Category «Gender»

Download E-books Women and Disability in Medieval Literature (The New Middle Ages) PDF

This book is first in its box to research how incapacity and gender either thematically and officially function inside of overdue medieval renowned literature. analyzing romance, behavior manuals, and non secular autobiography, it proposes a 'gendered version' for exploring the procedures through which ameliorations like gender and incapacity get coded as deviant.

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Download E-books Thinking with Irigaray (SUNY Series in Gender Theory) PDF

An interdisciplinary and modern reaction to Irigaray’s work.

Thinking with Irigaray takes up Irigaray’s problem to imagine past the androcentric, one-subject tradition, opting for a lot that's necessary and illuminative in Irigaray’s paintings whereas additionally wondering a few of her assumptions and claims. a few members reject outright her prescriptions for altering our tradition, others recommend that her prescriptions are inconsistent with the fundamental moral issues of her undertaking, and nonetheless others try and determine blind spots in her paintings. via confronting and not easy the mechanisms of masculine domination Irigaray has pointed out and utilizing those insights to quite a lot of sensible and modern issues, together with renowned media representations of women’s sexuality, feminist perform within the arts, political resistance, and yoga, the individuals display the original capability of Irigaray’s idea inside of feminist philosophy and gender studies.

“The venture of ‘thinking with Irigaray’ is what i locate particularly important during this paintings; all of the members seeks to absorb a facet of Irigaray’s idea and to strengthen it extra in terms of a selected troublesome. it is a beneficiant technique that returns Irigaray’s contribution to feminist idea by means of exhibiting tips to take her pondering extra in ways in which are artistic and optimistic, in addition to severely informed.” — Rachel Jones, college of Dundee

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Download E-books Beyond Gender: From Subject to Drive PDF

By Paul Verhaeghe

During this quantity, Paul Verhaeghe's lectures at the improvement of psychoanalytic concept among Freud and Lacan are reproduced as a written paintings of impressive versatility, which stands on the forefront of Lacanian experiences.

Beyond Gender examines Freud's discovery of the subconscious, and Lacan's elaboration of this discovery as a spot within the topic among what (s)he is familiar with and the true riding forces within the psyche. the results of this hole are manifold, and their effect on components of analysis and perform from gender idea to obsessional neurosis, trauma, hysteria, and dream interpretation are profound. it really is Verhaeghe's rivalry that, faraway from being the bedrock of gender differentiation, castration mask one other anxiousness over one other, unique lack that's past gender. This e-book elaborates the connection among physique and psyche past the vintage binary competition. past Gender postulates that the sexual courting needs to be re-examined, as does the not easy concept of gender identity.

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Download E-books After Legal Equality: Family, Sex, Kinship PDF

By Robert Lecky

Teams looking felony equality usually take a victory because the finish of the road. as soon as judgment is granted or a legislations is handed, coalitions disband and lifestyles is going on in a brand new country of equality. coverage makers too could suppose difficult dossier is now closed. This assortment arises from the pressing experience that legislations reforms pushed via equality demand clean traces of inquiry. In unintentional methods, reforms may well damage their meant beneficiaries. they could additionally aggravate the drawback of alternative teams. dedicated to tackling those very important concerns past the bounds that frequently confine criminal scholarship, this ebook pursues an interdisciplinary attention of efforts to increase equality, because it explores the advancements, demanding situations, and effects that come up from legislations reforms aiming to carry equality within the parts of sexuality, kinship, and kinfolk kin. With a world array of members, After felony Equality: kin, intercourse, Kinship can be a useful source for people with pursuits during this sector.

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Download E-books Revolution at Point Zero: Housework, Reproduction, and Feminist Struggle (Common Notions) PDF

Written among 1975 and the current, the essays accumulated during this quantity represent years of study and theorizing on questions of social replica and the implications of globalization. initially encouraged by way of Federici's organizational paintings within the Wages for housekeeping circulation, the themes mentioned contain the foreign restructuring of reproductive paintings and its results at the sexual department of work, the globalization of care paintings and intercourse paintings, the situation of elder care, and the improvement of affective exertions. either a short historical past of the foreign feminist stream and a latest critique of capitalism, those writings proceed the research of the industrial roots of violence opposed to women.

