Category: Feminist Theory

Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities: Theoretical and by Rhoda Reddock

By Rhoda Reddock

Interrogating Caribbean Masculinities is an anthology of latest Caribbean scholarship on masculinities. The content material displays a variety of disciplinary methods, together with anthropology, historical past, diplomacy, literary feedback and artwork and set up. detailed awareness is paid to the interplay of strength and sexuality within the development of masculine identities. to appreciate how males exhibit and exert energy, it is crucial to incorporate the research of strength within the context of structural relationships: the category process, political and financial inequalities, racism, colonialism, homophobia, and different structures of oppression and exclusion. The ebook is of curiosity for these educating masculinity experiences, ladies and gender reports, and for coverage makers attracted to gender family within the Caribbean and the Caribbean diaspora.

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Theopompus the Historian by Gordon S. Shrimpton

By Gordon S. Shrimpton

This serious examine analyzes direct facts in regards to the existence and misplaced works of Theopompus of Chios, the 4th-century BC historian and orator. In a translation of surviving citations of Theopompus' paintings and of the references made to Theopompus' paintings by means of different writers, the textual content makes on hand all that is still of Theopompus' writings. Theopompus used to be essentially recognized in antiquity for his old works, which incorporated "Hellenica", a 12-volume background of Greece, and the 58-volume "Philippica", which centred usually at the profession of Philip II of Macedon. All of Theopompus' works have been misplaced via past due antiquity other than fifty three volumes of the "Philippica", which survived into Byzantine occasions basically to vanish by way of the tenth century. targeting the "Hellenica" and the "Philippica", the writer of this article stories the fragments to bare what could be gleaned in regards to the scope and content material of Theopompus' significant works. He bargains systematically with the issues of interpretation and makes transparent the methodological heritage of his reconstructions and reviews, furnishing the foundation for extra methodological debate. Theopompus' ethical and political beliefs are mentioned, as are his therapy of 2 of an important figures of the center of the 4th century BC, Philip and Demosthenes. furthermore, there's an index of the right kind names present in the fragments.

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The Intersectional Approach: Transforming the Academy by Michele Tracy Berger, Kathleen Guidroz

By Michele Tracy Berger, Kathleen Guidroz

Intersectionality, or the honor of race, type, and gender, is among the popular modern theoretical contributions made by means of students within the box of women's stories that now widely extends around the humanities, social sciences, and typical sciences. Taking inventory of this transformative paradigm, The Intersectional process publications new and proven researchers to interact in a severe mirrored image in regards to the huge adoption of intersectionality that constitutes what the editors name a brand new "social literacy" for students. In eighteen essays, participants learn quite a few issues of curiosity to scholars and researchers from a feminist standpoint in addition to via their respective disciplines, taking a look particularly at gender inequalities with regards to globalization, healthiness, motherhood, sexuality, physique photograph, and getting older. jointly, those essays offer a severe evaluate of the paradigm, spotlight new theoretical and methodological advances, and make a powerful case for the ongoing use of the intersectional procedure either in the borders of women's and gender reviews and beyond.Contributors:Lidia Anchisi, Gettysburg CollegeNaomi Andre, college of MichiganJean Ait Belkhir, Southern college at New OrleansMichele Tracy Berger, collage of North Carolina at Chapel HillKia Lilly Caldwell, college of North Carolina at Chapel HillElizabeth R. Cole, collage of MichiganKimberle Crenshaw, collage of California, Los AngelesBonnie Thornton Dill, college of MarylandMichelle high quality, Graduate heart, urban collage of latest YorkJennifer Fish, previous Dominion UniversityMako Fitts, Seattle UniversityKathleen Guidroz, Mount St. Mary's UniversityIvette Guzman-Zavala, Lebanon Valley CollegeKaaren Haldeman, Durham, North CarolinaCatherine E. Harnois, Wake wooded area UniversityAnaLouise Keating, Texas Woman's UniversityRachel E. Luft, college of latest OrleansGary ok. Perry, Seattle UniversityJennifer Rothchild, collage of Minnesota, MorrisAnn Russo, DePaul UniversityNatalie J. Sabik, collage of Michigan Jessica Holden Sherwood, collage of Rhode IslandYvette Taylor, collage of Newcastle, uk Nira Yuval-Davis, college of East London

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Women, Gender, Religion: A Reader by Elizabeth A. Castelli (eds.)

By Elizabeth A. Castelli (eds.)

This updated and forward-looking selection of essays on gender and faith fills an important hole. Interdisciplinary and multi-traditional, this quantity highlights the contributions that diverse disciplinary techniques make to feminist/gender reviews and faith. Designed for the school room, the Reader concurrently assesses the country of the sphere and increases questions for additional inquiry and investigation.

