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  • Sex In Question: French Feminism (Feminist Perspectives on by Lisa Adkins, Diana Leonard

    By Lisa Adkins, Diana Leonard

    Because the ebook of Simone de Beauvoir's "The moment Sex", French feminist notion has educated and formed the on-going debates within the English-speaking international. This e-book introduces English audio system to the paintings of an enormous workforce of French feminists - these de Beauvoir herself supported.

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  • Feminism and the body by Londa Schiebinger

    By Londa Schiebinger

    Feminism and the physique offers vintage texts in feminist physique experiences. meant for undergraduate and graduate scholars, the quantity touches at the clinical historical past of sexual ameliorations, the political heritage of the physique, the heritage of garments and its cultural meanings, symbolic renderings of the physique, male our bodies, and the physique in colonial and cross-cultural contexts.

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  • The Lenses of Gender: Transforming the Debate on Sexual by Sandra Lipsitz Bem

    By Sandra Lipsitz Bem

    During this e-book a number one theorist on intercourse and gender discusses how hidden assumptions embedded in our cultural discourses, social associations, and person psyches perpetuate male energy and oppress girls and sexual minorities. Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that those assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, form not just perceptions of social fact but additionally the extra fabric issues - like unequal pay and insufficient daycare - that represent social fact itself. Her penetrating and articulate exam of those hidden cultural lenses allows us to examine them instead of via them and to raised comprehend contemporary debates on gender and sexuality. in line with Bem, the 1st lens, androcentrism (male-centredness), defines men and male event as a customary or norm and ladies and feminine adventure as a deviation from that norm. the second one lens, gender polarization, superimposes male-female changes on nearly each point of human adventure, from modes of costume and social roles to methods of expressing emotion and sexual wish. The 3rd lens, organic essentialism, rationalizes and legitimizes the opposite lenses through treating them because the inevitable effects of the intrinsic organic natures of girls and males. After illustrating the pervasiveness of those 3 lenses in either historic and modern discourses of Western tradition, Bem provides her personal thought of ways the person both acquires cultural gender lenses and constructs a traditional gender id or resists cultural lenses and constructs that we needs to reframe the controversy on sexual inequality in order that it focuses not just at the changes among women and men yet on how male-centred discourses and associations rework male-female distinction into woman drawback.

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  • Feminist Research in Theory and Practice by Gayle Letherby

    By Gayle Letherby

    "...an tremendous great addition to the sector of feminist research." British magazine of academic stories this can be a transparent and obtainable exploration of feminist procedure, method and epistemology. After situating herself and her paintings, Gayle Letherby charts the debates eager about the epistemological, political and functional matters keen on doing feminist examine, and areas the debates inside of a much wider attention of the prestige of data. the focus of the publication is then the actual and functional concerns for feminist researchers. It examines how the method of study impacts the result of that learn and explores the relation among politics and perform by way of examine and data construction. during the ebook there's a functional emphasis on particular examples of feminist examine in motion and, in addition to summarizing present theoretical debates, Gayle Letherby provides to them. Feminist learn in conception and perform is designed and written as a textbook for college students (at complicated undergraduate and postgraduate point) yet might be a helpful source for any researcher or person attracted to women's reports, feminism and in studying within the social sciences.

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  • Feminists Read Habermas (Thinking Gender) by M. Johanna Meehan

    By M. Johanna Meehan

    This crucial new assortment considers Jurgen Habermas's discourse thought from quite a few feminist vantage issues. Feminist students were interested in Habermas's paintings since it displays a convention of emancipatory political pondering rooted within the Enlightenment and engages with the normative goals of emancipatory social pursuits. The essays in Feminists learn Habermas examine a number of elements of Habermas's paintings, starting from his ethical idea to political problems with id and participation. The individuals percentage a conviction in regards to the strength importance of Habermas's paintings for feminist reflections on energy, norms and subjectivity.

