How do you "hook" a Millennial student into caring about women's issues when feminism has been declared dead for decades? Written in an engaging style that promotes critical thinking, Women's Issues for a New Generation is intended for freshman- and sophomore-level undergraduates who have never heard of Mary Wollstonecraft or Anita Hill. The interdisciplinary text includes three major sections: women in the U.S., women from diverse groups (e.g., Native American and disabled), and women in the global arena. It also stresses the inclusion of men in topics such as body image, since "women's issues" are really issues that affect everyone. Other striking features included the contemporary debates (e.g., War on Women and Hillary Clinton's ambitions) and the current issues such as human trafficking.Textbooks on gender and women's studies often emphasize theory with the assumption that students already know about women's history, the pay gap, and other basic information; Women's Issues for a New Generation serves as a reader-friendly bridge to more advanced analysis of women and gender. Written by a social worker, this textbook applies social work values and the strength perspective to anyone who is fighting gender inequality.
Oxford University Press; May 2016
- ISBN 9780190239404
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- Title: Women's Issues for a New Generation
- Author: Gail Ukockis
Imprint: Oxford University Press
In The Press
"Women's Issues for a New Generation: A Social Work Perspective is a critical tour de force. Spanning the globe and time--past, present, and future--the scope of this work is staggering. While grounded in serious scholarship, the tone 'keeps it real.' Dr. Ukockis' personal reflections, which are both poignant and humorous, underscore the 'personal is political' credo and challenge readers to take up the call. This book is essential reading for anyone who is a woman or knows one."--Miriam Potocky, PhD, Professor, School of Social Work, Florida International University
"This book is the most thorough, well-researched source available on all aspects of women's issues. Unlike many titles, it covers relevant history leading to the present day on contemporary and ongoing gender concerns. Dr. Ukockis has written an important go-to book for topics from gender identity to rape in the military to diversity among women and women's poverty. Students and scholars of both women's studies and social work will benefit from this text."--Terry Cluse-Tolar, PhD, MSW, Professor, Ohio University
About The Author
Gail Ukockis, PhD, MSW, MA, is an educator and social worker with an eclectic background that includes graduate studies in history. For eleven years, Dr. Ukockis taught a women's issues course at Ohio Dominican University, which served as the foundation for this textbook. Her research interests also include HIV/AIDS, cultural competence, and human trafficking.