Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of by Yvonne Tasker, Diane Negra

By Yvonne Tasker, Diane Negra

This well timed assortment brings feminist critique to endure on modern postfeminist mass media tradition, reading phenomena starting from motion motion pictures that includes violent heroines to the “girling” of getting older ladies in productions equivalent to the motion picture Something’s Gotta Give and the British tv sequence 10 Years Younger. greatly outlined, “postfeminism” features a set of assumptions that feminism has complete its targets and is now a specific thing of the prior. It presumes that girls are unhappy with their (taken without any consideration) criminal and social equality and will locate success purely via practices of transformation and empowerment. Postfeminism is outlined via classification, age, and racial exclusions; it really is youth-obsessed and white and middle-class through default. Anchored in intake as a technique and rest as a domain for the creation of the self, postfeminist mass media assumes that the pleasures and life with which it's linked are by some means universally shared and, probably extra considerably, universally accessible.

Essays by means of feminist movie, media, and literature students established within the usa and uk supply an array of views at the social and political implications of postfeminism. reading magazines, mainstream and self reliant cinema, well known track, and broadcast genres from primetime drama to fact tv, individuals think about how postfeminism informs self-fashioning via makeovers and plastic surgery, the “metrosexual” male, the “black chick flick,” and extra. Interrogating Postfeminism demonstrates not just the viability of, but in addition the need for, a robust feminist critique of latest renowned culture.

Contributors. Sarah Banet-Weiser, Steven Cohan, Lisa Coulthard, Anna Feigenbaum, Suzanne Leonard, Angela McRobbie, Diane Negra, Sarah Projansky, Martin Roberts, Hannah E. Sanders, Kimberly Springer, Yvonne Tasker, Sadie Wearing

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Gender, Planning and Human Rights (Routledge International by Tovi Fenster

By Tovi Fenster

Difficult the conventional remedy of human rights solid in in simple terms felony frameworks, the authors argue that, to be able to advertise the proposal of human rights, its geographies and spatialities has to be investigated and be made specific. A wealth of case experiences study the importance of those elements in numerous international locations with multi-cultured societies, and establish how you can combine human rights matters in making plans, improvement and coverage making. The e-book makes use of case stories from united kingdom, Israel, Canada, Singapore, united states, Peru, ecu Union, Australia and the Czech Republic.

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Feminism and Postmodernism (A Boundary 2 Book) by Margaret Ferguson

By Margaret Ferguson

This number of essays explores the numerous agreements and tensions among modern feminist and postmodern theories and practices. Having introduced huge, immense adjustments to conceptions of the physique, identification, and the media, postmodernity compels the rethinking of many feminist different types, together with girl adventure, the self, and the idea that "the own is political." Feminist research has been both vital, notwithstanding no longer regularly both said, as a strength inside postmodernism. Feminist writings on subjectivity, grasp narratives, and the socioeconomic underpinnings of the grasp narrative of thought itself were rather influential. This quantity lines the crossings and mutual interrogations of those traditions into the arenas of cultural creation, criminal discourse, and philosophical thought.
Multidisciplinary and foreign of their collective concentration, the essays diversity from a examine of Madonna as an Italian American girl who's revising the cultural meanings of an ethnic feminism to a distinct interview with Mairead Keane, the nationwide head of the Women’s division of the Irish political social gathering Sinn Fein. Turning the prism of postmodern feminism onto such different cultural items as literary and literary serious texts, modern movie, and track, those essays interfere in debates relating to know-how, sexuality, and politics. tough smooth feminisms to articulate their inescapable relation to postmodern society, this extended version of a different factor of boundary 2 additionally explores ways that feminism can paintings because the leading edge of a world postmodernism.

Contributors. Salwa Bakr, Claire Detels, Margaret Ferguson, Carla Freccero, Marjorie Garber, Barbara Harlow, Laura E. Lyons, Anne McClintock, Toril Moi, Linda Nicholson, Mary Poovey, Andrew Ross, David Simpson, Kathyrn Bond Stockton, Jennifer Wicke

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Face Value: The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives by Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

By Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

A thought-provoking exam of the way we expect and speak about good looks today—and the unforeseen and infrequently confident ways in which good looks shapes our lives.

For a long time, we’ve mentioned our insecurities within the face of idealized, retouched, impossibly excellent pictures. We’ve frightened primping and preening are a distraction and a catch. yet have we targeted an excessive amount of on beauty’s detrimental influence?

In Face Value, journalist Autumn Whitefield-Madrano thoughtfully examines the connection among visual appeal and technology, social media, intercourse, friendship, language, and advertisements to teach how good looks really impacts us everyday. via meticulous learn and interviews with dozens of girls throughout all walks of existence, she unearths superb findings, like that donning make-up can truly chill out you, for you to persuade humans you’re greater taking a look simply by tweaking your character, and the methods good looks could be a robust software of connection between women.

