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Women's Place

in Us Against Them

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2009 | ISBN: 9780226435701
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226435725 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226435725.003.0009
Women's Place

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This chapter examines the role of ethnocentrism in the modern women's movement in the United States. It explains that in this case it is the gender that defines in-group and out-group. The chapter suggests that ethnocentrism is a source of opposition to the contemporary women's movement and to policies that challenge the sexual status quo given that Americans with an ethnocentric outlook are inclined to see the differences between men and women as natural.

Keywords: ethnocentrism; women's movement; gender; sexual status quo; United States

Chapter.  3849 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: US Politics

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