Durkheim and women by Jennifer M. Lehmann

By Jennifer M. Lehmann

Durkheim and girls is the 1st book-length paintings to give a feminist research of the theoretical writings of Emile Durkheim. via an in depth textual examining of Durkheim’s commonly scattered statements approximately ladies, Jennifer M. Lehmann reconstructs a coherent Durkheimian concept of ladies. She areas Durkheim squarely within the swirling modernist controversies of his time and the both bedeviling postmodernist controversies of ours.

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Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood by Kelly Oliver

By Kelly Oliver

Not is being pregnant a repulsive or shameful in Hollywood motion pictures, yet an enticing characteristic, frequently bettering the romantic or comedic storyline of a feminine personality. Kelly Oliver investigates this curious shift and its mirrored image of fixing attitudes towards women's roles in copy and the kin. now not all representations symbolize development. Oliver reveals that during many being pregnant movies, our anxieties over smooth reproductive practices and applied sciences are made occur, and sometimes perpetuate conventions curbing women's freedom. analyzing such movies as the place the center Is (2000), using in autos with Boys (2001), Palindromes (2004), stored! (2004), Quinceañera (2006), little ones of fellows (2006), Knocked Up (2007), Juno (2007), child Mama (2008), Away We cross (2009), necessary (2009), The Back-up Plan (2010), Due Date (2010), and Twilight: Breaking sunrise (2011), Oliver investigates being pregnant as a motor vehicle for love, a political factor of "choice," a illustration of the webhosting of "others," a prism for fears of miscegenation, and a reveal for contemporary technological anxieties.

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The Affect Theory Reader by Melissa Gregg, Gregory J. Seigworth

By Melissa Gregg, Gregory J. Seigworth

This field-defining assortment consolidates and builds momentum within the burgeoning region of have an effect on stories. The participants contain the various vital theorists of affect—those visceral forces underneath, along, or mostly except wakeful understanding that could serve to force us towards stream, concept, and ever-changing types of relation. As Lauren Berlant explores “cruel optimism,” Brian Massumi theorizes the affective good judgment of public probability, and Elspeth Probyn examines disgrace, they, besides the opposite individuals, exhibit how an wisdom of have an effect on is beginning up interesting new insights in disciplines from anthropology, cultural reviews, geography, and psychology to philosophy, queer reports, and sociology. In essays various in subject material, sort, and viewpoint, the participants exhibit how impact thought illuminates the intertwined geographical regions of the cultured, the moral, and the political as they play out throughout our bodies (human and non-human) in either mundane and awesome methods. They exhibit the wide theoretical percentages opened via an knowledge of have an effect on as they consider subject matters together with ethics, meals, public morale, glamor, snark within the office, and psychological healthiness regimes. The have an effect on thought Reader comprises an interview with the cultural theorist Lawrence Grossberg and an afterword by way of the anthropologist Kathleen Stewart. within the advent, the editors recommend methods of defining impact, hint the concept’s historical past, and spotlight the position of impact idea in quite a few parts of study.ContributorsSara AhmedBen AndersonLauren BerlantLone BertelsenSteven D. BrownPatricia Ticineto CloughAnna GibbsMelissa GreggLawrence GrossbergBen HighmoreBrian MassumiAndrew MurphieElspeth ProbynGregory J. SeigworthKathleen StewartNigel ThriftIan TuckerMegan Watkins

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Women's Lifeworlds: Women's Narratives on Shaping Their by Edith Sizoo

By Edith Sizoo

Women's Lifeworlds explores the range and complexity of women's perceptions and reactions to their very own 'lifeworlds' of their personal phrases. reading the altering that means of 'place' in women's lives over the years and throughout house, this publication questions how girls face, negotiate and form the social house in their surroundings. enticing own narratives are provided through fifteen ladies of varied age teams, from diverse cultural, spiritual, social and geographical backgrounds, from Mexican flesh presser, Muslim psychiatrist, Finnish housewife to Indian guru and African rural girl. Writing in regards to the lives in their grandmothers, moms, themselves, their daughters or different shut girl family, the authors of those existence narratives go generational and cultural divides and percentage perceptions with one another. This specified inter-generational process presents a fascinating problem to the generalised assumptions of ways ladies in numerous ancient and cultural contexts suppose approximately womanhood, existence, society, tradition and faith.

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Sovereign Masculinity: Gender Lessons from the War on Terror by Bonnie Mann

By Bonnie Mann

After 9/11/2001, gendered narratives of humiliation and revenge proliferated within the U.S. nationwide imaginary. How is it that gender, which we in most cases take to be a constitution on the center of person identification, is usually at stake within the lifetime of the country? What can we know about gender after we concentrate on the way it strikes and circulates among the lived adventure of the topic and the aspirations of the state in warfare? what's the relation among nationwide sovereignty and sovereign masculinity?

Through analyzing practices of torture, extra-judicial assassination, and primary individual money owed of infantrymen at the flooring, Bonnie Mann develops a brand new idea of gender. it's neither a average essence nor purely a social build. Gender is initially an operation of justification which binds the lived lifestyles of the person topic to the aspirations of the regime.

Inspired through a reexamination of the paintings of Simone de Beauvoir, the writer exposes how sovereign masculinity hinges at the nation's skill to faucet into and mobilize the constitution of self-justification on the center of masculine id.

