Archive For The “Feminist Theory” Category
By Haleh Afshar
By Dorothea Olkowski
Dorothea Olkowski's exploration of the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze clarifies the proficient French thinker's writings for experts and nonspecialists alike. Deleuze, she says, comprehensive the "ruin of representation," the full overthrow of hierarchic, natural notion in philosophy, politics, aesthetics, and ethics, in addition to in society at huge. In Deleuze's philosophy of distinction, she discovers the resource of a brand new ontology of swap, which in flip opens up the production of latest modes of existence and idea, not just in philosophy and feminism yet anywhere production is at stake.The paintings of up to date artist Mary Kelly has been critical to Olkowski's pondering. In Kelly she unearths an artist at paintings whose inventive acts are in themselves the smash of illustration as a complete, and the textual content is illustrated with Kelly's artwork. This unique and provocative account of Deleuze contributes considerably to a severe feminist politics and philosophy, in addition to to an realizing of feminist artwork.
By Sarah Milledge Nelson, Myriam Rosen-Ayalon
Written by means of a unusual staff of feminist archaeologists, In Pursuit of Gender examines the position of gender in archaeology, a space that has lengthy been ignored. The chapters during this quantity signify websites and cultures which have been interpreted or reinterpreted from the point of view of gender, exploding previous assumptions approximately girls and the jobs they held. enormously illuminating the topic of gender from the viewpoint in their personal nearby traditions, the authors take the reader via an authoritative and complete dialogue of gender archaeology in Asia, Africa, North and South the USA. Societies represented comprise hunter-gatherers, early horticulturalists, incipient and well-developed states, old groups, in addition to ethnoarchaeological explorations. The chapters are characterized by way of a better specificity in equipment, and the emergence of a social archaeology that considers the organization of either women and men. In Pursuit of Gender advances the examine of gender in archaeology with precise information, a world-wide scope and thoroughly reasoned conclusions that circulation into new territory, paving the best way in the direction of extra study in gender-based idea.
By Gayle S. Rubin
Deviations is the definitive number of writing via Gayle S. Rubin, a pioneering theorist and activist in feminist, lesbian and homosexual, queer, and sexuality experiences because the Seventies. Rubin first rose to prominence in 1975 with the booklet of “The site visitors in Women,” an essay that had a galvanizing influence on feminist considering and thought. In one other landmark piece, “Thinking Sex,” she tested how sure sexual behaviors are built as ethical or normal, and others as unnatural. That essay grew to become certainly one of queer theory’s foundational texts. in addition to such canonical paintings, Deviations good points much less recognized yet both insightful writing on topics reminiscent of lesbian background, the feminist intercourse wars, the politics of sadomasochism, crusades opposed to prostitution and pornography, and the old improvement of sexual wisdom. within the creation, Rubin lines her highbrow trajectory and discusses the advance and reception of a few of her such a lot influential essays. just like the e-book it opens, the advent highlights the most important traces of inquiry pursued for almost 40 years by means of a singularly vital theorist of intercourse, gender, and tradition.
By Camille Paglia
From the fiery highbrow provocateur and certainly one of our so much fearless advocates of gender equality, a super, pressing essay assortment that either celebrates glossy feminism and demanding situations us to construct an alliance of robust ladies and robust men.
Ever because the unencumber of her seminal first publication, Sexual Personae, Camille Paglia has remained one in every of feminism's so much outspoken, self sufficient, and searingly clever voices. Now, for the 1st time, her most sensible essays at the topic are accumulated jointly in a single concise quantity. no matter if she's calling for equivalent chance for American ladies (years prior to the founding of the nationwide association for Women), championing a extra discerning typical of good looks that is going past plastic surgery's quest for everlasting adolescence, lauding the releasing strength of rock and roll, or difficult loose and unfettered speech on college campuses and past, Paglia can continuously depend directly to get to the guts of issues huge and small.
By Devoney Looser
In universities and schools around the kingdom, feminists are debating their histories and destiny legacies. a few older, moment wave feminists accuse more youthful ones of being overly theoretical, insufficiently political, and never thankful adequate to prior generations. a few 3rd wave feminists ponder their foremothers naive or elitist, envious of deviations from their demonstrated plans and improperly wielding their strength. Generations addresses those divisions via analyses of the demanding situations of "passing the torch".
