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This book seems fairly comprehensive and does an excellent job of theorizing the differences among globalism and transnational feminism; these distinctions are vital especially when teaching in a PWI. Intersectionality is much more than... read more
This book seems fairly comprehensive and does an excellent job of theorizing the differences among globalism and transnational feminism; these distinctions are vital especially when teaching in a PWI. Intersectionality is much more than considering multiple perspectives--and this textbook offers a comprehensive overview of what it means to theorize transnational feminism.
I did not come across any inaccuracies.
This textbook is current and extremely relevant. The chapters on world media, sexuality in global context, the body, violence, religion, and activism are all topics that I currently cover in my introduction to women's and gender studies course. I can see how teaching the course through a transnational lens could be eye-opening and vital in the 21st century.
I found this book to be incredibly clear--even though there are multiple authors the book flows from one topic to the next in a smooth and seamless fashion. I especially think the way this book is written would be accessible for undergraduates learning about transnational feminism.
I'm not sure what consistency means in this context, but the book is consistently challenging and thought-provoking. I think the indues and ideas are presented clearly and cohesively, but with room to be challenged and interrogated.
I think this book is absolutely readily divisible. I have already thought about how I might use the section on "global politics of the body" in my next intro to WGS course. I think this chapter in particular does a fantastic job of challenging western, white, liberal feminist ideologies.
Organization is perfect.
No problems whatsoever with navigation or distortion.
No grammar errors that I could see.
The main idea of this book is to address the variety of human beings globally in terms of feminist thought and theory. It does an excellent job covering and illuminating a variety of races, ethnicities and backgrounds in a culturally sensitive fashion.
Table of Contents
- Preface and Acknowledgments
- Women Worldwide
- Transnational Feminism: Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt and Kiana Anderson
- World Media: Janell Hobson
- Global Politics of the Body: Tracy Butts
- Sexualities Worldwide: Sharadha Kalyanam
- Politics of Women's Health: Mehra Shirazi
- Reproductive Freedoms: Jayamala Mayilsamy and Kamalaveni Veni
- Families in Global Context: Rebecca J. Lambert
- Gender-Based Violence Worldwide: Patti Duncan
- Women's Work in a Global Economy: Paula Sheridan
- Women and Environmental Politics: Luhui Whitebear
- Women and Political Systems Worldwide: Carrie N. Baker and Marcela Rodrigues-Sherley
- Women, War and Peace: Amanda Milburn
- Religion in Women's Lives Worldwide: Shannon Garvin
- Women's Activism Worldwide: Khatera Afghan and Folah Fletcher
- About the Authors
About the Book
During the past few years, we’ve witnessed how interconnected our world is. These instances of global interconnection—both positive and negative—have differing impacts on people based on gender while also creating and reinforcing the ways people experience gender. We see that experiences of gender are always shaped by nationality, race/ethnicity, sexual identity, social class, ability, age, and religion. This social construction of gender, its shaping of the world, and its effects on individuals and groups of people are at the core of this textbook.
About the Contributors
Tracy R. Butts, upon the completion of her PhD in English (University of Georgia, 2001), joined the faculty at Chico State as a professor of American and African American literature. A native of Norfolk, Virginia, Butts earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Virginia Tech. Prior to her appointment as dean of the College of Humanities and Fine Arts, she served as the director of multicultural and gender studies, chief diversity officer, and chair of the Department of English. She is a firm believer that with privilege comes great responsibility, which is why service is a top professional priority for her. Butts is a recipient of the Lantis Endowed University Professorship, the A. S. Women’s Center Carol Burr Lifetime Achievement Award, the Black Grad Celebration Outstanding Faculty Award, and the 2015/16 Outstanding Faculty Service Award.
Patti Duncan is the editor of Feminist Formations and an associate professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Oregon State University, where she specializes in women of color feminisms and transnational feminisms. She is author of Tell This Silence: Asian American Women Writers and the Politics of Speech (University of Iowa Press); coeditor of Mothering in East Asian Communities: Politics and Practices (Demeter Press); and coeditor of Women’s Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia (ABC-CLIO).
Janet Lockhart has dual master’s degrees in speech-language pathology and interdisciplinary studies (scientific and technical communication, archaeology, and women’s studies). She is a pediatric speech-language pathologist working with special needs children, with an interest in multicultural issues and the development of bilingualism in young children. This is her seventh collaboration with Susan Shaw; their publications include Making Connections: Your Education, the World Community, and You; Writing for Change: Raising Awareness of Difference, Power, and Discrimination; The Power of Words: Examining the Language of Ethnic, Gender, and Sexual Orientation Bias (for Learning for Justice, formerly Teaching Tolerance); Women’s Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia, winner of the 2018 American Book Fest Award in Women’s Issues; and Women and Religion: Global Lives in Focus.
Susan M. Shaw is a professor of women, gender, and sexuality studies at Oregon State University. With Janet Lee, she is coauthor of Gendered Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings. She is author of Reflective Faith: A Theological Toolbox for Women and God Speaks to Us, Too: Southern Baptist Women on Church, Home, and Society, and is coauthor of Intersectional Theology: An Introductory Guide (with Grace Ji-Sun Kim) and Girls Rock! Fifty Years of Women Making Music (with Mina Carson and Tisa Lewis). She is the general editor of Women’s Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia and Women and Religion: Global Lives in Focus. She is a senior columnist for Baptist News Global and a regular contributor to Ms. magazine online. She has published in Inside Higher Education, The Conversation, the Berkeley Forum, Good Faith Media, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. She is also founding coeditor of the ADVANCE Journal.