Multiplicity in Identity: Beyond the Metaphysics of Substance

By Crista M. Lebens

Any conception incorporating 'identity' as a vital notion needs to reply to the criticisms of identification posed by way of postmodernists. For feminist theorists, the main whole articulation of such criticisms has been constructed by means of Judith Butler. Butler makes a speciality of gender identification on the point of subjectivity, how the person is developed as a gendered being. The perception of subjectivity Butler criticizes is person who legitimates the social order by way of overlaying the ability dynamics keen on the contruction of subjects.
In this dissertation, I argue that the contstruction of subjectivity built through Maria Lugones engages the criticisms of id raised by way of Judith Butler. moreover, mestiza, or multiplicitous subjectivity, on Lugones' account, might be the foundation for political motion.

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Legalizing Misandry: From Public Shame to Systemic Discrimination Against Men

By Paul Nathanson, Katherine Young

Lurid and sensationalized occasions corresponding to the general public reaction to Lorena Bobbitt after she bring to an end her abusive husband's penis, prurient fascination provoked by means of Anita Hill's allegations approximately Clarence Thomas, and the exploitation of the mass homicide of fourteen girls in Montreal were processed via pop culture because the Nineteen Nineties to provide pervasive misandry - contempt for males, the counterpart of misogyny. Paul Nathanson and Katherine younger think that this finds a shift within the usa and Canada to a worldview in response to ideological feminism, which offers all concerns from the perspective of ladies and, within the strategy, explicitly or implicitly assaults males as a category. They argue that ideological feminism is silently reshaping legislations, pubic coverage, schooling, and journalism. Legalizing Misandry bargains energetic and compelling facts to illustrate the pervasiveness of this new considering - from the courts, study rooms, executive committees, and company bureaucracies to legislation and rules affecting employment, marriage, divorce, custody, sexual harassment, violence, and human rights.

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Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes (Re-Reading the Canon)

Feminist Interpretations of Thomas Hobbes features the paintings of feminist students who're centrally engaged with Hobbes’s principles and texts and who view Hobbes as an enormous touchstone in glossy political concept. Bringing jointly students from the disciplines of philosophy, historical past, political conception, and English literature who include diversified theoretical and philosophical methods and more than a few feminist views, this interdisciplinary assortment goals to entice an viewers of Hobbes students and nonspecialists alike.

As a theorist whose trademark is a compelling argument for absolute sovereignty, Hobbes could seem firstly to have little to provide twenty-first-century feminist suggestion. but, because the members to this assortment exhibit, Hobbesian political notion presents fertile floor for feminist inquiry. certainly, in enticing Hobbes, feminist thought engages with what's probably the clearest and such a lot influential articulation of the foundational suggestions and concepts linked to modernity: freedom, equality, human nature, authority, consent, coercion, political legal responsibility, and citizenship.

Aside from the editors, the individuals are Joanne Boucher, Karen Detlefsen, Karen eco-friendly, Wendy Gunther-Canada, Jane S. Jaquette, S. A. Lloyd, Su Fang Ng, Carole Pateman, Gordon Schochet, Quentin Skinner, and Susanne Sreedhar.

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By Inga Muscio

An old identify of appreciate for girls, the notice “cunt” in the past veered off this noble course. Inga Muscio strains the line from honor to expletive, giving ladies the incentive and instruments to assert “cunt” as a good and strong strength of their lives. during this totally revised variation, she explores, with candidness and humor, such conventional feminist concerns as contraception, sexuality, jealousy among ladies, and prostitution with a clean perspective for a brand new iteration of girls. Sending out a decision for each lady to be the Cuntlovin’ Ruler of Her Sexual Universe, Muscio stands conference on its head through embracing all issues cunt-related. This version is totally revised with up to date assets, a brand new foreword from sexual pioneer Betty Dodson, and a brand new afterword through the writer. “Bright, sharp, empowering, long-lasting, precious, sexy....”—San Francisco Chronicle “... Cunt offers fertile flooring for mental growth.”—San Francisco Bay mother or father “Cunt does for feminism what smoothies did for high-fiber diets—it reinvents the oft-indigestible into anything candy and delicious.”—Bust Magazine

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Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire

"Definitely a e-book worthy examining, whatever the labels of normalcy you could have pasted as much as your self or grown familiar with letting others do the nasty gluing for you."—Bookslut

