Search Results for "femininity-and-domination"

Femininity and Domination

Femininity and Domination

Studies in the Phenomenology of Oppression

  • Author: Sandra Lee Bartky
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136785337
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 156
  • View: 6400
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Bartky draws on the experience of daily life to unmask the many disguises by which intimations of inferiority are visited upon women. She critiques both the male bias of current theory and the debilitating dominion held by notions of "proper femininity" over women and their bodies in patriarchal culture.

Top Girls

Top Girls

  • Author: Angela McRobbie
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531162720
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 5111
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Mit dieser fulminanten Studie über den gegenwärtigen Zustand des Feminismus und seiner Verhandlung in der Populärkultur nimmt Angela McRobbie das zeitgenössische Aufatmen über das ,Ende des Feminismus’ kritisch ins Visier. Nicht zuletzt sei dies auch eine Folge davon, dass boshafte Retraditionalisierungen von Geschlechterregimes die (kulturelle) Oberhand gewinnen. McRobbie analysiert empirisch, wie sich Konsum- und Populärkultur Rhetoriken und Bilder von weiblicher Freiheit und Autonomie aneignen und damit vordergründig den Erfolg von Frauen zu unterstützen scheinen. Doch McRobbies Tiefenbohrungen in die Welten von Bridget Jones und Heidi Klum zeigen, dass Frauen faktisch in neue, post-feministische ,neurotische’ Abhängigkeiten gedrängt und (wieder einmal) degradiert werden. Scharfzüngig analysiert die Autorin kulturelle Phänomene und deren widersprüchlichen Wirkungen im Alltag von Frauen: Modephotographie, Fernsehserien, die ,Bearbeitung’ des Körpers und deren Zusammenhang mit Essstörungen, ,sinnloser Wut’, Körperhysterie. Angela McRobbie wird mit diesem Buch ihrer Position als prominente feministische Stimme und Klassikerin der Cultural Studies einmal mehr gerecht.

Flirting with Danger

Flirting with Danger

Young Women's Reflections on Sexuality and Domination

  • Author: Lynn Phillips
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 9780814766576
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 253
  • View: 9144
DOWNLOAD NOW »
View "Public Restrooms": A Photo Gallery in The Atlantic Monthly. So much happens in the public toilet that we never talk about. Finding the right door, waiting in line, and using the facilities are often undertaken with trepidation. Don't touch anything. Try not to smell. Avoid eye contact. And for men, don't look down or let your eyes stray. Even washing one's hands are tied to anxieties of disgust and humiliation. And yet other things also happen in these spaces: babies are changed, conversations are had, make-up is applied, and notes are scrawled for posterity. Beyond these private issues, there are also real public concerns: problems of public access, ecological waste, and—in many parts of the world--sanitation crises. At public events, why are women constantly waiting in long lines but not men? Where do the homeless go when cities decide to close public sites? Should bathrooms become standardized to accommodate the disabled? Is it possible to create a unisex bathroom for transgendered people? In Toilet, noted sociologist Harvey Molotch and Laura Norén bring together twelve essays by urbanists, historians and cultural analysts (among others) to shed light on the public restroom. These noted scholars offer an assessment of our historical and contemporary practices, showing us the intricate mechanisms through which even the physical design of restrooms—the configurations of stalls, the number of urinals, the placement of sinks, and the continuing segregation of women's and men's bathrooms—reflect and sustain our cultural attitudes towards gender, class, and disability. Based on a broad range of conceptual, political, and down-to-earth viewpoints, the original essays in this volume show how the bathroom—as a practical matter--reveals competing visions of pollution, danger and distinction. Although what happens in the toilet usually stays in the toilet, this brilliant, revelatory, and often funny book aims to bring it all out into the open, proving that profound and meaningful history can be made even in the can. Contributors: Ruth Barcan, Irus Braverman, Mary Ann Case, Olga Gershenson, Clara Greed, Zena Kamash,Terry Kogan, Harvey Molotch, Laura Norén, Barbara Penner, Brian Reynolds, and David Serlin.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Philosophy

Fear and Trembling in Sunnydale

  • Author: James B. South
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • ISBN: 0812697472
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
  • View: 9283
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Twenty-three essays by young professional philosophers examine crucial ethical and metaphysical aspects of the Buffyverse (the world of Buffy). Though the show already attracted much scholarly attention, this is the first book to fully disinter the intellectual issues. Designed by Whedon as a multilevel story with most of its meanings deeply buried in heaps of heavy irony, Buffy the Vampire Slayer has replaced The X-Files as the show that explains to Americans the nature of the powerful forces of evil continually threatening to surge into our world of everyday decency and overwhelm it. In the tradition of the classic horror films Buffy the Vampire Slayer addresses ethical issues that have long fascinated audiences. This book draws out the ethical and metaphysical lessons from a pop-culture phenomenon.

