Category: Feminism

Report from Planet Midnight by Nalo Hopkinson

By Nalo Hopkinson

Infused with feminist, Afro-Caribbean perspectives of the technology fiction and myth genres, this number of offbeat and hugely unique works takes objective at race and racism in literature.

In Report from Planet Midnight, on the foreign organization of the glorious within the Arts, an alien addresses the group, comparing Earth's "strange" customs, together with the marginalization of works through nonwhite and feminine writers.

Message in a Bottle exhibits Greg, an American Indian artist, befriending an odd four-year-old who turns out clever past her years. whereas getting ready an exhibition, he discovers that the younger woman is a traveller from the longer term despatched to get well artwork from the far away past—which apparently includes his personal work.

Concluding the e-book with sequence editor Terry Bisson’s Outspoken Interview, Nalo Hopkinson stocks laughs, loves, and top-secret Caribbean spells.

Contents:
Message in a Bottle
Report from Planet Midnight
Shift
Correcting the Balance: Outspoken Interview with Nalo Hopkinson

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Feminism and Philosophy of Science: An Introduction by E. Potter Elizabeth Potter

By E. Potter Elizabeth Potter

Reflecting upon the new development of curiosity in feminist rules of philosophy of technology, this booklet strains the improvement of the topic in the confines of feminist philosophy. it truly is designed to introduce the newcomer to the most principles that shape the topic sector so one can equipping scholars with the entire significant arguments and standpoints required to appreciate this burgeoning quarter of study.

Arranged thematically, the book looks on the spectrum of perspectives that experience arisen within the debate. it's generally prepared into sections facing options reminiscent of the thought of price free-science, values, objectivity, viewpoint and relativism, but in addition information the various subsidiary rules that experience sprung from those topics.

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The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, by Nella Larsen

By Nella Larsen

In The whole Fiction of Nella Larsen, whose occupation flamed brightly yet in brief within the Nineteen Twenties, we rediscover the most proficient writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Nella Larsen's topic is the fight of delicate, lively heroines to discover a spot for themselves in a opposed global. Passing is the tale of a light-skinned good looks who, after spending years passing for white, reveals herself dangerously interested in an outdated friend's Harlem local. In Quicksand, a stressed younger mulatto attempts desperately to discover a comfy position in an international within which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider. Race and marriage supply few securities right here or within the different tales in a suite that's compellingly readable, wealthy in mental complexity, and imbued with a feeling of position that brings Harlem vibrantly to lifestyles.

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The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

By Betty Friedan

The ebook that modified the realization of a country—and the world.
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic—these adjectives slightly describe the earthshaking and long-lasting results of Betty Friedan's the female Mystique. this can be the ebook that outlined "the challenge that has no name," that introduced the second one Wave of the feminist stream, and has been awakening men and women with its insights into social kinfolk, which nonetheless stay clean, ever due to the fact. a countrywide bestseller, with over 1 million copies bought.

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Bitch, Issue 63: Tough (Summer 2014)

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

The whinge List

Rigged method: girls truck drivers are paving their very own means via a frequently opposed | Roxanna Asgarian

Tough Love: Our complex emotions approximately revolutionary icons | Shafiqah Hudson

Portrait of the Artist as a tender Activist: the 1st lady member of the Black Panther celebration appears to be like again | Allan Ford

Out of personality: Why the most recent transformation of ask yourself lady has lovers involved | Stevie St. John

Male name: a talk approximately masculinity and violence with Byron harm and Jackson Katz | Jesse Fruhwirth

Precious Mettle: the parable of the powerful black girl | Tamara Winfrey Harris

Against the Ropes: for girls boxers, it's a struggle simply to get within the ring | Sarah Brown

Words to reside by means of: Why is it so uncomfortable while ladies problem conventional melanoma narratives? | Sara Black McCulloch

Mass industry: Latina authors plot a feminist takeover of chick-lit | Aya de León and Sofia Quintero

