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Download E-books Women, Pleasure, Film: What Lolas Want PDF

The Lola movie is a unique subgenre of the woman's movie within which woman's declare to excitement is entertained with no recourse to the determine of the femme fatale. This e-book examines Lola as a particular and enduring point of the "new woman": woman's forthright declare to excitement on her personal phrases, liberated from the standard constraints of intercourse and gender.

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Download E-books Reconstructing Womanhood, Reconstructing Feminism: Writings on Black Women (Women's Studies/Sociology) PDF

Reconstructing Womanhood, Reconstructing Feminism is the 1st British feminist anthology to envision thoughts of womanhood and feminism in the context of `race' and ethnicity. demanding modern feminist conception, the booklet highlights ways that buildings of womanhood have routinely excluded black women's event, and proposes a reconsideration of phrases corresponding to `feminist'. The learn topics and strategies of a number of the individuals were formed via the specifics of the Black British event and context.
the gathering brings jointly quite a few principles approximately `difference' and identification. It covers quite a lot of social and cultural concerns together with the placement of black ladies within the church, lesbian id in movie, modern African feminism, and British immigration legislation.

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Download E-books Copula: Sexual Technologies, Reproductive Powers (Suny Series in Gender Theory) PDF

By Robyn Ferrell

How will the facility to govern human replica swap our social international and the connection among the sexes? Taking an explicitly interdisciplinary method of gender and reproductive know-how, Robyn Ferrell examines this question within the mild of feminist theories of sexual equality and sexual distinction, arguing that expertise itself will be obvious as one of those copy. Invoking an idea of replica that is aware it as regular, Ferrell asserts that during any replica, anything is produced of a sort that used to be there prior to and but that also is new. know-how is accordingly generically reproductive, because it produces new subject of an identical sort. as well as key figures in French feminism, Ferrell attracts from psychoanalysis and modern continental thinkers starting from Heidegger to Haraway.

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Download E-books An Introduction to Sociology: Feminist Perspectives PDF

By Pamela Abbott

This 3rd version of this best-selling ebook confirms the continued centrality of feminist views and learn to the sociological firm, and introduces scholars to the big variety of feminist contributions in key components of sociological concern.  thoroughly revised, this variation includes:

  • new chapters on sexuality and the media
  • additional fabric on race and ethnicity, incapacity and the body
  • many new foreign and comparative examples
  • the impression of theories of globalization and post-colonial studies.

In addition, the theoretical parts have additionally been totally rethought in mild of contemporary advancements in social theory.  Written by way of 3 skilled academics and examiners, this ebook offers scholars of sociology and women's stories an obtainable evaluation of the feminist contribution to the entire key parts of sociological concern.

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Download E-books The Changing Nature of Eco/Feminism: Telling Stories from Clayoquot Sound PDF

Twenty-odd years after activists arrange a peace camp blocking off a logging highway into an in depth quarter of temperate rainforest in Clayoquot Sound, that summer season of protest nonetheless holds a admired position in Canadian environmental discourse. even if the camp used to be stated to be in response to feminist or eco/feminist rules, inadequate realization has been paid to its impression on feminism and the debates that have been raging at the moment. Moore units out to treatment this via a cautious, qualitative learn of the peace camp. She demonstrates that the sheer energy of eco/feminist politics on the camp confounded dominant narratives of latest feminism and re-imagined eco/feminist politics for brand new instances.

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Download E-books Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms PDF

By Ann Brooks

As soon as obvious as synonymous with "anti-feminism" postfeminism i now understood because the theoretical assembly floor among feminism and anti-foundationalist routine resembling postmodernism, post-structuralism and post-colonialsm. during this transparent exposition of a few of the key debates, theorists and practitioners, Ann Brooks exhibits how feminism is being redefined for the 21st century. person chapters examine postfeminism on the subject of feminist epistemology, Foucault, psychoanalytic conception and semiology postmodernism and postcolonialism, cultural politics, pop culture, movie and media, and sexuality and id For all scholars trying to find counsel throughout the occasionally murky waters of up to date feminist thought, this booklet wil offer a reassuring first port of name.

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Download E-books A Dialogue of Voices: Feminist Literary Theory and Bakhtin PDF

A discussion of Voices was first released in 1994. Minnesota Archive versions makes use of electronic expertise to make long-unavailable books once more available, and are released unaltered from the unique collage of Minnesota Press editions.

The paintings of the Russian theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, quite his notions of dialogics and style, has had a considerable influence on modern severe practices. earlier, even though, little cognizance has been paid to the chances and demanding situations Bakhtin offers to feminist idea, the duty taken up in A discussion of Voices. the unique essays during this publication mix feminism and Bakhtin in designated methods and, by means of examining texts via those lenses, arrive at new theoretical techniques. jointly, those essays element to a brand new path for feminist conception that originates in Bakhtin-one that may bring about a female être instead of a female écriture.

targeting feminist theorists equivalent to Hélène Cixous, Teresa de Lauretis, Julia Kristeva, and Monique Wittig along side Bakhtin's techniques of dialogism, heteroglossia, and chronotope, the authors supply shut readings of texts from quite a lot of multicultural genres, together with nature writing, sermon composition, nineteenth-century British women's fiction, the modern romance novel, Irish and French lyric poetry, and Latin American movie. the result's a different discussion within which authors of either sexes, from a number of international locations and varied eras, converse opposed to, for, and with each other in ways in which display their works anew in addition to the serious matrices surrounding them.

Karen Hohne is an self sufficient pupil and artist dwelling in Moorhead, Minnesota. Helen Wussow is an assistant professor of English at Memphis kingdom University.

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Download E-books Reconcilable Differences: Confronting Beauty, Pornography, and the Future of Feminism PDF

By Lynn S. Chancer

This quantity examines arguable faultlines in modern feminism—pornography, the wonder delusion, sadomasochism, prostitution, and the difficulty of rape—from an unique and provocative standpoint. Lynn Chancer makes a speciality of how, between many feminists, the recommendations of intercourse and sexism turned fragmented and together specific. Exploring the dichotomy among intercourse and sexism because it has built via 5 present feminist debates, Chancer seeks to forge positions that bridge oppositions among pointless (and occasionally unwitting) "either/or" binaries. Chancer's ebook makes an attempt to include either the necessity for sexual freedom and the intensity of sexist subordination into feminist idea and politics.

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Download E-books Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy (SUNY series in Gender Theory) PDF

The first ebook to place Black feminism and continental philosophy in dialogue.

A diversity of themes—race and gender, sexuality, otherness, sisterhood, and agency—run all through this assortment, and the chapters represent a collective discourse on the intersection of Black feminist idea and continental philosophy, converging on an identical set of questions and matters. those convergences will not be random or pressured, yet are in many ways normal and beneficial: an identical problems with service provider, id, alienation, and gear unavoidably are addressed by means of either camps. by no means prior to has a bunch of students labored jointly to envision the assets those traditions can supply each other. by means of bringing the connection among those severe fields of suggestion to the vanguard, the e-book will motivate students to have interaction in new dialogues approximately how each one can tell the opposite. If modern philosophy is by means of the truth that it may be too constrained, too closed, too white, too male, then this groundbreaking publication confronts and demanding situations those problems.

Convergences is a superb and well timed assortment by way of regularly younger students operating on the intersections of serious race thought, feminism, and continental philosophy. This specified e-book expands the scope of either Black feminism and continental philosophy.” — Kelly Oliver, writer of Women as guns of struggle: Iraq, intercourse, and the Media

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