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The most widely used anthology of feminist writings and the first to incorporate issues of sexual identity and sexual diversity, Feminist Frontiers has stood the test of time. With both classic and contemporary readings on cutting-edge topics that cut across disciplinary and generational lines, this text presents the full diversity of women's lives, exploring commonalities as well as interconnected differences. Feminist Frontiers offers analyses of the causes and consequences of gender inequality in interaction with class, race, ethnicity, sexuality, ability, and nationality. This anthology also introduces students to feminist theory and methodology. This edition maintains consistent coverage of diverse ethnicities and a global perspective, with greater attention to transgender issues and disability.

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Verta Taylor is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of the Graduate Faculty of the Center for Women’s Studies at The Ohio State University, where she teaches courses on gender, women’s studies, and social movements. She has won numerous teaching awards at Ohio State, including a University Distinguished Teaching Award, and a multicultural teaching award. In 195 she was co-recipient of the Sociologists for Women in Society’s Mentoring Award at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association, and was voted Chair-Elect of the Section on Sex and Gender of the American Sociological Association. She has written and co-authored many different books and her writings have appeared in numerous scholarly collections and in journals such as The American Sociological Review, Social Problems, and Journal of Marriage and Family.

Nancy Whittier is Associate Professor of Sociology and a member of the Women's Studies Program Committee at Smith College. She teaches courses on gender, social movements, queer politics, and research methods. She received her Ph.D. from the Ohio State University, where she held a University Fellowship and a Presidential Dissertation Fellowship. Professor Whittier is the author of Feminist Generations: The Persistence of the Radical Women's Movement, which traces the evolution of radical feminism over the past 25 years and examines intergenerational differences within the women's movement. Her work on the women's movement, social movement culture and collective identity, and activist generations has appeared in numerous scholarly collections and journals. She is currently co-editing a volume on new directions in social movement theory. She is also working on a book about the gender politics of the movement against child sexual abuse and its opponents.

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