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?
'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.
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.
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.
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.
Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick is one of the most important figures in the history of modern gender studies. This book, which features an interview with Sedgwick, is a collection of new essays by established scholars
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.
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.
Practically ignored for over 200 years, Mary Astell's writing returned to prominence in the latter part of the 20th century in a celebrated biography by Ruth Perry. Self-educated, Astell was an avid political thinker, philosopher, educationalist & early feminist. Until recently, little attention has been paid to her importance.
The Essential Nawal El Saadawi gathers together a wide range of Saadawi's writing. From novellas and short stories to essays on politics, culture, religion and sex; from extensive interviews to her work as a dramatist; from poetry to autobiography, this book is essential for anyone wishing to gain a sense of the breadth of Saadawi's work.
Offers an alternative to the cult of masculinity, seeking to inspire male readers to a compassionate vision of life as a man of conscience. The book also provides insights into both the social construction of manhood in relationships, and how those dynamics drive the behaviour of race-hate groups.
The Dictionary of Race, Ethnicity and Culture provides the historical background and etymology of a wide number of words related to the concepts of race, ethnicity and culture and looks at them from a broadly multicultural perspective.
Victims of a false belief system, women were following strict social convention by loyally conforming to the pretty image of the magazines, and found themselves forced to seek meaning in their lives only through a family and a home. This title deals with these women and aims to set Second Wave feminism in motion and begin the battle for equality.
With a sweeping look at the European expansionism and racism of the last five hundred years, Charles W. Mills demonstrates how this peculiar and unacknowledged "racial contract" has shaped a system of global European domination.
This is an exciting new edition of R.W. Connella s ground--breaking text, which has become a classic work on the nature and construction of masculine identity. Connell argues that there is not one masculinity, but many different masculinities, each associated with different positions of power.
Carole Pateman is one of the foremost political theorists writing in English today. In this outstanding new work, she presents a major reinterpretation of modern political theory. She shows how standard discussions of social contract theory tell only half the story.
Takes stock of the 'new British queer history'. Topics range from newspaper reporting of sodomy cases, to homoerotic representations in art, to queer autobiographical accounts, to oral histories of Scottish lesbians, and much else besides.
This study exposes the magnitude of environmental racism, both domestic and international. The essays explore the justice of environmental practices, asking such questions as whether cost-benefit analysis is an appropriate technique and if there are alternative routes to sustainable development.
This book explores the social, political and theoretical underpinnings of the men's health field. Written by experts in the field, it provides a comprehensive understanding of the relationships between cultural understandings and health-related issues.
Helps men to nurture opinions of their own, make time to smile and choose between a career or baby. This book includes words of wisdom on everything from how to spend your 'me time' and get a grip on guilt to dressing in your wow colours and speaking in the right tone of voice at work.
Considers how the cyborg has been used in cultural representation from reproductive technology to sci-fi, and questions the power of the cyborg as a symbol which disrupts categories (man / machine and male / female).
Exploring the ways in which men and masculinities are commonly theorized, this text discusses such relationships, and shows that, as with feminisms, there is a diversity of theoretical traditions. It also explores directions in the complexities of male identities and emotional lives, across different histories, cultures, and traditions.