Category: Feminism

Feminism, Literature and Rape Narratives: Violence and Violation (Routledge Research in Postcolonial Literatures)

The essays during this quantity speak about narrative ideas hired through foreign writers while facing rape and sexual violence, even if in fiction, poetry, memoir, or drama. In constructing those new feminist readings of rape narratives, the individuals objective to include arguments approximately trauma and resistance with the intention to identify new dimensions of therapeutic. This e-book makes an essential contribution to the fields of literary reports and feminism, considering the fact that whereas different volumes have fascinated by retroactive portrayals of rape in literature, thus far none has targeted completely at the subversive paintings that's being performed to retheorize sexual violence.

Split into 4 sections, the quantity considers sexual violence from a couple of assorted angles. 'Subverting the tale' considers how the characters of the sufferer and rapist may be subverted in narratives of sexual violence. In 'Metaphors for Resistance,' the essays discover how writers method the topic of rape obliquely utilizing metaphors to symbolize their pain and ache. the debate of now not talking approximately sexual violence is the focal point of 'The Protest of Silence,' whereas 'The query of the visible' considers the issues of constructing sexual violence seen within the poetic snapshot, in movie and on degree. those 4 sections conceal a magnificent variety of global writing along with curriculum staples like Toni Morrison, Sarah Kane, Sandra Cisneros, Yvonne Vera, and Sharon Olds.

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Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza

Cultural Writing. Essays. Latino/Latina reports. Rooted in Gloria Anzaldua's adventure as a Chicana, a lesbian, an activist, and a author, the groundbreaking essays and poems during this quantity profoundly challenged how we expect approximately id. BORDERLANDS/LA FRONTERA remapped our figuring out of what a "border" is, seeing it now not as an easy divide among right here and there, us and them, yet as a psychic, social, and cultural terrain that we inhabit, and that inhabits we all. This twentieth-anniversary version gains new commentaries from famous activists, artists, and lecturers at the legacy of Gloria Anzaldua's visionary paintings.

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Deleuze, Femininity and the Specter of Poststructuralist Politics: Variations on the Materiality of Rhetoric

By Matthew S. May

During this thesis I reconsider the materiality of rhetoric in a minor key. I overview
poststructural and psychoanalytic endeavors to place rhetoric from in the
postmodern and poststructural critique of the topic. I circulation past the common sense of
influence (dependent on a wrong perception of item) and hermeneutics (the
correspondingly unsuitable methodology). In thisendeavor, I basically enlist Deleuze and
Guattari (1987) for a conceptual equipment that enlivens the “thinness” of rhetoric’s
(neo)Aristotelian conceptual layout (cf. Gaonkar, 1997a, 1997b). I supply Monster(2003)
as a case learn, studying the discursive expression of nondiscursive summary machines to
draw out the reterritorializations of the latter. spotting the impossibility of entire
reterritorialization I map one artifact that reinvests distinction in itself, Dancer within the
Dark(2000). eventually, within the epilogue I offer a short recapitulation of teenage politics,
and provide a summarization of the application of rhetoric.

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Watersheds in Marxist Ecofeminism

By Pamela Odih

The neoliberal environmental governance of river conservation, coupled with the organizational modernization imposed and sustained by way of the ecu Union’s water directives, engenders different areas of feminist ecological alignment. The riparian landscapes of city towns are manifestations of political and ideological rationalities working less than the restrictions of capitalist markets, and are saturated through the contradictions of neoliberal environmental technological know-how. Neoliberal rationalities configure river waterways as "sites", the size of that are analogous to Michel Foucault’s account of spatial heterotopias as polymerous relatives of propinquity among junctures. the various modernising projects instituted through the ecu Union’s Water Framework Directive will be discerned as biopolitical neoliberal regimes governing neighborhood river areas, during the enfolding into "spaces of emplacement" and the "sites" of programmatic calculation, financialisation of the family sphere, and market-based neoliberal environmental technology. basically expert via organizational ethnographies, wide interviews and ethnographic observations of river restorations, this e-book empirically examines how the relationally embodied heterochronies of ecological activism problem the programmatic rationalities of the eu Union’s river "government", specifically its transferring assemblages of formal and casual enterprises, practices and associations that variously and differentially align the self-regulating skill of matters with the layout, targets and scope of the ecu Union’s neoliberal regime of river governance.

This book’s research of the complicated inter-governmental networking eliding the neighborhood governance of rivers with voluntary area community-outreach and eu Union directives identifies new destinations of ecological activism caused by means of political affinities, that have develop into at the same time private and non-private. The potential of river heterotopias to intersect the private and non-private spheres of city towns emphasises the intrinsic reproductive labour time of river recovery; for, as Foucault indicates, the heterochronies of city heterotopia are one and an analogous time "outside of time", whereas additionally constituting "a type of perpetual and indefinite accumulation of time in an motionless place". The booklet indicates that the intersecting heterochronies of the city river house be certain this different house as an exciting gendered heterotopia.

