Feminist Thought

Feminist thought, philosophy, and practice.

F 'Em!: Goo Goo, Gaga, and Some Thoughts on Balls Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580053600
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - September 27th, 2011

From Jennifer Baumgardner, one of the leading voices of Third Wave feminism, comes this provocative, thoughtful, often funny collection of essays and interviews that offers a state of the union on contemporary feminist issues.

Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism, and the Future Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374532307
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Published: Farrar Straus Giroux - March 2nd, 2010

In the year 2000, girl culture was clearly ascendant. From Lilith Fair to Buffy the Vampire Slayer to the WNBA, it seemed that female pride was the order of the day. Yet feminism was also at a crossroads; "girl power" feminists were obsessed with personal empowerment at the expense of politics, while political institutions such as Ms.

Make Mine a Double: Why Women Like Us Like to Drink (or Not) Cover Image
By Gina Barreca (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781584657590
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Published: University Press of New England - September 13th, 2011

Make Mine a Double pours together a collection of witty, intelligent, and provocative pieces about women and their beverages of choice.

Fast Feminism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781570271892
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Published: Autonomedia - September 6th, 2010

Nonfiction. Political Science & Theory. Women's Studies. FAST FEMINISM is a new-old feminism grounded in politics, performance and philosophy. It is in close proximity to postfeminisms of the poststructuralist variety--third-wave feminism, queer feminism, cyberfeminism and feminism 3.0. While FAST FEMINISM operates in proximity to other feminisms, its "natural" home is in queer theory.

Cruel Optimism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822351115
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Published: Duke University Press - October 11th, 2011

A relation of cruel optimism exists when something you desire is actually an obstacle to your flourishing. Offering bold new ways of conceiving the present, Lauren Berlant describes the cruel optimism that has prevailed since the 1980s, as the social-democratic promise of the postwar period in the United States and Europe has retracted.

Unequal Desires: Race and Erotic Capital in the Stripping Industry Cover Image
ISBN: 9781438432144
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Published: State University of New York Press - September 24th, 2010

Winner of the 2008 SUNY Press Dissertation/First Book Prize in Queer Studies, this groundbreaking ethnographic study of racial stratification in queer and straight strip clubs examines the lives and working conditions of Black and Latina dancers in strip clubs in New York City and Oakland, California.

Writing the Black Revolutionary Diva: Women's Subjectivity and the Decolonizing Text (Blacks in the Diaspora) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780253222466
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Published: Indiana University Press - September 9th, 2010

Kimberly Nichele Brown examines how African American women since the 1970s have found ways to move beyond the "double consciousness" of the colonized text to develop a healthy subjectivity that attempts to disassociate black subjectivity from its connection to white culture.

The Question of Gender: Joan W. Scottas Critical Feminism (21st Century Studies #4) Cover Image
By Judith Butler (Editor), Elizabeth Weed (Editor)
ISBN: 9780253223241
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Published: Indiana University Press - July 19th, 2011

A generation after the publication of Joan W. Scott's influential essay, "Gender: A Useful Category of Historical Analysis," this volume explores the current uses of the term--and the ongoing influence of Scott's agenda-setting work in history and other disciplines.

Women Waging War and Peace: International Perspectives of Women's Roles in Conflict and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Cover Image
By Sandra I. Cheldelin (Editor), Maneshka Eliatamby (Editor)
ISBN: 9781441144935
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Published: Bloomsbury Academic - August 18th, 2011


Citizenship, Faith, & Feminism: Jewish and Muslim Women Reclaim Their Rights (Brandeis Series on Gender) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781584659730
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Published: Brandeis University Press - May 10th, 2011

Religious women in liberal democracies are "dual citizens" because of their contrasting status as members of both a civic community (in which their gender has no impact on their constitutional guarantee of equal rights) and a traditional religious community (which distributes roles and power based on gender).

Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage Cover Image
ISBN: 9780520271463
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Published: University of California Press - October 4th, 2011

Millie Acevedo bore her first child before the age of 16 and dropped out of high school to care for her newborn. Now 27, she is the unmarried mother of three and is raising her kids in one of Philadelphia's poorest neighborhoods. Would she and her children be better off if she had waited to have them and had married their father first?

