Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist

Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.

Author: Roxane Gay

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472119742

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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'Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink – all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I’m not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.' In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of colour (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny and sincere look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
Categories: Social Science

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay Summary

Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay  Summary

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Discover Why Being a Bad Feminist is Better Than Not Being a Feminist At All. When you hear the word feminism, what do you think of? In today’s climate, you likely think about the many women’s marches and the #MeToo movement that have taken over the media. All of these fight for the rights of women in every area of life, including equal pay, reproductive rights, and more. But according to Roxane Gay, feminism is flawed. There is no right or wrong way to be a feminist, which is why Gay proudly labels herself as a bad feminist. As a bad feminist, Gay recognizes that humans are flawed, and therefore, their views and opinions don’t always fit perfectly into a neatly wrapped package. For instance, while Gay enjoys going against the grain, her favorite color is still pink and she enjoys reading Vogue, both of which are typical female stereotypes. At the end of the day, feminism looks different for everyone but being a bad feminist is better than not being a feminist at all! As you read, you’ll learn how reality television is harmful to the fight for equality, how racial profiling can end in murder, and how movies like The Help only advance racial stereotypes.
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Am I a Bad Feminist Moments of Reflection and Negotiation in Contemporary Feminist Identity

Am I a Bad Feminist  Moments of Reflection and Negotiation in Contemporary Feminist Identity

In 2014 Roxane Gay published Bad Feminist, a collection of personal essays written from her position as a Haitian American feminist academic. This work quickly skyrocketed in popularity across both academic and nonacademic audiences.

Author: Elizabeth Ryan Brownlow

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1182818789

Category: Feminism

Page: 331

View: 598

In 2014 Roxane Gay published Bad Feminist, a collection of personal essays written from her position as a Haitian American feminist academic. This work quickly skyrocketed in popularity across both academic and nonacademic audiences. Representative of the increasingly public-facing authoethnographic scholarship of feminist academic women, Gay's work is a product of its time. For this dissertation, I examine Bad Feminist along with two other also wildly popular autoethnographic works produced in the same decade, Tressie McMillan Cotton's Thick: And Other Essays and Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts. I examine these texts as public-facing, accessible works that communicate their academic feminist authors'; feelings of feminist inadequacy in order to address larger issues of feminist practice and theory. Utilizing Sara Ahmed's theory of becoming feminist, I analyze the "bad feminist moments" expressed in these texts as moments of feminist crisis to identify what causes them and what functions they might serve. Using qualitative methodological triangulation, better known as mixed-methods research, I employ topic modeling and content analysis across all three texts to identify patterns that reveal not only why and how academic feminists might feel like they are bad feminists, but how and why they choose to share the moments in which they feel like bad feminists with others. Fighting to maintain their feminist identities in a world rife with gendered and raced violence, neoliberal ideals of self sufficiency and individual perfection, rapidly evolving technologies, and intersecting historical structures of oppression, these authors utilize moments of feminist imperfection to create space and time to disarticulate and rearticulate their relationships to feminism, their relationships to other people, and their relationships to academia. In this project, I conclude that bad feminist moments might be reactions to the pressures of both historical and contemporary structures of oppression, but the choice to reflect on them and share with others is based in feminist principles of reflexivity and collective inspiration to resist perpetuating ongoing structures of oppression inside and outside of the academy.
Categories: Feminism

Play like a Feminist

Play like a Feminist

Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Beyond the Double Bind: Women and Leadership (New
York: Oxford University Press, 1995). 14. Roxane Gay, Bad Feminist: Essays (
New York: Harper Perennial, 2014), x. 15. Adrienne Massanari and Shira Chess,
 ...

Author: Shira Chess

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262360449

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 184

View: 855

An important new voice provides a riveting look at why video games need feminism and why all of us should make space for more play in our lives. "You play like a girl": it's meant to be an insult, accusing a player of subpar, un-fun playing. If you're a girl, and you grow up, do you "play like a woman"--whatever that means? In this provocative and enlightening book, Shira Chess urges us to play like feminists. Furthermore, she urges us to play video games like feminists. Playing like a feminist is empowering and disruptive; it exceeds the boundaries of gender yet still advocates for gender equality. Feminism need video games as much as video games need feminism.
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Feminist Trouble

Feminist Trouble

I am interested in particular in how white feminists are constituted as political
subjects through their relationships to nonwhite feminists, and to those whom
they perceive as “badfeminist subjects. Indeed, I argue that feminism is made
white ...

