Feminist Theaters in the USA (Gender in Performance) by Charlot Canning

By Charlot Canning

Feminist Theaters within the united states is a clean, informative portrait of a key period in feminist and theater heritage it can be crucial analyzing for feminist scholars, theater historians and theater practitioners. Their persisted circulate ahead can be challenged and enriched by way of this well timed glance again on the trials and accomplishments in their predecessors. Canning interviews over thirty ladies who took half within the dynamic feminist theater of the Nineteen Seventies and Nineteen Eighties. they supply first-hand money owed of the thrill, struggles and ideas which shaped their event. From this starting place Cannning constructs a compelling mix of ancient survey, critique and get together which explores: * The background of the teams and their formation * The politics which formed their paintings * Their equipment and inventive strategies * The productions they dropped at the degree * The reception from critics and audiences

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Fan Girls and the Media: Creating Characters, Consuming by Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

By Adrienne Trier-Bieniek

In the huge spectrum of pop culture, one could be partial to absolutely anything: comedian books, tv exhibits, delusion novels, motion picture franchises, musical artists, and so forth. simply because enthusiasts are fluid and ever-changing, even though, defining them poses a problem. consequently, too few students haven't begun to target the effect of gender in media intake, resulting in a restricted portrait of what female and male fanatics glance for.

In Fan women and the Media: developing Characters, eating Culture, Adrienne Trier-Bieniek has assembled a suite of essays that display the gendered point of fandom and discover the methods various kinds of media problem stereotypical beliefs of the way tradition is ate up. participants research quite a lot of fan issues—from gendered stereotypes within the Star Trek and Twilight franchises to gender roles in Tyler Perry movies and The actual Housewives of Atlanta. different essays examine the feminine comedy fan neighborhood, the allure of avenging-woman characters written by way of males, and using social media by way of ladies within the video-game tradition.

This assortment describes how gender is found in fandom, demonstrating the necessity to strive against the marginalization of lady identities in numerous cultural retailers. Fan ladies and the Media will be of curiosity to an individual learning fandom but additionally scholars and students of sociology, media, and gender studies.

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The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt by Seyla Benhabib

By Seyla Benhabib

Reading the paintings of 1 of the main influential thinkers of the 20 th century, The Reluctant Modernism of Hannah Arendt rereads Arendt's political philosophy in gentle of newly received insights into the historico-cultural history of her paintings. Arguing opposed to the traditional interpretation of Hannah Arendt as an anti-modernist lover of the Greek polis, writer Seyla Benhabib contends that Arendt's suggestion emerges out of a double legacy: German Existenz philosophy, relatively the concept of Martin Heidegger, and her reviews as a German-Jewess within the age of totalitarianism. this significant quantity reconsiders Arendt's conception of modernity, her proposal of the general public sphere, her contrast among the social and the political, her thought of totalitarianism, and her critique of the trendy kingdom country, together with her lifestyles lengthy involvement with Jewish and Israeli politics.

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Worlds of Knowing: Global Feminist Epistemologies by Jane Duran

By Jane Duran

Jane Duran's Worlds of understanding starts to fill a big hole within the literature of feminist epistemology: a wide-ranging, cross-cultural primer on worldviews and epistemologies of assorted cultures and their appropriations by way of indigenous feminist hobbies in these cultures. it's the a lot wanted epistemological counterpart to paintings on cross-cultural feminist social and political philosophy. This venture is admittedly breath-taking in scope, but a plausible learn for a person with a few history in feminist conception, heritage, or anthropology. Duran attracts many comparisons and connections to Western philosophical and feminist principles, but avoids facile or imperialistic over-universalization. Her e-book is strong, entire, and courageous. it's going to end up an vastly resource for students in women's experiences, philosophy, anthropology, non secular reviews and historical past.

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The Redivision of Labor: Women and Economic Choice in Four by Laurel Bossen

By Laurel Bossen

How does financial improvement impact ladies in Latin the US? This paintings examines the several ways in which monetary and social kin among the sexes are redefined in Guatemala as capitalist enlargement transforms the kingdom. An strange and wealthy mixture of fieldwork in 4 groups supplemented by means of national-level info exhibits there are significant alterations within the sexual department of work in 4 significant segments of Guatemalan society: the Maya peasantry, the plantations, the city bad, and the center type. with out wasting sight of the position of every neighborhood in the nationwide economic system, neighborhood financial and social thoughts are defined to teach how monetary swap alters women’s prestige relative to men’s. The remedy of those transformations is going past quantitative summaries to incorporate lifestyles histories illustrating the complicated offerings ladies make and their adaptive innovations. the significance of cultural, classification, and neighborhood transformations are delivered to endure at the interpretation of alternative styles of male-female kin, whereas area people diversifications are set opposed to the bigger historical past of capitalist growth in Latin the United States. This e-book presents a special contribution to the literature of Mesoamerican groups in that it redresses the imbalance in community-level assurance of women’s monetary and social place in the Maya inhabitants, and it presents info on various kinds of groups that experience scarcely been coated through anthropologists operating in Mesoamerica. The comparative fabric on Maya and Ladino, rural and concrete, and the terrible and the elite is used to develop the theoretical figuring out of the altering motives of women’s subordination within the 3rd international. Rejecting traditional factors of machismo and conventional tradition as reason behind male dominance, this paintings explores the multi-faceted results of the bigger capitalist process on sexual stratification.

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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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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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