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Feminist Readings of Antigone by Fanny Söderbäck

By Fanny Söderbäck

A part of SUNY sequence in Gender Theory.


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, particularly taking a look at how she will determine into modern debates at the function of ladies in society. individuals concentrate on girl subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic idea, kinship, embodiment, and tensions among the personal and the general public. This assortment seeks to discover and spark debate approximately why Antigone has develop into such a massive determine for feminist thinkers of our time, what we will be able to study from her, even if a feminist politics turning to this old heroine may be revolutionary or is certain to idealize the prior, and why Antigone retains getting into the level in occasions of political drawback and fight in all corners of the area. Fanny Söderbäck has collected vintage paintings during this box along newly written items via probably the most very important voices in modern feminist philosophy. the amount contains essays by means of Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Tina Chanter, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

“These essays flow past the severe point to think about the efficient insights of Antigone for addressing modern political difficulties. relatively impressive as a result of its timeliness is the solidarity of the power topics of the political import of the relation of lifestyles to demise, in addition to of naked existence to political existence, and the state’s should have entry to the physique to ensure that the legislations to have force.” — philoSOPHIA

Fanny Söderbäck is a PhD candidate in Philosophy on the New institution for Social study.

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Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons by Marilyn Hacker

By Marilyn Hacker

This significantly acclaimed sonnet series is the passionately excessive tale of a love affair among ladies, from the electrical energy in their first acquaintance to the event in their parting.

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Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and by Bella DePaulo

By Bella DePaulo

"Singled Out debunks myths and stereotypes approximately unmarried humans and lays the basis for social, political, and monetary change."
-- Thomas F. Coleman, govt Director, single America Drawing from many years of medical study and stacks of news from front traces of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and indicates that nearly every little thing you’ve heard concerning the advantages of having married and the perils of staying unmarried are grossly exaggerated or simply simple fallacious. even though singles are singled out for unfair remedy by means of the office, undefined, and the federal tax constitution, they aren't easily sufferers of this singlism--single humans particularly live fortunately ever after. Singled Out Debunks Ten Myths of Singlehood, together with:
-Myth--The darkish air of mystery of Singlehood: you're depressing and lonely and your existence is tragic.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried girls: Your paintings won’t love you again and your eggs will dry up. additionally, you don’t get any and you’re promiscuous.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried males: you're attractive, slovenly, and irresponsible, and also you are the feared criminals. otherwise you are horny, fastidious, frivolous, and gay. “Elegant research, splendidly specified examples, and transparent and witty prose…A must-read for all unmarried adults, their acquaintances and households, in addition to social scientists and coverage advocates.”
--E. Kay Trimberger, writer of The New unmarried Woman
“The singles circulate is coming to a book shop close to you.”
--Associated Press
“Fascinating  . .this booklet may not often have come at a greater time. up to societal adulation of the couple discriminates opposed to unmarried humans, Singled Out means that it will possibly additionally undermine marriage.”
--The Christian technological know-how Monitor

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The Ethical Slut: A Guide to Infinite Sexual Possibilities by Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt

By Dossie Easton, Catherine A. Liszt

The authors outline the time period slut as "a individual of any gender who has the braveness to steer lifestyles in line with the unconventional proposition that intercourse is sweet and enjoyment is nice for you." The time period is reclaimed from its traditional use as a pejorative and as an easy label for a promiscuous individual. as a substitute, it truly is used to suggest an individual who's accepting in their delight in intercourse and the excitement of intimacy with others, and chooses to have interaction and settle for those in a moral and open manner — instead of as cheating.

The moral Slut discusses find out how to reside an energetic lifestyles with a number of concurrent sexual relationships in a good and sincere means. dialogue subject matters comprise the way to care for the sensible problems and possibilities find and preserving companions, protecting relationships with others, and techniques for private growth.

