The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy (3rd by Allan G. Johnson

By Allan G. Johnson

The Gender Knot, Allan Johnson's reaction to the ache and confusion that women and men event via dwelling with gender inequality, explains what patriarchy is and isn't, the way it works, and what will get within the method of realizing and doing whatever approximately it. Johnson's easy but robust technique avoids the paralyzing catch of guilt, blame, anger, and protecting denial that frequently effects from conversations approximately gender.

This variation features:

- up to date references, info, assets, and examples, in particular with regards to problems with sexual orientation and gender identification (e.g., homosexual marriage, transgender/cisgender)

- A word list of terms

- a brand new bankruptcy, "What alterations and What doesn't: Manhood and Violence," that offers a longer research of the motives of men's violence as a patriarchal phenomenon

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Porn Studies by Linda Williams

By Linda Williams

In her pioneering publication tough middle, Linda Williams positioned moving-image pornography at the map of up to date scholarship along with her research of the most well-liked and enduring of all movie and video genres. Now, fifteen years later, she showcases the following new release of severe considering pornography and signs new instructions for learn and educating. Porn reviews resists the tendency to situate pornography because the outer restrict of what could be studied and mentioned. With sales totaling among ten and fourteen billion cash annually—more than the mixed sales soccer, basketball, and baseball—visual, hard-core pornography is a crucial function of yankee pop culture. it's time, Williams contends, for students to acknowledge this and provides pornography a significant and prolonged analysis.The essays during this quantity circulation past feminist debates and differences among a “good” erotica and a “bad” demanding center. members learn different types of pornography from the culture of the soft-core pin-up throughout the modern hard-core culture of heterosexual, homosexual, and lesbian video clips and dvds to the burgeoning phenomenon of pornography on the web. They discover, as examples of the style, person works as divergent because the Starr record, the pirated Tommy Lee/Pamela Anderson honeymoon video, and particular eastern “ladies’ comics” fed on through ladies. additionally they probe tough matters akin to the sexualization of race and sophistication and the connection of pornography to the avant-garde. To take pornography heavily as an item of study additionally capability educating it. Porn reports therefore features a priceless annotated bibliography of readings and archival resources vital to the research of pornography as a cultural form.Contributors. Heather Butler, wealthy Cante, Jake Gerli, Minette Hillyer, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Despina Kakoudaki, Franklin Melendez, Ara Osterweil, Zabet Patterson, Constance Penley, Angelo Restivo, Eric Schaefer, Michael Sicinski, Deborah Shamoon, Maria St. John, Tom Waugh, Linda Williams

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Is There Anything Good About Men?: How Cultures Flourish by by Roy F. Baumeister

By Roy F. Baumeister

Have males fairly been engaged in a centuries-old conspiracy to use and oppress girls? Have the fundamental adjustments among women and men relatively been erased? Have males now develop into pointless? Are they solid for something in any respect?

In 'Is There something solid approximately Men?', Roy Baumeister deals provocative solutions to those and plenty of different questions on the present country of manhood in the United States. Baumeister argues that kinfolk among women and men at the moment are and feature continually been extra cooperative than hostile, that women and men are diversified in uncomplicated methods, and that winning cultures capitalize on those changes to outperform rival cultures. among our ancestors---as with many different species--only the alpha men have been in a position to reproduce, best them to take extra hazards and to convey extra competitive and protecting behaviors than ladies, whose evolutionary suggestions required a distinct set of behaviors. while ladies desire and excel at one-to-one intimate relationships, males compete with each other and construct higher enterprises and social networks from which tradition grows. yet cultures in flip make the most males through insisting that their function is to accomplish and bring, to supply for others, and if essential to sacrifice themselves. Baumeister indicates that whereas males have drastically benefited from the tradition they've got created, they've got additionally suffered as a result of it. males may possibly dominate the higher echelons of commercial and politics, yet way more males than girls die in work-related injuries, are incarcerated, or are killed in battle--facts almost always skipped over of present gender debates.

Engagingly written, brilliantly argued, and in accordance with proof from a variety of disciplines, Is There whatever sturdy approximately males? deals a brand new and much extra balanced view of gender family members.

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Choosing Unsafe Sex: AIDS-Risk Denial Among Disadvantaged by E. J. Sobo

By E. J. Sobo

Choosing dangerous Sex makes a speciality of the ways that condom refusal and ideology relating to HIV checking out mirror women's hopes for his or her relationships and their wants to safeguard prestige and vanity. a few of the inner-city girls who participated in Dr. Sobo's study have been heavily concerned with one guy, they usually had heavy emotional and social investments in believing or conserving that their companions have been devoted to them.

