A Postcapitalist Politics

By J. K. Gibson-Graham

Is there existence after capitalism? during this creatively argued follow-up to their booklet The finish of Capitalism (As We Knew It), J. ok. Gibson-Graham supply already current possible choices to a world capitalist order and description concepts for development replacement economies.

A Postcapitalist Politics unearths a prolific panorama of monetary diversity—one that isn't completely or predominantly capitalist—and examines the demanding situations and successes of different monetary interventions. Gibson-Graham assemble political economic system, feminist poststructuralism, and financial activism to foreground the moral judgements, rather than structural imperatives, that build financial “development” pathways. Marshalling empirical proof from neighborhood fiscal initiatives and motion learn within the usa, Australia, and Asia, they produce a particular political imaginary with 3 intersecting moments: a politics of language, of the topic, and of collective motion. within the face of a nearly common feel of hand over to capitalist globalization, this booklet demonstrates that postcapitalist matters, economies, and groups may be fostered. The authors describe a politics of threat which may construct various economies in position and over area. They urge us to confront the forces that stand within the approach of monetary experimentation and to discover other ways of relocating from conception to motion.

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

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Feminist Readings of Antigone (SUNY series in Gender Theory)

New and vintage essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.

Feminist Readings of Antigone collects the main attention-grabbing and provocative feminist paintings at the determine of Antigone, specifically how she will determine into modern debates at the position of girls in society. individuals specialize in woman subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic idea, 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 big determine for feminist thinkers of our time, what we will research from her, no matter if a feminist politics turning to this historical heroine could be innovative or is sure to idealize the previous, and why Antigone retains coming into the level in occasions of political challenge and fight in all corners of the realm. Fanny Söderbäck has collected vintage paintings during this box along newly written items by way of probably the most very important voices in modern feminist philosophy. the amount comprises essays by way of Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Tina Chanter, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

“These essays circulate past the serious point to think about the effective insights of Antigone for addressing modern political difficulties. fairly amazing due to its timeliness is the solidarity of the power subject matters of the political import of the relation of existence to demise, 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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Corporeal Generosity: On Giving With Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas (Suny Series in Gender Theory)

By Rosalyn Diprose

Rosalyn Diprose contends that generosity isn't just a human advantage, however it is an openness to others that's severe to our life, sociality, and social formation. Her conception demanding situations the authorized version of generosity as a standard personality trait that courses an individual to offer anything they own away to others inside an alternate economic climate. This e-book locations giving within the realm of ontology, in addition to the world of politics and social construction, because it promotes how you can foster social kin that generate sexual, cultural, and stylistic transformations. The analyses within the booklet theorize generosity when it comes to intercorporeal kin the place the self is given to others. Drawing totally on the philosophy of Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas, and providing severe interpretations of feminist philosophers similar to Beauvoir and Butler, the writer builds a politically delicate suggestion of generosity.

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Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism

By Viviane Namaste

This publication offers readers with an creation to modern transsexual politics in Canadian and Quebecois contexts. via various case reviews with regards to the legislation, human rights, health and wellbeing care, and prostitution, Dr Namaste exposes readers to the complexity of the problems keen on pondering transsexual politics on the subject of feminism. Written in obtainable language, and utilizing quite a few varieties, together with interviews, essays, political speeches, the ebook will entice lecturers, activists locally, and the final reader.

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

By Susan Faludi

Skillfully Probing the assault on Women’s Rights

“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new child fever”—the development tales of 2006 go away without doubt that American girls are nonetheless being barraged through a similar backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly uncovered in her 1991 bestselling publication of revelations. Now, the booklet that reignited the feminist stream is again in a 15th anniversary version, with a brand new preface by way of the writer that brings backlash awareness brand new.

When it was once first released, Backlash made headlines for puncturing such favourite media myths because the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage,” myths that confounded statistical realities. those willfully fictitious media campaigns extra as much as an antifeminist backlash. no matter what development feminism has lately made, Faludi’s phrases at the present time look prophetic. The media nonetheless love tales approximately stay-at-home mothers and the “dangers” of women’s profession targets; the glass ceiling continues to be low; girls are nonetheless punished for eager to be triumphant; simple reproductive rights are nonetheless putting by means of a thread. The backlash sincerely exists.

