Category: Feminism

The 100 Most Influential Women of All Time: A Ranking Past and Present

Due to women's reports professors from prime U.S. faculties and universities, Felder has ranked a hundred social reformers, women's rights activists, scientists, educators, hard work leaders, politicians, rulers, non secular leaders, artists, performers, and activities figures who've encouraged and adjusted the area. Profiles comprise Marie Curie, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Lucille Ball, Simone de Beauvoir, and Rosa Parks. pictures all through.

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Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

By Catherine Villanueva Gardner

Having in basic terms emerged long ago few a long time, Feminist Philosophy is swiftly constructing its personal thrust in components of specific significance to feminism-and girls extra generally-while additionally reevaluating and reshaping such a lot different fields of philosophy, from ethics to common sense and Marxism to environmentalism. It attracts not just on feminist philosophers yet criticizes, approves, or appropriates the paintings of the top philosophers of all times.

The advent to this reference paintings offers an invaluable review of the topic quarter and the chronology runs the gamut from old Greek philosophers to modern feminist ones. The cross-referenced dictionary entries disguise either the vital figures and concepts from the old culture of philosophy, in addition to rules and theories from modern feminist philosophy, corresponding to epistemology (the philosophy of technological know-how) and themes which were brought by way of the feminist circulation itself, like abortion and sexuality. as well as together with entries on Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Beauvoir, and Daly, correct elements of different fields of philosophy, the main suggestions, and winning interpretations and conjectures also are lined. A accomplished bibliography permits extra analyzing.

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The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

By Jennifer Christine Nash

In The Black physique in Ecstasy, Jennifer C. Nash rewrites black feminism's conception of illustration. Her research strikes past black feminism's preoccupation with harm and restoration to contemplate how racial fictions can create an area of corporation or even excitement for black lady matters. Nash's leading edge readings of hardcore pornographic movies from the Seventies and Nineteen Eighties improve a brand new approach to reading racialized pornography that makes a speciality of black women's pleasures in blackness: delights in toying with and subverting blackness, moments of racialized pleasure, planned enactments of hyperbolic blackness, and funny performances of blackness that poke enjoyable on the fantastical undertaking of race. Drawing on feminist and queer conception, severe race thought, and media experiences, Nash creates a brand new black feminist interpretative perform, one conscious of the messy contradictions—between pride and pain, among hope and degradation—at the guts of black pleasures.

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The Chalice and the Blade: Our History, Our Future

The legacy ofthe sacred feminine

The Chalice and the Blade tells a brand new tale of our cultural origins. It showsthat battle and the warfare of the sexes are neither divinely nor biologicallyordained. It presents verification larger destiny is possible—and is in factfirmly rooted within the haunting dramas of what occurred in our past.

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Women's Movements in Twentieth-Century Taiwan

This e-book is the 1st in English to contemplate women's pursuits and feminist discourses in twentieth-century Taiwan. Doris T. Chang examines the way Taiwanese girls within the 20th century selectively appropriated Western feminist theories to fulfill their wishes in a modernizing Confucian tradition. She illustrates the increase and fall of women's routine opposed to the old backdrop of the island's contested nationwide identities, first vis-à-vis imperial Japan (1895-1945) and later with postwar China (1945-2000).

In specific, during times of sentimental authoritarianism within the eastern colonial period and overdue 20th century, self sustaining women's hobbies emerged and operated in the political perimeters set through the authoritarian regimes. ladies strove to exchange the "Good spouse, clever mom" perfect with an individualist feminism that meshed social, political, and financial gender fairness with the present Confucian family members ideology. although, during times of challenging authoritarianism from the Nineteen Thirties to the Sixties, the self reliant hobbies collapsed.

The specific model of Taiwanese feminism built from a variety of outdoors impacts, together with interactions between an East Asian sociopolitical milieu, a number of strands of Western feminism, or even Marxist-Leninist women's liberation courses in Soviet Russia. chinese language communism seems to be to not have performed an important function, as a result of chinese language Nationalists' restrict of conversation with the mainland in the course of their rule on post-World warfare II Taiwan.

