American Feminism and the Birth of New Age Spirituality: by Catherine Tumber

By Catherine Tumber

Opposite to renowned suggestion, New Age spirituality didn't all at once seem in American lifestyles within the Nineteen Seventies and '80s. In American Feminism and the start of latest Age Spirituality, Catherine Tumber demonstrates that the hot Age circulate first flourished greater than a century in the past in the course of the Gilded Age lower than the mantle of 'New Thought.'

Based principally on study in renowned journals, self-help manuals, newspaper bills, and archival collections, American Feminism and the beginning of latest Age Spirituality explores the contours of the recent notion move. during the lives of famous figures equivalent to Mary Baker Eddy, Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, and Edward Bellamy in addition to via extra vague, yet extra consultant 'New Thoughters' equivalent to Abby Morton Diaz, Emma Curtis Hopkins, Ursula Gestefeld, Lilian Whiting, Sarah Farmer, and Elizabeth Towne, Tumber examines the ancient stipulations that gave upward thrust to New notion. She will pay shut realization to the ways that feminism turned grafted, with various levels of good fortune, to emergent kinds of liberal tradition within the overdue 19th century―progressive politics, the Social Gospel, humanist psychotherapy, bohemian way of life, and mass industry journalism.

American Feminism and the beginning of latest Age Spirituality questions the price of the hot age movement―then and now―to the pursuit of women's rights and democratic renewal.

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Feminist Studies: A Guide to Intersectional Theory, by Nina Lykke

By Nina Lykke

During this e-book, feminist student Nina Lykke highlights present concerns in feminist concept, epistemology and technique. Combining introductory overviews with state of the art reflections, Lykke specializes in analytical techniques to gendered strength differentials intersecting with different procedures of social in/exclusion in line with race, type, and sexuality. Lykke confronts and contrasts classical stances in feminist epistemology with poststructuralist and postconstructionist feminisms, and likewise brings physically materiality into discussion with theories of the performativity of gender and intercourse. This thorough and wanted research of the kingdom of Feminist reports may be a great addition to students and scholars in Gender and Women’s experiences and Sociology.

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Testo Junkie : Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the by Bruce Benderson, Beatriz Preciado

By Bruce Benderson, Beatriz Preciado

Beatriz Preciado administers testosterone daily for a yr with no clinical supervision. through the test, she analyzes gender and brings the historical past of sexuality brand new. With the precision of Foucault and Butler, she strains the position of the pharmaceutical and pornography industries in defining how we show our sexualities, and exhibits how applied sciences of gender tell lifestyle.

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Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy by Morwenna Griffiths, Margaret Whitford

By Morwenna Griffiths, Margaret Whitford

"... excellent... particularly insightful are articles on ethics and gender, autonomy and pornography, emotions, and a accountable and democratic epistemology." —Choice

The essays during this publication introduce to American readers the paintings of a bunch of British feminist philosophers, representing either the Continental and the analytic traditions, who argue that philosophy is in pressing want of a feminist perspective.

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A Thrice-Told Tale: Feminism, Postmodernism, and by Margery Wolf

By Margery Wolf

A Thrice-Told story is one ethnographer's imaginitive and strong reaction to the methodological concerns raised by way of feminist and postmodernist critics of conventional ethnography. the writer, a feminist anthropologist, makes use of 3 texts constructed out of her examine in Taiwan—a piece of fiction, anthropological fieldnotes, and a social technological know-how article—to discover a few of those criticisms.Each textual content takes a special viewpoint, is written in a unique kind, and has assorted "outcomes," but all 3 contain a similar attention-grabbing set of occasions. a tender mom started to behave in a decidedly abherrant, might be suicidal demeanour, and opinion in her village used to be sharply divided over the explanation. used to be she changing into a shaman, posessed through a god? was once she deranged, short of actual restraint, medicinal drugs, and hospitalization? Or was once she being cynically manipulated via her ne'er-do-well husband to elicit sympathy and funds from her associates? in spite of everything, the girl was once taken clear of the realm to her mother's residence. For a few villagers, this settled the problem; for others the talk over her habit used to be most likely by no means really resolved.The first textual content is a brief tale written presently after the incident, which happened virtually thrity years in the past; the second one textual content is a replica of the fieldnotes accrued in regards to the occasions lined within the brief tale; the 3rd textual content is an editorial released in 1990 in American Ethnologist that analyzes the incident from the author's present viewpoint. Following every one textual content is a remark within which the writer discusses such themes as experimental ethnography, polyvocality, authorial presence and keep watch over, reflexivity, and a few of the diversities among fiction and ethnography.The 3 texts are framed by way of chapters within which the writer discusses the genereal difficulties posed by way of feminist and postmodernist critics of ethnography and provides her own exploration of those matters in an issue that's strongly self-reflexive and theoretically rigorous. She considers a few feminist matters over colonial study tools and takes concerns with the insistence of a few feminists tha the subjects of ethnographic examine be set by means of people who are studied. The publication concludes with a plea for ethnographic accountability according to a much less educational and more effective standpoint.

