By Joanna Russ
By the writer of The woman Man—a provocative survey of the forces that paintings opposed to girls who dare to write.
By Andrea Dworkin
This quantity provides a examine of the dangerous influence of pornography and its ramifications on society.
By Inga Muscio
By Charlotte Gray
Feminist, flesh presser, and social activist, Nellie McClung altered Canada's political panorama, leaving a legacy that has lengthy survived her. She had a depraved wit, and her convictions and campaigns assisted in shaping the Canada we are living in at the present time. Acclaimed author Charlotte grey, who has solid a special occupation exploring the lives of such remarkable girls as Susanna Moodie and Pauline Johnson, is the ideal author to reinterpret McClung.
“On the occasions of girls all over the world 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 expert precision.”
–NANCY F. COTT
Professor of historical past, Harvard University
Repeatedly declared lifeless through the media, the women’s stream 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 ebook, feminism has reached a severe momentum from which there's no turning again. Freedman examines the historic forces that experience fueled the feminist stream over the last 2 hundred years–and explores how ladies this day want to feminism for brand spanking new techniques to problems with paintings, kin, sexuality, and creativity.
Drawing examples from various nations and cultures, from the prior and the current, this inspiring narrative can be required interpreting for somebody who needs to appreciate the position ladies play on the planet. looking in its research and worldwide in its point of view, No Turning again will stand as a defining textual content in a single of crucial social hobbies of all time.
During this paintings, I advertise a discussion among Drama and function stories about the functionality of gender in way of life and at the degree. whereas Judith Butler and others have argued that the performativity of gender needs to be tested outdoors of theatre, I argue that theatre supplies us with a special lens wherein to ascertain points of gender that may be ignored in way of life. The performs and function artwork i've got selected spotlight varied modes of appearing gender via representations of the feminine physique, which introduce the stress among the discursively produced physique and the lived, phenomenological physique onstage. by way of exploring this pressure, I argue that the performativity of gender onstage arises from a mix of phrases, the presentation of exact our bodies, and the audience's reaction to the degree motion. I assemble iconic playwright Samuel Beckett with Cuban-American functionality artist Ana Mendieta and Irish playwright Marina Carr in an effort to characterize various modes of functionality. This research may still turn out priceless for students in theatre, functionality experiences, and gender reviews, who're attracted to studying gender in a theatrical context.
By Joanna Russ
The Adventures of Alyx
By Birgit Schippers
This ebook appraises the connection among modern feminism and Julia Kristeva, an incredible determine in Continental proposal. It addresses the conflicting diversity of feminist responses to Kristeva's key principles and Kristeva's both conflicting in addition to ambiguous place vis-à-vis feminism.
Schippers argues that this advanced dating can merely be understood by means of positioning Kristeva alongside the fissures and fault strains which run via feminism. by means of getting to feminism's inner debates and disputes, and addressing the philosophical commitments and attachments held by way of Kristeva's critics, the ebook clarifies the various Kristeva reception inside of feminism and illuminates how her principles hassle modern feminist thought.
And regardless of Kristeva's primary ambiguity in the direction of all issues feminist, Schippers makes a case for Kristeva's very important contribution to a feminist venture 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 realizing of Kristeva and of up to date feminist thought.
By Judith Butler
Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's fresh reflections on gender and sexuality, targeting new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic different types, social violence, and the projects of social transformation. In phrases that draw from feminist and queer thought, Butler considers the norms that govern--and fail to govern--gender and sexuality as they relate to the restrictions on recognizable personhood. The e-book constitutes a reconsideration of her prior view on gender performativity from Gender Trouble. during this paintings, the critique of gender norms is obviously located in the framework of human patience and survival. And to "do" one's gender in sure methods occasionally implies "undoing" dominant notions of personhood. She writes concerning the "New Gender Politics" that has emerged in recent times, a mixture of routine considering transgender, transsexuality, intersex, and their complicated relatives to feminist and queer idea.
By Gloria Steinem
NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER | ONE OF O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE’S TEN favourite BOOKS OF THE yr | NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE 12 months by means of Harper’s Bazaar • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Publishers Weekly
Gloria Steinem—writer, activist, organizer, and encouraging leader—now tells a narrative she hasn't ever advised prior to, a candid account of her lifestyles as a vacationer, a listener, and a catalyst for change. Includes “Secrets,” a new chapter!
When humans inquire from me why I nonetheless have wish and effort in spite of everything those years, I regularly say: Because I travel. Taking to the road—by which I suggest letting the line take you—changed who i presumed i used to be. the line is messy within the approach that actual lifestyles is messy. It leads us out of denial and into truth, out of concept and into perform, out of warning and into motion, out of records and into stories—in brief, out of our heads and into our hearts.
Gloria Steinem had an itinerant early life. while she used to be a tender woman, her father may pack the relatives within the vehicle each fall and force throughout kingdom trying to find event and attempting to make a dwelling. The seeds have been planted: Gloria discovered that becoming up didn’t need to suggest settling down. And so begun a life of trip, of activism and management, of hearing humans whose voices and concepts may encourage switch and revolution.
My lifestyles at the Road is the relocating, humorous, and profound tale of Gloria’s progress and likewise the expansion of a innovative stream for equality—and the tale of ways impressive encounters at the street formed either. From her first adventure of social activism between girls in India to her paintings as a journalist within the Sixties; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. journal; from the old 1977 nationwide Women’s convention to her travels via Indian Country—a lifetime spent at the highway allowed Gloria to pay attention and fasten deeply with humans, to appreciate that context is every little thing, and to turn into a part of a circulation that will switch the world.
In prose that's revealing and wealthy, Gloria reminds us that dwelling in an open, observant, and “on the line” mind set could make a distinction in how we examine, what we do, and the way we comprehend each one other.
Praise for My lifestyles at the Road
“Like Steinem herself, [My existence at the Road] is considerate and astonishingly humble. it's also full of a feeling of the momentous whereas supplying deeply own insights into what formed her.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“A lyrical meditation on restlessness and the search for fairness . . . a part of the allure of My Life is how Steinem, with evocative, melodic prose, conveys the air of discovery and beauty she felt in the course of such a lot of of her trips. . . . the teachings imparted in Life at the Road provide greater than a memory. they seem to be a beacon of wish for the future.”—USA Today
“A warmly companionable glance again at approximately 5 many years as itinerant feminist organizer and standard-bearer. If you’ve ever puzzled what it would be prefer to sit with Ms. Steinem for an informal dinner, this disarmingly intimate booklet supplies a great proposal, blending hard-won pragmatic classes with extra inspirational insights.”—The ny Times
“Steinem rocks. My existence at the Road abounds with clean insights and is as populist as can be.”—The Boston Globe
“In individual and in her writing, Steinem exudes a unprecedented mixture of calm, humility and honesty approximately her weaknesses that explains all she has accomplished.”—Jezebel