Equality with a Vengeance: Men's Rights Groups, Battered Women, and Antifeminist Backlash (Northeastern Series on Gender) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781555537395
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Published: Northeastern University Press - April 12th, 2011

This book investigates efforts by fathers' rights groups to undermine battered women's shelters and services, in the context of the backlash against feminism. Dragiewicz examines the lawsuit Booth v. Hvass, in which fathers' rights groups attempted to use an Equal Protection claim to argue that funding emergency services that target battered women is discriminatory against men.

The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312673925
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Published: Griffin - December 21st, 2010

Women today are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they must either be strong leaders in complete command or sex kittens obsessed with finding and pleasing a man. In The Rise Of Enlightened Sexism, Susan J.

King Kong Theory Cover Image
ISBN: 9781558616578
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Published: Feminist Press - April 1st, 2010

With humor, rage, and confessional detail, Virginie Despentes--in her own words "more King Kong than Kate Moss"--delivers a highly charged account of women's lives today. She explodes common attitudes about sex and gender, and shows how modern beauty myths are ripe for rebelling against.

The Second Sex Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307277787
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Published: Vintage - May 3rd, 2011

Simone de Beauvoir's essential masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of "woman," and a revolutionary exploration of inequality and otherness. Unabridged in English for the first time, this long-awaited edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English translation.

Gender Stereotyping: Transnational Legal Perspectives (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812221626
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Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - January 7th, 2011

Drawing on domestic and international law, as well as on judgments given by courts and human rights treaty bodies, Gender Stereotyping offers perspectives on ways gender stereotypes might be eliminated through the transnational legal process in order to ensure women's equality and the full exercise of their human rights.

Safe: Numbers 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2011 (Women's Studies Quarterly #39) Cover Image
By Alyson M. Cole (Editor), Kyoo Lee (Editor)
ISBN: 9781558617056
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Published: Feminist Press - June 14th, 2011

Our lives are filled with devices, organizations, and agreements to keep our bodies, loved ones, and belongings "safe." These practices assuage our fears, but what does it mean to be or feel safe? Is safety synonymous with security, stability, or stasis? Is it a condition or the negation of threat, risk, and danger? Can we ever be truly safe?

When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316014045
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Published: Back Bay Books - October 21st, 2010

Gail Collins, New York Times columnist and bestselling author, recounts the astounding revolution in women's lives over the past 50 years, with her usual -sly wit and unfussy style- (People).

Gender and the Science of Difference: Cultural Politics of Contemporary Science and Medicine (Studies in Modern Science) Cover Image
By Jill a. Fisher (Editor)
ISBN: 9780813550473
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Published: Rutgers University Press - June 15th, 2011

How does contemporary science contribute to our understanding about what it means to be women or men? What are the social implications of scientific claims about differences between "male" and "female" brains, hormones, and genes? How does culture influence scientific and medical research and its findings about human sexuality, especially so-called normal and deviant desires and behaviors?

Object Lessons (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822351603
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Published: Duke University Press - January 11th, 2012

No concept has been more central to the emergence and evolution of identity studies than social justice. In historical and theoretical accounts, it crystallizes the progressive politics that have shaped the academic study of race, gender, and sexuality. Yet few scholars have deliberated directly on the political agency that notions of justice confer on critical practice.

The Deaths of the Author: Reading and Writing in Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822350811
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Published: Duke University Press - July 15th, 2011

For thirty years the "death of the author" has been a familiar poststructuralist slogan in literary theory, widely understood and much debated as a dismissal of the author, a declaration of the writer's irrelevance to the readers experience.

Rereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary Traditions Cover Image
ISBN: 9780393067644
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 2nd, 2011

Throughout, Gilbert asks major questions about feminism in the twentieth century: Why and how did its ideas become so necessary to women in the sixties and seventies? What have those feminist concepts come to mean in the new century? And above all, how have our intellectual mothers shaped our thoughts today?

Who Should Be First?: Feminists Speak Out on the 2008 Presidential Campaign Cover Image
ISBN: 9781438433769
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Published: State University of New York Press - August 1st, 2010

Who should be first? With Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton as frontrunners, the 2008 Democratic primary campaign was a watershed moment in United States history. Offering the choice of an African American man or a white woman as the next Democratic candidate for U.S.

