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Women's Voices, Feminist Visions: Classic and Contemporary Readings
Women’s Voices is an introductory women's studies reader crafted to include a balance of recent contemporary readings with historical and classic pieces. This student-friendly text provides short, accessible readings reflecting the diversity of women’s experiences. Chapter introductions provide background information on each chapter's topic, including explanations of key concepts and ideas and references to the subsequent reading selections. This new edition includes revised chapter framework essays that reflect the most up-to-date research and theory in the field.
An Excellent Hybrid Text
By Katherine Cross "Slug-Herder"
- May 28, 2010
Women's Voices, Feminist Visions is certainly not a perfect book, but given the immense demands of its subject matter it does the job with aplomb nevertheless. My work brings me into contact with a lot of social science textbooks and yet this is the one that ends up sitting on my desk atop my magazines since I read it so frequently. For students new to women and gender studies it's an excellent primer with mostly short, easily digestable readings.
What sets this book apart is that it's half straight-textbook, half-anthology. In most women's studies courses anthologies are the law of the land simply because encapsulating women's (and men's) diverse experiences with gender in society is a challenge at the best of times and it's simply more sensible and effective to allow a diverse array of thinkers and writers representing the various feminisms and the diversity of gender academia and activism to speak, as it were. Nevertheless, Susan Shaw and Janet Lee try their best with... read more
not what i expected.
- January 16, 2013
I ordered this book for a college class, the book was rated average and it was cheap so i decided to save myself come money. However when i got this book it was in horrible condition, pages were falling out, a big chink of the first chapter was not attached to the book but wedged into the middle of the book. I wasn't expecting a brand new book but i was expecting at least a decent looking book.
By Mary E Smith
- January 9, 2013
Great entry level book for women and gender studies classes and perhaps some reading on the side, very interesting collection of papers.
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