Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond by Robert A. Caplen

By Robert A. Caplen

The Bond woman is without doubt one of the so much well-known and celebrated cultural icons of the final fifty years. First brought in Ian Fleming's novels and brief tales, manufacturers Albert "Cubby" R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman breathed existence into her cinematic manifestation starting with Dr. No in 1962. due to the fact then, the realm has been eager about the Bond woman.

Although she has been lauded through a few as a liberated girl and actual feminist archetype, the Bond lady has almost escaped severe learn . . . before. Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond analyzes the cinematic Bond lady and argues that the nature before everything served as a distinct archetype: one who bolstered a conventional, female perfect that served as a strong reactionary image opposed to the gender equality circulate that received prominence within the usa in the course of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies.

Shaken & Stirred: The Feminism of James Bond presents a glimpse into "second wave" feminism, the Women's Liberation circulation, and cultural representations of girls through the latter half the yank 20th century via a Bondian lens. It strains the evolutionary trip of the cinematic Bond woman and assesses her cultural impression, revealing who she is and what she represents throughout the first 11 movies within the James Bond franchise, a seventeen-year interval defined because the Golden period of the Bond woman, and past.

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

By Benita Roth

Submit 12 months notice: First released in 2003

This publication is set the advance of white women's liberation, black feminism and Chicana feminism within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, the period referred to as the "second wave" of U.S. feminist protest. Benita Roth explores the ways in which feminist activities emerged from the Civil Rights/Black Liberation flow, the Chicano move, and the white left, and the methods that supported political organizing judgements made by means of feminists. She strains the results that inequality had at the percentages for feminist cohesion and explores how principles universal to the left motivated feminist organizing.

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Freedom's Journey: African American Voices of the Civil War by Donald Yacovone, Charles Fuller

By Donald Yacovone, Charles Fuller

The lads and girls represented during this publication had the extreme chance of witnessing the top of a 200-year fight for freedom: the Civil struggle. amassed listed here are the stirring tales of many African american citizens together with slaves who persevered their final years of servitude sooner than escaping from their masters, infantrymen who fought for the liberty in their brethren and for equivalent rights, and journalists who coated the defeat in their oppressors. those African American voices contain the nice abolitionist Frederick Douglass at the which means of the warfare; Martin R Delany on his assembly with Lincoln to realize permission to elevate a military of African american citizens; Susie King Taylor on her existence as laundress and nurse to a Union regiment within the deep South; Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln's seamstress, on Abraham Lincoln's trip to Richmond after its fall; Elijah P Marrs on emerging from slave to Union sergeant whereas battling for his freedom in Kentucky; letters from black squaddies to black newspapers; and masses extra. each one testimony is gifted unabridged, permitting the whole flavour of those voices to be heard, and every is supplemented with introductions and notes that offer wealthy context.

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From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and by Patricia Hill Collins

By Patricia Hill Collins

During this, her groundbreaking publication, Patricia Hill Collins examines the recent types of racism in American existence and the political responses to them.

Using the reports of African American women and men as her touchstone, she covers quite a lot of concerns that attach questions of race to American identification. She follows the lengthy arc of African American responses to racism within the US, from Black Nationalism, to Black feminism, to hip hop.

Using this "genealogy," she then investigates how nationalism has operated and reemerged within the wake of up to date globalization and the unforeseen resurgence of nationalism. She then deals an interpretation of ways Black nationalism works at the present time within the wake of fixing Black early life identification and the ongoing have to draw on nationalism and feminism to formulate either a reaction to racism and a concrete platform of political motion.

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Why Feminism?: Gender, Psychology, Politics by Lynne Segal

By Lynne Segal

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1999

Three a long time after the awesome resurgence of feminism, gender matters became ubiquitous in public debate. For a few, feminism is the favourite scapegoat for a number of social ills; for others, the best luck tale of the remaining century. The Janus face of feminism within the media displays the competing pictures of women's lives this present day. Feminists themselves carry sharply opposing perspectives at the luck or disasters of 3 a long time of women's activism.

Why Feminism? seems on the shifts in feminist pondering from the brash emergence of Women's Liberation on the shut of the Sixties to the varied and discordant feminisms of modern many years.

Exploring feminism's afflicted family members with psychology and psychoanalysis, the increase of recent evolutionary conception, the influence of queer theorizing on gender different types, controversies over reminiscence and trauma, and extending anxieties approximately males and masculinity, Why Feminism? illustrates the continued provocation and value of feminist inquiry, laying out possibilities and pitfalls for the century forward.

