Women, Gender, and Sexuality, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Battleground Series
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  • ISBN-10: 0313088004
  • ISBN-13: 9780313088001
  • DDC: 305.403
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1000 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Whether in the home or in the public arenas of media, work, sports, politics, art or religion, women often become embroiled as subjects in the political, social and cultural debates in America. People on all areas of the political landscape see women in diverse and conflicting ways — as either too liberated or not liberated enough, or whether and how gender and sexual roles are rooted in either biology or culture. Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality<\i> helps readers navigate contemporary issues and debates pertaining to women's lives in the United States and globally. This work examines how science and culture intertwine to influence how we think about our identities, desires, relationships, and societal roles today.

Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality<\i> comprises lengthy in-depth discussions of the most timely issues that are debated in today's culture, such as birth control, comparable worth, disability and gender, glass ceiling, immigration, plastic surgery, tattooing, and piercing, same-sex marriage, and sexual assault and sexual harrassment.

Each essay provides a balanced overview of these hot-button topics, and a list of works for Further Reading after each entry serves as a stepping-stone to more in-depth material for students who are writing papers or researching reports.

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Battleground Series

Focuses on one area of life - religion, politics, family life, education - and examines the approximately 100 issues that provoke, anger, challenge, and divide us.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Guide to Related Topics.
1: Abortion.
2: Affirmative Action.
3: Aging.
4: Barbie and the Feminine Ideal of Beauty.
5: Beauty Industry.
6: Beauty Pageants.
7: Birth Control.
8: Birthing Practices.
9: Bisexuality.
10: Breast Cancer.
11: Breastfeeding.
12: Child Custody and Parental Rights.
13: Child Sexual Abuse.
14: Childcare.
15: Colonialism and Imperialism.
16: Comparable Worth.
17: Crime and Criminalization.
18: Depression.
19: Digital Technologies.
20: Disability and Gender.
21: Disability and Sexuality.
22: Eating Disorders.
23: Education.
24: Environmental Justice.
25: Equal Rights Amendment.
26: Family Values.
27: Fatherhood Initiatives.
28: Female Sexuality and Dysfunction.
29: Femininities and Masculinities.
30: Feminist Art Practices.
31: Feminization of Poverty.
32: Fetal Rights.
33: Fibromyalgia.
34: Gender and Globalization: Free Trade Zones.
35: Gender and Globalization: Trends and Debates.
36: Gender and International Development.
37: Gender Identity Disorder.
38: Gender Socialization.
39: Glass Ceiling.
40: Heterosexism and Homophobia.
42: Homosexual Reparative Therapy.
43: Human Rights: International Laws and Policies.
44: Immigration: Laws and Policies Concerning Entry into the United States.
45: Intersexuality.
46: Intimate Partner Violence.
47: Kinsey Scale of Sexual Behavior.
48: Leftist Armed Struggle.
49: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Movements.
50: Lesbians and Gays in the Military.