At the nationwide point, disgrace is time and again switched over to strength within the battle on Terror via hyperbolic screens of organization together with mammoth aerial bombardment and practices of torture. for the reason that, as Mann demonstrates, the phenomenon of gender itself calls for a 4-dimensional research that strikes from the phenomenological point of lived event, in the course of the collective lifetime of a humans expressed within the social imaginary and the operations of language, to the cloth family that be triumphant in our occasions.

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Unruly Practices: Power, Discourse, and Gender in by Nancy Fraser

By Nancy Fraser

“A splendidly wealthy and insightful number of well-integrated essays on vital present thinkers and social movements.” -Martin Jay collage of California, Berkeley Unruly Practices brings jointly a chain of extensively mentioned essays in feminism and social theory.  learn jointly, they represent a sustained severe come across with major ecu and American techniques to social theory.  moreover, Nancy Fraser develops a brand new and unique socialist-feminist serious idea that overcomes some of the barriers of present alternatives.  First, in a chain of severe essays, she deploys philosophical and literary concepts to variety the wheat from the chaff within the paintings of Michel Foucault, the French deconstructionists, Richard Rorty, and Jurgen Habermas.  Then, in a bunch of confident essays, she contains their respective strengths in a brand new severe concept of late-capitalist political tradition. Fraser breaks new flooring methodologically through integrating the formerly divergent insights of poststructuralism, serious social idea, feminist concept, and pragmatism.  Thematically, she offers with diverse different types of dominance and subordination in smooth, commercial, late-capitalist societies - specifically gender dominance and subordination; state-bureaucratic kinds of association; the institutional politics of data and services; and the constitution and serve as of social-welfare programs.  within the final component to the publication, those subject matters are built-in in an unique thought of “the politics of desire interpretation.”  this idea turns into the linchpin of he socialist-feminist serious idea proposed within the final bankruptcy.

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Women in Ireland: Voices of Change by Jenny Beale

By Jenny Beale

"... a dramatic assessment of the altering life-styles and values of ladies within the Republic of Ireland." —Choice

"Beale’s examine is attractive, informative and idea provoking." —Women’s reviews overseas Forum

"... an exciting examine girls made up our minds to take part within the fight for the lengthy haul, girls who may possibly simply have thrown up their palms in melancholy, and subsidized clear of an all-too-powerful Catholic heirarchy. that they've no longer performed this is often inspiring, and reinforces the truism that "sisterhood is global." —Belles Lettres

Beale’s research indicates that even supposing eire continues to be a deeply conservative society with appreciate to sexual morality and the ideology of the family members, it additionally has a full of life women’s stream, which has received major advancements for women.

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Assault on the Soul: Women in the Former Yugoslavia by Sara Sharratt

By Sara Sharratt

Attack at the Soul: ladies within the Former Yugoslavia sheds mild upon women’s wartime stories and is sensible in their coping ideas within the face of the innumerable atrocities devoted opposed to them. this can be the one booklet to offer the reports of therapists, counselors, and different psychological well-being execs besides legal professionals and Justices of the overseas legal Tribunal in operating from either mental and criminal views with ladies in former Yugoslavia. the staff who relate their stories come from either former Yugoslavia and different countries, representing international locations corresponding to Norway, Germany, Holland, Costa Rica and the USA. Focusing in this area provides you with a glance at utilized feminist perform in a cultural context outdoor the USA or Northern eu. attack at the Soul includes an integration of feminist theories and perform in psychology, women’s heritage, women’s geography, and women’s jurisprudence. This number of articles is meant as a historic record, as coverage that either the plight of girls and the position of girls in bringing it to the eye of the foreign neighborhood and the justice process are usually not erased. attack at the Soul may help you serve your patients’needs by way of concentrating on such concerns as:

  • feminist psychology and worldwide concerns touching on crimes opposed to girls
  • interviews with judges for the foreign felony Tribunal
  • Belgrade feminists’experiences operating with girl survivors of struggle
  • supporting women’s initiatives within the former Yugoslavia
  • traumatized girls and the impression of a women-centered education application in Bosnia
  • psychosocial providers between refugee girls in the course of the battle
  • the sufferers and perpetrators of Serbia
  • reports of rapes, killings, burning villages, and different critical struggle crimesAssault at the Soul supplies first-hand bills of struggle trauma to girls. Deeply relocating and good written, the articles during this publication are written in a mixture of criminal and mental methods that can assist you educate consumers to heal from critical, acute, and protracted trauma.

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Feminism and Christian Ethics (New Studies in Christian by Susan Frank Parsons

By Susan Frank Parsons

This booklet describes the range of ethical considering inside modern feminism, giving an outline and research of the main issues of feminist ethics. it may function a consultant for the reader who desires to have interaction with feminism in a major method. it is going to be of expert curiosity for Christian ethicists and ethical philosophers, in knowing and making contributions to new advancements. will probably be invaluable to feminist students, in taking inventory in their personal culture, and in contemplating the way ahead for feminist ethics.

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Producing Women: The Internet, Traditional Femininity, by Michele White

By Michele White

Producing Women examines the methods femininity is produced via new media. Michele White considers how girls are developed, produce themselves as topics, shape very important construction cultures on websites like Etsy, and set up technological strategies to reshape their identities and electronic features. She stories the skill during which girls industry conventional lady roles, are seen, and bring and restructure their gendered, raced, eroticized, and sexual identities. Incorporating quite a number examples throughout various kinds of media—including trash the costume marriage ceremony images, net how-to directions approximately zombie stroll brides, nail polish running a blog, DIY crafting, and reborn doll production—Producing Women elucidates women’s creation cultures on-line, and the ways in which participants can seriously learn and interact with those practices.

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