Sex Roles (2011) 64:443–445 DOI 10.1007/s11199-010-9860-9 BOOK REVIEW Gender Inequality: Feminist Theories and Politics, 4th Edition. By Judith Lorber, New York, Oxford University Press, 2009. 326 pp. $47.95 (softcover) ISBN: 978-0-19-537522-0 Emily Fairchild Published online: 17 August 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2010 Lorber’s Gender Inequality provides readers with a solid structure that defines men and women as separate groups, introduction to numerous issues that are—and have been but want to erase the inequalities between the two. This over the last 40 years—at the core of feminist scholarship category includes liberal, Marxist, socialist, and postcolonial and activism. These include access to political power, feminisms. Gender resistance feminisms’ explanations for educational and work opportunities; childcare responsibilities gender inequality point to the history of men’s dominance and and work-family balance; gender violence and sexual slavery; want to alter this by giving women’s voices more influence in and the complex of class, race, and gender intersections, shaping social life. This group includes radical, lesbian, among others. The topics are introduced within descriptions psychoanalytic, and standpoint feminisms. Gender rebellion and explanations of 13 fundamental feminist theories. feminisms approach the binary gendered social order as the The ideas are translated from those developed by
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