Archive For The “Feminist Theory” Category
By Nancy Tuana
"... considerate opinions of the myriad concerns among ladies and science." -- Belles Lettres"Outstanding choice of essays that increase the basic questions of gender in what we've been taught are aim sciences." -- WATERwheel"... all the articles are good written, informative, and convincing. Admirable editorial paintings makes this anthology strangely valuable for students and students... hugely recommended... " -- ChoiceQuestioning the objectivity of medical inquiry, this quantity addresses the scope of gender bias in technological know-how. The participants study the ways that technology is stricken by and reinforces sexist biases. The essays exhibit technology to be a cultural establishment, dependent through the political, social, and fiscal values of the tradition in which it truly is practiced.
By Roger Célestin, Eliane DalMolin, Isabelle de Courtivron
This quantity, a set of essays by means of a couple of high-profile personalities operating in philosophy, literature, sociology, cinema, theatre, journalism, and politics, covers a host a of modern and an important advancements within the box of French Feminisms that experience made a reassessment invaluable. past French Feminisms proposes to reply to the query: what's new in French Feminism at the start of the twenty-first century? The essays mirror the shift from the theoretical and philosophical ways that characterised feminism two decades in the past, to the extra social and political questions of this present day. issues contain: the 'parité' and PACS debates, the France-USA discussion, the 'multicultural' concerns, and the recent tendencies in literature and movie by means of women.
By Edith Sizoo
Women's Lifeworlds explores the range and complexity of women's perceptions and reactions to their very own 'lifeworlds' of their personal phrases. studying the altering which means of 'place' in women's lives over the years and throughout area, this booklet questions how ladies face, negotiate and form the social house in their setting. enticing own narratives are provided through fifteen girls of assorted age teams, from varied cultural, spiritual, social and geographical backgrounds, from Mexican flesh presser, Muslim psychiatrist, Finnish housewife to Indian guru and African rural lady. Writing concerning the lives in their grandmothers, moms, themselves, their daughters or different shut lady kinfolk, the authors of those lifestyles narratives go generational and cultural divides and proportion perceptions with one another. This special inter-generational process presents an enticing problem to the generalised assumptions of the way ladies in a variety of old and cultural contexts consider approximately womanhood, existence, society, tradition and faith.
By Dorothy E. Smith
Favourite sociologist Dorothy Smith outlines a mode of inquiry that makes use of daily adventure as a lens to ascertain social family members and social associations. desirous about articulating an inclusive sociology that is going past having a look at a selected crew of individuals from the indifferent perspective of the researcher, it is a approach to inquiry for humans, incorporating the expert's learn and language into daily adventure to check social family and associations. The e-book starts off by means of interpreting the rules of institutional ethnography in women's events, differentiating it from different comparable sociologies; the second one half deals an ontology of the social; and the 3rd illustrates this ontology via an array of institutional ethnography examples. this can be a foundational textual content for sessions in sociology, ethnography, and women's stories.
By Margaret D. Kamitsuka
Within the early years of contesting patriarchy within the academy and non secular associations, feminist theology frequently offered itself as a unified entrance, a sisterhood. The time period "feminist theology," notwithstanding, is deceptive. It indicates a novel feminist objective pushed by way of a unified woman cultural id that struggles as a cohesive complete opposed to patriarchal dominance. Upon nearer inspection, the voice of feminist theology is in reality a refrain of diverging views, every one educated by means of quite a few person and communal reviews, and an embattled scholarly box, marked by way of the results of privilege and tool imbalances. This complexity increases an immense query: How can feminist theologians appreciate the irreducible range of women's studies and unmask entrenched kinds of privilege in feminist theological discourse?In Feminist Theology and the problem of distinction, Margaret D. Kamitsuka urges the feminist theological group to check seriously its so much deeply held commitments, assumptions, and goals-especially these of feminist theologians writing from positions of privilege as white or heterosexual girls. targeting women's event as portrayed in literature, biblical narrative, and ethnographic writing, Kamitsuka examines the assumptions of feminist theology concerning race and sexuality. She proposes theoretical instruments that feminist theologians can hire to spot and optimistically keep away from the imposition of racial or sexual hegemony, hence delivering necessary complexity to the movement's identification, and eventually contributing to present and destiny Christian theological issues.Blending poststructuralist and postcolonial theoretical assets with feminist and queer matters, Feminist Theology and the problem of distinction makes positive theological proposals, starting from sin to christology. The textual content calls feminist theologians to a extra rigorous self-critical method as they proceed to form the altering face of Christian theological discourse.
By Joan C. Callahan
"Scholars already saturated with ethical remark on new reproductive preparations are in for a stimulating shock. For, this quantity breaks new floor, scrutinizing their impression at a extra penetrating point and difficult the phrases of the dominant debate.... it's going to set a regular for extra paintings and obtain the eye of mainstream thinkers and coverage makers that it so richly deserves." -- Human Studies"... a important contribution to the literature in a big and swiftly evolving zone of legislations and utilized ethics." -- Ethics"... nearly each essay is thought-provoking and well-informed, and jointly they handle simply the themes you would are looking to see lined -- in addition to a couple of you may no longer have idea of." -- clinical Humanities Review"... super attention-grabbing studying for all people who find themselves excited by, or desire to understand extra approximately, the ethical, social and coverage effects of recent reproductive technologies." -- Biosocial Science"This thought-provoking selection of essays addresses ethical and criminal questions revolving round glossy human reproduction.... a useful source for any relations legislations practitioner." -- The Women's Advocate"Editor Callahan provides a desirable examine the evidence, aspects, and felony results of contemporary expertise on reproduction.... a piece that gives perception on all concerns relating reproduction." -- Choice"[The publication] is a worthy contribution to the literature in an immense evolving zone of legislation and utilized ethics." -- Ethics"... monitors the richness of feminist scholarship. It issues the best way for a fuller appreciation of the numerous voices of feminist analyses in lots of different areas." -- magazine of health and wellbeing Politics, coverage and Law"... a complete, compelling and punctiliously researched quantity. this can be utilized feminist ethics at its very notable best." -- magazine of clinical EthicsEssays tackle ethical and felony quandaries regarding human replica, including to the feminist size of the public dialogue of those matters, together with: new complexities in birth control and abortion applied sciences; frozen embryos, unwed fathers, and the felony definition of parenthood; and using fetal tissue.