Gendered Readings of Change

Gendered Readings of Change

A Feminist-Pragmatist Approach

  • Author: C. Fischer
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137342722
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 242
  • View: 7718
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book develops a unique theory of change by drawing on American philosophy and contemporary feminist thought. Via a select history of ancient Greek and Pragmatist philosophies of change, Fischer argues for a reconstruction of transformation that is inclusive of women's experiences and thought.

Embodiment and Agency

Embodiment and Agency

  • Author: Sue Campbell,Letitia Maynell
  • Publisher: Penn State Press
  • ISBN: 0271048085
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: N.A
  • View: 1374
DOWNLOAD NOW »

Feminist Social Thought

Feminist Social Thought

A Reader

  • Author: Diana Tietjens Meyers
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135025029
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 772
  • View: 2106
DOWNLOAD NOW »
First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sensational Flesh

Sensational Flesh

Race, Power, and Masochism

  • Author: Amber Jamilla Musser
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 1479868116
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 7561
DOWNLOAD NOW »
In everyday language, masochism is usually understood as the desire to abdicate control in exchange for sensation—pleasure, pain, or a combination thereof. Yet at its core, masochism is a site where power, bodies, and society come together. Sensational Flesh uses masochism as a lens to examine how power structures race, gender, and embodiment in different contexts. Drawing on rich and varied sources—from 19th century sexology, psychoanalysis, and critical theory to literary texts and performance art—Amber Jamilla Musser employs masochism as a powerful diagnostic tool for probing relationships between power and subjectivity. Engaging with a range of debates about lesbian S&M, racialization, femininity, and disability, as well as key texts such as Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs, Pauline Réage’s The Story of O, and Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality, Musser renders legible the complex ways that masochism has been taken up by queer, feminist, and critical race theories. Furthering queer theory’s investment in affect and materiality, she proposes “sensation” as an analytical tool for illustrating what it feels like to be embedded in structures of domination such as patriarchy, colonialism, and racism and what it means to embody femininity, blackness, and pain. Sensational Flesh is ultimately about the ways in which difference is made material through race, gender, and sexuality and how that materiality is experienced.

Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood

Femininity, Masculinity, and Sexuality in Morocco and Hollywood

The Negated Sex

  • Author: Osire Glacier
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3319532855
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 193
  • View: 4532
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book is the first to formulate an ideology of emancipation for women in Morocco. Beginning with constructs of the body, femininity and masculinity, it analyzes the central role played by the sociopolitical writing of sexuality in creating gender hierarchy. The author focuses on Morocco, while drawing parallels with Hollywood cinema, one of the great producers of femininity and masculinity, and conducts an exhaustive examination of constructs of femininity and masculinity in language, social practices, cultural productions and legal texts. The objectives of this project are tripartite: it exposes the dynamics that devalue women’s humanity; it charts the schemas of their sexual, economic and sociopolitical exploitation; and it advances concrete solutions for re-establishing women’s human dignity.

Feminism and Hospitality

Feminism and Hospitality

Gender in the Host/guest Relationship

  • Author: Maurice Hamington
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 314
  • View: 4879
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Maurice I lamington has constructed a dynamic. historically informed theoretical framework to explore the relationship between feminism and hospitality. Its relevance to social issues. from houses of prostitution and bed and breakfast establishments to the devastation of (and recovery from) Hurricane Katrina, and the plight of new immigrants in the United States and Europe, includes a full range of social analyses from domestic to international hospitality. and will encourage further work on its topics."-Betty J. Harris, professor at the University of Oklahoma This collection beautifully demonstrates that the notion of hospitality is much richer than first meets the eye. Using gender as their jumping-off point. the contributors draw on a number of theoretical frameworks to explore hospitality in the home, in international contexts. in (or as) business, and in film and literature. Join them in this fascinating examination make yourself at home." Hilde Lindemann, professor at Michigan State University Feminism and Hospitality is an important text that illuminates how hospitality is defined and redefined in local and global contexts that necessarily intertwine public and private spheres. The range of topics, national location, and relationships considered truly make this a unique and provocative text. Hamington succeeds in powerfully making the case that hospitality deserves more attention in our complex and often inhospitable world."-Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, professor at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and editor of Feminist Formations Hospitality is something of a modern paradox. On the one hand, hospitality connotes a nicety or pleasantry easily undervalued as a ritual or formality devoid of epistemological or ethical content. On the other the rise in international conflict and violence, the decline of civil speech, and the increased hostility toward immigrants point to the dire need for hospitable responses to mitigate tensions. Hospitality represents a further paradox for feminism. Historically women have been saddled with disproportionate responsibility for hospitality and case also been treated as unwelcome guests in so many arenas. For these reasons, feminists have good reason to be wary of addressing hospitality. Yet, feminist theory has taken the lead on developing ontological, epistemological, and ethical approaches to connectedness and relationality such that addressing hospitality appears to be an appropriate extrapolation. Feminism and Hospitality: Gender in the Host/Guest Relationship is a collection that negotiates these intriguing paradoxes. Feminism and Hospitality is the first collection of original works to bring a feminist analysis to issues and theories of personal, political, economic, and artistic hospitality. Furthermore, because feminist theorists have brought so much attention to the nature of human relationships, this volume employs a fresh analysis beyond the tradition in political theory. Maurice Hamington is associate professor of women's studies and philosophy at Metropolitan state College of Denver

