One dimensional Woman

One dimensional Woman

Criticizes the hollowness of contemporary feminism, its lack of alternative thought, and its emphasis on capitalist individualism.

Author: Nina Power

Publisher: Zero Books

ISBN: 1846942411

Category: Philosophy

Page: 74

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Criticizes the hollowness of contemporary feminism, its lack of alternative thought, and its emphasis on capitalist individualism.
Categories: Philosophy

One Dimensional Woman

One Dimensional Woman

In the UK, unlike many other European countries, female participation in the labor market has been high for a long time, and women, particularly young, single ... 18 Female pragmatism, the supposed sensibleness of 18 One-Dimensional Woman.

Author: Nina Power

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

ISBN: 9781780997377

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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This short book is partly an attack on the apparent abdication of any systematic political thought on the part of today's positive, up-beat feminists. It suggests alternative ways of thinking about transformations in work, sexuality and culture that, while seemingly far-fetched in the current ideological climate, may provide more serious material for future feminism.
Categories: Social Science

What Do Men Want

What Do Men Want

With illuminating writing from an original, big-picture perspective, Nina Power unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practice playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding and a lifetime ...

Author: Nina Power

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780241356517

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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From the acclaimed philosopher and author of One-Dimensional Woman, a bold, playful and open-minded exploration of the role of men in the twenty-first century Something is definitely up with men. From millions online who engage with the manosphere to the #metoo backlash, from Men's Rights activists and incels to spiralling suicide rates, it's easy to see that, while men still rule the world, masculinity is in crisis. How can men and women live together in a world where capitalism and consumerism has replaced the values - family, religion, service and honour - that used to give our lives meaning? Feminism has gone some way towards dismantling the patriarchy, but how can we hold on to the best aspects of our metaphorical Father? With illuminating writing from an original, big-picture perspective, Nina Power unlocks the secrets hidden in our culture to enable men and women to practice playfulness and forgiveness, and reach a true mutual understanding and a lifetime of love.
Categories: Social Science

Measuring Up

Measuring Up

By presenting images of females that are three-dimensional as opposed to the traditional one-dimensional images, women envisioned an alternative aesthetic in advertising that was not antithetical to more traditional conventions.

Author: Vickie Rutledge Shields

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812204025

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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The mute gestures of advertising images are frozen for posterity by photographers and illustrators, gestures that, for better or worse, perpetuate a certain aesthetic and eventually become emblematic of a period. The images of today display the values of a society that has more interest in the body than the mind. They are technoenhanced labyrinths of unattainable appearances that leave women and men feeling horrified, estranged, and restricted by unrealistic, silent mandates. Measuring Up looks at advertising as more than just a way to extract money from unsuspecting people but as a vehicle for conveying the larger views of a confining, body-obsessed culture. By weaving theoretical and textual insights from feminist and cultural studies with the voices of real women and men, Measuring Up offers a unique reception analysis of the effects of repetitious exposure to advertisements of perfect bodies in our everyday lives. Shields examines a particular, complex relationship between the idealized images of gender we see in advertising and our own thoughts, feelings, and behavior in relation to these images. The study is unique in presenting audience reception in terms of ethnographic data, not textual interpretations alone. Measuring Up engages with and informs current theoretical debates within these sometimes complementary and sometimes contradictory literatures: feminist media studies, feminist film theory, critical social theory, cultural studies, and critical ethnography. This is an important work that explores the forms and channels of power used in one of the most insidious and overt means of mass influence in popular culture.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Feminist Family Studies

Handbook of Feminist Family Studies

Anzaldúa depicts Mexican-origin women's identities as influenced by a “good” woman and “bad” woman dichotomy. ... She argues that simplistic and one-dimensional notions do not capture the complexities of people's experiences.

Author: Sally A. Lloyd

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412960823

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 403

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The Handbook of Feminist Family Studiespresents the important theories, methodologies, and practices in feminist family studies. The editors showcase feminist family scholarship, providing both a retrospective and a prospective overview of the field andcreating a scholarly forum for interpretation and dissemination of feminist work.
Categories: Family & Relationships

A Passion for Friends

A Passion for Friends

As student of communications Denice Yanni has pointed out , this opinion that women are boring is reinforced by hetero - relational media that portray women as " only one dimensional " characters.45 This one - dimensionality of women ...

Author: Janice G. Raymond

Publisher: Spinifex Press

ISBN: 187675608X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 275

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Janice Raymond offers a vision of female friendship that is as exhilarating as it is controversial. In this feminist classic, she explores the many manifestations of friendship between women including the ancient Greek hetairai, the sisterhood of mediaeval nuns and the marriage resisters of China. Thousands of women have created their own communities and destinies through friendship. She also examines the contemporary women's movement and its networks and friendships -- as well as the forces operating against friendship between women. A tough and clear-sighted analysis, and a book to read again and again.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Black Box

Black Box

In 2009, I published One-Dimensional Woman, a play on Marcuse's title for sure, but a short text which also tried to look at similar questions regarding consumerism and culture in our own era, with a particular emphasis on how these ...

