Category: Gender Studies

  • Download Wall Flower: A Life on the German Border (German and by Rita Kuczynski,Anthony J. Steinhoff PDF

    By Rita Kuczynski,Anthony J. Steinhoff

    In August 1961, seventeen-year-old Rita Kuczynski was once dwelling together with her grandmother and learning piano at a conservatory in West Berlin. stuck in East Berlin through the increase of the Berlin Wall whereas on a summer season stopover at to her mom and dad, she came upon herself trapped in the back of the Iron Curtain for the following twenty-eight years.

    Kuczynski’s attention-grabbing memoir relates her reviews of existence in East Germany as a scholar, a fledgling educational thinker, an autonomous author, and, specially, as a lady. although she was once by no means a real believer in Communism, Rita received access into the circles of the East German highbrow elite via her husband Thomas Kuczynski. There, within the privileged international that she calls “the gardens of the nomenklatura,” she observed first-hand the contradictions on the center of lifestyles for the East German intelligentsia.

    Published in English for the first actual time twenty-six years after the autumn of the Berlin Wall, Wall Flower deals an extraordinary – and demanding – examine existence one of the East German elite. informed with wry wit and huge candor, Kuczynski’s tale deals a desirable viewpoint at the upward push and fall of East Germany.

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  • Download Living with Brain Injury: Narrative, Community, and Women’s by J. Eric Stewart PDF

    By J. Eric Stewart

    When Nancy was once in her overdue twenties, she all started having blinding complications, tunnel imaginative and prescient, and dizziness, which resulted in the invention of an abnormality on her mind stem. problems in the course of surgical procedure brought on critical mind harm, leading to partial paralysis of the left aspect of her physique and reminiscence and cognitive difficulties. even if she used to be consistently evaluated by way of her medical professionals, Nancy’s personal questions and her misery received little awareness within the health facility. Later, regardless of very good task functionality post-injury, her actual impairments have been considered as a humiliation to the “perfect” and “beautiful” company photo of her employer.
    Many conversations approximately mind damage are deficit-focused: people with disabilities tend to be spoken approximately through others, as being an issue approximately which anything needs to be performed. In Living with mind Injury, J. Eric Stewart takes a brand new procedure, delivering narratives which spotlight people with mind damage as brokers of restoration and alter of their personal lives.
    Stewart attracts on in-depth interviews with ten girls with obtained mind accidents to supply an evocative, multi-voiced account of the women’s concepts for resisting marginalization and in their means of making feel of recent relationships to self, to friends and family, to paintings, and to group. Bridging psychology, incapacity reports, and scientific sociology, Living with mind Injury showcases how—and on what terms—the ladies come to re-author identification, group, and that means post-injury.
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  • Download Posthuman Ethics: Embodiment and Cultural Theory by Patricia MacCormack PDF

    By Patricia MacCormack

    Posthuman idea asks in a variety of methods what it ability to be human in a time while philosophy has turn into suspicious of claims approximately human subjectivity. these topics who have been traditionally thought of aberrant, and our destiny lives changing into more and more hybrid exhibit we now have continually been and are consistently growing to be posthumans. What are the moral issues of pondering the posthuman? Posthuman Ethics asks no longer what the posthuman is, yet how posthuman concept creates new, resourceful methods of realizing kin among lives. Ethics is a convention of activist, adaptive and inventive interplay which avoids claims of overarching ethical buildings. Inherent in considering posthuman ethics is the prestige of our bodies because the web site of lives inextricable from philosophy, concept, experiments in being and fantasies of the longer term. Posthuman Ethics explores definite varieties of our bodies to imagine new relatives that supply liberty and a contemplation of the practices of strength that have been exerted upon our bodies. The tattooed and converted physique, the physique made ecstatic via artwork, the physique of the animal as a technique for abolitionist animal rights, the mammoth physique from teratology to fabulations, queer our bodies turning into angelic, the our bodies of the country of the lifeless and the novel ways that we would consider human extinction are the our bodies which populate this ebook developing joyous political strategies towards posthuman ethics.
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  • Download Gender, Sexuality and Power in Chinese Companies: Beauties by Liu Jieyu PDF

    By Liu Jieyu

    This publication deals the 1st ethnographic account of the reports of hugely expert younger specialist ladies, hailed via the chinese language media as ‘white-collar beauties’. It exposes the organizational mechanisms – naturalization, objectification and commodification of ladies – that wield gendered and sexual keep watch over in post-Mao places of work. while males take advantage of symbolic and bureaucratic energy, ladies execs skilfully enact oblique energy in a video game of domination and resistance. The resources of women’s subversion are grounded of their only-child upbringing which breaks the patrilineal base of familial patriarchy fostering an remarkable ambition in own improvement, gender as inherently relational and a role-oriented procedure, and inner-outer cultural obstacles as signifiers of ethical supplier. This increases a brand new feminist inquiry in regards to the brokers for social swap. via a nuanced research grounded within the socio-cultural locality, this ebook throws clean gentle upon the ways that gender, sexuality and tool should be theorized past a Euro-American reality.

