Category: Feminist Theory

Feminist Praxis: Research, Theory and Epistemology in by Liz Stanley

By Liz Stanley

Feminist social scientists frequently locate that sporting feminism into perform of their learn is neither effortless nor basic. Designed accurately with feminist researchers in brain, Feminist Praxis provides particular analytic debts of specific examples of feminist examine, exhibiting how feminist epistemology can translate into concrete feminist study practices.

The individuals, all specialists of their box, provide functional examples of feminist examine practices, masking colonialism, child-minding, homosexual males, feminist social paintings, melanoma, operating with younger ladies utilizing drama, Marilyn Monroe, information – even the writing and studying of study money owed. those unique debts can be found when it comes to the placement of feminism and of girls ordinarily within the educational global, and checked out within the mild of discussions, debates, and controversies approximately feminist method throughout a number of disciplines.

Feminist Praxis is exclusive in combining theoretical dialogue of feminist method with certain bills of useful study approaches. This mix of the sensible and the theoretical will make it a useful textual content for feminists engaging in learn in any respect degrees, and it'll additionally entice these attracted to the connection among thought, strategy and feminist epistemology.

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Feminist dilemmas in qualitative research: Public knowledge by Jane Catherine Ribbens, Rosalind Edwards

By Jane Catherine Ribbens, Rosalind Edwards

How can researchers produce paintings with relevance to theoretical and formal traditions and requisites of public educational wisdom whereas nonetheless closing trustworthy to the studies and debts of analysis individuals established in inner most settings? Feminist Dilemmas in Qualitative Research explores this key issue and examines the interaction among concept, epistemology and the targeted perform of study. It does this around the entire study technique: entry, info assortment and research and writing up study. It is going directly to think of methods of accomplishing excessive criteria of reflexivity and openness within the strategic offerings made in the course of examine, reading those concerns for particular initiatives in an open and obtainable style.

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Gender Planning and Development: Theory, Practice and by Caroline Moser

By Caroline Moser

Gender making plans isn't really an result in itself yet a way during which girls, via a technique of empowerment, can emancipate themselves. finally, its luck depends upon the capability of women's enterprises to confront subordination and create profitable alliances for you to supply positive help in negotiating women's wishes on the point of loved ones, civil society, the country and the worldwide system.Gender making plans and improvement presents an creation to a subject of fundamental value and relentless debate. it is going to be crucial studying for teachers, practitioners, undergraduates and trainees in anthropology, improvement reports, women's experiences and social coverage.

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Key Concepts in Feminist Theory and Research by Christina Hughes

By Christina Hughes

This unique and fascinating textual content explores the middle thoughts in feminist idea.

This updated textual content addresses the results of postmodernism and post-structuralism for feminist theorizing. It identifies the demanding situations of this throughout the improvement of 'conceptual literacy'. Introducing conceptual literacy as a pedagogic activity, this article enables scholars' figuring out of, for example:

- the diversity and shortage of fixity of conceptualizations and meanings of key terms;

- the importance of theoretical framework for conceptualization of key terms;

- The altering nature of language and the reframing of keyword phrases in learn (eg the hot shift from equality to social justice);

The textual content explores those concerns via six key strategies in feminist theorizing: equality; distinction; selection; care; time; and event. every one bankruptcy considers the various ways that those phrases were conceptualised and the feminist debates approximately those strategies. every one bankruptcy contains case experiences to demonstrate the applying of those options in feminist empirical study, and offers a consultant to extra reading.

This textual content could be a useful instrument for college students taking classes in feminist thought and learn equipment, and scholars around the social sciences who're taking classes enthusiastic about problems with gender.

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For his eyes only : the women of James Bond by Lisa Funnell

By Lisa Funnell

The discharge of Skyfall in 2012 marked the 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise. It earned over a thousand million cash within the all over the world field workplace and gained Academy Awards. Amid renowned and significant acclaim, a few have puzzled the illustration of ladies within the movie. From an getting older M to the constrained function of the Bond woman and the characterization of pass over Moneypenny as a defunct box agent, Skyfall  Read more...

