 1997
School-smart and Mother-wise illustrates how and why American education disadvantages working-class women when they are children and adults. In it we hear working-class women--black and white, rural and urban, southern and northern--recount their childhood experiences, describing the circumstances ...
By Carole Joffe, Jennifer Reich
November 06, 2014
A collection of essays, framed with original introductions, Reproduction and Society: Interdisciplinary Readings helps students to think critically about reproduction as a social phenomenon. Divided into six rich and varied sections, this book offers students and instructors a broad overview of the...
By Margaret Nelson
September 09, 2005
Margaret Nelson investigates the lives of single, working-class mothers in this compelling and timely book. Through personal interviews, she uncovers the different challenges that mothers and their children face in small town America--a place greatly changed over the past fifty years as factory ...
By Nancy A. Naples
September 17, 1998
Who are the grassroots warriors on the front lines of the war on poverty? Through in-depth interviews, Nancy Naples presents the voices of over sixty women--African American, Puerto Rican and white European American--who have fought for social and economic justice in the low-income neighborhoods of...
By Natalie J. Sokoloff
January 07, 1993
Women of all racial\ethnic backrounds and minority men have been hailed as the major beneficiaries of the expansion in political, economic, and employment opportunities of the 1960s and 1970s. The author uses data derived from a twenty year span of census material to provide a thorough analysis of ...
By Barbara Ryan
December 17, 1992
In Feminism and the Women's Movement, Barbara Ryan integrates a broad historical view with an analytical framework drawn from the theory of social movements. Relying on participation and observation of diverse groups involved in the woman's movement, interviews with long-term activists, and ...
By Demie Kurz
November 09, 1995
For Richer, For Poorer provides a new perspective on the impact of divorce on women. Based on interviews with a random sample of divorced mothers, this book identifies their real concerns: inadequate resources from their ex-husbands and the state, and unequal social policies. Presenting accounts of...
By Sue Tolleson Rinehart
March 04, 1993
This book examines the emergence of gender consciousness among women as a significant force in American politics. The author bases her argument on an in-depth empirical analysis of data derived from the U.S. biennial National Election studies of 1974 to 1984, the year of the emergence of the ...