Welfare Warriors: The Welfare Rights Movement in the United by Premilla Nadasen

By Premilla Nadasen

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005
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Nadasen has written the definitive heritage of the welfare rights flow that, for a quick second, became welfare right into a software that helped instead of punished negative ladies. rigorously researched and completely documented, Welfare Warriors finds the mostly untold tale of the way terrible and dealing type ladies got here jointly to struggle for a good lifestyles. through exploring the operating category black feminism that emerged, Nadasen's account additionally broadens and deepens our realizing of feminism.

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John wish Franklin Prize (2005)

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By Premilla Nadasen

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2005
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Nadasen has written the definitive heritage of the welfare rights flow that, for a quick second, became welfare right into a software that helped instead of punished negative ladies. rigorously researched and completely documented, Welfare Warriors finds the mostly untold tale of the way terrible and dealing type ladies got here jointly to struggle for a good lifestyles. through exploring the operating category black feminism that emerged, Nadasen's account additionally broadens and deepens our realizing of feminism.

Literary Awards
John wish Franklin Prize (2005)

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No Turning Back: The History of Feminism and the Future of by Estelle Freedman

By Estelle Freedman

“On the events of girls world wide this day, this one ebook presents extra illumination and perception than a dozen others mixed. . . . Freedman’s survey is a triumph of world scope and educated precision.”
–NANCY F. COTT
Professor of historical past, Harvard University

Repeatedly declared useless by way of the media, the women’s move hasn't ever been as brilliant because it is this present day. certainly as Stanford professor and award-winning writer Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling publication, feminism has reached a serious momentum from which there's no turning again. Freedman examines the ancient forces that experience fueled the feminist flow during the last 2 hundred years–and explores how girls at the present time want to feminism for brand spanking new techniques to problems with paintings, relatives, sexuality, and creativity.

Drawing examples from a number of nations and cultures, from the prior and the current, this inspiring narrative should be required examining for someone who needs to appreciate the function girls play on the earth. looking out in its research and worldwide in its standpoint, No Turning again will stand as a defining textual content in a single of an important social routine of all time.

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By Estelle Freedman

“On the events of girls world wide this day, this one ebook presents extra illumination and perception than a dozen others mixed. . . . Freedman’s survey is a triumph of world scope and educated precision.”
–NANCY F. COTT
Professor of historical past, Harvard University

Repeatedly declared useless by way of the media, the women’s move hasn't ever been as brilliant because it is this present day. certainly as Stanford professor and award-winning writer Estelle B. Freedman argues in her compelling publication, feminism has reached a serious momentum from which there's no turning again. Freedman examines the ancient forces that experience fueled the feminist flow during the last 2 hundred years–and explores how girls at the present time want to feminism for brand spanking new techniques to problems with paintings, relatives, sexuality, and creativity.

Drawing examples from a number of nations and cultures, from the prior and the current, this inspiring narrative should be required examining for someone who needs to appreciate the function girls play on the earth. looking out in its research and worldwide in its standpoint, No Turning again will stand as a defining textual content in a single of an important social routine of all time.

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Scream from the Shadows: The Women's Liberation Movement in by Setsu Shigematsu

By Setsu Shigematsu

Greater than 40 years in the past a women’s liberation circulate referred to as ūman ribu was once born in Japan amid stipulations of radicalism, violence, and imperialist aggression. Setsu Shigematsu’s publication is the 1st to provide a sustained heritage of ūman ribu’s formation, its political philosophy, and its contributions to feminist politics throughout and past Japan. via an in-depth research of ūman ribu, Shigematsu furthers our knowing of Japan’s gender-based modernity and imperialism and expands our viewpoint on transnational liberation and feminist hobbies worldwide.

In Scream from the Shadows, Shigematsu engages with political philosophy whereas additionally contextualizing the move with regards to the japanese left and New Left in addition to the anti–Vietnam conflict and radical pupil activities. She examines the arguable determine Tanaka Mitsu, ūman ribu’s so much influential activist, and the movement’s inner dynamics. Shigematsu highlights ūman ribu’s exact method of the connection of women—and women’s liberation—to violence: particularly, the movement’s embody of violent girls who have been usually on the margins of society and its popularity of women’s complicity in violence opposed to different women.

