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Download Performing Sex: The Making and Unmaking of Women's Erotic by Breanne Fahs PDF

By Breanne Fahs

Stuck among postsexual revolution celebrations of growth and alarmingly regressive new modes of disempowerment, the 40 ladies interviewed in Performing Sex provide a candid and provocative portrait of liberated intercourse in the US.

Through this nuanced and complicated research, Breanne Fahs demonstrates that regardless of the consistent cooptation of the phrases of sexual freedom, women's sexual subjectivities and the methods they regularly grapple with moving definitions of liberation characterize provocative areas for severe inquiry and private discovery, finally producing novel methods of imagining and reimagining energy, excitement, and resistance."

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Download Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft by Lyndall Gordon PDF

By Lyndall Gordon

The founding father of sleek feminism, Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) used to be the main recognized girl of her period. a super, unconventional insurgent vilified for her strikingly sleek notions of schooling, family members, paintings, and private relationships, she however strongly stimulated political philosophy in Europe and a infant the US. Now acclaimed biographer Lyndall Gordon mounts a lively security of this brave lady whose acceptance has suffered through the years through portray a whole and colourful portrait of a rare historic determine who was once generations sooner than her time.

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Download Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics (Key Contemporary by Moya Lloyd PDF

By Moya Lloyd

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With the book of her hugely acclaimed and much-cited ebook Gender Trouble, Judith Butler turned essentially the most influential feminist theorists of her new release. Her thought of gender performativity and her writings on corporeality, at the injurious ability of language, at the susceptibility of human existence to violence and at the influence of mourning on politics have, taken jointly, comprised a considerable and hugely unique physique of labor that has a large and actually cross-disciplinary allure.

In this energetic ebook, Moya Lloyd offers either a transparent exposition and an unique critique of Butler's paintings. She examines Butler's center rules, lines the advance of her idea from her first booklet to her most modern paintings, and assesses Butler's engagements with the philosophies of Hegel, Foucault, Derrida, Irigaray and Beauvoir, in addition to addressing the character and impression of Butler's writing on feminist thought.

Throughout Lloyd is especially involved to envision Butler's political conception, together with her serious interventions in such modern political controversies as these surrounding homosexual marriage, hate-speech, human rights, and September eleven and its aftermath. Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics bargains either an available and unique contribution to current debate that might be a useful source for college kids and students alike.

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Download Revolutionary Women: A Book of Stencils by Queen of the Neighbourhood PDF

By Queen of the Neighbourhood

Either an intensive feminist historical past and a highway paintings source, this instruction manual combines brief biographies with amazing and usable stencil photographs of 30 woman activists, anarchists, feminists, freedom warring parties, and visionaries. From Harriet Tubman, Emma Goldman, and Angela Davis to Vandana Shiva, Sylvia Rivera, and Lucy Parsons, this assortment deals a subversive portrait celebrating the army prowess and innovative force of those ladies whose violent unravel usually shatters the archetype of lady as nurturer. A sampling of fees from key writings and speeches supplies voice to every woman’s ideologies, philosophies, struggles, and quiet humanity whereas the stencils supply additional possibilities to commemorate those ladies and their activities throughout the replica in their likenesses.

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Download Feminist Theory and Pop Culture by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek PDF

By Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

Feminist thought and pa tradition synthesizes feminist concept with sleek portrayals of gender in media tradition. This finished and interdisciplinary textual content contains an introductory bankruptcy written via the editor in addition to 9 contributor chapters of unique content material. integrated within the textual content: •Historical representation of feminist concept •Application of feminist study equipment for the research of gender •Feminist theoretical views corresponding to the male gaze, feminist perspective conception, Black feminist notion, queer concept, masculinity thought, theories of feminist activism and postfeminism •Contributor chapters conceal more than a few subject matters from Western views on abdominal Dance sessions to tv exhibits equivalent to women, Scandal and Orange is the hot Black, in addition to chapters which debate gendered media types like “chick lit”, comedian books and Western views of non-Western tradition in movie •Feminist concept as represented within the assorted waves of feminism, together with a dialogue of a fourth wave •Pedagogical positive aspects •Suggestions for extra examining on issues lined •Discussion questions for lecture room use Feminist idea and dad tradition used to be designed for school room use and has been written with an eye fixed towards attractive scholars in dialogue. The book's polished point of view on feminist thought juxtaposes pop culture with theoretical views that have served as a beginning for the learn of gender. This interdisciplinary textual content can function a main or supplemental studying in undergraduate or graduate classes which specialise in gender, popular culture, feminist conception or media stories. “This first-class anthology grounds feminism as articulated via 4 waves and contours feminists responding to popular culture, whereas spotting that pop culture has replied in complex how you can feminisms. members proffer lucid and fascinating evaluations of themes starting from abdominal dancing via Fifty colors of gray, Scandal and Orange is the recent Black. This e-book is an effective learn in addition to a good textual content to liven up and tell within the classroom.” – Dr. Jane Caputi, Professor of girls, Gender and Sexuality stories and communique & Multimedia at Florida Atlantic collage “Feminist concept and dad tradition is destined to be as well known because the tradition it opinions. The textual content performs up the paradoxes of up to date feminism and calls for its readers to invite tricky questions about how and why the preferred deliver us excitement. it's a modern assortment that captures this second in feminist time with different analyses of women's representations throughout a magnificent swath of pop culture. Feminist idea and dad tradition is the type of textual content that makes me are looking to redecorate my popular culture direction. Again.” – Dr. Ebony A. Utley, affiliate Professor of verbal exchange at California kingdom University-Long seashore, writer of Rap and Religion'As a lady who attempts to convey a feminist viewpoint to conversations with those who may possibly by no means have thought of how feminist histories and theories have an effect on them, i've been watching for a suite like this!'Emily Lindin, founding father of The UnSlut undertaking, writer of UnSlut: A Diary and a Memoir, and author of'Slut: A Documentary Film'.'Feminist concept & popular culture deals a few first-class fabric for undergraduate educating. I'm specifically enthusiastic about the modern and hugely proper analyses of Olivia Pope from Scandal (Griffin) and the newly stylish go back of abdominal dancing (Moe). via offering readers with concrete and regularly occurring examples from pop culture media and practices, Trier-Bieniek's assortment allows students'grasp of theoretical fabrics. Feminist research of Black stereotypes collect an urgency and readability for undergraduates while associated with and explicated via Scandal, one of many few exhibits a majority of my scholars watch.

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Download Against Empire: Feminisms, Racism and the West by Zillah Eisenstein PDF

By Zillah Eisenstein

In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization. confronted with an competitive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently selling the narrowest of pursuits, she appears to be like to an international anti-war move to counter US strength. relocating past the distortions of mainstream background, she detects the silencing of racialized, sex/gendered and classed methods of seeing. Eisenstein insists that the so-called West is as a lot fiction as truth, whereas the sexualized black slave exchange emerges as an early type of globalization. Plural understandings of feminisms as other-than-western are wanted. Black the USA, India, the Islamic international and Africa envision particular conceptions of what it really is to be totally, polyversally, human. wish for a extra peaceable, simply and happier international lies, she believes, within the understandings and activism of girls today.

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Download Joining the Resistance by Carol Gilligan PDF

By Carol Gilligan

Because the booklet of her landmark booklet In a special Voice, Carol Gilligan has remodeled the best way we expect approximately men and women and the kinfolk among them. It used to be ‘the little booklet that begun a revolution’, and with greater than 800,000 copies in print it has develop into the most largely learn and influential books ever written on gender and human development.
In her new booklet becoming a member of the Resistance Carol Gilligan displays at the evolution of her considering and exhibits how her key rules have been interwoven together with her personal existence stories. Her paintings all started with the query of voice: who's talking to whom, in what physique, telling what tales approximately which relationships? by way of listening conscientiously she heard a voice that have been held in silence, and within the procedure learned the level to which we – either men and women – were telling fake tales approximately ourselves.

In her next paintings Gilligan stumbled on that adolescent ladies resisted pressures to disengage themselves from their sincere voices, and by means of becoming a member of their resistance she opened the best way for the improvement of a extra humane mind set approximately own and political relationships. For the valuable conviction of her paintings at the present time – and the crucial thesis of this booklet – is that the standards for romance and the necessities for citizenship in a democratic society are one and an analogous. either voice and the need to dwell in relationships inherent in our human nature, including the ability to withstand fake authority.

Combining autobiographical mirrored image with an research of key questions on gender and human improvement, this well timed and hugely readable e-book via considered one of America’s maximum modern thinkers will entice a large readership.

