In Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fourth Edition, internationally renowned feminist Judith Lorber examines various, evolving theories of gender inequality. Tightly structured around Lorber's own paradigm of "reform, resistance, rebellion," this combination text/reader acknowledges feminism's significant contributions to redressing gender inequality and celebrates its enormous accomplishments over the last forty years. It also documents
feminism's ongoing political activism, and, with an awareness of postmodern and third-wave trends, points toward its future.
Significantly rewritten, reorganized, and updated, the fourth edition features seventeen new readings and new sections on feminism in China, India, South Korea, and Japan. In addition, the bulleted lists that introduce each type of feminism now include a critique as well as that particular feminism's theories on the sources of gender inequality, its politics, and its contributions.
An accessible, engaging classic written by one of sociology's first feminists, Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, Fourth Edition, is an ideal undergraduate and graduate text for courses in introductory feminism, feminist theory, and women's studies.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 477 g
Dimensions: 235 x 158 x 18 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition
Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics is the best book out there for exposing students to the nuances of feminist theory. The structure of the book (particularly the beginning of each chapter) makes it very simple for the students to engage in active learning. This text offers students an exhaustive analysis of feminist scholarship and politics and fosters critical thinking about the construction of gender and the intersections of gender with
race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and nation. * Dana Berkowitz, Louisiana State University *
The pedagogy is outstanding! I find students (and myself) can easily make comparisons and contrasts between the different theoretical approaches by referring to the outline at the beginning of each chapter with the bullets describing sources, politics, and contributions. The suggested readings at the end of the chapter are also highly useful for students working on projects or papers. * Jane Prather, California State University, Northridge *
This book provides an excellent overview of feminist theories that are often given short shrift in other texts. Lorber's book gives students a good theoretical foundation, as well as primary sources for readings. * Susan Farrell, Kingsborough Community College *