Le deuxième sexe, tome 1 : Les faits et les mythes

By Simone de Beauvoir

«Nous commencerons par discuter les issues de vue pris sur l. a. femme par los angeles biologie, l. a. psychanalyse, le matérialisme historique. Nous essaierons de montrer ensuite positivement remark los angeles "réalité féminine" s'est constituée, pourquoi los angeles femme a été définie comme l'Autre et quelles en ont été les conséquences du aspect de vue des hommes. Alors nous décrirons du aspect de vue des femmes le monde tel qu'il leur est proposé ; et nous pourrons comprendre à quelles difficultés elles se heurtent au second où, essayant de s'évader de l. a. sphère qui leur a été jusqu'à présent assignée, elles prétendent participer au mitsein humain.»Simone de Beauvoir.

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Philosophy Without Women: The Birth of Sexism in Western Thought (Athlone Contemporary European Thinkers)

For so much of its background, western philosophy has seemed lady as a less than perfect model of guy. Like such a lot of facets of western tradition, this custom builds on foundations laid in historical Greece. but the 1st philosophers of antiquity have been not often agreed on first ideas. Songe-M°ller indicates how the Greeks made highbrow offerings that will end up fateful for 1/2 humankind.

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Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism (Theories of Representation and Difference)

By Elizabeth Grosz

"The place of the author’s investigations, the physique itself instead of the field of subjective representations of self and of functionality in cultures, is entirely new.... i think this paintings could be a landmark in destiny feminist thinking." ―Alphonso Lingis

"This is a textual content of infrequent erudition and highbrow strength. it's going to not just introduce feminists to an enriching set of theoretical views yet units a excessive serious usual for feminist dialogues at the prestige of the body." ―Judith Butler

Volatile our bodies demonstrates that the sexually particular physique is socially developed: biology or nature isn't really against or in clash with tradition. Human biology is inherently social and has no natural or common "origin" outdoor of tradition. Being the uncooked fabric of social and cultural association, it truly is "incomplete" and hence topic to the never-ending rewriting and social inscription that represent all signal systems.

Examining the theories of Freud, Lacan, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze, Derrida, and so on. with regards to the physique, Elizabeth Grosz concludes that the physique they theorize is male. those thinkers usually are not delivering an account of "human" corporeality yet of male corporeality. Grosz then turns to corporeal stories designated to women―menstruation, being pregnant, childbirth, lactation, menopause. Her exam of woman adventure lays the basis for constructing theories of sexed corporeality instead of only rectifying improper versions of male theorists.

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Prisoner of Sex

By Norman Mailer

Right here, by means of America's prime candidate for the Nobel Prize, is the booklet that created a firestorm between actual believers of the women's liberation move, and which on rereading and contemplation emerges as the most brilliant, delicate and probing works at the ageless dialectic of guy, lady, man-woman ever to be written.

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The Prisoner of intercourse via Norman Mailer is greater than what the name alludes; it delves into guy within the sleek age.
From references of feminism, to literature, to sexual identification, Mailer masterfully cuts throughout the noise and is going deep into to the guts of guy. this can be uncooked Mailer as he deconstructs the realm round him to find one reason behind dwelling - sex.
We are guided by way of sex's strength and the urge limits our power. What makes this publication stress-free is that Mailer is ready to weave such a lot of matters round one simple human act. on the time the publication was once written it created a stir and used to be counter to the burgeoning feminist movement.
The paintings is particularly suitable this present day and hits on related matters we are facing this present day with the overloaded info age in a politically right world.

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Toward a Politics of the (Im)Possible: The Body in Third World Feminisms

By Anirban Das

This ebook works on the intersection of 2 similar but varied fields. One is the heterogeneous feminist attempt to question common kinds of realizing. the second one box follows from this conundrum: how does one give some thought to the physique whilst s/he speaks of embodiment? ‘Toward a Politics of the (Im)Possible’ engages the leading edge of latest inspiration at the physique, whereas closing conscious of the necessities of a feminist procedure.