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  • The Complexity of Connection: Writings from the Stone by Judith V. Jordan PhD, Maureen Walker PhD, Linda M. Hartling

    By Judith V. Jordan PhD, Maureen Walker PhD, Linda M. Hartling PhD

    During this vital 3rd quantity from the Stone heart at Wellesley university, founding students and new voices extend and deepen the Center's extensively embraced mental idea of connection because the center of human development and improvement. the amount provides an soaking up and useful exam of connection and disconnection at either person and societal degrees. Chapters discover how reviews of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, category, and gender effect relationships, and the way humans can attach throughout distinction and confrontation. additionally mentioned are sensible implications of the idea for psychotherapy, for the elevating of sons, and for office and organizational concerns.

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  • Mrs Brown is a Man and a Brother: Women in Merseyside's by Krista Cowman

    By Krista Cowman

    This ebook bargains the 1st particular local examine of women’s politics within the uk within the interval earlier than the 1st international warfare. Its function is to enquire how women’s politics functioned on the grass roots, clear of the schisms and character clashes of the nationwide political scene. The e-book investigates the club, actions and campaigning methodologies of quite a few formal political agencies starting from branches of nationwide auxiliary our bodies corresponding to the Women’s Liberal Federation via women’s involvement in neighborhood branches of the self sustaining exertions social gathering and directly to the self reliant suffrage companies. The influence of the all-female suffrage campaigns on older political teams within which ladies nonetheless competed with males for positions and regulations can also be thought of. The booklet extends into the 1st international warfare, and investigates the recent alliance that have been shaped whilst prior societies gotten smaller or closed.

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  • Feminism Unfinished: A Short, Surprising History of American by Dorothy Sue Cobble

    By Dorothy Sue Cobble

    The American women’s move has been shrouded in myths, argue 3 prime students during this daring and revisionist history.

    Eschewing the normal knowledge that areas the origins of the yankee women’s stream within the nostalgic glow of the past due Nineteen Sixties, Feminism Unfinished strains the beginnings of this seminal American social flow to the Twenties, within the procedure growing an increased, historic narrative that dramatically rewrites a century of yankee women’s heritage. additionally hard the modern “lean-in,” trickle-down feminist philosophy and saying that women’s histories all too usually depoliticize politics, exertions matters, and divergent financial situations, Dorothy Sue Cobble, Linda Gordon, and Astrid Henry show that the post-Suffrage women’s circulate involved in exploitation of ladies within the place of work in addition to on inherent sexual rights. The authors rigorously revise our “wave” imaginative and prescient of feminism, which formerly urged that there have been transparent breaks and sharp divisions inside of those media-driven “waves.” exhibiting how historical past books have obscured the striking activism through working-class and minority girls some time past, Feminism Unfinished presents a much-needed corrective. 20 illustrations

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  • Liberalism and Prostitution (Oxford Political Philosophy) by Peter de Marneffe

    By Peter de Marneffe

    Civil libertarians symbolize prostitution as a "victimless crime," and argue that it must be legalized. Feminist critics counter that prostitution isn't really victimless, because it harms the folk who do it. Civil libertarians reply that the majority girls freely decide to do that paintings, and that it's paternalistic for the govt. to restrict a person's liberty for her personal reliable. during this ebook Peter de Marneffe argues that even though such a lot prostitution is voluntary, paternalistic prostitution legislation in a few shape are still morally justifiable. If prostitution is often damaging within the approach that feminist critics preserve, then this argument for prostitution legislation isn't really objectionably moralistic and a few prostitution legislation violate no one's rights. Paternalistic prostitution legislation in a few shape are for that reason in step with the elemental ideas of up to date liberalism.

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  • Islam and Feminisms: An Iranian Case-Study by Haleh Afshar

    By Haleh Afshar

    This quantity seeks to maneuver clear of the oppositional positions taken through Western and Muslim girls and to supply a transparent realizing of the chances and the boundaries that the method of reconstruction and reinterpretation of Islamic dictum can and does current for growth of girls in Islamist international locations. it's the competition of the writer that girls internationally search related pursuits and face related difficulties, yet particular conditions and particular constraints dictate differing priorities and differing ways in several contexts. If feminism is to come to a universalist place then it needs to achieve an figuring out of those modifications. The publication seeks to supply a step within the correct course by way of taking a look at the new a long time of fight through Islamist girls within the Islamic Republic of Iran and the expanding rapprochement among secularist and Islamist ladies in that nation in pursuit of universal goals.

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