Category «Feminism»

Download Sexual Ethics and Islam: Feminist Reflections on Qur'an, by Kecia Ali PDF

By Kecia Ali

No matter if exploring the thorny problems with wives’ sexual tasks, divorce, homosexuality, or intercourse outdoors marriage, discussions of sexual ethics and Islam usually spark heated clash instead of reasoned argument. during this groundbreaking, lucid, and thoroughly developed paintings, feminist Muslim student Dr Kecia Ali asks how you can ascertain what makes intercourse lawful and moral within the sight of God.

Drawing on either published and interpretative Muslim texts, Ali opinions medieval and modern commentators alike to supply a balanced and entire learn of a topic either delicate and pressing, making this a useful source for college students, students, and readers.

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Download No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays by Ellen Willis PDF

By Ellen Willis

With attribute intelligence, wit, and feminist perception, Ellen Willis addresses democracy as she sees it: “a dedication to person freedom and egalitarian self-government in each sector of social, fiscal, and cultural life.” relocating among scholarly and down-to-earth activist writing kinds, Willis confronts the conservative backlash that has slowly eroded democratic beliefs and advances of the Nineteen Sixties in addition to the interior debates that experience usually splintered the left.

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Download Woman's Consciousness, Man's World by Sheila Rowbotham PDF

By Sheila Rowbotham

A groundbreaking contribution to debates on women's oppression and attention, and the connections among socialism and feminism. interpreting feminist cognizance from a number of vantage issues - social, sexual, cultural and fiscal - Sheila Rowbotham identifies the social stipulations less than which it constructed, displaying how the jobs ladies tackle in the capitalist economic climate have formed principles approximately relatives and sexuality.

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Download Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings by Miriam Schneir PDF

By Miriam Schneir

Listed here are the basic historic writings of feminism. lots of those works, lengthy out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary culture, are eventually introduced out of obscurity and into the sunshine of up to date research and feedback. incorporated are greater than 40 choices, coveting a hundred and fifty years of writings on women's fight for freedom -- from the yank Revolution to the 1st many years of the 20 th century.

This up-to-date, wide-ranging assortment encompasses the the most important problems with women's oppression. a stunning measure of continuity among the information of the previous and the recent feminism is obvious all through. In her choice, Miriam Schneir has by way of handed writings that deal completely with the superseded subject of suffrage so that it will concentration realization at the nonetheless unsolved feminist difficulties: marriage as an software of oppression; woman's wish to keep watch over her personal physique; the industrial independence of ladies; the quest for selfhood.

This richly varied assortment comprises excerpts from books, essays, speeches, files, letters, in addition to poetry, drama, and fiction. broad commentaries by way of the editor aid the reader see the old context of every choice.

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Download Separate and Dominate: Feminism and Racism after the War on by Christine Delphy PDF

By Christine Delphy

Initially released: France, 2008 as Classer, dominer: Qui sont les autres?

An exam of the way mainstream feminism has been mobilized in help of racist measures

Feminist Christine Delphy co-founded the magazine Nouvelles questions féministes with Simone de Beauvoir within the Nineteen Seventies and have become the most influential figures in French feminism. at the present time, Delphy continues to be a widespread and arguable feminist philosopher, a unprecedented public voice denouncing the racist motivations of the government’s 2011 ban of the Muslim veil. Castigating humanitarian liberals for not easy the cultural assimilation of the ladies they're purporting to “save,” Delphy indicates how criminalizing Islam within the identify of feminism is essentially paradoxical.

Separate and Dominate is Delphy’s manifesto, lambasting liberal hypocrisy and calling for a fluid figuring out of political identification that doesn't position diverse political struggles in a fake competition. She dismantles the absurd declare that Afghanistan was once invaded to save lots of ladies, and that homosexuals and immigrants alike may still reserve their self-expression for personal settings. She demands a real universalism that sacrifices nobody on the price of others. within the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo bloodbath, her arguments look extra prescient and urgent than ever.

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Download Fairy Tales, Myth, and Psychoanalytic Theory: Feminism and by Veronica L. Schanoes PDF

By Veronica L. Schanoes

Even as that Nineteen Seventies feminist psychoanalytic theorists like Jean Baker Miller and Nancy Chodorow have been demanding previous types that assumed the masculine psyche because the norm for human improvement and mental/emotional health and wellbeing, writers corresponding to Anne Sexton, Olga Broumass, and Angela Carter have been launched into their very own revisionist undertaking to respire new existence into fairy stories and classical myths according to conventional gender roles. equally, within the Nineties, second-wave feminist clinicians persisted the paintings all started by means of Chodorow and Miller, whereas writers of fable that come with Terry Windling, Tanith Lee, Terry Pratchett, and Catherynne M. Valente took their notion from revisionist authors of the Seventies. As Schanoes indicates, those 20 years have been either fairly fruitful eras for artists and psychoanalytic theorists curious about matters regarding the advance of women's experience of self. placing apart the restrictions of either traces of feminist psychoanalytic conception, their effect is indisputable. Schanoes's publication posits a brand new version for figuring out either feminist psychoanalytic thought and feminist retellings, person who emphasizes the interdependence of conception and paintings and demanding situations the concept that literary revision contains a masculinist fight with the writer's inventive forbearers.

