Theorizing Patriarchy by Sylvia Walby

By Sylvia Walby

Sylvia Walby presents an outline of contemporary theoretical debates - Marxism, radical and liberal feminism, post-structuralism and twin platforms concept. She indicates how every one will be utilized to a number of significant issues from paid paintings, house responsibilities and the country, to tradition, sexuality and violence, counting on the main updated empirical findings. Arguing that patriarchy has been vigorously adaptable to the alterations in women's place, and that a few of women's hard-won social profits were reworked into new traps, Walby proposes a mixture of sophistication research with radical feminist idea to give an explanation for gender kinfolk by way of either patriarchal and capitalist constitution.

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August Strindberg: Selected Essays by August Strindberg

By August Strindberg

This can be the 1st absolutely edited translation of a sequence of essays via the nice Swedish dramatist August Strindberg. The essays, edited and translated by way of Michael Robinson, were chosen for the sunshine they shed, either without delay and in some way, on Strindberg's contribution to the ecu theater, first in such masterpieces of mental realism because the Father and omit Julie, and therefore in these works, together with A Dream Play and The Ghost Sonata, with which he principally confirmed a foundation for theatrical modernism.

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Critical Plays: Embodied Research for Social Change by Anne Harris

By Anne Harris

Serious performs is the systematic learn of 1 (fictional) school room tradition populated by way of six scholars and their professors, imaginatively conceived from interviews, adventure, remark and thematic research. This play-as-research-text goals to supply an come across either inventive and scholarly for readers. The characters who populate it are drawn from the authors' reviews as researchers, lecturers, and function makers and are available from the fields of future health, functionality reviews, schooling and management experiences. this article is a must-read for qualitative researchers and scholars of health and wellbeing sciences, communications, interdisciplinary ethnography, rhetoric, schooling, sociology, drama and theatre arts. this article highlights new methodological pathways in a rapidly-evolving worldwide learn panorama. It additionally poses severe questions about schooling, identification and creativity that readers can examine. Written with humor and keenness, scholars will get pleasure from studying excerpts aloud at school, or on their lonesome. This play will be learn or played merely for excitement, or used as a category textual content in classes that handle qualitative study equipment, functionality reports, schooling, instructor education, pedagogy and curriculum, arts-informed inquiry and learn ethics.

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Feminism's New Age: Gender, Appropriation, and the Afterlife by Karlyn Crowley

By Karlyn Crowley

Explores the dating among feminism and New Age culture.

Crystals, Reiki, Tarot, goddess worship—why do those New Age tokens and practices seize the mind's eye of so many ladies? How has New Age tradition turn into much more beautiful than feminism? And are the 2 together unique? via analyzing New Age practices from macrobiotics to goddess worship to local rituals, Feminism’s New Age seeks to reply to those questions via interpreting white women’s participation during this highly well known non secular move. whereas such a lot feminist techniques to the hot Age phenomenon have easily pushed aside its adherents for his or her politically challenging racial appropriation practices, Karlyn Crowley appears to be like truthfully on the political shortcomings of latest Age ideals and practices whereas concurrently reckoning with the affective, political, and cultural motivations that have caused New Age women’s person and collective spiritualities. New Age spirituality is in truth the dynamic outgrowth of a long-standing culture of women’s social and political strength expressed via non secular writings, artwork, and public discourse, and is essential to knowing modern women’s heritage and religion’s position in glossy American tradition alike. Crowley bargains a brand new and provocative evaluate of the importance of the hot Age move, noticeable via a feminist and significant race experiences lens.

“This is a crucial, provocative, and well timed ebook. As a feminist theorist really involved approximately persisted white hegemony, i discovered myself usually at the same time pissed off and excited about this publication. i feel that my very own reaction to it's a degree of either the importance of the subject and the author’s good fortune at her selected project.” — Agnes B. Curry, coeditor of Karol Wojtyla’s Philosophical Legacy

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Feminist Constitutionalism: global perspectives by Beverley Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez, Tsvi Kahana

By Beverley Baines, Daphne Barak-Erez, Tsvi Kahana

Constitutionalism affirms the concept that democracy are usually not bring about the violation of human rights or the oppression of minorities. This ebook goals to discover the connection among constitutional legislation and feminism. The participants supply a spectrum of ways and the research is determined throughout a variety of issues, together with either regularly occurring ones like reproductive rights and marital prestige, and rising concerns corresponding to a brand new societal method of family hard work and participation of girls in constitutional discussions on-line. The e-book is split into six elements: I) feminism as a problem to constitutional idea; II) feminism and judging; III) feminism, democracy, and political participation; IV) the constitutionalism of reproductive rights; V) women's rights, multiculturalism, and variety; and VI) girls among secularism and faith.

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Making Feminist Sense of the Global Justice Movement by Catherine Eschle

By Catherine Eschle

In contemporary years, the worldwide justice circulation has grabbed headlines and reshaped political imaginations around the globe. unusually, although, feminism is basically absent from debts of the movement—despite the truth that feminists are broadly concerned at the flooring. Addressing this important hole within the literature, Eschle and Maiguashca shine a strong gentle on what they time period "feminist antiglobalization activism." Drawing on their fieldwork on the international Social discussion board and eu Social discussion board, 2003–2005, they start by way of outlining the important function of feminist antiglobalization activism in discussion board techniques and occasions whereas additionally emphasizing its variety. The authors then hint the origins of this activism, the opinions and aspirations of these concerned, their political practices past the discussion board, and their efforts to forge a feeling of cohesion between themselves and with others. Taking feminism heavily, Eschle and Maiguashca finish, issues us towards a richer and extra theoretically nuanced realizing of the worldwide justice circulation and its fight to create different attainable worlds. Their booklet therefore deals very important insights not just for feminists, but additionally for all these attracted to modern social activities and in worldwide governance and resistance.

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The Political Geographies of Pregnancy by Laura R. Woliver

By Laura R. Woliver

Being pregnant certainly occurs inside a woman's physique. yet as reproductive energy unearths its approach into the arms of doctors, lobbyists, and policymakers, the geographies of being pregnant are moving, and the limits have to be redrawn, argues Laura R. Woliver. The Political Geographies of being pregnant is a lively research of the methods glossy reproductive politics are formed through long-standing debates on abortion and adoption, surrogacy preparations, new reproductive applied sciences, clinical surveillance, and the mapping of the human genome.

Across a politically charged backdrop of reproductive concerns, Woliver exposes innovations that declare to uphold the easiest pursuits of kids, households, and ladies yet actually complicate women's struggles to have keep watch over over their very own our bodies. using feminist perspective conception and selling a feminist ethic of care, Woliver appears at abortion politics, sleek adoption legislation that cater to male-headed households, rules that let the kingdom to observe pregnant ladies yet now not constantly offer deal with them, and the facility constructions at the back of the probably benign international of egg-selling and surrogate parenting. She additionally considers the possibly awesome political implications of mapping the human genome, and the exclusion of women's views in discussions approximately laws and developments in reproductive applied sciences.

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