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Download E-books Philosophy of Science after Feminism (Studies in Feminist Philosophy) PDF

By Janet A. Kourany

During this monograph Janet A. Kourany argues for a philosophy of technology extra socially engaged and socially in charge than the philosophy of technology we've. The vital questions feminist scientists, philosophers, and historians were elevating approximately technology over the last 3 a long time shape Kourany's aspect of departure and her reaction to those questions builds on their insights. this fashion of impending technology differs from mainstream philosophy of technology in the most important respects: it locates technology inside its wider societal context instead of treating technological know-how as though it existed in a social, political, and fiscal vacuum; and it issues the right way to a extra accomplished realizing of medical rationality, person who integrates the moral with the epistemic. Kourany develops her specific reaction, dubbed by means of her the ideal of socially dependable science, past the gender-related questions and contexts that shape its origins and she or he defends it opposed to numerous demanding situations, epistemological, historic, sociological, monetary, and political. She ends through exhibiting the $64000 new instructions philosophy of technological know-how can take and the outstanding new roles philosophers of technology can fill with the method of technology she offers.

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Download E-books Technology Assessment: A Feminist Perspective (Labor And Social Change) PDF

How good does expertise review (TA) relate to women's lives? If ladies are underrepresented within the long term study and improvement technique that results in medical developments, how can TA comprehend expertise aimed toward ladies? It cannot, claims the writer of "Technology overview: A Feminist Perspective". A relative new box, TA examines the social point of know-how and offers info severe to selection making, coverage improvement, safeguard criteria, and keeping off litigation. until eventually gender research is brought into all checks of recent applied sciences, Janine Marie Morgall argues, TA cannot review technology's effect upon girls. Morgall investigates parts of expertise that impact women's lives: efficient (clerical paintings) and reproductive (health care). Case reviews of clerical staff and future health care recipients illustrate gender-specify results of expertise starting from notice processors to remedies for infertility. those reviews convincingly display that TA encourages strategies with out wondering their results on girls. problems with dominance, keep an eye on, and conflicting values emerge from Morgall's feminist point of view and help her demand gender research of recent applied sciences. Janine Marie Morgall is Assistant Professor on the Institute for Social Pharmacy in Copenhagen. She has labored as a specialist for the realm overall healthiness association, focusing on women's wellbeing and fitness matters and acceptable wellbeing and fitness care expertise.

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Download E-books Religious Imagination and the Body: A Feminist Analysis PDF

By Paula M. Cooey

Lately feminist scholarship has more and more fascinated by the significance of the physique and its representations in nearly each social, cultural, and highbrow context. Many have argued that simply because ladies are extra heavily pointed out with their our bodies, they've got entry to privileged and other forms of data than males. during this landmark new publication, Paula Cooey bargains a special viewpoint at the value of the physique within the context of non secular lifestyles and practice.

Building at the pathbreaking paintings of Elaine Scarry in The physique in Pain, Cooey appears at a variety of facts, from the Argentine criminal narrative of Alicia Partnoy, to the novels of Toni Morrison and the work of Frida Kahlo. Drawing on present social concept and critique, cognitive psychology, modern fiction and artwork, and women's bills of non secular event, Cooey relates the truth of sentience to the social development of truth. starting with an exam of the feminine physique as a metaphor for replacement wisdom, she considers the importance of actual soreness and delight to the non secular mind's eye, and the family members among sentience, sensuality, and feminine subjectivity. Cooey succeeds in bringing ahead a cosmopolitan new knowing of the non secular significance of the physique, while laying the principles of a feminist idea of religion.

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Download E-books Perfectionism and Contemporary Feminist Values PDF

By Kimberly A. Yuracko

Although formal boundaries to women’s social and political participation have crumbled, society continues to be, to an important measure, gendered within the roles that girls and males play. Women’s and men’s offerings relating to paintings and relatives are mostly liable for conserving and reinforcing the variations. whereas feminists realize the necessity to criticize women’s offerings, too frequently they specialize in restrictive stipulations instead of the alternatives themselves. Kimberly A. Yuracko argues as a substitute that encouraging girls to make offerings based on a grounded and well-defined notion of perfectionism―a philosopy fascinated about human flourishing―is the simplest solution to redress chronic gender inequality. To this finish, Yuracko seeks not just to show the perfectionism underlying present selection evaluations, yet to articulate a concrete set of feminist perfectionist rules that may increase the standard of person women’s lives and increase the social status of girls as a whole.

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Download E-books The Legacy of Simone de Beauvoir PDF

By Emily R. Grosholz

This selection of new essays treats the ancient, philosophical, and literary dimensions of Simone de Beauvoir's inspiration, and celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of her such a lot influential e-book, The moment Sex. A staff of extraordinary philosophers and literary critics find her paintings within the highbrow and political upheavals that marked Paris within the Nineteen Thirties and Forties; research her philosophical hyperlinks to seventeenth century rationalism, and to Kant, Hegel, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Simone Weil, and Heidegger; and examine the connections among her philosophical and literary writings. primarily, the gathering tackles the connection among conception and urban state of affairs with clean perception and renewed urgency.