"The divide is growing to be among the pro-military, pro-police, marriage-seeking homosexual and lesbian rights politics we see within the headlines on a daily basis and the grassroots racial and financial justice situated queer and trans resistance that fights to finish prisons, borders, battle and poverty. Queering Anarchism an essential contribution during this second, supplying research and techniques for construction the queer and trans politics we'd like and need." —Dean Spade, Normal Life

“A much-needed assortment that thinks via strength, wish, and human liberation. those items are bound to bring up the extent of dialogue approximately sexuality, gender, and the ways in which they tie in with struggles opposed to our ruling institutions.”—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Outlaw Woman

“Against the austerity of heterosexual politics, Queering Anarchism sketches the connections among gender mutiny, queer sexualities, and anti-authoritarian wants. via embodied histories and incendiary critique, the members accrued the following exhibit how we mustn't ever cease at smashing the nation; particularly normativity itself is the enemy of all radical possibility.”—Eric A. Stanley, co-editor of Captive Genders

What does it suggest to "queer" the realm round us? How does the novel refusal of the mainstream codification of GLBT identification as a brand new gender norm come into concentration within the context of anarchist idea and perform? How do our notions of orientation tell our politics?and vice versa? Queering Anarchism brings jointly a various set of writings starting from the deeply theoretical to the playfully own that discover the chances of the idea that of "queering," turning the dominant, and principally heteronormative, constructions of trust and id totally within out. Ranging in subject from the economic system to incapacity, politics, social constructions, sexual perform, interpersonal relationships, and past, the authors the following recommend that queering could be greater than a suite of non-public preferences?pointing towards the potential for a wholly new means of viewing the world.

Contributors comprise: Ryan Conrad, Sally Darity, Jamie Heckert, Farhang Rouhani, Jerimarie Liesegang, Benjamin Shepard, Gayge Operaista, CRAC Collective, Stephanie Grohmann, Sandra Jeppesen, Susan music, Diana C. S. Becerra, Jason Lydon, Liat Ben-Moshe, Anthony J. Nocella, II, AJ Withers, Saffo Papantonopoulou, and Hexe.

Deric Shannon, C.B. bold, J. Rogue, and Abbey Volcano are anarchists and activists who paintings in a large choice of radical, feminist, and queer groups around the United States.

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Historical Dictionary of Feminist Philosophy (Historical Dictionaries of Religions, Philosophies, and Movements Series)

By Catherine Villanueva Gardner

Having basically emerged long ago few a long time, Feminist Philosophy is swiftly constructing its personal thrust in components of specific value to feminism-and girls extra generally-while additionally reevaluating and reshaping such a lot different fields of philosophy, from ethics to good judgment and Marxism to environmentalism. It attracts not just on feminist philosophers yet criticizes, approves, or appropriates the paintings of the top philosophers of all times.

The advent to this reference paintings offers an invaluable assessment of the topic region and the chronology runs the gamut from old Greek philosophers to modern feminist ones. The cross-referenced dictionary entries disguise either the crucial figures and ideas from the old culture of philosophy, in addition to rules and theories from modern feminist philosophy, similar to epistemology (the philosophy of technology) and subject matters which have been brought through the feminist move itself, like abortion and sexuality. as well as together with entries on Aristotle, Plato, Descartes, Kant, Wollstonecraft, Beauvoir, and Daly, correct points of different fields of philosophy, the key techniques, and triumphing interpretations and conjectures also are lined. A entire bibliography permits additional analyzing.

