Category: Feminism

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers by Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

By Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English

As we watch one other agonizing try to shift the way forward for well-being care within the usa, we're reminded of the durability of this main issue, and the way firmly entrenched we're in a process that doesn't work.

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses, first released via The Feminist Press in 1973, is an important booklet in regards to the corruption of the clinical institution and its old roots in witch hunters. during this new version, Barbara Ehrenreich and Deirdre English have written a wholly new bankruptcy that delves into the present fascination with and controversies approximately witches, exposing our fears and fantasies. They construct on their vintage exposé at the demonization of girls healers and the political and fiscal monopolization of drugs. This speedy heritage brings us updated, exploring today's altering attitudes towards childbirth, substitute medication, and modern day witches.

Barbara Ehrenreich is writer of the recent York instances bestsellers Nickel and Dimed and Bait and turn, and, such a lot lately, This Land is Their Land.

Deirdre English, the previous editor of mom Jones, is a professor within the Graduate tuition of Journalism on the collage of California, Berkeley.

First book: 1973
Second variation e-book: 2010
E-publication 2010
EPUB ISBN: 9781558616905

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The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, Global by Virginia Held

By Virginia Held

Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising substitute to the widespread ethical theories that serve so inadequately to steer our lives. The ethics of care is barely a number of many years previous, but it really is through now a different ethical concept or normative method of the issues we are facing. it really is proper to worldwide and political concerns in addition to to the private family which may so much sincerely exemplify care.

This ebook clarifies simply what the ethics of care is: what its features are, what it holds, and what it allows us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this ethical process and why the ethics of care could be a morality with common allure. Held examines what we suggest via "care," and what a worrying individual is like. the place different ethical theories call for impartiality especially, the ethics of care knows the ethical import of our ties to our households and teams. It evaluates such ties, concentrating on being concerned kin instead of easily at the virtues of people. The booklet proposes how such values as justice, equality, and person rights can "fit together" with such values as care, belief, mutual attention, and team spirit.

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Separate Roads to Feminism: Black, Chicana, and White by Benita Roth

By Benita Roth

Post yr word: First released in 2003

This publication is set the advance of white women's liberation, black feminism and Chicana feminism within the Sixties and Seventies, the period often called the "second wave" of U.S. feminist protest. Benita Roth explores the ways in which feminist pursuits emerged from the Civil Rights/Black Liberation flow, the Chicano move, and the white left, and the tactics that supported political organizing judgements made via feminists. She strains the consequences that inequality had at the probabilities for feminist solidarity and explores how principles universal to the left inspired feminist organizing.

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A History of U.S. Feminisms by Rory C. Dicker

By Rory C. Dicker

Completely up-to-date and extended, the second one version of A background of U.S. Feminisms is an introductory textual content that would be used as supplementary fabric for first-year women’s stories scholars or as a brush-up textual content for extra complicated scholars. overlaying the 1st, moment, and 3rd waves of feminism, A background of U.S. Feminisms will supply historic context of all of the significant occasions and figures from the past due 19th century via today.

The chapters disguise: first-wave feminism, a interval of feminist task throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries which targeted totally on gaining women's suffrage; second-wave feminism, which began within the ’60s and lasted in the course of the ’80s and emphasised the relationship among the private and the political; and third-wave feminism, which all started within the early ’90s and is healthier exemplified by means of its concentrate on variety and intersectionality, queer conception, and sex-positivity.

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Art and Anger: Reading Like a Woman by Jane Marcus

By Jane Marcus

"Anger isn't anathema in art," Jane Marcus writes, "it is a major resource of artistic power. Rage and savage indignation sear the hearts of woman poets and feminine critics." the variety and gear of the essays Jane Marcus gathered less than the rubric paintings and Anger clarify how penetrating a collection of literary and cultural insights feminist rage can produce.

The assortment is split into 4 components: "Reading perform I. The Feminist Critic Reads males: Wilde, Meredith, Ibsen"; "Reading perform II. The Socialist Critic Reads Virginia Woolf'; "Writing perform. The Lupine Critic Writes a (Biased) heritage of Virginia Woolf Scholarship"; and "A Theoretical Perspective." The fourth part is composed solely of Marcus' influential, extensively brought up essay "Still perform, A/Wrested Alphabet: towards a Feminist Aesthetic," an inspiring and witty demand "theory" to return down off its male-defined top and alternate its competitive posturing for an openness to the Woolfian "reader's wish to be enraptured through the writer":

Despite [theory's] beginning within the left-wing beds of Europe, it has grown in perform to be an conceited apolitical American adolescent with an excessive amount of muscle and an immense mouth. As theorists constrict the area of readers and writers to ever-tinier elites, the socialist feminist critic needs to succeed in out to extend and elasticize that international to incorporate the illiterate, the watchers of tv, the readers of romances, the members in oral cultures—in brief, our students.

Marcus' crafty socialist feminist anger is so much electrifying within the part on "Writing Practice" the place, within the recognized essays "Tintinnabulations," "Storming the Toolshed," and "Quentin's Bogey," she assaults, constantly with the humor glaring in her titles, the culturally conservative, patronizing British institution for rewriting Woolf as a languishing neurotic category snob instead of permitting her her right stature because the nice socialist, feminist, pacifist literary foremother that Marcus and others have proven her to be.

