Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics by bell hooks

By bell hooks

For bell hooks, the easiest cultural feedback sees no use to split politics from the excitement of studying. craving collects jointly a few of hooks's vintage and early items of cultural feedback from the '80s. Addressing issues like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines numerous cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's movie Do the correct factor and Wim Wenders's movie Wings of wish to the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. the result's a poignant number of essays which, like every of hooks's paintings, is in particular else excited by reworking oppressive constructions of domination.

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By bell hooks

For bell hooks, the easiest cultural feedback sees no use to split politics from the excitement of studying. craving collects jointly a few of hooks's vintage and early items of cultural feedback from the '80s. Addressing issues like pedagogy, postmodernism, and politics, hooks examines numerous cultural artifacts, from Spike Lee's movie Do the correct factor and Wim Wenders's movie Wings of wish to the writings of Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison. the result's a poignant number of essays which, like every of hooks's paintings, is in particular else excited by reworking oppressive constructions of domination.

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The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural History by Emma L. E. Rees

By Emma L. E. Rees

From South Park to Kathy Acker, from Lars Von Trier to intercourse and town, women’s sexual organs are demonized. within the Vagina: A Literary and Cultural heritage, Emma L.E. Rees investigates the evolution of this demonization: she considers how writers, artists and filmmakers deal with the drawback of he vagina's complicated 'covert visibility' and the way the ‘c-word’ is an obscenity that either legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of ladies globally.

In our postmodern, porn-obsessed tradition, vaginas seem to be all over, actually or symbolically yet, crucially, they're as silenced as they're objectified. Even universal slang phrases for the vagina might be visible as an try and divert recognition clear of the truth of women’s lived sexual reports: slang deals a handy distraction from whatever taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural historical past is a crucial contribution to the continuing debate in figuring out the female id.

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By Emma L. E. Rees

From South Park to Kathy Acker, from Lars Von Trier to intercourse and town, women’s sexual organs are demonized. within the Vagina: A Literary and Cultural heritage, Emma L.E. Rees investigates the evolution of this demonization: she considers how writers, artists and filmmakers deal with the drawback of he vagina's complicated 'covert visibility' and the way the ‘c-word’ is an obscenity that either legitimates and perpetuates the fractured identities of ladies globally.

In our postmodern, porn-obsessed tradition, vaginas seem to be all over, actually or symbolically yet, crucially, they're as silenced as they're objectified. Even universal slang phrases for the vagina might be visible as an try and divert recognition clear of the truth of women’s lived sexual reports: slang deals a handy distraction from whatever taboo. The Vagina: A Literary and Cultural historical past is a crucial contribution to the continuing debate in figuring out the female id.

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VindicaciĆ³n de los derechos de la mujer (Taurus Great Ideas) by Mary Wollstonecraft

By Mary Wollstonecraft

Esta apasionada declaración de independencia de los angeles mujer escrita por Mary Wollstonecraft hizo añicos el estereotipo de los angeles dama dócil y decorative, anticipando una nueva period de igualdad y consagrando a su autora como fundadora del feminismo moderno. nice rules A lo largo de l. a. historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado los angeles manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, los angeles discordia, los angeles guerra y l. a. revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas principles sacudieron l. a. civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos.

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By Mary Wollstonecraft

Esta apasionada declaración de independencia de los angeles mujer escrita por Mary Wollstonecraft hizo añicos el estereotipo de los angeles dama dócil y decorative, anticipando una nueva period de igualdad y consagrando a su autora como fundadora del feminismo moderno. nice rules A lo largo de l. a. historia, algunos libros han cambiado el mundo. Han transformado los angeles manera en que nos vemos a nosotros mismos y a los demás. Han inspirado el debate, los angeles discordia, los angeles guerra y l. a. revolución. Han iluminado, indignado, provocado y consolado. Han enriquecido vidas, y también las han destruido. Taurus publica las obras de los grandes pensadores, pioneros, radicales y visionarios cuyas principles sacudieron l. a. civilización y nos impulsaron a ser quienes somos.