Author: The Black Box Collective

Publisher: PM Press

ISBN: 9781629632216

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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As the serial disasters of capitalism’s current crisis—economic, political, environmental—continue to batter the world, Black Box: A Record of the Catastrophe is a device for recording, analyzing, and transmitting events as they happen. But it offers neither dire predictions nor false hopes. Instead, it embraces the mystery of what might transpire. The word “catastrophe” has not always signified “disaster”; during the sixteenth century, especially in theater, it came to mean “a reversal of what is expected.” Black Box is ultimately a documentary project, a record of the catastrophe, but it’s an open question where the inquiry will take us. It may be a record of the disastrous end. Or it may be a record of the turning. The first volume contains an eclectic but accessible collection of reportage, interviews, letters, fragments, and theoretical responses from some of the brightest minds in critical theory. Its authors have sent dispatches from American prison yards, the shipping graveyards of India, fatal overseas drone strikes, roads crisscrossing the Mississippi Delta, childhoods in revolutionary Zimbabwe, and kitchens where undocumented workers wash dishes. By taking a broad geographical and aesthetic stance, Black Box will be a constellation of ideas and information that points toward the future—whatever it may hold. Contributors to Black Box include scholars (Nina Power, Silvia Federici, Sami Khatib, Chris O’Kane, Tanya Erzen), cultural critics (Richard Dyer, Charles Mudede), authors (Ursula K. Le Guin, Miranda Mellis), poets (Emily Abendroth, Cathy Wagner, Alli Warren), and many others.
Categories: Political Science

Swami Vivekananda

Swami Vivekananda

It is easy to understand, to follow, even worship, a onedimensional man, or a one-dimensional woman, and this may be the reason why we mostly tend to confine our great men and great women to that one dimension of theirs which appeals to ...

Author: Chaturvedi Badrinath

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9788184755077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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The Vedanta was an inseparable part of Swami Vivekananda’s personality. He lived and breathed this philosophy while preaching it to India and the west. While Vivekananda’s landmark address at the Parliament of Religions in Chicago in 1893 established him as modern India’s great spiritual leader, his popularity and appeal is attributed to his ability to integrate his human side with his profound spiritual side. In this beautifully written biography, Chaturvedi Badrinath liberates Vivekananda from the confines of the worship room and offers an unforgettable insight into the life of a man who was the very embodiment of the Vedanta that he preached.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Singularly Unfeminine Profession

A Singularly Unfeminine Profession

Not a whole lot is known about M-theory except that it involves membranes, which are twodimensional objects (as opposed to one-dimensional strings and the “zero” dimensional points of ordinary field theory). Still a different limit of ...

Author: Mary K Gaillard

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789814644242

Category: Science

Page: 200

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In 1981 Mary K Gaillard became the first woman on the physics faculty at the University of California at Berkeley. Her career as a theoretical physicist spanned the period from the inception — in the late 1960s and early 1970s — of what is now known as the Standard Model of particle physics and its experimental confirmation, culminating with the discovery of the Higgs particle in 2012. A Singularly Unfeminine Profession recounts Gaillard's experiences as a woman in a very male-dominated field, while tracing the development of the Standard Model as she witnessed it and participated in it. The generally nurturing environment of her childhood and college years, as well as experiences as an undergraduate in particle physics laboratories and as a graduate student at Columbia University — which cemented her passion for particle physics — left her unprepared for the difficulties that she confronted as a second year graduate student in Paris, and later at CERN, another particle physics laboratory near Geneva, Switzerland. The development of the Standard Model, as well as attempts to go beyond it and aspects of early universe physics, are described through the lens of Gaillard's own work, in a language written for a lay audience. Contents:PrefaceBeginningsHollins and Paris: To Paris and BackBrookhaven and ColumbiaParis Again: The Worst YearCERNFermilab: Charm, The Delta I=½ Rule, Search for CharmCERN Again: Two Weeks in the Soviet Union, The Higgs Particle, Gluon Jets, Bottom Quarks, Penguins and GUTsUnrest: Annecy: SupergutsReturningMy Survival MechanismAfterlife: Physics at a Trillion Electron Volts, Physics at the Planck EnergyReflectionsAcronymsGlossary Readership: Students interested in women's issues and/or particle physics, professionals interested in women's issues and/or the history of the development of the Standard Model, general public interested in women's issues and/or particle physics. Key Features:Professor Gaillard is a leading particle theorist who has participated in many important contributions to the development of the Standard Model, including the prediction of the quark mass and of gluon jets. She is a recipient of the E O Lawrence Award and the J J Sakurai prize. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the American Philosophical SocietyAs a woman in physics at a time when there were very few, her account of the history of the Standard Model offers a unique perspective on both the physics and the issue of gender bias in a very male-dominated fieldThe history of the development of the Standard Model, as well as attempts to understand deeper physics underlying that model and concomitant developments in cosmology, is described in conjunction with her own research and life experiencesKeywords:Women in Physics;Autobiography;Particles and Fields;CosmologyReview: “Her frank autobiography is an honest, revelatory account of her many discoveries, made as she battled gender bias and faced the demands of raising three children …Gaillard became a grande dame of particle physics, with positions on many committees that shaped particle-physics research in the United States and, ultimately, the world. The story is as much about a thrilling period in particle physics as about Gaillard's struggle to establish herself in a male-dominated sphere … As a colleague comments in the book: 'She did it all!'” Nature "It was clearly a hard time to be a successful theorist, and a woman, and Gaillard's account makes for a compelling tale. She was talented, determined and tough — she made the system accommodate her. Life isn't like that now, and we have people like her to thank for it." Times Higher Education
Categories: Science