Feminism: Perspectives, Stereotypes/Misperceptions and Social Implications


Pearce Stroud (Editor)

Series: Women’s Issues
BISAC: SOC028000

In this book the authors present current research in the study of feminism. Topics discussed in this compilation include the feminist focus on women and substance abuse treatment; the question of whether or not purely female societies can truly exist; women in elite positions within medicine; black women and their situation of discrimination and vulnerability in Brazil; the impact of migration on the reconfiguration of family dynamics; feminism and difference; theorizing African feminism; gender stereotypes and the effect on women’s persistence in STEM fields; and an antidote for global feminist gaps as encoded in Sindiwe Magona’s black south African autobiographies. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – Linking Past to Present: Forecasting the Feminist Focus on Women and Substance Abuse Treatment (pp. 1-18)
Jolene M. Sanders (Hood College, Frederick, Maryland, USA)

Chapter 2 – Are Permanent, Purely Female, Societies Possible? (pp. 19-32)
Jacques Hanoune (Directeur de recherche émérite à l’INSERM, Institut Cochin, Paris, France)

Chapter 3 – Room at the Top … or Not? Women in Elite Positions within Medicine (pp. 33-48)
Naomi D. Quinton, Sue Kilminster and Trudie E. Roberts (Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), University of Leeds, Leeds, England)

Chapter 4 – Black Women and Their Situation of Discrimination and Vulnerability in Brazil (pp. 49-68)
Sônia Beatriz dos Santos (Associate Professor – Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Professor and Researcher – Programa de Pós-Graduação em Relações Etnicorraciais/ Centro Federal de Educação Tecnológica Celso Suckow da Fonseca- CEFET/RJ, Brasil)

Chapter 5 – Examining the Impact of Migration on the Reconfiguration of Family Dynamics: The Experiences of Haitian Immigrant Women in Canada (pp. 69-90)
Louise Racine, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, University of Saskatchewan, College of Nursing, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)

Chapter 6 – Feminism and Difference: A Pathway to Women‘s Reconstruction (pp. 91-104)
María J. Binetti (National Council for Scientific and Technological Research of Argentina)

Chapter 7 – Theorizing African Feminism (pp. 105-120)
George Odhiambo (University of Sydney, Australia)

Chapter 8 – How Do Gender Stereotypes Affect Women‘s Persistence in STEM Fields? (pp. 120-140)
Roxanne M. Hughes (National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, FL, US)

Chapter 9 – Antidote for Global Feminist Gaps As Encoded in Sindiwe Magona‘s Black South African Autobiographies (pp. 141-154)
Lesibana Rafapa (University of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa)


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