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Autonomy, Gender, Politics (Studies in Feminist Philosophy) by Marilyn Friedman

Autonomy, Gender, Politics (Studies in Feminist Philosophy) by Marilyn Friedman

By Marilyn Friedman

Girls have traditionally been avoided from dwelling autonomously by means of systematic injustice, subordination, and oppression. The lingering results of those practices have caused many feminists to view autonomy with suspicion. the following, Marilyn Friedman defends definitely the right of feminist autonomy. In her eyes, habit is self reliant if it accords with the wishes, cares, values, or commitments that the actor has reaffirmed and is ready to maintain within the face of competition. through her account, autonomy is socially grounded but additionally individualizing and infrequently socially disruptive, features that may be finally constructive for ladies. Friedman applies the concept that of autonomy to domain names of specific curiosity to ladies. She defends the significance of autonomy in romantic love, considers how social associations should still reply to ladies who decide to stay in abusive relationships, and argues that liberal societies should still tolerate minority cultural practices that violate women's rights as long as the ladies in query have selected autonomously to reside in response to these practices.

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Making Connections: Women's Studies, Women's Movements, by Mary Kennedy, Cathy Lubelska, Val Walsh

Making Connections: Women's Studies, Women's Movements, by Mary Kennedy, Cathy Lubelska, Val Walsh

By Mary Kennedy, Cathy Lubelska, Val Walsh

This assortment brings jointly contributions which tackle concerns and debates inside of modern women's experiences and feminism. the diversity of feminist views which emerge from those papers exhibit the level to which the variations of women's reports proceed to reshape feminist wisdom and politics. A recurrent topic is the best way to paintings with those diversitites, and the way to make connections which don't recreate hierarchies or oppressive practices, which privilege the stories and goals of a few ladies over these of others. The contributions right here, from inside and out the academy, supply expression to the multiplicity of feminist voices which tell the tutorial and political improvement of women's experiences within the Nineteen Nineties.

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Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency by Diana Tietjens Meyers

Gender in the Mirror: Cultural Imagery and Women's Agency by Diana Tietjens Meyers

By Diana Tietjens Meyers

How do patriarchal representations of gender influence on women's lives? What approximately their results on men's attitudes towards ladies? How can the deleterious results of this adverse cultural surroundings be triumph over? those are the primary questions Gender within the Mirror poses. Culturally time-honored imagery of female sexuality, good looks, and motherhood worms its method into women's subjectivity and organization. by means of supplying authoritative language within which girls describe themselves and venture their lives into the long run, this imagery constrains their self-determination. by means of reinforcing sexism in males, it undermines women's equality and jeopardizes feminist earnings. Resisting those pernicious affects calls for own in addition to cultural switch. ladies have to collect self-reading and self-direction abilities that permit them to articulate their wishes of their personal phrases and to enact their very own lifestyles tales. Gender within the Mirror defends a idea of self-determination that is smart of women's capability to discover their very own voices and rewrite their self-narratives. yet feminist targets can't be met except patriarchal cultural contexts are reconfigured -- until emancipatory gender imagery supplants patriarchal representations of womanhood. Gender in the Mirror proposes substitute imagery of female sexuality, good looks, and motherhood and advances an account of feminist discursive politics that takes at the problem of neutralizing patriarchal imagery.

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Goffman's Legacy by Javier A. Treviño (Ed.)

Goffman's Legacy by Javier A. Treviño (Ed.)

By Javier A. Treviño (Ed.)

Erving Goffman (1922-82) used to be arguably probably the most influential American sociologists of the 20th century. A prepared observer of the interplay order of daily life, Goffman's books, that have offered within the millions, stay largely learn and his options have completely entered the sociology lexicon. This quantity contains twelve unique essays, all written via admired Goffman students, that seriously determine Goffman's many contributions to varied parts of research, together with functionalism, social psychology, ethnomethodology, and feminist thought.

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The Hysterical Male: New Feminist Theory by Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker

The Hysterical Male: New Feminist Theory by Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker

By Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker

The Hysterical Male is designed as a thematically focussed exploration of gender politics within the Nineties. Initiated as a better half quantity to physique Invaders it offers an extreme, provocative and artistic theorization of feminism below the failing signal of male hystericization.

