Women of Vision: Histories in Feminist Film and Video

Alexandra Juhasz requested twenty-one girls to inform their tales -- ladies whose names make up a who's (and who can be) who of self sufficient and experimental movie and video. What emerged within the ensuing conversations is a compelling (and formerly underdocumented) heritage of feminism and feminist movie and video, from its origins within the fifties and sixties to its apex within the seventies, to today.

Women of imaginative and prescient is a better half piece to Juhasz's 1998 documentary of an identical identify. The booklet provides the full interviews, permitting readers to listen to without delay the voices of those articulate, passionate girls in an interactive remembering of feminist media historical past. Juhasz's creation presents a old, theoretical, and aesthetic context for the interviews.

These topics have all formed overdue twentieth-century movie and video in primary methods, both as artists, manufacturers, vendors, critics, or students, they usually all think that media are the main robust instruments for effecting swap. but they're a very diversified crew, with largely various own backgrounds. through featuring their interviews jointly, Juhasz exhibits the diversities between these fascinated with feminist media, but in addition the connections between them, and how during which the sphere has been enriched by way of their sharing of data and gear. in spite of everything, Juhasz not just documents those women's careers, she broadens our figuring out of feminism and exhibits how feminist heritage and documentary are made.

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Recollecting: Lives of Aboriginal Women of the Canadian Northwest and Borderlands (The West Unbound: Social and Cultural Studies)

Recollecting is a wealthy choice of essays that remove darkness from the lives of Aboriginal girls from the late-eighteenth century to the mid -twentieth century. they've got frequently been ignored in sweeping narratives of the heritage of the West. a few essays concentrate on person ladies - a dealer, a performer, a non-human girl - whereas others learn cohorts of girls - better halves, midwives, seamstresses, nuns. Authors glance past the documentary checklist to and conventional representations of ladies, drawing additionally on documents generated via the ladies themselves, together with their beadwork, different fabric tradition, and oral histories.

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Labyrinth of Desire: Women, Passion, and Romantic Obsession

By Rosemary Sullivan

A provocative mixture of fiction and mirrored image by means of an award-winning author that explores the query of why ladies love the best way they do. A top vendor in Canada.

Every lady longs to be in a love tale. yet what are they eager for? In Labyrinth of Desire, award-winning author Rosemary Sullivan explores the various tales upon which ladies base their (mis)understanding of romantic love. She starts off her publication with an unique and fantastically crafted love tale which she then deconstructs, bankruptcy via bankruptcy, skillfully peeling again the layers of that means and utilizing own anecdote, background, movie, and literature to find why her heroine, like such a lot of another way clever and good girls, falls hopelessly, obsessively, excruciatingly in love with the inaccurate guy. no matter if she is exploring the tale of Simone de Beauvoir and Jean-Paul Sartre, or of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera, Sullivan's swish writing and intimate wisdom of her topic carry those tales to existence and asks us the entire query: Why do girls love the way in which they do?

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A Book for Her

A ebook For Her information award-winning comic Bridget Christie’s 12 years of nameless toil within the bowels of stand-up comedy and the surprising epiphany that made her, unbelievably, essentially the most severely acclaimed British stand-up comedians this decade, drawing jointly the threads that hyperlink a stinky scent within the women’s reviews part to the worldwide feminist fight. learn the way great Peter Stringfellow’s fish tastes, how yoghurt ads perpetuates rape myths, and the way Emily Brontë used a different women’ pen to put in writing Wuthering Heights. If you’re attracted to comedy and feminism, then this is often certainly the booklet for you. when you hate either then I’d most likely provide it a miss.

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The Boundaries of Her Body: A Shocking History of Women's Rights in America

By Debran Rowland

No matter what your political views, while you are a lady, you want to be aware of what the legislation says approximately you.

The obstacles of Her physique is the definitive background of the cycle of advances and setbacks that characterizes women's rights in the US. writer Debran Rowland covers emotionally charged matters with considerate aspect, delivering perception into the suggestions utilized by politicians and lobbyists to defeat long-standing law.

The defeat for women's rights is an emotional and infrequently polarized debate: A debate over what a girl is
What a girl must be
And what a lady should still, consequently, be allowed to do

Today, the way forward for women's rights is in jeopardy.

""If I needed to wager on the destiny for ladies, i'd say we stand to lose many extra major battles--and the rights that compliment them--if we don't start to abandon the niceties of a comfy lifestyles with proficient evaluations and begin waging the type of competitive, no-holds-barred guerrilla warfare that our competitors were using to victory.""
--from the Epilogue to the limits of Her Body

Rowland combines provocative arguments with exhaustive study and affirms that, inspite of developments, the limits of women's our bodies will remain a resource of sour competition within the legislation.

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Collected Letters of a Renaissance Feminist (The Other Voice in Early Modern Europe)

By Laura Cereta

Renaissance author Laura Cereta (1469–1499) offers feminist concerns in a predominantly male venue—the humanist autobiography within the type of own letters. Cereta's works circulated extensively in Italy through the early sleek period, yet her entire letters have by no means sooner than been released in English. In her public lectures and essays, Cereta explores the historical past of women's contributions to the highbrow and political lifetime of Europe. She argues opposed to the slavery of ladies in marriage and for the rights of girls to raised schooling, an analogous matters that experience occupied feminist thinkers of later centuries.

Yet those letters additionally provide an in depth portrait of an early smooth woman’s inner most adventure, for Cereta addressed many letters to a detailed circle of friends and family, discussing hugely own issues corresponding to her tough relationships along with her mom and her husband. Taken jointly, those letters are a testomony either to anyone lady and to enduring feminist concerns.

