Personal Politics: The Roots of Women's Liberation in the Civil Rights Movement & the New Left

The ladies most vital to the feminist circulate that emerged within the 1960's arrived at their dedication and realization in accordance with the unforeseen and sometimes shattering event of getting their paintings minimized, even skipped over, by way of the boys they thought of to be their colleagues and fellow crusaders within the civil rights and radical New Left events. at the foundation of years of analysis, interviews with dozens of the crucial figures, and her personal own event, Evans explores how the political stance of those girls used to be catalyzed and formed by way of their sharp disillusionment at a time while their abilities as political activists have been newly and hugely constructed, permitting them to affix forces to aid their very own reason.

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Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman's Guide to Why Feminism Matters

Now in its up to date moment variation, Full Frontal Feminism is a ebook that keeps to include the forward-looking messages that writer Jessica Valenti propagated as founding father of the preferred site,

Full Frontal Feminism is a great and relatable advisor to the problems that topic to today’s younger women. This version incorporates a new foreword by means of Valenti, reflecting upon what’s occurred within the seven years due to the fact Full Frontal Feminism used to be initially released. With new openers from Valenti in each bankruptcy, the publication covers a variety of issues, together with popular culture, healthiness, reproductive rights, violence, schooling, relationships, and more.

Chapters include:

You’re a Hardcore Feminist. I Swear.
Feminists Do It larger (and different intercourse Tips)
Pop tradition long past Wild
The Blame (and disgrace) Game
If those Uterine partitions might Talk
Material World
My titanic fats pointless marriage ceremony and different relationship Diseases
“Real” ladies Have Babies
I Promise I Won’t Say “Herstory”
Boys Do Cry
Beauty Cult
Sex and the City electorate, My Ass
A fast educational Aside
Get to It

Since its unique e-book, Full Frontal Feminism has reassured readers—yeah, you are feminists, and that is really lovely cool.

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Ecofeminism (critique influence change)

By Maria Mies, Vandana Shiva

This groundbreaking paintings is still as proper this present day as whilst it was once while first released. of Zed’s best-known authors argue that ecological destruction and business catastrophes represent an instantaneous probability to lifestyle, the upkeep of which has been made the actual accountability of ladies. In either industrialized societies and the constructing nations, the hot wars the area is experiencing, violent ethnic chauvinisms and the malfunctioning of the economic climate additionally pose pressing questions for ecofeminists. Is there a dating among patriarchal oppression and the destruction of nature within the identify of revenue and development? How can ladies counter the violence inherent in those procedures? should still they appear to a hyperlink among the women’s circulation and different social events? Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva provide a thought-provoking research of those and lots of different concerns from a distinct North-South viewpoint. They critique triumphing fiscal theories, traditional suggestions of women’s emancipation, the parable of ‘catching up’ improvement, the philosophical foundations of contemporary technology and expertise, and the omission of ethics while discussing such a lot of questions, together with advances in reproductive know-how and biotechnology. In developing their very own ecofeminist epistemology and method, those the world over revered feminist environmental activists glance to the opportunity of events advocating client liberation and subsistence construction, sustainability and regeneration, they usually argue for an recognition of limits and reciprocity and a rejection of exploitation, the never-ending commoditization of wishes, and violence.

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Revolutions in Reverse: Essays on Politics, Violence, Art, and Imagination

By David Graeber

Capitalism as we all know apparently to be coming aside. yet as monetary associations stagger and fall apart, there is not any visible substitute. there's sturdy cause to think that, in a new release or so, capitalism will now not exist: for the straightforward cause that it s very unlikely to take care of an engine of perpetual development perpetually on a finite planet. but confronted with this prospect, the knee-jerk response is frequently to hold 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 themes together with political technique, worldwide exchange, debt, mind's eye, violence, aesthetics, alienation, and creativity. Written within the wake of the anti-globalization flow and the increase of the conflict on terror, those essays survey the political panorama for symptoms of wish in unforeseen locations. At a second while the previous assumption approximately politics and gear were irrefutably damaged the sole selection is to start back: to create a brand new language, a brand new logic, approximately what humans primarily are and what it's average for them to anticipate from the area, and from one another. during this quantity Graeber attracts from the geographical regions of politics, paintings, and the mind's eye to begin this dialog and to indicate that that the duty will not be approximately so daunting as we d accept to visualize.

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Reproductive Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know®

By Rickie Solinger

The time period "reproductive politics" used to be coined through feminists within the Seventies to explain modern Roe v. Wade-era strength struggles over birth control and abortion, adoption and surrogacy, and different satellite tv for pc matters. 40 years later, questions on reproductive rights are only as complex--and controversial--as they have been then. Focusing in most cases at the usa, Reproductive Politics: What each person must Know® explores the felony, political, spiritual, social, moral, and clinical dimensions of this hotly contested enviornment.

