Women in CultureAn Intersectional Anthology for Gender and Women's Studies
The thoroughly revised Women in Culture 2/e explores the intersections of gender, race, sexuality, gender identity, and spirituality from the perspectives of diverse global locations. Its strong humanities content, including illustrations and creative writing, uniquely embraces the creative aspects of the field. Each of the ten thematic chapters lead to creative readings, introducing a more Readings throughout the text encourage intersectional thinking amongst students humanistic angle than is typical of textbooks in the field This textbook is queer inclusive and allows students to engage with postcolonial/decolonial thinking, spirituality, and reproductive/environmental justice A detailed timeline of feminist history, criticism and theory is provided, and the glossary encourages the development of critical vocabulary A variety of illustrations supplement the written materials, and an accompanying website offers instructors pedagogical resources
Acknowledgments x List of Sources xi General Introduction xvii 1 Introduction to Feminist Concepts and Issues 1By Anne Donadey 1.1 My Name 11Sandra Cisneros 1.2 The New Pronoun They Invented Suited Everyone Just Fine (illustration) 12Jacinta Bunnell and Nat Kusinitz 1.3 Oppression 13Marilyn Frye 1.4 Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference 16Audre Lorde 1.5 Womanist 23Alice Walker 1.6 Masculinity as Homophobia: Fear, Shame, and Silence in the Construction of Gender Identity 24Michael S. Kimmel 1.7 Abandon Your Tedious Search: The Rulebook Has Been Found! 33Kate Bornstein 1.8 Feminists Theorize Colonial/Postcolonial 39Rosemary Marangoly George 2 Stories of Identity and Community 50By Irene Lara 2.1 To Live in the Borderlands Means You 62Gloria Anzaldúa 2.2 Los Intersticios: Recasting Moving Selves 63Evelyn Alsultany 2.3 Where I Come from is Like This 68Paula Gunn Allen 2.4 Introduction to Global Woman: Nannies, Maids, and Sex Workers in the New Economy 74Barbara Ehrenreich and Arlie Russell Hochschild 2.5 From In Gerangl/In Struggle: A Handbook for Recognizing and Resisting Anti-Semitism and for RebuildingJewish Identity and Pride 84Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz and Irena Klepfisz with Bernice Mennis 2.6 losing home 86eli clare 3 Histories of Feminism 92By Bonnie Kime Scott 3.1 The Women at the Gate 99Evelyn Sharp 3.2 And A’n’t I a Woman? 104Sojourner Truth 3.3 When We Dead Awaken: Writing as Re-Vision 106Adrienne Rich 3.4 From Separate Roads to Feminism 114Benita Roth 3.5 Feminist Consciousness and African Literary Criticism 120Carole Boyce Davies 3.6 The Historical Denial of Lesbianism 129Blanche Wiesen Cook 3.7 The Historian as Curandera 134Aurora Levins Morales 4 Women and Gender in Arts and Media 148By Bonnie Kime Scott 4.1 Obasan 154Joy Kogawa 4.2 The Tag Project: Executive Order 9066 (illustration) 157Wendy Maruyama 4.3 Do Women Have to be Naked to Get into the Met. Museum? (illustration) 158Guerrilla Girls 4.4 The Mythic Mannish Lesbian: Radclyffe Hall and the New Woman 158Esther Newton 4.5 Shakespeare’s Sister 169Virginia Woolf 4.6 Creative Expressions 174Maythee Rojas 4.7 Beauty and the Beast of Advertising 183Jean Kilbourne 4.8 Pop and Circumstance: Why Pop Culture Matters 186Andi Zeisler 5 Sexualities and Genders 195By Susan E. Cayleff 5.1 poem on trying to love without fear 203Maiana Minahal 5.2 Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power 205Audre Lorde 5.3 The Happiest Day of My Life (illustration) 210 5.4 An Immodest Proposal 210Heather Corinna 5.5 “Charity Girls” and City Pleasures: Historical Notes on Working-Class Sexuality, 1880–1920 214Kathy Peiss 5.6 When You Meet a Lesbian: Hints for the Heterosexual Woman 224Indiana University Empowerment Workshop 5.7 Heterosexuality Questionnaire 225Gay and Lesbian Speakers’ Bureau 5.8 Aligning Bodies, Identities, and Expressions: Transgender Bodies 226Judith Lorber and Lisa Jean Moore 5.9 Masculinity Politics on a World Scale 234R. W. Connell 5.10 Brown Boi Health Manifesto 239Prentis Hemphill 6 Body Politics 241By Susan E. Cayleff 6.1 Recipe 247Janice Mirikitani 6.2 A History of Women’s Bodies 248Rose Weitz 6.3 If Men Could Menstruate 