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Download Issues in Feminist Film Criticism PDF

“This anthology makes it abundantly transparent that feminist movie feedback is thriving and has built dramatically considering its inception within the early 1970s.” —Journal of Aesthetics and paintings Criticism

Erens brings jointly a wide selection of writings and methodologies by means of U.S. and British feminist movie students. The twenty-seven essays symbolize probably the most influential paintings on Hollywood movie, women's cinema, and documentary filmmaking to seem in the past decade and beyond.

Contributors contain Lucie Arbuthnot, Linda Artel, Pam prepare dinner, Teresa de Lauretis, Mary Ann Doane, Elizabeth Ellsworth, Lucy Fischer, Jane Gaines, Mary C. Gentile, Bette Gordon, Florence Jacobowitz, Claire Johnston, E. Ann Kaplan, Annette Kuhn, Julia Lesage, Judith Mayne, Sonya Michel, Tania Modleski, Laura Mulvey, B. Ruby wealthy, Gail Seneca, Kaja Silverman, Lori Spring, Jackie Stacey, Maureen Turim, Diane Waldman, Susan Wengraf, Linda Williams, and Robin Wood.

Contents:
Introduction
Patricia Erens

I. serious technique: girls and Representation

Introduction
Positive Images
Screening Women’s Films
Linda Artel and Susan Wengraf
There’s extra to a good picture Than Meets the Eye
Diane Waldman
The position of girls within the Cinema of Raoul Walsh
Pam prepare dinner and Claire Johnston
Visual excitement and Narrative Cinema
Laura Mulvey
Film and the Masquerade
Theorizing the feminine Spectator
Mary Ann Doane
Hitchock, Feminism, and the Patriarchal Unconscious
Tania Modleski
Women and Respresentation
Can We take pleasure in substitute Pleasure?
Jane Gaines

II. Rereading Hollywood Films

Introduction
Gentlemen devour Blondes
Maureen Turim
Pre-text and textual content in gents favor Blondes
Lucie Arbuthnot and Gail Seneca
The Case of the lacking Mother
Maternal concerns in Vidor’s Stella Dallas
E. Ann Kaplan
“Something Else along with a Mother”
Stella Dallas and the Maternal Melodrama
Linda Williams
Seduced and Abandoned
Recollection and Romance in Letter from an Unkown Woman
Lucy Fischer
Illicit Pleasures
Feminist Spectators and private Best
Elizabeth Ellsworth
White Privilege and searching Relations
Race and Gender in Feminist movie Theory
Jane Gaines

III. serious technique: Feminist Filmmaking

Introduction
The Political Aesthetics of the Feminist Documentary Film
Julia Lesage
Feminism, movie, and Public History
Sonya Michel
Textual Politics
Annette Kuhn
In the identify of Feminist movie Criticism
B. Ruby Rich
Rethinking Women’s Cinema Aesthetics and Feminist Theory
Teresa de Lauretis
Dis-Embodying the feminine Voice
Kaja Silverman

IV. Assessing motion pictures Directed by means of Women

Introduction
Images and Women
Robin Wood
Unspoken and Unsolved inform Me a Riddle
Florence Jacobowitz and Lori Spring
Desperately looking Difference
Jackie Stacey
Female Narration, Women’s Cinema
Helke Sander’s The All-Round diminished Personality/Redupers
Judith Mayne
Feminist or Tendentious?
Marleen Gorris’s a question of Silence
Mary C. Gentile
Anti-Porn
Soft factor, difficult World
B. Ruby Rich
Variety
The excitement in Looking
Bette Gordon

Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Index

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Download The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Cultural Geography (2nd by Nuala C. Johnson, Richard H. Schein, Jamie Winders PDF

By Nuala C. Johnson, Richard H. Schein, Jamie Winders

**Named a 2014 selection remarkable educational Title**

Combining insurance of key topics and debates from various ancient and theoretical views, this authoritative reference quantity bargains the main up to date and major research of cultural geography at present available. 
• A considerably revised re-creation masking a couple of new issues equivalent to biotechnology, rural, nutrition, media and tech, borders and tourism, when additionally reflecting advancements in tested topics together with animal geographies
• Edited and written by way of the prime experts during this fast-developing self-discipline, and lines a number of latest members to the second one edition
• strains the old evolution of cultural geography via to the very most up-to-date research
• offers a world point of view, reflecting the advancing educational traditions of non-Western associations, particularly in Asia
• encompasses a thematic constitution, with sections exploring issues similar to identities, nature and tradition, and flows and mobility

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Download Women's Oppression Today: The Marxist/Feminist Encounter by Michèle Barrett PDF

By Michèle Barrett

Women’s Oppression at the present time is a vintage textual content within the debate approximately Marxism and feminism, exploring how gender, sexuality and the “family-household system” operate when it comes to modern capitalism. during this up to date variation, Michèle Barrett surveys the social and highbrow alterations that experience taken position because the book's unique booklet, and appears again on the political weather within which the ebook used to be written. In a big new essay, she defends the significant arguments of the ebook, whilst addressing the best way such an engagement might play out in a different way this day, over thirty years later.

A foreword through Kathi Weeks examines the significance of coming near near all feminist theories as occasions whose repercussions stretch past the conditions in their creation.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

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Download The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer PDF

By Germaine Greer

The e-book of Germaine Greer's The woman Eunuch in 1970 used to be a landmark occasion, elevating eyebrows and ire whereas making a surprise wave of popularity in ladies all over the world with its steadfast statement that sexual liberation is the main to women's liberation. this present day, Greer's searing exam of the oppression of girls in modern society is either a huge historic checklist of the place we've been and an incredibly suitable treatise on what nonetheless continues to be accomplished.

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