Author: Éléonore Lépinard

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190077174

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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This is an open access title available under the terms of a CC BY NC ND 4.0 International license. It is free to read at Oxford Scholarship Online and offered as a free PDF download from OUP and selected open access locations. Feminism is in trouble. For more than two decades, Islamic veils, niqabs, and burkinis, forced and arranged marriages, polygamy and Sharia rules concerning women have been the object of intense public scrutiny and legal regulations in many Western countries, especially in Europe, and feminists have been actively engaged on both sides of the debates. In Feminist Trouble, Éléonore Lépinard draws on extended fieldwork with numerous women's organizations in France and Quebec. Giving voice to women of color and white women, Lépinard dissects hierarchies of privilege, in particular whiteness, in feminist politics, grappling with Islam and Islamic veiling debates to understand how these changes have transformed contemporary feminist movements, intersectional politics, and the feminist collective subject. A critical look at feminism, its divisions, and its future, Feminist Trouble argues that feminism should not be centered around an identity-women-but should instead focus on a feminist ethic of responsibility which reckons with power asymmetries and requires women to prioritize their ethical responsibility to the feminist project.
Categories: Social Science

Feminist Review

Feminist Review

Daring to Dissent has a great deal of overlap with The Good, the Bad and the
Gorgeous in its subject matter: it covers print media, popular fiction, TV, video and
cinema, although it also includes essays on radio, theatre and poetry. There are ...

Author: Feminist Review

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415123771

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 99

A unique combination of the activist and the academic, Feminist Review has an acclaimed place within women's studies courses and the women's movement. Feminist Review is produced by a London based editorial colective and publishes and reviews work by women; featuring articles on feminist theory, race, class and sexuality, women's history, cultural studies, black and third world feminism, poetry, photography, letters and much more. Feminist Review is available both on subscription and from bookstores. For a Free Sample Copy or further subscription details please contact Terry Sleight, Routledge Subscriptions, ITPS Ltd., Cheriton House, North Way, Andover SP10 5BE, UK.
Categories: Social Science

Daring to Be Bad

Daring to Be Bad

This thirtieth anniversary edition reveals how current debates about race, transgender rights, queer theory, and sexuality echo issues that galvanized and divided feminists fifty years ago.

Author: Alice Echols

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452964195

Category: Social Science

Page: 456

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Winner of Outstanding Book Award of Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights An award-winning and canonical history of radical feminism, whose activist heat and intellectual audacity powered second-wave feminism—30th anniversary edition A fascinating chronicle of radical feminism’s rise and fall from the mid-Sixties to the mid-Seventies, Daring to Be Bad is a must-read for both students of gender history and activists of intersectionality. This thirtieth anniversary edition reveals how current debates about race, transgender rights, queer theory, and sexuality echo issues that galvanized and divided feminists fifty years ago.
Categories: Social Science

Radical Feminism Writing and Critical Agency

Radical Feminism  Writing  and Critical Agency

whole on our way to the work of Carol Gilligan and the Belenky collaborative.13
My statement is by no means an indictment of compositionists in particular;
indeed, as Alice Echols demonstrates in her Daring to Be Bad, radical feminism ...

Author: Jacqueline Rhodes

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462927

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

View: 588

Links radical feminist writings of the 1960s and 1970s to contemporary online women's networks.
Categories: Social Science

Bad Attitude s on Trial

Bad Attitude s  on Trial

Bad Attitude(s) on Trial is a critical analysis of pornography in the context of contemporary Canada.

Author: Shannon Bell

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781487516802

Category: Social Science

Page: 274

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Bad Attitude(s) on Trial is a critical analysis of pornography in the context of contemporary Canada. The notion that pornography both reflects sexual domination and 'victimizes' women has recently found expression in law in the landmark Canadian Supreme Court decision of R. v. Butler (1992). Many feminists embrace this new law as progressive, but in the post-Butler years, straight, mainstream pornography is still flourishing, while sexual representations that challenge conventional notions of sexuality, such as those centering on gay and lesbian sex and s/m sex, are the focus of censorship. It is the censorship of sexual others that the authors critique from a legal, cultural, gay, and philosophical standpoint. Lise Gotell examines the intervention of the Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) in the Butler decision and provides an overview of socio-legal debates on pornography and censorship. Brenda Cossman examines the Butler decision itself and challenges the dominant reading of this case as a feminist victory. Becki Ross critically examines the expert testimony she delivered in defense of Bad Attitude, an American lesbian sex magazine seized by police from Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto in 1992. She details the difficulties she encountered in explicating and contextualizing the specificities, nuances, and complexities of lesbian s/m fantasy in a court of law. In the final chapter, Shannon Bell advances a conception of pornography that is not distinguishable from philosophy, using philosophy to make pornography. Bad Attitude(s) on Trial provides a new debate on pornography and feminism. It will be of particular interest to students of both women's, and gay and lesbian issues, but will also be relevant for scholars of law, political science, and philosophy, as well as for anyone interested in a different, provocative view of the Butler decision.
Categories: Social Science