We had simply been given a strong imaginative and prescient of that socialist, feminist, pacifist Woolf within the 3 essays in "Reading perform II." In "Thinking again via Our Mothers," Marcus elaborates Woolf s articulation of the collective subconscious traditionally particular to the feminine artist. In "No extra Horses: Virginia Woolf on paintings and Propaganda," Marcus argues that Woolf was once a visionary, instead of in the community pragmatic, polemicist, who labored (in Woolf's personal word from 3 Guineas) in "freedom from unreal loyalties." The essay that offers Marcus her identify for this quantity, "Art and Anger: Elizabeth Robins and Virginia Woolf," argues, adequately, for the efficacy, quantity, and suppression of feminist rage in writing that has "great violence beneath [its] polished surface." The sympathetic essays on feminist impulses in Wilde, Meredith, and Ibsen in "Reading perform I" are of profound curiosity to feminist scholars of the final flip of the century, a ancient second whilst gender illustration was once so powerfully in flux. those little summaries, even though now not, i'm hoping, faulty, supply not one of the experience of the scope of argument, erudition, inquiry, and reference in those relocating, allowing essays.

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Performing Sex: The Making and Unmaking of Women's Erotic by Breanne Fahs

By Breanne Fahs

Stuck among postsexual revolution celebrations of development and alarmingly regressive new modes of disempowerment, the 40 ladies interviewed in Performing Sex supply a candid and provocative portrait of liberated intercourse in the USA.

Through this nuanced and intricate examine, Breanne Fahs demonstrates that regardless of the consistent cooptation of the phrases of sexual freedom, women's sexual subjectivities and the methods they regularly grapple with transferring definitions of liberation signify provocative areas for serious inquiry and private discovery, eventually producing novel methods of imagining and reimagining energy, excitement, and resistance."

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Feminist Theory: From Margin to Center by bell hooks

By bell hooks

While Feminist conception: From Margin to Center was once first released in 1984, it was once welcomed and praised by way of feminist thinkers who sought after a brand new imaginative and prescient. however, person readers usually discovered the idea "unsettling" or "provocative." at the present time, the blueprint for feminist move offered within the e-book is still as provocative and appropriate as ever. Written in hooks's attribute direct kind, Feminist Theory embodies the wish that feminists can discover a universal language to unfold the be aware and create a mass, international feminist flow.

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Glamour in the Pacific: Cultural Internationalism and Race by Fiona Paisley

By Fiona Paisley

In view that its inception in 1928, the Pan-Pacific Women's organization (PPWA) has witnessed and contributed to huge, immense alterations in international and Pacific heritage. working out of Honolulu, this women's community tested a sequence of meetings that promoted social reform and an internationalist outlook via cultural alternate. For the various ladies interested in the undertaking - from China, Japan, the Pacific Islands, and the most important settler colonies of the quarter - the association's imaginative and prescient was once tremendously appealing, although as contributors and nationwide representatives they remained deeply divided by way of colonial histories. "Glamour within the Pacific" tells this multifaceted tale by means of bringing jointly severe scholarship from throughout quite a lot of fields, together with cultural background, diplomacy and globalization, gender and empire, postcolonial experiences, inhabitants and global well-being reports, international heritage, and transnational heritage. The internationalist imaginative and prescient of the early 20th century imagined an international within which race and empire were relegated to the prior. major numbers of ladies from round the Pacific introduced this shared imaginative and prescient to the energetic, even glamorous, political test of the Pan-Pacific Women's organization. Fiona Paisley relates the tales of this notable crew of ladies and illuminates the demanding situations and rewards in their politics of antiracism - person who nonetheless resonates this present day.

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women by Susan Faludi

By Susan Faludi

Skillfully Probing the assault on Women’s Rights

“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new child fever”—the development tales of 2006 go away without doubt that American girls are nonetheless being barraged through an identical backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly uncovered in her 1991 bestselling publication of revelations. Now, the ebook that reignited the feminist circulate is again in a 15th anniversary variation, with a brand new preface by means of the writer that brings backlash recognition modern.

When it was once first released, Backlash made headlines for puncturing such favourite media myths because the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage,” myths that rejected statistical realities. those willfully fictitious media campaigns additional as much as an antifeminist backlash. no matter what growth feminism has lately made, Faludi’s phrases this present day look prophetic. The media nonetheless love tales approximately stay-at-home mothers and the “dangers” of women’s profession pursuits; the glass ceiling remains to be low; ladies are nonetheless punished for desirous to be successful; easy reproductive rights are nonetheless putting by means of a thread. The backlash truly exists.

With ardour and precision, Faludi indicates in her new preface how the creators of industrial tradition distort feminist strategies to promote items whereas promoting ladies downstream, how the feminist ethic of financial independence is twisted into the patron ethic of shopping for strength, and the way the feminist quest for self-determination is warped right into a self-centered quest for self-improvement. Backlash is a vintage of feminism, an alarm bell for ladies of each new release, reminding us of the risks that we nonetheless face.

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Accounting for Rape by Irina Anderson, Kathy Doherty

By Irina Anderson, Kathy Doherty

Accounting for Rape provides an unique point of view with regards to rape, concentrating on either male and female sexual violence. The authors examine daily ideals approximately rape, to check how blaming the sufferer and the normalization of rape are completed by way of humans in a dialogue approximately sexual violence. They synthesize discursive psychology and a feminist perspective to discover accurately how rape and rape victimhood are outlined in ways in which replicate the social, political and cultural stipulations of society.

By analysing conversational info, Anderson and Doherty recommend that the prevailing social mental experimental learn into rape and rape conception fails to examine the subtlety and political importance of rape supportive reasoning. Accounting for Rape presents a serious interrogation of the dominant theories and methodologies, focusing on:

How the gender and sexual orientation of alleged sufferers and perpetrators is essential to social contributors while making feel of a rape document and in apportioning blame and sympathy

How arguments which are severe of alleged sufferers are in-built ways in which are 'face saving' for the individuals within the conversations, and the way victim-blaming arguments are offered as 'common sense'.

The strength of making use of this method in either expert and educational contexts to advertise angle change.

The booklet may be of significant curiosity to these learning social and medical psychology, cultural reviews, sociology, women's experiences and conversation experiences.

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