By Andrea S. Walsh
Women's movie and feminine Experience takes a clean examine quite a lot of renowned women's movies on the way to realize what American girl cognizance within the Nineteen Forties was once quite approximately.
The writer lines the evolution and improvement of the Hollywood women's movie, and describes the social heritage of yank girls within the Nineteen Forties. She then analyzes dominant narrative styles inside well known women's motion pictures of the last decade: the maternal drama, the occupation girl comedy, and the movies of suspicion and mistrust.
By Nuala C. Johnson, Richard H. Schein, Jamie Winders
**Named a 2014 selection remarkable educational Title**
Combining insurance of key subject matters and debates from numerous ancient and theoretical views, this authoritative reference quantity bargains the main updated and noticeable research of cultural geography at the moment available.
• A considerably revised new version protecting a few new issues akin to biotechnology, rural, meals, media and tech, borders and tourism, when additionally reflecting advancements in proven topics together with animal geographies
• Edited and written by means of the top experts during this fast-developing self-discipline, and contours a number of recent participants to the second one edition
• lines the old evolution of cultural geography via to the very most recent research
• presents a global standpoint, reflecting the advancing educational traditions of non-Western associations, in particular in Asia
• incorporates a thematic constitution, with sections exploring subject matters reminiscent of identities, nature and tradition, and flows and mobility
Camp classics, naughty bits, girl P.I.s! Plus: attractive werewolves!
Letter from the HQ
Letters & Comments
Love It/Shove It
apartment of soreness: the most recent Blow to the Violence opposed to girls Act
The complain List
||| at the Books—Pro-choice meets pro-church in Northern Ireland's first abortion clinic
||| at the Street—A Q&A with COYOTE founder Margo St. James
||| On Language—The divisive discourse surrounding a debatable surgery
::: Pulp Nonfiction—The unnerving fascination with prime-time real crime
::: extraordinary woman again In—A Q&A with lesbian pulp pioneer Marijane Meaker
::: exciting stories and Juicy Bits—An eclectic, inconclusive, and certainly not all-encompassing survey of pulp
::: Paranormal Boyfriends, Purity Myths, and functional Virgins—The literature of wasting it
::: Artist Statement—Don't name Favianna Rodriguez a political artist
\\\ It was once a dismal and Snowy Night—How heroes turned heroines in Nordic noir fiction
\\\ Screening for Donors—The new concepts (and standard considering) of reproductive expertise in film
\\\ Love within the Machine—A Q&A with Lido Pimienta
The again Page
Adventures in Feministory Comics: Ann Bannon through Sara Lautman
By Barbara G. Walker
Renowned feminist writer Barbara Walker has remodeled, retold, and infused with existence a few of your favourite vintage fairy stories. now not are girls submissive, helpless creatures short of redemption during the princely male! as a substitute they're vibrantly alive, robust ladies who take destiny into their very own fingers.
By Charles Slack
Whilst J. P. Morgan referred to as a gathering of recent York's monetary leaders after the inventory marketplace crash of 1907, Hetty eco-friendly used to be the one lady within the room. The Guinness booklet of global files memorialized her because the World's maximum Miser, and, certainly, this not likely robber baron -- who parlayed a snug inheritance right into a fortune that used to be worthy approximately 1.6 billion in today's cash -- was once frugal to a fault. yet in an age while ladies weren't even allowed to vote, by no means brain challenge themselves with rates of interest, she lived by way of her personal ideas.
In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines her existence and legacy, giving us, in the end, a wonderfully "nuanced portrait" (Newsweek)of one of many maximum -- and so much eccentric -- financiers in American history.
By Premilla Nadasen
Publish yr note: First released in 2005
Nadasen has written the definitive heritage of the welfare rights circulation that, for a short second, grew to become welfare right into a application that helped instead of punished negative girls. rigorously researched and completely documented, Welfare Warriors finds the mostly untold tale of the way terrible and dealing type girls got here jointly to struggle for an honest existence. by means of exploring the operating type black feminism that emerged, Nadasen's account additionally broadens and deepens our realizing of feminism.
John desire Franklin Prize (2005)
By Rebecca Solnit
In her comedian, scathing essay “Men clarify issues to Me,” Rebecca Solnit took on what frequently is going unsuitable in conversations among women and men. She wrote approximately males who wrongly imagine they be aware of issues and wrongly think girls don’t, approximately why this arises, and the way this element of the gender wars works, airing a few of her personal hilariously lousy encounters.
She ends on a significant note— as the final challenge is the silencing of ladies who've whatever to assert, together with these announcing such things as, “He’s attempting to kill me!”
This booklet positive aspects that now-classic essay with six ideal enhances, together with an exam of the good feminist author Virginia Woolf ’s include of poser, of now not realizing, of doubt and ambiguity, a hugely unique inquiry into marriage equality, and a terrifying survey of the scope of up to date violence opposed to girls.
By Guerrilla Girls
No matter what existence a girl leads, from biker chick to society lady, there's a stereotype she'll need to stay down. The Guerrilla Girls, infamous for his or her outrageous tackle women's concerns, now take on the maze of stereotypes that persist with ladies from cradle to grave. With subversive use of information-and nice visuals-they discover the background and importance of stereotypes like previous Maid, Trophy spouse, and Prostitute with a center of Gold. They tag the pinnacle varieties, research sexual slurs, clarify the evolution of butches and femmes, and delve into the lives of actual and fictional ladies who've develop into stereotypes, from Aunt Jemima to Tokyo Rose to June Cleaver. The Guerrilla Girls' most recent attack on injustice in the direction of ladies will make humans snicker, cause them to mad, and even perhaps lead them to swap their minds.
By Eileen Hunt Botting
How can women’s rights be noticeable as a common worth instead of a Western worth imposed upon the remainder of the area? Addressing this question, Eileen Hunt Botting deals the 1st comparative research of writings through Mary Wollstonecraft and John Stuart Mill. even supposing Wollstonecraft and Mill have been the first philosophical architects of the view that women’s rights are human rights, Botting indicates how non-Western thinkers have revised and internationalized their unique theories because the 19th century. Botting explains why this revised and internationalized conception of women’s human rights—grown out of Wollstonecraft and Mill yet stripped in their Eurocentric biases—is an immense contribution to pondering human rights in really common phrases.
By Andrea Dworkin
A set of her such a lot incisive essays and unpublished speeches, lifestyles and loss of life makes it transparent why Dworkin has discovered her position within the canon of contemporary political suggestion. She starts off the following with a poignant autobiographical piece, during which she recounts with infrequent tenderness her adolescence in Camden, New Jersey, her political odyssey, and the crushing ache of her brother's demise. Lending her hand to tragic present occasions, or what she calls "emergencies", just like the homicide of Nicole Brown Simpson, the Hedda Nussbaum baby abuse case, and the mass homicide of lady scholars at a school in Montreal, Dworkin makes transparent in her inimitable means the most obvious issues we stubbornly fail to see. eventually, she courses us again to the center concerns at stake in women's lives - pornography, family violence, rape, and prostitution - and reminds us that even after many years of feminist so-called growth, gender is an ongoing struggle.