By Margaret Sanger
Are overburdened moms justified of their appeals for contraceptives or abortions?... Will anyone... dare to assert to those girls that they need to pass on bringing helpless teenagers in to the area to percentage their misery?... to assert to those ladies that they need to proceed their helpless breeding of the helpless is silly brutality. -from "Avoiding Childbirth" An iconic determine within the struggle for reproductive rights for girls in the US, Margaret Sanger was once a strong voice within the early years of the 20 th century. This 1920 ebook is Sanger's cry for the legalization of contraception and the schooling of ladies approximately their very own our bodies. With a fiery ardour, she discusses: .women's fight for freedom .the wickedness of constructing huge households .contraceptives or abortion? .legislating woman's morals .and extra. a big list of the beginnings of the feminism within the sleek period, Sanger's phrases stay important and precious at a time while women's regulate over their our bodies remains to be challenged. American activist MARGARET HIGGINS SANGER (1879-1966) was once an early suggest of contraception; she served as president of the overseas deliberate Parenthood Federation from 1952 to 1959. She additionally wrote Happiness in Marriage (1926) and her autobiography (1938). [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
By Sandra Lipsitz Bem
During this ebook a number one theorist on intercourse and gender discusses how hidden assumptions embedded in our cultural discourses, social associations, and person psyches perpetuate male energy and oppress ladies and sexual minorities. Sandra Lipsitz Bem argues that those assumptions, which she calls the lenses of gender, form not just perceptions of social truth but in addition the extra fabric issues - like unequal pay and insufficient daycare - that represent social fact itself. Her penetrating and articulate exam of those hidden cultural lenses allows us to examine them instead of via them and to higher comprehend contemporary debates on gender and sexuality. in line with Bem, the 1st lens, androcentrism (male-centredness), defines men and male event as a regular or norm and ladies and feminine event as a deviation from that norm. the second one lens, gender polarization, superimposes male-female ameliorations on almost each element of human adventure, from modes of gown and social roles to methods of expressing emotion and sexual wish. The 3rd lens, organic essentialism, rationalizes and legitimizes the opposite lenses via treating them because the inevitable outcomes of the intrinsic organic natures of ladies and males. After illustrating the pervasiveness of those 3 lenses in either old and modern discourses of Western tradition, Bem offers her personal conception of the way the person both acquires cultural gender lenses and constructs a traditional gender identification or resists cultural lenses and constructs that we needs to reframe the talk on sexual inequality in order that it focuses not just at the ameliorations among women and men yet on how male-centred discourses and associations rework male-female distinction into lady drawback.
By Michael Levin
Combining philosophical rigor with exact wisdom of a variety of matters, Michael Levin offers an intensive exam of feminism as either a concept and as a generator of social coverage. His e-book presents a much-needed counterweight to uncritical feminist scholarship time-honored in loads social technological know-how writing.
Levin argues that feminists deny that innate intercourse ameliorations have something to do with the elemental constitution of society. He exhibits how this denial leads feminists to interpret observable alterations among female and male roles because the results of discrimination and restrictive social conditioning instead of because the loose expression of easy personal tastes. Levin concludes that feminist proposals for remedying this imaginary oppression systematically thwart person liberty.
The first chapters of Feminism and Freedom show the clash among feminist ideology and up to date advancements in anthropology, neurology, baby psychology and behavioral genetics, in addition to simple ideas of clinical strategy. the writer then strikes to a wide-ranging dialogue of affirmative motion, related worthy, and the effect of feminism on schooling, army manpower coverage, language, relations existence and sports—showing in every one case how feminist rules run counter to classical liberalism. Written in a full of life, tough, and available sort, as debatable because it is well timed, Feminism and Freedom is needs to examining for somebody attracted to knowing society and keeping liberty.
By Cynthia Cockburn
How are males responding to feminism? specifically, at paintings facing the problem to their strength and privilege represented via confident motion for intercourse equality? The Nineteen Eighties observed many firms, from significant businesses to left-wing neighborhood councils, take motion to enhance women's probabilities. The learn on which this publication relies evaluates the a part of males within the equality technique. the writer demonstrates the social mechanisms by which women's aspirations for switch are thwarted and attracts classes from event for feminist activism in companies within the Nineties. '...an very important and invaluable contribution to the examine of corporations, to an research of gendered social techniques, and to people who actively stay dedicated to making a greater international for women.' Jalna Hanmer, occasions greater schooling complement. '...an engrossing learn of resistance to the implementation of equality rules in numerous forms of organizations.'Elizabeth Meehan, Queen's college, Belfast '...the publication has the triple virtues of accelerating really good wisdom, compelling the eye of readers as a rule attracted to politics and society and being relocating for all who're serious about human dignity'. Elizabeth Meehan, Queen's collage, Belfast '...essential examining for somebody attracted to organisational improvement usually and equivalent possibilities specifically. hugely recommended...' - administration schooling and improvement