Branded Women in U.S. Television

Branded Women in U.S. Television

When People Become Corporations

  • Author: Peter Bjelskou
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 0739187945
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 146
  • View: 8665
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book examines product placement and brand integration in U.S. television. Using examples from 1950s television sponsorship to The Real Housewives, Bjelskou illustrates how the commercialization of TV programing affects both formats and narratives and how these genres are in conversation with contemporary political and social environments.

Naked Truths

Naked Truths

Women, Sexuality and Gender in Classical Art and Archaeology

  • Author: Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow,Claire L. Lyons,with an epilogue by Natalie Boymel Kampen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134603851
  • Category: History
  • Page: 336
  • View: 9478
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The articles in Naked Truths demonstrate the application of feminist theory to a diverse repertory of classical art: they offer topical and controversial readings on the material culture of the ancient Mediterranean. This volume presents a timely, provocative and beautifully illustrated re-evaluation of how the issues of gender, identity and sexuality reveal 'naked truths' about fundamental human values and social realities, through the compelling symbolism of the body.

Moral Understandings

Moral Understandings

A Feminist Study in Ethics

  • Author: Margaret Urban Walker
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199886296
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 328
  • View: 4271
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This is a revised edition of Walker's well-known book in feminist ethics first published in 1997. Walker's book proposes a view of morality and an approach to ethical theory which uses the critical insights of feminism and race theory to rethink the epistemological and moral position of the ethical theorist, and how moral theory is inescapably shaped by culture and history. The main gist of her book is that morality is embodied in "practices of responsibility" that express our identities, values, and connections to others in socially patterned ways. Thus ethical theory needs to be empirically informed and politically critical to avoid reiterating forms of socially entrenched bias. Responsible ethical theory should reveal and question the moral significance of social differences. The book engages with, and challenges, the work of contemporary analytic philosophers in ethics. Moral Understandings has been influential in reaching a global audience in ethics and feminist philosophy, as well as in tangential fields like nursing ethics; research ethics; disability ethics; environmental ethics, and social and political theory. This revised edition contains a new preface, a substantive postscript to Chapter 1 about "the subject of moral philosophy"; the addition of a new chapter on the importance of emotion in practices of responsibility; and the addition of an afterword, which responds to critics of the book.

Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography

Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography

  • Author: Sarah Brophy,Janice Hladki
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442666153
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 320
  • View: 2272
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From reality television to film, performance, and video art, autobiography is everywhere in today’s image-obsessed age. With contributions by both artists and scholars, Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography is a unique examination of visual autobiography’s involvement in the global cultural politics of health, disability, and the body. This provocative collection looks at images of selfhood and embodiment in a variety of media and with a particular focus on bodily identities and practices that challenge the norm: a pregnant man in cyberspace, a fat activist performance troupe, indigenous artists intervening in museums, transnational selves who connect disability to war, and many more. The chapters in Embodied Politics in Visual Autobiography reflect several different theoretical approaches but share a common concern with the ways in which visual culture can generate resistance, critique, and creative interventions. With contributions that investigate digital media, installation art, graphic memoir, performance, film, reality television, photography, and video art, the collection offers a wide-ranging critical account of what is clearly becoming one of the most important issues in contemporary culture.

Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts

Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts

Shyness, Power, and Intimacy in the United States, 1950-1995

  • Author: Patricia McDaniel
  • Publisher: NYU Press
  • ISBN: 0814761216
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 215
  • View: 6474
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Since World War II Americans’ attitudes towards shyness have changed. The women’s movement and the sexual revolution raised questions about communication, self-expression, intimacy, and personality, leading to new concerns about shyness. At the same time, the growth of psychotherapy and the mental health industry brought shyness to the attention of professionals who began to regard it as an illness in need of a cure. But what is shyness? How is it related to gender, race, and class identities? And what does its stigmatization say about our culture? In Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts, Patricia McDaniel tells the story of shyness. Using popular self-help books and magazine articles she shows how prevailing attitudes toward shyness frequently work to disempower women. She draws on evidence as diverse as 1950s views of shyness as a womanly virtue to contemporary views of shyness as a barrier to intimacy to highlight how cultural standards governing shyness reproduce and maintain power differences between and among women and men.

