Why Feminism?

Gender, Psychology, Politics

Author: Lynne Segal

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231119658

Category: Philosophy

Page: 286

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Segal surveys the impact of feminist thought and activism on contemporary culture. Three decades after the remarkable resurgence of feminism, both critics of the movement and feminists themselves hold sharply opposing views on the success or failures of three decades of women's activism. Exploring feminism's troubled relations with psychology and psychoanalysis, the rise of new evolutionary theory, the impact of queer theorizing on gender categories, controversies over memory and trauma, and increasing anxieties about men and masculinity, "Why Feminism?" illustrates the continuing provocation and significance of feminist inquiry, laying out potentialities and pitfalls for the century ahead.

Feminist Visions of Gender Similarities and Differences

Author: Meredith M. Kimball

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781560249634

Category: Social Science

Page: 227

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Winner of the Distinguished Publication Award 1996 from the Association for Women in Psychology, Feminist Visions of Gender Similarities and Differences opens a dialectic between the two traditions of feminism--similarities-based and differences-based--and generates useful scientific, political, and psychological tensions. Psychologists and scholars can benefit from Meredith Kimball's analysis and the tensions she creates because they ultimately broaden feminist visions. She informs the political analysis of those working on the inside and those on the outside of feminism to end all forms of discrimination and oppression. In opening the dialogue between the two traditions, Kimball presents a brief history of gender research and equal-rights feminisms in the early twentieth century, with an in-depth analysis of the work of Leta Stetter Hollingworth. analyzes women's experience in and feminist critiques of science and technology. analyzes research on gender-related similarities and differences in mathematics achievement. presents a brief history of psychoanalytic gender theory and maternal feminisms in the early twentieth century, with an in-depth analysis of the work of Karen Horney. analyzes Kohlberg's and Gilligan's models of moral development. gives a broad overview and analysis of women's caregiving in North America and cross-culturally in motherist-based political movements. The educated reader, whether actively involved in feminism or the general political arena, can apply the non-reductionist political analysis to their own theories and research. Because all oppressed groups face dilemmas of integrating into the dominant culture versus changing the dominant culture, members of these groups will appreciate the over-arching political analysis that forms the theme of Feminist Visions of Gender Similarities and Differences.

Was kommt nach der Genderforschung?

Zur Zukunft der feministischen Theoriebildung

Author: Rita Casale,Barbara Rendtorff

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 3839407486

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Nach Jahren intensiver Debatten schien »gender« der Königsweg der Geschlechtertheorie zu sein - für die empirische Forschung und im politischen Feld. Mittlerweile zeigen sich Ratlosigkeit und - als bedenkliche Konsequenz - ein Ende der produktiven Phase feministischer Theoriebildung. Dieser Bestandsaufnahme stellen sich die Autorinnen und Autoren des Bandes und entwickeln aus je verschiedenen Disziplinbezügen Anregungen für eine Repolitisierung, Historisierung und neue Radikalisierung der Geschlechtertheorie. Sie nehmen die Fragestellung des Bandes zum Anlass für Rekonstruktionen von Theorie-Entwicklungen, zu grundsätzlichen Überlegungen zum Begriff »gender«, seinem Potenzial sowie seinen Fallen und Grenzen.

Third-Wave Feminism and the Politics of Gender in Late Modernity

Author: S. Budgeon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230319874

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book critically assessesthird-wave feminist strategies for advancing a feminist 'politics of the self' within the late modern, postfeminist gender order – a context where gender equality has been mainstreamed, feminism has been dismissed, and a neoliberal culture of self-management has become firmly entrenched.

Deconstructing Feminist Psychology

Author: Erica Burman

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780803976405

Category: Psychology

Page: 211

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How close is feminist psychology to contemporary feminism? How can feminist psychological practice address issues of `difference' between women in meaningful ways? What price has feminist psychology had to pay for attempting to engage with mainstream psychology to revise and improve it? This book critiques feminist practice within psychology, and reflects the diversity from across the globe of feminist struggles around psychology. An international group of key feminist psychologists explore the relations between feminist politics and psychological practices in: transitional and postcolonial contexts; the distinct European traditions of critical psychology and women's studies; and psychology's colonial `centre' in the United

Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics

Author: J. Dean

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230283217

Category: Political Science

Page: 226

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Rethinking Contemporary Feminist Politics puts forward a timely analysis of contemporary feminism. Critically engaging with both narratives of feminist decline and re-emergence, it draws on poststructuralist political theory to assess current forms of activism in the UK and present a provocative account of recent developments in feminist politics.

