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Download E-books Unmarked: The Politics of Performance PDF

By Peggy Phelan

Unmarked is a debatable research of the fraught relation among political and representational visibility in modern tradition. Written from and for the Left, Unmarked rethinks the claims of visibility politics via a feminist psychoanalytic exam of particular functionality texts - together with images, portray, movie, theatre and anti-abortion demonstrations.

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Download E-books Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (Gender and Culture Series) PDF

By Rosi Braidotti

For greater than fifteen years, Nomadic matters has guided discourse in continental philosophy and feminist conception, exploring the structure of up to date subjectivity, specially the concept that of distinction inside eu philosophy and political thought. Rosi Braidotti's inventive variety vividly renders a efficient drawback of modernity. From a feminist point of view, she recasts embodiment, sexual distinction, and intricate options via family to know-how, ancient occasions, and well known culture.

This completely revised and improved version keeps all yet of Braidotti's unique essays, together with her investigations into epistemology's relation to the "woman question;" feminism and biomedical ethics; ecu feminism; and the prospective relatives among American feminism and ecu politics and philosophy. a brand new piece integrates Deleuze and Guattari's proposal of the "becoming-minoritarian" extra deeply into glossy democratic notion, and a bankruptcy on method explains Braidotti's tools whereas attractive along with her critics. a brand new advent muses on Braidotti's provocative legacy.

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Download E-books The Boston Girl: A Novel PDF

By Anita Diamant

New York Times bestseller!
An unforgettable novel a couple of younger Jewish lady starting to be up in Boston within the early 20th century, advised “with humor and optimism…through the eyes of an impossible to resist heroine” (People)—from the acclaimed writer of The purple Tent.

Anita Diamant’s “vivid, affectionate portrait of yankee womanhood” (Los Angeles Times), follows the lifetime of one lady, Addie Baum, via a interval of dramatic switch. Addie is The Boston lady, the lively daughter of an immigrant Jewish kin, born in 1900 to oldsters who have been unprepared for the United States and its impact on their 3 daughters. growing to be up within the North finish of Boston, then a teeming multicultural local, Addie’s intelligence and interest take her to an international her mom and dad can’t imagine—a international of brief skirts, videos, star tradition, and new possibilities for ladies. Addie desires to end highschool and desires of going to varsity. She desires a occupation and to discover real love. From the one-room tenement house she shared along with her mom and dad and sisters, to the library staff for ladies she joins at a local payment residence, to her first, disastrous love affair, to discovering the affection of her lifestyles, eighty-five-year-old Addie recounts her adventures with humor and compassion for the naïve lady she as soon as was.

Written with an identical consciousness to historic element and emotional resonance that made Diamant’s prior novels bestsellers, The Boston Girl is a relocating portrait of 1 woman’s advanced existence in 20th century the US, and a desirable examine a iteration of girls discovering their areas in a altering global. “Diamant brings to existence a section of feminism’s forgotten heritage” (Good Housekeeping) during this “inspirational…page-turning portrait of immigrant existence within the early 20th century” (Booklist).

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Download E-books Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture PDF

By Ariel Levy

A vintage paintings on gender tradition exploring how the women’s flow has developed to women long gone Wild in a brand new, self-imposed chauvinism. within the culture of Susan Faludi’s Backlash and Naomi Wolf’s The Beauty Myth, New York Magazine author Ariel Levy reviews the results of contemporary feminism on ladies today.

Meet the feminine Chauvinist Pig—the new model of “empowered lady” who wears the Playboy bunny as a talisman, bares thinking about ladies long gone Wild, pursues informal intercourse as though it have been a activity, and embraces “raunch tradition” at any place she unearths it. If male chauvinist pigs of years previous considered ladies as items of meat, girl Chauvinist Pigs of this day are doing them one greater, making intercourse gadgets of different women—and of themselves. they believe they’re being courageous, they suspect they’re being humorous, yet in Female Chauvinist Pigs, Ariel Levy asks if the comic story is on them.

In her quest to discover why this can be occurring, Levy interviews university ladies who flash for the cameras on spring holiday and youths raised on Paris Hilton and breast implants. She examines a tradition within which each tune video turns out to add a stripper on a pole, the memoirs of porn stars are hiking the bestseller lists, Olympic athletes parade their Brazilian bikini waxes within the pages of Playboy, and thongs are advertised to prepubescent women. Levy meets the high-powered ladies who create raunch culture—the new oinking ladies warriors of the company and leisure worlds who eagerly guard their efforts to be “one of the guys.” and she or he strains the background of this development again to conflicts among the women’s stream and the sexual revolution lengthy left unresolved.