Uninvolved girls had equally heavy investments of their talents to spot or pick out strength companions who have been HIV-negative. ladies didn't see themselves as being in danger for HIV an infection, they usually observed no use for condoms. yet they did suggest that different ladies, whom they observed as fairly more likely to be concerned with sexually untrue males, use them.

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Foucault's 'History of Sexuality, Volume 1: The Will to by Mark G. E. Kelly

By Mark G. E. Kelly

A step by step consultant to Foucault's background of Sexuality quantity I, the need to Knowledge.

In the 1st quantity of his historical past of Sexuality, the need to wisdom, Foucault weaves jointly the main influential theoretical account of sexuality because Freud. Mark Kelly systematically unpacks the intricacies of Foucault's dense and occasionally complicated exposition, in a simple means, placing it in its ancient and theoretical context.This is either a consultant for the reader new to the textual content and one who deals new insights to these already accustomed to Foucault's paintings.

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Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food by Caroline Walker Bynum

By Caroline Walker Bynum

In the interval among 1200 and 1500 in western Europe, a couple of non secular girls won frequent veneration or even canonization as saints for his or her outstanding devotion to the Christian eucharist, supernatural multiplications of foods and drinks, and miracles of physically manipulation, together with stigmata and inedia (living with out eating). The incidence of such phenomena sheds a lot mild at the nature of medieval society and medieval faith. It additionally kinds a bankruptcy within the background of women.

Previous students have sometimes famous a number of the phenomena in isolation from one another and feature occasionally utilized smooth scientific or mental theories to them. utilizing fabrics in accordance with saints' lives and the spiritual and mystical writings of medieval men and women, Caroline Walker Bynum uncovers the trend mendacity in the back of those facets of women's religiosity and at the back of the fascination women and men felt for such miracles and devotional practices. She argues that nutrients lies on the center of a lot of women's piety. ladies renounced usual meals via fasting which will organize for receiving impressive meals within the eucharist. additionally they provided themselves as foodstuff in miracles of feeding and physically manipulation.

Providing either functionalist and phenomenological reasons, Bynum explores the ways that foodstuff practices enabled ladies to exert regulate in the kin and to outline their non secular vocations. She additionally describes what girls intended through seeing their very own our bodies and God's physique as foodstuff and what males intended once they too linked ladies with nutrients and flesh. The author's interpretation of women's piety deals a brand new view of the character of medieval asceticism and, drawing upon either anthropology and feminist idea, she illuminates the precise beneficial properties of women's use of symbols. Rejecting presentist interpretations of ladies as exploited or masochistic, she exhibits the facility and creativity of women's writing and women's lives.

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From New Woman Writer to Socialist: The Life and Selected by Anne Sokolsky

By Anne Sokolsky

From New girl author to Socialist: The lifestyles and chosen Writings of Tamura Toshiko From 1936 to 1938 through Anne Sokolsky deals an in depth biography of Tamura Toshiko’s existence and translations of chosen writings from the latter a part of Tamura’s profession.

Considered certainly one of Japan’s early sleek feminists and hailed as a brand new lady author, Tamura is better identified for her daring depictions of woman sexuality and her condemnation of Japan’s patriarchal marriage method. much less recognized are the works Tamura produced while she lower back to Japan in 1936 after spending 20 years in North the USA.

Through those chosen translations, Sokolsky provides Tamura’s extra politicized writing voice and exhibits how the target of Tamura’s writing elevated past the field of women’s matters in Japan to extra worldwide issues.

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Refusing to be a Man: Essays on Social Justice by John Stoltenberg

By John Stoltenberg

Seeing that its unique booklet in 1989, Refusing to be a Man has been acclaimed as a vintage and broadly brought up in gender stories literature. In thirteen eloquent essays, Stoltenberg articulates the 1st totally argued liberation concept for males that would additionally free up girls. He argues that male sexual identification is completely a political and moral development whose merits develop out of injustice. His thesis is, besides the fact that, eventually one in every of wish - that accurately simply because masculinity is so developed, it's attainable to refuse it, to behave opposed to it and to alter. a brand new creation by way of the writer discusses the roots of his paintings within the American civil rights and radical feminist hobbies and distinguishes it from the anti-feminist philosophies underlying the new tide of reactionary mens hobbies.

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The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious by Janet Martin Soskice

By Janet Martin Soskice

Fathers, sons, brothers, kings. Does the predominantly masculine symbolism of the Biblical writings exclude girls or disregard the riches in their non secular existence? If Christ is 'the moment Adam' and the single on whom all Christian existence has to be patterned, then what approximately Eve? This booklet from a number one pupil of spiritual language and feminism opens up the Bible's imagery for intercourse, gender, and kinship and does so via discussing its position within the relevant teachings of Christian theology: the doctrine of God and spirituality, Imago Dei and anthropology, construction, Christology and the pass, the Trinity, and eschatology.

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