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Published: 16 August 2019

640 Pages

7-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190928285

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Gendered Lives

Intersectional Perspectives

Seventh Edition

Gwyn Kirk and Margo Okazawa-Rey

Gendered Lives: Intersectional Perspectives, Seventh Edition, is an interdisciplinary text-reader that provides an introduction to women's and gender studies within a global context by examining the diversity of US women's lives across categories of race-ethnicity, class, sexuality, gender expression, disability, age, and immigration status. Substantial chapter introductions provide statistical information and explanations of key concepts and ideas as a context for the reading selections. Each chapter includes reading questions and suggestions for taking action, to help students link what they learn to their own lives and to the world around them.

New to this Edition:

  • A greater emphasis on gender identity and gender variance to show how trans activists and scholars have challenged, unsettled, and transformed previous understandings of gender
  • An expanded chapter 2, "Creating Knowledge," includes increased discussion of media representations and the role of mass media in the creation of knowledge
  • More attention given to the insights of dis/ability activists and scholarship
  • Expanded examination of Web-based information technologies, especially their impacts on gender-based violence, transnational surrogacy, and feminist organizing
  • More material on the transnational and global levels of analysis, including attention to the impact of extractivism in the Global South, barriers to immigration in Europe and the United States, and effects of environmental destruction, war, and militarism worldwide
  • Updated statistics and information on activist organizations throughout
  • Overview essays cluster references on particular topics, often spanning years of feminist scholarship
  • A revised and updated Instructor's Manual for flexible use of the book

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