Category: Feminist Theory

The Feminine and Nihilism: Luce Irigaray with Nietzsche and by Ellen Mortensen

By Ellen Mortensen

A lot of the scholarship on Luce Irigaray has centred completely on her psychoanalytic paintings. The female and Nihilism engages in its place in a cautious interpreting of the key philosophical intertexts in Irigaray's Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche. This examine is an interpretation of Irigaray's philosophy of sexual distinction and seeks to discover how she enters into an amorous discussion with the silent floor in Nietzsche's pondering: the cloth.

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Situated Lives: Gender and Culture in Everyday Life by Louise Lamphere, Helena Ragone, Patricia Zavella

By Louise Lamphere, Helena Ragone, Patricia Zavella

Located Lives brings jointly crucial fresh feminist and significant learn that situates gender in courting to the ancient and fabric conditions the place gender, race, category and sexual orientation intersect and form daily interplay. individuals contain: Barbara Babcock, Jean Comaroff, Sarah Franklin, Faye Ginsburg, Matthew Gutmann, Faye V. Harrison, Louise Lamphere, Ellen Lewin, Jos^'e Lim^'on, Iris Lopez, Emily Martin, Mary Moran, Kirin Narayan, Aihwa Ong, Devon G. Pe^~na, Beatriz Pesquera, Helena Ragon^'e, Rayna Rapp, Judith Rollins, Leslie Salzinger, Denise Segura, Carol Stack, Ann Stoler, Donald D. Stull, Brett Williams, Patricia Zavella.

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American Feminism and the Birth of New Age Spirituality: by Catherine Tumber

By Catherine Tumber

Opposite to well known inspiration, New Age spirituality didn't all at once seem in American lifestyles within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s. In American Feminism and the start of latest Age Spirituality, Catherine Tumber demonstrates that the hot Age circulate first flourished greater than a century in the past in the course of the Gilded Age lower than the mantle of 'New Thought.'

Based principally on examine in well known journals, self-help manuals, newspaper money owed, and archival collections, American Feminism and the start of recent Age Spirituality explores the contours of the hot idea flow. in the course of the lives of recognized figures corresponding to Mary Baker Eddy, Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and Edward Bellamy in addition to via extra imprecise, yet extra consultant 'New Thoughters' comparable to Abby Morton Diaz, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Ursula Gestefeld, Lilian Whiting, Sarah Farmer, and Elizabeth Towne, Tumber examines the historic stipulations that gave upward push to New notion. She will pay shut awareness to the ways that feminism turned grafted, with various levels of luck, to emergent types of liberal tradition within the overdue 19th century―progressive politics, the Social Gospel, humanist psychotherapy, bohemian tradition, and mass marketplace journalism.

American Feminism and the start of latest Age Spirituality questions the price of the hot age movement―then and now―to the pursuit of women's rights and democratic renewal.

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With All Our Strength: The Revolutionary Association of the by Anne E. Brodsky

By Anne E. Brodsky

With All Our energy is the interior tale of this women-led underground association and their struggle for the rights of Afghan girls. Anne Brodsky, the 1st author given in-depth entry to go to and interview their contributors and operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, shines mild at the grotesque, usually tragic, lives of Afghan girls lower than one of the most brutal sexist oppression on the planet.

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Universal Human Rights in a World of Difference by Brooke A. Ackerly

By Brooke A. Ackerly

From the varied paintings and sometimes competing insights of women's human rights activists, Brooke Ackerly has written a feminist and a common thought of human rights that bridges the relativists' matters approximately universalizing from details and the activists' dedication to justice. in contrast to common theories that depend on shared commitments to divine authority or to an 'enlightened' manner of reasoning, Ackerly's concept depends upon rigorous methodological consciousness to distinction and confrontation. She units out human rights as instantaneously a examine ethic, a device for feedback of injustice and a choice to acknowledge our responsibilities to advertise justice via our activities. This booklet may be of significant curiosity to political theorists, feminist and gender reviews students and researchers of social hobbies.

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The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts by Paula Ioanide

By Paula Ioanide

With stop-and-frisk legislation, new immigration regulations, and cuts to social welfare courses, majorities within the usa have more and more supported intensified kinds of punishment and marginalization opposed to Black, Latino, Arab and Muslim humans within the usa, whilst a majority of electorate declare to help "colorblindness" and racial equality. With this booklet, Paula Ioanide examines how emotion has prominently figured into those modern expressions of racial discrimination and violence. How U.S. publics dominantly consider approximately crime, terrorism, welfare, and immigration frequently turns out to trump no matter what proof and facts say approximately those politicized matters.

Though 4 case studies—the police brutality case of Abner Louima; the publicity of torture at Abu Ghraib; the demolition of latest Orleans public housing devices following typhoon Katrina; and a proposed municipal ordinance to disclaim housing to undocumented immigrants in Escondido, CA—Ioanide indicates how racial fears are perpetuated, and the way those frequent fears have performed a critical function in justifying the growth of our army and criminal process and the continuing divestment from social welfare. yet Ioanide additionally argues that inside of every one of those situations there's chance for brand new mobilizations, for moral witnessing: we should also popularize wishes for justice and raise people's receptivity to the stories of the oppressed via reorganizing embodied and subconscious buildings of feeling.

