Writing on the Body

Female Embodiment and Feminist Theory

Author: Katie Conboy,Nadia Medina,Sarah Stanbury

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231105453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 430

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Exploring the tensions between women's lived bodily experiences and the cultural meanings inscribed on the female body, this volume----complete with editors' introduction----includes classic and contemporary essays on rape, pornography, eroticism, anorexia, body building, menstruation, and maternity, and challenges racial, class, and sexual categories.

Historical Dictionary of Feminism

Author: Janet K. Boles,Diane Long Hoeveler

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810849464

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

View: 7852


This Second Edition is an essential resource for librarians, scholars, and students. This succinct handbook includes more than 1,000 entries covering the persons, organizations, campaigns and court cases, goals and achievements, and current and future directions of the feminist movement, 75 percent of which are new and revised from the first edition. This second edition also features a more internationally focused introduction that provides an overview of the history and development of feminism as a movement and as a philosophy. Rounding out this new edition are an expanded chronology, and an updated bibliography that brings attention to many feminist online resources and periodicals, and emphasizes global and third-wave feminism, both new developments in the field since the publication of the first edition. Paying tribute to the struggles of the women, and men, who have worked to change and to improve the living conditions for women in the world, this book promises a comprehensive historical overview for readers of all interest levels.

"Feminism is Not the Story of My Life"

How Today's Feminist Elite Has Lost Touch with the Real Concerns of Women

Author: Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

Publisher: Doubleday


Category: Social Science

Page: 275

View: 8367


Stating that contemporary feminists have pursued high-profile political causes at the cost of everyday women's problems, a study based on polls and interviews calls for a refocusing of feminist concerns. Tour.

Women and Immigration Law

New Variations on Classical Feminist Themes

Author: Thomas Spijkerboer,Sarah Van Walsum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135308373

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 1461


This book examines immigration law from a gender perspective. It shows how immigration law situates gender conflicts outside the national order, projecting them onto non-western countries, exotic cultures, clandestine labour and criminal organizations. In doing so, immigration law sustains the illusion that gender conflicts have moved beyond the pale of European experience. In fact, the classical feminist themes of patriarchy, the gendered division of labour and sexual violence are still being played out at the heart of Europe's societies, involving both citizens and migrants. This collection of essays demonstrates how the seemingly marginal perspective of immigration law highlights Europe's unresolved gender conflicts and how a gender perspective can help us to rethink immigration law.

New Feminist Perspectives on Embodiment

Author: Clara Fischer,Luna Dolezal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319723537

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 9160


Despite several decades of feminist activism and scholarship, women’s bodies continue to be sites of control and contention both materially and symbolically. Issues such as reproductive technologies, sexual violence, objectification, motherhood, and sex trafficking, among others, constitute ongoing, pressing concerns for women’s bodies in our contemporary milieu, arguably exacerbated in a neoliberal world where bodies are instrumentalized as sites of human capital. This book engages with these themes by building on the strong tradition of feminist thought focused on women’s bodies, and by making novel contributions that reflect feminists’ concerns—both theoretically and empirically—about gender and embodiment in the present context and beyond. The collection brings together essays from a variety of feminist scholars who deploy diverse theoretical approaches, including phenomenology, pragmatism, and new materialisms, in order to examine philosophically the question of the current status of gendered bodies through cutting-edge feminist theory.

The Liberation of Women

And, The New Woman : Two Documents in the History of Egyptian Feminism

Author: Qasim Amin,Qāsim Amīn,قاسم أمين،

Publisher: American Univ in Cairo Press

ISBN: 9789774245671

Category: Social Science

Page: 205

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Qasim Amin (1863-1908), an Egyptian lawyer, is best known for his advocacy of women's emancipation in Egypt, through a number of works including The Liberation of Women and The New Woman. In the first of these important books in 1899, he started from the premise that the liberation of women was an essential prerequisite for the liberation of Egyptian society from foreign domination, and used arguments based on Islam to call for an improvement in the status of women. In doing so, he promoted the debate on women in Egypt from a side issue to a major national concern, but he also subjected himself to severe criticism from the khedival palace, as well as from religious leaders, journalists, and writers. In response he wrote The New Woman, published in 1900, in which he defended his position and took some of his ideas further. In The New Woman, Amin relies less on arguments based on the Quran and Sayings of the Prophet, and more openly espouses a Western model of development. Although published a century ago, these two books continue to be a source of controversy and debate in the Arab world and remain key works for understanding the Arab feminist movement. The Liberation of Women and The New Woman appear here in English translation for the first time in one volume.

Feminism in the Study of Religion

Author: Darlene Juschka

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826447272

Category: Social Science

Page: 700

View: 370


Written by feminist scholars over a period of nearly thirty years, the selected readings are wide-ranging in content, offer a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural perspective, and reflect the work of scholars working within religious studies as well as other disciplines.The introductory essays link the sections and are packed with useful information on resources, issues, and the current debates. The book illustrates how debates about feminism within the study of religions have been impacted by broader theoretical discussions and provides evidence that feminist scholars working on religion have made their own contribution to feminist theory.

Feminist Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Author: Wendy Harcourt

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781856492447

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

View: 7599


This collection of essays seeks to provide an understanding of gender relations in sustainable development. Researchers, activists and policy-makers from the North and South offer new ways to challenge dominating knowledge-systems and development institutions, and discuss the difficulties women face on the margins of the development process. Contributions on resource management, power, knowledge production, culture, development institutions and politics, health and economics show that gender relations are not simply a footnote on our understanding of history and societies, but are central to the development discourse. The contributers include: Janet Abramovitz, Franck Amalric, Frederique Apffel Marglin, Lourdes Arzipe, Tariq Banuri, Rosi Braidotti, Raff Carmen, Willy Douma. Atu' Emberson-Bain, Wendy harcourt, Sabine Hausler, Noleen Heyzer, Heleen van der Hombergh, Cecile Jackson, Devaki Jain, Loes Keysers, Judith Richter, Gita Sen, Marja-Liisa Swantz, Corinne Wacker, Ange Wieberdink and Saskia Wieringa.

Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies

Author: Kathy Davis,Mary Evans,Judith Lorber

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446206843

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 2286


"This breathtakingly broad, interdisciplinary reader demonstrates how widely feminist thinking has spread, how deeply it has shaken settled assumptions in the disciplines and how much new light it throws on contemporary controversies." - Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin-Madison "A timely intervention and highly engaged, thoughtful and scholarly analysis of the state of gender and women's studies in the West by three eminent feminist scholars... Highly cognisant of the central issues that have fractured, blocked and enhanced western feminism." - Bev Skeggs, Goldsmiths "The comprehensiveness and the interdisciplinary range of themes are impressive, and they make the Handbook into a wonderful tool for teachers and students of women's and gender studies." - Nina Lykke, Linkoeping University Gender and women's studies is one of the most challenging fields within the social sciences - the dynamics of gender relations and the social and cultural implications of gender constructions offer a lively forum of debate. The Handbook of Gender and Women's Studies presents a comprehensive and engaging review of the most recent developments within the field, including the study of masculinity, the feminist implications of postmodernism, the 'cultural turn' and globalization. The authors review current research and offer critical analyses of women's and gender studies in work, the welfare state, family, education, religion, violence and war and feminist global politics. Edited by three leading academics from Europe and the United States, and with 25 chapters written by scholars based throughout the world, the Handbook situates the most important debates in the field within a uniquely international and interdisciplinary context. The Handbook is a useful introduction to gender theory and an exciting starting-point for fresh debates.