Uncertain Terms: Negotiating Gender in American Culture

Faye Ginsburg, Author, Anna Tsing, Editor Beacon Press (MA) $24.95 (338p) ISBN 978-0-8070-4612-8
The changes that feminism has wrought in the lives of American women and in society are examined here by 20 female scholars. Edited by anthropology professors Ginsburg (New York University) and Tsing (UC Santa Cruz), the essays discuss the fight against gender and racial stereotyping; the progress and setbacks in women's struggles for equality in male-dominated educational institutions and the workplace; and the difficulties of balancing family and career. How women of diverse classes and from ethnic and racial minorities define and ``negotiate'' such politically volatile issues as sexual and reproductive rights is eloquently expressed in their own voices. And, despite their declared feminist position, the contributors' illuminating commentaries are admirably objective. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1991
Release date: 01/01/1991
Paperback - 348 pages - 978-0-8070-4613-5
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