Equal components social observation, cultural research, cautious research, and strong own anecdotes, Face Value is provocative and empowering—and a superb dialog starter for ladies in all places.

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Women and Social Protest by Guida West, Rhoda Lois Blumberg

By Guida West, Rhoda Lois Blumberg

Bringing jointly eighteen thought-provoking articles--most of them written in particular for this volume--Women and Social Protest addresses a long-neglected zone in social historical past and politics, displaying how in recent times feminist social scientists have began to reexamine women's involvement in social protest, the leading edge types this protest takes, and the impression of activism on women's lives. This well timed and accomplished anthology offers a much-needed discussion board for dialogue of those subject matters, and exhibits how the sociological and political literature has lengthy missed, masked, or distorted the political actions of girls, therefore developing the stereotype of the "apolitical woman."

Drawing at the paintings of sociologists, political scientists, historians, and specialists in women's reviews, Women and Social Protest explores 4 kinds of social protest--economic; racial, ethnic, and nationalistic; social nurturing and humanistic; and women's rights--considering a wealth of knowledge from diverse eras and case experiences from around the globe. An introductory bankruptcy offers a theoretical framework for the essays and useful introductions to every part determine and complex normal subject matters. moreover, a accomplished bibliography bargains the main broad, up to date checklist of readings to be had. one of many first books to envision this crucial subject intimately, Women and Social Protest is a useful contribution to the increasing box of social political theory.

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Love and Politics : Radical Feminist and Lesbian Theories by Carol Anne Douglas

By Carol Anne Douglas

Serious survey of radical and lesbian feminist rules from the Sixties in the course of the Nineteen Eighties. Carol Anne Douglas examines varied theories at the roots of male domination; love and sexuality; lesbianism and friendship among ladies; lesbian separatism; sadomasochism; process and strategies for women's liberation -- and extra.

Douglas probes the divergent roots of radical feminist conception. She then glides her analytic lens to ascertain diversified currents in radical feminist perform. whereas a few radical feminists emphasize confronting the enemy (patriarchy and/or capitalism), others emphasize development replacement women's groups to accomplish radical feminist objectives within the the following and now. "In the early and mid 1970s," Douglas observes, "there used to be a flip via radical and lesbian feminists not just from operating for legislated reforms but additionally from any type of demonstrations or direct war of words with the male strength structure... developing self sufficient initiatives -- no matter if those have been guides, bookstores, eating places, checklist businesses, credits unions or rape hindrance facilities -- was once visible through many as a extra effective manner of opposing the process. growing an alternate method was once visible as extra radical than without delay confronting the facility constitution. the choice process is derived from the Nineteen Sixties counterculture, but in addition finally from anarchist and utopian socialist rules.

"Some radical feminists observed the flip to setting up possible choices as a diversion from radicalism and as triumph for liberals. notwithstanding, even those feminists observed the necessity for another press..." Douglas attracts on her monstrous wisdom of radical feminist writings and functional adventure in women's routine to deliver readability to the novel feminist currents and cross-currents because the 1970s.

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Sexuality, Gender and Power: Intersectional and by Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Valerie Bryson, Kathleen B. Jones

By Anna G. Jónasdóttir, Valerie Bryson, Kathleen B. Jones

Bringing jointly essays through a unique foreign team of prime and rising students of sexuality and gender, this stimulating and available assortment explores a number of theoretical and "real international" views present within the box. Treating those methods as complementary, Sexuality, Gender and Power fosters serious conversations approximately sexuality throughout disciplinary, cultural, nationwide and ideological boundaries.
 
Underpinned via a large editorial dedication to intersectionality, the chapters install techniques that variety from old materialism to queer thought, and from agreement concept to theories of the gendered sexual self to deal with recurrent questions round supplier, strength, identification and self-hood. Theoretical debates tell and are trained by way of extra empirically orientated chapters targeting issues similar to homosexual identification in modern Croatia, sexual politics within the Commonwealth Caribbean,  western "tango tourists," sexual violence in warfare, prostitution, femme model, altering sexual norms in China and Taiwan, and feminist politics within the 2008 US presidential campaign.
 
Each bankruptcy is attention-grabbing and demanding in its personal correct; taken jointly, they increase gender thought and examine through constructing a fancy belief of sexuality that explores intersections among and among theories, degrees of study and identities, linking case reviews to foreign traits and theoretical debates to daily experiences.

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Sex, Honor and Citizenship in Early Third Republic France by A. Mansker

By A. Mansker

A repositioning of French women's fight for suffrage in the unique cultural panorama of the masculine honour process. even if activists demanded admission to the preferred ritual of the duel or publicly shamed males for his or her extramarital sexual behaviour, they appropriated extralegal honour codes to enact new civic and familial identities.

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