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Working Feminism

Geraldine Pratt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615698
eISBN:
9780748671243
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

Working Feminism looks at key concepts and debates within feminist theory and puts them to work concretely in relation to the real problems faced by Filipina domestic workers and Asian youth in ... More


Putting Feminist Theory to Work

Geraldine Pratt

in Working Feminism

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748615698
eISBN:
9780748671243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748615698.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

The introductory chapter introduces the premise of the book: to force a close encounter between feminist theory and empirical analyses of the circumstances of migrant domestic workers. It outlines ... More


The Dark Side of Desire: Racial-Sexual Alterity and the Play of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black women’s participation in BDSM and how these performances illustrate a complex and contradictory brokering of pain, pleasure, and power for the black female performer. I ... More


Civil society and social justice: the limits and possibilities of global governance

Paula Chakravartty and Katharine Sarikakis

in Media Policy and Globalization

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618491
eISBN:
9780748670970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618491.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks more closely at the material and symbolic debates around the Word Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), introduced in the previous chapter. Drawing of feminist political ... More


Researching Sexuality: The Politics-of-Location Approach for Studying Sex Work

Tracy Berger Michele and Guidroz Kathleen

in Negotiating Sex Work: Unintended Consequences of Policy and Activism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816689583
eISBN:
9781452949338
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816689583.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change

Michele Tracy Berger and Kathleen Guidroz use their own experiences researching street-level and indoor prostitution and telephone sex work to discuss how standard research approaches taught in ... More


Gertrude Stein's Transmasculinity

Chris Coffman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474438094
eISBN:
9781474449694
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474438094.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

By reading written and visual artefacts of Gertrude Stein’s life, Gertrude Stein’s Transmasculinity reframes earlier scholarship to argue that her gender was transmasculine and that her masculinity ... More


Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities

Anne Whitehead

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780748686186
eISBN:
9781474438728
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748686186.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a critique of the dominant understanding and deployment of empathy in the mainstream medical humanities. Drawing on feminist theory, it positions empathy not as something that one ... More


Introduction: Governmentality against Itself

Saida Hodžić

in The Twilight of Cutting: African Activism and Life after NGOs

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520291980
eISBN:
9780520965577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520291980.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Introduction: Governmentality Against Itself lays out the book’s overarching arguments and analytical contributions to anthropology and feminist theory. Rather than debating how “we” as Western ... More


Precursor: River of Grass

E. Dawn Hall

in ReFocus: The Films of Kelly Reichardt

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474411127
eISBN:
9781474444620
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411127.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter provides an overview of River of Grass, Riechardt’s first feature film, production details via interviews, a close reading of the film with applications of Marxist-Feminist film theory, ... More


Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Stacy Alaimo

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Exposed argues for a material feminist posthumanism that departs from the predominant modes of humanist transcendence in theory, science, consumerism, and popular culture. Featuring three sections, ... More


Gender

Robyn Ferrell

in Sacred Exchanges: Images in Global Context

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231148801
eISBN:
9780231504423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231148801.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter argues that the point of desert women's painting is to “make a mark.” These marks are designed to generate the experience of the ancestors' actions, keeping the continuity of the ... More


Signifying Otherwise: Liveability and Language

Nathan Gies

in Butler and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780748678846
eISBN:
9781474412438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748678846.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter reads Judith Butler’s engagements with Emmanuel Levinas, showing how those encounters extend and radicalize (rather than, as many critics have assumed, retreat from) the political charge ... More


A Feminist Perspective on Children and Law: From Objectification to Relational Subjectivities

Laura A. Rosenbury

in International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation: From Social Exclusion to Child-Inclusive Policies

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199366989
eISBN:
9780190625238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199366989.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Social Policy

The relationship between feminism, children, and law is varied and complex. Feminists have long sought to improve children’s lives, including their treatment in law, and advocates for children have ... More


Thinking as the Stuff of the World

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The conclusion of Exposed critiques substantial paradigms by the ways of new materialism. It critiques object-oriented ontology by ways of material feminisms. It argues that there is no positions ... More


Dwelling in the Dissolve

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The introduction of Exposed briefly lays out the methodology, theories, arguments, and central questions of the book. It argues that a material sense of exposure and pleasure fosters ontologies, ... More


Eluding Capture: The Science, Culture, and Pleasure of “Queer” Animals

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The second chapter explores how, although scientists and cultural theorists have denied or dismissed the sexual diversity of nonhuman animals, they are important for new materialism, animal studies, ... More


Your Shell on Acid: Material Immersion, Anthropocene Dissolves

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The sixth chapter critiques the prevailing visual and theoretical models of the anthropocene from a material feminist perspective. It shifts the book’s focus from geological formations to the ... More


Climate Systems, Carbon-Heavy Masculinity, and Feminist Exposure

Stacy Alaimo

in Exposed: Environmental Politics and Pleasures in Posthuman Times

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816621958
eISBN:
9781452955223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816621958.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The fourth chapter investigates the significance of gender in relation to global warming, arguing that a feminist response to climate change must not only challenge the ostensibly universal, ... More


Literature Review and Background

Katherine Irwin and Karen Umemoto

in Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific is lander Teens Confront Violent Legacies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780520283022
eISBN:
9780520958883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520283022.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The youth’s narratives can add depth to many literatures, and chapter one reviews some of the core assumptions within the fields of youth violence, critical youth studies, and punishment in the ... More


The Heretical Archive: Digital Memory at the End of Film

Domietta Torlasco

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816681099
eISBN:
9781452949093
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816681099.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The Heretical Archive examines digital films and multimedia installations that cite and manipulate film materials, arguing that they contribute to redefining our memory of cinema as well as our ... More


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