The notion of nature as prakriti,” as mobilized by the Chipko activists, struggling for survival in northern India, is rearticulated by Shiva within a feminist framework where the project is not simply to transform gender based social ...
Author: Ann Kibbey
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Health & Fitness
In these spirited and powerfully written essays, a new generation of intellectuals makes its mark, challenging conservatives and liberals alike to chart a new course for a responsible politics in contemporary society. A new intellectual movement on the left emerges here. No longer trapped by the old polarizing antagonism between Marxism and feminism, these authors demonstrate as never before the need for an awaremess of gender as it affects every aspect of our society. At the same time, these paradigmatic essays map out a new terrain for feminist thinking, one that fully recognizes the complex workings of gender and leaves oppositional feminism far behind. In the keynote essay, Ambivalence as Alibi, Rosemary Hennessy challenges the most basic assumptions of postmodern sophistication to forge a compelling sytheseis of political, economic, and artistic theory. Betty Joseph, Jennifer Brody, and Poonam Pillai break through the shibboleths of Western liberal tolerance to describe gender inequalities that are intrinsically inter-cultural. Eileen Cleere demonstrates that novels are an important source for understanding how people interpret the economic conditions in which they live, linking social history and literary criticism in a provocative new way. Bridget Elliott uncovers the unusual social and artistic imagination of Marie Laurencin, an artist who was both working-class and avant-garde, and who makes us rethink basic assumptions of artistic form in the visual representation of women. Laura Lyons, analyzing the no-wash protest among IRA prisoners, discovers a new kind of political protest that draws on performance art and the discourse of the body for its political symbolism. And Joseph Litvak, in a highly suggestive critical reading, makes us wonder if the New Historicism may possibly owe its greatest debt to the charming young men of Jane Austen's fictitious world. [ go to the Genders website ]
In her influential book Gender Trouble, Butler notes that analytical distinctions between sex and gender, ... not follow from sex and those in which the practices of desire do not “follow” from either sex or gender.24 In order to think ...
Author: Steven L. McKenzie
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
"As . . . newer approaches [to biblical criticism] become more established and influential, it is essential that students and other serious readers of the Bible be exposed to them and become familiar with them. That is the main impetus behind the present volume, which is offered as a textbook for those who wish to go further than the approaches covered in To Each Its Own Meaning by exploring more recent or experimental ways of reading." from the introduction This book is a supplement and sequel to To Each Its Own Meaning, edited by Steven L. McKenzie and Stephen R. Haynes, which introduced the reader to the most important methods of biblical criticism and remains a widely used classroom textbook. This new volume explores recent developments in, and approaches to, biblical criticism since 1999. Leading contributors define and describe their approach for non-specialist readers, using examples from the Old and New Testament to help illustrate their discussion. Topics include cultural criticism, disability studies, queer criticism, postmodernism, ecological criticism, new historicism, popular culture, postcolonial criticism, and psychological criticism. Each section includes a list of key terms and definitions and suggestions for further reading.
... and ( what is often found not less wanting ) be willing to teach what he has learned , he will not be content with stating that there are three genders in nouns , and specifying what nouns have two or all the three genders . 24.
Church, 27-30, 38, 39-40, 41-42 Civil Code: and gender, 19-20, 43; family in, 43; and primogenitur, 43; women in, 19-20, 45, 62. See also Law Cixous, Helene, 14-15, 41 Class, 23-24; and church in Le Rouge et le noir, 29; and the family, ...
Author: Muhammad Hasan IbrahimPublish On: 2014-01-06
Speculative Theories of Gender . . . . . . . . 14 III. The Nature and Function of Gender . . . . . . . 24 IV. On the Origin of Gender . . . . . . . . . . . 30 V. Gender Assignment in Native and Borrowed Words . . 51 VI.
IsobelGrundy andSusan Wiseman (1992), 55–69; Catherine Gallagher,“Embracing the Absolute: The Politics ofthe Female Subject in SeventeenthCentury England,” Genders 1 (1988):24–29; theessays in Mary Astell: Reason, Gender, Faith,eds.
Author: Anthony Pollock
Category: Literary Criticism
Challenging the longstanding interpretation of the early English public sphere as polite, inclusive, and egalitarian this book re-interprets key texts by representative male authors from the period—Addison, Steele, Shaftesbury, and Richardson—as reactionary responses to the widely-consumed and surprisingly subversive work of women writers such as Mary Astell, Delarivier Manley, and Eliza Haywood, whose political and journalistic texts have up until now received little scholarly consideration. By analyzing a wide range of materials produced between the 1690s to the 1750s, Pollock exposes a literary marketplace characterized less by cool rational discourse and genial consensus than by vehement contestation and struggles for cultural authority, particularly in debates concerning the proper extent of women’s participation in English public life. Utilizing innovative methods of research and analysis the book reveals that even at its moment of inception, there was an immanent critique of the early liberal public sphere being articulated by women writers who were keenly aware of the hierarchies and techniques of exclusion that contradicted their culture’s oft-repeated appeals to the principles of equality and universality.
Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination against Women, 21 corporate capitalism: corporatized development and, 37–38, 62, 110, 205–6; criticism of, 10; ethics and, 24, 26–27; feminization and racialization of, 39, 208; ...
Author: Kathryn Moeller
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Social Science
Introduction : corporatized development -- The Girl Effect as apparatus -- The historical rise of the girl effect -- The spectacle of empowering girls and women -- Searching for third world potential -- Proving the girl effect -- Negotiating corporatized development -- Conclusion : accelerating and freeing the girl effect
... 40 one-child policy, 55–56 oppression, ranking, 132,141–46 ordinary worldlings, 6, 89,98 Orgyan Chokyi, 33–34 outsider-analyst role, x, xii pain Buddhist view of 15 from gender issues, 8, 24, 41 infants, 61 social injustice and, 14, ...
Author: Rita M. Gross
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
A bold and provocative work from the late preeminent feminist scholar, which challenges men and women alike to free themselves from attachment to gender. At the heart of Buddhism is the notion of egolessness—“forgetting the self”—as the path to awakening. In fact, attachment to views of any kind only leads to more suffering for ourselves and others. And what has a greater hold on people’s imaginations or limits them more, asks Rita Gross, than ideas about biological sex and what she calls “the prison of gender roles”? Yet if clinging to gender identity does, indeed, create obstacles for us, why does the prison of gender roles remain so inescapable? Gross uses the lenses of Buddhist philosophy to deconstruct the powerful concept of gender and its impact on our lives. In revealing the inadequacies involved in clinging to gender identity, she illuminates the suffering that results from clinging to any kind of identity at all.
Gender and Food: A Critical Look at the Food System synthesizes existing theoretical and empirical research on food, gender, and intersectionality to offer students and scholars a framework from which to understand how gender is central to the production, distribution, and consumption of food.