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My Brilliant Career

By Miles Franklin

I keep in mind, I bear in mind "Boo, hoo! Ow, ow; Oh! oh! Me'll die. Boo, hoo. The ache, the discomfort! Boo, hoo!" "Come, come, now. Daddy's little mate isn't really going to show Turk like that, is she? i will positioned a few fats out of the dinner-bag on it, and tie it up in my hanky. do not cry from now on now. Hush, you need to now not cry! you will make previous Dart dollar for those who kick up a row like that." that's my first recollection of lifestyles. i used to be slightly 3. i will be able to have in mind the majestic gum-trees surrounding us, the sunlight glinting on their instantly white trunks, and falling at the gurgling fern-banked circulation, which disappeared underneath a steep scrubby hill on our left. It used to be an hour earlier midday on a protracted transparent summer season day. We have been on a part of the run, the place my father had come to deposit salt. He had left domestic early within the dewy morning, sporting me in entrance of him on a bit brown pillow which my mom had made for the aim. We had placed the lumps of rock-salt within the troughs at the different facet of the creek. The stringybark roof of the salt-shed which safe the troughs from rain peeped out picturesquely from the musk and peppercorn shrubs in which it used to be densely surrounded, and was once noticeable from the place we lunched. I refilled the quart-pot within which we had boiled our tea with water from the creek, father doused our fireplace out with it, after which tied the quart to the D of his saddle with a section of eco-friendly cover. The green-hide baggage during which the salt were carried have been striking at the hooks of the pack-saddle which laden the bay pack-horse. Father's saddle and the brown pillow have been on Dart, the massive gray horse on which he regularly carried me, and we have been near to making tracks for domestic.

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Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

By Rickie Solinger

The time period "reproductive politics" was once coined through feminists within the Nineteen Seventies to explain modern Roe v. Wade-era energy struggles over birth control and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and different satellite tv for pc matters. 40 years later, questions on reproductive rights are only as complex--and controversial--as they have been then. Focusing ordinarily at the usa, Reproductive Politics: What every body must Know® explores the criminal, political, spiritual, social, moral, and clinical dimensions of this hotly contested enviornment.

Tracing the ancient roots of reproductive politics up throughout the current, Rickie Solinger considers quite a number subject matters from abortion and birth control to overall healthiness care reform and assisted reproductive applied sciences. Solinger tackles essentially the most contentious questions up for debate this present day, together with the definition of "fetal personhood," and the jobs poverty and welfare coverage play in shaping reproductive rights. The solutions she presents are informative, balanced, and infrequently particularly amazing.

Offering quite a lot of info in an obtainable and interesting demeanour, Reproductive Politics: What everybody must comprehend® orients readers and gives the information essential to stick with the debates during this very important and constantly evolving field.

What every body must Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford collage Press.

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Other Powers: the Age of Suffrage, Spiritualism, and the Scandalous Victoria Woodhull

By Barbara Goldsmith

Barbara Goldsmith's portrait of suffragette Victoria Woodhull and her instances used to be hailed through George Plimpton as "a fantastically written biography of a impressive girl" and through Gloria Steinem as "more memorable than a dozen histories."

A hugely readable mix of heritage and biography, Other Powers interviews the tales of a few of the main colourful social, political, and non secular figures of America's Victorian period with the brave and infamous lifetime of Victoria Woodhull--psychic, suffragette, writer, presidential candidate, and self-confessed practitioner of loose love. it's set amid the conflict for women's suffrage, the Spiritualist stream that swept around the kingdom within the age of Radical Reconstruction following the Civil battle, and the sour struggle that pitted black males opposed to white ladies within the fight for the fitting to vote.

Peter homosexual discovered Other Powers "Irresistible...this is a biography bound to preserve the reader reading." And Gloria Steinem known as it "A real-life novel of the way one charismatic woman...turned women's suffrage, the church, big apple urban, and lots more and plenty of the rustic on its ear."

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Sex, Power, Conflict: Evolutionary and Feminist Perspectives

By David M. Buss

Sexual harassment within the office, date rape, and household violence dominate the headlines and feature lately sparked scholarly debates concerning the nature of the sexes. simultaneously, the clinical neighborhood is carrying out examine in themes of intercourse and gender matters. certainly, extra study is being performed at the themes of sexual clash and coercion than at the other time within the background of the social sciences. regardless of this recognition, it's transparent that those concerns are being addressed from primarily varied views: one is classified "feminist", whereas the opposite, seen as antithetical to the feminist flow, is named "evolutionary psychology", which emphasizes the heritage of reproductive techniques in realizing clash among the sexes. This publication brings jointly top specialists from either side of the talk so as to become aware of how each one may possibly supply insights missing within the different. The editors' total target is to teach how the feminist and evolutionary ways are complementary regardless of their obvious variations, then offer an integration and synthesis. in truth, numerous of the participants to this special quantity contemplate themselves advocates of either techniques. As a stimulating presentation of the dynamics of intercourse, energy, and conflict--and a pioneering rapprochement of the various traits in the medical community-- this publication will allure a large viewers in either psychology and women's experiences fields.

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