Category: Feminism

Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the by Jan Goodwin

By Jan Goodwin

Lately, the increasing flow of militant Islam has replaced the best way hundreds of thousands imagine, behave, costume, and stay, yet nowhere has its influence been extra powerfully felt than in its dramatic, frequently devastating influence at the lives of ladies. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled via ten Islamic international locations and interviewed 1000s of Muslim ladies, from execs to peasants, from royalty to rebels.  the result's an unforgettable trip right into a global the place girls are constrained, remoted, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced via men. Price of Honor brings to existence an international within which girls became pawns in a sour strength video game, and provides readers a provocative glance within Muslim society this present day.

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Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory (Routledge

If this day scholars of social thought learn Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then right regard to the query of tradition implies that they need to additionally learn Raymond Williams, Stuart corridor and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge instruction manual of Social and Cultural thought offers a concise, complete evaluate of the convergences and divergences of social and cultural thought, and in so doing deals a singular time table for social and cultural study within the twenty-first century.

This Handbook, edited by means of Anthony Elliott, develops a robust argument for bringing jointly social and cultural thought extra systematically than ever ahead of. Key social and cultural theories, starting from classical ways to postmodern, psychoanalytic and post-feminist methods, are drawn jointly and significantly appraised. There are major chapters taking a look at – between others – structuralism and post-structuralism, severe thought, community research, feminist cultural inspiration, cultural idea and cultural sociology.

Throughout the Handbook there's a robust emphasis on interdisciplinarity, with chapters drawing from learn in sociology, cultural reviews, psychology, politics, anthropology, women’s experiences, literature and history.

Written in a transparent and direct type, this Handbook will attract a large undergraduate and postgraduate viewers around the social sciences and arts.

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Bitch, Issue 59: Micro/Macro (Summer 2013)

Micro/Macro
Bachelorettes, Boy Bands, Beyoncé! Plus: revolt Grrrl Revisited.

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

• Gaming the process: Are Women-Led games D.O.A.?

The whinge List

||| at the Hips—Why fats is a queer and feminist issue

||| at the News—Idle not more activists are speaking—but are the govt. and media listening?

||| On Ritual—The titanic enterprise of bachelorette parties

::: All Hail the Queen?—What do our perceptions of Beyonce's feminism say approximately us?

::: Lens Crafting—How frames swap the best way we learn the news

::: Revisiting the Riot—An interview with punk veteran Mimi Thi Nguyen

::: Housebound—Why the dollhouse metaphor is still so indelible

::: darkish Habits—American Horror tale: Asylum and the Gothic-nun tradition

\\\ Prep Talk—The literary legacy of British boarding-school stories

\\\ Written Off—Why aren't black girl screenwriters getting their due?

\\\ Hopeless Romantics—The secure sexuality of boy-band mania

The again Page

Adventures in Feministory Comics: Gyo Fujikawa by means of Andi Zeisler

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Forbidden Flowers: More Women's Sexual Fantasies by Nancy Friday

By Nancy Friday

Because the 1968 booklet of Nancy Friday's outspoken erotic masterpiece, My mystery backyard, women's sexual lives have passed through a revolution - and so have their fable lives. not ashamed to specific the wild, intriguing and infrequently outrageous ideas that convey them lots sexual excitement, the ladies who exhibit their sexual fantasies in Forbidden flora are much more particular than these in Nancy Friday's first overseas bestseller and iconic erotic booklet. Forbidden plant life is a party of a brand new sexual and social freedom, the place today's ladies have fun within the knowledge in their personal internal erotic lives. Nancy Friday's ground-breaking paintings provides an exciting new freedom to the ever-changing courting among the sexes; it's a revealing and empowering perception into woman sexuality and psychology.

