Roadblocks to Equality [electronic resource] : Women Challenging Boundaries.

by Klaehn, JefferyLooking glass; ProQuest (Firm) [supplier.]Looking glass.

Publisher: Montreal : Black Rose Books, 2006.Description: 1 online resource (285 pages).ISBN: 9781551643649.Subject(s): EqualityLooking glass | Women -- Economic conditionsLooking glass | Women -- Social conditionsLooking glass | Women's rightsLooking glass | Electronic booksLooking glassAlternative form: Print version: Roadblocks to Equality : Women Challenging Boundaries 9781551643168Online access: Read this e-book from ProQuest
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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, Michèle Martin, Claudia Mitchell, Michael Parenti, Richard Poulin, Jocey Quinn, Jacqui Reid-Walsh, Carole Roy, Martin D. Schwartz, and Nancy Snow.

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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2018. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.

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Jeffery Klaehn, PhD, teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University, Kitchener, Ontario. He is the editor of Filtering the News: Essays on Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model, of Bound By Power: Intended Consequences and of Inside the World of Comic Books (all Black Rose books titles).

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