Tracing the old roots of reproductive politics up in the course of the current, Rickie Solinger considers more than a few issues from abortion and birth control to healthiness care reform and assisted reproductive applied sciences. Solinger tackles probably the most contentious questions up for debate this present day, together with the definition of "fetal personhood," and the jobs poverty and welfare coverage play in shaping reproductive rights. The solutions she presents are informative, balanced, and occasionally particularly staggering.

Offering quite a lot of details in an available and interesting demeanour, Reproductive Politics: What every body must comprehend® orients readers and gives the information essential to stick to the debates during this very important and continuously evolving field.

What every body must Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford college Press.

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Price of Honor: Muslim Women Lift the Veil of Silence on the Islamic World

By Jan Goodwin

In recent times, the increasing circulation of militant Islam has replaced the way in which hundreds of thousands imagine, behave, gown, and reside, yet nowhere has its effect been extra powerfully felt than in its dramatic, frequently devastating influence at the lives of girls. Award-winning journalist Jan Goodwin traveled via ten Islamic nations and interviewed enormous quantities of Muslim girls, from execs to peasants, from royalty to rebels.  the result's an unforgettable trip right into a international the place girls are restricted, remoted, even killed for the sake of a “code of honor” created and zealously enforced by means of men. 

Price of Honor brings to existence an international within which ladies became pawns in a sour energy video game, and offers readers a provocative glance inside of Muslim society today.

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Undoing Gender

By Judith Butler

Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's fresh reflections on gender and sexuality, concentrating on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic different types, social violence, and the initiatives of social transformation. In phrases that draw from feminist and queer conception, Butler considers the norms that govern--and fail to govern--gender and sexuality as they relate to the restrictions on recognizable personhood. The ebook constitutes a reconsideration of her prior view on gender performativity from Gender Trouble. during this paintings, the critique of gender norms is obviously positioned in the framework of human patience and survival. And to "do" one's gender in yes methods occasionally implies "undoing" dominant notions of personhood. She writes concerning the "New Gender Politics" that has emerged lately, a mix of events fascinated with transgender, transsexuality, intersex, and their complicated kinfolk to feminist and queer concept.

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Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

By Natasha Walter

I as soon as believed that we purely needed to installed position the stipulations for equality for the remnants of outdated sexism in our tradition to wither away. i'm able to admit that i used to be wrong.'

Empowerment, liberation, selection. as soon as the watchwords of feminism, those phrases have now been co-opted via a society that sells ladies an airbrushed, hugely sexualised and more and more slender imaginative and prescient of femininity. Drawing on a wealth of analysis and private interviews, residing DOLLS is a straight-talking, passionate and demanding ebook that makes us glance afresh at girls and women, at sexism and femininity - at the present time.

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Daring: My Passages: A Memoir

By Gail Sheehy

The writer of the vintage New York Times bestseller Passages returns together with her inspiring memoir—a chronicle of her trials and triumphs as a groundbreaking “girl” journalist within the Nineteen Sixties, to iconic advisor for ladies and males trying to have all of it, to at least one of the prime political profilers of contemporary times.

Candid, insightful, and strong, Daring: My Passages is the tale of the radical lifetime of a author who dared . . . to stroll manhattan urban streets with hookers and pimps to reveal violent prostitution; to march with civil rights protesters in Northern eire as British paratroopers opened fireplace; to search out Egypt’s president Anwar Sadat whilst he used to be specified for dying after making peace with Israel.

Always at the innovative of social concerns, Gail Sheehy finds the stumbling blocks and possibilities encountered whilst she dared to blaze a path in a “man’s world.” Daring is usually a beguiling love tale of Sheehy’s tempestuous romance with and eventual chuffed marriage to Clay Felker, the charismatic author of New York journal. besides, Sheehy recounts her audacious pursuit and intimate pics of many twentieth-century leaders, together with Hillary Clinton, Presidents George H. W. and George W. Bush, and the world-altering appeal among Margaret Thatcher and Mikhail Gorbachev.

Sheehy displays on wish, ambition, and in need of it all—career, love, youngsters, neighbors, social significance—and lays naked her significant lifestyles passages: fake starts off and shock successes, the surprise of disasters and internal crises; betrayal in a primary marriage; lifestyles as a unmarried mom; flings of an ardent, liberated younger lady; her adoption of a moment daughter from a refugee camp; marriage to the affection of her existence and their resulting years of happiness, even within the shadow of illness.

Now more desirable than ever, Sheehy speaks from hard-won adventure to today’s younger ladies. Her interesting, no-holds-barred tale is a testomony to guts, resilience, smarts, and bold, and gives a daring viewpoint on all of life’s passages.

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