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Women, Race, & Class by Angela Y. Davis

By Angela Y. Davis

A robust learn of the women's stream within the U.S. from abolitionist days to the current that demonstrates the way it has constantly been hampered through the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

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By Angela Y. Davis

A robust learn of the women's stream within the U.S. from abolitionist days to the current that demonstrates the way it has constantly been hampered through the racist and classist biases of its leaders.

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Why Have Kids?: A New Mom Explores the Truth About Parenting by Jessica Valenti

By Jessica Valenti

If parenting is making american citizens unsatisfied, if it’s most unlikely to “have it all,” if humans don’t have the commercial, social, or political constructions had to aid baby rearing, then why do it? And why are nervous new mom and dad flocking to each Tiger mom and Bébé-raiser for suggestion on find out how to increase kids?

In Why Have Kids?, Valenti explores those debatable questions via on-the-ground reporting, startling new study, and her personal particular studies as a mother. She strikes past the black and white “mommy wars” over common parenting, self-discipline, and work-life stability to discover a extra nuanced fact: one packed with ambivalence, pleasure, guilt, and exhaustion.

Would-be mom and dad needs to navigate the choice to have young children amidst a frightening mix of cultural expectancies and difficult evidence. And new mom and dad locate themselves suffering to reconcile their elation with the customarily onerous, complicated, and dear company of kid care. whilst researchers for a 2010 Pew learn requested mom and dad why they determined to have their first baby, approximately ninety percentage responded, for “the pleasure of getting children.” but approximately each research within the final ten years exhibits a marked decline within the existence pride of these with youngsters. Valenti explores this disconnect among parents’ hopes and the day by day fact of elevating children—revealing all of the methods dad and mom are quietly suffering. A must-read for fogeys in addition to these contemplating beginning a relatives, Why Have Kids? is an explosive addition to the dialog approximately sleek parenthood.

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By Jessica Valenti

If parenting is making american citizens unsatisfied, if it’s most unlikely to “have it all,” if humans don’t have the commercial, social, or political constructions had to aid baby rearing, then why do it? And why are nervous new mom and dad flocking to each Tiger mom and Bébé-raiser for suggestion on find out how to increase kids?

In Why Have Kids?, Valenti explores those debatable questions via on-the-ground reporting, startling new study, and her personal particular studies as a mother. She strikes past the black and white “mommy wars” over common parenting, self-discipline, and work-life stability to discover a extra nuanced fact: one packed with ambivalence, pleasure, guilt, and exhaustion.

Would-be mom and dad needs to navigate the choice to have young children amidst a frightening mix of cultural expectancies and difficult evidence. And new mom and dad locate themselves suffering to reconcile their elation with the customarily onerous, complicated, and dear company of kid care. whilst researchers for a 2010 Pew learn requested mom and dad why they determined to have their first baby, approximately ninety percentage responded, for “the pleasure of getting children.” but approximately each research within the final ten years exhibits a marked decline within the existence pride of these with youngsters. Valenti explores this disconnect among parents’ hopes and the day by day fact of elevating children—revealing all of the methods dad and mom are quietly suffering. A must-read for fogeys in addition to these contemplating beginning a relatives, Why Have Kids? is an explosive addition to the dialog approximately sleek parenthood.

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Women and Family in Contemporary Japan by Susan D. Holloway

By Susan D. Holloway

Jap girls have frequently been singled out for his or her powerful dedication to the function of housewife and mom. yet they're now suspending marriage and bearing fewer teenagers, and Japan has develop into one of many least fertile and quickest getting older nations on this planet. Why are such a lot of eastern girls opting out of relations lifestyles? to reply to this question, the writer attracts on in-depth interviews and huge survey facts to ascertain jap mothers' views and reports of marriage, parenting, and kinfolk existence. The aim is to appreciate how, as introspective, self-aware contributors, those ladies interpret and reply to the boundaries and possibilities afforded in the structural and ideological contexts of up to date Japan. The findings recommend a necessity for adjustments within the constitution of the place of work and the schooling process to supply girls with the chance to discover a satisfying stability of labor and relations lifestyles.