Notably, this examine compares the views of Madame Chiang Kai-shek, whose husband led because the president of the Republic of China on Taiwan from 1949 to 1975, and Hsiu-lien Annette Lu, Taiwan's vp from 2000 to 2008. Delving into interval resources akin to the hugely influential feminist per 30 days journal Awakening in addition to interviews with feminist leaders, Chang offers a entire historic and cross-cultural research of the fight for gender equality in Taiwan.

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Gibbon's Decline and Fall

By Sheri S. Tepper

A wave of fundamentalism is sweeping around the globe because the millennium ways, and a power-hungry  presidential candidate sees his price tag to good fortune in making an instance out of a teenage lady who deserted her boy or girl in a Dumpster. Taking the girl's case is Carolyn Crespin, a former lawyer, who left her activity for a quiet kinfolk lifestyles. Now she needs to name upon 5 neighbors from collage, who took a vow to regularly stand jointly. yet their good fortune may perhaps depend upon the help of Sophy, the enigmatic 6th good friend, whom all of them believed useless.

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The Face Behind the Veil: Extraordinary Lives Of Muslim Women In America

By Donna Gehrke-White

For years, similar to the Muslim lady in the United States has been clouded with secrecy, as mysterious because the face at the back of the veil. Is she garbed within the conventional hijab and chador? Is she subservient to a male-dominated tradition and faith, with few rights and little freedom? Does she grocery store, do her nails, visit university, have intercourse? who're those women?
In this outstanding and relocating e-book, journalist Donna Gehrke-White presents a unprecedented, revealing inspect the hearts, minds, and daily lives of Muslim girls in America—a fast-rising population—and opens a window on a tradition as various because it is misunderstood. the following, of their personal phrases, are the various diversified voices of medical professionals, football mothers, rebels, reformers, former political prisoners, survivors, activists—women of religion, braveness, desire, and change—all Muslims, all Americans.

There are girls like Sahar Shaikh, who grew up on lady Scouts and rock and roll in suburban Miami yet felt that anything used to be lacking from her lifestyles till she took up the veil and back to her non secular roots; like Zainab Elberry, an Egyptian activist coverage govt in Nashville who sees no use for the hijab and no clash among her feminism and her Muslim ideals. We meet Cathy Drake, a convert from

Virginia who may be the excellent Republican red-state mother, home-schooling her youngsters and riding a minivan, other than that Cathy wears the normal shawl and switched over to

Islam after Sep 11. There’s Salma Syed, who escaped the spiritual intolerance, terror, and violence of her Indian place of origin to discover peace and safeguard within the American suburbs. And there are pioneers like Sarah Eltantawi, who're attempting to increase women’s rights within the mosque, and W. L. Cati, a as soon as obedient housewife who left either her abusive husband and her religion so that it will support different girls break out related fates.

Candid, relocating, attention-grabbing, and finally inspiring, The Face at the back of the Veil is a awesome chronicle of id and religion, a party of girls who're altering the face of the USA and Islam, while the US impacts who they're and what they think.

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Psychoanalysis and Feminism: A Radical Reassessment of Freudian Psychoanalysis

By Juliet Mitchell, Sangay K. Mishra

In 1974, on the top of the women's stream, Juliet Mitchell surprised her fellow feminists by way of difficult the entrenched trust that Freud was once the enemy. She argued rejection of psychoanalysis as bourgeois and patriarchal used to be deadly for feminism. but it could have been used, she mentioned, psychoanalysis isn't a advice for a patriarchal society, yet quite an research of one. "If we're drawn to realizing and demanding the oppression of women," she says, "we can't come up with the money for to forget psychoanalysis." In an creation written especially for this reissue, Mitchell displays at the altering dating among those significant affects on twentieth-century notion. unique and provocative, Psychoanalysis and Feminism is still a vital part of the feminist canon.</Div>

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