Martial Arts and Philosophy

Martial Arts and Philosophy

Beating and Nothingness

  • Author: Graham Priest,Damon A. Young
  • Publisher: Open Court
  • ISBN: 0812697235
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 288
  • View: 6623
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Socrates, an Athenian soldier, was a calmly efficient killing machine. His student Plato was an accomplished and broad-shouldered wrestler. Martial arts and philosophy have always gone hand in hand, as well as fist in throat. Philosophical argument is closely parallel with hand-to-hand combat. And all of today’s Asian martial arts—like Karate, Kung-Fu, Judo, or Aikido—were developed to embody and apply philosophical ideas. The Japanese martial tradition of Budo, for instance, was influenced by the three philosophical traditions of Shinto, Confucianism, and Zen Buddhism, and these philosophies are still taught in Japanese martial arts schools all across the world. As Damon Young explains in his chapter, the Japanese martial arts customs of courtesy are derived from Shinto purity, Confucian virtues, and the loving brutality of Zen. In his interview with Bodidharma (included in the book), Graham Priest brings out aspects of Buddhist philosophy behind Shaolin Kung-Fu—how fighting monks are seeking Buddhahood, not brawls. But as Scott Farrell’s chapter reveals, Eastern martial arts have no monopoly on philosophical traditions. Western chivalry is an education in and living revival of Aristotelian ethical theories. The Western martial art of fencing is explored by Nick Michaud, who looks at the morality of selfishness in fencing, and Christopher Lawrence and Jeremy Moss, who try to pin down what makes fencing unique: is it the sword, the techniques, the footwork, the aristocratic aura, or something else? Jack Fuller argues that his training in Karate was an education in Stoicism. Travis Taylor and Sasha Cooper reveal the utilitarian thinking behind Jigoro Kano’s Judo. Kevin Krein maintains that the martial arts are a reply to the existentialist’s anxiety about the meaninglessness of life. Patricia Peterson examines Karate’s contribution to feminism, and Scott Beattie analyzes the role of space in the martial arts school. Joe Lynch pits the Western ideas of Plato against the Eastern ideas of the Shaolin monks. Bronwyn Finnigan and Koji Tanaka uncover the meaning of human action as it appears in Kendo. Rick Schubert explains the meaning of mastery in the fighting arts. Moving to ethical issues, Tamara Kohn discovers what we owe to others in Aikido. Chris Mortensen questions whether his own Buddhist pacifism is compatible with being a martial artist. In different ways, Gillian Russell and John Haffner and Jason Vogel assess the ways in which martial arts can morally compromise us. How can the sweaty and the brutal be exquisitely beautiful? Judy Saltzman looks into the curious charm of fighting and forms, with help from Friedrich Nietzsche.

Humanism and Embodiment

Humanism and Embodiment

From Cause and Effect to Secularism

  • Author: Susan E. Babbitt
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1472531973
  • Category: Philosophy
  • Page: 208
  • View: 5537
DOWNLOAD NOW »
A live issue in anthropology and development studies, humanism is not typically addressed by analytic philosophers. Arguing for humanism as a view about truths, Humanism and Embodiment insists that disembodied reason, not religion, should be the target of secularists promoting freedom of enquiry and human community. Susan Babbitt's original study presents humanism as a meta-ethical view, paralleling naturalistic realism in recent analytic epistemology and philosophy of science. Considering the nature of knowledge, particularly the radical contingency of knowledge claims upon causal mechanisms, religious thinkers like Thomas Merton and Ivan Illich offer more scientific conceptions of practical deliberation than are offered by some non-religious ethicists. Drawing on philosophical sources such as Marxism, Buddhism and Christianity, this original study considers implications of an embodied conception of reason, revealing philosophical, practical and political implications.

Families, Violence and Social Change

Families, Violence and Social Change

  • Author: Linda McKie
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
  • ISBN: 0335226450
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 178
  • View: 9975
DOWNLOAD NOW »
This book tackles assumptions surrounding the family as a changing institution and supposed haven from the public sphere of life. It considers families and social change in terms of concepts of power, inequality, gender, generations, sexuality and ethnicity. Some commentators suggest the family is threatened by increasing economic and social uncertainties and an enhanced focus upon the individual. This book provides a resume of these debates, as well as a critical review of the theories of family and social change.

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

Encyclopedia of Gay Histories and Cultures

  • Author: George Haggerty
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 113558513X
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 986
  • View: 3482
DOWNLOAD NOW »
First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Feminisms and Pedagogies of Everyday Life

Feminisms and Pedagogies of Everyday Life

  • Author: Carmen Luke
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791429655
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 327
  • View: 5855
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Investigates the invisible and/or taken-for-granted places where lessons on gender and identity are translated to girls and women.