Feminist Anthropology: A Reader by Ellen Lewin

By Ellen Lewin

Feminist Anthropology: A Reader surveys the background of feminist anthropology, a box that was once encouraged through the women’s circulate of the past due Sixties and has because emerged on the vanguard of efforts to make anthropology extra conscious of the worries of disempowered humans worldwide. the sector has moved from a relevant difficulty with ladies as an unproblematic concentration to the research of gender as an analytical build.

Feminist Anthropology bargains scholars and students a desirable number of either vintage and modern articles, grouped to spotlight key subject matters from the prior and current. warding off man made overviews, this quantity deals vivid examples of feminist ethnographic paintings. The considerate creation to the amount offers context and discusses the highbrow ''foremothers'' of the sphere, together with Margaret Mead, Ruth Landes, Phyllis Kaberry, and Zora Neale Hurston. created from five sections, every one framed by way of a theoretical and bibliographic essay with feedback for added readings, this reader makes a speciality of the ways in which feminist anthropology gave upward push to special new innovations in anthropology.

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Feminist movements in contemporary Japan by Laura Dales

By Laura Dales

In modern Japan there's a lot ambivalence approximately women’s roles, and the time period "feminism" isn't really largely acknowledged or thought of relevant.  still, as this publication exhibits, there's a flourishing feminist circulation in modern Japan.  The e-book investigates the gains and results of feminism in modern Japan, in non-government (NGO) women’s teams, government-run women’s centres and the person actions of feminists Haruka Yoko and Kitahara Minori.  Based on years of fieldwork performed in Japan and drawing on broad interviews and ethnographic information, it argues that the paintings of person activists and women’s corporations in Japan promotes genuine and strength swap to gender roles and expectancies between jap girls. It explores the ways in which feminism is created, promoted and constrained between jap girls, and advocates a broader building of what the feminist circulate is known to be and a rethinking of the limits of feminist id. It additionally addresses the effect of laws, executive forms, literature and the web as avenues of feminist improvement, and information the methods which those advertise employer – the facility to behave – between jap girls.

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Feminist Film Theory: A Reader by Sue Thornham

By Sue Thornham

For the prior twenty-five years, cinema has been an essential terrain on which feminist debates approximately tradition, illustration, and id were fought. This anthology charts the heritage of these debates, bringing jointly the main, vintage essays in feminist movie concept. Feminist movie Theory maps the influence of significant theoretical advancements in this growing to be field-from structuralism and psychoanalysis within the Seventies, to post-colonial concept, queer concept, and postmodernism within the 1990s.

Covering quite a lot of subject matters, together with oppressive photos, "woman" as fetishized item of hope, girl spectatorship, and the cinematic pleasures of black ladies and lesbian girls, Feminist movie Theory is an critical reference for students and scholars within the field.

Contributors contain Judith Butler, Carol J. Clover, Barbara Creed, Michelle Citron, Mary Ann Doane, Teresa De Lauretis, Jane Gaines, Christine Gledhill, Molly Haskell, bell hooks, Claire Johnston, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby wealthy, Kaja Silverman, Sharon Smith, Jackie Stacey, Janet Staiger, Anna Marie Taylor, Valerie Walkerdine, and Linda Williams.

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Post-Marxism: A Reader by Stuart Sim

By Stuart Sim

This is often the 1st souce-book for the cross-disciplinary zone. It takes scholars via quite a lot of readings from philosophy, politics, and sociology, to human geography, diplomacy, and feminist reviews. Bringing jointly statesments from major twentieth-century thinkers comparable to Derrida, Lyotard, Baudrillard, and Laclau and Mouffe, and with the editor's giant advent, this can be an amazing educating textual content, inspiring debate in regards to the way forward for Marxism as a cultural idea.

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Vulnerability: New Essays in Ethics and Feminist Philosophy by Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers, Susan Dodds

By Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers, Susan Dodds

The purpose of this quantity is to open up mirrored image at the nature of vulnerability, the obligations owed to the susceptible, who bears those duties, and the way they're top fulfilled. In canvassing responses to those questions, the participants have interaction with various moral traditions and with matters in modern political philosophy and bioethics. a few essays within the quantity discover the connections among vulnerability, autonomy, dignity, and justice. different essays have interaction with a feminist ethics of care to articulate the connection among vulnerability, dependence, and care. those theoretical methods are complemented by way of specific exam of vulnerability in particular contexts, together with incapacity; obligations to childrens; intergenerational justice; and care of the aged. The essays therefore handle basic questions pertaining to our ethical tasks to one another as contributors and as electorate. Contributing considerably to the improvement of an ethics of vulnerability, this quantity opens up promising avenues for destiny examine in feminist philosophy, ethical and political philosophy, and bioethics.

