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Download E-books The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future PDF

The legacy ofthe sacred feminine

The Chalice and the Blade tells a brand new tale of our cultural origins. It showsthat battle and the conflict of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologicallyordained. It offers verification greater destiny is possible—and is in factfirmly rooted within the haunting dramas of what occurred in our past.

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Download E-books Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top PDF

By Nina DiSesa

Truth number 1: 40 years after the feminist revolution, fewer than 2 percentage of Fortune a thousand CEOs are women.
Fact #2: The taking part in box isn't level.
Fact #3: you must recover from this.

Chairman of the flagship place of work of the most important ads organization community on the earth, Nina DiSesa is a grasp communicator, a ceiling crasher, and a big-time realist. In Seducing the lads Club, DiSesa indicates you ways S&M–seduction and manipulation–is the key to successful over (and surpassing) the large men. She asserts that ladies have to meld their “female” features (nurturing, compassion, instinct) with “male” features (decisiveness, concentration, self belief, humor) to extend their specialist horizons. DiSesa additionally stocks her functional, outrageous, or even arguable maxims for making it, including

• discover ways to relish males. males like ladies who like them.
• do not forget that ladies are biologically stressed out to succeed.
• so as to make a reputation for your self, discover a mess and connect it. a safe and comfy activity in basic terms holds you back.
• Act courageous and you'll glance brave.
• Screw the foundations. Make up your own.

Whether dead-on humorous or lethal severe, DiSesa is usually on her video game, continuously on message, and completely on track as she fingers girls (men, too!) with the can-do self belief and no-compromises perspective they should climb as excessive as their ambition can hold them–while retaining their criteria impeccable and their integrity intact.

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Download E-books Belonging: A Culture of Place PDF

What does it suggest to name a spot domestic? who's allowed to join a neighborhood? while will we say that we really belong?

These are a number of the questions of position and belonging that popular cultural critic bell hooks examines in her new e-book, Belonging: A tradition of Place. Traversing earlier and current, Belonging charts a cyclical trip during which hooks strikes from position to put, from nation to urban and again back, purely to finish the place she began--her previous Kentucky domestic.

hooks has written provocatively approximately race, gender, and sophistication; and during this e-book she turns her cognizance to target problems with land and land possession. Reflecting at the undeniable fact that ninety% of all black humans lived within the agrarian South earlier than mass migration to northern towns within the early 1900s, she writes approximately black farmers, approximately black individuals who were dedicated either long ago and within the current to neighborhood foodstuff construction, to being natural, and to discovering solace in nature. certainly, it'd be most unlikely to consider those matters with out wondering the politics of race and sophistication. Reflecting at the racism that maintains to discover expression on the earth of actual property, she writes approximately segregation in housing and monetary racialized zoning. In those serious essays, hooks unearths fabulous connections that hyperlink of our surroundings and sustainability to the politics of race and sophistication that stretch a long way past Kentucky.

With attribute perception and honesty, Belonging offers a amazing imaginative and prescient of a global the place all people--wherever they might name home--can reside absolutely and good, the place everybody can belong.

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Download E-books Unmastered: A Book on Desire, Most Difficult to Tell PDF

By Katherine Angel


One of O Magazine's Must-Read Books for June 2013

A provocative and private meditation on intercourse, energy, and feminine desire

Today's girls, we are informed, have extra innovations in exercise their wish than ever earlier than in historical past. And but the way in which we speak about hope is almost as limited because it used to be for the Victorians. there is an important paradox on the center of lady sexuality: What we call for in our public lives is usually in direct distinction to what we crave in our intimate lives.
within the culture of Susan Sontag and Virginia Woolf, Katherine Angel has solid a direction via cliché, conference, and secrecy, and the result's Unmastered, a looking and idiosyncratic account of her reviews in intercourse as a tutorial and of her reports of intercourse as a woman.
Unmastered isn't in basic terms own confession; it's also a robust reckoning with our contradictory and deeply entrenched notions of sexuality. Angel embraces the hugely charged oppositions―dominance as opposed to submission, liberation as opposed to dependence―and probes the porousness among masculine and female, proposal and sensation, self and tradition, energy and pliancy, regularly reveling within the elusiveness of simple answers.
With outstanding candor, Angel displays at the heritage of her encounters and ideology, and exhibits how our lives are formed via the phrases we use and the tales we inform. the result's a revelatory booklet that examines after which explodes our so much deeply rooted assumptions. Lyrical, courageous, and infrequently disarmingly humorous, Unmastered will commence one thousand debates.

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Download E-books Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes (Re-Reading the Canon) PDF

Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes features the paintings of feminist students who're centrally engaged with Hobbes’s principles and texts and who view Hobbes as an enormous touchstone in smooth political notion. Bringing jointly students from the disciplines of philosophy, background, political conception, and English literature who include diversified theoretical and philosophical methods and more than a few feminist views, this interdisciplinary assortment goals to attract an viewers of Hobbes students and nonspecialists alike.

