In Unbending Gender, Joan Williams takes a hard look at the state of feminism in America. Concerned by what she finds--young women who flatly refuse to identify themselves as feminists and working-class and minority women who feel the movement hasn't addressed the issues that dominate their... read more
Preface: What This Book Is About
Part I: Unbending Gender in Social Life
1. Is Domesticity Dead?
2. From Full Commodification to Reconstructive Feminism
3. Deconstructing the Ideal-Worker Norm in Market Work
4. Deconstructing the Ideal-Worker Norm in Family Entitlements
Part II: Unbending Gender Talk (Including Feminism)
5. How Domesticity's Gender Wars Take on Elements of Class and Race Conflict
6. Do Women Share an Ethic of Care?: Domesticity's Descriptions of Men and Women
7. Do Women Need Special Treatment? Do Feminists Need Equality?
8. The New Paradigm Theorized: Domesticity in Drag
Four Themes of Conclusion
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