Category: Gender

Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls: Feminism, Popular Culture and the Posthuman Body

By Kim Toffoletti

Bringing a full of life and obtainable sort to a fancy topic, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the belief of the ""posthuman"" and the ways that it truly is represented in pop culture. Toffoletti explores pictures of the posthuman physique from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the well-known TDK ""baby"" advertisements, and from the paintings of artist Patricia Piccinini to the apparently ""plastic"" kind of the ever present Barbie doll, controversially rescued the following from her destructive photo. 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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Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking

Rape continues to be probably the most arguable concerns inside felony justice and gets excessive profile assurance the world over. regardless of the numerous adjustments there were to the legislations, perform and method within the research of rape allegations, and help on hand for sufferers, sufferers are normally blamed for his or her victimization. just a very small variety of perpetrators ever face prosecution, not to mention conviction.

This e-book goals to take inventory of present pondering and study approximately rape and how it truly is dealt with in perform in the legal justice approach, and to problem a few of the broadly held yet misguided ideals approximately rape. It brings jointly best researchers within the box from psychology, sociology and legislation, contemplating new study and offering new facts from a powerful theoretical and contextual base.

The major concentration of the booklet is on grownup sufferers of rape, with chapters exploring such concerns as rape and the media, using alcohol and medicine in rape, police selection making on rape instances, conviction styles in rape trials, and interviewing sufferers of rape and sexual assault.

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On Female Body Experience: "Throwing Like a Girl" and Other Essays (Studies in Feminist Philosophy)

By Iris Marion Young

Written over a span of greater than twenty years, the essays by way of Iris Marion younger amassed during this quantity describe varied features of women's lived physique event in glossy Western societies. Drawing at the rules of numerous 20th century continental philosophers--including Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty--Young constructs rigorous analytic different types for studying embodied subjectivity. The essays mix theoretical description of expertise with normative assessment of the unjust constraints on their freedom and chance that proceed to burden many women.

The lead essay rethinks the aim of the class of "gender" for feminist thought, after very important debates have wondered its usefulness. different essays comprise mirrored image at the that means of being at domestic and the necessity for privateness in previous age flats in addition to essays that learn features of the event of girls and ladies that experience obtained little cognizance even in feminist theory--such because the sexuality of breasts, or menstruation as punctuation in a woman's lifestyles tale. younger describes the phenomenology of relocating in a pregnant physique and the tactile pleasures of clothing.

While academically rigorous, the essays also are written with enticing kind, incorporating bright imagery and autobiographical narrative. On woman physique Experience increases matters and takes positions that talk to students and scholars in philosophy, sociology, geography, medication, nursing, and education.

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Republicanism and Political Theory

Republicanism and Political Theory is the 1st e-book to provide a accomplished and significant survey of republican political conception.

  • Critically assesses its historic credentials, conceptual coherence, and normative proposals
  • Brings jointly unique contributions from major foreign students in an interactive way
  • Provides the reader with helpful perception into new debates happening in republican political theory

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Studying Men and Masculinities

By David Buchbinder

The late-twentieth-century anxiousness a few ‘crisis in masculinity’ nonetheless persists this present day, really in English-speaking cultures. Studying males and Masculinities offers an attractive and comprehensive overview of masculinity. Drawing on a variety of cultural practices and texts from diversified genres and media, David Buchbinder examines the thought of patriarchy and the demanding situations to patriarchal energy, together with queer conception. The booklet considers even if obstacle could in truth be outfitted into the very constitution of the masculine, and examines emergent masculinities post-9/11.

Theoretical positions in the box are in actual fact defined and utilized to genuine lifestyles case reviews from literature, movie, and tv. Interspersed in every one bankruptcy are a chain of questions and initiatives aimed toward encouraging the reader to interact her/himself within the examine of masculinities in daily life and renowned culture.

This topical and thought-provoking booklet may be a useful source for college students of masculinities experiences, sexuality experiences, cultural reports, and gender theory.

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Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle (Common Notions)

Written among 1975 and the current, the essays amassed during this quantity represent years of analysis and theorizing on questions of social replica and the implications of globalization. initially encouraged by means of Federici's organizational paintings within the Wages for housekeeping move, the themes mentioned contain the foreign restructuring of reproductive paintings and its results at the sexual department of work, the globalization of care paintings and intercourse paintings, the difficulty of elder care, and the advance of affective exertions. either a short background of the overseas feminist circulate and a latest critique of capitalism, those writings proceed the research of the industrial roots of violence opposed to women.

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Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I: Queen and Commonwealth 1558-1585 (Ideas in Context)

By A. N. McLaren

Anne McLaren explores the implications for English political tradition whilst, with the accession of Elizabeth I, imperial "kingship" got here to be invested in a feminine ruler. She seems to be at how Elizabeth controlled to be queen, within the face of substantial male competition, and emphasizes the continuities among Elizabeth's reign and the outbreak of the English civil wars within the 17th century. Political tradition within the Reign of Elizabeth I hence deals a wholesale reinterpretation of the political dynamics of the interval.

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50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies (SAGE Key Concepts series)

By Jane Pilcher

`Lively and ambitious. i will simply think this article getting used through either gender and women's stories undergraduates and postgraduates. specifically it's going to let scholars to get a feeling of ways older and extra modern theoretical activities and debates relate to each other' - Lisa Adkins, division of Sociology, college of Manchester

Part of a brand new `Key ideas' sequence released by means of SAGE, Key thoughts in Gender Studies deals 1,500 note expositions of fifty subject matters principal to the field.

Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's creation offers an account of gender stories - what it's and the way it originated. Their choice of subject matters is authoritative and the 50 entries mirror the advanced, multi-faceted nature of the sector in an obtainable dictionary format.

Each of the 50 key concepts:

· starts with a concise definition

· comprises illustrations of the way the idea that has been utilized in the field

· bargains examples which permit a severe re-assessment of the idea that

· is cross-referenced with the opposite key ideas

· makes additional studying suggestions.

The point of aspect provided encourages knowing of gender experiences with out sacrificing intensity aspect and demanding assessment necessary to express the complexity of the problems handled. As such, the ebook appeals either to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars throughout more than a few social technological know-how disciplines.

50 Key recommendations in Gender Studies offers testimony to the well-being of gender experiences and comparable disciplines and appears ahead to an ever-shifting dynamic of debates and ideas.

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Modern Girls on the Go: Gender, Mobility, and Labor in Japan

This lively and fascinating multidisciplinary quantity pins its specialize in the lived studies and cultural depictions of women's mobility and exertions in Japan. The subject matter of "modern women" keeps to supply a charming window into the adjustments that women's roles have gone through in the course of the process the final century.

Here we stumble upon eastern ladies inhabiting the main glossy of areas, in newly created professions, relocating upward and outward, claiming the general public existence as their very own: store ladies, elevator women, dance corridor dancers, journey bus courses, airline stewardesses, overseas good looks queens, in another country academics, company football gamers, or even lady participants of the Self-Defense Forces. without delay linking gender, mobility, and hard work in twentieth and twenty first century Japan, this assortment brings to lifestyles the ways that those glossy girls—historically and contemporaneously—have motivated social roles, styles of everyday life, and Japan's international snapshot. it really is an incredible guidebook for college kids, students, and normal readers alike.

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