Download E-books Women's Activism and Globalization: Linking Local Struggles and Transnational Politics PDF

A wide and entire assortment that indicates how ladies activists around the globe are responding to the forces of the 'new international order' of their groups. The first-person debts and neighborhood case reports offer a very international view of ladies operating of their groups for switch. The essays study girls in city, rural, and suburban destinations all over the world to supply a wealthy figuring out of the typical subject matters in addition to major divergences between ladies activists in numerous elements of the area.

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Download E-books The End Of Capitalism (As We Knew It): A Feminist Critique of Political Economy PDF

By J.K. Gibson-Graham

In the mid-1990s, on the top of educational dialogue in regards to the inevitability of capitalist globalization, J. okay. Gibson-Graham offered a groundbreaking and debatable argument for envisioning replacement economies. This new version contains an advent within which the authors deal with severe responses to The finish of Capitalism and description the industrial examine and activism they've been engaged in because the ebook was once first released.

“Paralyzing difficulties are banished by means of this dazzlingly lucid, artistic, and functional rethinking of sophistication and fiscal transformation.” —Meaghan Morris, Lingnan college, Hong Kong

“Profoundly imaginative.” —Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, urban college of latest York “Filled with insights, it's essentially written and good supported with strong examples of tangible, deconstructive practices.” —International magazine of city and neighborhood study

J. okay. Gibson-Graham is the pen identify of Katherine Gibson and Julie Graham, feminist fiscal geographers who paintings, respectively, on the Australian nationwide collage in Canberra and the collage of Massachusetts Amherst.

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Download E-books The Feminist Philosophy Reader PDF

By Alison Bailey

The main entire anthology of feminist philosophy to be had, this primary variation reader brings jointly over fifty five of the main influential and time-tested works to were released within the box of feminist philosophy. that includes views from around the philosophical spectrum, and from an array of alternative cultural vantage issues, it screens the very good variety, range, and intensity of feminist writing on primary matters, from the early moment wave to the current.

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Download E-books Feminist Readings of Antigone (SUNY series in Gender Theory) PDF

New and vintage essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.

Feminist Readings of Antigone collects the main fascinating and provocative feminist paintings at the determine of Antigone, specifically how she will be able to determine into modern debates at the function of ladies in society. participants specialize in girl subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic concept, kinship, embodiment, and tensions among the non-public and the general public. This assortment seeks to discover and spark debate approximately why Antigone has develop into such a major determine for feminist thinkers of our time, what we will be able to research from her, no matter if a feminist politics turning to this historic heroine could be innovative or is sure to idealize the prior, and why Antigone retains coming into the level in occasions of political predicament and fight in all corners of the area. Fanny Söderbäck has accrued vintage paintings during this box along newly written items through probably the most very important voices in modern feminist philosophy. the amount contains essays via Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Tina Chanter, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

“These essays flow past the serious element to contemplate the efficient insights of Antigone for addressing modern political difficulties. relatively striking due to its timeliness is the harmony of the continual topics of the political import of the relation of lifestyles to dying, in addition to of naked lifestyles to political lifestyles, and the state’s have to have entry to the physique to ensure that the legislations to have force.” — philoSOPHIA

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Download E-books Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape PDF

"The such a lot comrpehensive examine of rape ever provided to the public...It forces readers to take a clean examine their very own attitudes towards this devastating crime."
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As strong and well timed now as while it was once first released, opposed to OUR WILL stands as a special rfile of the historical past of politics, the sociology of rape and the inherent and ingrained inequality of guys and ladies below the legislations. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating paintings of lasting social importance.
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Download E-books Collected Letters of a Renaissance Feminist (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe) PDF

By Laura Cereta

Renaissance author Laura Cereta (1469–1499) offers feminist concerns in a predominantly male venue—the humanist autobiography within the kind of own letters. Cereta's works circulated largely in Italy through the early sleek period, yet her whole letters have by no means earlier than been released in English. In her public lectures and essays, Cereta explores the heritage of women's contributions to the highbrow and political lifetime of Europe. She argues opposed to the slavery of girls in marriage and for the rights of ladies to raised schooling, a similar concerns that experience occupied feminist thinkers of later centuries.

Yet those letters additionally provide an in depth portrait of an early glossy woman’s inner most event, for Cereta addressed many letters to a detailed circle of friends and family, discussing hugely own issues comparable to her tricky relationships together with her mom and her husband. Taken jointly, those letters are a testomony either to someone girl and to enduring feminist concerns.