Women Reinvented: True Stories of Empowerment and Change (Voices of #9) Cover Image
By The Healing Project (Editor), Courtney E. Martin (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781934184257
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Published: LaChance Publishing LLC - May 10th, 2010

Offering personal recollections from dozens of women with diverse backgrounds, this guide offers advice and inspiration to women struggling to redefine their lives by revealing how others achieved inner peace and happinesswhether financially, emotionally, or spiritually.

Spectacular Rhetorics: Human Rights Visions, Recognitions, Feminisms (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822349518
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Published: Duke University Press - July 15th, 2011

Spectacular Rhetorics is a rigorous analysis of the rhetorical frameworks and narratives that underlie human rights law, shape the process of cultural and legal recognition, and delimit public responses to violence and injustice. Integrating visual and textual criticism, Wendy S.

Trafficking Women's Human Rights Cover Image
ISBN: 9780816675616
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Published: University of Minnesota Press - August 1st, 2011

The history of human beings bought and sold, forced into lives of abject servitude or sexual slavery, is a story as old as civilization and yet still of global concern today. How this story is told, Julietta Hua argues, says much about our cultural beliefs.

The Guy's Guide to Feminism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580053624
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - October 25th, 2011

In just one generation, age-old ideas about women have been swept aside . . . but what does that have to do with men?

The Sisterwitch Conspiracy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781450571265
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Published: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform - June 17th, 2010

This is a book about a marvelous lost world, a sisterhood of beings powerful beyond imagining. About a secret so subversive it meant death if discovered. About courage great enough to believe and to pass down through hundreds of generations of women...the truth of who we once were, of who we most amazingly still are. It is a book about gender - a hidden, profoundly taboo gender.

Networked Reenactments: Stories Transdisciplinary Knowledges Tell Cover Image
By Katie King, Donna J. Haraway (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780822350729
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Published: Duke University Press - January 5th, 2012

Since the 1990s, the knowledge, culture, and entertainment industries have found themselves experimenting, not altogether voluntarily, with communicating complex information across multiple media platforms.

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780061806360
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 28th, 2010

"For a Second Wave feminist like myself, Girls to the Front evokes wonderfully the way the generation after mine soaked up the promise and the punishment of feminist consciousness....A richly moving story." --Village Voice writer Vivian Gornick

Dancing on the Earth: Women's Stories of Healing and Dance Cover Image
By Johanna Leseho (Editor), Sandra McMaster (Editor)
ISBN: 9781844095452
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Published: Findhorn Press - June 1st, 2011

The essays in this dynamic compilation are a testament to dance as a healing art. Widely interdisciplinary in nature and written by women dancers from around the world, they illustrate a rich array of dance practices, cultures, and disciplines and show how this expressive therapy can be both empowering and exhilarating.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307387097
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Published: Vintage Books USA - June 1st, 2010

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From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era's most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

Revolutionary Women: A Book of Stencils Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604862003
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Published: PM Press - November 1st, 2010

Both a radical feminist history and a street art resource, this handbook combines short biographies with striking and usable stencil images of 30 female activists, anarchists, feminists, freedom fighters, and visionaries.

Rose: Love in Violent Times Cover Image
ISBN: 9781583229262
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Published: Seven Stories Press - March 1st, 2011

With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.

Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780226670065
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Published: University of Chicago Press - May 1st, 2011

For a lot of people, thoughts about the sexual politics of Playboy run along the lines of what Gloria Steinem reportedly once told Hugh Hefner: "A woman reading Playboy feels a little like a Jew reading a Nazi manual." Hefner's magazine celebrates men as swinging bachelors and women as objects of desire; ergo, it's sexist.

Twenty-First Century Motherhood: Experience, Identity, Policy, Agency Cover Image
By Andrea O'Reilly (Editor)
ISBN: 9780231149679
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Published: Columbia University Press - August 13th, 2010

A pioneer of modern motherhood studies, Andrea O'Reilly explores motherhood's current representation and practice, considering developments that were unimaginable decades ago: the Internet, interracial surrogacy, raising transchildren, male mothering, intensive mothering, queer parenting, the applications of new biotechnologies, and mothering in the post-9/11 era.

Reality Bites Back: The Troubling Truth about Guilty Pleasure TV Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580052658
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - October 19th, 2010

Nearly every night on every major network, unscripted (but carefully crafted) reality TV shows routinely glorify retrograde stereotypes that most people would assume got left behind 35 years ago. In Reality Bites Back, media critic Jennifer L. Pozner aims a critical, analytical lens at a trend most people dismiss as harmless fluff.

