Download Feminist, Queer, Crip by Alison Kafer PDF

By Alison Kafer

In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a unique destiny for incapacity and disabled our bodies. tough the ways that principles in regards to the destiny and time were deployed within the carrier of obligatory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the assumption of incapacity as a pre-determined restrict. She juxtaposes theories, activities, and identities corresponding to environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg thought, transgender politics, and incapacity which are normally mentioned in isolation and envisions new chances for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This daring ebook is going opposed to the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a extra simply international.

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Download Inside Linda Lovelace's Deep Throat: Degradation, Porno by Darwin Porter PDF

By Darwin Porter

The infamous Linda Lovelace was once America's first Queen of Porn, presiding over a fast-developing multi-billion-dollar movie throughout the decadent Seventies. Her motion picture, Deep Throat, redefined the nation's perspectives on obscenity and was once credited with altering America's sexual attitudes greater than whatever because the 1948 Kinsey record. yet at decade's finish, Linda, in an entire about-face, emerged as one of many extra compelling voices within the feminist move, denouncing the degradations of her cinematic prior.

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Download The Feminist Movement of Today by Elizabeth King Humphrey PDF

By Elizabeth King Humphrey

For American ladies, the fight to win equality has been lengthy and tough. And the fight maintains. yet significant development has been made. a lot of the credits is going to feminists who refused to just accept second-class prestige due to their gender. This e-book examines the 3 historic waves of the yank feminist stream. It information the targets and achievements of every wave. It additionally profiles many of the pioneering girls who shattered stereotypes and located good fortune via expertise, exertions, and backbone.

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Download The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and by Kaja Silverman PDF

By Kaja Silverman

The Acoustic reflect makes an attempt to do for the sound-track what feminist movie conception of the previous decade has performed for the image-track—to find the issues at which it's effective of sexual distinction. the explicit concentration is the feminine voice understood no longer basically as spoken discussion, narration, and observation, yet as a fantasmatic projection, and as a metaphor for authorship.

"... a vitally new knowing that takes us from the phrases of the illustration of sexual distinction to an anatomy of woman subjectivity so that it will be generally influential."--Stephen Heath

"An unique paintings more likely to have major impression on all people with an curiosity within the vivid intersection of feminism, movie idea, and psychoanalysis... "--Naomi Schor

"... powerfully argued study... impressive... "--Choice

"... vital as a result of its cutting edge paintings on Hollywood's ideologically-charged building of subjectivity.... what's fascinating concerning the Acoustic reflect is that it evokes one to reevaluate a few now classical theoretical texts, and to determine motion pictures with a watch to how authorship is developed and subjectivity is generated." --Literature and Psychology

"As evocative because it is shrewdly systematic, the pioneering concept of lady subjectivity formulated within the ultimate 3 chapters can have vast impression as an incredible contribution to feminist theory." --SubStance

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Download The Politics of Women and Nature: Affinity, Contingency, or by Mary Mellor PDF

By Mary Mellor

Ecofeminism asserts that there's a dating among the subordination and oppression of girls and the exploitation and degradation of the flora and fauna. Ecofeminists who draw on radical/cultural feminism are likely to see this courting as a close to essentialist affinity among girls and nature. those that draw on social constructivist versions of feminism see it as a ancient and socially contingent dating. This paper argues that the department among those perspectives could be triumph over via seeing the connection among girls and the flora and fauna as a cloth one and that ecofeminism presents the foundation of a brand new radical social conception in addition to a political move.

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Download Alien Constructions: Science Fiction and Feminist Thought by Patricia Melzer PDF

