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Gender Images by Antero Alli
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Dec 20, 08

bookshelves: gender, non-fiction, teaching

I had to pay and pay to get a copy of this books. One of the best anthologies for composition that I know of.

I used this to teach an academic writing class that had to be theme based. The theme obviously was gender. Some of these readings were spectacular and made the class really think. Hills like White Elephants (Hemingway) was a hit--if you haven't read it, you should. it also includes Robert Bly's "Iron John," Deborah Tannen's "Sex, Lies and Conversaton," Marge Piercy's "To Be of Use." A fantastic selection.

Sections include:
Defining Gender
Gender and Language
Engenderiing Identit Through Popular Culture
Gendered Images as a Commodity
Gender and Work, Value, ower
Gender and Culture: A Case Study

The chapter titles tell more, but I don't know that many people are interested. I pulled this book out of the basement recently and occasionally read passages.

It was not only a great book for teaching, but a great book for reading to make me think.
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