Whores and Other Feminists

By Jill Nagle

Whores and different Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the point of view of intercourse workers--strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, manufacturers and performers, dominatrices--and their allies. Comprising various voices from either inside of and outdoors the academy, this assortment attracts from conventional feminisms, postmodern feminism, queer thought, and intercourse radicalism. It stretches the bounds of up to date feminism, retaining dependable either conventional feminism for stigmatizing intercourse staff, and in addition the intercourse for its sexist practices.

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Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

By Jan Goodwin

In recent times, the increasing flow of militant Islam has replaced the best way hundreds of thousands imagine, behave, gown, and reside, yet nowhere has its influence been extra powerfully felt than in its dramatic, usually devastating impact at the lives of ladies. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled via ten Islamic nations and interviewed 1000s of Muslim girls, from execs to peasants, from royalty to rebels.  the result's an unforgettable trip right into a global the place ladies are restrained, remoted, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced by means of men. 

Price of Honor brings to existence an international during which ladies became pawns in a sour strength online game, and offers readers a provocative glance inside of Muslim society today.

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Shaping the World: Women Writers on Themselves

Shaping the area: ladies Writers on Themselves addresses those very questions. The array of bold writers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – acclaimed either nationally and the world over – proportion their insecurities and triumphs that happened on their trips to turning into writers. used to be it effortless? the answer's No. a lot of them have been closet writers, no longer sharing their writings with the realm. Writing used to be no occupation, they have been instructed. yet they continued. they usually wrote. simply because they'd to. since it used to be their calling.

The writers exhibit their inspirations: be it one other author, a private tragedy, or triumph, a fascination with the English language, or a fondness for placing pen to paper and discovering wings. Shaping the realm: ladies Writers on Themselves is an anthology of intimate, sincere and courageous bills that might give you the reader with an perception into the area of writing: its adventurous terrain of highs and lows and the way it maintains to form those 24 girls and the area all of us inhabit.

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Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism

By Nancy Bauer

In the creation to The moment Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a guy by no means starts off by way of setting up himself as someone of a definite intercourse: his being a guy poses no problem." Nancy Bauer starts off her ebook via asking: "Then what sort of an issue does being a lady pose?" Bauer's target is to teach that during answering this question The moment Sex dramatizes the level to which being a lady poses a philosophical challenge.

This e-book is a choice for philosophers in addition to feminists to show, or go back to, The moment Sex. Bauer indicates that Beauvoir's magnum opus, written a quarter-century ahead of the advance of latest feminist philosophy, constitutes a meditation at the courting among girls and philosophy that continues to be profoundly undervalued. She argues that the intense influence The moment Sex has had on women's lives, then and now, may be traced to Beauvoir's discovery of a brand new method to philosophize―a means grounded in her id as a lady. In providing a brand new interpretation of The moment Sex, Bauer exhibits how philosophy might be politically effective for ladies whereas closing certainly philosophical.

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Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia

By Zainab Bahrani

Representations of sexual distinction (whether visible or textual) became a space of a lot theoretical challenge and research in fresh feminist scholarship. but even if quite a lot of proper facts survives from the traditional close to East, it's been unprecedented for these learning ladies within the historical global to stray open air the conventional bounds of Greece and Rome.
Women of Babylon is a much-needed historical/art old research that investigates the ideas of femininity which prevailed in Assyro-Babylonian society. Zainab Bahrani's targeted research of the way the tradition of old Mesopotamia outlined sexuality and gender roles either in, and during, illustration is stronger through a wealthy collection of visible fabric extending from 6500 BC - 1891 advert. Professor Bahrani additionally investigates the ways that ladies of the traditional close to East were perceived in classical scholarship as much as the 19th century.

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White Ink: Interviews on Sex, Text and Politics

By Helene Cixous

Helene Cixous is largely considered as one of many world's so much influential feminist writers and thinkers. "White Ink" brings jointly her so much revealing interviews, on hand in English for the 1st time. Spanning over 4 a long time and together with a brand new interview with the editor Susan dealers, this assortment offers a super, working observation at the matters on the middle of Cixous' writing.Here, Cixous discusses her books and her artistic technique, her perspectives on and insights into literature, philosophy, theatre, politics, aesthetics, religion and ethics, human relatives and the kingdom of the area. As she responds to interviewers' questions, Cixous is triggered to mirror on her roles and actions as poet, playwright, feminist theorist, professor of literature, thinker, girl, Jew. every one interview is a notable functionality, an occasion in language and inspiration the place Cixous' celebrated highbrow and poetic strength will be witnessed 'in action'. The accessibility of the interview structure presents a great starting-point for readers new to Cixous, whereas these already conversant in her paintings will locate unforeseen insights and clean elucidations of her inspiration.

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Globalization and Militarism: Feminists Make the Link

Militarism is being globalized at the present time not just in battle zones reminiscent of Ukraine and Syria, yet in “peaceful” arenas comparable to households and soccer stadiums. principles and practices of masculinities and femininities are gasoline for this international militarization. who's presumed to be “weak” and who “tough”? who's the “protector, who the “grateful protected”? Written by means of one of many world’s best feminist students, this masterful and provocative newly up-to-date variation tracks how women’s wants to be patriotic but female and men’s fears of being feminized every one were exploited to globalize militarism—and therefore what it is going to take to roll again militarization anyplace. listed below are explorations of ways governments minimize the that means of “national security,” how Nike and Adidas depend on militaries to maintain girls employees’ wages low, how rules approximately feminization have been used to humiliate male prisoners in Abu Ghraib, and of why “camo” turned a manner assertion. Cynthia Enloe deals readers a realistic gender research device package with which to reveal militarism’s blatant and refined workings. Focusing her lens at the “big photograph” of foreign politics and at the not-so-small photo of women’s and men’s advanced daily lives, Enloe demanding situations us to chart militarism in all its varieties during this up to date edition.

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