Das unbeschriebene Blatt

Die moderne Leugnung der menschlichen Natur

Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104903905

Category: Social Science

Page: 768

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Mit einem aktuellen Vorwort zur Neuausgabe! Auf John Locke geht die Vorstellung zurück, der Mensch sei ein leeres Blatt, auf dem im Verlauf des Lebens die persönlichen Erfahrungen eingetragen werden. In seinem mittlerweile klassischen Buch »Das unbeschriebene Blatt. Die moderne Leugnung der menschlichen Natur« bezieht Bestseller-Autor Steven Pinker ganz die Gegenposition: Mit Witz, Brillanz und Gelehrsamkeit analysiert er die Geschichte dieser Idee und zeigt, wie falsch sie ist – mit allen kruden Auswirkungen auf Vorstellungen von Sexualität, Rasse, Kindererziehung, Intelligenz usw. Die Rolle der Gene wird systematisch unterschätzt; aber das bedeutet nicht, dass wir ihnen völlig ausgeliefert sind. Pinker zeigt nämlich auch, wie befreiend diese Sichtweise sein kann. Ein unterhaltsames und anschauliches Buch zur Natur des Menschen, ein echter Lesegenuss.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge

Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135963150

Category: Reference

Page: 2050

View: 2346

For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Knowing Victims

Feminism, agency and victim politics in neoliberal times

Author: Rebecca Stringer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134746016

Category: Psychology

Page: 186

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Knowing Victims explores the theme of victimhood in contemporary feminism and politics. It focuses on popular and scholarly constructions of feminism as ‘victim feminism’ – an ideology of passive victimhood that denies women’s agency – and provides the first comprehensive analysis of the debate about this ideology which has unfolded among feminists since the 1980s. The book critically examines a movement away from the language of victimhood across a wide array of discourses, and the neoliberal replacement of the concept of structural oppression with the concept of personal responsibility. In derogating the notion of ‘victim,’ neoliberalism promotes a conception of victimization as subjective rather than social, a state of mind, rather than a worldly situation. Drawing upon Nietzsche, Lyotard, rape crisis feminism and feminist philosophy, Stringer situates feminist politicizations of rape, interpersonal violence, economic inequality and welfare reform as key sites of resistance to the victim-blaming logic of neoliberalism. She suggests that although recent feminist critiques of ‘victim feminism’ have critically diagnosed the anti-victim movement, they have not positively defended victim politics. Stringer argues that a conception of the victim as an agentic bearer of knowledge, and an understanding of resentment as a generative force for social change, provides a potent counter to the negative construction of victimhood characteristic of the neoliberal era. This accessible and insightful analysis of feminism, neoliberalism and the social construction of victimhood will be of great interest to researchers and students in the disciplines of gender and women’s studies, psychology, sociology, politics and philosophy.

Handbook of International Feminisms

Perspectives on Psychology, Women, Culture, and Rights

Author: Alexandra Rutherford,Rose Capdevila,Vindhya Undurti,Ingrid Palmary

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781441998699

Category: Psychology

Page: 354

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The goal of Handbook of International Perspectives on Feminism is to present the histories, status, and contours of feminist research and practice in their respective regional and/or national contexts. The editors have invited researchers who are doing this work to present their perspectives on women, culture, and rights with the objective to illuminate the diverse forms that feminist psychological work takes around the world, and connect these forms with the unique positions and concerns of women in these regions. What does "feminist psychology" look like in Japan? In South Africa? In Sri Lanka? In Canada? In Brazil? How did it come to look this way? How do psychologists in these countries or regions, each with unique political, economic, and cultural histories, engage in feminist work in the societies in which they live? How do they employ the tools of "psychology" – broadly defined – to do this work, and what tensions and challenges have they faced?