Community Activism and Feminist Politics

Community Activism and Feminist Politics

Chapter 6 Producing the Battered Woman Shelter Politics and the Power of the
Feminist Voice Karen Kendrick My interest ... simply ” to leave at that point , I
believed that I would be exposed as too weak , too dependent , and as a bad
feminist .

Author: Nancy A. Naples

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415916305

Category: Social Science

Page: 411

View: 555

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.
Categories: Social Science

Feminism and Method

Feminism and Method

She felt that if she came out as a “battered woman,” it would signify that she was
a “bad feminist.” Further, when Kendrick initiated her research on the politics of
battered women's shelters, she expected to find a very vocal radical feminist ...

Author: Nancy A. Naples

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134568147

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 357

Naples draws on different research topics, such as welfare, poverty, sexual identity, and sexual abuse, to illustrate some of the most salient dilemmas of feminist research: the debate over objectivity, the paradox of discourse, the dilemma of "standpoint," and the challenges of activist research. By linking important feminist theoretical debates with case studies, Naples illustrates the strategies she developed for resolving the challenges posed be postmodern, Third World, postcolonial, and queer studies.
Categories: Social Science

Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures

Bad Girls and Dirty Pictures

For well over a decade, half-baked analysis and phony science have been used by some feminists to side-track the women's movement into puritanical campaigns against sexual material and imaginative sexual exploration.Many feminists would say ...

Author: Alison Assiter

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745305245

Category: Social Science

Page: 185

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For well over a decade, half-baked analysis and phony science have been used by some feminists to side-track the women's movement into puritanical campaigns against sexual material and imaginative sexual exploration.Many feminists would say that this widely publicised version of feminism is itself sexist, and that the increasingly vocal anti-pornography campaigns are founded on theoretical dead-ends that have allowed feminists to deviate drastically from the basic goals of women's liberation.Bad Girls & Dirty Pictures puts these anti-sex, anti-porn arguments under the microscope of a more thorough and considered feminist analysis. It examines the flaws in the research that purports to prove the harm of pornography and warns against the continuing use of censorship by politicians and the moral right, as well as exposing the dangers of anti-porn feminist arguments.Contributions from a wide range of women, including sex workers and academics, remind us that pornography does not have a special place in our oppression, and that censorship must still be seen as dangerous enemy of women. Bad Girls & Dirty Pictures is a much-needed antidote to falsehoods, shabby thinking, and patronising sexism that have fuelled anti-pornography campaigns and misled the women's movement.
Categories: Social Science

Masculinity in Breaking Bad

Masculinity in Breaking Bad

Bad. a. Feminist. Text? Participants: —Bridget Roussell Cowlishaw (BRC) —
Robert G. Weiner (RGW) —Ian Dawe (ID) —Stephanie Stringer Gross (SSG) —
Susan Johnston (SJ) BRIDGET ROUSSELL COWLISHAW: Because this book ...

Author: Bridget Roussell Cowlishaw

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476619910

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 236

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Following on author Peter Rollins’ motto “If it isn’t popular, it isn’t culture,” this collection of new essays considers Vince Gilligan’s award-winning television series Breaking Bad as a landmark of Western culture—comparable to the works of Shakespeare and Dickens in their time—that merits scholarly attention from those who would understand early the 21st century zeitgeist. The essayists explore the series as a critique of American concepts of masculinity, with Walter White discussed as a father archetype—provider, protector, author of a legacy—and as a Machiavellian warrior on the capitalist battleground. Other topics include the mutual exclusivity of intellect and masculinity in American culture, and the dramatic irony as White's rationales for his criminal life are gradually revealed as a lie. In “round table” chapters, contributors discuss the show’s reception, fans who root for “Team Walt,” “Skyler-hating” and Breaking Bad as a feminist text.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment

Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment

We didn ' t experience what power they did have as power over us , but rather as
power for us - power for women , power for feminism . Bad power was men ' s
power , the power society granted men to exploit women , impose upon women ...