It includes chapters discussing how consensual nonmonogamy is dealt with in numerous subcultures similar to the homosexual and lesbian groups, details on dealing with scheduling, jealousy, conversation, clash in relationships, and etiquette for workforce sexual encounters.

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Simians, Cyborgs, and Women: The Reinvention of Nature by Donna J. Haraway

By Donna J. Haraway

Initially released: 1991

Simians, Cyborgs and ladies is a robust choice of ten essays written among 1978 and 1989. even if at the floor, simians, cyborgs and girls could seem a wierd threesome, Haraway describes their profound hyperlink as "creatures" that have had a good destabilizing position in Western evolutionary know-how and biology. all through this e-book, Haraway analyzes debts, narratives, and tales of the production of nature, dwelling organisms, and cyborgs. right now a social truth and a technological know-how fiction, the cyborg--a hybrid of organism and machine--represents transgressed barriers and extreme fusions of the nature/culture cut up. through delivering an break out from inflexible dualisms, the cyborg exists in a post-gender global, and as such holds substantial percentages for contemporary feminists. Haraway's fresh booklet, Primate Visions, has been referred to as "outstanding," "original," and "brilliant," by means of major students within the box.

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Like a Natural Woman: Constructing Gender from Performance by Jennifer Darlene Douglas

By Jennifer Darlene Douglas

This dissertation asserts that drama and theatre can uniquely aid us study the formation of gendered subjectivity. extra particularly, because the theories of gender functionality and performativity have built, they've been utilized extra greatly to novels, motion pictures, and way of life than they must drama. To right this omission, this research extends the discourse of performativity to theater, and in doing so, promotes a discussion among the fields of Drama and function stories, which frequently specialise in various items of study. This dissertation combines research of performs and function paintings, as either resources might be fertile floor for discussing the functionality of gender. whereas Judith Butler has argued that the performativity of gender could be tested open air of theater functionality, this undertaking argues that theater delivers us with a extra targeted lens for learning performativity. The performs and function artwork represented right here spotlight varied modes of appearing gender via representations of the feminine physique, and every of those representations introduces the stress among the physique as discursively produced and the lived, phenomenological physique onstage. by means of exploring this pressure, the performativity of gender onstage arises from a mixture of phrases, the presentation of exact our bodies and the audience's reaction to the level motion. This venture examines modernist playwright Samuel Beckett along Cuban-American functionality artist Ana Mendieta and rising Irish playwright Marina Carr so as to symbolize various modes of functionality and resistance to constrictive social norms. simply as Beckett's actor suffers, Mendieta usually topics her personal physique to pain so one can divulge ways that women's our bodies were objectified, and Carr specializes in socially ostracized ladies who usually undergo violence from their groups. either Carr and Mendieta characterize a brand new family tree of functionality stemming from Beckett's experimental use of the degree and the our bodies of the actors. whereas Beckett's more and more naked level produces our bodies via phrases, Mendieta's body-centered functionality paintings transforms her personal physique, and Carr's newer mythically-inspired tragedies exhibit transgressive, daring girls.

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Bitch, Issue 62: Maps & Legends (Spring 2014)

Letter from the HQ

Letters & Comments

Love It/Shove It

The whinge List

Dropping the Pin—Why ladies aren't continually down with location-based apps. | Thursday Bram

Riffs of Passage—Three L.A. bands with greater than tune on their brain. | Tina Vasquez

It's My Party—How conspicuous intake grew to become the subject of candy Sixteens | Ruby Bilger

What occurred to domestic Economics?—The upward thrust and fall of a contested self-discipline. | Christen McCurdy

Mock & Awe—Janet Mock on truth-telling, neighborhood development, and writing the tale she have been anticipating her complete lifestyles. | Tina Vasquez

Meeting within the Middle—A dispatch from the Badlands. | Dianna Anderson

Out of the Frame—How information and dad tradition vague immigrant girls | Celena Cipriaso

The Unmappable Woman—Historians' efforts to pin down Isabelle Eberhardt | Erin Gilbert

Hot below the Bonnet—The cooptation of Amish tradition in mass-market fiction. | Audrey deCoursey

Mapping Middle-Earth—Lord of the jewelry tourism and New Zealand's panorama. | Camille Owens

Black to the Future—How girls in pop are wearing the mantle of Afrofuturism | Alley Pezanoski-Browne

Adventures in Feministory Comics: Mitiarjuk Nappaaluk Virginia Paine

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The New Woman's Broken Heart: Short Stories by Andrea Dworkin

By Andrea Dworkin

A set of brief tales.