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The State of Feminist Social Work by Vicky White

By Vicky White

Social paintings is presently present process significant swap in its rules, association and day by day perform and masses has been written concerning the feminist presence in social paintings. specifically, feminist social paintings has desirous about the position of ladies social staff in constructing precise different types of perform, rooted in a dedication to egalitarian relationships with girls provider clients. The kingdom of Feminist Social Work demanding situations the constraints of this perspective.

Tracing key principles in feminist social paintings from the Nineteen Seventies via to the current day, and utilizing info from interviews with woman social employees, this publication attracts out tensions among the literature and the particular adventure of woman social staff. In doing so, it:

  • highlights the importance for feminists of social work's situation within the country
  • enables the reviews of girls social employees to be explored and positioned inside their structural context
  • opens up the potential of assorted identities, identifications and stances among ladies social staff
  • critically examines the present kingdom of feminist social paintings.

The kingdom of Feminist Social Work offers a major appraisal of the topic and is vital interpreting for all people with an curiosity in feminism and social paintings conception, perform and schooling.

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Feminism, Foucault, and Embodied Subjectivity by Margaret A. McLaren

By Margaret A. McLaren

Addressing crucial questions within the debate approximately Foucault's usefulness for politics, together with his rejection of common norms, his perception of energy and power-knowledge, his possible contradictory place on subjectivity and his resistance to utilizing id as a political type, McLaren argues that Foucault employs a belief of embodied subjectivity that's well-suited for feminism. She applies Foucault's proposal of practices of the self to modern feminist practices, comparable to consciousness-raising and autobiography, and concludes that the relationship among self-transformation and social transformation that Foucault theorizes because the connection among subjectivity and institutional and social norms is essential for modern feminist conception and politics.

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Feminist Interpretations of Jean-Paul Sartre by Julien S. Murphy

By Julien S. Murphy

Whereas Sartre used to be dedicated to liberation struggles world wide, his writing by no means at once addressed the oppression of girls. but there's compatibility among his valuable rules and feminist ideals. during this first feminist assortment on Sartre, philosophers reconsider the advantages of Sartre's radical philosophy of freedom for feminist thought.

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Gender and Global Restructuring: Sightings, Sites, and by M. Marchand

By M. Marchand

This and lots of different provocative questions are addressed during this flooring breaking publication. Filling an important hole Gender and worldwide Restructuring presents the 1st complete research of globalization and its dating to gender. Feminist specialists from quite a number disciplines take the reader past slender interpretations of globalization and exhibit the complexities and contradictions of ongoing worldwide changes, known as worldwide restructuring. The publication provides an important critique of the gender-blindness of either neo-liberal and demanding debts of globalization and foregrounds feminist bills which tension women's organisation, not only victimization, when it comes to worldwide restructuring. It unearths how states, markets, civil society, families and gender identities are at the same time being restructured in numerous methods in several nearby and nationwide contexts. It additionally exhibits how women's resistances attach the worldwide and the neighborhood, the general public and the non-public. This pioneering assortment might be very important studying for college kids and researchers within the fields of globalization, gender reviews, foreign political financial system, diplomacy and comparative

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Women's Movements: Flourishing or in Abeyance (Routledge by Sandra Grey, Marian Sawer

By Sandra Grey, Marian Sawer

Written via top women's move students, this booklet is the 1st to systematically follow the assumption of social stream abeyance to differing nationwide and overseas contexts. Its place to begin is the concept the women's stream is over, an concept promoted within the media and inspired by way of scholarship that regards disruptive motion as a defining component to social activities. It is going directly to evaluate the trajectories over the last forty years of women's hobbies in Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, the uk and the us. ultimately, it seems to be on the extension of feminist activism into supranational and subnational institutions—the international and the local—and into our on-line world. evaluating those different websites of political and social motion illuminates the various significant possibilities and constraints that experience impacted upon women’s pursuits. It advances our figuring out of the lifecycles of social activities by means of reading the differing ways that women's events function and maintain themselves over the years and area, ways in which frequently vary from these of male-led routine. The ebook additionally engages with the query of no matter if there's an on-going women's movement—with adequate continuity to warrant description as such—by featuring the voices of younger activists East and West. Filling a huge hole in social flow examine, this e-book could be of curiosity to sociologists, political scientists and gender reviews students and researchers.

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