Race, Ethnicity and the Women’s Movement in England, by Natalie Thomlinson

By Natalie Thomlinson

This booklet is the 1st archive-based account of the charged debates round race within the women's circulation in England in the course of the 'second wave' interval. interpreting either the white and the Black women's stream via a resource base that incorporates unique oral histories and huge examine utilizing feminist periodicals, this publication seeks to unpack the historic roots of long-running tensions among Black and white feminists. It supplies a wide review of the activism that either Black and white ladies have been eager about, and examines the Black feminist critique of white feminists as racist, how white feminists reacted to this critique, and asks why the women's circulation used to be so not able to have interaction with the troubles of Black ladies. via doing so, the e-book speaks to many trendy matters in the women's circulate concerning the politics of race, and certainly where of identification politics in the left extra broadly.

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Women, Pleasure, Film: What Lolas Want by S. Richter

By S. Richter

The Lola movie is a different subgenre of the woman's movie during which woman's declare to excitement is entertained with out recourse to the determine of the femme fatale. This e-book examines Lola as a particular and enduring element of the "new woman": woman's forthright declare to excitement on her personal phrases, liberated from the standard constraints of intercourse and gender.

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The Spinster and Her Enemies by Sheila Jeffreys

By Sheila Jeffreys

This feminist textual content is published the following with a revised and up to date advent. It examines the actions of feminist campaigners round such concerns as baby abuse and prostitution and the way those campaigns formed social purity within the Eighties and Eighteen Nineties. It demonstrates how the thriving and militant feminism of the past due nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was once undermined, and asserts that the decline of this feminism used to be due mostly to the merchandising of a sexual ideology which was once antagonistic to women's independence.

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Feminist Social Work Theory and Practice by Lena Dominelli

By Lena Dominelli

Feminist theories of social paintings were criticized for treating girls as a uniform class and showing inadequate sensitivity to the complicated ways that different social divisions (those of race, age, incapacity, etc.) impression on gender family. this article seeks to enhance a brand new framework for feminist social paintings that takes on board postmodernist arguments to do with distinction and gear but keeps a dedication to collective harmony and social switch. As such, it's going to be beneficial examining for college kids, educators and practitioners alike in social paintings.

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New Pathways in International Development: Gender And Civil by Maurizio Carbone, Marjorie, Dr Lister

By Maurizio Carbone, Marjorie, Dr Lister

Gender issues and civil society are either significant matters within the present debate concerning the implementation of european improvement coverage. This quantity offers a brand new standpoint and concentrate on the more and more very important rising matters resembling gender equality and democracy to provide an explanation for how they influence on coverage. This publication will entice these attracted to the eu Union, in ecu improvement coverage, gender and improvement stories and in civil society and improvement matters.

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Paternal Tyranny (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) by Arcangela Tarabotti

By Arcangela Tarabotti

Sharp-witted and sharp-tongued, Arcangela Tarabotti (1604-52) yearned to be officially expert and luxuriate in an self reliant existence in Venetian literary circles. yet as an alternative, at 16, her father compelled her right into a Benedictine convent. To protest her confinement, Tarabotti composed polemical works exposing the numerous injustices perpetrated opposed to ladies of her day.Paternal Tyranny, the 1st of those works, is a fiery yet conscientiously argued manifesto opposed to the oppression of girls by means of the Venetian patriarchy. Denouncing key misogynist texts of the period, Tarabotti indicates how despicable it used to be for Venice, a republic that prided itself on its political liberties, to deprive its ladies of rights accorded even to foreigners. She accuses mom and dad of treating convents as dumping grounds for disabled, illegitimate, or in a different way undesirable daughters. ultimately, via compelling feminist readings of the Bible and different non secular works, Tarabotti demonstrates that ladies are in actual fact men's equals in God's eyes.An avenging angel who dared to talk out for the rights of ladies approximately 4 centuries in the past, Arcangela Tarabotti can now ultimately be heard.

