Category «Feminist Theory»

Download E-books Women, States and Nationalism: At Home in the Nation? PDF

Women, States and Nationalism counters this perspective and examines the numerous and contradictory ways that ladies negotiate their areas in 'the nation'. the amount comprises theoretical essays that discover the a number of ways that the very suggestion of 'nation' is predicated upon notions of family members, sexuality and gender energy that are usually missed of downplayed via 'male-stream' scholarship. It gathers jointly a good panel of feminist students and sector stories experts, who, via a sequence of targeted case reviews, examine different matters which include;
*gender and sectarian clash in Northern Ireland
*the paradox of Israeli girls soldiers
*women, civic responsibility and the army within the USA
*the Hindu correct in India
*power, corporation and illustration in Zimbabwe
*political identification and heterosexism.
This well timed quantity is a hugely precious source for college kids and students of Nationalism, Internationalism reviews and Women's experiences.

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Download E-books The Girl with Three Legs: A Memoir PDF

When Soraya Miré was once 13 years previous, the women at the playground could taunt her, asserting she couldn't play with them—not so long as she walked with 3 legs. stressed and harm, she went to her mom, who mysteriously spoke back that the time had come for Soraya to obtain her reward. Miré too quickly discovers the horror of the “gift,” lady genital mutilation (FGM), wherein a tender girl’s fit organs are chopped off not just to make her applicable to a destiny husband but in addition to rein in her “wildness.”

In The woman with 3 Legs, Soraya Miré finds what it capability to develop up in a conventional Somali relations, the place ladies’ and women’s easy human rights are violated every day. A sufferer of FGM and an prepared marriage to an abusive cousin, Miré used to be additionally witness to the instability of Somalia’s political panorama: her father used to be a basic for the army dictator Mohamed Siad Barre, and her relations moved within the internal circles of Somalia’s elite. In her trip to get over the violence performed to her, Miré realizes FGM is the final word baby abuse, a ritual of mutilation passed down from mom to daughter and guarded by way of the observe “culture.”

Miré’s story is a dramatic chronicle of the non-public demanding situations she overcame, a testomony to the empowerment of girls, and a firsthand account of the violent worldwide oppression of girls and ladies. regardless of the horror she skilled, her phrases resonate with wish, humanity, and dignity. Her lifestyles tale is one in all notion and redemption.

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Download E-books The Curious Feminist: Searching for Women in a New Age of Empire PDF

In this selection of full of life essays, Cynthia Enloe makes greater feel of globalization and foreign politics by means of taking a deep and private look at the day-by-day realities in a number of women's lives. She proposes a distinctively feminist interest that starts off with taking girls heavily, specifically in this period of remarkable American effect. this suggests listening conscientiously, digging deep, hard assumptions, and inviting surprises. hearing ladies in Asian sneaker factories, Enloe finds, allows us to convey all the way down to earth the usually summary discussions of the worldwide economic system. Paying shut awareness to Iraqi women's organizing efforts less than army career exposes the fake worldwide supplies made through officers. Enloe additionally turns the beam of her inquiry inward. In a chain of 4 candid interviews and a brand new set of autobiographical items, she displays at the slow improvement of her personal feminist interest. Describing her wartime suburban girlhood and her years at Berkeley, she maps the standard stumbling blocks put on the trail to feminist consciousness—and indicates how these hindrances may be pointed out and overcome.

The Curious Feminist shows how taking ladies heavily additionally demanding situations the typical assumption that masculinities are trivial components in cutting-edge foreign affairs. Enloe explores the workings of masculinity within companies as varied because the American army, a Serbian military, the UN, and Oxfam. A feminist interest unearths all girls worthy pondering, Enloe claims. She means that we pay considerate cognizance to ladies who seem complicit in violence or within the oppression of others, or too cozily wrapped up of their relative privilege to motivate compliment or compassion. Enloe's power, ardour, and incisive wit remove darkness from each one essay. The Curious Feminist is an unique and well timed invitation to examine international politics in a wholly varied way.

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Download E-books Encyclopedia of Russian Women's Movements PDF

A complete source profiling contributors and organisations linked to Russian women's activities from the early nineteenth century to the post-Soviet period. Contributions via nearly fifty authors from the U.S., Russia, Europe, and Canada concentration upon the fight of ladies to alter their society and strengthen their gender pursuits. ladies activists pursued development in academic possibilities, fought for suffrage, validated journals, and sought to rework women's awareness and determine women's stories courses and women's crises facilities. They have been a robust voice opposed to the tsarist regime and the oppression of communism. Their goals have been as various as their thoughts, which ranged from incremental reform, to terrorism, to the institution of women's electoral organizations.

This quantity encompasses a accomplished word list of time period and words and a chronology to assist positioned occasions and advancements into old context. Entries are totally cross-referenced and are through recommended readings. This e-book can be of curiosity to scholars and students of Russian background and politics, women's heritage and gender studies.

