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Key Concepts in Feminist Theory and Research by Christina Hughes

Key Concepts in Feminist Theory and Research by Christina Hughes

By Christina Hughes

This unique and fascinating textual content explores the middle ideas in feminist idea.

This up to date textual content addresses the results of postmodernism and post-structuralism for feminist theorizing. It identifies the demanding situations of this during the improvement of 'conceptual literacy'. Introducing conceptual literacy as a pedagogic activity, this article enables scholars' knowing of, for example:

- the diversity and shortage of fixity of conceptualizations and meanings of key terms;

- the importance of theoretical framework for conceptualization of key terms;

- The altering nature of language and the reframing of key phrases in learn (eg the hot shift from equality to social justice);

The textual content explores those matters via six key ideas in feminist theorizing: equality; distinction; selection; care; time; and adventure. each one bankruptcy considers the various ways that those phrases were conceptualised and the feminist debates approximately those innovations. each one bankruptcy contains case reviews to demonstrate the applying of those innovations in feminist empirical study, and gives a advisor to extra reading.

This textual content might be a useful instrument for college kids taking classes in feminist idea and examine equipment, and scholars around the social sciences who're taking classes keen on problems with gender.

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Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist by Megan Seely

Fight Like a Girl: How to be a Fearless Feminist by Megan Seely

By Megan Seely

View the Author's site! Seely, the youngest elected president of California's bankruptcy of the nationwide association for ladies, combines her personal tale of third-wave feminism with an summary of the feminist circulation and phrases to lead others. Third-wave feminists are conscious of either the victories gained via previous feminists and the issues of sophistication, race, sexual orientation, and internationalism that needs to nonetheless be triumph over. This publication weaves a deep recognize for the foremothers with common sense dialogue of present hindrances and recommendations for direct motion, leading to a piece that reminds us of what too many activists forget-every revolutionary circulation has an extended heritage, few organizing tips are new, and difficulties has to be understood ahead of they are often solved. Seely contains booklists, time traces, sites, and how-to suggestions that would aid readers over the bridge from her insights to actual international activism. For midsize to bigger public libraries, educational libraries, and all feminist collections.—Library Journal"Want to understand what it skill to be a feminist of the 3rd wave? Megan Seely's struggle Like a woman is the reply; there is adequate info right here to make you indignant and adequate assets to make you an efficient activist.—Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards, co-authors of Manifesta: younger women, Feminism and the longer term "Always enticing, attention-grabbing, and insightful. interesting and likely to interact many younger women!" —Sherrie A. Inness, editor of motion Chicks "The assets, worthy tricks approximately organizing and dealing with the clicking, the quick bios of businesses and tremendous feminists are great!" —Caryn Aviv, co-editor of yankee Queer, Then and Now struggle Like a lady is choked with either info and thought for younger women through a tender lady who is familiar with her stuff. it is a brilliant useful feminist source e-book with an confident angle that claims in transparent language, “You're in command of your existence and this is tips on how to remain that way”. —Gloria Feldt, former president, deliberate Parenthood Federation of the United States and writer of The warfare on selection: The Right-Wing assault on Women's Rights and the way to struggle again struggle Like a woman deals a fearless imaginative and prescient for the way forward for feminism. by means of boldly detailing what's at stake for girls and women this present day, Megan Seely outlines the mandatory steps to accomplish actual political, social and financial fairness for all. Reclaiming feminism for a brand new new release, struggle Like a lady speaks to younger women who embody feminism in substance yet now not unavoidably in identify. With a watch towards what it takes to create real swap, Seely deals a pragmatic advisor for the way to become involved, take motion and salary profitable occasions and campaigns. The e-book is stuffed with invaluable assets for beginner and devoted activists alike, together with such beneficial properties as "How to write down a Press Release," "Guidelines to an exceptional Media Interview," "A Feminist purchasing Guide," and a listing of over a hundred extraordinary Feminist assets, together with organisations, web content, and occasions to wait. each one bankruptcy is filled with principles, either significant and small, for tactics to become involved, get energetic, and make a distinction. Exploring such matters as physique picture and self-acceptance, schooling and empowerment, future health and sexuality, political illustration, financial justice, and violence opposed to girls, struggle Like a woman seems to be on the demanding situations that ladies and women face whereas emphasizing the power that they independently, and jointly, include. Seely delves into the politics of the feminist circulation, exploring either women's heritage and current–day realities with easy-to-follow lists and timelines like these on "Women Who Made a Difference," "Chronology of the U.S. Women's Movement," and "Do's and Don'ts for younger Feminists." a 3rd Wave manifesto in addition to an advent to feminism for a brand new iteration, struggle Like a woman is a strong blueprint for younger women at the present time.