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Download E-books White Boys, White Noise: Masculinities and 1980s Indie Guitar Rock (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music) PDF

By Matthew Bannister

To what volume do indie masculinities problem the ancient development of rock song as patriarchal? This key query is addressed via Matthew Bannister, concerning an in-depth exam of indie guitar rock within the Eighties because the culturally and traditionally particular construction of white males. via textual research of musical and important discourses, Bannister offers the 1st book-length examine of masculinity and ethnicity in the context of indie guitar song inside of US, united kingdom and New Zealand 'scenes'. Bannister argues that prior theorisations of (rock) masculinities have tended to establish types of working-class deviance and actual machismo as 'straw men', oversimplifying masculinities as 'men behaving badly'. Such methods disavow the ways in which masculine strength is articulated in tradition not just via illustration but in addition highbrow and theoretical discourse. by way of re-situating indie in a historical/cultural context of artwork rock, he exhibits how masculine strength will be rearticulated via excessive, avant-garde, bohemian tradition and aesthetic concept: canonism, negation (Adorno), passivity, voyeurism and camp (Andy Warhol and the Velvet Underground), and primitivism and infantilism (Lester Bangs, Simon Reynolds). In a similar vein, he additionally assesses the impression of Freud on cultural idea, arguing that reversing binary conceptions of gender through associating masculinities with an essentialised passive femininity perpetuates patriarchal dualism. Drawing on his personal adventure as an indie musician, Bannister surveys a number of indie artists, together with The Smiths, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and The Go-Betweens; from the USA, R.E.M., The Replacements, Dinosaur Jr, Hüsker Dü, Nirvana and hardcore; and from NZ, Flying Nun acts, together with The Chills, The fresh, the Verlaines, Chris Knox, Bailter area, and The Bats, demonstrating huge continuities among those it seems that disparate scenes, when it comes to gender, aesthetic thought and methods to renowned musical background. the result's a ebook which increases a few vital questions on how gender is studied in pop culture and the measure to which replacement cultures can critique dominant representations of gender.

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Download E-books Same-Sex Cultures and Sexualities: An Anthropological Reader PDF

This e-book demonstrates the centrality of intercourse, gender, and sexuality to theories of human behaviors and practices.

  • Moves past different “lesbian and homosexual stories” readers via providing a broader view of the importance of learning same-sex cultures and sexualities throughout cultures.
  • Offers readings from all 4 subfields of anthropology: cultural, organic, linguistic, and archaeological (along with old and utilized anthropology).
  • Includes dialogue of biotechnology and bioethics, future health and affliction, language, ethnicity, identification, politics, post-colonialism, kinship, improvement, and policymaking.

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Download E-books Deleuze and Feminist Theory (Deleuze Connections EUP) PDF

By Ian Buchanan

Ever because Deleuze and Guattari provocatively declared that each one 'becoming' needs to pass in terms of a 'becoming-woman' their paintings has been the topic of excessive feminist interrogation. This quantity highlights the major issues of this ongoing inquiry, focusing relatively at the implications of Deleuze's paintings for a in particular feminist philosophy. Deleuze and Feminist idea brings jointly the paintings of a few of Deleuze's best commentators and contemporary most vital feminist thinkers. For Deleuze, interpreting a thinker or philosopher ought by no means to be a question of blind allegiance or assessing the correctness of tools. Engagement with a philosopher is best while thought of by way of what a physique of inspiration can do, how innovations create occasions and the way considering can mobilise hope. it truly is during this spirit that the essays during this booklet have interaction with the paintings of Deleuze, and Deleuze and Guattari. Deleuze is neither wholeheartedly embraced as a solution to feminist questions, nor rejected as yet another mascu

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Download E-books Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking PDF

Rape continues to be some of the most arguable matters inside of felony justice and gets excessive profile insurance the world over. regardless of the various alterations there were to the legislation, perform and process within the research of rape allegations, and help on hand for sufferers, sufferers are repeatedly blamed for his or her victimization. just a very small variety of perpetrators ever face prosecution, not to mention conviction.

This e-book goals to take inventory of present pondering and learn approximately rape and how it really is dealt with in perform in the legal justice procedure, and to problem a number of the extensively held yet erroneous ideals approximately rape. It brings jointly prime researchers within the box from psychology, sociology and legislations, contemplating new examine and providing new information from a robust theoretical and contextual base.

The major concentration of the e-book is on grownup sufferers of rape, with chapters exploring such concerns as rape and the media, using alcohol and medication in rape, police determination making on rape situations, conviction styles in rape trials, and interviewing sufferers of rape and sexual assault.

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