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Culture in Action
Culture in Action (July 1995)
Family Life, Emotion, and Male Dominance in Banaras, India
Steve Derne - Author

By examining how Hindu men talk about marriage and family, this book shows how culture reinforces male dominance in Hindu society.

"This book should be read by anyone wanting to understand Hindu life--I found it fascinating. Derne has established unusually intimate interview relationships with his sizable sample of male respondents. He has managed to get inside their thought processes in a way no other writer on Indian f...(Read More)
 
 
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology
Marginality and Dissent in Twentieth-Century American Sociology (July 1995)
The Case of Elizabeth Briant Lee and Alfred McClung Lee
John F. Galliher - Author
James M. Galliher - Author

This book is a biography of the husband and wife team that is largely responsible for developing social problems and social deviance as areas of research. Politics in the discipline of sociology is also examined.

"The Gallihers document the strains between 'Christian' and 'value-free' sociology and the constraints upon Betty and other women in a male-dominated academic world. These chapters offer a clear and systematic analys...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
 
Plain and Ordinary Things
Plain and Ordinary Things (June 1995)
Reading Women in the Writing Classroom
Deborah A. Dooley - Author

This book is about women's exploration of the relations between their private and public selves--it examines the voices with which women speak to their students, their colleagues, and themselves. The major audience is women interested in women's identity and identity construction as well as writing.
Plain and Ordinary Things revisions the space of student writing in classrooms from a number of disciplinary and theoretical perspecti...(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)
 
 
Arab Women Novelists
Arab Women Novelists (March 1995)
The Formative Years and Beyond
Joseph T. Zeidan - Author

This book assesses the contribution of women to the Arabic novel, both in subject matter and form. It begins by tracing the struggle over women's rights in the Arab world, particularly the gradual improvement in women's access to education--the first area in which women made significant gains. Subsequent chapters discuss Arab women writers' remarkable talents and determination to overcome the barriers of a male-dominated culture; survey the 1950s ...(Read More)
 
 
Plenishment in the Earth
Plenishment in the Earth (February 1995)
An Ethic of Inclusion
Stephen David Ross - Author

This book is an ethic of inclusion leading from gender and sexual difference through the social world of race and culture to the natural world.

"The book engages a central question in feminist philosophy and centers on Irigaray's question of sexual difference, moving through this to an ethics of inclusion based on ethical difference. I like the way in which Ross boldly lays out his own view while utilizing, drawing on,...(Read More)
 
 
Literature, Nature, and Other
Literature, Nature, and Other (February 1995)
Ecofeminist Critiques
Patrick D. Murphy - Author

Postmodern theory at its best--a call for an ecofeminist dialogical method of reading literature and nature.
The book first establishes a theoretical framework for conceptualizing environmental analysis. It then develops a conception of environmental literature with an emphasis on works by women, arguing for the need to reconceptualize woman/nature and nature/culture associations, and critiquing the problems of male poetic sex-typing of t...(Read More)
 
 
The Redemption of Tragedy
The Redemption of Tragedy (January 1995)
The Literary Vision of Simone Weil
Katherine T. Brueck - Author

Simone Weil's supernaturalist interpretations of tragedy challenge not only the philosophical skepticism but also the religious rationalism characteristic of the modern age.

"Brueck argues that Weil allows us to see in tragedies a 'heartrending but purposeful world order' at work; mystery, not absurdity, suprarational good rather than chaos or irrationality. This book contributed to my understanding and reading of tragedy." -- Christine Ann ...(Read More)
 
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