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Sex and Unisex: Fashion, Feminism, and the Sexual Revolution

By Jo B. Paoletti

Notorious as a lot for its type as for its tune, the Sixties and Seventies produced provocative style developments that mirrored the emerging wave of gender politics and the sexual revolution. In an period whilst gender stereotypes have been wondered and dismantled, and while the feminist and homosexual rights activities have been gaining momentum and a voice, the style replied in sort. Designers from Paris to Hollywood imagined a way forward for equality and androgyny. The unisex flow affected every age, with grownup models trickling all the way down to school-aged teenagers and garments for babies. among 1965 and 1975, women and girls begun donning pants to varsity; boys loved a quick "peacock revolution," wearing daring colours and styles; and felony battles have been fought over hair variety and size. notwithstanding, with the arrival of Diane Von Furstenberg’s wrap gown and the release of Victoria's mystery, by way of the mid-1980s, unisex types have been approximately thoroughly deserted. Jo B. Paoletti lines the trajectory of unisex model opposed to the backdrop of the preferred problems with the day―from birth control entry to ladies' participation in activities. Combing mass-market catalogs, newspaper and journal articles, cartoons, and exchange courses for indicators of the style debates, Paoletti presents a multigenerational examine of the "white area" among (or past) masculine and feminine.

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The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism (Routledge Companions)

Approachable for common readers in addition to for college students in women's reports comparable classes in any respect degrees, this beneficial advisor follows the original spouse layout in combining over a dozen in-depth historical past chapters with greater than four hundred A-Z dictionary entries. The heritage chapters are written by means of significant figures within the box of feminist experiences, and contain thorough insurance of the heritage of feminism, in addition to broad discussions of subject matters resembling Postfeminism, males in Feminism, Feminism and New applied sciences and Feminism and Philosophy. The dictionary entries hide the foremost participants and concerns necessary to an figuring out either one of feminism's roots and of the traits which are shaping its destiny. Readers will locate entries on humans akin to Aphra Behn, Simone de Beauvoir, Princess Diana, Courtney Love and Robert Bly, and on matters corresponding to Afro-American feminism, plastic surgery, the 'new man', prostitution, reproductive applied sciences and 'slasher' motion pictures.

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Transforming Japan: How Feminism and Diversity Are Making a Difference

The feminist circulate in Japan has impacted each point of latest existence there. Now greater than ever, the parable of a homogenous inhabitants dwelling inside of conventional gender roles is being challenged. LGBT everyone is popping out of the closet; ethnic minorities are mobilizing for swap; unmarried moms are an increasing inhabitants; girls have gotten political leaders wrestlers as males have gotten househusbands. Transforming Japan is a complete choice of writing by means of eastern students and activists exploring the ways that present-day Japan confronts problems with gender, sexuality, race, discrimination, energy, and human rights.

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This Perversion Called Love: Reading Tanizaki, Feminist Theory, and Freud

By Margherita Long

This Perversion known as Love positions one among Japan's so much canonical and most sensible translated twentieth century authors on the heart of up to date debates in feminism. reading sexual perversion in Tanizaki's aesthetic essays, cultural feedback, cinema writings and brief novels from the Thirties, it argues that Tanizaki is familiar with human subjectivity in remarkably Freudian phrases, yet that he's even more severe than Freud approximately what it skill for the potential of love. in line with Tanizaki, perversion consists of no longer the proliferation of fascinating gender positions, yet quite the tragic absence of even sexes, because femininity is just outlined as man's absence, complement, or supplement. during this interesting paintings, writer Margherita lengthy reads Tanizaki with a theoretical complexity he calls for yet has seldom obtained. As a critique of the historicist and gender-focused paradigms that tell a lot fresh paintings in jap literary and cultural stories, This Perversion referred to as Love bargains interesting new interpretations that are meant to spark controversy within the fields of feminist idea and demanding Asian studies.

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