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By Sheri S. Tepper

On this planet of in other places, the Council had  always enforced the governing of every province in  the demeanour the folk had selected, as long as each  respected its friends' neighborhood customs--and so long  as the folk remained inside of their homelands.  Generations later, population have started to question  this culture. The Council has received  mysterious messages and reviews of wierd manifestations  across the planet. Now, Enforcer Fringe Owldark has  been despatched with a small staff of 7, each  possessing an strange expertise, to enquire their worst  fear--the arrival of the Hobbs Land gods. loose will  and the truth of God are only too of the  timeless concerns this brave band of people must  confront as they try to make your mind up if entire tolerance  and leaving others on my own is evil. . .and what they  should do whether it is. Vividly imagined and  exquisitely rendered, Sideshow is Sheri S. Tepper's most  controversial novel yet.

From the Paperback edition.

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Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy

By Chris Crass

Organized into 4 sections, this selection of essays is aimed at activists attractive with the dynamic questions of ways to create and aid potent activities for visionary systemic swap. those essays and interviews current strong classes for transformative organizing. It deals a firsthand examine the demanding situations and the possibilities of antiracist paintings in white groups, feminist paintings with males, and bringing ladies of colour feminism into the guts of social pursuits. Drawing on twenty years of private activist adventure and case reports inside those parts, Crass’s essays insightfully discover methods of remodeling divisions of race, classification, and gender into catalysts for strong imaginative and prescient, process, and construction events within the usa this present day. This assortment will motivate and empower an individual who's attracted to enforcing swap via organizing.

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Science...For Her!

By Megan Amram

Megan Amram, certainly one of Forbes’ “30 less than 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment,” Rolling Stone’s “25 Funniest humans on Twitter,” and a author for NBC’s hit convey Parks and Recreation, grants a politically, scientifically, and anatomically improper “textbook” that might have girls screaming with laughter, and males demise to grasp what the noise is about.

In the vein of pretend specialist books by way of John Hodgman and Amy Sedaris, Science…for Her! is ostensibly a booklet of technology written by means of a denizen of women’s magazines. Comedy author and Twitter sensation Megan Amram showcases her fiendish wit with a pitch-perfect assault on every little thing from these insanely perky suggestions for self-improvement to our weird and wonderful shopaholic courting tradition to the socially mandated pursuit of impressive intercourse to the cringe-worthy mystery codes of nutrition and physique issues.

Part hilarious farce, half biting gender observation, Amram blends Cosmo and technological know-how to spotlight absurdities with a machine-gun of laugh-inducing traces that go away not anything and not anyone unscathed. topics comprise: this Spring’s ten so much glamorous how one can die; suggestions for webhosting your individual large bang; what faith is true in your physique style; and the main urgent factor dealing with girls at the present time: kale!!!

Be ready to snicker approximately something during this outrageous satirical gem.

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Biological Relatives: IVF, Stem Cells, and the Future of Kinship (Experimental Futures)

By Sarah Franklin

Thirty-five years after its preliminary good fortune as a kind of technologically assisted human copy, and 5 million miracle infants later, in vitro fertilization (IVF) has turn into a regimen strategy world wide. In Biological Relatives, Sarah Franklin explores how the normalization of IVF has replaced how either know-how and biology are understood. Drawing on anthropology, feminist conception, and technology experiences, Franklin charts the evolution of IVF from an experimental learn approach right into a international technological platform used for a large choice of functions, together with genetic analysis, cattle breeding, cloning, and stem cellphone learn. She contends that regardless of its ubiquity, IVF is still a hugely paradoxical expertise that confirms the relative and contingent nature of biology whereas developing new organic family. utilizing IVF as a lens, Franklin offers a daring and lucid thesis linking applied sciences of gender and intercourse to reproductive biomedicine, modern bioinnovation, and the way forward for kinship.

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Simone de Beauvoir (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

By Ursula Tidd

Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking paintings has remodeled the best way we predict approximately gender and id. with no her 1949 textual content The moment Sex, gender conception as we all know it this day will be unthinkable. a number one determine in French existentialism, Beauvoir's suggestions of 'becoming girl' and of lady as 'Other' are one of the such a lot influential principles in feminist enquiry and debate.
This booklet courses the reader throughout the major components of Simone de Beauvoir's proposal, including:
*existentialism and ethics
*gender stories and feminism
*literature and autobiography
*sexuality, the physique and ageing
Drawing upon Beauvoir's literary and theoretical texts, this can be definitely the right creation to her proposal for college kids on a number of classes together with literature, cultural reports, gender, philosophy and smooth languages.

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