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Feminist teaching in theory and practice: situating power by Becky Ropers-Huilman

Feminist teaching in theory and practice: situating power by Becky Ropers-Huilman

By Becky Ropers-Huilman

By using qualitative equipment and poststructuralist feminist ways, this quantity addresses the a number of elements and views that give a contribution to the various varieties of feminist instructing. Incorporating quite a lot of perspectives in line with conversations and observations with 22 academics, the writer encourages readers to increase their realizing of feminist educating whereas additionally offering feedback for perform. With a spotlight on circumventing present buildings to create new chances for the study room, the textual content examines energy family members, wisdom negotiations, ways to distinction, and language utilization via speech and silence.

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Silence, Feminism, Power: Reflections at the Edges of Sound by Sheena Malhotra, Aimee Carrillo Rowe

Silence, Feminism, Power: Reflections at the Edges of Sound by Sheena Malhotra, Aimee Carrillo Rowe

By Sheena Malhotra, Aimee Carrillo Rowe

An interrogation of the often-unexamined assumption that silence is oppressive, to think about the a number of percentages silence allows. the quantity positive factors varied feminist reflections at the nuanced dating among silence and voice to foreground the artistic, meditative, generative and resistive strength our silences engender.

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Essays on Extinction: Death of the posthuman by Claire Colebrook

Essays on Extinction: Death of the posthuman by Claire Colebrook

By Claire Colebrook

"Death of the PostHuman undertakes a sequence of serious encounters with the legacy of what had become referred to as 'theory,' and its modern supposedly post-human aftermath. There may be no redemptive post-human destiny during which the myopia and anthropocentrism of the species reveals an go out and manages to emerge with ecology and lifestyles. while, what has emerge as referred to as the human - regardless of its normative depth - offers neither starting place nor severe lever within the Anthropocene epoch. demise of the PostHuman argues for a twenty-first century deconstruction of ecological and probably post-human futures."--Publisher's description.

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Gender Myths and Feminist Fables: The Struggle for by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, Ann Whitehead

Gender Myths and Feminist Fables: The Struggle for by Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, Ann Whitehead

By Andrea Cornwall, Elizabeth Harrison, Ann Whitehead

This assortment brings jointly best feminist thinkers who research the struggles for interpretive energy which underlies foreign development.

  • Questions why the insights from years of feminist gender and improvement learn are so usually become ‘gender myths’ and ‘feminist fables’: girls usually tend to deal with the surroundings; are larger at operating jointly; are much less corrupt; have a doubtless endless means to survive
  • Explores how bowdlerized and impoverished representations of gender kinfolk have at the same time emerge as embedded in improvement coverage and practice
  • Traces the ways that language and photographs of improvement are with regards to perform and gives a nuanced account of the politics of data production
  • Argues that struggles for interpretive energy are usually not in simple terms vital for our personal sake, but additionally for the consequences they've got for women’s lives worldwide
  • An knowledgeable research of ways ‘gender’ has been reworked in its move into improvement coverage and the way many authors are actually revisiting and reflecting on their prior work

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Embodying the Monster: Encounters with the Vulnerable Self by Margrit Shildrick

