Category «Feminism»

Download Discovering Feminist Philosophy: Knowledge Ethics Politics by Robin May Schott PDF

By Robin May Schott

Many of us think that gender equality has been accomplished. In one of these global, why stay at the dualism among the sexes? Why separate, and for that reason marginalize, women's scholarship from scholarship as an entire? briefly, why feminist philosophy? learning Feminist Philosophy presents an obtainable creation to the crucial matters in feminist philosophy. while, it solutions present objections to feminism, arguing that during today's global it's as compelling as ever to probe the influence of the dualism of the sexes. hence, feminist views make an important contribution to the current and way forward for philosophy. writer Robin may well Schott additionally contributes an unique standpoint on feminist ethics, in response to her paintings on battle and rape. This special ebook is equivalent components survey, standpoint, and scholarship--ideal for somebody trying to comprehend the present and destiny function of feminist philosophy.

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Download Reviving Ophelia: Saving the Selves of Adolescent Girls by Mary Pipher PDF

By Mary Pipher

Why are extra American adolescent women prey to melancholy, consuming problems, addictions, and suicide makes an attempt than ever sooner than? in line with Dr. Mary Pipher, a medical psychologist who has taken care of ladies for greater than 20 years, we are living in a look-obsessed, media-saturated, "girl-poisoning" tradition. regardless of the advances of feminism, escalating degrees of sexism and violence--from undervalued intelligence to sexual harassment in common school--cause women to stifle their inventive spirit and normal impulses, which, finally, destroys their vanity. but women usually blame themselves or their households for this "problem without name" rather than the area round them.

Here, for the 1st time, are girls' unmuted voices from front traces of formative years, own and painfully sincere. via laying naked their harsh daily fact, Reviving Ophelia concerns a decision to fingers and gives mom and dad compassion, power, and techniques with which to restore those Ophelias' misplaced experience of self.

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Download Nomadic Subjects by Rosi Braidotti PDF

By Rosi Braidotti

Nomadic matters argues for a brand new form of philosophical pondering, person who would come with the insights of feminism and abandon the hegemonic mode that's conventionally followed in excessive theory.

Braidotti's own, astounding, and vigorous prose insists on an integration of feminism in mainstream discourse. The essays discover difficulties which are critical to present feminist debates together with Western epistemology's relation to the "woman question," feminism and biomedical ethics, eu feminism, and the way American feminists may relate to eu pursuits.

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Download Belonging: A Culture of Place by bell hooks PDF

By bell hooks

• What does it suggest to name a spot domestic?
• who's allowed to join a neighborhood?
• while will we say that we really belong?

These are the various questions of position and belonging that well known cultural critic bell hooks examines in her new booklet, Belonging: A tradition of Place. Traversing earlier and current, Belonging charts a cyclical trip within which hooks strikes from position to put, from kingdom to urban and again back, merely to finish the place she began--her previous Kentucky domestic.

hooks has written provocatively approximately race, gender, and sophistication; and during this ebook she turns her realization to target problems with land and land possession. Reflecting at the undeniable fact that ninety% of all black humans lived within the agrarian South prior to mass migration to northern towns within the early 1900s, she writes approximately black farmers, approximately black people who were dedicated either some time past and within the current to neighborhood meals construction, to being natural, and to discovering solace in nature. obviously, it'd be most unlikely to consider those matters with out pondering the politics of race and sophistication. Reflecting at the racism that maintains to discover expression on the planet of genuine property, she writes approximately segregation in housing and financial racialized zoning. In those serious essays, hooks reveals miraculous connections that hyperlink the surroundings and sustainability to the politics of race and sophistication that stretch a ways past Kentucky.

With attribute perception and honesty, Belonging deals a awesome imaginative and prescient of an international the place all people--wherever they might name home--can stay absolutely and good, the place everybody can belong.

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Download Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature by Donna J. Haraway PDF

By Donna J. Haraway

Initially released: 1991

Simians, Cyborgs and ladies is a strong choice of ten essays written among 1978 and 1989. even supposing at the floor, simians, cyborgs and girls could seem a strange threesome, Haraway describes their profound hyperlink as "creatures" that have had an exceptional destabilizing position in Western evolutionary expertise and biology. all through this e-book, Haraway analyzes bills, narratives, and tales of the production of nature, dwelling organisms, and cyborgs. instantly a social truth and a technology fiction, the cyborg--a hybrid of organism and machine--represents transgressed barriers and excessive fusions of the nature/culture break up. by means of offering an get away from inflexible dualisms, the cyborg exists in a post-gender global, and as such holds significant chances for contemporary feminists. Haraway's fresh publication, Primate Visions, has been known as "outstanding," "original," and "brilliant," through prime students within the box.

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

By Lynne Segal

Publish yr note: First released in 1999

Three a long time after the impressive 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 final century. The Janus face of feminism within the media displays the competing pictures of women's lives at the present time. Feminists themselves carry sharply opposing perspectives at the good fortune or disasters of 3 a long time of women's activism.

Why Feminism? appears to be like 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 family with psychology and psychoanalysis, the increase of recent evolutionary idea, the impression 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 importance of feminist inquiry, laying out possibilities and pitfalls for the century forward.

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Download Answering Back: Girls, Boys, Teachers and Feminism in by Jill Blackmore PDF

By Jill Blackmore

Answering again exposes the volatility of gender reform in lots of assorted faculties and study rooms. It tells tales in pack up and from less than, permitting every person to speak: frightened boys, naughty women, cantankerous academics, pontificating principals and feisty feminists. This ebook demanding situations many sacred rules approximately gender reform in colleges and should shock and unsettle academics and researchers. It attracts on a deep wisdom of gender matters in faculties and of feminist theories, regulations and practices. it really is compelling and provocative interpreting on the cutting edge.

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Download Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women (8th by Janet Shibley Hyde, Nicole Else-Quest PDF

By Janet Shibley Hyde, Nicole Else-Quest

Delivering a transparent, accomplished presentation, part THE HUMAN adventure, 8E provides an authoritative research of classical and the most up-tp-date study from a feminist psychology perspective. It completely examines the stability of cultural and organic similarities--and differences--between the genders, noting how those features could impact problems with equality in addition to how women and men behave towards each other. It offers a powerful starting place for knowing the affects of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, in addition to ideas for considering significantly approximately popular culture as opposed to educational feminism because it pertains to psychology.

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Download I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet by Leora Tanenbaum PDF

By Leora Tanenbaum

The writer of the groundbreaking paintings Slut! explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming within the age of sexting, tweeting, and “liking.” She exhibits that the sexual double general is extra risky than ever sooner than and gives knowledge and techniques for easing its damaging results on younger women’s lives.

Young girls are inspired to precise themselves sexually. but after they do, they're derided as “sluts.” stuck in a double bind of combined sexual messages, younger ladies are careworn. to satisfy the contradictory roles of being horny yet no longer slutty, they carry an “experienced” id on social media-even in the event that they aren't sexually active—while satirically relating themselves and their pals as “sluts.”

But this method can develop into a weapon used opposed to younger women within the fingers of comrades who movement rumors and innuendo—elevating age-old slut-shaming to lethal degrees, with suicide between bullied teenage women turning into more and more universal. Now, Leora Tanenbaum revisits her influential paintings on sexual stereotyping to supply clean perception into the electronic and face-to-face worlds modern younger ladies inhabit. She stocks her new examine, regarding interviews with a variety of teenage women and younger women from numerous backgrounds in addition to mom and dad, educators, and lecturers. Tanenbaum analyzes the coping mechanisms younger ladies presently use and issues them in a brand new course to eliminate slut-shaming for strong.

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