Author: Jane Gallop

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822319187

Category: Education

Page: 101

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Sexual harassment is an issue in which feminists are usually thought to be on the plaintiff's side. But in 1993—amid considerable attention from the national academic community—Jane Gallop, a prominent feminist professor of literature, was accused of sexual harassment by two of her women graduate students. In Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment, Gallop tells the story of how and why she was charged with sexual harassment and what resulted from the accusations. Weaving together memoir and theoretical reflections, Gallop uses her dramatic personal experience to offer a vivid analysis of current trends in sexual harassment policy and to pose difficult questions regarding teaching and sex, feminism and knowledge. Comparing “still new” feminism—as she first encountered it in the early 1970s—with the more established academic discipline that women's studies has become, Gallop makes a case for the intertwining of learning and pleasure. Refusing to acquiesce to an imperative of silence that surrounds such issues, Gallop acknowledges—and describes—her experiences with the eroticism of learning and teaching. She argues that antiharassment activism has turned away from the feminism that created it and suggests that accusations of harassment are taking aim at the inherent sexuality of professional and pedagogic activity rather than indicting discrimination based on gender—that antiharassment has been transformed into a sensationalist campaign against sexuality itself. Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment offers a direct and challenging perspective on the complex and charged issues surrounding the intersection of politics, sexuality, feminism, and power. Gallop's story and her characteristically bold way of telling it will be compelling reading for anyone interested in these issues and particularly to anyone interested in the ways they pertain to the university.
Categories: Education

Bad Girls

Bad Girls

We look at particular historical moments when the possibilities for feminist
consciousness are present , only to be hijacked by popular representations
before they could be imagined another way . At the same time , we acknowledge
that once ...

Author: A. Susan Owen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820461504

Category: Social Science

Page: 261

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Bad Girls examines representational practices of film and television stories beginning with post-Vietnam cinema and ending with postfeminisms and contemporary public disputes over women in the military. The book explores a diverse range of popular media texts, from the Alien saga to Ally McBeal and Sex and the City, from The Net and VR5 to Sportsnight and G.I. Jane. The research is framed as a study of intergenerational tensions in portrayals of women and public institutions - in careers, governmental service, and interactions with technology. Using iconic texts and their contexts as a primary focus, this book offers a rhetorical and cultural history of the tensions between remembering and forgetting in representations of the American feminist movement between 1979 and 2005. Looking forward, the book sets an agenda for discussion of gender issues over the next twenty-five years and articulates with authority the manner in which «transgression» itself has become a site of struggle.
Categories: Social Science

Varieties of Feminist Liberalism

Varieties of Feminist Liberalism

Bad. for. Women? Susan. Moller. Okin. UNTIL THE PAST FEW DECADES,
minority groups — immigrants as well as indigenous peoples — were typically
expected to assimilate into majority cultures. This assimilationist expectation is
now ...

Author: Amy R. Baehr

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742512037

Category: Philosophy

Page: 298

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The essays in this volume present versions of feminism that are explicitly liberal, or versions of liberalism that are explicitly feminist. By bringing together some of the most respected and well-known scholars in mainstream political philosophy today, Amy R. Baehr challenges the reader to reconsider the dominant view that liberalism and feminism are incompatible. Visit our website for sample chapters!
Categories: Philosophy

Beyonc in Formation

Beyonc   in Formation

In the tradition of Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist and Jill Lepore’s bestselling cultural histories, Finding Beyoncé is the work of a daring intellectual who is poised to spark a new conversation about freedom and identity in America.