Freedom with Violence: Race, Sexuality, and the Us State (Perverse Modernities) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822351054
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Published: Duke University Press - October 3rd, 2011

In Freedom with Violence, Chandan Reddy develops a new paradigm for understanding race, sexuality, and national citizenship. He examines a crucial contradiction at the heart of modernity: the nation-state's claim to provide freedom from violence depends on its systematic deployment of violence against peoples perceived as nonnormative and irrational.

Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward (Pennsylvania Studies in Human Rights) Cover Image
By Laura Reichenbach (Editor), Mindy Jane Roseman (Editor)
ISBN: 9780812221602
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Published: University of Pennsylvania Press - February 25th, 2011

Reproductive Health and Human Rights: The Way Forward critically reflects on the past fifteen years of international efforts aimed at improving health, alleviating poverty, diminishing gender inequality, and promoting human rights.

Pink Noises: Women on Electronic Music and Sound Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822346739
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Published: Duke University Press - March 23rd, 2010

Pink Noises brings together twenty-four interviews with women in electronic music and sound cultures, including club and radio DJs, remixers, composers, improvisers, instrument builders, and installation and performance artists.

Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Make Happy Lives Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580053457
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - February 22nd, 2011

Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on womenhow the confidence and strength that it helps to build makes us stronger and better prepared for life's many challenges.

Daring to Be Ourselves: Influential Women Share Insights on Courage, Happiness, and Finding Your Own Voice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781598425321
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Published: Blue Mountain Arts - December 15th, 2010

This impressive collection brings together words of wisdom from many of today's most renowned and influential women, including Maya Angelou, Jane Fonda, Gloria Steinem, Cameron Diaz, Melissa Etheridge, Alice Walker, Isabel Allende, Elizabeth Lesser, and many others.

The Fantasy of Feminist History (John Hope Franklin Center Book) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822351252
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Published: Duke University Press - November 11th, 2011

In The Fantasy of Feminist History, Joan Wallach Scott argues that feminist perspectives on history are enriched by psychoanalytic concepts, particularly fantasy.

Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart Cover Image
By Nina Simons (Editor), Anneke Campbell (With), Terry Tempest Williams (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781594773525
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Published: Park Street Press - August 13th, 2010

Explores the flourishing, passionate forms of leadership emerging from women on behalf of the earth and community

- Contains more than 30 essays from successful women leaders, including writers Alice Walker and Eve Ensler, psychiatrist Jean Shinoda Bolen, holistic doctor Rachel Naomi Remen, hip-hop performer Rha Goddess, and famous tree-sitter Julia Butterfly Hill

Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism Cover Image
ISBN: 9781844087099
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Published: Little Brown and Co. (UK) - September 20th, 2011

I once believed that we only had to put in place the conditions for equality for the remnants of old-fashioned sexism in our culture to wither away. I am ready to admit that I was wrong.'

The Feminist Promise: 1792 to the Present (Modern Library) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812972023
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Published: Modern Library - May 10th, 2011

In this definitive volume, respected historian Christine Stansell tells the story of one of the great democratic movements of our times. She paints richly detailed portraits of well-known leaders--Mary Wollstonecraft, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Betty Friedan--but others, too, appear in a new light, including Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Toni Morrison.

Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse (Suny Series in Feminist Criticism and Theory) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781438432243
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Published: State University of New York Press - September 1st, 2010

Mothers Who Deliver: Feminist Interventions in Public and Interpersonal Discourse brings together essays that focus on mothering as an intelligent practice, deliberately reinvented and rearticulated by mothers themselves.

Perversion for Profit: The Politics of Pornography and the Rise of the New Right Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231148863
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Published: Columbia University Press - December 2nd, 2010

While America is not alone in its ambivalence toward sex and its depictions, the preferences of the nation swing sharply between toleration and censure. This pattern has grown even more pronounced since the 1960s, with the emergence of the New Right and its attack on the "floodtide of filth" that was supposedly sweeping the nation.