Scream from the Shadows offers a strong case examine of a fancy and contradictory move with a thorough imaginative and prescient of women’s liberation. It bargains a special chance to mirror at the blind spots inside our modern and dominant perspectives of feminism throughout their liberal, marxist, radical, Euro-American, postcolonial, and racial barriers.

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By Setsu Shigematsu

Greater than 40 years in the past a women’s liberation circulate referred to as ūman ribu was once born in Japan amid stipulations of radicalism, violence, and imperialist aggression. Setsu Shigematsu’s publication is the 1st to provide a sustained heritage of ūman ribu’s formation, its political philosophy, and its contributions to feminist politics throughout and past Japan. via an in-depth research of ūman ribu, Shigematsu furthers our knowing of Japan’s gender-based modernity and imperialism and expands our viewpoint on transnational liberation and feminist hobbies worldwide.

In Scream from the Shadows, Shigematsu engages with political philosophy whereas additionally contextualizing the move with regards to the japanese left and New Left in addition to the anti–Vietnam conflict and radical pupil activities. She examines the arguable determine Tanaka Mitsu, ūman ribu’s so much influential activist, and the movement’s inner dynamics. Shigematsu highlights ūman ribu’s exact method of the connection of women—and women’s liberation—to violence: particularly, the movement’s embody of violent girls who have been usually on the margins of society and its popularity of women’s complicity in violence opposed to different women.

Scream from the Shadows offers a strong case examine of a fancy and contradictory move with a thorough imaginative and prescient of women’s liberation. It bargains a special chance to mirror at the blind spots inside our modern and dominant perspectives of feminism throughout their liberal, marxist, radical, Euro-American, postcolonial, and racial barriers.

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Julia Kristeva and Feminist Thought by Birgit Schippers

By Birgit Schippers

This booklet appraises the connection among modern feminism and Julia Kristeva, an important determine in Continental notion. It addresses the conflicting diversity of feminist responses to Kristeva's key rules and Kristeva's both conflicting in addition to ambiguous place vis-à-vis feminism.

Schippers argues that this complicated courting can in simple terms be understood by means of positioning Kristeva alongside the fissures and fault traces which run via feminism. through getting to feminism's inner debates and disputes, and addressing the philosophical commitments and attachments held by means of Kristeva's critics, the booklet clarifies the varied Kristeva reception inside feminism and illuminates how her principles hassle modern feminist thought.
And regardless of Kristeva's basic ambiguity in the direction of all issues feminist, Schippers makes a case for Kristeva's vital contribution to a feminist undertaking that's sympathetic in the direction of her account of fluid subjectivity and her critique of id politics. In doing so, the writer advances the scholarly figuring out of Kristeva and of latest feminist proposal.

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By Birgit Schippers

This booklet appraises the connection among modern feminism and Julia Kristeva, an important determine in Continental notion. It addresses the conflicting diversity of feminist responses to Kristeva's key rules and Kristeva's both conflicting in addition to ambiguous place vis-à-vis feminism.

Schippers argues that this complicated courting can in simple terms be understood by means of positioning Kristeva alongside the fissures and fault traces which run via feminism. through getting to feminism's inner debates and disputes, and addressing the philosophical commitments and attachments held by means of Kristeva's critics, the booklet clarifies the varied Kristeva reception inside feminism and illuminates how her principles hassle modern feminist thought.
And regardless of Kristeva's basic ambiguity in the direction of all issues feminist, Schippers makes a case for Kristeva's vital contribution to a feminist undertaking that's sympathetic in the direction of her account of fluid subjectivity and her critique of id politics. In doing so, the writer advances the scholarly figuring out of Kristeva and of latest feminist proposal.

