Category: Feminism

Inside Linda Lovelace's Deep Throat: Degradation, Porno by Darwin Porter

By Darwin Porter

The infamous Linda Lovelace was once America's first Queen of Porn, presiding over a fast-developing multi-billion-dollar movie throughout the decadent Seventies. Her motion picture, Deep Throat, redefined the nation's perspectives on obscenity and was once credited with altering America's sexual attitudes greater than whatever because the 1948 Kinsey record. yet at decade's finish, Linda, in a whole about-face, emerged as one of many extra compelling voices within the feminist move, denouncing the degradations of her cinematic previous.

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Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video

Legends and emerging stars of feminist movie and video inform their stories.

Alexandra Juhasz requested twenty-one girls to inform their stories-women whose names make up a who's (and who should be) who of self reliant and experimental movie and video. What emerged within the ensuing conversations is a compelling (and formerly underdocumented) background of feminism and feminist movie and video, from its origins within the fifties and sixties to its apex within the seventies, to today.

Interviewees: Pearl Bowser, Margaret Caples, Michelle Citron, Megan Cunningham, Cheryl Dunye, Vanalyne eco-friendly, Barbara Hammer, Kate Horsfield, Carol Leigh, Susan multi-millionaire, Juanita Mohammed, Frances Negrón-Muntaner, Eve Oishi, Constance Penley, Wendy Quinn, Julia Reichert, Carolee Schneemann, Valerie Soe, Victoria Vesna, and Yvonne Welbon.

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The Symbolic Representation of Gender: A Discursive Approach by Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier

By Emanuela Lombardo, Petra Meier

What's symbolic illustration? when you consider that Hanna Pitkin’s seminal the concept that of illustration, the symbolic has been the least studied size of political illustration. Innovatively adopting a discursive procedure, this publication - the 1st full-length remedy of symbolic illustration - makes a speciality of gender matters to take on very important questions reminiscent of: What are men and women symbols of, and the way is gender built in coverage discourse? It experiences what services symbolic illustration fulfils within the building of gender, what social roles get legitimized in coverage discourse, and the way this impacts energy constellations, eventually revealing a lot in regards to the relation among symbolic, descriptive, and sizeable illustration. Emanuela Lombardo and Petra Meier draw on theories of symbolic illustration and gender, in addition to wealthy fundamental fabric approximately political debates on labour and care matters, partnership and reproductive rights, gender violence, and quotas. utilizing this unique info, the authors convey that reconsidering symbolic illustration from a discursive viewpoint makes specific problems with (in)equality embedded inside specific structures, in addition to their effects for political illustration and gender equality. this crucial exploration increases correct new questions in regards to the illustration of gender that shape worthwhile contributions to the fields of political technology, political idea, sociology, and gender reports.

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The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History by Emma L. E. Rees

By Emma L. E. Rees

From South Park to Kathy Acker, from Lars Von Trier to intercourse and the town, women’s sexual organs are demonized. within the Vagina: A Literary and Cultural historical past, Emma L.E. Rees investigates the evolution of this demonization: she considers how writers, artists and filmmakers cope with the drawback of he vagina's confusing 'covert visibility' and the way the ‘c-word’ is an obscenity that either legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of girls globally.

In our postmodern, porn-obsessed tradition, vaginas seem to be in every single place, actually or symbolically yet, crucially, they're as silenced as they're objectified. Even universal slang phrases for the vagina will be obvious as an try to divert consciousness clear of the truth of women’s lived sexual reviews: slang deals a handy distraction from whatever taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural historical past is a crucial contribution to the continuing debate in realizing the female id.

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The Mermaid and The Minotaur by Dorothy Dinnerstein

By Dorothy Dinnerstein

"A seminal textual content within the womenís movement."
–Ethel S. individual, writer of The Sexual Century

"Still an important paintings of feminist psychoanalytic exploration, its re-release is a celebratory occasion."
–Eli Sagan, writer of Freud, girls and Mortality

"[The Mermaid and the Minotaur] maintains to astonish us with the intensity and knowledge of its psychoanalytic process while its significant principles became as unobtrusively necessary to psychoanalytic feminism because the atmosphere."
–Jessica Benjamin, writer of The Bonds of Love

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Eugenic Feminism: Reproductive Nationalism in the United by Asha Nadkarni

By Asha Nadkarni

Asha Nadkarni contends that each time feminists lay declare to citizenship in accordance with women’s organic skill to “reproduce the nation” they're engaging in a eugenic project—sanctioning replica by means of a few and prohibiting it via others. making use of quite a lot of assets from the us and India, Nadkarni indicates how the exclusionary impulse of eugenics is embedded in the phrases of nationalist feminism.

Nadkarni unearths connections among U.S. and Indian nationalist feminisms from the overdue 19th century during the Nineteen Seventies, demonstrating that either demand feminist citizenship founded at the reproductive physique because the beginning of the state. She juxtaposes U.S. and Indian feminists (and antifeminists) in provocative and effective methods: Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s utopian novels

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Gender Failure by Ivan E. Coyote, Rae Spoon

By Ivan E. Coyote, Rae Spoon

Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon are entire, award-winning writers, musicians and performers; also they are either admitted 'gender failures.' of their first collaborative publication, Ivan and Rae discover and divulge their failed makes an attempt at becoming into the gender binary, and the way finally our expectancies and assumptions round conventional gender roles fail us all. in keeping with their acclaimed 2012 stay express that toured around the usa and in Europe, Gender Failure is a poignant choice of essays, lyrics and pictures documenting Ivan and Rae's own trips.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 1

An unheard of and definitive number of rabble-rousing writings on women’s well-being, Voices of the Women’s well-being circulate explores a variety of provocative themes from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing suggest Barbara Seaman and overall healthiness activist Laura Eldridge deliver the innovative rules of a number of generations jointly during this robust new e-book celebrating women’s our bodies, and women’s voices. The greater than 2 hundred members 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, and so forth. With Voices of the Women’s health and wellbeing Movement, for the 1st time, each lady and lady can adventure in a single position the robust background of stirring phrases and robust lady views that experience encouraged numerous girls to take keep an eye on in their overall healthiness and their lives.
 
quantity One highlights comprise influential writings on contraception; menstruation; being pregnant and birthing; motherhood; menopause; abortion; and lesbian, bisexual, and transgender wellbeing and fitness.

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Women's Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter by Michèle Barrett

By Michèle Barrett

Women’s Oppression at the present time is a vintage textual content within the debate approximately Marxism and feminism, exploring how gender, sexuality and the “family-household system” operate relating to modern capitalism. during this up-to-date variation, Michèle Barrett surveys the social and highbrow alterations that experience taken position because the book's unique e-book, and appears again on the political weather during which the publication was once written. In a huge new essay, she defends the imperative arguments of the e-book, even as addressing the best way such an engagement might play out otherwise this day, over thirty years later.

A foreword by means of Kathi Weeks examines the significance of drawing close all feminist theories as occasions whose repercussions stretch past the situations in their creation.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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