Author: Omise'eke Natasha Tinsley

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9781477317723

Category: Music

Page:

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Making headlines when it was launched in 2015, Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley’s undergraduate course “Beyoncé Feminism, Rihanna Womanism” has inspired students from all walks of life. In Finding Beyoncé, Tinsley now takes her rich observations beyond the classroom, using the blockbuster album and video Lemonade as a soundtrack for vital next-millennium narratives. Woven with candid observations about her life as a feminist scholar of African studies and a cisgender femme married to a trans spouse, Tinsley’s “Femme-onade” mixtape explores myriad facets of black women’s sexuality and gender. Turning to Beyoncé’s “Don’t Hurt Yourself,” Tinsley assesses black feminist critiques of marriage and then considers the models of motherhood offered in “Daddy Lessons,” interspersing these passages with memories from Tinsley’s multiracial family history. Her chapters on nontraditional bonds culminate in a discussion of contemporary LGBT politics through the lens of the internet-breaking video “Formation,” underscoring why Beyoncé’s black femme-inism isn’t only for ciswomen. From pleasure politics and the struggle for black women’s reproductive justice to the subtext of blues and country music traditions, the landscape in this tour is populated by activists and artists (including Loretta Lynn) and infused with vibrant interpretations of Queen Bey’s provocative, peerless imagery and lyrics. In the tradition of Roxanne Gay’s Bad Feminist and Jill Lepore’s bestselling cultural histories, Finding Beyoncé is the work of a daring intellectual who is poised to spark a new conversation about freedom and identity in America.
Categories: Music

A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance

A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance

When the play opened in May 1987 at P.S. 122 in New York City, C. Carr of the
Village Voice heralded Hughes as queen of her own "Dyke Noir Theatre" and
broadcast her reputation as bad girl of the bad girls. "She's hell on heels, a
twisted ...

Author: Carol Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134844234

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 332

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This work is a unique collection of key articles on feminist theatre and performance form The Drama Review (TDR). Carol Martin juxtaposes theory and practice to provide an exceptionally comprehensive overview of the development of feminist theatre. This outstanding collection includes key texts by theorists such as Elin Diamond, Peggy Phelan and Lynda Hart and interviews with practitioners including Anna Deveare Smith and Robbie McCauley. It also contains full performances texts by two of the most influential and controversial practiitioners of feminist theatre: Dress Suits to Hire by Holly Hughes and The Constant State of Desire by Karen Finley. A Sourcebook on Feminist Theatre and Performance is an essential purchase for students of theatre studies, performance studies and women's theatre.
Categories: Performing Arts

Feminist Expositions of the Old Testament in Africa Tanzania in the Context of the Office Held by Deborah in Judges 4 and 5

Feminist Expositions of the Old Testament in Africa  Tanzania  in the Context of the Office Held by Deborah in Judges 4 and 5

But the question remains – what makes some people think that feminist issues
are bad? Perhaps the outcome of the feminist movement made some people
dislike feminist theories. Actually, in exploring on women, one will encounter
realities ...

Author: Hoyce Lyimo-Mbowe

Publisher: Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH

ISBN: 9783832537098

Category: History

Page: 293

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Both women and men were leaders since ancient times; however, few female leaders are reported. Deborah is one of the powerful female leaders during the ancient Israel. This work explored the feminist expositions of the Old Testament in Africa, with focus on the context of the offices held by Deborah as narrated in the book of Judges Chapter 4 and 5. The exegetical part shed light onto the role played by the female leaders among the Israelites. The feminist paradigms in Judges 4 and 5 demonstrate how female characters in these chapters construct a way to disagree with what seems to oppress women and deny their leadership capability. The findings of this study determine that gender should not be perceived as having an effect on leadership in general.
Categories: History

Handbook of Feminist Research

Handbook of Feminist Research

RESEARCH. ETHICS. 29 Debates for Feminist Research Katherine Johnson
Feminist politics needs ... Ethics, or the judgment of actions and experiences as
good or bad by some criteria, is a universal human phenomenon. All societies ...

Author: Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483341453

Category: Social Science

Page: 792

View: 228

This Handbook presents both a theoretical and practical approach to conducting social science research on, for, and about women. It develops an understanding of feminist research by introducing a range of feminist epistemologies, methodologies, and emergent methods that have had a significant impact on feminist research practice and women's studies scholarship. Contributors to the Second Edition continue to highlight the close link between feminist research and social change and transformation. The new edition expands the base of scholarship into new areas, with 12 entirely new chapters on topics such as the natural sciences, social work, the health sciences, and environmental studies. It extends discussion of the intersections of race, class, gender, and globalization, as well as transgender, transsexualism and the queering of gender identities. All 22 chapters retained from the first edition are updated with the most current scholarship, including a focus on the role that new technologies play in the feminist research process. Discover the latest news from Author Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber: Visit http://www.fordham.edu/Campus_Resources/eNewsroom/topstories_2397.asp
Categories: Social Science