Out from the Shadows: The growing to be visibility of household staff onscreen and rancid | Sheila Bapat

Everlasting Love: Why Courtney Love nonetheless concerns | Jessica Machado

Adventures in Feministory: Phoolan Devi via Donna Choi

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Bits of Life: Feminism at the Intersections of Media, by Anneke Smelik, Nina Lykke

By Anneke Smelik, Nina Lykke

Because international battle II, the organic and technological were fusing and merging in new methods, leading to the lack of a transparent contrast among the 2. This entanglement of biology with expertise isn't new, however the pervasiveness of that integration is outstanding, as is the rate at which the 2 were merging in fresh a long time. As this strategy permeates extra of way of life, the pressing necessity arises to reconsider either biology and know-how. certainly, the human physique can now not be appeared both as a bounded entity or as a certainly given and distinctive a part of an unquestioned whole."Bits of Life" assumes a post-human definition of the physique. it truly is grounded in questions on today's biocultures, which pertain neither to humanist physically integrity nor to the anthropological assumption that human our bodies are the one ones that subject. Editors Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke relief in mapping adjustments and differences and in amazing a center highway among the metaphor and the cloth. In exploring present reconfigurations of our bodies and embodied matters, the members pursue a technophilic, but serious, course whereas articulating new and punctiliously appraised moral criteria. Anneke Smelik is professor of visible tradition on the Radboud collage of Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Nina Lykke is professor of gender reviews, Linkoeping collage, Sweden, and head of the Nordic examine institution in Interdisciplinary Gender reports.

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Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the by Patricia Hill Collins

By Patricia Hill Collins

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In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American ladies have constructed a wealthy highbrow culture that's not widely recognized. In Black Feminist Thought, initially released in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins got down to discover the phrases and concepts of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, either in the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the paintings of such sought after Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, song and oral historical past, the result's a wonderfully crafted and progressive booklet that supplied the 1st artificial evaluate of Black feminist concept and its canon.

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Feminism and Evolutionary Biology: Boundaries, Intersections by Patricia Adair Gowaty (auth.), Patricia Adair Gowaty (eds.)

By Patricia Adair Gowaty (auth.), Patricia Adair Gowaty (eds.)

Standing on the intersection of evolutionary biology and feminist conception is a big viewers attracted to the questions one box increases for the opposite. Have evolutionary biologists labored mostly or strictly inside of a masculine paradigm, seeing men as evolving and women as in basic terms reacting passively or carried in addition to the tide? could our view of nature `red in teeth in claw' be diverse if ladies had performed a bigger function within the production of evolutionary idea and during schooling in its transmission to more youthful generations? Is there this type of factor as a feminist technology or feminist technique? For feminists, does any type of organic determinism undermine their competition that gender roles in basic terms built, no longer inherent within the human species? Does the examine of animals have something to claim to these preoccupied with the evolution and behaviour of people? these kinds of questions and lots of extra are addressed by means of this e-book, whose contributing authors contain prime students in either feminism and evolutionary biology. guaranteed to be arguable, this publication is addressed to evolutionary biologists and to feminists and to the massive variety of humans attracted to women's studies.

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Against Empire: Feminisms, Racism and the West by Zillah Eisenstein

By Zillah Eisenstein

In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization. confronted with an competitive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently selling the narrowest of pursuits, she seems to be to an international anti-war flow to counter US strength. relocating past the distortions of mainstream background, she detects the silencing of racialized, sex/gendered and classed methods of seeing. Eisenstein insists that the so-called West is as a lot fiction as fact, whereas the sexualized black slave exchange emerges as an early kind of globalization. Plural understandings of feminisms as other-than-western are wanted. Black the US, India, the Islamic global and Africa envision precise conceptions of what it truly is to be totally, polyversally, human. wish for a extra peaceable, simply and happier global lies, she believes, within the understandings and activism of ladies today.

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