The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

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Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521912

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

My Own Story (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

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Author: Emmeline Pankhurst

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473559561

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JESS PHILLIPS Soldier, criminal, militant, hooligan, revolutionary: these labels Emmeline Pankhurst took up and wore proudly in her long struggle for women’s suffrage. This shortened edition of her autobiography tells the inside story of this struggle: the tireless campaigning, the betrayals by men in power, the relentless round of arrests and hunger strikes, the horror of force-feeding. It is a reminder of the controversial means, the indomitable spirit and the sacrifices of life and liberty by which women won their political freedom. ALSO IN THE VINTAGE FEMINIST SHORTS SERIES: The Second Sex by Simone de Beauvoir A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft The Beauty Myth by Naomi Wolf A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf

Female Leaders in New Religious Movements

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Author: Inga Bårdsen Tøllefsen,Christian Giudice

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319615270

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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In this book, historians of religion and gender studies explore the biographies of a number of female leaders, and the factors within their groups and cultural contexts that support these women’s religious leadership. New Religious Movements have been supportive of women taking roles of leadership for a long time. Authors of this book examine issues of gender and female leadership from diverse theoretical and methodological standpoints. The book covers a broad range of groups both with regard to time and place, covering Paganism, Hindu guru groups, Christian organizations, esoteric/ mystical movements, African churches, and a Japanese NRM. The common focal point is the powerful, prophetic, charismatic women who have founded and/ or led New Religious Movements.

The Politics of Weight

Feminist Dichotomies of Power in Dieting

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Author: Amelia Morris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030136701

Category: Social Science

Page: 203

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This book speaks to the politics of weight through an interrogation of dieting, power and the body. In feminist theory, there is no greater site of contestation than that of the body, and Morris explores how these debates often become centred upon a dichotomy between oppression and liberation. Whilst there is a vast diversity of scholarship that challenges this binary including post-colonial, post-structuralist and Marxist feminist work, the dichotomy nevertheless endures. The Politics of Weight argues that the ‘feminine’ body is not simply a site of oppression or liberation by drawing upon the intersections that exist between Foucault’s Discipline and Punish and post-structuralist feminist work on the body. This provides a unique lens for exploring weight. Through in-depth analysis of interviews with women who seemingly sit on either side of the ‘oppression’ and ‘liberation’ debate, members of dieting clubs and fat activists, the book highlights the complexities that surround women’s relationship to weight and the body. Likewise it draws upon the wealth of black feminist scholarship to explore the discourses surrounding Oprah Winfrey’s dieting ‘journey,’ seeking to demonstrate how discipline and race interact and how this plays out in dieting and weight. The Politics of Weight will be of interest to students and scholars across a range of disciplines, including gender studies, sociology, geography and political science.

The Beauty Myth (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)

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Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473521963

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION BY THE AUTHOR Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma – how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading. In this shortened edition you will find the essence of Wolf’s groundbreaking book. It is a radical, gripping and frank exposé of the tyranny of the beauty myth, its oppressive function and the destructive obsession it engenders.

Le Deuxième Sexe

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Author: Simone de Beauvoir

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679724516

Category: Social Science

Page: 746

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The classic manifesto of the liberated woman, this book explores every facet of a woman's life.

Feminism

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Author: Susan Moller Okin,Jane J. Mansbridge

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This important reference collection focuses on central issues in contemporary feminist debate. It includes sections on the critique of mainstream political theories, the feminist reconstruction of political concepts, the impact on moral theory of the different voice ethic of care, and the equality/difference debate. Feminism includes the most important literature on the central themes of domination and subordination, essentialism, race and class.

Introducing the New Sexuality Studies

2nd Edition

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Author: Steven Seidman,Nancy Fischer,Chet Meeks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136818103

Category: Social Science

Page: 572

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Breaking new ground, both substantively and stylistically, Introducing the New Sexuality Studies, Second Edition offers students and academics an engaging, thought-provoking introduction and overview of the social study of sexualities. Its central premise is to explore the social construction of sexuality, the role of social differences such as race or nationality in creating sexual variation, and the ways sex is entangled in relations of power and inequality. Through this approach the field of sexuality is considered in multicultural, global, and comparative terms, and from a truly social perspective. The second edition of this definitive textbook consists of over seventy-five short, original essays on the key topics and themes in sexuality studies. It also includes interviews with fourteen leading scholars in the field, which convey some of the most innovative work currently being undertaken. Each contribution is original, presenting the latest thinking and research in clear and accessible terms, using engaging examples to illustrate key points. This topical and timely volume will be an invaluable resource to all those with an interest in sexuality studies, gender studies and LGBTQ studies.

Lesbians in Print

A Bibliography of 1,500 Books with Synopses

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Author: Margaret Gillon

Publisher: Odd Girls Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 478

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