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The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism by Sarah Gamble

By Sarah Gamble

Approachable for common readers in addition to for college students in women's stories similar classes in any respect degrees, this beneficial advisor follows the original spouse layout in combining over a dozen in-depth historical past chapters with greater than four hundred A-Z dictionary entries. The heritage chapters are written by way of significant figures within the box of feminist reviews, and contain thorough insurance of the background of feminism, in addition to vast discussions of issues corresponding to Postfeminism, males in Feminism, Feminism and New applied sciences and Feminism and Philosophy. The dictionary entries hide the most important contributors and concerns necessary to an realizing either one of feminism's roots and of the developments which are shaping its destiny. Readers will locate entries on humans equivalent to Aphra Behn, Simone de Beauvoir, Princess Diana, Courtney Love and Robert Bly, and on matters equivalent to Afro-American feminism, plastic surgery, the 'new man', prostitution, reproductive applied sciences and 'slasher' movies.

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By Sarah Gamble

Approachable for common readers in addition to for college students in women's stories similar classes in any respect degrees, this beneficial advisor follows the original spouse layout in combining over a dozen in-depth historical past chapters with greater than four hundred A-Z dictionary entries. The heritage chapters are written by way of significant figures within the box of feminist reviews, and contain thorough insurance of the background of feminism, in addition to vast discussions of issues corresponding to Postfeminism, males in Feminism, Feminism and New applied sciences and Feminism and Philosophy. The dictionary entries hide the most important contributors and concerns necessary to an realizing either one of feminism's roots and of the developments which are shaping its destiny. Readers will locate entries on humans equivalent to Aphra Behn, Simone de Beauvoir, Princess Diana, Courtney Love and Robert Bly, and on matters equivalent to Afro-American feminism, plastic surgery, the 'new man', prostitution, reproductive applied sciences and 'slasher' movies.

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Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

By Virginia Woolf

In 1928 Virginia Woolf learn papers to the ladies scholars of Cambridge. She needed to percentage with them the guidelines that had led her to finish: "A girl should have funds and a room of her personal if she is to jot down fiction". This booklet is the end result.

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By Virginia Woolf

In 1928 Virginia Woolf learn papers to the ladies scholars of Cambridge. She needed to percentage with them the guidelines that had led her to finish: "A girl should have funds and a room of her personal if she is to jot down fiction". This booklet is the end result.

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Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success by Rose Corrigan

By Rose Corrigan

Rape legislation reform has lengthy been hailed as essentially the most winning initiatives of second-wave feminism. but 40 years after the anti-rape move emerged, felony and clinical associations proceed to withstand enforcing reforms meant to supply extra simply and compassionate criminal and scientific responses to sufferers of sexual violence. In Up opposed to a Wall, Rose Corrigan attracts on interviews with over a hundred and fifty neighborhood rape care advocates in groups around the usa to discover how and why mainstream platforms proceed to withstand feminist reforms.

In a chain of richly particular case stories, the booklet weaves jointly scholarship on legislation and social routine, feminist idea, coverage formation and implementation, and legal justice to teach how the cutting edge criminal ideas hired by way of anti-rape advocates truly undermined a few of their primary claims. yet while its extra radical parts have been thwarted, items of the rape legislation reform undertaking have been seized upon via conservative policy-makers and used to justify new tasks that regularly prioritize the pursuits and rights of felony justice actors or clinical services over the desires of sufferers.

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By Rose Corrigan

Rape legislation reform has lengthy been hailed as essentially the most winning initiatives of second-wave feminism. but 40 years after the anti-rape move emerged, felony and clinical associations proceed to withstand enforcing reforms meant to supply extra simply and compassionate criminal and scientific responses to sufferers of sexual violence. In Up opposed to a Wall, Rose Corrigan attracts on interviews with over a hundred and fifty neighborhood rape care advocates in groups around the usa to discover how and why mainstream platforms proceed to withstand feminist reforms.

In a chain of richly particular case stories, the booklet weaves jointly scholarship on legislation and social routine, feminist idea, coverage formation and implementation, and legal justice to teach how the cutting edge criminal ideas hired by way of anti-rape advocates truly undermined a few of their primary claims. yet while its extra radical parts have been thwarted, items of the rape legislation reform undertaking have been seized upon via conservative policy-makers and used to justify new tasks that regularly prioritize the pursuits and rights of felony justice actors or clinical services over the desires of sufferers.