256Gloria Steinem 6.4 Women and Disability and Poetry (Not Necessarily in That Order) 258Laura Hershey 6.5 Do We Call You Handicapped? (illustration) 260Morrie Turner 6.6 Maintaining Masculinity: Homophobia at Work 261Eric Anderson 6.7 The Story of My Body 267Judith Ortiz Cofer 6.8 veiled intentions: don’t judge a muslim girl by her covering 274maysan haydar 7 Reproductive and Environmental Justice 279By Bonnie Kime Scott 7.1 Sequel to Love 285Meridel le Sueur 7.2 Just Choices: Women of Color, Reproductive Health and Human Rights 288Loretta J. Ross, Sarah L. Brownlee, Dazon Dixon Diallo, Luz Rodriquez, and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Health Project 7.3 Depo Diaries and the Power of Stories 297Etobssie Wako and Cara Page 7.4 Women, People of Color, Children, and Health and Women and Environmental Justice 302Karen J. Warren 7.5 Healing the Wounds: Feminism, Ecology, and the Nature/Culture Dualism 309Ynestra King 7.6 Mad Cows and Sacred Cows 315Vandana Shiva 7.7 Green our Communities! Plant Urban Gardens (illustration) 323Favianna Rodriguez 7.8 Toward a Queer Ecofeminism 323Greta Gaard 8 Violence and Resistance 335By Anne Donadey 8.1 The Yellow Wallpaper 343Charlotte Perkins Gilman 8.2 Scope of the Problem 355Carol Bohmer and Andrea Parrot 8.3 Sexual Assault Prevention Tips 367Feminally 8.4 Legal Images of Battered Women 367Martha R. Mahoney 8.5 Feminicidio: The “Black Legend” of the Border 381Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Georgina Guzmán 8.6 Hermaphrodites with Attitude: Mapping the Emergence of Intersex Political Activism 389Cheryl Chase 8.7 Heteropatriarchy and the Three Pillars of White Supremacy: Rethinking Women of Color Organizing 404Andrea Smith 9 Healing and Spirituality 413By Irene Lara 9.1 The Moths 422Helena María Viramontes 9.2 My Guardian Spirits 426Ama R. Saran 9.3 Honor and Ceremony in Women’s Rituals 428E. M. Broner 9.4 My World of the Unknown 435Alifa Rifaat 9.5 From Seeing Red: American Indian Women Speaking about Their Religious and Political Perspectives 445Inés Maria Talamantez 9.6 The Clan of One-Breasted Women 450Terry Tempest Williams 9.7 Life out of Balance 455Lori Arviso Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt 10 Activism for the Future 463By Susan E. Cayleff 10.1 Feminism: A Transformational Politic 467bell hooks 10.2 Smash Patriarchy (illustration) 474 10.3 Fat Liberation Manifesto 475Judy Freespirit and Aldebaran 10.4 Fighting Back 476Jenny Morris 10.5 Expanding Environmental Justice: Asian American Feminists’ Contribution 484Julie Sze 10.6 El Mundo Zurdo and the Ample Space of the Erotic 491M. Jacqui Alexander 10.7 Lessons for Transformation 496AnaLouise Keating 10.8 All Sleeping Women Now Awake and Move (illustration) 507 10.9 Still I Rise 507Maya Angelou Glossary 509 Timeline 520 Index 529
Bonnie Kime Scott is Professor Emerita of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of Joyce and Feminism (1984), The Gender of Modernism (1990), the two volume study of Virginia Woolf, Djuna Barnes, and Rebecca West, Refiguring Modernism (1995), Selected Letters of Rebecca West (2000), and In the Hollow of the Wave: Virginia Woolf and Modernist Uses of Nature (2012).Susan E. Cayleff is a Professor of Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of Wings of Gauze: Women of Color and the Experience of Health and Illness (1993) and Babe: The Greatest All-Sport Athlete of All-Time (2001). Her biography Babe: The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (1996) was a Pulitzer Prize nominee.Anne Donadey is Professor of French and Women’s Studies at San Diego State University. She is the author of Recasting Postcolonialism (2001), co-editor of Postcolonial Theory and Francophone Literary Studies (with H. Adlai Murdoch, 2005), and editor of Approaches to Teaching the Works of Assia Djebar (2016). She was also editor of a special issue of the journal L’Esprit créateur dedicated to the works of Assia Djebar (Winter 2008).Irene Lara isAssociate Professor at San Diego State University’s Department of Women’s Studies. She has published a co-edited volume, Fleshing the Spirit: Spirituality and Activism in Chicana, Latina, and Indigenous Women’s Lives (with Elisa Facio, 2014).