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Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives - 2nd Edition

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Tracy Butts, Chico State

Patti Duncan, Oregon State University

Janet Lockhart

Susan M Shaw, Oregon State University

Copyright Year: 2022

ISBN 13: 9781955101318

Publisher: Oregon State University

Language: English

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Reviewed by Yalda Hamidi, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women's Studies, Minnesota State University Mankato on 6/26/23

The book Women Worldwide: Transnational Feminist Perspectives offers an extensive range of subjects explored by transnational feminists from the 1990s onwards. Alongside its comprehensive coverage of various topics, the book also equips readers,... read more

Reviewed by Arlene Sgoutas, Professor, Gender Women and Sexualities Studies, Metropolitan State University of Denver on 3/27/23

The textbook has a comprehensive list of subjects related to the events that shape the lives of diverse women around the globe. It lacks an index, and encourages students to collectively build their own glossary as a learning activity. read more

Reviewed by Beth Younger, associate professor, Drake University on 12/13/22

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

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
  • Versioning

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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 YouWriting 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 EducationThe Conversation, the Berkeley ForumGood Faith Media, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. She is also founding coeditor of the ADVANCE Journal.

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