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Simone de Beauvoir, Philosophy, and Feminism by Nancy Bauer

By Nancy Bauer

Within the advent to The moment Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a guy by no means starts off by means of setting up himself as anyone of a definite intercourse: his being a guy poses no problem." Nancy Bauer starts her ebook through asking: "Then what sort of an issue does being a lady pose?" Bauer's goal is to teach that during answering this query the second one intercourse dramatizes the level to which being a girl poses a philosophical problem.

This publication is a decision 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 earlier than the advance of latest feminist philosophy, constitutes a meditation at the dating among ladies and philosophy that is still profoundly undervalued. She argues that the extreme impact The moment Sex has had on women's lives, then and now, could be traced to Beauvoir's discovery of a brand new method to philosophize -- a fashion grounded in her identification as a lady. In supplying a brand new interpretation of The moment Sex, Bauer exhibits how philosophy could be politically efficient for girls whereas closing really philosophical.

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By Nancy Bauer

Within the advent to The moment Sex, Simone de Beauvoir notes that "a guy by no means starts off by means of setting up himself as anyone of a definite intercourse: his being a guy poses no problem." Nancy Bauer starts her ebook through asking: "Then what sort of an issue does being a lady pose?" Bauer's goal is to teach that during answering this query the second one intercourse dramatizes the level to which being a girl poses a philosophical problem.

This publication is a decision 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 earlier than the advance of latest feminist philosophy, constitutes a meditation at the dating among ladies and philosophy that is still profoundly undervalued. She argues that the extreme impact The moment Sex has had on women's lives, then and now, could be traced to Beauvoir's discovery of a brand new method to philosophize -- a fashion grounded in her identification as a lady. In supplying a brand new interpretation of The moment Sex, Bauer exhibits how philosophy could be politically efficient for girls whereas closing really philosophical.

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The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women by Naomi Wolf

By Naomi Wolf

In today's international, girls have extra strength, criminal popularity, luck than ever sooner than. along the glaring development of the women's move, in spite of the fact that, author and journalist Naomi Wolf is bothered by way of a unique type of social keep an eye on, which, she argues, could end up simply as restrictive because the conventional snapshot of homemaker and spouse. It's the sweetness fantasy, an obsession with actual perfection that traps the fashionable girl in an never-ending spiral of desire, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she attempts to satisfy society's very unlikely definition of "the faultless beauty."

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By Naomi Wolf

In today's international, girls have extra strength, criminal popularity, luck than ever sooner than. along the glaring development of the women's move, in spite of the fact that, author and journalist Naomi Wolf is bothered by way of a unique type of social keep an eye on, which, she argues, could end up simply as restrictive because the conventional snapshot of homemaker and spouse. It's the sweetness fantasy, an obsession with actual perfection that traps the fashionable girl in an never-ending spiral of desire, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she attempts to satisfy society's very unlikely definition of "the faultless beauty."

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Against Empire: Feminisms, Racism and the West by Zillah Eisenstein

By Zillah Eisenstein

In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization. confronted with an competitive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently selling the narrowest of pursuits, she appears to be like to a world anti-war circulation to counter US energy. relocating past the distortions of mainstream historical past, she detects the silencing of racialized, sex/gendered and classed methods of seeing. Eisenstein insists that the so-called West is as a lot fiction as fact, whereas the sexualized black slave alternate emerges as an early type of globalization. Plural understandings of feminisms as other-than-western are wanted. Black the USA, India, the Islamic global and Africa envision special conceptions of what it really is to be totally, polyversally, human. desire for a extra peaceable, simply and happier international lies, she believes, within the understandings and activism of ladies today.

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By Zillah Eisenstein

In Against Empire, Zillah Eisenstein extends her critique of neoliberal globalization. confronted with an competitive American empire hostage to ideological extremism and violently selling the narrowest of pursuits, she appears to be like to a world anti-war circulation to counter US energy. relocating past the distortions of mainstream historical past, she detects the silencing of racialized, sex/gendered and classed methods of seeing. Eisenstein insists that the so-called West is as a lot fiction as fact, whereas the sexualized black slave alternate emerges as an early type of globalization. Plural understandings of feminisms as other-than-western are wanted. Black the USA, India, the Islamic global and Africa envision special conceptions of what it really is to be totally, polyversally, human. desire for a extra peaceable, simply and happier international lies, she believes, within the understandings and activism of ladies today.

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