Women in the Metropolis: Gender and Modernity in Weimar Culture (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

Bringing jointly the paintings of students in lots of disciplines, Women within the Metropolis presents a accomplished advent to women's adventure of modernism and urbanization in Weimar Germany. It exhibits girls as lively members in inventive, social, and political routine and files the wide variety in their responses to the multifaceted city tradition of Berlin within the Twenties and 1930s.

Examining numerous media starting from clinical writings to literature and the visible arts, the authors hint gendered discourses as they constructed to make experience of and keep an eye on rising new photos of femininity. in addition to treating vintage movies resembling Metropolis and Berlin: Symphony of an exceptional City, the articles speak about other kinds of mass tradition, together with the style and the revue performances of Josephine Baker. Their emphasis on women's severe involvement within the building in their personal modernity illustrates the importance of the Weimar cultural event and its relevance to modern gender, German, movie, and cultural studies.

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Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (Routledge Classics)

By Patricia Hill Collins

Regardless of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American girls have built a wealthy highbrow culture that's not widely recognized. In Black Feminist Thought, initially released in 1990, Patricia Hill Collins got down to discover the phrases and concepts of Black feminist intellectuals and writers, either in the academy and without. Here Collins provides an interpretive framework for the paintings of such well-known Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. Drawing from fiction, poetry, song and oral historical past, the result's a perfectly crafted and progressive booklet that supplied the 1st artificial evaluate of Black feminist proposal and its canon.

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It Takes a Candidate: Why Women Don't Run for Office

By Jennifer L. Lawless, Richard L. Fox

This crucial paintings constitutes a scientific, national empirical account of the results of gender on political ambition. in accordance with information from the Citizen Political Ambition research, a countrywide survey of 3,800 "potential candidates" performed by way of the authors, it relates those findings: --Women, even on the optimum degrees accomplishment, are considerably much less most probably than males to illustrate ambition to run for non-obligatory workplace. --Women are much less most probably than males to be recruited to run for place of work. --Women are much less most likely than males to contemplate themselves "qualified" to run for workplace. --Women are much less most likely than males to precise a willingness to run for a destiny workplace. in accordance with the authors, this gender hole in political ambition persists throughout generations, regardless of modern society's altering attitudes in the direction of woman applicants. whereas different remedies of gender within the electoral procedure specialize in applicants and workplace holders, It Takes a Candidate makes a special contribution to political stories via targeting the sooner levels of the candidate emergence technique and on how gender impacts the choice to hunt optionally available office.

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"It Takes a Candidate bargains new facts and perception on crucial problems with political illustration and democratic politics. Lawless and Fox have done an immense research of the basis reasons of why ladies are underrepresented between American officeholders. by way of investigating political ambition between participants in feeder occupations, they increase our realizing with new concept and facts. The ebook, additionally, is written in a completely enticing and available demeanour and should attract a person fascinated with styles severe to the operation of yankee democracy." Walter J. Stone, college of California, Davis

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And If I Perish: Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II

By Evelyn Monahan

In global struggle II, 59,000 girls voluntarily risked their lives for his or her nation as U.S. military nurses. whilst the conflict begun, a few of them had so little thought of what to anticipate that they packed social gathering clothes; however the truth of carrier speedy stuck up with them, whether or not they waded in the course of the water within the ancient landings on North African and Normandy shorelines, or labored round the clock in sanatorium tents at the Italian entrance as bombs fell throughout them.

For greater than part a century those women’s studies remained untold, nearly with no reference in books, ancient societies, or army documents. After years of reasearch and 1000's of hours of interviews, Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee have created a dramatic narrative that finally brings to gentle the severe position that ladies performed in the course of the warfare. From the North African and Italian Campaigns to the Liberation of France and the Conquest of Germany, U.S. military nurses rose to the calls for of warfare at the frontlines with grit, humor, and nice heroism. a protracted past due paintings of background, And If I Perish is additionally a strong tribute to those girls and their inspiring legacy.

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A Mess of Greens: Southern Gender and Southern Food

By Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

Combining the examine of nutrition tradition with gender experiences and utilizing per­spectives from historic, literary, environmental, and American reports, Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt examines what southern women’s offerings approximately nutrients let us know approximately race, classification, gender, and social power.

Shaken via the legacies of Reconstruction and the turmoil of the Jim Crow period, diversified races and sessions got here jointly within the kitchen, usually as servants and mistresses but additionally as individuals with shared tastes and traditions. commonly thinking about elite whites or terrible blacks, southern foodways are frequently portrayed as sturdy and unchanging—even as an untroubled resource of nostalgia. A Mess of Greens bargains a unique point of view, considering industrialization, environmental degradation, and women’s elevated position within the workforce, all of which triggered titanic financial and social alterations. Engelhardt unearths a extensive center of southerners that integrated bad whites, farm households, and center- and working-class African americans, for whom the stakes of what counted as southern nutrition have been very high.

