Written for those coming to women's studies for the first time, this textbook explores and examines women's lives and women's experiences. It engages the reader in reflecting on their own history and those of other women, providing a conceptual language and theoretical framework with which to do so.
Beryl Madoc-Jones is Head of the Department of Women'sStudies at the Roehampton Institute. Jennifer Coates is Professor of English Language andLinguistics at University of Surrey, Roehampton.
List of Plates. List of Boxes. List of Contributors. Acknowledgements. 1. Introductory: Beryl Madoc-Jones and Jennifer Coates. 2. Growing Up: Susanne Greenhalgh. 3. Mothers: Kimberley Reynolds. 4. Girls and Schooling: Valerie Hey. 5. Jobs: Christine Zmroczek and Beryl Madoc-Jones. 6. Leisure: Beryl Madoc-Jones. 7. Understanding Sexuality: Melanie Mauthner. 8. Health: Margaret L. Arnot and Louise Jackson. 9. Friendship: Jennifer Coates. 10. Women in the Arts and Media: Joanna Thornborrow. 11. Women, Crime and Violence: Lorraine Radford. 12. Women's Spirituality: Beverley Clack and Jo-Anne Whitcomb. 13. Taking the Next Step: Lyndie Brimstone. Index.