Captive Genders: Trans Embodiment and the Prison Industrial Complex

By Eric A. Stanley

Pathologized, terrorized, and restricted, trans/gender non-conforming and queer parents have constantly struggled opposed to the enormity of the legal commercial advanced. the 1st number of its sort, Eric A. Stanley and Nat Smith compile present and previous prisoners, activists, and teachers to provide new methods for realizing how race, gender, skill, and sexuality are lived less than the crushing weight of captivity. via a politic of gender self-determination, this assortment argues that trans/queer liberation and criminal abolition has to be grown jointly. From rioting opposed to police violence and critiquing hate crimes laws to prisoners difficult entry to HIV medicines, and much past, Captive Genders is a problem for us all to affix the struggle.

"An fascinating assemblage of writings--analyses, manifestos, tales, interviews--that traverse the advanced entanglements of surveillance, policing, imprisonment, and the creation of gender normativity.... [T]he members to this quantity create new frameworks and new vocabularies that absolutely could have a transformative impression at the theories and practices of twenty-first century abolition."--Angela Y. Davis, professor emerita, college of California, Santa Cruz

"The objective of legal abolition is to find and advertise the numerous methods freedom and distinction are together based. The individuals to Captive Genders brilliantly shatter the belief that the antidote to hazard is human sacrifice."--Ruth Wilson Gilmore, writer of Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, main issue, and competition in Globalizing California

"Captive Genders is without delay a scathing and valuable research of the felony commercial complicated and a historical past of queer resistance to kingdom tyranny. by way of queering a legal abolition research, Captive Genders strikes us to visualize the most unlikely dream of liberation."--Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, writer of So many ways to Sleep Badly

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50 Key Concepts in Gender Studies (SAGE Key Concepts series)

By Jane Pilcher

`Lively and bold. i will simply think this article getting used by means of either gender and women's reviews undergraduates and postgraduates. particularly it's going to allow scholars to get a feeling of the way older and extra modern theoretical hobbies and debates relate to each other' - Lisa Adkins, division of Sociology, collage of Manchester

Part of a brand new `Key options' sequence released by means of SAGE, Key techniques in Gender Studies deals 1,500 be aware expositions of fifty subject matters relevant to the field.

Jane Pilcher and Imelda Whelehan's creation supplies an account of gender stories - what it's and the way it originated. Their collection of issues is authoritative and the 50 entries mirror the advanced, multi-faceted nature of the sphere in an obtainable dictionary format.

Each of the 50 key concepts:

· starts with a concise definition

· comprises illustrations of the way the concept that has been utilized in the field

· deals examples which permit a severe re-assessment of the concept that

· is cross-referenced with the opposite key thoughts

· makes extra examining suggestions.

The point of element provided encourages realizing of gender reports with no sacrificing intensity aspect and significant evaluate necessary to show the complexity of the problems handled. As such, the ebook appeals either to undergraduate and postgraduate scholars throughout quite a number social technology disciplines.

50 Key innovations in Gender Studies provides testimony to the well-being of gender experiences and comparable disciplines and appears ahead to an ever-shifting dynamic of debates and ideas.

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Essentials of Sociology, A Down-to-Earth Approach (11th Edition)

By James M. Henslin

James Henslin stocks the buzz of sociology in "Essentials of Sociology: A Down-to-Earth Approach". along with his acclaimed "down-to-earth" technique and private writing variety, the writer highlights the sociology of lifestyle and its relevance to students' lives. With wit, own mirrored image, and illuminating examples, Henslin stimulates students’ sociological mind's eye to allow them to greater understand how the items of society healthy jointly. as well as this trademark down-to-earth method, different detailed good points comprise: comparative views, the globalization of capitalism, and visible shows of sociology.

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In the Flesh: The Cultural Politics of Body Modification

Via an interview-based examine, Victoria Pitts has researched the subcultural milieu of up to date physique amendment, concentrating on the methods sexuality, gender and ethnicity are being reconfigured via new physique applied sciences - not just tattooing, yet piercing, cyberpunk and such 'neotribal' practices as scarification. She translates the tales of 16 physique modifiers (as good as a few subcultural magazines and flicks) utilizing the instruments of feminist and queer thought. Pitts not just covers a sizzling subject but in addition situates it in a theoretical context.

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Making Sex: Body and Gender from the Greeks to Freud

This is a ebook concerning the making and unmaking of intercourse over the centuries. It tells the awesome tale of intercourse within the West from the ancients to the moderns in an exact account of advancements in reproductive anatomy and body structure. we can't fail to acknowledge the avid gamers in Thomas Laqueur's story--the human sexual organs and pleasures, nutrition, blood, semen, egg, sperm--but we are going to be surprised on the plots into which they've been woven via scientists, political activists, literary figures, and theorists of each stripe.

Laqueur starts off with the query of why, within the past due eighteenth century, woman's orgasm got here to be considered as inappropriate to perception, and he then proceeds to retrace the dramatic alterations in Western perspectives of sexual features over millennia. alongside the best way, "masterplots" emerge. within the one-sex tale, girl is a less than excellent model of guy, and her anatomy and body structure are construed for this reason: the vagina is obvious as an inside penis, the womb as a scrotum, the ovaries as testicles. The physique is therefore a illustration, now not the basis, of social gender. the second one plot has a tendency to dominate post-Enlightenment pondering whereas the one-sex version is firmly rooted in classical studying. The two-sex tale says that the physique determines gender variations, that lady is the other of guy with incommensurably varied organs, services, and emotions. the 2 plots overlap; neither ever holds a monopoly. technological know-how may possibly identify many new evidence, besides, Laqueur argues, technological know-how was once basically supplying a brand new method of talking, a rhetoric and never a key to woman liberation or to social development. Making Sex ends with Freud, who denied the neurological proof to insist that, as a lady turns into a girl, the locus of her sexual excitement shifts from the clitoris to the vagina; she turns into what tradition calls for regardless of, now not as a result of, the physique. Turning Freud's recognized dictum round, Laqueur posits that future is anatomy. intercourse, in different phrases, is an artifice.