Five “moments” within the tale of southern food—moonshine, biscuits as opposed to cornbread, girls’ tomato golf equipment, pellagra as depicted in mill literature, and cookbooks as technique of communication—have been selected to light up the connectedness of nutrition, gender, and position. Incorporating group cookbooks, letters, diaries, and different archival fabrics, A Mess of Greens indicates that making a choice on to serve chilly biscuits rather than scorching cornbread may possibly have an effect on a family’s popularity for being hygienic, ethical, informed, or even godly.

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The Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Culture (Wiley Blackwell Companions to Sociology)

This selection of unique, cutting-edge essays through favourite overseas students covers an important matters comprising the sociology of tradition.

  • Provides a useful reference source to all drawn to the cultural buildings and approaches that animate modern life
  • Contains 27 essays at the most vital matters comprising the sociology of tradition, together with artwork, technology, religions, race, type, gender, collective reminiscence, associations, and citizenship
  • Reflects and analyzes the “cultural flip” that has remodeled scholarship within the social sciences and humanities.

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Roman Sexualities

This number of essays seeks to set up Roman structures of sexuality and gender distinction as a different quarter of analysis, complementing paintings already performed on Greece to provide a fuller photograph of old sexuality. by means of utilising feminist serious instruments to types of public discourse, together with literature, background, legislations, drugs, and political oratory, the essays discover the hierarchy of strength mirrored so strongly in such a lot Roman sexual kinfolk, the place noblemen acted because the penetrators and girls, boys, and slaves the penetrated. in lots of instances, the authors exhibit how those roles will be inverted--in ways in which printed voters' anxieties through the days of the early Empire, whilst conventional energy constructions appeared threatened.

In the essays, Jonathan Walters defines the impenetrable male physique because the ideational norm; Holt Parker and Catharine Edwards deal with literary and criminal types of male sexual deviance; Anthony Corbeill unpacks political fees of immoral habit at banquets, whereas Marilyn B. Skinner, Ellen Oliensis, and David Fredrick hint linkages among social prestige and the gender position of the male speaker in Roman lyric and elegy; Amy Richlin interrogates renowned clinical trust concerning the girl physique; Sandra R. Joshel examines the semiotics of empire underlying the historiographic portrayal of the empress Messalina; Judith P. Hallett and Pamela Gordon critique Roman caricatures of the woman-desiring girl; and Alison Keith discovers subversive allusions to the tragedy of Dido within the elegist Sulpicia's self-depiction as a girl in love.

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Treasure in the Medieval West

Treasure is a wide topic, that are understood in a couple of methods, from the industrial to the classy, the private to the political; for the center a while, it truly is either a robust cultural fact and a metaphor. notwithstanding, regardless of its significance, this can be the 1st quantity to be dedicated to the topic. The articles compile various severe techniques and subject matters in several sessions and contexts in the course of the medieval interval, masking matters reminiscent of gender, model, patronage, ethnicity, loss of life and burial, piety, demonstrate and poetics. ELIZABETH M. TYLER teaches on the Centre for Medieval reports on the college of York. individuals: DOMINIC JANES, TIMOTHY REUTER, MARTIN CARVER, LESLIE WEBSTER, PAULINE STAFFORD, ELIZABETH M. TYLER, JENNY STRATFORD, NICOLA F. MCDONALD, JOHN CHERRY

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The Flaming Womb: Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia

By Barbara Watson Andaya

Andaya ways the not easy factor of "Southeast Asia" via contemplating ways that topography helped describe a geo-cultural area and contributed to neighborhood forte in gender building. She examines the measure to which international religions were instrumental in (re)constructing conceptions of gender-- a topic specifically pertinent to Southeast Asian societies as a result of top position so usually performed through girls in indigenous ritual. She additionally considers the consequences of the growth of long-distance alternate, the incorporation of the zone right into a international buying and selling community, the beginnings of cash-cropping and salary exertions, and the rise in slavery at the place of girls.

Erudite, nuanced, and obtainable, The Flaming Womb makes an important contribution to a Southeast Asia background that's either nearby and international in content material and perspective.

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Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions (SUNY Series in Global Modernity)

By Kwai-Cheung Lo

Innovative research of the connection of gender to East Asian monetary development.

In Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions, Kwai-Cheung Lo explores the excesses linked to the outstanding fiscal progress in East Asia, together with surplus capital, environmental waste, and the unbalanced ratio of guys to girls within the quarter, connecting the creation of capitalist “excess” to the construction of recent different types of transnational Asian masculinity. Lo attracts on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Marxist rules in addition to gender conception in his exam of East Asian cultural items akin to non secular and parenting books, transgender literary fantasies, commute writing, gangster video clips, girl motion heroes, and on-line video games. via this research, Lo argues that the surplus of Asia’s “masculine” modernization throws into reduction the inner inconsistencies of capitalism itself, posing new demanding situations to the order of world capitalism and suggesting new attainable configurationsof worldwide modernity.

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