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Variations on a Theme
Variations on a Theme (July 1995)
Diversity and the Psychology of Women
Joan C. Chrisler - Editor
Alyce Huston Hemstreet - Editor

This is the first book to take a multicultural perspective on the psychology of women, including the issues of ethnicity, religion, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical abilities.

This book addresses the continuing call to incorporate diversity issues into the scholarship on the psychology of women. Each chapter takes an inclusive look at one aspect of women's lives and shows how the available resea...(Read More)
 
 
Outsiders in the Clubhouse
Outsiders in the Clubhouse (June 1995)
The World of Women's Professional Golf
Todd W. Crosset - Author

A sociological examination of life within the subworld of women's professional golf that explores the interpersonal relations between athletes, fans, and sponsors on the LPGA tour and looks at tensions between gender, class, and prowess within the social world of golf.

"The book burns with relevance. The use of ethnography to evoke women's descriptions of their own world is unique and effective. Too often, women's ...(Read More)
 
 
Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia
Women, Development, and Communities for Empowerment in Appalachia (May 1995)
Virginia Rinaldo Seitz - Author

An examination of the class and gender conditions of working-class women in the coal mining fields reveals how they struggled for development and change and how the struggle sometimes lead to empowerment.

"This book is a wonderful feminist exploration of a topic not often explored in the feminist literature--working class women in an isolated, rural setting. It pulls together a complex web of perspectives and avoids what...(Read More)
 
 
Revisioning Writers' Talk
Revisioning Writers' Talk (March 1995)
Gender and Culture in Acts of Composing
Mary Ann Cain - Author

"Cain has conducted an original research project, one that made me hold my breath at times as I wondered if she would be able to complete such an unusual narrative in a believable manner. She has impressively explored an underexplored area, looking at the writing workshop to discover what is hidden, covert, or not sanctioned. This book illuminates an area that most of us take for granted, assuming we all know how workshops actually function. Her ...(Read More)
 
 
Hidden in the Home
Hidden in the Home (October 1994)
The Role of Waged Homework in the Modern World-Economy
Jamie Faricellia Dangler - Author

This book combines a case study of industrial homework in the electronics industry with a world-systems approach to understanding the role of home-based work in economic development. It spans the period from the nineteenth-century origins of industrial homework to the important role played by home-based work in current strategies of economic restructuring in manufacturing and service industries. The author draws a clear distinction between industria...(Read More)
 
 
Literacy as Social Exchange
Literacy as Social Exchange (October 1994)
Intersections of Class, Gender, and Culture
Maureen M. Hourigan - Author

Literacy as Social Exchange examines the intersection of culture and literacy education. In particular, it explores the roles that class, race, ethnicity, and gender play in students' learning to negotiate the conventions of academic discourse. It argues that recent literacy scholarship has tended to isolate class, gender, and culture as discrete, marginalizing factors, but such isolation may unintentionally silence voices from non-Western,...(Read More)
 
 
Becoming Women/Becoming Workers
Becoming Women/Becoming Workers (September 1994)
Identity Formation in a French Vocational School
Catherine Raissiguier - Author

This book traces the experiences of young French and Algerian women students in a Parisian vocational school--how they negotiate their class, gender, and ethnic/racial identities in relation to school, family, romance, and future work in a changing and unpromising economy. Drawn from classroom observations and personal interviews, the book provides a theoretical framework for analyzing the complex network of cultural and historical discourses, limi...(Read More)
 
 
Magazines for the Millions
Magazines for the Millions (August 1994)
Gender and Commerce in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, 1880-1910
Helen Damon-Moore - Author

“Helen Damon-Moore’s Magazines for the Millions is both entertaining and analytical, loaded with telling comparisons of the Ladies’ Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, sharp observations about the magazines’ content, their production, and readers’ responses. Her insights about gender construction are important for all readers interested in popular culture. I found fascinating the ...(Read More)
 
 
Men Writing the Feminine
Men Writing the Feminine (August 1994)
Literature, Theory, and the Question of Genders
Thais E. Morgan - Editor

What happens when a male author writes the feminine? Can a male author completely identify with a woman? Or does a male author always write through a woman's voice for purposes of his own? This fascinating collection explores these and other questions about gender and writing from a wide range of theoretical perspectives, including pyschoanalysis, semiotics, deconstruction, feminism, postmodernism, and discourse analysis. The introductory essay ...(Read More)
 
 
Ecotone
Ecotone (July 1994)
Wayfaring on the Margins
Florence R. Shepard - Author

Ecotone: Wayfaring on the Margins, a personal history of place, is written from the perspective of a teacher, naturalist, and feminist and uses the metaphor of the biological ecotone as the boundary where inner and outer landscapes of the woman/nature continuum meet.

In this book, Krall proposes a counter-narrative to the usual reading of marginality. In autobiographical narrative that rings with experience, she describes margins as r...(Read More)
 
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