Archive For The “Feminist Theory” Category
By Caroline Ramazanoglu
Feminism and the Contradictions of Oppression is a penetrating and complete learn of the improvement of feminism during the last thirty years. the 1st a part of this significant new textbook examines feminist thought and feminist political approach. the second one part examines how contradictions of sophistication, race, culture and sexuality divide ladies. the ultimate half explores methods out of the deadlock. This level-headed and tough booklet is among the such a lot awesome contributions to feminism in recent times.
By Dorota M. Dutsch
As literature written in Latin has virtually no lady authors, we're depending on male writers for a few realizing of ways ladies could have spoken. Plautus (3rd to 2d century BCE) and Terence (2nd century BCE) continuously write specific linguistic gains into the traces spoken by way of their girl characters: endearments, smooth speech, and incoherent concentrate on quite a few small difficulties. Dorota M. Dutsch describes the development of this female idiom and asks no matter if it's going to be regarded as proof of the way Roman ladies truly spoke.
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By Mary K. Trigg
With suffrage secured in 1920, feminists confronted the problem of ways to maintain their momentum going. because the heart of the move shrank, a small, self-appointed forefront of “modern” ladies carried the reason ahead in existence and paintings. Feminism as Life’s paintings profiles 4 of those ladies: the writer Inez Haynes Irwin, the historian Mary Ritter Beard, the activist Doris Stevens, and Lorine Pruette, a psychologist. Their life-stories, advised the following in complete for the 1st time, include the alterations of the 1st 4 many years of the 20th century—and complicate what we all know of the period.
Through those women’s intertwined tales, Mary Trigg lines the altering nature of the women’s flow throughout turbulent a long time lease by means of international warfare, revolution, worldwide melancholy, and the increase of fascism. Criticizing the normal department of feminist activism as a sequence of historic waves, Trigg exposes how Irwin, Beard, Stevens, and Pruette helped push the U.S. feminist circulate to victory and persisted to propel it ahead from the Nineteen Twenties to the Sixties, many years now not incorporated within the “wave” version. At a time extensively considered because the “doldrums” of feminism, the ladies during this e-book have been in reality taking the reason to new websites: the nationwide Women’s celebration; sexuality and family members with males; marriage; and paintings and monetary independence. of their utopian efforts to reshape paintings, sexual relatives, and marriage, glossy feminists ran headlong into the tough realities of male energy, the sexual double typical, the calls for of motherhood, and gendered social structures.
In Feminism as Life’s paintings, Irwin, Beard, Stevens, and Pruette end up the heirs of the suffrage flow, guardians of an extended feminist culture, and catalysts of the assumption in equality and distinction. Theirs is a narrative of braveness, software, and perseverance—a tale that revisits the “bleak and lonely years” of the U.S. women’s circulate and emerges with a clean viewpoint of the historical past of this pivotal period.
By Sharon Jacob
This publication makes an attempt to learn the nature of Mary within the infancy narratives of Luke and Matthew along the lives of reviews of the Indian surrogate mom residing a postcolonial India. examining Mary via those lenses is helping us see this mom and her activities in a extra ambivalent mild, as a mom whose love is either violent and altruistic.
By Rebecca Munford
Whilst the time period “postfeminism” entered the media lexicon within the Nineteen Nineties, it was once frequently followed by means of breathless headlines concerning the “death of feminism.” these experiences of feminism’s demise could have been tremendously exaggerated, and but modern pop culture frequently evokes a global within which feminism had by no means even been born, a fictional universe full of suburban Stepford other halves, maniacal profession girls, beautiful amnesiacs, and different specimens of unfashionable femininity.
In Feminism and pop culture, Rebecca Munford and Melanie Waters contemplate why the twenty-first century media panorama is so haunted via the ghosts of those conventional figures that feminism in a different way laid to relaxation. Why, over fifty years given that Betty Friedan’s critique, does the female mystique exert this sort of powerful spectral presence, and the way has it been reimagined to talk to the worries of a postfeminist viewers?
To solution those questions, Munford and Waters draw from a wealthy array of examples from modern movie, fiction, song, and tv, from the shadowy cityscapes of native land to the haunted homes of yankee Horror tale. along this entire research of today’s pop culture, they provide a bright portrait of feminism’s social and highbrow historical past, in addition to an cutting edge software of Jacques Derrida’s theories of “hauntology.” Feminism and pop culture therefore not just considers how modern media is being visited via the ghosts of feminism’s earlier, it increases important questions about what this suggests for feminism’s destiny.
By Nancy A. Matthews
Public pondering sexual attack over the past 20 years has replaced dramatically for the higher. Activists in rape predicament facilities can declare a feminist good fortune tale, yet now not continuously as they'd pick out. via her examine of six rape predicament facilities in la, Nancy Matthews exhibits how the nation has inspired rape problem paintings through aiding the healing points of the anti-rape movement's schedule, and pushing feminist rape difficulty facilities in the direction of traditional frameworks of social provider provision, whereas ignoring the feminist political time table of reworking gender relatives and fighting rape.
By The Social Justice Group
What position does conception play in academia this present day? How can feminist idea be made extra suitable to the very actual struggles undertaken by way of girls of all professions, races, and sexual orientation? How can it's directed into more suitable social activism, and the way is concept itself a kind of perform? Feminist concept and political activism desire not—indeed cannot—be distinctive and alienated from each other. To reconcile the gulf among observe and deed, scholar-activists from a extensive variety of disciplines have come jointly the following to discover the ways that perform and idea intersect and have interaction. The authors argue opposed to overly summary and esoteric theorizing that fails its personal checks of accountable political perform and recommend replacement tools during which to appreciate feminist matters and achieve feminist targets. additionally they learn the present situation within the academy, exposing the ways that universities systematically strengthen social hierarchies and delivering vital and clever feedback for curricular and structural alterations. Is educational Feminism useless? marks an important breakthrough in bearing on educational and social flow feminism. It acknowledges and examines the varied realities skilled via ladies, in addition to the altering political, cultural, and financial realities shaping modern feminism.
By Margery Elfin, Sue Headlee
The expense of Being lady is 30 cents, say the authors of this new publication on discrimination opposed to girls. They reveal their thesis by way of developing an index that records the prices of discrimination opposed to girls in 5 elements of lifestyles: monetary, political, social, schooling, and health and wellbeing. The index compares the prices for American girls with these of girls in Sweden, Norway, France and China, and measures the prices for 3 time sessions: Nineteen Nineties, Fifties, and the nineteenth century. The authors interviewed over 70 girls, supplying a human method of the facts of gains, occupations, political participation, marriage, divorce, childrearing, schooling, and women's wellbeing and fitness. The women's narratives reside testimony to the reports of the prices of being female.
By Amanda Lock Swarr
Investigates the speculation and perform of transnational feminist techniques to scholarship and activism.
By Anne E. Brodsky
With All Our power is the interior tale of this women-led underground association and their struggle for the rights of Afghan girls. Anne Brodsky, the 1st author given in-depth entry to go to and interview their individuals and operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan, shines gentle at the ugly, frequently tragic, lives of Afghan girls lower than the most brutal sexist oppression on this planet.