The Feminine and the Sacred by Julia Kristeva, Catherine Clement

By Julia Kristeva, Catherine Clement

Is there whatever sacred which may concurrently be thought of strictly female? of the leaders of ecu feminist proposal examine tales of African rites, Catholic saints, Jewish traditions and mental case stories in an overarching exploration of the way ladies during the international take care of forces past their keep an eye on or figuring out. In an alternate of letters, they give thought to quite a number emotional tendencies just about modern figures together with Madonna, the overdue Princess of Wales, mom Teresa and Eva Peron.

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Feminist Readings of Antigone by Fanny Söderbäck

By Fanny Söderbäck

A part of SUNY sequence in Gender Theory.


New and vintage essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.

Feminist Readings of Antigone collects the main fascinating and provocative feminist paintings at the determine of Antigone, specifically taking a look at how she will determine into modern debates at the function of ladies in society. participants specialize in woman subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic conception, kinship, embodiment, and tensions among the personal and the general public. This assortment seeks to discover and spark debate approximately why Antigone has turn into such a tremendous determine for feminist thinkers of our time, what we will research from her, no matter if a feminist politics turning to this historic heroine may be innovative or is certain to idealize the prior, and why Antigone retains getting into the level in occasions of political quandary and fight in all corners of the realm. Fanny Söderbäck has accumulated vintage paintings during this box along newly written items via probably the most vital voices in modern feminist philosophy. the amount comprises essays by way of Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Tina Chanter, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

“These essays circulate past the severe element to contemplate the efficient insights of Antigone for addressing modern political difficulties. relatively amazing due to its timeliness is the team spirit of the power issues of the political import of the relation of lifestyles to demise, in addition to of naked existence to political existence, and the state’s have to have entry to the physique to ensure that the legislations to have force.” — philoSOPHIA

Fanny Söderbäck is a PhD candidate in Philosophy on the New university for Social study.

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The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

By Anita Diamant

From the recent York instances bestselling writer of The pink Tent and Day After evening, comes an unforgettable novel approximately relations ties and values, friendship and feminism informed during the eyes of a tender Jewish lady starting to be up in Boston within the early 20th century.

Addie Baum is The Boston woman, born in 1900 to immigrant mom and dad who have been unprepared for and suspicious of the US and its impression on their 3 daughters. starting to be up within the North finish, then a teeming multicultural local, Addie’s intelligence and interest take her to a global her mom and dad can’t imagine—a international of brief skirts, video clips, megastar tradition, and new possibilities for ladies. Addie desires to end highschool and desires of going to varsity. She desires a profession and to discover actual love.

Eighty-five-year-old Addie tells the tale of her existence to her twenty-two-year-old granddaughter, who has requested her “How did you get to be the girl you're today.” She starts off in 1915, the yr she chanced on her voice and made buddies who could support form the process her existence. 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 an area payment apartment, to her first, disastrous love affair, Addie remembers her adventures with compassion for the naïve lady she used to be and a depraved experience of humor.

Written with a similar recognition to historic element and emotional resonance that made Anita Diamant’s prior novels bestsellers, The Boston lady is a relocating portrait of 1 woman’s complex existence in 20th century the USA, and a desirable examine a new release of girls discovering their areas in a altering global.

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Stiffed: The Betrayal of the American Man by Susan Faludi

