Sex and Gender: A Spectrum of Views, 1st Edition
- Philip E. Devine Providence College
- Celia Wolf-Devine Stonehill College
- ISBN-10: 0534523382 | ISBN-13: 9780534523381
- 400 Pages
- © 2003 | Published
- College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $151.50
SEX AND GENDER: A SPECTRUM OF VIEWS provides a medium for discussion and debate about today's most provocative issues concerning human sexuality and the relationships between masculinity and femininity. Including a spectrum of views that ranges from the stridently conservative to the progressively feminist, this anthology engages students in these subjects using a wider range of standpoints than is typical of such readers.
Preface for Instructors.
Introduction for Students.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
Methodological Prologue: How Should We Think about Sex and Gender? D.H. Lawrence: A Propos of Lady Chatterly's Lover. Janet Radcliffe Richards: The Fruits of Unreason.
1. Male and Female: Is the Distinction Natural or Conventional?
Jan Morris: My Conundrum. Anthony Mastroeni: The Principle of Totality�A Possible Justification for Transsexual Surgery. Stephen B. Clark: The Universality of Sex Roles. Suzanne Kessler and Wendy McKenna: The Primacy of Gender Attribution. Richard Wasserstrom: Sex Roles and the Ideal Society. Mary Midgley and Judith Hughes: Biology, Mere and Otherwise. Roger Scruton: Sex and Gender.
2. Sexuality: The Flesh and the Spirit.
Richard Mohr: The Inherent Privacy of Sex. Andrea Dworkin: Intercourse. Bertrand Russell: The Place of Sex Among Human Values. Thomas Nagel: Sexual Perversion. Richard Connell: Reproduction as the Goal of Sexuality. Niles Newton: Sexual Intercourse: Its Relation to the Rest of Women's Sexual Role. Susan Lydon: The Politics of Orgasm. Richard Rodriguez: The Late Vicotrians. Arlene Stein: From Old Gay to New. Plato: The Ladder or Eros.
3. Reproduction: How Far Should We Try to Control It?
Sallie Tisdale: We Do Abortions Here. Judith Jarvis Thomson: A Defense of Abortion. Celia Wolf-Devine: Abortion and the Feminine Voice. Rosemary Radford Ruether: Birth Control and the Ideals of Marital Sexuality. Cormac Burke: Marriage and Contraception: Donors and Surrogates.
John Robertson: Collaborative Reproduction. Jean Bethke Elshtain: Technology as Destiny. Hilde Lindemann Nelson and James Lindemann Nelson: Cutting Motherhood in Two.
4. Marriage and Family: Is the Traditional Family a Good Thing?
Donald Hatcher: Existential Ethics and Why It's Immoral to be a Housewife. Sandra Bartky: Feeding Egos and Tending Wounds: Deference and Disaffection in Women's Emotional Labor.
John Rawls: Justice and the Family. Michael Sandel: Liberalism and the Limits of Justice. Susan Moller Okin: Justice, Gender and the Family. Phyllis Schlafly: The Power of the Positive Woman.
Jean Behtke Elshtain: Feminists Against the Family. Sylvia Ann Hewlett: When the Bough Breaks.
5. Politics: Gender in the Public Arena.
Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar: Sex Wars: Not the Fun Kind. Alison Jaggar: Political Philosophies of Women's Liberation. Juli Loesch Wiley: Social Feminism: Reweaving Society.
Louis Katzner: Is the Favoring of Women and Blacks in Employment and Educational Opportunities Justified? Laura Purdy: In Defense of Hiring Apparently Less Qualified Women.
Catherine MacKinnon: Sexual Harassment: Its First Decade in Count. Katie Roiphe: Reckless Eyeballing. Michael Novak: Men Without Women. Timothy F. Murphy: Homosex/Ethics. Andrew Sullivan: The Conservative Case for Same-Sex Marriage. Robert P. George: 'Same-Sex Marriage' and 'Moral Neutrality'. David Orgon Coolidge: The Question of Marriage: Two Arguments. Paula Ettlelbrick: Since When is Marriage a Path to Liberation?. E.J. Graff: Retying the Knot.
6. Religion: Naming the Supreme Being.
Mircea Eliade: The Sacredness of Nature and Cosmic Religion: Sky Gods and Mother Earth. Genesis: Chapters 1-3. Carol P. Christ: Why Women Need the Goddess: Phenomenological, Psychological, and Political Reflections. Elizabeth Johnson: Basic Linguistic Options: God, Women Equivalence. Juli Loesch Wiley: On the Fatherhood of God and Is 'God the Mother' Just as Good? Richard Davis: Inclusive Language: A Christian Gay Man's View. Susan Heine: God the Father, God the Mother, and Goddesses. Gary Culpepper: Why Christians Name God 'Father'. Rosemary Radford Ruether: Ecofeminism: Symbolic and Social Connections of the Oppression of Women and the Domination of Nature. Edith Black: Women in Genesis 1-3.
Tamar Frankiel: Judaism and Feminine Spirituality.
"A fascinating volume that offers a wealth of material on a variety of provocative topics. The selections are well-organized and well-balanced, and thus ideal for classroom use."— Steven M. Cahn, CUNY Graduate Center