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Download E-books Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Limits of Postmodern Analysis PDF

By Haideh Moghissi

A hugely arguable intervention into the talk on postmodernism and feminism, this booklet seems to be at what occurs while those modes of study are together hired to light up the sexual politics of Islam.

As a faith, Islam has been demonized for its gender practices like no different. This publication analyzes that Orientalism, with specific connection with representations of Muslim ladies and describes the true sexual politics of Islam. the writer is going directly to describe the increase of Islamic fundamentalism and the West's reaction to it. She argues that whatever the refined argument of postmodernists and their suspicion of strength, as an highbrow and political flow postmodernism has placed itself within the provider of strength and the established order. Moghissi brilliantly demonstrates how this development has given upward thrust to a neo-conservative feminism.

a huge feminist critique of Islamic fundamentalism, this ebook asks a few challenging questions of these who, in denouncing the racism of Western feminism, have taken up an uncritical include of the Islamic id of Muslim ladies. it really is pressing analyzing for all these interested by human rights, in addition to for college kids and lecturers of women's stories, political technology, social thought and non secular studies.

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Download E-books Building on Women's Strengths: A Social Work Agenda for the Twenty-First Century, Second Edition PDF

Construct a woman-centered social paintings perform for the hot millennium!

“How can we take the strengths girls have--have regularly had--and use them to construct an international that's validating, freeing, and inclusive?” this can be the query on the middle of creating on Women's Strengths. This groundbreaking ebook explores the methods a woman-centered worldview can remodel social coverage, social prone, and direct perform.

Updated to honor the reminiscence of Liane V. Davis, who died in 1995, this re-creation of establishing on Women's Strengths bargains up to date details to mirror the large alterations that experience happened on the grounds that 1994 in women's lives. a few of the unique choices were revised or absolutely rewritten to mirror these adjustments and the extra built-in policy/practice concentration of this version. New chapters have been extra on operating with ladies who've been incarcerated, ladies on welfare who event violence, and lesbian and bisexual girls.

Building on Women's Strengths offers a woman-centered method of figuring out and studying the problems girls needs to confront of their day-by-day lives, together with:

  • relations violence
  • welfare reform
  • psychological health and wellbeing
  • baby welfare
  • getting older
  • racism
  • being silenced by means of society

The magazine of the nationwide organization of Social employees acknowledged of the 1st variation, “Each bankruptcy provides with ability and rigor a gap for respectful and tough discourse.” This version of creating on Women's Strengths deals a fair extra accomplished view of the how you can conquer oppression in women's lives. it really is a necessary quantity for social staff, policymakers, psychological health and wellbeing execs, and an individual operating towards social justice for all girls.

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Download E-books Embodiment and Agency PDF

By Sue Campbell

Themes of embodiment and business enterprise have lengthy been significant to feminist philosophical idea and feature more and more led feminists to increase their theorizing to surround a number identities formed through strategies of gender, race, type, incapacity, and sexuality. The intersection of those issues, in spite of the fact that, has usually been constrained to examining how particular modes of socialized embodiment could be impediments to organization or autonomy.

Embodiment and Agency is certain in bringing a outstanding variety of theoretical views and assets to the undertaking in ways in which pressure probabilities in addition to constraints. participants make the most of, for instance, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, care ethics, analytic philosophy, Hegelian critique, and postcolonial idea to ascertain embodiment and enterprise in contexts starting from a child’s fight to discover her personal identification to worldwide politics. the amount is built-in via its subject matter, via an introductory essay situating the contributions in terms of one another and to present feminist conception on company, and during the structuring of the contents into specific sections.

Part I, “Becoming Embodied Subjects,” explores how we develop into separately and jointly pointed out topics in the course of the probabilities for organisation that come up from particular modes of embodiment. half II, “Embodied family members: Political Contexts,” maintains the subject of embodied supplier in modern sociopolitical contexts. It demanding situations the reader to reconceptualize the hyperlinks among embodiment and ethical employer in methods sufficient to political realities, own relationships, and collective responsibilities.

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Download E-books Future Sex PDF

By Emily Witt

A humorous, clean, and relocating antidote to traditional attitudes approximately intercourse and the one woman

Emily Witt is unmarried and in her thirties. Up until eventually many years in the past, she nonetheless expected her sexual adventure "eventually attaining a terminus, like a monorail gliding to a cease at Epcot Center." Like many folks, she imagined herself disembarking, discovering herself face-to-face with one other individual, "and there we might stay in our everlasting station in existence: the future."

But, as we know, issues are extra complex than that. Love is uncommon and regularly unreciprocated. Sexual acquisitiveness is dicy and will be hurtful. And generalizing approximately what girls wish or don't desire or should still wish or should still do turns out to guide nowhere. do not our temperaments, our hang-ups, and our histories outline our lives up to our gender?

In Future Sex, Witt explores net courting, net pornography, polyamory, and different avant-garde sexual subcultures as websites of risk. She observes her encounters with those scenes with a wry humorousness, shooting them in all their strangeness, ridiculousness, and sweetness. the result's an open-minded, sincere account of the modern pursuit of connection and delight, and an inspiring new version of woman sexuality--open, forgiving, and unafraid.

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