This is a robust tale, written with verve and a willing experience of telling element (be it technically rigorous or scabrously fanciful). Making Sex will stimulate proposal, even if argument or stunned contract, in a variety of readers.

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Critical Perspectives on bell hooks (Critical Social Thought)

Even if bell hooks has lengthy challenged the dominant paradigms of race, type, and gender, there hasn't ever been a accomplished publication significantly reflecting upon this seminal scholar’s physique of labor. Her written works target to transgress and disrupt these codes that exclude others as intellectually mediocre, and hooks’ problem to varied hegemonic practices has seriously prompted students in different parts of inquiry. this significant source thematically examines hooks’ works throughout a variety of disciplinary divides, together with her critique on academic conception and perform, theorization of racial development, dynamics of gender, and spirituality and love as correctives in postmodern lifestyles. eventually, this publication deals a clean point of view for students and scholars eager to have interaction within the renowned paintings of bell hooks, and makes on hand to its readers the total value of her paintings. Compelling and unheard of, Critical views on bell hooks is a must-read for students, professors, and scholars drawn to problems with race, category, and gender.

Note: retail caliber EPUB, contains TOC/chapters.

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Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal (Queer Ideas/Queer Action)

By J. Jack Halberstam

A roadmap to intercourse and gender for the twenty-first century, utilizing girl Gaga as an emblem for a brand new type of feminism

Why are such a lot of girls unmarried, such a lot of males resisting marriage, and such a lot of gays and lesbians having babies? 
In Gaga Feminism: intercourse, Gender, and the tip of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam solutions those questions whereas trying to make experience of the tectonic cultural shifts that experience remodeled gender and sexual politics within the previous couple of many years. This colourful panorama is populated through symbols and phenomena as different as pregnant males, late-life lesbians, SpongeBob SquarePants, and queer households. So how can we comprehend the dissonance among those genuine lived reviews and the heteronormative narratives that dominate renowned media? we will include the chaos! With equivalent elements part and wit, Halberstam finds how those symbolic ruptures open a serious area to embody new methods of conceptualizing intercourse, love, and marriage.
Using woman Gaga as an emblem for a brand new period, Halberstam deftly unpacks what the pop famous person symbolizes, to whom and why. the result's a provocative manifesto of inventive mayhem, a roadmap to intercourse and gender for the twenty-first century, that holds woman Gaga as an exemplar of a brand new form of feminism that privileges gender and sexual fluidity.
Part guide, half guidebook, and half intercourse manual, Gaga Feminism is the 1st ebook to take heavily the cave in of heterosexuality and locate signposts within the wreckage to a brand new and various approach of doing intercourse and gender.

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Feminism: A Very Short Introduction

By Margaret Walters

It is a old account of feminism that appears on the roots of feminism, balloting rights, and the liberation of the sixties, and analyzes the present scenario of girls throughout Europe, within the usa, and in other places on this planet, really the 3rd global nations. Walters examines the problems and inequities that ladies nonetheless face, greater than 40 years after the "new wave" of Nineteen Sixties feminism--difficulties, relatively, in combining domesticity, motherhood and paintings outdoors the house. How a lot have women's lives particularly replaced? within the West, girls nonetheless arise opposed to the "glass ceiling" at paintings, with such a lot incomes significantly under their male opposite numbers. What are we to make of the now average insistence that feminism deprives males in their rights and dignities? and the way does one take on the problem of girl emancipation in several cultural and monetary environments--in, for instance, Islam, Hinduism, the center East, Africa, and the Indian sub-continent?

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Gender in World History (Themes in World History)

Covering societies from classical instances to the twenty-first century, Gender in international background is a desirable exploration of what occurs to demonstrated rules approximately males, girls, and gender roles whilst various cultural platforms come into touch. The e-book breaks new flooring to facilitate a constant method of gender in a global background context.

Now in its 3rd version, the booklet has been completely up-to-date, including:

  • expanded therapy of Africa less than Islamic impact
  • expanded dialogue of southeast Asia
  • a new bankruptcy on modern Latin the US
  • representations of person girls
  • engagement with fresh paintings on gender background and theory.

With actually worldwide insurance, this publication permits scholars to appreciate how gender roles have various internationally and through the years, and the very important function of gender in structuring social and political relationships. delivering a succinct, present evaluate of the heritage of gender during the global, Gender in international historical past remains crucial studying for college students of worldwide history.

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Conversation and Gender

Dialog analysts have started to problem long-cherished assumptions concerning the courting among gender and language, asking new questions on the interactional research of gender and supplying clean insights into the methods it can be studied empirically. Drawing on a full of life set of audio- and video-recorded fabrics of real-life interactions, together with household phone calls, kid's play, mediation periods, police-suspect interviews, psychiatric exams and calls to mobile helplines, this quantity is the 1st to show off the most recent pondering and state of the art examine of a global team of students engaged on issues on the intersection of gender and dialog research. Theoretically, it pushes ahead the limits of our knowing of the connection among dialog and gender, charting new and fascinating territory. Methodologically, it deals readers a transparent, sensible knowing of the way to examine gender utilizing dialog research, through proposing exact demonstrations of this technique in use.

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