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A German women's movement: class and gender in Hanover, by Nancy R. Reagin

By Nancy R. Reagin

Nancy Reagin analyzes the rhetoric, ideas, and courses of greater than 80 bourgeois women's institutions in Hanover, a wide provincial capital, from the Imperial interval to the Nazi seizure of energy. She examines the social and demographic foundations of the Hanoverian women's stream, interweaving neighborhood historical past with advancements at the nationwide point. utilizing the German adventure as a case research, Reagin explores the hyperlinks among political conservatism and a feminist schedule in accordance with a trust in innate gender differences.Reagin's research contains a wide array of women's organizations—feminist, nationalist, spiritual, philanthropic, political, undefined. It specializes in the ways that bourgeois women's type heritage and political socialization, and their aid of the belief of 'spiritual motherhood,' mixed inside of an antidemocratic weather to supply a conservative, maternalist method of women's matters and different political issues. in keeping with Reagin, the truth that the women's circulation developed during this means is helping to give an explanation for why such a lot of middle-class ladies stumbled on nationwide Socialism beautiful.

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Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist World: Toward an Engaged by Frances E. Mascia-Lees

By Frances E. Mascia-Lees

Taking a Stand in a Postfeminist global bargains an engaged cultural feedback in a postfeminist context. on the finish of the 20th century, an more and more globalized global has given upward push to a cultural complexity characterised via a quick bring up in competing discourses, fragmented subjectivities, and irreconcilable claims over cultural illustration and who has the perfect to talk for, or approximately, others. whereas feminism has normally been a powerful website for debates over questions that experience arisen out of this context, lately, it has turn into so splintered and suspect that its insights are usually brushed aside as predictable, heavily decreasing its skill to provide robust cultural feedback. during this postfeminist context, the authors argue for a cultural feedback that's strategic, no longer programmatic, and that preserves the a number of commitments, principles, and positions required of interactions and identifications throughout strains of cultural, racial, and gender distinction. picking websites the place such interactions are highlighted and lower than present scrutiny movie, customer tradition, tourism, anthropology, and the academy the authors theorize and exhibit the struggles and maneuvers required to take a stand on quite a lot of problems with value to the modern cultural moment."

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English Aristocratic Women, 1450-1550: Marriage and Family, by Barbara J. Harris

By Barbara J. Harris

Graphics of aristocratic girls from the Yorkist and Tudor sessions display elaborately clothed and bejeweled the Aristocracy, exemplars in their households' wealth. not like their male opposite numbers, their sitters haven't been judged for his or her specialist accomplishments. during this groundbreaking research, Barbara J. Harris argues that the jobs of aristocratic other halves, moms, and widows constituted careers for girls that had as a lot public and political value and have been as the most important for the survival and prosperity in their households and sophistication as their husband's careers. girls, Harris demonstrates, have been proficient from an early age to control their households' estate and families; manage the marriages and careers in their little ones; create, maintain, and take advantage of the client-patron relationships that have been a necessary point in politics on the nearby and nationwide degrees; and, ultimately, deal with the transmission and distribution of estate from one new release to a different, considering so much other halves outlived their husbands. English Aristocratic girls unveils the lives of noblewomen whose historic effect has formerly been pushed aside, in addition to those that turned favorites on the courtroom of Henry VIII. via vast archival study of files belonging to greater than twelve hundred households, Harris paints a collective portrait of upper-class girls of this era. through spotting the whole value of the aristocratic women's careers, this publication reinterprets the politics and gender relatives of early glossy England. Barbara J. Harris is Professor of historical past and Women's stories on the collage of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her past works comprise Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham, 1478-1521.

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Silence, Feminism, Power: Reflections at the Edges of Sound by Sheena Malhotra, Aimee Carrillo Rowe

By Sheena Malhotra, Aimee Carrillo Rowe

An interrogation of the often-unexamined assumption that silence is oppressive, to think about the a number of probabilities silence permits. the amount good points assorted feminist reflections at the nuanced courting among silence and voice to foreground the artistic, meditative, generative and resistive energy our silences engender.

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