As a theorist whose trademark is a compelling argument for absolute sovereignty, Hobbes could seem in the beginning to have little to supply twenty-first-century feminist notion. but, because the participants to this assortment reveal, Hobbesian political proposal presents fertile flooring for feminist inquiry. certainly, in enticing Hobbes, feminist conception engages with what's possibly the clearest and so much influential articulation of the foundational techniques and concepts linked to modernity: freedom, equality, human nature, authority, consent, coercion, political legal responsibility, and citizenship.

Aside from the editors, the members are Joanne Boucher, Karen Detlefsen, Karen eco-friendly, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Jane S. Jaquette, S. A. Lloyd, Su Fang Ng, Carole Pateman, Gordon Schochet, Quentin Skinner, and Susanne Sreedhar.

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Download E-books Abortion Politics, Women's Movements, and the Democratic State: A Comparative Study of State Feminism (Gender and Politics) PDF

Containing the result of a cross-national learn venture on abortion politics in 11 democratic states (between the Nineteen Sixties and 2000), this quantity marks significant development in abortion examine. It develops a entire study layout to envision even if women's coverage corporations (institutional teams meant to enhance the prestige of girls) have functioned as important and powerful allies of women's hobbies. It explores their efforts to realize entry to strength arenas and safe abortion legislation that coincide with feminist objectives. certainly, those findings represent a rigorous program of comparative method to evaluate reasons from social circulate and democratic conception relating diversifications in country feminism and move success.

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Download E-books The Fantasy of Feminist History (Next Wave Provocations) PDF

By Joan Wallach Scott

In The delusion of Feminist History, Joan Wallach Scott argues that feminist views on heritage are enriched by means of psychoanalytic options, relatively fable. Tracing the evolution of her considering gender over the process her occupation, the pioneering historian explains how her look for how you can extra forcefully insist on gender as mutable instead of fastened or sturdy led her to psychoanalytic idea, which posits sexual distinction as an insoluble challenge. Scott means that it's the futile fight to carry that means in position that makes gender such an attractive historic item, an item that incorporates not just regimes of fact approximately intercourse and sexuality but in addition fantasies and transgressions that refuse to be regulated or labeled. myth undermines any concept of psychic immutability or fastened id, infuses rational reasons with hope, and contributes to the activities and occasions that become narrated as historical past. wondering the normal parameters of historiography and feminist politics, Scott advocates fable as an invaluable, even priceless, suggestion for feminist historic analysis.

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Download E-books Re-Inventing Africa: Matriarchy, Religion and Culture PDF

By Ifi Amadiume

This striking e-book concerns a clarion demand a brand new realizing of Africa. the writer of the best-selling Male Daughters/Female Husbands right here concerns a problem to western anthropologists to acknowledge their very own complicity in generating a model of Africa that's usually little greater than a mirrored image in their personal class-based, patriarchal thought.

Professor Amadiume calls as an alternative for a brand new background of Africa, made and written by means of Africans. this can be any such book.

The book

* explores how imperialism, violence, patriarchy and class-based social buildings - initially imposed via colonialism - became internalized to bring about a latest Africa cursed with neo-colonial states.

* uncovers the hidden matriarchal background of Africa which keeps to empower ladies in political fight during the continent

* appears to be like on the masculinization of indigenous African religions, effected mostly by means of the imposition of Christianity and Islam

* presents a consultant to the most Afro-centric social theorists, writing a brand new social historical past in their continent.

Dedicated to the diasporic African groups of their fight to build replacement, anti-racist and anti-imperialist epistemologies of self-representation and self-generated beliefs, this can be the start of a brand new imaginative and prescient of Africa, from the robust voice of an African lady.

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Download E-books Deleuze, Femininity and the Specter of Poststructuralist Politics: Variations on the Materiality of Rhetoric PDF

By Matthew S. May

During this thesis I reconsider the materiality of rhetoric in a minor key. I evaluation
poststructural and psychoanalytic endeavors to place rhetoric from in the
postmodern and poststructural critique of the topic. I circulation past the common sense of
influence (dependent on a improper perception of item) and hermeneutics (the
correspondingly improper methodology). In thisendeavor, I basically enlist Deleuze and
Guattari (1987) for a conceptual gear that enlivens the “thinness” of rhetoric’s
(neo)Aristotelian conceptual layout (cf. Gaonkar, 1997a, 1997b). I supply Monster(2003)
as a case learn, reading the discursive expression of nondiscursive summary machines to
draw out the reterritorializations of the latter. spotting the impossibility of entire
reterritorialization I map one artifact that reinvests distinction in itself, Dancer within the
Dark(2000). ultimately, within the epilogue I offer a quick recapitulation of juvenile politics,
and provide a summarization of the software of rhetoric.

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