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The Creation of Feminist Consciousness: From the Middle Ages by Gerda Lerner

By Gerda Lerner

A pioneer in women's experiences and long term activist for women's matters, and a previous president of the association of yank Historians, Gerda Lerner is among the founders and most advantageous students of Women's heritage. The construction of Patriarchy, the 1st e-book in her two-volume magnum opus Women and History (1986) acquired extensive evaluation realization and lots more and plenty acclaim, profitable the celebrated Joan Kelly Prize of the yank old organization for the easiest paintings on Women's historical past that yr. Ms hailed the e-book for offering "a grand old framework that was once very unlikely even to visualize ahead of the enlightenment approximately women's position on the planet supplied by way of her previous paintings and that of alternative feminist scholars." New instructions for Women stated it "may good be an important paintings in feminist thought to seem in our generation."
Patriarchy traced the advance of the tips, symbols, and metaphors through which males institutionalized their domination of girls. Now, in The production of Feminist Consciousness, the eagerly awaited concluding quantity of Women and History, Lerner records the twelve-hundred-year fight of girls to loose their minds from patriarchal idea, to create Women's historical past, and to accomplish a feminist attention. Lerner argues that the millenia-old academic disadvantaging of ladies and their marginalization within the highbrow lifetime of Western civilization retarded women's skill to realize their situation and to outline their wishes as a bunch. She indicates the devastating influence on women's psychology of notions in their innate psychological inferiority, bolstered new release after new release by means of the lessons of relations, church, and nation. via studying over 1000 years of feminist biblical feedback, Lerner illustrates her most crucial insight--the discontinuity of women's heritage. The iteration to new release transmission of information on which the development of civilization rests didn't paintings for girls. simply because they didn't comprehend their heritage, every one iteration of ladies used their energies and abilities reinventing principles that different ladies had already defined--this enormously behind schedule the advance of women's realization of themselves as participants of a gaggle. In a chain of interesting graphics of person ladies who resisted patriarchal indoctrination, Lerner discusses girls mystics akin to Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich and later Protestant mystics, and brings to existence the various girls of significant literary expertise, from Christine de Pisan to Louise Labe to Emily Dickinson, who easily bypassed patriarchal notion and created exchange worlds for themselves.
In its emphasis at the strength of principles, the fight of ladies for inclusion within the inspiration of the Divine, the repeated makes an attempt by means of girls to shape supportive networks, and its research of the preconditions for the formation of political theories of liberation, this outstanding paintings charts new floor for ancient reports, the heritage of principles, and feminist idea.

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Exposing Men: The Science and Politics of Male Reproduction by Cynthia R. Daniels

By Cynthia R. Daniels

Exposing males examines how beliefs of masculinity have lengthy skewed our societal--and scientific--understanding of 1 of the pillars of male id: reproductive well-being. basically with the new public publicity of men's reproductive problems has the healthiness of the male physique been thrown into query, and in addition to it deeper masculine beliefs. while as soon as men's sexual and reproductive talents have been the main taboo of subject matters, this present day erectile disorder is a multi-billion greenback enterprise, and journal articles trumpet male reproductive decline with headlines equivalent to "You're part the guy Your Father Was." Cynthia R. Daniels casts a gimlet eye on our global of plummeting sperm counts, spiking reproductive cancers, sperm banks, and pharmacological therapies for impotence which will investigate the real kingdom of male future health. What she unearths is male reproductive platforms broken via pollutants and conflict, and evidence piling up that males via sperm, go on damage to the youngsters they father. but, regardless of the facts that men's health and wellbeing, up to women's, considerably impacts the power in their offspring, Daniels additionally sees a society keeping directly to outmoded assumptions, one within which males forget about blatant well-being hazards as they try to stay as much as antiquated rules of manliness.

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Toward a Feminist Philosophy of Economics by Drucilla Barker, Edith Kuiper

By Drucilla Barker, Edith Kuiper

Feminist economists have tested that interrogating hierarchies according to gender, ethnicity, classification and country leads to an economics that's biased and extra trustworthy to empirical proof than are mainstream bills. This rigorous and accomplished booklet examines a few of the valuable philosophical questions and topics in feminist economics together with · historical past of economics · Feminist technology stories · identification and organization · being concerned exertions · Postcolonialism and postmodernism With contributions from such major figures as Nancy Folbre, Julie Nelson and Sandra Harding, towards a Feminist concept of Economics seems to be set to develop into the publication on feminist economics for your time to return and may be significantly favored through all these drawn to gender experiences, financial technique and social concept.

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