Gender, Genre and Religion : Feminist Reflections by Morny Joy, Eva K. Neumaier-Dargyay

By Morny Joy, Eva K. Neumaier-Dargyay

Many feminists this day are not easy the superseded features of either the conventions and the research of faith in radical methods. Canadian feminists aren't any exception.

Gender, style and Religion is the result of a study community of top ladies students equipped to survey the contribution of Canadian ladies operating within the box of spiritual stories and, extra, to “plot the trail forward.” This number of their essays covers many of the significant non secular traditions and provides interesting feedback as to how spiritual traditions will switch as girls tackle extra critical roles.

Feminist theories were utilized by all members as a springboard to teach that the assumptions of unified monolithic religions and their respective canons is a fabrication created by means of a scholarship in accordance with male privilege. utilizing gender and style as analytical instruments, the essays replicate a range of techniques and open up new methods of studying sacred texts. remarkable essays by way of Pamela Dickey younger, Winnie Tomm, Morny pleasure and Marsha Hewitt, between others, honour the 1st new release of feminist theologians and situate the present iteration, displaying how they've got realized from and long gone past their predecessors.

The delicate and unique essays in Gender, style and Religion should be of curiosity to feminist students and to an individual instructing girls and faith classes.

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Enlightened Women: Modernist Feminism in a Postmodern Age by Alison Assiter

By Alison Assiter

This can be a daring and arguable feminist, philosophical critique of postmodernism. while supplying a short and obtainable creation to postmodernist feminist notion, Enlightened Women is additionally a special defence of realism and enlightenment philosophy.
the 1st half the booklet covers an research of a few of the main influential postmodernist theorists, corresponding to Luce Irigaray and Judith Butler. within the moment part Alison Assiter advocates a go back to modernism in feminism. She argues, opposed to the present orthodoxy, that there could be a contrast among "sex" and "gender".
for college students attempting to decide their approach in the course of the maze of literature within the zone of postmodernist feminism, Enlightened Women is a concise advisor to modern notion - in addition to an intensive contribution to the talk.

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Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist by Saba Mahmood

By Saba Mahmood

Politics of Piety is a groundbreaking research of Islamist cultural politics in the course of the ethnography of a thriving, grassroots women's piety circulate within the mosques of Cairo, Egypt. not like these prepared Islamist actions that search to grab or remodel the country, it is a ethical reform stream whose orthodox practices are normally seen as inconsequential to Egypt's political panorama. Saba Mahmood's compelling exposition of those practices demanding situations this assumption by way of displaying how the moral and the political are indelibly associated in the context of such movements.Not simply is that this booklet a delicate ethnography of a serious yet mostly neglected size of the Islamic revival, it's also an unflinching critique of the secular-liberal rules wherein a few humans carry such routine to account. The e-book addresses 3 important questions: How do pursuits of ethical reform support us reconsider the normative liberal account of politics? How does the adherence of ladies to the patriarchal norms on the middle of such activities parochialize key assumptions inside of feminist idea approximately freedom, corporation, authority, and the human topic? How does a attention of debates approximately embodied non secular rituals between Islamists and their secular critics support us comprehend the conceptual dating among physically shape and political imaginaries? Politics of Piety is key analyzing for someone attracted to matters on the nexus of ethics and politics, embodiment and gender, and liberalism and postcolonialism.

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Making Modern Mothers: Ethics and Family Planning in Urban by Heather Paxson

By Heather Paxson

In Greece, ladies communicate of mothering as "within the character" of a lady. yet this sturdy organization of motherhood with femininity exists in rigidity with the top occurrence of abortion and one of many lowest fertility charges in Europe. during this surroundings, how do ladies think about themselves as right contributors, moms, and Greek electorate? during this anthropological examine of reproductive politics and ethics in Athens, Greece, Heather Paxson tracks the results of accelerating consumerism and imported biomedical relations making plans equipment, exhibiting how women's "nature" is being remodeled to fulfill crosscutting claims of the modern global. finding profound ambivalence in people's moral reviews of gender and fertility keep watch over, Paxson bargains a far-reaching research of conflicting assumptions approximately what it takes to be a great mom and a very good girl in smooth Greece, the place assertions of cultural culture spread opposed to a backdrop of ecu Union integration, monetary fight, and nationwide demographic nervousness over a falling delivery cost. Illustrations: five b/w pictures

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French feminism in the nineteenth century by Claire Goldberg Moses

By Claire Goldberg Moses

Histories of France have erased the feminist presence from nineteenth-century political lifestyles and the feminist effect from the alterations that affected the lives of the French. Now, French Feminism within the 19th Century completes the background books by means of restoring this missing--and vital--chapter of French history.

The booklet recounts the turbulent tale of nineteenth-century French feminism, putting it within the context of the final political occasions that inspired its improvement. It additionally examines feminist suggestion and actions, utilizing the very phrases of the ladies themselves--in books, newspapers, pamphlets, memoirs, diaries, speeches, and letters. Featured is a wealth of formerly unpublished own letters written by means of Saint-Simonian ladies. those engrossing files display the nuances of fixing recognition and express the way it resulted in an self reliant women's movement.

Also explored are the relationships among feminist ideology and women's genuine status--legal, social, and economic--during the century. either bourgeois and working-class ladies are surveyed.

Beginning with a normal survey of feminism in France, the booklet presents historic context and clarifies the later vicissitudes of the "condition feminine."

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Sentenced to Everyday Life: Feminism and the Housewife by Lesley Johnson

By Lesley Johnson

The heritage of the housewife is a classy and uneasy narrative, rife with contradictions, tensions, and unanswered questions. what's the dating among girls and the house? And why are ladies reluctant to name themselves housewives? beginning with an exploration of why Nineteen Forties housewives turned linked to drudgery, this e-book examines how magazines and advertisements articulated hooked up girls with the family sphere, whereas Fifties motion pictures explored the moving barriers among social, family members, and person wants and constraints for ladies. Johnson and Lloyd additionally research the house as a domain of boredom, and the stability among paintings and relatives within the smooth global. by means of situating their exam in a nonetheless unresolved and modern subject, Johnson and Lloyd provide us either a backward look and a forward-looking viewpoint into domesticity and the fashionable self.

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Toward a Feminist Theory of the State by Catharine A. MacKinnon

By Catharine A. MacKinnon

Offers the author's research of politics, sexuality and the legislation from the point of view of girls. utilizing the controversy over Marxism and feminism as some degree of departure, MacKinnon develops a concept of gender targeted on sexual subordination and applies it to the country. the result's a critique of inequality and a transformative imaginative and prescient of a path for social switch.

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