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Download E-books Radical Gestures: Feminism and Performance Art in North America PDF

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By Jayne Wark

Wark brings jointly a variety of artists, together with Lisa Steele, Martha Rosler, Lynda Benglis, Gillian Collyer, Margaret Dragu, and Sylvie Tourangeau, and gives designated readings and viewings of person items, lots of that have no longer been studied intimately earlier than. She reassesses assumptions in regards to the generational and thematic features of feminist paintings, putting feminist functionality in the wider context of minimalism, conceptualism, land artwork, and happenings

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Download E-books Re-orienting Western Feminisms: Women's Diversity in a Postcolonial World PDF

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By Chilla Bulbeck

What does feminism suggest to the ladies of rural India, younger Thai intercourse staff, or Filipino maids in Hong Kong? Chilla Bulbeck provides a daring problem to the hegemony of white, Western feminism during this incisive and wide-ranging exploration of the lived studies of "women of color." She examines debates on human rights, relations relationships, sexuality and notions of the person and neighborhood to teach how their meanings and importance in several components of the area contests the problems that preoccupy modern Anglophone feminists.

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Download E-books Politics of Piety: The Islamic Revival and the Feminist Subject PDF

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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. in contrast to these prepared Islamist actions that search to grab or rework the nation, this can be a ethical reform flow whose orthodox practices are in most cases considered as inconsequential to Egypt's political panorama. Saba Mahmood's compelling exposition of those practices demanding situations this assumption via exhibiting how the moral and the political are indelibly associated in the context of such movements.

Not in basic terms is that this ebook a delicate ethnography of a severe yet mostly overlooked measurement of the Islamic revival, it's also an unflinching critique of the secular-liberal assumptions during which a few humans carry such activities to account. The e-book addresses 3 vital questions: How do pursuits of ethical reform support us reconsider the normative liberal account of politics? How does the adherence of girls to the patriarchal norms on the middle of such hobbies parochialize key assumptions inside feminist conception approximately freedom, organisation, 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 courting among physically shape and political imaginaries? Politics of Piety is key analyzing for a person attracted to matters on the nexus of ethics and politics, embodiment and gender, and liberalism and postcolonialism.

In a considerable new preface, Mahmood addresses the debate sparked by means of the unique booklet of her publication and the scholarly discussions that experience ensued.

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Download E-books Lucy Stone: Speaking Out for Equality PDF

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By Andrea Moore Kerr

No learn of women's historical past within the usa is whole with no an account of Lucy Stone's function within the nineteenth-century force for felony and political rights for women.This first absolutely documented biography of Stone describes her swift upward push to repute and gear and her later try at an equitable mariage.

 

Lucy Stone used to be a Massachusetts newspaper editor, abolitionist, and charismatic orator for the women's rights move within the final half the 19th century. She was once deeply focused on virtually each reform factor of her time. Charles Sumner, Frederick Douglass, William Lloyd Garrison, Julia Ward Howe, Horace Greeley, and Louisa might Alcott counted themselves between her pals. via her public conversing and her newspaper, the Woman's magazine, Stone grew to become the main broadly popular woman's rights spokeswoman of her period. within the 19th century, Lucy Stone was once a family name.

 

Kerr starts off with Stone's early roots in a terrible kinfolk in western Massachusetts. She finally graduated from Oberlin university after which turned a full-time public speaker for an anti-slavery society and for women's rights. regardless of Stone's strident anti-marriage ideology, she ultimately wed Henry Brown Blackwell, and had her first baby on the age of thirty-nine.

 

Although Kerr tells us approximately Stone's public accomplishments, she emphasizes Stone's own fight for autonomy. "Lucy Stone (Only)" was once Stone's trademark signature following her marriage. Her refusal to give up her beginning identify used to be one instance of her decision to hold her individuality in an period the place a woman's correct to a separate id ended with marriage.

 

Of equivalent significance is Kerr's dialogue of Stone's dating with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, in addition to her revisionist remedy of the schism which finally divided Stone from Stanton and Anthony. Stone recommended legislators to not forget about the necessity for women's suffrage as they rushed to enfranchise black men. Stanton and Anthony dwelt in simple terms at the want for women's suffrage, on the cost of black suffrage.

 

     Women's historians, the final reader, and historians of the kinfolk will have fun with the tale of Stone's try to stability the conflicting calls for of profession and family.

 

 

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Download E-books There Will Be a Thousand Years of Peace and Prosperity, and They Will Be Ushered in by the Women - Version 1 & Version 2: The Essential Role of Women in Finding Personal and Planetary Solutions PDF

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Anne Wilson Schaef builds on her former bestseller, Women's fact, her ny occasions bestseller whilst Society turns into an Addict, and her multi-million replica bestseller Meditations for ladies Who Do an excessive amount of to carry us all brand new at the Women's move. She explores the doubtless optimistic impression that girls can and needs to harness to leap forward for additional improvement of the human race and for the planet as an entire.

She explores the background of the waves of the Women's flow and the non-public, interpersonal, and cultural stoppers that experience saved girls from achieving their complete capability. She demonstrates how women's distinctive abilities and resources are crucial for facing the indicators of what has turn into a dysfunctional society.

This ebook not just deals wish and chance for ladies to step up and form a society with their exact presents, it deals desire for the planet itself.

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Download E-books Confronting Rape: The Feminist Anti-Rape Movement and the State (The International Library of Sociology) PDF

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By Nancy A. Matthews

Public wondering sexual attack during the last twenty years has replaced dramatically for the higher. Activists in rape situation facilities can declare a feminist luck tale, yet now not continuously as they might pick out. via her learn of six rape drawback facilities in l. a., Nancy Matthews exhibits how the nation has encouraged rape hindrance paintings by means of aiding the healing points of the anti-rape movement's schedule, and pushing feminist rape predicament facilities in the direction of traditional frameworks of social carrier provision, whereas ignoring the feminist political schedule of remodeling gender relatives and combating rape.

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Download E-books The Meagre Harvest: The Australian Women's Movement 1950s-1990s PDF

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By Gisela T. Kaplan

Gisela Kaplan lines the tale of post-war Australian feminism, highlighting the ambivalence about/to lesbian, migrant and Aboriginal girls. From a feminist standpoint, she assesses the achievements of the women's circulate, arguing that regardless of appearances, for lots of ladies it's been a meager harvest. Meagre Harvest is a provocative account of the guarantees and blunders of the Seventies and Eighties and the present prestige of girls in Australia. the 1st ebook to supply an outline of the second one wave Australian women's flow, it truly is written with compelling honesty and insight.

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