By Kirsten Campbell
This ebook outlines a compelling new time table for feminist theories of id and social family. utilizing Lacanian psychoanalysis with feminist epistemology, the writer units out a groundbreaking psychoanalytic social conception. Campbell's paintings deals solutions to the real modern query of ways feminism can switch the formation of gendered subjectivities and social kin. Drawing at the paintings of 3rd wave feminists, the publication exhibits how feminism delivers new political types of understanding and disrupt foundational rules of sexual identity.Kirsten Campbell engages the reader with an unique intepretation of Lacanian psychoanalysis and provides a compelling argument for a clean dedication to the politics of feminism. Jacques Lacan and Feminist Epistemology may be crucial analyzing for a person with pursuits in gender experiences, cultural experiences, psychoanalytic experiences or social and political concept.
By Drucill Cornell
Cornell writes a posh theoretical piece that takes time to digest for any feminist reader yet total her theories are serious for the evolution of feminism within the twenty-first century! I additionally suggest among ladies and Generations as a follow-up to totally figuring out dignity and the imaginary area.
By Nancy R. Reagin
Nancy Reagin analyzes the rhetoric, recommendations, and courses of greater than 80 bourgeois women's institutions in Hanover, a wide provincial capital, from the Imperial interval to the Nazi seizure of strength. She examines the social and demographic foundations of the Hanoverian women's circulate, interweaving neighborhood historical past with advancements at the nationwide point. utilizing the German event as a case research, Reagin explores the hyperlinks among political conservatism and a feminist schedule in keeping with a trust in innate gender differences.Reagin's research features a good selection of women's organizations—feminist, nationalist, non secular, philanthropic, political, undefined. It makes a speciality of the ways that bourgeois women's classification historical past and political socialization, and their help of the belief of 'spiritual motherhood,' mixed inside of an antidemocratic weather to provide a conservative, maternalist method of women's concerns and different political issues. based on Reagin, the truth that the women's circulation advanced during this manner is helping to give an explanation for why such a lot of middle-class ladies came across nationwide Socialism beautiful.
By Mary Wyer, Mary Barbercheck, Donna Cookmeyer, Hatice Ozturk, Marta Wayne
This reader presents an creation to the gendering of technological know-how and the impression girls are making in laboratories worldwide. The republished essays incorporated during this assortment are either own stories from ladies scientists and essays at the nature of technological know-how itself, protecting such arguable concerns just like the under-representation of ladies in technological know-how, reproductive expertise, sociobiology, evolutionary idea, and the proposal of goal science.
• Anomaly of a lady in physics / Evelyn Fox Keller
• by no means intended to outlive, a Black woman's trip : an interview with Evelynn Hammonds / Aimee Sands
• Gender constructs and profession dedication : the impression of peer tradition on ladies in collage / Margaret A. Eisenhart and Dorothy C. Holland
• Snow brown and the seven detergents : a metanarrative on technological know-how and the medical process / Banu Subramaniam
• Shoulders of giants / Dara Horn
• Nepotism and sexism in peer-review / Christine Wennerás and Agnes Wold
• 9 a long time, 9 girls, ten Nobel prizes : gender politics on the apex of technology / Hilary Rose
• Careers of fellows and ladies scientists : gender variations in profession attainments / Harriet Zuckerman
• intercourse, technological know-how, and schooling / Janice legislation Trecker
• intercourse and loss of life within the rational global of safeguard intellectuals / Carol Cohn
• combined messages : women and men in ads in technology / Mary Barbercheck
• Gender and technology : an replace / Evelyn Fox Keller
• technological know-how, evidence, and feminism / Ruth Hubbard
• clinical building of gender : case administration of intersexed babies / Suzanne J. Kessler
• Sociobiology, organic determinism, and human habit / Ruth Bleier
• equipped setting : women's position, gendered house / Judy Wajcman
• Can there be a feminist technology? / Helen E. Longino
• Socially camouflaged applied sciences : the case of the electromechanical vibrator / Rachel Maines
• Is Primatology a feminist technological know-how? / Linda Marie Fedigan
• bare intercourse in exile : at the paradox of the "sex query" in feminism and in technological know-how / Cynthia Kraus
• Premenstrual syndrome, paintings self-discipline, and anger / Emily Martin
• Engendering environmental considering : a feminist research of the current problem / Ruth Perry
• among fathers and fetuses : the social building of male replica and the politics of fetal damage / Cynthia R. Daniels
• Feminist AI initiatives and cyberfutures / Alison Adam