By Patricia Melzer

Even though set in different worlds populated by way of alien beings, technological know-how fiction is a domain the place people can critique and re-imagine the paradigms that form this international, from basics similar to the intercourse and gender of the physique to international energy family between sexes, races, and international locations. Feminist thinkers and writers are more and more spotting technological know-how fiction's capability to shatter patriarchal and heterosexual norms, whereas the creators of technological know-how fiction are bringing new intensity and complexity to the style by way of attractive with feminist theories and politics. This ebook maps the intersection of feminism and technology fiction via shut readings of technology fiction literature via Octavia E. Butler, Richard Calder, and Melissa Scott and the flicks "The Matrix" and the "Alien" sequence. Patricia Melzer analyzes how those authors and movies characterize debates and ideas in 3 components of feminist idea: identification and distinction, feminist opinions of technology and expertise, and the connection between gender id, physique, and hope, together with the hot gender politics of queer wants, transgender, and intersexed our bodies and identities. She demonstrates that key political components form those debates, together with international capitalism and exploitative classification family inside of a becoming foreign method; the effect of laptop, business, and scientific applied sciences on women's lives and reproductive rights; and post-human embodiment as expressed via biotechnologies, the body/machine interface, and the commodification of wish. Melzer's research makes it transparent that feminist writings and readings of technological know-how fiction are a part of a feminist critique of present energy relatives - and that the alien buildings (cyborgs, clones, androids, extraterrestrial beings, and hybrids) that populate post-modern technological know-how fiction are as probably empowering as they're threatening.

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Download James Joyce and the Difference of Language by Laurent Milesi PDF

By Laurent Milesi

This number of essays bargains an unique examine Joyce's writing via putting his language on the intersection of assorted severe views: linguistics, philosophy, feminism, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism and intertextuality. Combining designated textual research and theoretically proficient learn, a global group of best students explores how Joyce's experiments with language many times problem our methods of interpreting. Drawing on present debates in Joyce scholarship, literary reviews and significant conception, this quantity comprehensively examines the serious variety of Joyce's use of language.

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Download Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the by Sara Evans PDF

By Sara Evans

The ladies most important to the feminist flow that emerged within the 1960's arrived at their dedication and cognizance in line with the unforeseen and sometimes shattering adventure of getting their paintings minimized, even passed over, by means of the lads they thought of to be their colleagues and fellow crusaders within the civil rights and radical New Left routine. at the foundation of years of analysis, interviews with dozens of the significant figures, and her personal own adventure, Evans explores how the political stance of those girls was once catalyzed and formed by means of their sharp disillusionment at a time whilst their abilities as political activists have been newly and hugely built, allowing them to hitch forces to help their very own reason.

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Download Ecofeminism by Vandana Shiva, Maria Mies, Ariel Salleh PDF

By Vandana Shiva, Maria Mies, Ariel Salleh

This groundbreaking paintings is still as correct this present day as while it used to be whilst first released. of Zed's best-known authors argue that ecological destruction and commercial catastrophes represent an immediate chance to daily life, the upkeep of which has been made the actual accountability of girls. In either industrialized societies and the constructing international locations, the recent wars the realm is experiencing, violent ethnic chauvinisms and the malfunctioning of the economic climate additionally pose pressing questions for ecofeminists. Is there a dating among patriarchal oppression and the destruction of nature within the identify of revenue and growth? How can girls counter the violence inherent in those techniques? should still they give the impression of being to a hyperlink among the women's circulate and different social activities? Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva provide a thought-provoking research of those and plenty of different concerns from a special North-South viewpoint. They critique triumphing financial theories, traditional recommendations of women's emancipation, the parable of 'catching up' improvement, the philosophical foundations of contemporary technology and know-how, and the omission of ethics while discussing such a lot of questions, together with advances in reproductive know-how and biotechnology. In developing their very own ecofeminist epistemology and method, those across the world revered feminist environmental activists glance to the opportunity of routine advocating shopper liberation and subsistence construction, sustainability and regeneration, they usually argue for an popularity of limits and reciprocity and a rejection of exploitation, the unending commoditization of wishes, and violence.

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Download The Complete Fiction of Nella Larsen: Passing, Quicksand, by Nella Larsen PDF

By Nella Larsen

In The entire Fiction of Nella Larsen, whose occupation flamed brightly yet in short within the Nineteen Twenties, we rediscover the most talented writers of the Harlem Renaissance.

Nella Larsen's topic is the fight of delicate, lively heroines to discover a spot for themselves in a opposed international. Passing is the tale of a light-skinned good looks who, after spending years passing for white, unearths herself dangerously interested in an previous friend's Harlem local. In Quicksand, a stressed younger mulatto attempts desperately to discover a comfy position in a global during which she sees herself as a perpetual outsider. Race and marriage provide few securities the following or within the different tales in a set that's compellingly readable, wealthy in mental complexity, and imbued with a feeling of position that brings Harlem vibrantly to lifestyles.

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