By Susan Faludi

Probably the most talked-about books of final yr, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of Backlash now explores the cave in of conventional masculinity that has left males feeling betrayed. With Backlash in 1991, Susan Faludi broke new flooring while she placed her finger at once at the challenge bedeviling girls, and the sunshine of popularity dawned on hundreds of thousands of her readers: what's making girls depressing isn't anything they're doing to themselves within the identify of independence. It's anything our society is doing to ladies. The booklet used to be not anything below a landmark. Now in Stiffed, the writer turns her recognition to the masculinity obstacle plaguing our tradition on the finish of the '90s, an period of big layoffs, "Angry White Male" politics, and Million guy marches. up to the tradition desires to proclaim that males are made miserable--or brutal or violent or irresponsible--by their internal nature and their hormones, Faludi reveals that even on the earth they supposedly personal and run, males are on the mercy of cultural forces that disfigure their lives and ruin their probability at happiness. As conventional masculinity maintains to break down, the once-valued male attributes of craft, loyalty, and social software aren't any longer venerated, less rewarded. Faludi's trip in the course of the glossy masculine panorama takes her into the lives of person males whose money owed demonstrate the center of the male drawback. Stiffed brings us into the realm of commercial employees, activities fanatics, strive against veterans, evangelical husbands, militiamen, astronauts, and afflicted "bad" boys--whose experience that they've misplaced their abilities, jobs, civic roles, better halves, groups, and a safe destiny is just one symptom of a bigger and historical betrayal.

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Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon: Feminist, Artist and Rebel by Pamela Hirsch

By Pamela Hirsch

Barbara Leigh Smith Bodichon was once the main unconventional and influential chief of the Victorian women's stream. tremendously proficient, lively and unique, she was once a feminist, law-reformer, painter, journalist, the shut pal of George Eliot and a cousin of Florence Nightingale.

As a painter, Barbara is now recognized as a necessary determine between Pre-Raphaelite ladies artists. As a feminist she led 4 nice campaigns: for married women's felony prestige, for the ideal to paintings, the best to vote and to schooling.

Making amazing use of unpublished journals and letters, Pam Hirsch has written a biography that's as full of life and strong as its topic, recreating the girl in all her moods, and putting her firmly within the context of women's fight for equality.

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Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno

Adorno is frequently passed over of the “canon” of affects on modern feminist concept, yet those essays convey that his paintings grants important fabric for feminist pondering quite a lot of issues.

Theodor Adorno was once a number one student of the Institute for Social study in Frankfurt, Germany, differently referred to as the Frankfurt college. With Max Horkheimer he contributed to the improvement of severe theorizing approximately Enlightenment philosophy and modernity. Inflected through Kant, Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, Adorno’s considering defies effortless categorization. Ranging around the disciplines of philosophy, musicology, and sociology, his paintings has had an impression in lots of fields. His Dialectic of Enlightenment (written with Max Horkheimer) used to be profoundly influential as a critique of fascistic and authoritarian impulses in Enlightenment pondering within the context of overdue capitalism.

Questions addressed within the quantity variety from dilemmas in feminist aesthetic idea to the politics of affliction and democratic concept. The essays are exemplary as works in interdisciplinary scholarship, protecting quite a lot of matters and ideas in feminism as authors severely interpret the various aspects of Adorno’s paintings. They take Adorno’s historic situatedness as a pupil under consideration whereas exploring the relevance of his principles for post-Enlightenment feminist conception. His philosophical and cultural investigations encourage reconsideration of Enlightenment rules in addition to a rethinking of “postmodern” rules approximately identification and the self.

Feminist Interpretations of Theodor Adorno will introduce feminists to Adorno’s paintings and Adorno students to modes of feminist critique. it will likely be specifically important for senior undergraduate and graduate classes in modern political, social, and cultural thought. as well as the editor, participants are Paul Apostolidis, Mary Caputi, Rebecca Comay, Jennifer Eagan, Mary Ann Franks, Eva Geulen, Sora Han, Andrew Hewitt, Gillian Howie, Lisa Yun Lee, Bruce Martin, and Lambert Zuidervaart.

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Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and the by Kim Toffoletti

By Kim Toffoletti

Bringing a full of life and obtainable sort to a fancy topic, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the assumption of the "posthuman" and the ways that it truly is represented in pop culture. Toffoletti explores photographs of the posthuman physique from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the recognized TDK "baby" advertisements, and from the paintings of artist Patricia Piccinini to the interestingly "plastic" type of the ever present Barbie doll, controversially rescued right here from her detrimental snapshot.

Drawing at the paintings of thinkers together with Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the character of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and electronic worlds.

