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Roadblocks to equality : women challenging boundaries /
Jeffery Klaehn, editor.
imprint
Montreal : Black Rose Books, c2009.
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233 p.
ISBN
9781551643168
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Book
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Montreal : Black Rose Books, c2009.
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9781551643168
catalogue key
6734130
 
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Summaries
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Covering a wide range of topics, and dealing with real-life issues, this title includes contributions from a variety of perspectives examining various dimensions of women's experiences and the challenges that arise from issues such as globalization, human rights and a political economy.
Main Description
Covering a wide range of topics and dealing with real-life issues, these international contributors, who are both male and female and who cross a variety of boundaries-social, cultural, and political-examine various dimensions of women's lived experiences in order to address the challenges that arise from women's contemporary struggles in relation to globalization, human rights, and a political economy. The book is divided into four main sections, and each section includes an introductory essay, and then each chapter recaps some of the history of the given issue before it goes on to examine its current status. Essay topics include: women in the workplace and their push toward wage equity; support for working mothers and the importance of universal, affordable childcare; women in academia and women in politics; aging as a gendered experience, why aging and women's activism matter, and the importance of storytelling; the experiences of girls where the presence of feminism in their lives is, and has been, taken for granted; how women have been perceived by advertisers and how they have been represented in the media; the international sex trade, pornography, and the question of men's responsibility; and women and human rights, in both a local and a global context. Contributors include: Patrizia Albanese, Anurita Bains, Susan Bryant, Walter DeKeseredy, Natalie Dias, Melissa Ditmore, Peter Eglin, Danielle Fagen, Kathleen Gotts, Sylvia Hale, Mandy Hall, Robert Jensen, Jeffery Klaehn, Michele Martin, Claudia Mitchell, Michael Parenti, Richard Poulin, Jocey Quinn, Jacqui Reid-Walsh, Carole Roy, Martin D. Schwartz, and Nancy Snow.
Main Description
Covering a wide range of topics, and dealing with real-life issues, these international contributors, who are both male and female and who cross a variety of boundaries-social, cultural, and political-examine various dimensions of women's lived experiences so that they might address the challenges that arise from women's contemporary struggles in relation to globalization, human rights, and a political economy. Book jacket.
Table of Contents
Dedicationp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Prefacep. xi
Notes on the Contributorsp. xiii
Women and Political Economy
An Introductionp. 3
Enforcing Boundaries: Managing the Separation of Public Economy and Privatized Care Workp. 4
$7/Day, $7/Hour, 7 Days a Week: Juggling Commutes, Low-waged Shift Work and Child Care in a Changing ('New') Economyp. 26
Ripping in Half: A Political Economy of Women's Everyday Livesp. 41
Women and the Culture Industry
An Introductionp. 61
Consuming Desires: Reflections on Women and Advertisingp. 62
Invisible Ink: Women and Global Communicationsp. 81
Just Prudes? Feminism, Pornography and Men's Responsibilityp. 88
Women, Violence and Human Rights
An Introductionp. 103
Globalization and the Sex Industry, Violence and Commodification of Human Beingsp. 104
Custom Against Womenp. 129
Marc Lepine and Me: What I Learned from the Montreal Massacrep. 133
Women's Experiences of Separation/Divorce Sexual Assault in Rural Ohiop. 155
Politics, Knowledge and Age
An Introductionp. 181
The Raging Grannies: Meddlesome Crones Protest with Wit and Flairp. 182
Crossing Borders of the Mind: Women in Higher Educationp. 205
Girl-Method: Placing Girl-Centred Research Methodologies on the Map of Girlhood Studiesp. 214
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