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By Susan D. Holloway

Jap girls have frequently been singled out for his or her powerful dedication to the function of housewife and mom. yet they're now suspending marriage and bearing fewer teenagers, and Japan has develop into one of many least fertile and quickest getting older nations on this planet. Why are such a lot of eastern girls opting out of relations lifestyles? to reply to this question, the writer attracts on in-depth interviews and huge survey facts to ascertain jap mothers' views and reports of marriage, parenting, and kinfolk existence. The aim is to appreciate how, as introspective, self-aware contributors, those ladies interpret and reply to the boundaries and possibilities afforded in the structural and ideological contexts of up to date Japan. The findings recommend a necessity for adjustments within the constitution of the place of work and the schooling process to supply girls with the chance to discover a satisfying stability of labor and relations lifestyles.

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Violence and the Pornographic Imaginary: The Politics of by Natalie Purcell

By Natalie Purcell

No cultural product finds our collective fascination with sexual violence extra candidly than renowned heterosexual pornographies. They exhibit scenes of extreme sexual aggression and cruelty which are gendered in repetitive, patterned configurations-configurations which are designed to arouse.

Purcell makes use of comparative serious analyses of well known pornographic videos to discover universal fantasies of sexual violence and the way they've got replaced during the last 40 years.

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By Natalie Purcell

No cultural product finds our collective fascination with sexual violence extra candidly than renowned heterosexual pornographies. They exhibit scenes of extreme sexual aggression and cruelty which are gendered in repetitive, patterned configurations-configurations which are designed to arouse.

Purcell makes use of comparative serious analyses of well known pornographic videos to discover universal fantasies of sexual violence and the way they've got replaced during the last 40 years.

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Outlaw Culture: Resisting Representations (Routledge by bell hooks

By bell hooks

According to the Washington Post, not anyone who cares approximately modern African-American cultures can forget about bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations. focusing on cultural icons as different as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture provides a suite of essays that attracts no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of pop culture could be a ‘powerful website for intervention, problem and change’. And interfere, problem and alter is what hooks does best.

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By bell hooks

According to the Washington Post, not anyone who cares approximately modern African-American cultures can forget about bell hooks' electrifying feminist explorations. focusing on cultural icons as different as Madonna and Spike Lee, Outlaw Culture provides a suite of essays that attracts no punches. As hooks herself notes, interrogations of pop culture could be a ‘powerful website for intervention, problem and change’. And interfere, problem and alter is what hooks does best.

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Women's Experimental Cinema: Critical Frameworks by Robin Blaetz

By Robin Blaetz

Women’s Experimental Cinema offers full of life introductions to the paintings of fifteen avant-garde girls filmmakers, a few of whom labored as early because the Nineteen Fifties and lots of of whom are nonetheless operating this day. In each one essay during this assortment, a number one movie student considers a unmarried filmmaker, offering biographical info, interpreting a number of impacts on her paintings, studying the improvement of her corpus, and examining an important variety of person movies. The essays rescue the paintings of seriously missed yet influential girls filmmakers for educating, extra examine, and, confidently, recovery and maintenance. simply as importantly, they increase the knowledge of feminism in cinema and extend the terrain of movie heritage, really the historical past of the yank avant-garde.
The participants study the paintings of Marie Menken, Joyce Wieland, Gunvor Nelson, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Rubin, Amy Greenfield, Barbara Hammer, Chick Strand, Marjorie Keller, Leslie Thornton, Abigail baby, Peggy Ahwesh, Su Friedrich, and Cheryl Dunye. The essays spotlight the range in those filmmakers’ kinds and techniques, masking themes corresponding to how Menken used movie to be able to reconsider the transition from summary expressionism to Pop paintings within the Fifties and Sixties, how Rubin either objectified the physique and investigated the filmic gear that enabled that objectification in her movie Christmas on the earth (1963), and the way Dunye makes use of movie to discover her personal id as a black lesbian artist. even as, the essays show commonalities, together with an inclination towards documentary instead of fiction and a dedication to nonhierarchical, collaborative creation practices. The volume’s ultimate essay focuses explicitly on educating women’s experimental motion pictures, addressing logistical issues (how to obtain the flicks and safe right viewing areas) and lengthening the variety of the e-book via suggesting substitute motion pictures for lecture room use.