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Download E-books Analyzing Oppression (Studies in Feminist Philosophy) PDF

By Ann E. Cudd

Analyzing Oppression provides a brand new, built-in conception of social oppression, which tackles the elemental query that no thought of oppression has satisfactorily spoke back: if there's no traditional hierarchy between people, why are a few instances of oppression so continual? Cudd argues that the reason lies within the coercive co-opting of the oppressed to hitch of their personal oppression. This solution units the level for research in the course of the ebook, because it explores the questions of ways and why the oppressed take part their oppression. Cudd argues that oppression is an institutionally based damage perpetrated on social teams by means of different teams utilizing direct and oblique fabric, monetary, and mental strength. one of the most vital and insidious of the oblique forces is an financial strength that operates via oppressed individuals' personal rational offerings. This strength constitutes the imperative characteristic of study, and the booklet argues that this strength is mainly insidious since it conceals the actual fact of oppression from the oppressed and from others who will be sympathetic to their plight. The oppressed come to think that they endure own failings and this trust seems to absolve society from accountability.
While on Cudd's view oppression is grounded in fabric exploitation and actual deprivation, it can't be lengthy sustained with no corresponding mental forces. Cudd examines the direct and oblique mental forces that generate and maintain oppression. She discusses thoughts that teams have used to withstand oppression and argues that each one people have an ethical accountability to withstand in a roundabout way. within the concluding bankruptcy Cudd proposes an idea of freedom that will be attainable for people in an international that's actively opposing oppression, arguing that freedom for every person is just attainable after we in achieving freedom for all others.

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Download E-books Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms PDF

By Ann Brooks

As soon as visible as synonymous with "anti-feminism" postfeminism i now understood because the theoretical assembly floor among feminism and anti-foundationalist pursuits similar to postmodernism, post-structuralism and post-colonialsm. during this transparent exposition of a few of the key debates, theorists and practitioners, Ann Brooks indicates how feminism is being redefined for the 21st century. person chapters examine postfeminism when it comes to feminist epistemology, Foucault, psychoanalytic concept and semiology postmodernism and postcolonialism, cultural politics, pop culture, movie and media, and sexuality and id For all scholars searching for suggestions during the occasionally murky waters of up to date feminist concept, this e-book wil supply a reassuring first port of name.

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Download E-books Manifesta [10th Anniversary Edition]: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future PDF

By Jennifer Baumgardner, Amy Richards

In the yr 2000, woman tradition was once sincerely ascendant. From Lilith reasonable to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA, it appeared that woman delight used to be the order of the day. but feminism used to be additionally at a crossroads; "girl energy" feminists have been keen about own empowerment on the price of politics, whereas political associations similar to Ms. and NOW had misplaced their skill to talk to a brand new new release. In Manifesta, Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards brilliantly printed the snags in every one feminist hub, the entire whereas proving that those snags had no longer imperiled the way forward for the feminist reason. The booklet went directly to motivate a brand new new release of woman readers, and has turn into a vintage of latest feminist literature.

In the last decade due to the fact that Manifesta was released, the realm has replaced in methods either promising and disheartening for the feminist reason. regardless of significant strides ahead, the salary hole is still substantial; many feminist courses have died; disgrace round abortion has lingered and '90s-style anti-abortion terrorism has reemerged. a number of the issues first raised so bravely in Manifesta remain urgent―namely, why it really is still critical for modern younger ladies to target gender. This 10th anniversary version of Manifesta, whole with up to date again subject, observation from the authors, and a provocative new preface, exhibits why the problems first raised by means of Baumgardner and Richards stay as well timed as ever.

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Download E-books Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology PDF

With the booklet of the guide of variety in Feminist Psychology, the sphere of feminist psychology has completed a brand new intensity; the quantity is a worldly and state of the art compendium that not just describes the nation of the sector, but in addition pushes its obstacles in vital ways."----Sex Roles: A magazine of Research

Critical for all people who find themselves within the box of psychology to possess, consult with, and use. not are variety and gender concerns thought of to be at the outer edge as they as soon as were....one will be remiss in now not contemplating those elements in psychology.

--Florence L. Denmark, PhD (From the Foreword)
Author, Psychology of Women

FINALLY--A selection of paintings that's equipped on a long time, if no longer centuries, of labor from many feminists of colour and our allies! this is often one of many few books that delves deeply into the advanced international of contemplating the human in cultural context, anything psychology is simply [relatively] lately attempting to do. This ebook is a must-have for an individual attracted to feminism OR variety matters. it's a nice instance of feminist multiculturalism and either fields (i.e., feminism and multicultural psychology) may still examine it an instance of the way to merge theoretical orientations in a manner that's becoming for genuine humans. i admire this book!"

--Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Psy.D.

This instruction manual provides a multicultural method of variety in feminist psychology. Provocative and well timed, the textual content comprehensively discusses the state of the art of feminist discourse, overlaying significant issues similar to multicultural feminist thought, gender discrimination, getting older, overall healthiness and remedy, violence and harassment, politics and coverage, and lots more and plenty extra.

The distinct caliber of this ebook is that every contributor brings her personal cultural standpoint, values, and issues to her bankruptcy. designated emphasis is usually given to the intersectionality of minority identities equivalent to race, ethnicity, social category, sexual choice, and different socially built prestige alterations between girls.

Key themes Discussed:

  • Intimate companion violence: views from ethnic teams within the usa
  • Gender-transgressive sexual minorities
  • HIV/AIDS between girls of colour and sexual minority girls
  • Psychological views on older ladies, together with transitions, cognitive functioning, and psychological well-being
  • Ethnicity, disordered consuming, and physique picture
  • Methodological and statistical matters in examine with assorted samples
  • Low-income ladies, girls with disabilities, employees, and immigrants/refugees

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