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Is Philosophy Androcentric? by Iddo Landau

By Iddo Landau

The various most renowned figures of Western philosophy have held perspectives approximately girls which are disparaging or worse. Aristotle, for instance, held ladies to be much less rational than males and other halves to be inferior to their husbands; Locke inspiration that males, as ''the abler and the stronger'' of the sexes, must have the final word in disagreements among husbands and better halves. Kant felt that girls can't be voters and Hegel believed that they need to now not be eager about affairs of state. Schopenhauer and Nietzsche have been infamous for his or her misogynistic rantings. along with those specific statements approximately women's secondary prestige and shortcomings, philosophical texts utilize numerous dualisms (reason/emotion, mind/body, public/private, objective/subjective, and so forth) which have been claimed to categorize girls in disadvantageous methods. those are between many gains of Western mainstream philosophy that feminist critics (some dubbing it ''malestream'') have emphasised as proof of its thoroughgoing androcentricity.

How a lot fact is there to this declare? And is philosophy so thoroughly contaminated through androcentricity that it has to be rejected altogether or greatly reformed? those are the demanding situations that Iddo Landau confronts in this booklet. His is the main complete research of those accusations. via keeping apart out forms of the argument charging philosophy with androcentricity, he seeks to figure out what validity they've got and even if they justify seeing philosophy as both pervasively or nonpervasively androcentric.

He concludes that not one of the arguments for viewing philosophy as pervasively androcentric eventually face up to rational scrutiny, whereas those that convey it to be nonpervasively androcentric don't undermine it within the manner that many critics have meant: ''philosophy emerges, in nearly all of its components, as human instead of male, and so much components and facets of it needn't be rejected or rewritten.''

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Sexuality, Society, and Feminism (Psychology of Women) by Jaquelyn W. White, Cheryl Brown Travis, Jacquelyn W. White

By Jaquelyn W. White, Cheryl Brown Travis, Jacquelyn W. White

Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville. Discusses methods American society defines and shapes women's sexuality. provides fifteen chapters protecting epistemology, idea, and techniques; lifestyles direction improvement; which means and serve as; and sexuality and the social order. For complex scholars, researchers, and practitioners of psychology.

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Meeting the Universe Halfway: Quantum Physics and the by Karen Barad

By Karen Barad

Assembly the Universe midway is an bold e-book with far-reaching implications for varied fields within the ordinary sciences, social sciences, and arts. during this quantity, Karen Barad, theoretical physicist and feminist theorist, elaborates her conception of agential realism. delivering an account of the area as a complete instead of as composed of separate traditional and social nation-states, agential realism is immediately a brand new epistemology, ontology, and ethics. the start line for Barad’s research is the philosophical framework of quantum physicist Niels Bohr. Barad extends and in part revises Bohr’s philosophical perspectives in gentle of present scholarship in physics, technology experiences, and the philosophy of technology in addition to feminist, poststructuralist, and different severe social theories. within the procedure, she considerably reworks understandings of house, time, subject, causality, business enterprise, subjectivity, and objectivity.In an agential realist account, the realm is made from entanglements of “social” and “natural” organisations, the place the excellence among the 2 emerges out of particular intra-actions. Intra-activity is an inexhaustible dynamism that configures and reconfigures kin of space-time-matter. In explaining intra-activity, Barad unearths questions about how nature and tradition engage and alter through the years to be essentially erroneous. and she or he reframes realizing of the character of clinical and political practices and their “interrelationship.” therefore she can pay specific consciousness to the liable perform of technology, and he or she emphasizes alterations within the figuring out of political practices, severely remodeling Judith Butler’s influential conception of performativity. ultimately, Barad makes use of agential realism to supply a brand new interpretation of quantum physics, demonstrating that agential realism is greater than a method of reflecting on technology; it may be used to truly do technological know-how.

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Women’s Worlds: Ideology, Femininity and the Women’s by Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra

By Ros Ballaster, Margaret Beetham, Elizabeth Frazer, Sandra Hebron

This booklet integrates new fabric from the eighteenth and 19th century periodical press, examine with modern readers, the authors' severe studying of earlier and current magazines and a transparent dialogue of theoretical methods from literary feedback, sociology and cultural idea. the improvement of the style, and its half within the historic strategy of forging smooth definitions of gender, category and race are analysed via serious readings and a dialogue of readers' negotiations with the contradictory pleasures of the journal and its constricting perfect of femininity.

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