Contributors. Paul Arthur, Robin Blaetz, Noël Carroll, Janet Cutler, Mary Ann Doane, Robert A. Haller, Chris Holmlund, Chuck Kleinhans, Scott MacDonald, Kathleen McHugh, Ara Osterweil, Maria Pramaggiore, Melissa Ragona, Kathryn Ramey, M. M. Serra, Maureen Turim, William C. Wees

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By Robin Blaetz

Women’s Experimental Cinema offers full of life introductions to the paintings of fifteen avant-garde girls filmmakers, a few of whom labored as early because the Nineteen Fifties and lots of of whom are nonetheless operating this day. In each one essay during this assortment, a number one movie student considers a unmarried filmmaker, offering biographical info, interpreting a number of impacts on her paintings, studying the improvement of her corpus, and examining an important variety of person movies. The essays rescue the paintings of seriously missed yet influential girls filmmakers for educating, extra examine, and, confidently, recovery and maintenance. simply as importantly, they increase the knowledge of feminism in cinema and extend the terrain of movie heritage, really the historical past of the yank avant-garde.
The participants study the paintings of Marie Menken, Joyce Wieland, Gunvor Nelson, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Rubin, Amy Greenfield, Barbara Hammer, Chick Strand, Marjorie Keller, Leslie Thornton, Abigail baby, Peggy Ahwesh, Su Friedrich, and Cheryl Dunye. The essays spotlight the range in those filmmakers’ kinds and techniques, masking themes corresponding to how Menken used movie to be able to reconsider the transition from summary expressionism to Pop paintings within the Fifties and Sixties, how Rubin either objectified the physique and investigated the filmic gear that enabled that objectification in her movie Christmas on the earth (1963), and the way Dunye makes use of movie to discover her personal id as a black lesbian artist. even as, the essays show commonalities, together with an inclination towards documentary instead of fiction and a dedication to nonhierarchical, collaborative creation practices. The volume’s ultimate essay focuses explicitly on educating women’s experimental motion pictures, addressing logistical issues (how to obtain the flicks and safe right viewing areas) and lengthening the variety of the e-book via suggesting substitute motion pictures for lecture room use.

Contributors. Paul Arthur, Robin Blaetz, Noël Carroll, Janet Cutler, Mary Ann Doane, Robert A. Haller, Chris Holmlund, Chuck Kleinhans, Scott MacDonald, Kathleen McHugh, Ara Osterweil, Maria Pramaggiore, Melissa Ragona, Kathryn Ramey, M. M. Serra, Maureen Turim, William C. Wees

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Rereading Women: Thirty Years of Exploring Our Literary by Sandra M. Gilbert

By Sandra M. Gilbert

"We imagine again via our moms if we're women," wrote Virginia Woolf. during this groundbreaking sequence of essays, Sandra M. Gilbert explores how our literary moms have inspired us in our writing and in existence. She considers the consequences of those literary moms through studying her personal historical past and the paintings of such luminaries as Charlotte Brontë, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath. throughout the publication, she charts her personal improvement as a feminist, demonstrates methods of figuring out the dynamics of gender and style, and lines the redefinitions of maternity mirrored in texts via authors resembling Elizabeth Barrett Browning and George Eliot.

Throughout, Gilbert asks significant questions about feminism within the 20th century: Why and the way did its principles develop into so essential to ladies within the sixties and seventies? What have these feminist suggestions come to intend within the new century? And in particular, how have our highbrow moms formed our strategies this day?

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By Sandra M. Gilbert

"We imagine again via our moms if we're women," wrote Virginia Woolf. during this groundbreaking sequence of essays, Sandra M. Gilbert explores how our literary moms have inspired us in our writing and in existence. She considers the consequences of those literary moms through studying her personal historical past and the paintings of such luminaries as Charlotte Brontë, Emily Dickinson, and Sylvia Plath. throughout the publication, she charts her personal improvement as a feminist, demonstrates methods of figuring out the dynamics of gender and style, and lines the redefinitions of maternity mirrored in texts via authors resembling Elizabeth Barrett Browning and George Eliot.

Throughout, Gilbert asks significant questions about feminism within the 20th century: Why and the way did its principles develop into so essential to ladies within the sixties and seventies? What have these feminist suggestions come to intend within the new century? And in particular, how have our highbrow moms formed our strategies this day?

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