With ardour and precision, Faludi indicates in her new preface how the creators of industrial tradition distort feminist options to promote items whereas promoting girls downstream, how the feminist ethic of financial independence is twisted into the patron ethic of shopping for strength, and the way the feminist quest for self-determination is warped right into a self-centered quest for self-improvement. Backlash is a vintage of feminism, an alarm bell for girls of each new release, reminding us of the hazards that we nonetheless face.

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Collected Letters of a Renaissance Feminist (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

By Laura Cereta

Renaissance author Laura Cereta (1469–1499) offers feminist matters in a predominantly male venue—the humanist autobiography within the type of own letters. Cereta's works circulated commonly in Italy in the course of the early sleek period, yet her whole letters have by no means prior to been released in English. In her public lectures and essays, Cereta explores the historical past of women's contributions to the highbrow and political lifetime of Europe. She argues opposed to the slavery of ladies in marriage and for the rights of girls to better schooling, an analogous matters that experience occupied feminist thinkers of later centuries.

Yet those letters additionally provide a close portrait of an early glossy woman’s inner most adventure, for Cereta addressed many letters to an in depth circle of friends and family, discussing hugely own matters resembling her tricky relationships along with her mom and her husband. Taken jointly, those letters are a testomony either to someone lady and to enduring feminist concerns.

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Fortunes of Feminism: From Women's Liberation to Identity Politics to Anti-Capitalism

By Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser’s significant new booklet strains the feminist movement’s evolution because the Seventies and anticipates a new—radical and egalitarian—phase of feminist suggestion and action.

During the ferment of the recent Left, “Second Wave” feminism emerged as a fight for women’s liberation and took its position along different radical routine that have been wondering center positive factors of capitalist society. yet feminism’s next immersion in id politics coincided with a decline in its utopian energies and the increase of neoliberalism. Now, foreseeing a revival within the circulate, Fraser argues for a reinvigorated feminist radicalism capable of deal with the worldwide fiscal drawback. Feminism could be a strength operating in live performance with different egalitarian pursuits within the fight to deliver the economic system less than democratic regulate, whereas construction at the visionary capability of the sooner waves of women’s liberation. This robust new account is determined to turn into a landmark of feminist proposal.

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A History of U.S. Feminisms

Thoroughly up-to-date and extended, the second one version of A historical past of U.S. Feminisms is an introductory textual content that might be used as supplementary fabric for first-year women’s reports scholars or as a brush-up textual content for extra complex scholars. overlaying the 1st, moment, and 3rd waves of feminism, A heritage of U.S. Feminisms will supply ancient context of all of the significant occasions and figures from the past due 19th century via today.

The chapters conceal: first-wave feminism, a interval of feminist task throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries which concentrated totally on gaining women's suffrage; second-wave feminism, which began within the ’60s and lasted in the course of the ’80s and emphasised the relationship among the non-public and the political; and third-wave feminism, which began within the early ’90s and is better exemplified via its concentrate on variety and intersectionality, queer concept, and sex-positivity.

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Women of Babylon: Gender and Representation in Mesopotamia

By Zainab Bahrani

Representations of sexual distinction (whether visible or textual) became a space of a lot theoretical difficulty and research in contemporary feminist scholarship. but even if quite a lot of proper proof survives from the traditional close to East, it's been unprecedented for these learning ladies within the historical global to stray open air the normal bounds of Greece and Rome.
Women of Babylon is a much-needed historical/art historic learn that investigates the strategies of femininity which prevailed in Assyro-Babylonian society. Zainab Bahrani's designated research of ways the tradition of old Mesopotamia outlined sexuality and gender roles either in, and during, illustration is more desirable by way of a wealthy collection of visible fabric extending from 6500 BC - 1891 advert. Professor Bahrani additionally investigates the ways that ladies of the traditional close to East were perceived in classical scholarship as much as the 19th century.

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