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Feminism as Life's Work: Four Modern American Women through by Mary K. Trigg

By Mary K. Trigg

With suffrage secured in 1920, feminists confronted the problem of the way to maintain their momentum going. because the heart of the stream shrank, a small, self-appointed forefront of “modern” girls carried the reason ahead in existence and paintings. Feminism as Life’s paintings profiles 4 of those ladies: the writer Inez Haynes Irwin, the historian Mary Ritter Beard, the activist Doris Stevens, and Lorine Pruette, a psychologist. Their life-stories, advised the following in complete for the 1st time, embrace the adjustments of the 1st 4 a long time of the 20th century—and complicate what we all know of the period.

Through those women’s intertwined tales, Mary Trigg strains the altering nature of the women’s circulate throughout turbulent a long time hire via international conflict, revolution, worldwide melancholy, and the increase of fascism. Criticizing the traditional department of feminist activism as a chain of historic waves, Trigg exposes how Irwin, Beard, Stevens, and Pruette helped push the U.S. feminist circulation to victory and endured to propel it ahead from the Twenties to the Nineteen Sixties, a long time no longer incorporated within the “wave” version. At a time extensively considered because the “doldrums” of feminism, the ladies during this booklet have been actually taking the reason to new websites: the nationwide Women’s get together; sexuality and kin with males; marriage; and paintings and monetary independence. of their utopian efforts to reshape paintings, sexual family members, and marriage, sleek feminists ran headlong into the tough realities of male energy, the sexual double regular, the calls for of motherhood, and gendered social structures.

In Feminism as Life’s paintings, Irwin, Beard, Stevens, and Pruette end up the heirs of the suffrage circulation, guardians of an extended feminist culture, and catalysts of the assumption in equality and distinction. Theirs is a narrative of braveness, program, and perseverance—a tale that revisits the “bleak and lonely years” of the U.S. women’s circulate and emerges with a clean point of view of the background of this pivotal period.

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Chaucer’s Women: Nuns, Wives and Amazons by Priscilla Martin

By Priscilla Martin

In this difficult examine Priscilla Martin investigates the themes of girls, intercourse and gender in Chaucer's poetry. She argues convincingly that those are Chaucer's significant topics and that he offers them as a space of human event fraught with difficulties. girls, rather than generating texts and meanings themselves, are trapped within the books and meanings of others, and so the Madonna and the courtly heroine, the nun and the spouse, are commonly used yet questionable photographs of built femininity. '...an clever, delicate, clean and shut examining which focuses upon Chaucer's girls ... unconventional and sophisticated' - John J.McGavin, instances larger schooling Supplement

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Developing Ecofeminist Theory: The Complexity of Difference by E. Cudworth

By E. Cudworth

An unique exploration of the way the connection among society and 'nature' is conceptualized, concentrating on theories of social exclusion and distinction. A complete evaluation of feminist and environmental theories of society-environment kin, contemplating the variety of theoretical and political impacts on such theorizing resembling socialist and Marxist concept among others and the flip to submit structuralism and postmodernism in the social sciences. Cudworth additionally develops her personal theoretical account for the interrelations among different types of social domination and contributes to special debates with sociology, social thought, feminist idea and environmentalism.

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Radical Gestures: Feminism And Performance Art in North by Jayne Wark

By Jayne Wark

Functionality artwork was once eventually well-known as an artwork shape in its personal correct within the Nineteen Seventies. In "Radical Gestures", Jayne Wark situates feminist functionality artwork within the US and Canada within the social context of the feminist circulation and avant-garde paintings from the Nineteen Seventies to 2000. She exhibits that artists drew from feminist politics to create works that, after an extended interval of modernist aesthetic detachment, made a distinct contribution to the re-politicization of paintings. Wark brings jointly a variety of artists, together with Lisa Steele, Martha Rosler, Lynda Benglis, Gillian Collyer, Margaret Dragu, and Sylvie Tourangeau, and gives targeted readings and viewings of person items, lots of that have now not been studied intimately earlier than. She reassesses assumptions concerning the generational and thematic features of feminist paintings, putting feminist functionality in the wider context of minimalism, conceptualism, land artwork, and happenings.

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Everywhere and Nowhere: Contemporary Feminism in the United by Jo Reger

By Jo Reger

Tough the concept feminism within the usa is lifeless or in decline, Everywhere and Nowhere examines the contours of latest feminism. via a nuanced research of 3 feminist groups, Jo Reger exhibits how modern feminists react to the neighborhood setting presently shaping their identities, strategies, discourse, and family members with different feminist generations. by way of relocating the research to the group point, Reger illustrates how feminism is concurrently absent from the nationwide, renowned culture--"nowhere"--and subtle into the principles of yank culture--"everywhere." Reger addresses probably the most debated issues bearing on feminists within the twenty-first century. How do modern feminists think about the second-wave iteration? Has modern feminism succeeded in addressing racism and classism, and created a extra inclusive circulate? How are modern feminists facing their legacy of gender, intercourse, and sexuality in an international of fluid id and queer politics? The solutions, she reveals, range through community.

Everywhere and Nowhere deals a transparent, empirical research of the nation of latest feminism whereas additionally revealing the interesting and more and more advanced improvement of community-level feminist teams within the usa.

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