Girl Up

Kick Ass, Claim Your Woman Card, and Crush Everyday Sexism

Girl Up

Presents advice for young women on dealing with sexism and negative social media, discussing how to deal with cyber bullying, body shaming, and mental health issues and foster a positive self-image and healthy relationships.

Gender Violence, Third Edition

Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Gender Violence, Third Edition

An updated edition of the groundbreaking anthology that explores the proliferation of gendered violence From Harvey Weinstein to Brett Kavanaugh, accusations of gender violence saturate today’s headlines. In this fully revised edition of Gender Violence, Laura L. O’Toole, Jessica R. Schiffman, and Rosemary Sullivan bring together a new, interdisciplinary group of scholars, with up-to-date material on emerging issues like workplace harassment, transgender violence, intersectionality, and the #MeToo movement. Contributors provide a fresh, informed perspective on gender violence, in all of its various forms. With twenty-nine new contributors, and twelve original essays, the third edition now includes emerging contemporary issues such as LGBTQ violence, sex work, and toxic masculinity. A trailblazing text, Gender Violence, Third Edition is an essential read for students, activists, and others.

The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History

The Reader's Companion to U.S. Women's History

Covers issues and events in women's history that were previously unpublished, misplaced, or forgotten, and provides new perspectives on each event

Spreading Misandry

The Teaching of Contempt for Men in Popular Culture

Spreading Misandry

Paul Nathanson and Katherine Young argue that men have routinely been portrayed as evil, inadequate, or as honorary women in popular culture since the 1990s. These stereotypes are profoundly disturbing, the authors argue, for they both reflect and create a hatred and thus further fracture an already fractured society. In Spreading Misandry they show that creating a workable society in the twenty-first century requires us to rethink feminist and other assumptions about men. The first in an eventual three part series, Spreading Misandry offers an impressive array of evidence from everyday life – case studies from movies, television programs, novels, comic strips, and even greeting cards – to identify a phenomenon that is just now being recognised as a serious cultural problem. Discussing misandry – the sexist counterpart of misogyny – the authors make clear that this form of hatred must not be confused with reverse sexism or anger and should neither be trivialised nor excused. They break new ground by discussing misandry in moral terms rather than purely psychological or sociological ones and refer critically not only to feminism but to political ideologies on both the left and the right. They also illuminate the larger context of this problem, showing that it reflects the enduring conflict between the Enlightenment and romanticism, inherent flaws in postmodernism, and the dualistic ("us" versus "them") mentality that has influenced Western thought since ancient times. A groundbreaking study, Spreading Misandry raises serious questions about justice and identity in an increasingly polarised society. It is important for anyone in interested in ethics, gender, popular culture, or are just concerned about the society we are creating. "Spreading Misandry . . . does make a convincing argument that, since the 1990s, . . . Men, have become society's official scapegoats and held responsible for all evil . . . Women are society's official victims and held responsible for all good."--Independent on Sunday, 4 August, 2002

25 Women Who Fought Back

25 Women Who Fought Back

Discover 25 women who challenged the status quo and fought for what they believed in. From all corners of the world, these women show us that barriers are meant to be broken and obstacles can be overcome. Learn about some of the fierce women who perservered in the face of adversity to fight for what they thought was right.

Sociology

exploring the architecture of everyday life

Sociology

This revised and updated edition of the acclaimed and innovative Sociology continues to help students to see and think sociologically; to learn how to'do' sociology; and to add enthusiasm for the subject. David Newman effectively shows how our lives are linked to, and affected by, our increasingly global society. New to the Third Edition are: more cross-cultural examples; additional research illustrations and visual essays; micro-macro connections; an Internet component in many of the 'Your Turn' exercises Throughout, statistics and examples have been updated and refreshed, keeping this superlative introduction to sociology current and accessible.

The White Racial Frame

Centuries of Racial Framing and Counter-Framing

The White Racial Frame

In this book Joe Feagin extends the systemic racism framework in previous Routledge books by developing an innovative concept, the white racial frame. Now four centuries-old, this white racial frame encompasses not only the stereotyping, bigotry, and racist ideology emphasized in other theories of "race," but also the visual images, array of emotions, sounds of accented language, interlinking interpretations and narratives, and inclinations to discriminate that are still central to the frame’s everyday operations. Deeply imbedded in American minds and institutions, this white racial frame has for centuries functioned as a broad worldview, one essential to the routine legitimation, scripting, and maintenance of systemic racism in the United States. Here Feagin examines how and why this white racial frame emerged in North America, how and why it has evolved socially over time, which racial groups are framed within it, how it has operated in the past and in the present for both white Americans and Americans of color, and how the latter have long responded with strategies of resistance that include enduring counter-frames. In this new edition, Feagin has included much new interview material and other data from recent research studies on framing issues related to white, black, Latino, and Asian Americans, and on society generally. The book also includes a new discussion of the impact of the white frame on popular culture, including on movies, video games, and television programs as well as a discussion of the white racial frame’s significant impacts on public policymaking, immigration, the environment, health care, and crime and imprisonment issues.

Social Problems

Social Problems


Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism

Black Women and Everyday Racism

Double Burden: Black Women and Everyday Racism

Studies of contemporary black women are rare and scattered, and are often extensions of a legacy beginning in the 19th century that characterized black women as domineering matriarchs, prostitutes, or welfare queens, negative characterizations that are perpetuated by both white and non-white social scientists. Based on over 200 interviews, this book departs from these conventions in significant ways, and, using a "collective memory" conceptual framework, shows how black women cope with and interpret lives often limited by racial barriers not of their making.