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  • Download Ethical Trade, Gender and Sustainable Livelihoods: Women by Kiah Smith PDF

    By Kiah Smith

    Fair and moral exchange is often criticized for being hugely gendered, and for institutionalizing the moral values of customers, the priorities of NGOs and governments, and so much of all, meals shops. yet little is understood approximately how girls smallholder farmers event varied moral criteria, or even if and the way criteria mirror their values, neighborhood cultural and environmental contexts, or priorities for reaching sustainable livelihoods. 

    Linking gender, smallholder livelihoods and worldwide moral alternate laws, this publication finds that a number of understandings of social justice, environmental sustainability and healthiness – or ethicality – exist in parallel to these institutionalized in moral exchange schemes. via an in-depth case learn of smallholder subsistence and French bean farming in Kenya, the booklet grounds the research of livelihoods, gender and moral alternate in ladies smallholders’ views, hyperlinks the macro point of markets with the micro point of livelihoods, and engenders relatives of strength, constitution and organisation in meals networks. 

    It brings jointly disparate our bodies of idea to demonstrate the data, suggestions and values of ladies smallholder farmers which are frequently past the scope of moral exchange laws. It additionally presents a not easy new imaginative and prescient for doing nutrients structures research.

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  • Download Yoga, the Body, and Embodied Social Change: An by Beth Berila,Melanie Klein,Chelsea Jackson Roberts,Ariane M. PDF

    By Beth Berila,Melanie Klein,Chelsea Jackson Roberts,Ariane M. Balizet,Jacoby Ballard,Diana York Blaine,Mary Bunn,Beth S. Catlett,Kimberly Dark,Lauren Eckstrom,Jillian Ford,Thalia González,Marcelle M. Haddix,Carol Horton,Kerrie Kauer,Roopa Kaushik-Brown,Kari

    Yoga, the physique, and Embodied Social Change is the 1st assortment to collect jointly well-known students on yoga and the physique. utilizing an intersectional lens, the essays research yoga within the usa as a posh cultural phenomenon that unearths racial, financial, gendered, and sexual politics of the physique. From discussions of the stereotypical yoga physique to analyses of pivotal complaints, Yoga, the physique, and Embodied Social Change examines the sociopolitical tensions of latest yoga.

    Because such a lot of yogic areas replicate the oppressive nature of many different public spheres, the essays during this assortment additionally learn what must switch to ensure that yoga to really stay as much as its liberatory strength, from the blogosphere round Black women’s future health to the production of queer and trans yoga sessions to the therapeutic strength of yoga for individuals dwelling with persistent disorder or trauma.

    While a lot of those conversations are rising within the broader public sphere, few have made their means into educational scholarship. This booklet adjustments all that. The essays during this anthology interrogate yoga because it is portrayed within the media, yoga areas, and yoga because it is built-in in schooling, the legislations, and ideas of healthiness to ascertain who's incorporated and who's excluded from yoga within the West. the result's a considerate research of the chances and the restrictions of yoga for feminist social transformation.
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  • Download Women, Politics, and Democracy in Latin America (Crossing by Tomáš Došek,Flavia Freidenberg,Mariana Caminotti,Betilde PDF

    By Tomáš Došek,Flavia Freidenberg,Mariana Caminotti,Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian

    This ebook discusses the present trends in women’s illustration and their position in politics in Latin American international locations from 3 various views. to start with, the authors study cultural, political-partisan and organizational hindrances that girls face in and outdoors associations. Secondly, the publication explores boundaries in political fact, akin to gender laws implementation, public management and overseas cooperation, and proposes options, supported by way of winning studies, emphasising the nonlinearity of the implementation method. Thirdly, the authors spotlight the function of ladies in politics on the subnational level. The publication combines educational services in a variety of disciplines with contributions from practitioners inside nationwide and foreign associations to increase the reader’s knowing of ladies in Latin American politics.

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  • Download Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture by Carla Rice PDF

    By Carla Rice

    In a tradition the place good looks is forex, women’s our bodies are frequently perceived as measures of worth and price. the hunt for visibility and self-acceptance may be daunting, in particular for these at the cultural margins of “beauty.”

    Becoming Women deals a considerate exam of the hunt for identification in an image-oriented global. That seek is advised throughout the studies of a bunch of girls who got here of age within the wake of moment and 3rd wave feminism, that includes voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups.

    Carla Rice pairs well known imagery with own narratives to reveal the “culture of contradiction” the place raises in person physique reputation were matched by means of much more restrictive female photograph beliefs and norms. With insider insights from the Dove crusade for genuine attractiveness, Rice exposes the sweetness industry’s colonization of women’s our bodies, and examines why “the attractiveness fable” has but to be resolved.

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  • Download Birth as an American Rite of Passage: Second Edition, With a by Robbie E. Davis-Floyd PDF

    By Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

    Why accomplish that many American girls let themselves to turn into enmeshed within the standardized workouts of technocratic childbirth--routines that may be insensitive, pointless, or even bad? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed those questions within the 1992 variation. Her new preface to this 2003 variation of a booklet that has been learn, applauded, and enjoyed through ladies around the world, makes it transparent that the problems surrounding childbirth stay as arguable as ever.
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