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Development in an insecure and gendered world : the by Jacqueline Leckie

Development in an insecure and gendered world : the by Jacqueline Leckie

By Jacqueline Leckie

The Millennium announcement was once followed via the United countries basic meeting in 2000 and particular goals have been set to get rid of key difficulties in human improvement through 2015. This assortment focuses in particular at the objectives in terms of gender matters which are complicated for girls. the main correct and contentious is that of selling gender equality and empowering ladies. The booklet presents an outline of this and investigates literature that considers how gender is imperative to reaching the opposite targets. The members distinctively think of gender within the context of human protection (or insecurity); the aid and removing of clash would appear to be relevant to reaching ambitions. one of many significant topics of this assortment is whether or not gender lack of confidence has been exacerbated in an more and more insecure international. The booklet considers not just army and civilian clash within the modern period but in addition protection within the broader feel of human improvement, reminiscent of environmental, reproductive and financial protection.

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The Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place in by Glenna Matthews

The Rise of Public Woman: Woman's Power and Woman's Place in by Glenna Matthews

By Glenna Matthews

This richly woven historical past levels from the 17th century to the current because it masterfully strains the circulation of yank ladies out of the house and into the general public sphere. Matthews examines the innovative conflict interval, whilst girls exercised political energy in the course of the boycott of loved ones items and Elizabeth Freeman effectively sued for freedom from enslavement in a single of the 2 instances that ended slavery in Massachusetts. She follows the growth of the rustic west, the place a constructing frontier attracted robust, imaginitive ladies, and into the transforming into towns, the place ladies entered public lifestyles via employment in factories and workplaces. Matthews illuminates the contributions of such impressive Civil conflict ladies as Mary Ann "Mother" Bickerdyke, who supervised a livestock force down the banks of the Mississippi in order that squaddies might have clean milk; Clara Barton, whose humanitarian paintings on behalf of the overseas crimson go led her to develop into the 1st American girl to function reliable consultant of the government; and Sojourner fact, the impassioned black orator who committed herself to emancipation. And Matthews brings the narrative to the Nineteen Seventies, detailing the transforming into presence of ladies in American politics--from the suffrage marches of the early 20th century, to the brave stands girls took through the civil rights circulate of the Nineteen Sixties. a desirable and perceptive examine ladies all through our heritage, the increase of Public lady deals a major viewpoint at the altering public function of ladies within the usa.

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Queer Voices: Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical Flaw by F. Jarman-Ivens

Queer Voices: Technologies, Vocalities, and the Musical Flaw by F. Jarman-Ivens

By F. Jarman-Ivens

Queer Voices units out either to queer the musicological and to make queer audible, arguing that the voice, rather the making a song voice, opens up a richly queer area. utilizing case experiences from varied repertoires, the e-book demonstrates how queer emerges quite audibly while the voice is heard to have interaction with numerous applied sciences: the exterior applied sciences of track performances and recordings, applied sciences of strength, or the inner applied sciences of vocal construction itself.

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Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique by Sally Haslanger

Resisting Reality: Social Construction and Social Critique by Sally Haslanger

By Sally Haslanger

Modern theorists use the time period "social building" with the purpose of revealing how what is purportedly "natural" is frequently at the least in part social and, extra in particular, how this overlaying of the social is politically major. In those formerly released essays, Sally Haslanger attracts on insights from feminist and important race idea to discover and strengthen the concept gender and race are positions inside a constitution of social kin. in this interpretation, the purpose of claiming that gender and race are socially developed isn't really to make a causal declare in regards to the origins of our suggestions of gender and race, or to take a stand within the nature/nurture debate, yet to find those different types inside a realist social ontology. this can be politically very important, for through theorizing how gender and race healthy inside various buildings of social kinfolk we're larger in a position to establish and wrestle different types of systematic injustice.

Although the vital essays of the ebook concentrate on a severe social realism approximately gender and race, those debts functionality as case reviews for a broader severe social realism. To increase this broader strategy, a number of essays provide transformed notions of ideology, perform, and social constitution, drawing on fresh study in sociology and social psychology. Ideology, at the proposed view, is a comparatively sturdy set of shared inclinations to reply to the realm, frequently in ways in which additionally form the realm to rouse these very inclinations. This looping of our tendencies throughout the fabric global permits the social to seem average.

Additional essays within the booklet situate this method of social phenomena with regards to philosophical method, and to express debates in metaphysics, epistemology, and philosophy of language. The ebook as a complete explores the interface among analytic philosophy and important thought.

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