Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
* In the Preface to the First Edition (1984), the author outlines the central theory of her book.
* The theory states that feminism was originally developed and dominated by women from the center, not women from the margins. Women from the center are generally defined as white and middle to upper class.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* In the...
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