Embodying the Monster: Encounters with the Vulnerable Self by Margrit Shildrick

By Margrit Shildrick

'(A) continuously fascinating and provocative paintings, which deals very much in seven chapters. It marks an cutting edge interdisciplinary method of questions of embodiment and subjectivity' - incapacity and Society 'This is an elegantly written ebook which has, as its major target, to reconsider the belief of distinction within the western imaginary via a attention of 2 subject matters: monsters and the way those have come to outline, yet almost certainly to deconstruct, normality; and the complete inspiration of vulnerability and the susceptible and the level to which this kind of country is one who we all are continuously at risk of coming into … The theoretical and philosophical content material - Derrida, Lacan, Foucault, Irrigaray, Butler, Levinas, and Haraway specifically - including the variety of empirical examples used to demonstrate the arguments, make the publication an amazing one for 3rd point undergraduates and for post-graduates, relatively these learning the sociology of embodiment, feminist idea, serious idea and cultural experiences. Shildrick accomplishes the duty of constructing tricky principles understandable with no lowering them to the simplistic' - Sociology Written by way of some of the most distinctive commentators within the box, this e-book asks why we see a few our bodies as `monstrous' or `vulnerable' and examines what this tells us approximately rules of physically `normality' and physically perfection. Drawing on feminist theories of the physique, biomedical discourse and ancient info, Margrit Shildrick argues that the reaction to the substantial physique has continuously been ambivalent. In attempting to arrange it out of the discourses of normality, we aspect to the impossibility of figuring out a completely built, invulnerable self. She calls upon us to reconsider the significant, now not as an irregular classification, yet as a situation of attractivenes, and demonstrates how this comprises an exploration of relationships among our bodies and embodied selves, and a revising of the phenomenology of the physique.

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Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy by Morwenna Griffiths, Margaret Whitford

Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy by Morwenna Griffiths, Margaret Whitford

By Morwenna Griffiths, Margaret Whitford

"... excellent... specifically insightful are articles on ethics and gender, autonomy and pornography, emotions, and a dependable and democratic epistemology." —Choice

The essays during this publication introduce to American readers the paintings of a bunch of British feminist philosophers, representing either the Continental and the analytic traditions, who argue that philosophy is in pressing desire of a feminist perspective.

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The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression by Shannon Sullivan

The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression by Shannon Sullivan

By Shannon Sullivan

Whereas gender and race frequently are thought of socially built, this ebook argues that they're physiologically constituted in the course of the biopsychosocial results of sexism and racism. which means to be totally profitable, severe philosophy of race and feminist philosophy have to study not just the monetary, felony, political and different kinds of racist and sexism oppression, but additionally their physiological operations. reading a fancy tangle of impacts, feelings, wisdom, and privilege, The body structure of Sexist and Racist Oppression develops an realizing of the human physique whose subconscious conduct are organic. in this account, impact and emotion are completely somatic, now not whatever "mental" or extra-biological layered on best of the physique. additionally they are interpersonal, social, and will be transactionally transmitted among people.

Ranging from the tummy and the intestine to the hips and the guts, from autoimmune illnesses to epigenetic markers, Sullivan demonstrates the gastrointestinal results of sexual abuse that disproportionately have an effect on ladies, frequently manifesting as IBS, Crohn's ailment, or comparable practical problems. She additionally explores the transgenerational results of racism through epigenetic alterations in African American girls, who event a lot greater pre-term delivery premiums than white girls do, and he or she finds the unjust merits for middle well-being skilled by way of white humans because of their racial privilege. eventually, constructing the thought of a physiological remedy that does not prioritize bringing subconscious conduct to wakeful expertise, Sullivan closes with a double-barreled technique for either operating for institutional switch and remodeling biologically subconscious conduct.

The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression skillfully combines feminist and demanding philosophy of race with the organic and future health sciences. the result's a serious body structure of race and gender that provides new recommendations for battling male and white privilege.

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Talking Young Femininities by P. Pichler

Talking Young Femininities by P. Pichler

By P. Pichler

This book explores how 3 teams of women from various backgrounds, together with a prestigious public college, London's East finish and the British Bangladeshi neighborhood, negotiate discursive practices and identities of their spontaneous discuss courting, intercourse, medicinal drugs, marriage, institution and their households and pals.

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