Levy pulls aside the parable of the feminine Chauvinist Pig and argues that what has come to move for releasing uprising is admittedly one of those proscribing conformity. Irresistibly witty and wickedly clever, Female Chauvinist Pigs makes the case that the increase of raunch doesn't characterize how some distance girls have come, it basically proves how some distance they've got left to move.

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Download E-books Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia PDF

By Zainab Bahrani

Representations of sexual distinction (whether visible or textual) became a space of a lot theoretical predicament and research in contemporary feminist scholarship. but even if a variety of appropriate proof survives from the traditional close to East, it's been unprecedented for these learning ladies within the old global to stray outdoors the conventional bounds of Greece and Rome.
Women of Babylon is a much-needed historical/art historic learn that investigates the innovations of femininity which prevailed in Assyro-Babylonian society. Zainab Bahrani's specific research of ways the tradition of old Mesopotamia outlined sexuality and gender roles either in, and during, illustration is better through a wealthy number of visible fabric extending from 6500 BC - 1891 advert. Professor Bahrani additionally investigates the ways that girls of the traditional close to East were perceived in classical scholarship as much as the 19th century.

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Download E-books Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 2 PDF

An remarkable and definitive choice of rabble-rousing writings on women’s well-being, Voices of the Women’s wellbeing and fitness circulate explores a variety of provocative themes from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing suggest Barbara Seaman and well-being activist Laura Eldridge deliver the progressive principles of numerous generations jointly during this strong new publication celebrating women’s our bodies, and women’s voices. The greater than 2 hundred individuals comprise Jennifer Baumgardner, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Germaine Greer, Shulamith Firestone, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Erica Jong, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Susie Orbach, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner fact, Rebecca Walker, Naomi Wolf, etc. With Voices of the Women’s healthiness Movement, for the 1st time, each lady and lady can adventure in a single position the strong heritage of stirring phrases and powerful woman views that experience encouraged numerous girls to take keep watch over in their future health and their lives.
 
Volume highlights comprise influential writings on intercourse, rape and violence opposed to ladies, physique snapshot, proficient consent, self-help gynecology, sufferer advocacy, and the mind-body connection.

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Download E-books The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities PDF

By Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt

Eventually a complete, no-holds-barred advisor for someone who goals of getting all of the intercourse and love and friendship they wish. listed here are the talents you wish for profitable - and moral - sluthood, from scheduling dates to dealing with jealousy, discovering companions to resolving clash, elevating childrens to taking care of your wellbeing and fitness. If you have ever anticipated a universe past conventional lifetime monogamy, this is often the booklet for you.

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Download E-books Gendering Global Conflict: Toward a Feminist Theory of War PDF

By Laura Sjoberg

Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key components within the making and scuffling with of worldwide clash. in the course of the lens ofgender, she examines the that means, reasons, practices, and reports of warfare, construction a extra inclusive method of the research of violent clash among states.

Considering conflict on the overseas, nation, substate, and person degrees, Sjoberg's feminist standpoint elevates a few causal variables in warfare decision-making. those comprise structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, kingdom masculine posturing, the customarily missed position of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of energy, and states' fallacious conception in their personal autonomy and unitary nature. Gendering worldwide Conflict additionally calls recognition to understudied areas that may be websites of conflict, reminiscent of the place of work, the loved ones, or even the bed room. Her findings express gender to be a linchpin of even the main tedious and likely bland tactical and logistical judgements in violent clash. Armed with that details, Sjoberg undertakes the duty of redefining and reintroducing serious readings of war's political, financial, and humanitarian dimensions, constructing the beginnings of a feminist conception of war.

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Download E-books State Feminism and Political Representation PDF

How can ladies maximize their political impression? Does kingdom feminism improve the political illustration of girls? should still feminism be proven in nation associations to regard women's issues? built via box specialists, this booklet makes use of an leading edge version of political impression to build solutions to those and different questions within the long-running debate over the political illustration of ladies. The e-book assesses how states reply to women's calls for for political illustration by way of their inclusion as actors, in addition to the honour in their pursuits within the determination making method.

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