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The Feminine and the Sacred by Catherine Clément, Julia Kristeva, Clé, Catherine ment, Jane

By Catherine Clément, Julia Kristeva, Clé, Catherine ment, Jane Marie Todd

In November 1996, Catherine Clément and Julia Kristeva begun a correspondence exploring the topic of the sacred. during this number of these letters Catherine Clément techniques the subject from an anthropologist's standpoint whereas Julia Kristeva responds from a psychoanalytic point of view. Their correspondence leads them to a arguable and primary query: is there something sacred which could even as be thought of strictly feminine?

The voices of the booklet paintings in tandem, fleshing out rules and mixing jointly right into a melody of expertise. the result's a discussion that delves into the mysteries of trust -- the connection among religion and sexuality, the physique and the senses -- which, Clément and Kristeva argue, girls consider with particular intensity.

Although their discourse isn't really inevitably approximately theology, the authors examine the function of girls and femininity within the religions of the realm, from Christianity and Judaism to Confucianism and African animism. they're the 1st to confess that what they've got undertaken is "as most unlikely to complete because it is fascinating." however, their wide-ranging and exhilarating discussion succeeds in elevating questions which are maybe extra very important to invite than to answer.

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Feminism and Women's Rights Worldwide 3 volumes : Three by Michele A. Paludi

By Michele A. Paludi

Feminism and Women's Rights around the world is either a richly particular background of the women's flow around the world and a highway map for the subsequent phases within the ongoing struggle for gender equality. during this landmark three-volume set, a outstanding crew of members attracts on a wealth of latest examine to debate pivotal occasions, concerns, and controversies on the topic of the worldwide women's stream, with chapters addressing reproductive rights, sexual slavery, harassment, compelled marriage, mortality in birthing, household violence and rape, activity discrimination, pay inequities, ladies in management positions, and different an important matters. jointly those volumes supply modern day iteration the genuine tale of feminism and a decision to motion for the following wave of advocacy in schooling, faith, politics, the army, own relationships, the office, and the house.

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Convergences: Black Feminism and Continental Philosophy by Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, Donna-Dale

By Maria del Guadalupe Davidson, Kathryn T. Gines, Donna-Dale L. Marcano, George Yancy, Beverly Guy-Sheftall

A variety 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 concept and continental philosophy, converging on the same set of questions and matters. those convergences aren't random or compelled, yet are in lots of methods common and important: an analogous problems with organization, identification, alienation, and tool necessarily are addressed by means of either camps. by no means prior to has a bunch of students labored jointly to check the assets those traditions can provide each other. by way of bringing the connection among those severe fields of suggestion to the vanguard, the e-book will inspire students to have interaction in new dialogues approximately how every one can tell the opposite. If modern philosophy is afflicted by way of the truth that it may be too restricted, too closed, too white, too male, then this groundbreaking booklet confronts and demanding situations those difficulties.

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Woman and the new race by Margaret Sanger

By Margaret Sanger

“The uncomplicated freedom of the realm is woman's freedom. A unfastened race can't be born of slave moms. a lady enchained can't pick out yet provide a degree of that bondage to her little kids. No lady can name herself unfastened who doesn't personal and keep an eye on her physique. No girl can name herself unfastened until eventually she will be able to select consciously no matter if she's going to or should not a mother.”

The chronicle of Sanger’s decades-long conflict to legalize and improve info at the prevention of venereal sickness after which equipment of contraception, in which she persevered indictment, exile and prison.

Margaret Sanger wrote this booklet in 1920 on the excessive water mark of the 1st wave of feminism. ladies within the usa may now vote, personal estate, gather larger schooling, and lots of different rights received via not easy fight. Sanger observed a woman's correct to manage her personal physique (specifically her reproductive approach) because the subsequent titanic target. It took greater than 40 years earlier than a brand new wave of feminism, in addition to advances in scientific know-how, made this possible. in fact, this is often nonetheless the fault-line which runs during the subject of ladies and faith. the topics which Sanger increases during this publication nonetheless arouse vehement debate, and pertain to modern matters which might have appeared unbelievable to Sanger, reminiscent of human cloning and stem-cell research.

Margaret Sanger was once an American intercourse educator and nurse who grew to become one of many best contraception activists of her time, having at one element, even served prison time for uploading contraception tablets, then unlawful, into the USA. lady and the hot Race is her treatise on how the regulate of inhabitants measurement wouldn't merely loose girls from the bondage of pressured motherhood, yet may raise all of society. the unique struggle for contraception was once heavily tied to the hard work circulate in addition to the Eugenics flow, and her booklet offers interesting perception to a mostly-forgotten turbulent conflict lately fought in American history.

(cover photo courtesy of Stephanie Hofschlaeger)

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