Feminism and Affect at the Scene of Argument: Beyond the Trope of the Angry Feminist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439902479
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Published: Temple University Press - May 28th, 2010

Are feminists really angry, unreasoning, man-haters who argue only from an emotional perspective as some claim? Does the incessant repetition of this trope make anti-feminism and misogyny a routine element in everyday speech? Tomlinson addresses these questions.

The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker Cover Image
By Alice Walker, Rudolph P. Byrd (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9781595584960
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Published: New Press - May 11th, 2010

The World Has Changed: Conversations with Alice Walker includes compelling conversations between acclaimed writer Walker and other significant literary and cultural figures, including Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, Pema Chodron, Claudia Tate, Margo Jefferson, William Ferris, Paula Giddings, and Amy Goodman.

The Problem with Work: Feminism, Marxism, Antiwork Politics, and Postwork Imaginaries (John Hope Franklin Center Books) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822351122
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Published: Duke University Press - August 16th, 2011

In The Problem with Work, Kathi Weeks boldly challenges the presupposition that work, or waged labor, is inherently a social and political good.

The Portable Cixous (European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought & Cultural Criticism) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780231145312
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Published: Columbia University Press - February 1st, 2010

H l ne Cixous is more than an influential theorist. She is also a groundbreaking author and playwright. Combining an idiosyncratic mix of autobiographical and fictional narrative with a host of philosophical and poetic observations, Cixous's writing matches the kaleidoscopic nature of her thought, offering new ways of conceptualizing sex, relationships, identity, and the self, among other topics.

African Americans Doing Feminism: Putting Theory Into Everyday Practice Cover Image
By Aaronette M. White (Editor)
ISBN: 9781438431420
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Published: State University of New York Press - May 4th, 2010

How might ordinary people apply feminist principles to everyday situations? How do feminist ideas affect the daily behaviors and decisions of those who seek to live out the basic idea that women are as fully human as men? This collection of essays uses concrete examples to illuminate the ways in which African Americans practice feminism on a day-to-day basis.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman (Revolutions) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781844674466
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Published: Verso - May 25th, 2010

"It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows, into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power they obtain, must be obtained by their charms and weakness."--Mary Wollstonecraft

Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches Cover Image
By Audre Lorde, Cheryl Clarke (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781580911863
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Published: Crossing Press - August 1st, 2007

Presenting the essential writings of black lesbian poet and feminist writer Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider celebrates an influential voice in twentieth-century literature.

Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580052290
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - December 28th, 2007

Shout Out was born of the hope that exists when women reach out to one another. Included are critical examinations, creative nonfiction, and poetry that explore a range of responses to the injustices that women worldwide sustain in their daily lives: physical abuse, murder, rape, poverty, and psychological terror.

Black Women for Beginners (For Beginners (For Beginners)) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934389201
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Published: For Beginners - August 21st, 2007

There are over 519 million Black Women on the planet Earth, give or take a dozen. There's a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country and in almost every context. There are even Black Women in the space program. So no matter where you go, she's already been there. She travels with forces greater than herself. Her presence is everywhere.

Cunt: A Declaration of Independence Cover Image
By Inga Muscio, Betty Dodson (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781580050753
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - October 15th, 2002

An ancient title of respect for women, the word -cunt- long ago veered off this noble path. Inga Muscio traces the road from honor to expletive, giving women the motivation and tools to claim -cunt- as a positive and powerful force in their lives.

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today's Feminism (Live Girls) Cover Image
By Daisy Hernandez (Editor), Bushra Rehman (Editor), Cherrie Moraga (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781580050678
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - July 29th, 2002

This landmark anthology offers gripping portraits of American life as seen through the eyes of young women of color

Fight Like a Girl: How to Be a Fearless Feminist Cover Image
ISBN: 9780814740026
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Published: New York University Press - January 15th, 2007

Fight Like a Girl offers a fearless vision for the future of feminism. By boldly detailing what is at stake for women and girls today, Megan Seely outlines the necessary steps to achieve true political, social and economic equity for all.

Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465077144
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Published: Basic Books - November 30th, 2000

Why do some people prefer heterosexual love while others fancy the same sex? Is sexual identity biologically determined or a product of convention?

Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred (Perverse Modernities) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822336457
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Published: Duke University Press - January 1st, 2006

M. Jacqui Alexander is one of the most important theorists of transnational feminism working today. Pedagogies of Crossing brings together essays she has written over the past decade, uniting her incisive critiques, which have had such a profound impact on feminist, queer, and critical race theories, with some of her more recent work.

