The Risky Business Of French Feminism

Author: Jennifer L. Sweatman
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739179667
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The Risky Business Of French Feminism from the Author: Jennifer L. Sweatman. The Risky Business of French Feminism: Publishing, Politics, and Artistry examines the institutional history of the publishing house Editions des Femmes as well as its relationship to the French Women’s Liberation Movement (MLF) from 1972 to the present. The founding and subsequent success of Editions des Femmes in the publishing milieu intensified the ideological divisions within the MLF and highlighted the extent to which that movement failed to adequately reflect on the power inherent in its recourse to print culture as an agent of change. In particular, Editions des Femmes produced several periodical publications and pioneered a woman-centered subculture that attached militant political meanings to the practice of buying and publishing books. While the MLF succeeded in changing legislation detrimental to women, it was not able to create unified cultural politics or construct a long-term media strategy that could preserve the movement’s original ideals and unity. Jennifer L. Sweatman explores the long-term dissipation of the MLF as a unified force not only as an outcome of ideological disagreement, but also due to conflicting views on culture, women’s creativity as a strategy for empowerment, and the utility of media for creating change. As the MLF fragmented, unable to fully come to terms with its various consumer identities, its need for capital to support creative projects, and its difficult experience with collective decision-making, the Editions des Femmes’ project was seen as incredibly controversial. However, Editions des Femmes embodied a broader strategy for cultural transformation that privileged women’s creative works rather than feminism, situating it as a successful forerunner of the revitalization of the publishing industry from below as small, independent houses challenged the large, media conglomerate control of the industry.

The Longman Anthology Of Women S Literature

Author: Mary K. DeShazer
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321010063
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The Longman Anthology Of Women S Literature from the Author: Mary K. DeShazer. Offering readers key women's writings from the eighth century to the present, this global and multicultural anthology includes selections written in English by women from Great Britain and the U.S. as well as Australia, Canada, the Caribbean, Croatia, Ghana, India, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa. Organized thematically, the anthology emphasizes five important topics for women writers finding a voice, writing the body, rethinking the maternal, identity and difference, and resistance and transformation. Pivotal works of feminist theory by Woolf, Cixous, Showalter, hooks, Trinh, and others are also included. For those interested in women's literature.

Anatomy Of Gender

Author: Dawn Currie
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773573755
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Anatomy Of Gender from the Author: Dawn Currie. Throughout the ages, the female body has been enshrined as an aesthetic object, associated with nature, sin and danger. This collection of essays covers a range of topics related to the female body.

Property In The Body

Author: Donna Dickenson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139462938
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Property In The Body from the Author: Donna Dickenson. New developments in biotechnology radically alter our relationship with our bodies. Body tissues can now be used for commercial purposes, while external objects, such as pacemakers, can become part of the body. Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives transcends the everyday responses to such developments, suggesting that what we most fear is the feminisation of the body. We fear our bodies are becoming objects of property, turning us into things rather than persons. This book evaluates how well-grounded this fear is, and suggests innovative models of regulating what has been called 'the new Gold Rush' in human tissue. This is an up-to-date and wide-ranging synthesis of market developments in body tissue, bringing together bioethics, feminist theory and lessons from countries that have resisted commercialisation of the body, in a theoretically sophisticated and practically significant approach.

Iberian Visions Of The Pacific Ocean 1507 1899

Author: R. Buschmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137304715
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Iberian Visions Of The Pacific Ocean 1507 1899 from the Author: R. Buschmann. In this work, Buschmann incorporates neglected Spanish visions into the European perceptions of the emerging Pacific world. The book argues that Spanish diplomats and intellectuals attempted to create an intellectual link between the Americas and the Pacific Ocean.

A Feminist Reader In Early Cinema

Author: Jennifer M. Bean
Publisher: Duke University Press Books
Size: 38.58 MB
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A Feminist Reader In Early Cinema from the Author: Jennifer M. Bean. The first anthology in a rapidly expanding area of cinema studies.

Ethnography And Schools

Author: Yali Zou
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
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Ethnography And Schools from the Author: Yali Zou. The ethnographic experience is an indelible venture that continuously redefines one's life. Bringing together important cross-currents in the national debate on education, this book introduces the student or practitioner to the challenges, resources, and skills informing ethnographic research today. From the first chapter describing the cultural foundations of ethnographic research, by George Spindler, the book traces both traditional and new approaches to the study of schools and their communities.