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Feminism & feminist theory

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Schizogenesis The Art of Rosemarie Trockel

Schizogenesis The Art of Rosemarie Trockel

Author: Katherine Guinness Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/12/2019

A deep analysis of an enigmatic artist whose oeuvre opens new spaces for understanding feminism, the body, and identity Popular and pioneering as a conceptual artist, Rosemarie Trockel has never before been examined at length in a dedicated book. This volume fills that gap while articulating a new interpretation of feminist theory and bodily identity based around the idea of schizogenesis central to Trockel's work. Schizogenesis is a fission-like form of asexual reproduction in which new organisms are created but no original is left behind. Author Katherine Guinness applies it in surprising and insightful ways to the career of an artist who has continually reimagined herself and her artistic vision. Drawing on the philosophies of feminists such as Simone de Beauvoir, Shulamith Firestone, and Monique Wittig, Guinness argues that Trockel's varied output of painting, fabric, sculpture, film, and performance is best seen as opening a space that is peculiarly feminist yet not contained by dominant articulations of feminism. Utilizing a wide range of historical and popular knowledge-from Baader Meinhof to Pinocchio, poodles, NASA, and Brecht-Katherine Guinness gives us the associative and ever-branching readings that Trockel's art requires. With a spirit for pursuing the surprising and the obscure, Guinness delves deep into a creator who is largely seen as an enigma, revealing Trockel as a thinker who challenges and transforms the possibilities of bodily representation and identity.

Fat, Pretty And Soon To Be Old

Fat, Pretty And Soon To Be Old

Author: Kimberly Dark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

Making Waves French Feminisms and their Legacies 1975-2015

Making Waves French Feminisms and their Legacies 1975-2015

Author: Margaret Atack Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/11/2019

French feminism was central to the theory and culture of Second Wave feminism as an international movement, and 1975 was a key year for the women's movement in France. Through a critical review of the politics, activism and cultural creativity of that moment, from the perspective of both preceding and subsequent `waves' of feminism, this book evaluates the legacies of 1975, and their strengths and limitations as new questions and new conjunctures have come into play. Edited and written by an international group of feminist scholars, it offers both a critical re-evaluation of a vital moment in women's cultural history, and a new analysis of the relationship between second wave agendas and contemporary feminist politics and culture.

Socially Undocumented Identity and Imigration Justice

Socially Undocumented Identity and Imigration Justice

Author: Amy Reed-Sandoval Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

What does it really mean to be undocumented, particularly in the contemporary United States? Political philosophers, immigration policy makers, and others have tended to define the term undocumented migrant legalistically-that is, in terms of lacking legal authorization to live and work in one's current country of residence. In Socially Undocumented, Reed-Sandoval challenges this legalistic understanding by arguing that being socially undocumented is to possess a real, visible, and embodied social identity that does not always track one's legal status. She further argues that achieving immigration justice in the U.S. (and elsewhere) requires a philosophical understanding of the racialized, class-based, and gendered components of socially undocumented identity and oppression. Socially Undocumented offers a new vision of immigration justice by integrating a descriptive and phenomenological account of socially undocumented identity with a normative and political account of how the oppression with which it is associated ought to be dealt with as a matter of social justice. It also addresses concrete ethical challenges such as the question of whether open borders are morally required, the militarization of the Mexico-U.S. border, the perilous journey that many migrants undertake to get to the United States, the difficult experiences of the women who cross U.S. borders seeking prenatal care while pregnant, and more.

Socially Undocumented Identity and Imigration Justice

Socially Undocumented Identity and Imigration Justice

Author: Amy Reed-Sandoval Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

What does it really mean to be undocumented, particularly in the contemporary United States? Political philosophers, immigration policy makers, and others have tended to define the term undocumented migrant legalistically-that is, in terms of lacking legal authorization to live and work in one's current country of residence. In Socially Undocumented, Reed-Sandoval challenges this legalistic understanding by arguing that being socially undocumented is to possess a real, visible, and embodied social identity that does not always track one's legal status. She further argues that achieving immigration justice in the U.S. (and elsewhere) requires a philosophical understanding of the racialized, class-based, and gendered components of socially undocumented identity and oppression. Socially Undocumented offers a new vision of immigration justice by integrating a descriptive and phenomenological account of socially undocumented identity with a normative and political account of how the oppression with which it is associated ought to be dealt with as a matter of social justice. It also addresses concrete ethical challenges such as the question of whether open borders are morally required, the militarization of the Mexico-U.S. border, the perilous journey that many migrants undertake to get to the United States, the difficult experiences of the women who cross U.S. borders seeking prenatal care while pregnant, and more.