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"Mind you, they'll say anything": Fay Weldon and the by Mara Elise Reisman

By Mara Elise Reisman

This dissertation is the background of the serious reception of the novels of British writer Fay Weldon. as a result of her awareness to modern tradition, Weldon's fiction bargains a beneficial lens wherein to envision the social, historic, political, and literary weather of england and the us from 1967-present. Combining Weldon's own historical past, fiction, and nonfiction with ancient, sociological, and literary files, I construct a cultural framework within which to appreciate Weldon's fiction and to teach how the bigger literary public---readers, reviewers, and publishers---received a feminist author. within the Nineteen Sixties and Nineteen Seventies because the women's move used to be rising, feminists sought after equivalent rights and equivalent possibilities. Weldon's early novels have been heavily aligned with a feminist ideology that desirous about women's voice and women's equality. Her cognizance to family existence challenged the usually grand material of the radical and her research of women's discontent caused critics and publishers to place Weldon as a feminist author and her texts as feminist fiction. whilst the definition of feminism shifted within the past due Seventies and early Nineteen Eighties and Weldon's books didn't depict a separatist feminist time table, Weldon's allegiance to feminism was once puzzled. Weldon's advanced portrayal of Ruth in lifestyles and Loves of a She-Devil emphasizes Weldon's refusal to take any ideology, together with feminism, too heavily. Ruth is a intentionally provocative portrayal of a lady who, at the one hand, rejects the suburban dream and turns into self-reliant, and at the different, undergoes broad cosmetic surgery so one can glance precisely like her husband's mistress, the gorgeous and petite romance author Mary Fisher. through providing ethical concerns yet by no means providing a transparent ethical framework, Weldon denies her readers effortless solutions. whereas reviewers stumbled on this slipperiness to be problematical, within the Nineteen Nineties, students embraced Weldon's contradictory, inconsistent, constantly transferring philosophical positions, labeling Weldon a feminist postmodernist author and revaluing her fiction for a scholarly viewers. those shifts in severe reception show the most important adjustments feminism has gone through during the last 35 years in addition to the ways that Weldon's fiction either enacts and complicates a background of feminism.

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The Face Behind the Veil: Extraordinary Lives Of Muslim by Donna Gehrke-White

By Donna Gehrke-White

For years, similar 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 impressive and relocating booklet, journalist Donna Gehrke-White presents an extraordinary, revealing look at the hearts, minds, and daily lives of Muslim ladies in America—a fast-rising population—and opens a window on a tradition as varied because it is misunderstood. the following, of their personal phrases, are the numerous assorted 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 girls like Sahar Shaikh, who grew up on lady Scouts and rock and roll in suburban Miami yet felt that whatever used to be lacking from her lifestyles till she took up the veil and back to her religious 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 childrens and using a minivan, other than that Cathy wears the conventional shawl and switched over to

Islam after September 11. There’s Salma Syed, who escaped the non secular intolerance, terror, and violence of her Indian place of birth to discover peace and protection within the American suburbs. And there are pioneers like Sarah Eltantawi, who're attempting to develop 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 with a view to support different ladies break out comparable fates.

Candid, relocating, attention-grabbing, and eventually inspiring, The Face in the back of the Veil is a extraordinary chronicle of identification and religion, a party of ladies who're altering the face of the USA and Islam, whilst the United States affects who they're and what they suspect.

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