The authors in this volume address the questions 'What is empowerment?' Is it power over resources? Is it about access to resources and how they are controlled, politically, economically, by NGOs, by political parties, by the state? They evaluate how in different circumstances different political agents have been seen as provider of resources.
some agree with their aims if not their forceful methods, while others are aghast at the thought of giving any female a vote. They are the suffragists: non-militant campaigners for the vote, on an astonishing six-week protest march they call the Great Pilgrimage.
TRANS is a book for everyone - insightful enough for professionals, but accessible enough for all. It presents an easy-to-read, jargon-free guide to help anyone understand the terminology, the concept and the day-to-day reality of gender dysphoria and related concepts.
How old is the oldest chat-up line between men? Who was the first lesbian? Were ancient Greek men who had sex together necessarily gay? And what did Shakespeare think about cross-dressing? This title deals with these questions.
Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short formWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JESS PHILLIPSSoldier, criminal, militant, hooligan, revolutionary: these labels Emmeline Pankhurst took up and wore proudly in her long struggle for women's suffrage.
The public sphere of the Manchester Muslim diaspora is a place of intense local micro-politics of honour and shame, debated in the globalized language of world affairs, and enacted through public performance. This work reveals the multi-centred world among Manchester Pakistanis.
'One of the most important books on race, representation and politics to come along in a decade' - Henry Giroux, Penn State University Representing Black Britain offers a critical history of Black and Asian representation on British television from the earliest days of broadcasting to the present day.
Explores the nature and extent of racial discrimination, and the successes and failures of equal opportunities programmes. This text presents analyses of institutional racism in immigration law, housing, social work, employment training and the criminal justice system.
Unique anthology celebrating British women writers from a Muslim heritage. Writers include literary heavyweights such as Adhaf Soueif, Leila Aboulela and Kamila Shamsie, as well as young emerging art-ists leading the way on the UK's spoken word scene. Extensive PR campaign planned for publication.
is the first book to systematically document and thoroughly investigate Audre Lorde's influence beyond the United States. Arranged in three thematically interrelated sections - Archives, Connections, and Work - the volume brings together scholarly essays, interviews, Lorde's unpublished speech about Europe, and personal reflections and testimonials from key figures throughout the world.
The need for a single public culture - the creation of an authentic identity - is fundamental to our understanding of nationalism and nationhood. This book examines British imperial, colonial and postcolonial national identities within their political and social contexts.
The story of female desire and fantasy, told through the cultural history of the heartthrob, from Byron to boy-bands. Feminists have commonly represented women as objects of the 'male gaze': this book looks at men through the eyes of women.
This book gives a detailed analysis of official documents, and of the historical origins of racist violence. It uses the conclusions to analyse why the ideas and language of white supremacy and racial exclusion direct violence at 'non-white' individuals, and why the police response is so routinely ineffectual.
The twentieth century saw an unprecedented movement of peoples from one geographical area to another. Multiculturalism is a term used to describe the variety that exists and the problems to which it gives rise. This book examines multiculturalism in the context of the national experience of countries such as France, Britain, the USA and China.
This is unique in that it not only critically interrogates sociological theory from a feminist perspective, but also embarks on a politics of reconstruction, working creatively at the interface of feminist and sociological theory to induce a more adequate conceptualisation of the social.
Includes perspectives on the impact of race, culture, and language in therapy. This book discusses topics such as: issues concerning race and power; the impact culture has on communication; how dominant theories influence counseling; and, the concept of mixed-identity therapeutic relationships.
'I've lived through ten iOS upgrades on my Mac - and that's just something I use to muck about on Twitter. Surely capitalism is due an upgrade or two?' Combining the best of her recent columns, the author deals with topics as pressing and diverse as 1980s swearing, benefits, boarding schools, and why the internet is like a drunken toddler.
First published in 1792, Wollstonecraft's book attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity and laid out the principles of emancipation - an equal education for girls and boys, an end to prejudice, and for women to become defined by their profession, not their partner.
How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport? Or be told that, as an actress, the part you're most fitted to play is 'wife of a terrorist'? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you?
A highly original account of the spatial metaphor of "the closet"in the context of gay men. Using a variety of research techniques and materials the book explores the closet through texts including oral histories, travel literature, Butler, Lefebvre and Foucault.
Including testimonials from people across the gender and sexual spectrums, this book explores everything anyone who ever dared to wonder wants to know - from sex to politics, how to pull, stereotypes, how to come-out and more.
Offers a theoretical examination of race and ethnicity that draws upon examples in Britain, US and Australia. This book examines: how race and ethnicity operate in the social world; the making of race and ethnicity by the connections between people, spaces and places; and the ways race and ethnicity articulate analytical themes in social science.
The sexual revolution: an evocative term, but what meaning can be given to it today? How does sexuality come into being and what connections does it have with the changes that have affected personal life on a more general plane? This book answers such questions and disputes many of the interpretations of the role of sexuality in modern culture.
The definitive history of the LGBT community's struggle for equality. A compelling and comprehensive account of British LGBT lives from the late 1800s to the present day, written by a leading authority.
Examines the limits of female freedom and explodes our deeply ingrained beliefs about femininity. Liberation, the author argues, entails challenging traditional perceptions of the social relationship between the sexes and, crucially, in achieving economic independence.