Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape

"The such a lot comrpehensive examine of rape ever provided to the public...It forces readers to take a clean examine their very own attitudes towards this devastating crime."
NEWSWEEK
As strong and well timed now as whilst it was once first released, opposed to OUR WILL stands as a different rfile of the historical past of politics, the sociology of rape and the inherent and ingrained inequality of fellows and ladies less than the legislation. In lucid, persuasive prose, Brownmiller has created a definitive, devastating paintings of lasting social importance.
Chosen by way of the hot YORK occasions e-book assessment as
One of the exceptional Books of the yr

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Simone de Beauvoir (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

By Ursula Tidd

Simone de Beauvoir's groundbreaking paintings has reworked the best way we predict approximately gender and identification. with no her 1949 textual content The moment Sex, gender concept as we all know it this present day will be unthinkable. a number one determine in French existentialism, Beauvoir's options of 'becoming lady' and of lady as 'Other' are one of the so much influential principles in feminist enquiry and debate.
This publication courses the reader during the major parts of Simone de Beauvoir's notion, including:
*existentialism and ethics
*gender stories and feminism
*literature and autobiography
*sexuality, the physique and ageing
Drawing upon Beauvoir's literary and theoretical texts, this is often the correct advent to her proposal for college kids on more than a few classes together with literature, cultural reports, gender, philosophy and sleek languages.

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Noteworthy Francophone Women Directors: A Sequel

By Janis L. Pallister

Noteworthy Francophone ladies administrators: A Sequel is a entire advisor that foregrounds the productions of approximately 300 Francophone girls filmmakers from France, Belgium, Switzerland, Latin American, Québec, or even Thailand. The ebook starts following movies published after the ebook of Pallister and Hottell's final quantity, Francophone ladies movie administrators, in 2005 and prevents after the Cannes movie competition in 2010.

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State Feminism and Political Representation

How can ladies maximize their political impression? Does kingdom feminism improve the political illustration of ladies? may still feminism be demonstrated in nation associations to regard women's issues? constructed through box specialists, this ebook makes use of an cutting edge version of political effect to build solutions to those and different questions within the long-running debate over the political illustration of ladies. The publication assesses how states reply to women's calls for for political illustration when it comes to their inclusion as actors, in addition to the honor in their pursuits within the determination making approach.

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Sexual Solipsism: Philosophical Essays on Pornography and Objectification

By Rae Langton

Rae Langton right here attracts jointly her ground-breaking paintings on pornography and objectification. On pornography she argues from uncontroversial liberal premises to the debatable feminist conclusions that pornography subordinates and silences ladies, and that girls have rights opposed to pornography. On objectification she starts with the conventional concept that objectification comprises treating somebody as something, yet then indicates that it's via a type of self-fulfilling projection of ideals and perceptions of ladies as subordinate that girls are made subordinate and handled as issues. those debatable essays in feminist philosophy can be stimulating analyzing for somebody drawn to the prestige of ladies in society.

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Shaping the World: Women Writers on Themselves

Shaping the area: ladies Writers on Themselves addresses those very questions. The array of ambitious writers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka – acclaimed either nationally and the world over – percentage their insecurities and triumphs that happened on their trips to changing into writers. was once it effortless? the answer's No. lots of them have been closet writers, no longer sharing their writings with the realm. Writing was once no occupation, they have been advised. yet they persisted. and so they wrote. simply because that they had to. since it was once their calling.

The writers display their inspirations: be it one other author, a private tragedy, or triumph, a fascination with the English language, or a fondness for placing pen to paper and discovering wings. Shaping the area: ladies Writers on Themselves is an anthology of intimate, sincere and courageous debts that might give you the reader with an perception into the world of writing: its adventurous terrain of highs and lows and the way it maintains to form those 24 ladies and the realm all of us inhabit.

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Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap -- and What Women Can Do About It

By Warren Farrell

Debatable and exhaustively researched, gender professional Warren Farrell's most modern publication Why males Earn More takes as its lovely argument the concept bias-based unequal pay for ladies is essentially a delusion, and that girls are mostly paid below males now not simply because they're discriminated opposed to, yet simply because they've got made way of life offerings that impact their skill to earn.Why males Earn More argues that whereas discrimination occasionally performs a component, either women and men unconsciously make trade-offs that have an effect on how a lot they earn. Farrell truly defines the 25 assorted office offerings that impact women's and men's earning -- together with setting up extra hours at paintings, taking riskier jobs or extra harmful assignments, being prepared to alter position, and coaching for technical jobs that contain much less humans touch -- and offers readers with particular, research-supported methods for girls to earn better pay. Why males Earn More, with its brashness within the face of political correctness, is bound to ignite a typhoon of media controversy that may aid to make this completely pragmatic exposÂŽ Warren Farrell's subsequent bestseller.

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Feminist Film Theorists: Laura Mulvey, Kaja Silverman, Teresa de Lauretis, Barbara Creed (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

By Shohini Chaudhuri

Focusing at the ground-breaking paintings of Laura Mulvey, Kaja Silverman, Teresa de Lauretis and Barbara Creed, this booklet explores how, because it begun within the Nineteen Seventies, feminist movie conception has revolutionized the way in which that motion pictures and their spectators should be understood.

Examining the hot and specific techniques of every of those thinkers, this publication presents the main distinct account up to now in their ideas.

It illuminates the six key recommendations and demonstrates their worth as instruments for movie analysis:

  • the male gaze
  • the woman voice
  • technologies of gender
  • queering desire
  • the monstrous-feminine
  • masculinity in crisis.

Testing their rules with a couple of different examples from modern cinema and television, Shohini Chaudhuri exhibits how those 4 thinkers build their theories via their analyzing of movies.

An first-class examine spouse for all scholars of movie thought and women’s studies.

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