Knowing The Difference

Author: Kathleen Lennon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134877900
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Knowing The Difference from the Author: Kathleen Lennon. Including contributions from an international list of renowned authors, this text seeks to address the controversial issue of difference in feminist philosophy, using approaches from both analytic and continental thinking.

Italian Women Writers From The Renaissance To The Present

Author: Maria Marotti
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 9780271024875
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Italian Women Writers From The Renaissance To The Present from the Author: Maria Marotti. Contents: Introduction Revising the Canon: Italian Women Writers/Maria O. Marotti Part I: Canon Formation/Canon Revision Women Writers and the Canon in Contemporary Italy/JoAnn Cannon From One Closet to Another? Feminism, Literary Archaeology, and the Canon/Beverly Allen Italian "Difference Theory" A New Canon?/Renate Holub Part II: Renaissance Women: Rethinking the Canon Renaissance Women Defending Women: Arguments Against Patriarchy/Constance Jordan Selling the Self, or the Epistolary Production of Renaissance Courtesans/Fiora A. Bassanese Part III: At the Turn of the Century: Women Writers at the Margins of the Canon Double Marginality: Matilde Serao and the Politics of Ambiguity/Nancy Harrowitz The Diaries of Sibilla Aleramo: Constructing Female Subjectivity/Bernadette Luciano Narrative Voice and the Regional Experience: Redefining Female Images in the Works of Maria Messina/Elise Magistro Part IV: Contemporary Women Writers: Toward a New Canon Brushing Benjamin Against the Grain: Elsa Morante and the "Jetzeit" of Marginal History/Maurizia Boscagli From Genealogy to Gynealogy and Beyond: Fausta Cialente's Le Quattro Ragazze Wieselberger/Graziella Parati Ethnic Matriarchy: Fabrizia Ramondino's Neapolitan World/Maria Ornella Marotti Mythic Revisionism: Women Poets and Philosophers in Italy Today/Lucia Re Part V: Women as Filmmakers: Images of Women/Images by Women/Images for Women Monica Vitti: The Image and the Word/Marga Cottino-Jones Signifying the Holocaust: Liliana Cavani's Portiere di notte/Marguerite Waller Maria Ornella Marotti is a lecturer in Italian at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the author of The Duplicating Imagination: Twain and the Twain Papers (Penn State, 1990).

Is Philosophy Androcentric

Author: Iddo Landau
Publisher: Penn State Press
ISBN: 0271073497
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Is Philosophy Androcentric from the Author: Iddo Landau. In Is Philosophy Androcentric?, Iddo Landau contends that none of the arguments for viewing philosophy as pervasively androcentric ultimately stand up to rational scrutiny, while the ones that show it to be nonpervasively androcentric do not undermine it in the way that many critics have supposed. “Philosophy emerges, in almost all of its parts,” he concludes, “as human rather than male, and most parts and aspects of it need not be rejected or rewritten."

Unmasking The Masculine

Author: Alan R. Petersen
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781446239780
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Unmasking The Masculine from the Author: Alan R. Petersen. Postmodernism and poststructuralism have undermined the assumptions upon which established identities have been constructed, such as the concept of stable bodies and stable selves. Sex, gender, sexuality and race are no longer viewed as merely descriptive aspects of experience but also as constructions of identity. Drawing on current debates in postmodern feminism, feminist philosophy of science, anti-racist/postcolonial studies and queer theory, this book considers the way in which discourse fabricates the ideal' male body, sexual identity and sexual politics. Alan Petersen explores the possibilities of developing new models of identity not so closely linked to the sex/gender system and examines the prospects of creating a new or reconceptualized identity politics.

Fashion Cultures

Author: Stella Bruzzi
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136295445
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Fashion Cultures from the Author: Stella Bruzzi. From the catwalk to the shopping mall, from the big screen to the art museum, fashion plays an increasingly central role in contemporary culture. Fashion Cultures investigates why we are so fascinated by fashion and the associated spheres of photography, magazines and television, and shopping. Fashion Cultures: * re-addresses the fashionable image, considering the work of designers from Paul Smith to Alexander McQueen and Hussein Chalayan * investigates the radicalism of fashion photography, from William Klein to Corinne Day * considers fashion for the 'unfashionable body' (the old and the big), football and fashion, and geographies of style * explores the relationship between fashion and the moving image in discussions of female cinema icons - from Grace Kelly to Gwyneth Paltrow - and iconic male images - from Cary Grant to Malcolm X and Mr Darcy - that have redefined notions of masculinity and cool * makes a significant intervention into contemporary gender politics and theory, exploring themes such as spectacle, masquerade, and the struggle between fashion and feminism.

Gender Expertise And Information Technology

Author: Marja Vehviläinen
ISBN: 9789514440991
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Gender Expertise And Information Technology from the Author: Marja Vehviläinen. Abstract: "This book explores the interwoven construction of gender, expertise, and information technology by starting from three positions of information systems development in Finland -- male computing pioneers' autobiographical accounts, women developers' oral histories, and an office workers' study circle with related interviews -- and, fourthly, from the codes of ethics of international computing professionals' associations ACM and IFIP. By applying Dorothy Smith's theory of conceptual practices of power, information technology is understood as textuality in which texts, e.g. programs, professional journals and electronic messages, are produced and interpreted through people's particular practices and by using particular knowledges of information technology. Both practices and knowledges -- the expertise of information technology -- are organized within materially-based social relations. Gender intertwines with information technology through social practices. Gender is studied on the level of social -- often textually mediated -- relations, in terms of gendering hierarchies and divisions of labour, but also -- inspired by Donna Haraway -- at the level of subjectivity, in terms of definitions of information technology made by subjects. The second major aim of this work is to participate in the development of methodologies on gender and technology research. The study pays attention to persistently male tendencies of information technology but it looks for spaces available for women as well. The computing professions inherited strict gender hierarchies from the punched card systems of the 1950s, and those were strengthened by fraternities of former army acquaintences, in everyday practices of systems development, in public worlds of professional journals and associations, as well as within images of identity. In this setting, the view of male experts and managers gained a status of objective truth. In the 1970s and 1980s, the ideas of flexible management and work design made space for participatory approaches towards systems design. At the same time, large numbers of women entered information technology professions in Finland. Yet, that view of objective truth has not been thoroughly challenged, and there has been little room for textualities developed from women's or any other particular groups' standpoints within information technology expertise. People such as office workers can develop technologies based on their everyday life situations, and this is a real opportunity for challenging both the gendering and the expertise of technology. However, the work done in particular settings does not translate to publicly available textuality."