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Borderlands/La Frontera. The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa

By Gloria Anzaldúa

Rooted in Gloria Anzaldúa's adventure as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a author, the groundbreaking essays and poems during this quantity profoundly challenged how we predict approximately id. Borderlands/La Frontera remapped our knowing of what a "border" is, seeing it now not as an easy divide among right here and there, us and them, yet as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits we all. This twentieth-anniversary version positive aspects new commentaries from well-known activists, artists, and lecturers at the legacy of Gloria Anzaldúa's visionary work.

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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 growth and alarmingly regressive new modes of disempowerment, the 40 ladies interviewed in Performing Sex provide a candid and provocative portrait of liberated intercourse in the US.

Through this nuanced and complicated examine, Breanne Fahs demonstrates that regardless of the consistent cooptation of the phrases of sexual freedom, women's sexual subjectivities and the methods they always grapple with transferring definitions of liberation symbolize provocative areas for severe inquiry and private discovery, finally producing novel methods of imagining and reimagining strength, excitement, and resistance."

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Bitch, Issue 63: Tough (Summer 2014)

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

The whinge List

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

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

Portrait of the Artist as a tender Activist: the 1st woman member of the Black Panther social gathering appears again | Allan Ford

Out of personality: Why the newest transformation of ask yourself lady has fanatics involved | Stevie St. John

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

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

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

Words to dwell by way of: Why is it so uncomfortable whilst 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 turning out to be visibility of household employees onscreen and stale | Sheila Bapat

Everlasting Love: Why Courtney Love nonetheless issues | Jessica Machado

Adventures in Feministory: Phoolan Devi through Donna Choi

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Daughters Of Decadence: Women Writers Of The Fin-De-Siecle

On the flip of the century, brief tales by--and frequently about--"New Women" flooded the pages English and American magazines comparable to the Atlantic per month, Harpers, and the Yellow e-book. This bold new fiction, usually cutting edge in shape and brave in its candid representations of woman sexuality, marital discontent, and feminist protest, surprised Victorian critics, who denounced the authors as "literary degenerates" or "erotomaniacs." This assortment brings jointly twenty of the main unique and demanding tales from this era. The writers incorporated during this hugely readable quantity are Kate Chopin, Victoria move, George Egerton, Julia Constance Fletcher, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Sarah Grand, Vernon Lee, Ada Leverson, Charlotte Mew, Olive Schreiner, Edith Wharton, Constance Fenimore Woolson, and Mabel E. Wotton. As Elaine Showalter exhibits in her advent, the fast fiction of the Fin-de-Siecle is the lacking hyperlink among the Golden Age of Victorian ladies writers and the recent period of feminist modernism. Elaine Showalter is a professor of English at Princeton college. She is the writer of A Literature in their personal, the feminine illness, and different books, and editor of other Alcott, a quantity within the American girls Writers sequence.

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Homeward Bound: Why Women Are Embracing the New Domesticity by Emily Matchar

By Emily Matchar

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Amid today’s emerging anxieties—the economic system, the dreaded nation of our environment, the becoming experience that the yank Dream hasn’t grew to become out to be so dreamy after all—a groundswell of girls (and quite a lot of males) are opting for to include an strange uprising: domesticity. A iteration of shrewdpermanent, hugely proficient youth are spending their time knitting, canning jam, baking cupcakes, gardening, and extra (and running a blog approximately it, of course), embracing the labor-intensive family projects their moms and grandmothers eagerly shrugged off. a few are even turning clear of conventional careers and company tradition for slower, extra home-centric existence that contain “urban homesteading,” homeschooling their young ones, or beginning Etsy companies. They’re wondering even if general jobs are really pleasurable and no matter if it’s ok to shy away from the targets in their parents’ generation.

How did this ensue? And what does all of it suggest? What occurs to American tradition as a complete while our greatest and brightest placed domestic and fireplace above different matters? Does this unexpected fascination with conventional homemaking bode unwell for gender equality? What position have the media and web publication tradition performed in making domesticity glance so darn appealing?

In Homeward certain, acclaimed journalist Emily Matchar takes an extended, demanding examine either the inspiring attraction and the aptitude risks of this development she calls the recent Domesticity, exploring the way it may be reshaping the function of girls in society and what the implications will be for we all. In riveting interviews with all types of individuals from coast to coast, Matchar examines the motivations of these who've embraced this circulation, from Southern foodstuff bloggers to chicken-keeping “radical homemakers” at the East Coast to Etsy marketers in Provo, Utah, to attachment parenting devotees in Chicago, and plenty of extra. This groundbreaking reporting at the New Domesticity is sure to rework our notions of girls in today’s society and upload a brand new layer to the continuing dialogue of no matter if girls can—or should—have all of it.

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