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The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities by Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt

By Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt

The authors outline the time period slut as "a individual of any gender who has the braveness to guide existence in keeping with the novel proposition that intercourse is sweet and enjoyment is sweet for you." The time period is reclaimed from its ordinary use as a pejorative and as an easy label for a promiscuous individual. as a substitute, it really is used to indicate anyone who's accepting in their delight in intercourse and the excitement of intimacy with others, and chooses to interact and settle for those in a moral and open approach — instead of as cheating.

The moral Slut discusses how one can reside an lively existence with a number of concurrent sexual relationships in a good and sincere approach. dialogue themes contain how one can take care of the sensible problems and possibilities to find and conserving companions, keeping relationships with others, and techniques for private growth.

It comprises chapters discussing how consensual nonmonogamy is dealt with in numerous subcultures comparable to the homosexual and lesbian groups, details on dealing with scheduling, jealousy, conversation, clash in relationships, and etiquette for workforce sexual encounters.

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Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

By Audre Lorde

Providing the basic writings of black lesbian poet and feminist author Audre Lorde, SISTER OUTSIDER celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature. during this charged choice of fifteen essays and speeches, Lorde takes on sexism, racism, ageism, homophobia, and sophistication, and propounds social distinction as a motor vehicle for motion and alter. Her prose is incisive, unflinching, and lyrical, reflecting fight yet eventually providing messages of wish. This commemorative variation incorporates a new foreword through Lorde pupil and poet Cheryl Clarke, who celebrates the ways that Lorde's philosophies resonate greater than two decades once they have been first released. those landmark writings are, in Lorde's personal phrases, a decision to "never shut our eyes to the fear, to the chaos that's Black that is inventive that is girl that is darkish that's rejected that's messy that's. . . ."

"'s been virtually 1 / 4 of a century for the reason that Audre Lorde's essays and speeches in Sister Outsider made an indelible mark on 20th-century literature. however the phrases of the black lesbian feminist poet appear as lyrical and unforgettable, and, unfortunately, as correct this day as whilst she first tackled every little thing from racism and homophobia to ageism and sophistication dichotomies. a must have ebook that each lesbian may still read."--Curve Editor's choose

"Lorde used to be a super feminist poet and highbrow whose theories at the strength of embracing our inner contradictions in addition to the variations among humans and teams is the right way to robust coalition development and social progress." --New York submit, Sunday

"Poet and librarian Lorde accrued 15 of her most interesting essays and speeches during this 1984 quantity. together with her poet's command of language, she addresses sexism, racism, black ladies, black lesbians, eroticism, and extra. nonetheless powerful."--Library magazine, Starred Review

"Audre Lorde is a passionate sage. I say 'is' and never 'was' simply because her prepared insights proceed to impress and maintain us and provides us braveness. The reissue of this booklet is a present to longtime admirers and to new readers who've but to find the facility and charm and opulent audacity of Audre Lorde."--Valerie Miner, writer of After Eden and professor of feminist experiences at Stanford University

"[Lorde's] works may be very important to these really attracted to becoming up delicate, clever, and aware."--New York occasions

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Gender Hurts: A Feminist Analysis of the Politics of by Sheila Jeffreys

By Sheila Jeffreys

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It is simply lately that transgenderism has been approved as a sickness for which therapy is on the market. within the Nineties, a political stream of transgender activism coalesced to crusade for transgender rights. significant social, political and felony adjustments are happening in reaction and there's expanding attractiveness through governments and lots of different enterprises and actors of the legitimacy of those rights.

This provocative and debatable booklet explores the implications of those adjustments and provides a feminist viewpoint at the ideology and perform of transgenderism, which the writer sees as damaging. It explores the results of transgenderism at the lesbian and homosexual group, the companions of people that transgender, teenagers who're pointed out as transgender and the folk who transgender themselves, and argues that those are destructive. In doing so the booklet contends that the phenomenon is predicated upon intercourse stereotyping, known as 'gender' – a conservative ideology that kinds the root for women's subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which might get rid of the reason for transgenderism.

This ebook might be of curiosity to students and scholars of political technological know-how, feminism and feminist conception and gender reports.

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