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Download E-books The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory (Oxford Handbooks) PDF

The Oxford instruction manual of Feminist Theory offers a wealthy review of the analytical frameworks and theoretical recommendations that feminist theorists have built to investigate the identified international. that includes best feminist theorists from different areas of the globe, this assortment delves into forty-nine topic parts, demonstrating the complexity of feminist demanding situations to verified wisdom, whereas additionally attractive components of contestation inside of feminist concept.

Demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of feminist idea, the chapters provide cutting edge analyses of issues significant to social and political technological know-how, cultural stories and arts, discourses linked to drugs and technological know-how, and concerns in modern serious idea which were remodeled via feminist theorization. The guide identifies boundaries of key epistemic assumptions that tell conventional scholarship and exhibits how theorizing from women's and men's lives has profound results at the conceptualization of vital different types, no matter if the sector of research is aesthetics, biology, cultural reports, improvement, economics, movie reviews, well-being, background, literature, politics, faith, technological know-how reviews, sexualities, violence, or war.

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Download E-books Gendering the State in the Age of Globalization: Women's Movements and State Feminism in Postindustrial Democracies PDF

By Melissa Haussman

Gendering the State is a ground-breaking selection of experiences that examines the efforts of ladies in nations around the world to border public coverage debates on nationally severe concerns in gendered phrases. this is often the newest quantity within the learn community on Gender and the kingdom (RNGS) collaborative experiences. utilizing the RNGS version of women's stream and women's coverage actor techniques to persuade public coverage debates and country reaction, the ebook appears at information collected from ten ecu international locations (including Finland and Sweden), plus Japan, Australia, Canada, and the USA from the Nineteen Nineties to today.

The total examine is grouped into 3 exact styles of kingdom switch: nation downsizing—particularly in social coverage components (Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, the USA, and Spain); growth of nation actions into formerly less-regulated parts (Austria, France, Germany, and Sweden); and transformation—often constitutionally based—of consultant buildings (Australia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom). exam of those styles finds the effect of the adjustments in kingdom constructions and nationwide priorities at the effectiveness and talent of women's stream actors achieve their goals.

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Download E-books The Ethics of Care: Personal, Political, and Global PDF

By Virginia Held

Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising substitute to the commonly used ethical theories that serve so inadequately to lead our lives. The ethics of care is simply a couple of many years outdated, but it's by means of now a special ethical idea or normative method of the issues we are facing. it really is appropriate to international and political issues in addition to to the non-public family members that may so much basically exemplify care.

This e-book clarifies simply what the ethics of care is: what its features are, what it holds, and what it allows us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this ethical technique and why the ethics of care could be a morality with common charm. Held examines what we suggest by means of "care," and what a worrying individual is like. the place different ethical theories call for impartiality especially, the ethics of care knows the ethical import of our ties to our households and teams. It evaluates such ties, concentrating on worrying family members instead of easily at the virtues of people. The booklet proposes how such values as justice, equality, and person rights can "fit jointly" with such values as care, belief, mutual attention, and solidarity.

In the second one a part of the ebook, Held examines the potential for the ethics of deal with facing social matters. She exhibits how the ethics of care is extra promising than Kantian ethical conception and utilitarianism for suggestion on how expansive, or now not, markets will be, and on while different values than marketplace ones may still be triumphant. She connects the ethics of care with the emerging curiosity in civil society, and considers the bounds acceptable for the language of rights. ultimately, she exhibits the promise of the ethics of take care of facing worldwide difficulties and seeing anew the outlines of overseas civility.

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Download E-books Revolutions in Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination PDF

By David Graeber

Capitalism as we all know it seems that to be coming aside. yet as monetary associations stagger and collapse, there is not any noticeable replacement. there's sturdy cause to think that, in a new release or so, capitalism will not exist: for the easy cause that it s very unlikely to keep up an engine of perpetual development without end on a finite planet. but confronted with this prospect, the knee-jerk response is frequently to grasp to what exists simply because they only can t think another that wouldn t be much more oppressive and damaging. The political mind's eye turns out to have reached an deadlock. Or has it? during this choice of essays David Graeber explores a wide-ranging set of issues together with political method, international exchange, debt, mind's eye, violence, aesthetics, alienation, and creativity. Written within the wake of the anti-globalization circulate and the increase of the warfare on terror, those essays survey the political panorama for indicators of wish in unforeseen locations. At a second whilst the outdated assumption approximately politics and gear were irrefutably damaged the only selection is to start back: to create a brand new language, a brand new logic, approximately what humans essentially are and what it's moderate for them to count on from the realm, and from one another. during this quantity Graeber attracts from the nation-states of politics, paintings, and the mind's eye to begin this dialog and to signify that that the duty may not be approximately so daunting as we d take delivery of to visualize.

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