Antifeminism and Family Terrorism

A Critical Feminist Perspective

Author: Rhonda Hammer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742510500

Category: Social Science

Page: 237

View: 9579


Rhonda Hammer's Antifeminism and Family Terrorism presents original and provocative critical feminist perspectives on violence against women and children. Hammer provides a clear and insightful analysis of the current rhetoric produced by antifeminists who would deny the seriousness of the problem and thus undercut important feminist concerns. Dr. Hammer documents the tragic dimensions of the brutalization of women and children in the family, and the larger problem of the increasing poverty and oppression of women and children in the global economy.

Education, Globalization and the State in the Age of Terrorism

Author: Michael A. Peters

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131726066X

Category: Education

Page: 296

View: 1666


Education plays an important role in challenging, combating and in understanding terrorism in its different forms, whether as counter-terrorism or as a form of human rights education. Just as education has played a significant role in the process of nation-building, so education also plays a strong role in the process of empire, globalization and resistance to global forces-and in terrorism, especially where it is linked to emergent statehood. This book focuses on the theme of education in an age of terrorism, exploring the conflicts of globalization and global citizenship, feminism post-9/11, youth identities, citizenship and democracy in a culture of permanent war, and the relation between education and war, with a focus on the war against Iraq.

Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies

Author: Richard Jackson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317801628

Category: Political Science

Page: 312

View: 2255


This new handbook is a comprehensive collection of cutting-edge essays that investigate the contribution of Critical Terrorism Studies to our understanding of contemporary terrorism and counterterrorism. Terrorism remains one of the most important security and political issues of our time. After 9/11, Critical Terrorism Studies (CTS) emerged as an alternative approach to the mainstream study of terrorism and counterterrorism, one which combined innovative methods with a searching critique of the abuses of the war on terror. This volume explores the unique contribution of CTS to our understanding of contemporary non-state violence and the state’s response to it. It draws together contributions from key thinkers in the field who explore critical questions around the nature and study of terrorism, the causes of terrorism, state terrorism, responses to terrorism, the war on terror, and emerging issues in terrorism research. Covering a wide range of topics including key debates in the field and emerging issues, the Routledge Handbook of Critical Terrorism Studies will set a benchmark for future research on terrorism and the response to it. This handbook will be of great interest to students of terrorism studies, political violence, critical security studies and IR in general.

Comparative Patriarchy and American Institutions

The Language, Culture, and Politics of Liberalism

Author: Francis McCollum Feeley

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443820148

Category: Social Science

Page: 345

View: 3799


As Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote in his book, La pensée sauvage (Paris,1960): “biographical and anecdotal history … is low-powered history, which is not intelligible in itself, and only becomes so when it is transferred en bloc to a form of history of a higher power than itself … The historian’s relative choice … is always confined to the choice between history which teaches more and explains less and history which explains more and teaches less.” This book oscillates between analysis, which tries to explain what man is, and anecdote, which tries to teach what he is capable of becoming. What better approach to understanding patriarchy, beyond learning the formal dictionary definitions of this term, than by examining the richly diverse descriptions of gender relationships found in the following chapters? It is the hope of these authors that the recognition of national differences and gender differences will provide new vantage points from which we may gain wider perspectives on our own prejudices and thereby find fulfillment of our aspirations to become more fully human.

Violence Against Women

Myths, Facts, Controversies

Author: Walter S DeKeseredy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604018

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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In Violence Against Women, award-winning author Walter S. DeKeseredy offers a passionate but well-documented sociological overview of a sobering problem. He starts by outlining the scope of the challenge and debunks current attempts to label intimate violence as gender neutral. He then lays bare the structural practices that sustain this violence, leading to a discussion of long- and short-term policies to address the issue. DeKeseredy includes an examination of male complicity and demonstrates how boys and men can change their roles. Throughout, he responds to myths that dismiss threats to women's health and safety and provides an impassioned call to action for women, men, and policymakers.

Political Correctness

For and Against

Author: Marilyn Friedman,Jan Narveson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847679867

Category: Philosophy

Page: 153

View: 6644


Two prominent philosophers here engage in a forthright debate over some of the centrally disputed topics in the political correctness controversy now taking place on college campuses across the nation, including feminism, campus speech codes, the western canon, and the nature of truth. Friedman and Narveson conclude the volume with direct replies to each other's positions.

Media/cultural Studies

Critical Approaches

Author: Rhonda Hammer,Douglas Kellner

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820495262

Category: Social Science

Page: 644

View: 2493


This anthology is designed to assist teachers and students in learning how to better understand and interpret our common culture and everyday life. With a focus on contemporary media, consumer, and digital culture, this book combines classic and original writings by both leading and rising scholars in the field. The chapters present key theories, concepts, and methodologies of critical cultural and media studies, as well as cutting-edge research into new media. Sections on teaching media/cultural studies and concrete case studies provide practical examples that illuminate contemporary culture, ranging from new forms of digital media and consumer culture to artifacts from TV and film, including Barbie and Big Macs, soap operas, Talk TV, Facebook, and YouTube. The lively articles show that media/cultural studies is an exciting and relevant arena, and this text should enable students and citizens to become informed readers and critics of their culture and society.

Grand Theft 2000

Media Spectacle and a Stolen Election

Author: Douglas Kellner

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742521032

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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The battle for the White House following the election of November 7, 2000, was one of the major media spectacles in American history. From the uncertainty of election night to Al Gore's concession to George W. Bush's acceptance of the mantle of president-elect, Douglas Kellner demonstrates why the media was culpable in the theft of the presidency, ultimately bringing to power one of the most right wing administrations in American history. By applying critical social theory, cultural studies, and media criticism to buttress his arguments, Kellner concludes that Election 2000 reveals a crisis in contemporary American democracy. A final chapter critically dissects the first 100 days of the Bush presidency, which is emerging as one of the most reactionary in history.

Debating Sexual Correctness

Pornography, Sexual Harassment, Date Rape and the Politics of Sexual Equality

Author: Adele M. Stan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 3994


Compiles essays on late 20th century sexual politics by such authors as, Rosemary Bray, Lisa Palac, Ellen Willis, Mary Gaitskill, Andrea Dworkin, Stephen Carter, and Hendrik Hertzberg

Modern Feminisms

Political, Literary, Cultural

Author: Maggie Humm

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231080736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 420

View: 7194


Contributors include Simone de Beauvoir, Catharine A. MacKinnon, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, Betty Friedan, Gayle Rubin, Laura Mulvey, Elaine Showalter, and Julia Kristeva.