Scripting Feminist Ethics in Teacher Education

Scripting Feminist Ethics in Teacher Education

Author: Michelle Forrest, Linda Wheeldon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

In an intriguing and original style, these authors offer a rich resource for understanding the history, process, and value of feminist consciousness-raising for teacher-educators and feminist teachers. Critical incidents in today's classrooms involving values relativism, the rush to judgement, witnessing to vulnerability, cyber-bullying, and countering determinism in teacher education and research are analyzed using key concepts from philosophers and feminist theorists. Weaving together personal narrative, dramatization, literary allusion, and philosophical reconstruction, the authors examine and question the place of the personal in the teacher's ethical responsibility for moral deliberation in pluralistic classrooms. This book is of tremendous value for teacher-educators engaged in helping pre-service teachers develop the critical and sensitive capacities needed to be the voice of authority in a classroom. The ethical questions that are raised have repercussions for teaching professional ethics in other caregiving professions. Going to the heart of the teacher's worst fears and assumptions, this unique work offers a new approach to the analysis of case studies in philosophy of education. This book is published in English. - Dans un style original et fascinant, les auteures jettent la lumiere sur l'histoire, le processus et la valeur de la sensibilisation radicale au feminisme a l'intention des formateurs en enseignement et des enseignants feministes. Elles se penchent sur de graves incidents qui se deroulent de nos jours dans les salles de classe. Caracterises par le relativisme des valeurs, les jugements precipites, la constatation de vulnerabilite, la cyberintimidation et le besoin de contrer le determinisme dans l'education des enseignants et dans la recherche, ces incidents sont analyses a partir de concepts cles formules par des philosophes et des theoriciens feministes. Mariant recits personnels, dramatisation, allusions litteraires et reconstructions philosophiques, les auteures formulent des analyses et remettent en question la place de l'aspect personnel dans la responsabilite ethique de l'enseignant en matiere de deliberations morales dans des classes pluralistes. Ce livre pourra interesser les educateurs qui aident les enseignants en formation a developper les capacites et la sensibilite necessaires pour assumer l'autorite qui leur revient en classe. Les questions ethiques qui sont soulevees ont aussi des repercussions sur l'enseignement de l'ethique professionnelle dans d'autres disciplines axees sur le travail social. Cette oeuvre unique va au coeur des pires craintes et presomptions des enseignants, et propose une nouvelle approche visant l'analyse des etudes de cas en philosophie de l'education. Ce livre est publie en anglais.

Furious Technological Feminism and Digital Futures

Furious Technological Feminism and Digital Futures

Author: Caroline Bassett, Sarah Kember, Kate O'Riordan Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/11/2019

As digital transformations continue to accelerate in the world, discourses of big data have come to dominate in a number of fields, from politics and economics, to media and education. But how can we really understand the digital world when so much of the writing through which we grapple with it remains deeply problematic? In a compelling new work of feminist critical theory, Bassett, Kember and O'Riordan scrutinise many of the assumptions of a masculinist digital world, highlighting the tendency of digital humanities scholarship to venerate and essentialise technical forms, and to adopt gendered writing and citation practices. Contesting these writings, practices and politics, the authors foreground feminist traditions and contributions to the field, offering alternative modes of knowledge production, and a radically different, poetic writing style. Through this prism, Furious brings into focus themes including the automation of home and domestic work, the Anthropocene, and intersectional feminist technofutures.

Women and Work Feminism, Labour, and Social Reproduction

Women and Work Feminism, Labour, and Social Reproduction

Author: Susan Ferguson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2019

Feminism is once again on the political agenda. Across the world women are taking to the streets to protest unfair working conditions, abortion laws, and sexual violence. They are demanding decent wages, better schools and free childcare. But why do some feminists choose to fight for more women CEOs, while others fight for a world without CEOs? To understand these divergent approaches, Susan Ferguson looks at the ideas that have inspired women to protest, exploring the ways in which feminists have placed work at the centre of their struggle for emancipation. Two distinct trajectories emerge: 'equality feminism' and 'social reproduction feminism'. Ferguson argues that socialists have too often embraced the 'liberal' tendencies of equality feminism, while neglecting the insights of social reproduction feminism. Engaging with feminist anti-work critiques, Ferguson proposes that women's emancipation depends upon a radical reimagining of all labour and advocates for a renewed social reproduction framework as a powerful basis for an inclusive feminist politics.