Reviews:

"It is enjoyable relocating via this publication with Gilligan as she percentages in this or that section of patriarchy - in Freud, Lysistrata, Hawthorne, Marvell, Oresteia. And it truly is enlightening to monitor her demolish the wheeze of a child's aid scheme which by no means used to be or is the easy mother/father/child triad."
The overview of Arts, Literature, Philosophy, and the Humanities

"This is a small ebook approximately love, desire and empathy within the context of Carol Gilligan’s trip as a psychologist, a researcher, a author and a feminist. it's a booklet that rising social technology researchers and medical practitioners will locate a lot in, really in regards to her ardour for qualitative learn and feminism."
Sex Roles

"Helps heal the cut up among cause and emotion, brain and physique, self and relationships, specially as they relate to gender identification. there's a lot nutrition for inspiration during this work."
Scientific and scientific Network
"An clever, mature and critical contribution to the type of feminism all of us want and need … Gilligan has written an enormous e-book which could be learn by way of all, not just via women and girls, but additionally via boys and males. Her invitation for all to hitch the resistance might be heeded, for its beneficiaries belong to people of all genders and a long time. during this feel, we must always all count number ourselves as feminists of Gilligan’s variety and therefore make means for a democratic society of worrying equals."
USC Graduate Journal

"In becoming a member of the Resistance, Gilligan makes an invaluable distincton within the debate in regards to the ethic of care, during which her prior paintings has been characterised and criticized, to stress her major theoretical element: the best way ahead out of patriarchy is a democratic resolution that frees men and women to pursue a human ethic of care."
Contemporary Psychology: APA overview of Books

“Carol Gilligan is among the pre-eminent psychologists of our time. becoming a member of the Resistance is a breakthrough in what has turn into her life-journey, connecting psychology to tradition. The ebook stands by itself as a piece of artwork; it really is fantastically written and prefer the easiest kind of novel, packed with surprises.”
Richard Sennett, long island University

"Original paintings expands our humane skill. In becoming a member of the Resistance, Carol Gilligan keeps to encourage us. Hers is a beneficiant paintings, clearing a street that results in a thriving position - certainly one of love and justice. can we let ourselves?"
Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, writer of Random kin: Love, medicinal drugs, hassle, and Coming of Age within the Bronx

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Download Joss Whedon and Religion: Essays on an Angry Atheist's PDF

This can be a selection of new essays at the spiritual topics in, and the consequences of, the works of Joss Whedon, writer of such exhibits as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Firefly, and extra lately author and director of the box-office hit Marvel's The Avengers. The ebook addresses such subject matters as ethics, racism, feminism, politics, witchcraft, religious transformation, id, group, heroism, apocalypse, and different theologically major issues of Whedon's inventive organisations. The disciplinary methods range in addition; background, theology, philosophy of faith, phenom­enology, cultural stories, and non secular reviews are all hired. some of the essay authors fluctuate in that a few are essentially believers in God, a few are sincerely now not, and others depart that subject apart.

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Download The Female Thing: Dirt, envy, sex, vulnerability by Laura Kipnis PDF

By Laura Kipnis

From the writer of the acclaimed Against Love comes a pointed, audacious, and witty exam of the kingdom of the feminine psyche within the post-post-feminist global of the twenty-first century.Women stay stuck among feminism and femininity, among self-affirmation and an never-ending quest for self-improvement, among taking part in an injured celebration and claiming independence. instead of blaming the standard suspects–men, the media–Kipnis takes a difficult examine culprits in the direction of domestic, particularly girls themselves. Kipnis serves up the gory info of the mutual displeasure among women and men in painfully hilarious element. Is anatomy future in any case? An formidable and unique reassessment of feminism and women’s ambivalence approximately it, the feminine Thing breathes provocative new lifestyles into that age-old query.

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Download Jewels of Allah: The Untold Story of Women in Iran by Nina Ansary PDF

By Nina Ansary

The preferred narrative approximately women's lives in Iran during the last 40 years is going whatever like this:

"During the Pahlavi Monarchy, girls have been on an upward trajectory. In a country at the cusp of modernity, ladies actively participated. They got the ideal to vote and unfastened to be in public with no veils. They wore miniskirts on collage campuses. Then got here the Islamic Revolution in 1979, with Ayatollah Khomeini on the helm. The burgeoning freedoms for girls have been extinguished. The veil was once required and associations have been segregated via gender. The Islamic Republic had hence accomplished its target of resurrecting a dead ringer for the conventional Muslim woman."

The challenge with well known narratives is that, regardless of their handy half-truths, the true tale is extra complex, unforeseen, and not more tidy.

Inspired via writer Nina Ansary's scholarly trip, Jewels of Allah is a provocative curler coaster journey that shatters the stereotypical assumptions and the usually misunderstood tale of ladies in Iran at the present time. Highlighting many brave woman leaders and advocates all through Iran's heritage, the e-book illuminates the unanticipated results of the Islamic Revolution and the unforeseen twists and turns resulting in a full-blown feminist move inside a post-revolutionary patriarchal society.

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