Majority-Minority Relations in Contemporary Women's Movements

Strategic Sisterhood

Author: L. Predelli,B. Halsaa,Adriana Sandu,Cecile Thun,Line Nyhagen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137020660

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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This book examines contemporary relations between ethnic majority and ethnic minority women's movements in Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom, and women's movements' participation in and influence on public policy that focuses on violence against women.

Gender, Politics and the State

Author: Vicky Randall,Georgina Waylen

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415164028

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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This book provides an overview of the relationships between the state and gender politics and explores some central contemporary themes. It includes chapters on conceptual and theoretical issues and case studies on state policy in many countries.

Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology

Author: Hope Landrine, PhD,Nancy Felipe Russo, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117069

Category: Psychology

Page: 624

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"With the publication of the Handbook of Diversity in Feminist Psychology, the field of feminist psychology has achieved a new depth; the volume is a sophisticated and cutting-edge compendium that not only describes the state of the field, but also pushes its boundaries in important ways."----Sex Roles: A Journal of Research "Critical for all those who are in the field of psychology to own, refer to, and use. No longer are diversity and gender issues considered to be on the periphery as they once were....one would be remiss in not considering these factors in psychology." --Florence L. Denmark, PhD (From the Foreword) Author, Psychology of Women "FINALLY--A collection of work that is built on decades, if not centuries, of hard work from many feminists of color and our allies! This is one of the few books that delves deeply into the complex world of considering the human condition in cultural context, something psychology is only [relatively] recently trying to do. This book is a must have for anyone interested in feminism OR diversity issues. It is a great example of feminist multiculturalism and both fields (i.e., feminism and multicultural psychology) should consider it an example of how to merge theoretical orientations in a way that is fitting for real people. I LOVE this book!" --Geneva Reynaga-Abiko, Psy.D. This handbook presents a multicultural approach to diversity in feminist psychology. Provocative and timely, the text comprehensively discusses the cutting-edge of feminist discourse, covering major topics such as multicultural feminist theory, gender discrimination, aging, health and therapy, violence and harassment, politics and policy, and much more. The unique quality of this book is that each contributor brings her own cultural perspective, values, and concerns to her chapter. Special emphasis is also given to the intersectionality of minority identities such as race, ethnicity, social class, sexual preference, and other socially constructed status differences among women. Key Topics Discussed: Intimate partner violence: perspectives from ethnic groups in the United States Gender-transgressive sexual minorities HIV/AIDS among women of color and sexual minority women Psychological perspectives on older women, including transitions, cognitive functioning, and mental health Ethnicity, disordered eating, and body image Methodological and statistical issues in research with diverse samples Low-income women, women with disabilities, workers, and immigrants/refugees

Praeger Guide to the Psychology of Gender

Author: Michele Antoinette Paludi

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275982447

Category: Psychology

Page: 313

View: 9885

Written by therapists, scholars, educators, and management consultants, this handbook deals with the psychology of gender-related topics.

Global Feminist Politics

Identities in a Changing World

Author: Suki Ali,Kelly Coate,Wangũi wa Goro

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415214698

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Global Feminist Politics examines the changing global context for feminist political action, its meaning and forms. It acknowledges the existence of dissent and debate among feminists, asserting that such debate leads to innovation in theory and practice. This book reaches the conclusion that the future of the women's movement depends upon a dialogue which is unafraid to cut across perceived differences. Focusing on key issues raise by a feministic commitment to global political change, this book covers subjects including: * the relevance of contemporary feminist politics for younger women * gendered accounts of genocide and catastrophe * exile, migration and diaspora * gender and the internet * women and the nationalist movement in India * gender issues in Pakistan, Australia, South Africa and the Middle East. Featuring an international panel of cutting-edge feminist thinkers, Global Feminist Politics demonstrates the innovative work being undertaken in the academic and professional worlds, as well as in women's activism. It is an invaluable resource for students in Women's Studies and Development Studies, as well as all those interested in the development of contemporary global feminism.