Women's Studies on the Edge (Differences Books) Cover Image
By Joan Wallach Scott (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822342748
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Published: Duke University Press - July 1st, 2008

At many universities, women's studies programs have achieved department status, establishing tenure-track appointments, graduate programs, and consistent course enrollments. Yet, as Joan Wallach Scott notes in her introduction to this collection, in the wake of its institutional successes, women's studies has begun to lose its critical purchase.

Belonging: A Culture of Place Cover Image
ISBN: 9780415968164
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Published: Routledge - October 20th, 2008

What does it mean to call a place home? Who is allowed to become a member of a community? When can we say that we truly belong?

We Don't Need Another Wave: Dispatches from the Next Generation of Feminists Cover Image
By Melody Berger (Editor)
ISBN: 9781580051828
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - October 16th, 2006

We Don't Need Another Wave is the next generation of feminists' response to the question of whether or not they self-define as third-wave feminists. Today's young feminists are wary of being labeled.

Finding the Movement: Sexuality, Contested Space, and Feminist Activism (Radical Perspectives) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822340836
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Published: Duke University Press - November 1st, 2007

In Finding the Movement, Anne Enke reveals that diverse women's engagement with public spaces gave rise to and profoundly shaped second-wave feminism. Focusing on women's activism in Detroit, Chicago, and Minneapolis-St.

A History of U.S. Feminisms Cover Image
ISBN: 9781580052344
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Published: Seal Press (CA) - June 1st, 2008

The History of U.S. Feminism is an introductory text designed to be used as supplementary material for first-year women's studies students or as a brush-up text for more advanced students. Covering the first, second, and third waves of feminism, The History of U.S.

Feminist Coalitions: Historical Perspectives on Second-Wave Feminism in the United States (Women in American History) Cover Image
By Stephanie Gilmore (Editor), Sara Evans (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780252075391
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Published: University of Illinois Press - July 1st, 2008

Much of the scholarship on second-wave feminism has focused on divisions within the women's movement and its narrow conception of race and class, but the contributors to this volume remind readers that feminists in the 1960s and 1970s also formed many strong partnerships, often allying themselves with a diverse range of social justice efforts on a local grassroots level.

Interrogating Postfeminism: Gender and the Politics of Popular Culture (Console-Ing Passions: Television and Cultural Power) Cover Image
By Diane Negra (Editor), Yvonne Tasker (Editor)
ISBN: 9780822340324
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Published: Duke University Press - October 1st, 2007

This timely collection brings feminist critique to bear on contemporary postfeminist mass media culture, analyzing phenomena ranging from action films featuring violent heroines to the -girling- of aging women in productions such as the movie Something's Gotta Give and the British television series 10 Years Younger.

Bitches, Bimbos, and Ballbreakers: The Guerrilla Girls' Illustrated Guide to Female Stereotypes Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142001011
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2003

Whatever life a woman leads, from biker chick to society girl, there's a stereotype she'll have to live down. The Guerrilla Girls, notorious for their outrageous take on women's issues, now tackle the maze of stereotypes that follow women from cradle to grave.

Faith and Feminism: A Holy Alliance Cover Image
ISBN: 9780743483728
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Published: Atria Books - July 20th, 2004

Why do so many women of faith have such a strong aversion to feminism? And why do so many feminists have an ardent mistrust of religion? These questions are at the heart of Helen LaKelly Hunt's illuminating look at the alliance between spiritual conviction and social action.

The Making of Our Bodies, Ourselves: How Feminism Travels Across Borders (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780822340669
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Published: Duke University Press - October 1st, 2007

The book Our Bodies, Ourselves is a feminist success story. Selling more than four million copies since its debut in 1970, it has challenged medical dogmas about women's bodies and sexuality, shaped health care policies, energized the reproductive rights movement, and stimulated medical research on women's health. The book has influenced how generations of U.S.

Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link Cover Image
ISBN: 9780742541122
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - March 14th, 2007

Militarism is being globalized today, not only because weapons are being traded worldwide, but because certain ideas about "femininity" and "masculinity" are being promoted and absorbed globally. Who is presumed to be the "protector"? Who is taught to be grateful to be the "protected"?