La vie: Hannah Arendt, ou l'action comme naissance et comme étrangeté (Le génie féminin, Tome 1)

By Julia Kristeva

Los angeles vie, l. a. folie, les mots : trois femmes s'en sont faites les exploratrices lucides et passionnées en engageant leur life autant que leur pensée, et en éclairant pour nous les enjeux majeurs de notre temps : Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), Melanie Klein (1882-1960) et Colette (1873-1954). Les trois volumes de cet ouvrage, dont voici le foremost, se proposent d'en retracer l'aventure.

L'impact de certaines oeuvres ne se traduit pas à los angeles somme de leurs éléments. Il dépend de l'incision historique qu'elles opèrent, de leurs répercussions et de leurs suites, de notre réception. Quelqu'un s'est trouvé à cette intersection, en a cristallisé les percentages : le génie est ce sujet-là. Trois femmes extraordinaires ont ainsi marqué l'histoire de ce siècle. Mais qu'est-ce qui fait los angeles singularité de chacune ?

Hannah Arendt, philosophe et politologue, est tout entière prise dans une méditation sur l. a. vie qui demeure notre ultime après los angeles crise des religions et idéologies. Vie menacée, vie désirable : mais quelle vie ? Face aux camps des deux totalitarismes, c'est sur le miracle de l. a. natalité que se concentre l'oeuvre de cette rescapée du nazisme qui, en dialogue avec Heidegger, et en rejetant l'automatisation moderne de l'espèce, pose des jalons d'une motion politique envisagée en tant que pluralité vivante : comme naissance et comme étrangeté. Une utopie ? A moins que ce ne soit une manière de pardon, et donc une promesse..

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The Face Behind the Veil: Extraordinary Lives Of Muslim Women In America

By Donna Gehrke-White

For years, identical to the Muslim girl in the USA has been clouded with secrecy, as mysterious because the face at the back of the veil. Is she garbed within the conventional hijab and chador? Is she subservient to a male-dominated tradition and faith, with few rights and little freedom? Does she grocery store, do her nails, visit university, have intercourse? who're those women?
In this striking and relocating booklet, journalist Donna Gehrke-White presents a unprecedented, revealing inspect the hearts, minds, and daily lives of Muslim girls in America—a fast-rising population—and opens a window on a tradition as varied because it is misunderstood. right here, of their personal phrases, are the numerous various voices of medical professionals, football mothers, rebels, reformers, former political prisoners, survivors, activists—women of religion, braveness, wish, and change—all Muslims, all Americans.

There are ladies like Sahar Shaikh, who grew up on lady Scouts and rock and roll in suburban Miami yet felt that anything was once lacking from her lifestyles until eventually she took up the veil and lower back to her non secular roots; like Zainab Elberry, an Egyptian activist coverage government in Nashville who sees little need for the hijab and no clash among her feminism and her Muslim ideals. We meet Cathy Drake, a convert from

Virginia who may be the excellent Republican red-state mother, home-schooling her children and using a minivan, other than that Cathy wears the conventional shawl and switched over to

Islam after Sep 11. There’s Salma Syed, who escaped the non secular intolerance, terror, and violence of her Indian native land to discover peace and protection within the American suburbs. And there are pioneers like Sarah Eltantawi, who're attempting to improve women’s rights within the mosque, and W. L. Cati, a as soon as obedient housewife who left either her abusive husband and her religion as a way to support different ladies get away comparable fates.

Candid, relocating, interesting, and finally inspiring, The Face at the back of the Veil is a notable chronicle of id and religion, a party of ladies who're altering the face of the USA and Islam, while the USA affects who they're and what they suspect.

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Hard to Get: Twenty-Something Women and the Paradox of Sexual Freedom

By Leslie C. Bell

Hard to Get is a robust and intimate exam of the intercourse and love lives of the main liberated ladies in history—twenty-something American ladies who've had extra possibilities, extra confident function versions, and additional information than any earlier new release. Drawing from her years of expertise as a researcher and a psychotherapist, Leslie C. Bell takes us without delay into the lives of younger women who fight to barter the complexities of sexual hope and delight, and to make feel in their traditionally targeted yet contradictory constellation of possibilities and demanding situations. In candid interviews, Bell’s matters exhibit that, regardless of having extra offerings than ever, they face nice uncertainty approximately wish, sexuality, and relationships. Ground-breaking and hugely readable, Hard to Get deals attention-grabbing insights into the numerous ways in which intercourse, love, and pleasing relationships turn out strangely elusive to those younger ladies as they navigate the hot emotional panorama of the twenty first century.

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Whores and Other Feminists

By Jill Nagle

Whores and different Feminists fleshes out feminist politics from the viewpoint of intercourse workers--strippers, prostitutes, porn writers, manufacturers and performers, dominatrices--and their allies. Comprising quite a number voices from either inside of and out of doors the academy, this assortment attracts from conventional feminisms, postmodern feminism, queer thought, and intercourse radicalism. It stretches the bounds of latest feminism, protecting liable either conventional feminism for stigmatizing intercourse staff, and likewise the intercourse for its sexist practices.