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Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and by Sorcha Gunne, Zoe Brigley Thompson

By Sorcha Gunne, Zoe Brigley Thompson

The essays during this quantity talk about narrative options hired via foreign writers whilst facing rape and sexual violence, even if in fiction, poetry, memoir, or drama. In constructing those new feminist readings of rape narratives, the members objective to include arguments approximately trauma and resistance that allows you to determine new dimensions of therapeutic. This booklet makes an essential contribution to the fields of literary experiences and feminism, due to the fact that whereas different volumes have interested in retroactive portrayals of rape in literature, so far none has concentrated solely at the subversive paintings that's being performed to retheorize sexual violence.
Split into 4 sections, the amount considers sexual violence from a few various angles. 'Subverting the Story' considers how the characters of the sufferer and rapist may be subverted in narratives of sexual violence. In 'Metaphors for Resistance,' the essays discover how writers process the topic of rape obliquely utilizing metaphors to symbolize their ache and discomfort. the talk of no longer talking approximately sexual violence is the point of interest of 'The Protest of Silence,' whereas 'The query of the Visual' considers the issues of constructing sexual violence seen within the poetic snapshot, in movie and on degree. those 4 sections hide a magnificent diversity of global writing inclusive of curriculum staples like Toni Morrison, Sarah Kane, Sandra Cisneros, Yvonne Vera, and Sharon Olds.

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Packaging Girlhood: Rescuing Our Daughters from Marketers' by Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown

By Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown

The stereotype-laden message, introduced via outfits, song, books, and television, is basically a continual plea for women to place their energies into attractiveness items, buying, type, and boys. This consistent advertising, cheapening of relationships, absence of fine girls function types, and stereotyping and sexualization of ladies is anything that folks have to first comprehend prior to they could take action.

Lamb and Brown train mom and dad the best way to comprehend those impacts, supply them information on how you can seek advice from their daughters approximately those damaging pictures, and supply the instruments to aid ladies make optimistic offerings in regards to the method they're within the world.

In the culture of books like Reviving Ophelia, extraordinary woman Out, Queen Bees and Wannabees that study the realm of ladies, this ebook delivers not to in basic terms spark debate yet support mom and dad to assist their daughters.

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Sexual Politics by Kate Millett

By Kate Millett

A sensation upon its book in 1970, Sexual Politics records the subjugation of girls in nice literature and artwork. starting in 1830 and concentrating on 4 respected authors—D. H. Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer, and Jean Genet—Kate Millett builds a damning profile of literature's patriarchal myths and their extension into psychology, philosophy, and politics. Her eloquence and renowned examples taught a new release to acknowledge inequities masquerading as nature and proved the worth of feminist critique in all aspects of existence. This re-creation beneficial properties Catharine A. Mackinnon (University of Michigan legislation university) and New Yorker correspondent Rebecca Mead at the value of Millett's paintings to tough the complacency at present sidelining feminism.

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A Companion to Feminist Geography (Blackwell Companions to by Lise Nelson, Joni Seager

By Lise Nelson, Joni Seager

A spouse to Feminist Geography captures the breadth and variety of this shiny and great box. It exhibits how feminist geography has altered the panorama of geographical inquiry and information because the Nineteen Seventies, reframing basic methods throughout more than a few disciplines, together with structure, environmental reviews, and geography. extra, it situates feminist geography in the context of geographical suggestion and inside of interdisciplinary feminist debates.
The significant other, that includes members from all over the world, explores the varied literatures that contain feminist geography this present day, tracing the emergence of key debates within the box. the amount displays many of the websites and destinations from which feminist geographical research is being produced; and it encompasses a systematic evaluate of feminist contributions to significant sub-fields in geography, protecting either proven matters, corresponding to hard work, city, and environmental geography, and rising parts of scholarship, resembling the physique and the state.

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Philosophy Of Law: An Introduction To Jurisprudence (Revised by Jeffrie G. Murphy, Jules Coleman

By Jeffrie G. Murphy, Jules Coleman

During this revised variation, amazing philosophers have prolonged and reinforced the main authoritative textual content to be had at the philosophy of legislations and jurisprudence. whereas preserving their complete insurance of classical and smooth idea, Murphy and Coleman have additional new discussions of the serious felony stories circulate and feminist jurisprudence, they usually have reinforced their remedy of traditional legislations idea, criminalization, and the legislation of torts. The bankruptcy on legislations and economics continues to be the simplest brief creation to that tough, debatable, and influential topic.Students will have fun with the cautious association and transparent presentation of advanced concerns in addition to the emphasis at the relevance of either legislations and criminal thought to modern society.

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