Community Activism and Feminist Politics

Organizing Across Race, Class, and Gender

Author: Nancy Naples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136049665

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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This collection demonstrates the diversity of women's struggles against problems such as racism, violence, homophobia, focusing on the complex ways that gender, culture, race-ethnicity and class shape women's political consciousness in the US.

Mapping Women, Making Politics

Feminist Perspectives on Political Geography

Author: Lynn A. Staeheli,Eleonore Kofman,Linda Peake

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415934486

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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Mapping Women, Making Politics demonstrates the multiple ways in which gender influences political processes and the politics of space. The book begins by addressing feminism's theoretical and conceptual challenges to traditional political geography and than applies these perspectives to a range of settings and topics including nationalism, migration, development, international relations, elections, social movements, governance and the environment in the Global North and South.

Begabte Mädchen, schwierige Jungs

Der wahre Unterschied zwischen Männern und Frauen

Author: Susan Pinker

Publisher: Pantheon Verlag

ISBN: 3641052394

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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Der kleine Unterschied und seine großen Folgen Warum sind es die »schwierigen Jungs«, die später beeindruckende Karrieren machen, während die viel versprechenden Mädchen immer noch selten auf die Chefsessel gelangen? Susan Pinker zeigt, dass sich Mädchen und Jungs von klein auf unterschiedlich entwickeln und was das für ihre Lebensentscheidungen bedeutet. Dabei stellt sie einige lieb gewonnene Annahmen in Frage und macht klar, dass Männer und Frauen nicht das Gleiche wollen – weder am Arbeitsplatz noch im Leben. Seit vier Jahrzehnten versucht man nun schon, Frauen im Berufsleben die gleichen Chancen zu bieten wie Männern. Und tatsächlich sind Schulen und Universitäten voll von begabten und ambitionierten Mädchen. Jungs dagegen sind überdurchschnittlich stark vertreten unter den sogenannten »Problemkindern«, die sich im Klassenzimmer und Uni-Seminar schwertun und unter Konzentrations- und Lernschwächen leiden. Trotzdem: In den Chefetagen von Wirtschaftskonzernen, in Politik und Wissenschaft sitzen immer noch deutlich mehr Männer als Frauen. Wie kommt es, dass die »schwierigen Jungs« im Berufsleben plötzlich durchstarten und die so begabten und engagierten Mädchen doch nicht in großem Stil die Karriereleitern erklimmen? Susan Pinker wertet neueste Erkenntnisse aus Neurowissenschaften, Ökonomie, vor allem aber aus ihrer eigenen langjährigen psychologischen Praxis aus und zeigt, dass Jungs und Mädchen im Hinblick auf Biologie und Entwicklung von Anfang an verschieden sind und dass Unterschiede zwischen Mann und Frau nach wie vor eine fundamentale Rolle spielen.

(Hetero)sexual Politics

Author: Mary Maynard

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780748402960

Category: Political Science

Page: 212

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Sexuality and sexual politics have been much debated over the last 20 years. Feminists, in particular, have been responsible for politicising the debate: pointing out how something that is usually regarded as private and personal is, in fact, a public and political issue. The very title of this book signals the debt owed by feminists to Kate Millett whose pioneering work in the field was first published in 1969. The arguments and debates have moved on since then, and, heterosexuality in particular can no longer be taken for granted and must, along with other forms of sexuality, be explicitly addressed. Discussing sexuality in a diverse range of contexts, from hetero-sensibilities on the Oprah Winfrey show to Women Warriors in the Gulf war, (Hetero)sexual Politics illustrates the diversity and excitement of debates about sexuality in Women's Studies and feminism today, and points to new paths for feminist analysis, thinking and action

Gender, Colonialism and Education

The Politics of Experience

Author: Joyce Goodman,Jane Martin

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780713040463

Category: Education

Page: 272

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An examination of the ways in which gender intersects with informal and formal education in England, Germany, Indonesia, South Africa, USA and the Netherlands. The book looks at various issues including: citizenship; authority; colonialism and education; and the construction of national identities.