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What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power

By Marianne Schnall

“I would really like for my more youthful lovers to read What Will It Take to Make a lady President? by Marianne Schnall. It’s a suite of interviews and essays via nice ladies, together with Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, and Melissa Etheridge. they're going to motivate you to turn into a greater leader.” —Beyoncé

brought on via a question from her eight-year-old daughter throughout the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven’t we ever had a girl president?”—Marianne Schnall set out on a trip to discover the reply. A greatly released author, writer, and interviewer, and the administrative Director of, Schnall started the problems from numerous angles and views, collecting viewpoints from influential humans from all sectors.

What Will It Take to Make a girl President? features interviews with politicians, public officers, proposal leaders, writers, artists, and activists in an try to realize the stumbling blocks that experience held ladies again and what must switch which will decide on a girl into the White House.

With insights and private anecdotes from Sheryl Sandberg, Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Nancy Pelosi, Nicholas Kristof, Melissa Etheridge, and plenty of extra, this e-book addresses well timed, provocative matters regarding girls, politics, and gear. With a broader objective of encouraging girls and women to be leaders of their lives, their groups, and the bigger international, Schnall and her interviewees discover the altering paradigms happening in politics and in our tradition with the wish of relocating towards significant and powerful solutions—and a global the place a girl could be president.

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Alien Constructions: Science Fiction and Feminist Thought

By Patricia Melzer

Though set in different worlds populated by way of alien beings, technological know-how fiction is a domain the place people can critique and re-imagine the paradigms that form this global, from basics resembling the intercourse and gender of the physique to international strength family between sexes, races, and countries. Feminist thinkers and writers are more and more spotting technological know-how fiction's power to shatter patriarchal and heterosexual norms, whereas the creators of technology fiction are bringing new intensity and complexity to the style by means of enticing with feminist theories and politics. This e-book maps the intersection of feminism and technology fiction via shut readings of technological know-how fiction literature by way of Octavia E. Butler, Richard Calder, and Melissa Scott and the films The Matrix and the Alien series.

Patricia Melzer analyzes how those authors and flicks characterize debates and ideas in 3 parts of feminist concept: identification and distinction, feminist reviews of technological know-how and expertise, and the connection between gender identification, physique, and wish, together with the recent gender politics of queer wants, transgender, and intersexed our bodies and identities. She demonstrates that key political components form those debates, together with worldwide capitalism and exploitative type relatives inside of a turning out to be foreign approach; the influence of machine, business, and scientific applied sciences on women's lives and reproductive rights; and posthuman embodiment as expressed via biotechnologies, the body/machine interface, and the commodification of wish. Melzer's research makes it transparent that feminist writings and readings of technological know-how fiction are a part of a feminist critique of current energy relations—and that the alien structures (cyborgs, clones, androids, extraterrestrial beings, and hybrids) that populate postmodern technology fiction are as most likely empowering as they're threatening.

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Why Internet Porn Matters (Stanford Briefs)

By Margret Grebowicz

Now that pornography is on the web, its political and social features have replaced. So contends Margret Grebowicz during this significant philosophical research of web porn. The creation and intake of web porn, in her account, are a symptom of the obsession with self-exposure in cutting-edge social networking media, that's, in flip, a symptom of the fashionable democratic building of the governable topic as either obvious and communicative. during this first feminist critique to privilege the consequences of pornography's net distribution instead of what it depicts, Grebowicz examines porn-sharing groups (such because the bestiality area of interest marketplace) and the politics of placing women's sexual excitement on show (the "squirting" marketplace) as a part of the bigger democratic undertaking. Arguing by contrast venture, she indicates that sexual excitement isn't really a human correct. not likely convergences among thinkers like Catherine MacKinnon, Jean Baudrillard, Judith Butler, and Jean-François Lyotard let her to formulate a thought of the relationships among intercourse, speech, and gear that stands as a substitute to such cyber-libertarian mottos as "freedom of speech" and "sexual freedom."

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Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary (SUNY Series in Gender Theory)

By Ann V. Murphy

Examines how violence has been conceptually and rhetorically positioned to exploit in continental social thought. pictures of violence get pleasure from a specific privilege in modern continental philosophy, one happen within the ubiquity of violent metaphors and the prominence of one of those rhetorical funding in violence as a motif. Such photos have additionally trained, limited, and prompted fresh continental feminist concept. In Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary, Ann V. Murphy takes word of wide-ranging references to the topics of violence and vulnerability in modern idea. She considers the moral and political implications of this language of violence with the purpose of unveiling alternative routes within which id and the social bond can be imagined, and encourages a few severe distance from the photographs of violence that pervade philosophical critique. “Violence and the Philosophical Imaginary makes a distinct and noteworthy contribution to modern discussions of violence. what's designated concerning the technique of the e-book is that, from a place squarely at the aspect of nonviolence, Ann Murphy embarks on a serious research of opinions of violence. this is often as courageous because it is necessary.” — Rosalyn Diprose, writer of Corporeal Generosity: On Giving with Nietzsche, Merleau-Ponty, and Levinas Ann V. Murphy is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fordham college.

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