Furious Technological Feminism and Digital Futures

Furious Technological Feminism and Digital Futures

Author: Caroline Bassett, Sarah Kember, Kate O'Riordan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/11/2019

As digital transformations continue to accelerate in the world, discourses of big data have come to dominate in a number of fields, from politics and economics, to media and education. But how can we really understand the digital world when so much of the writing through which we grapple with it remains deeply problematic? In a compelling new work of feminist critical theory, Bassett, Kember and O'Riordan scrutinise many of the assumptions of a masculinist digital world, highlighting the tendency of digital humanities scholarship to venerate and essentialise technical forms, and to adopt gendered writing and citation practices. Contesting these writings, practices and politics, the authors foreground feminist traditions and contributions to the field, offering alternative modes of knowledge production, and a radically different, poetic writing style. Through this prism, Furious brings into focus themes including the automation of home and domestic work, the Anthropocene, and intersectional feminist technofutures.

The Feminist Architecture of Postmodern Anti-Tales Space, Time, and Bodies

The Feminist Architecture of Postmodern Anti-Tales Space, Time, and Bodies

Author: Kendra Reynolds Format: Hardback Release Date: 13/11/2019

This monograph aims to counter the assumption that the anti-tale is a `subversive twin' or dark side of the fairy tale coin, instead it argues that the anti-tale is a genre rich in complexity and radical potential that fundamentally challenges the damaging ideologies and socializing influence of fairy tales. The Feminist Architecture of Postmodern Anti-Tales: Space, Time and Bodies highlights how anti-tales take up timely debates about revising old structures, opening our minds up to a broader spectrum of experience or ways of viewing the world and its inhabitants. They show us alternative architectures for the future by deconstructing established spatio-temporal laws and structures, as well as limited ideas surrounding the body, and ultimately liberate us from the shackles of a single-minded and simplistic masculine reality currently upheld by dominant social forces and patriarchal fairy tales themselves. It is only when these masculine fairy tales and social architectures are deconstructed that new, more inclusive feminine realities and futures can be brought into being.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Author: Mary Wollstonecraft Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/11/2019

Composed in 1790, Mary Wollstonecraft's seminal feminist tract A Vindication of the Rights of Woman broke new ground in its demand for women's education. A Vindication remains one of history's most important and elegant broadsides against sexual oppression. In her introduction, renowned socialist feminist Sheila Rowbotham casts Wollstonecraft's life and work in a new light.

Uproarious How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth

Uproarious How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth

Author: Cynthia Willett, Julie Willett Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/11/2019

A radical new approach to humor, where traditional targets become its agents Humor is often dismissed as cruel ridicule or harmless fun. But what if laughter is a vital force to channel rage against patriarchy, Islamophobia, or mass incarceration? To create moments of empathy and dialogue between Black Lives Matter and the police? These and other such questions are at the heart of this powerful reassessment of humor. Placing theorists in conversation with comedians, Uproarious offers a full-frontal approach to the very foundation of comedy and its profound political impact. Here Cynthia Willett and Julie Willett address the four major theories of humor-superiority, relief, incongruity, and social play-through the lens of feminist and game-changing comics such as Wanda Sykes, Margaret Cho, Hannah Gadsby, Hari Kondabolu, and Tig Notaro. They take a radical and holistic approach to the understanding of humor, particularly of humor deployed by those from groups long relegated to the margins, and propose a powerful new understanding of humor as a force that can engender politically progressive social movements. Drawing on a range of cross-disciplinary sources, from philosophies and histories of humor to the psychology and physiology of laughter to animal studies, Uproarious offers a richer understanding of the political and cathartic potential of humor. A major new contribution to a wider dialogue on comedy, Uproarious grounds for us explorations of outsider humor and our golden age of feminist comics-showing that when women, prisoners, even animals, laugh back, comedy along with belly laughs forge new identities and alter the political climate.