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The Oxford Handbook of Transnational Feminist Movements (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford guide of Transnational Feminist activities explores the historic, political, monetary and social contexts during which transnational feminist activities have emerged and unfold, and the contributions they've got made to international wisdom, energy and social switch during the last part century. The ebook of the guide in 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the United countries overseas Women's yr, the 30th anniversary of the 3rd global convention on ladies held in Nairobi, the 20 th anniversary of the Beijing statement and Platform for motion, and the 15th anniversaries of the Millennium improvement objectives and of UN protection Council solution 1325 on 'women, peace and security'.

The editors and members severely interrogate transnational feminist activities from a large spectrum of destinations within the worldwide South and North: feminist organisations and networks in any respect degrees (local, nationwide, neighborhood, international and 'glocal'); wider civil society corporations and networks; governmental and multilateral enterprises; and educational and study associations, between others.

The guide displays candidly on what we've got realized approximately transnational feminist pursuits. What are different areas from which transnational feminisms have operated and in what methods? How have they contributed to our realizing of the myriad formal and casual ways that gendered strength kinfolk outline and tell daily life? To what volume have they destabilized or remodeled the worldwide hegemonic structures that represent patriarchy? From a place of 50 years of data creation, activism, operating with associations, and important mirrored image, the instruction manual acknowledges that transnational feminist hobbies shape a key epistemic neighborhood which may encourage and supply management in shaping political areas and associations in any respect degrees, and remodeling foreign political economic system, improvement and peace processes.

The instruction manual is geared up into ten sections, each one starting with an creation by means of the editors. The sections discover the most topics that experience emerged from transnational feminist activities: wisdom, concept and praxis; organizing for swap; physique politics, overall healthiness and health; human rights and human safety; fiscal and social justice; citizenship and statebuilding; militarism and non secular fundamentalisms; peace events, UNSCR 1325 and postconflict rebuilding; feminist political ecology; and digital-age differences and destiny trajectories.

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From Black Power to Hip Hop: Racism, Nationalism, and Feminism (Politics History & Social Chan)

By Patricia Hill Collins

During this, her groundbreaking publication, Patricia Hill Collins examines the hot kinds of racism in American lifestyles and the political responses to them. utilizing the reviews of African American women and men as her touchstone, she covers a variety of matters that attach questions of race to American id. She follows the lengthy arc of African American responses to racism within the US, from Black Nationalism, to Black feminism, to hip hop. utilizing this "genealogy," she then investigates how nationalism has operated and reemerged within the wake of latest globalization and the unforeseen resurgence of nationalism. She then bargains an interpretation of the way Black nationalism works at the present time within the wake of adjusting Black formative years identification and the ongoing have to draw on nationalism and feminism to formulate either a reaction to racism and a concrete platform of political motion.

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Women's Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition

By Michelle Ballif

This quantity explores how ladies within the fields of rhetoric and composition have succeeded, regardless of the demanding situations inherent within the situations in their paintings. targeting these girls typically seen as "successful" in rhetoric and composition, this quantity relates their tales of successes (and disasters) to function versions for different ladies within the occupation who aspire to "make it," too: to be triumphant as girls lecturers in a sea of gender and disciplinary bias and to have a existence, as well.

Building at the earnings made through a number of generations of rhetoric and composition students, this quantity offers options for a more moderen new release of students coming into the sector and, in so doing, broadens the aid base for girls within the box through connecting them with a better internet of ladies within the occupation. supplying frank dialogue and private struggles in addition to supplying reference fabrics addressing those matters, sturdy profession recommendation, and inspirational narratives instructed via girls who've "made it" within the box of rhetoric and composition, this paintings highlights such universal matters as:

  • dealing with sexism within the tenure and merchandising strategy,

  • maintaining a stability among profession and family members,

  • struggling for scholarly and/or administrative admire,

  • mentoring junior ladies,

  • finding one’s voice in scholarship, and

  • struggling to assert "no" to unrewarded carrier paintings

The profiles of person winning girls describe each one woman’s tools for fulfillment, learn the cost each one has paid for that good fortune, and cross alongside the recommendation each one has to supply different ladies who're starting a occupation within the box or trying to jumpstart an latest occupation. With assets and basic recommendation for ladies within the box of rhetoric and composition to lead them via their careers—as they develop into, live on, and thrive as pros within the self-discipline – this e-book is must-have interpreting for each lady making her occupation within the rhetoric and composition fields.

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The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theory (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford instruction manual of Feminist Theory presents a wealthy evaluate of the analytical frameworks and theoretical strategies that feminist theorists have constructed to research the identified global. that includes top feminist theorists from different areas of the globe, this assortment delves into forty-nine topic parts, demonstrating the complexity of feminist demanding situations to tested wisdom, whereas additionally attractive parts of contestation inside feminist thought.

Demonstrating the interdisciplinary nature of feminist concept, the chapters provide cutting edge analyses of themes crucial to social and political technological know-how, cultural stories and arts, discourses linked to medication and technological know-how, and matters in modern serious conception which have been reworked via feminist theorization. The instruction manual identifies obstacles of key epistemic assumptions that tell conventional scholarship and exhibits how theorizing from women's and men's lives has profound results at the conceptualization of crucial different types, no matter if the sphere of study is aesthetics, biology, cultural reports, improvement, economics, movie reports, overall healthiness, background, literature, politics, faith, technological know-how experiences, sexualities, violence, or war.

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