Virginia Woolf's blazing polemic on female creativity, the role of writers and the silent fate of Shakespeare's imaginary sister remains a powerful reminder of a woman's need for financial independence and intellectual freedom.
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.
Disputes the widespread stereotypes about Muslim women prevalent in the West, providing an account of young women in contemporary Iran. This book presents the experiences of these young women who wield a key if indirect political influence on the seemingly male dominated politics of this society, as they achieve a fresh visibility.
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.
A collection of classic texts and new black feminist scholarship. Exploring postmodernist themes of gendered and racialized exclusion, "black" identity and social and cultural difference, this volume provides an overview of black feminism in Britain as it has developed since the mid 1970s.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Features an analysis of our numbed response to images of horror. This title alters our thinking about the uses and meanings of images, and about the nature of war, the limits of sympathy, and the obligations of conscience.
Why are there two sexes? How different are they and why? Why can't a woman be more like a man? Or should the question be: why can't a man be more like a woman? Controversy rages around sex and gender, but just what are the differences and how are they determined? This book deals with these questions.
A full-scale account of male gay literature, across cultures, languages, and from ancient times to the present. It includes chapters on significant periods of cultural history, on major writers, and on common themes.
Imagine a sisterhood - across all creeds and cultures. An unspoken agreement that we, as women, will support and encourage one another. That we will remember we don't know what struggles each of us may be facing elsewhere in our lives and so we will assume that each of us is doing our best...
This book is composed of research presented at the fourth international Queering Paradigms Conference (QP4), held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It intends to contribute to building a queer postcolonial critique of the current politics of queer activism and of queer knowledge production and circulation.
Deep down, I feel just as genderqueer after the physical changes as before. I believe that there are as many gender identities as there are people; all unique, all constantly being explored in conscious and unconscious ways
Holly and Rhiannon grew up reading glossy mags and, like most women, thought of them as just a bit of fun. But over time they started to feel uneasy - not just about magazines, but about music videos, page 3, and women being labelled frigid, princesses or tramps. This is a guide to the madness of women's media.
Argues for the education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. This work made the first ripples of what would later become the tidal wave of the women's rights movement. Rationalist but revolutionary, it changed the world for women.
Every day, women around the world are confronted with a dilemma - how to look. In a society embroiled in a cult of female beauty and youthfulness, pressure on women to conform physically is constant and all-pervading.
For the last 70 years, the guests of Woman's Hour has interviewed many of the biggest female names from entertainment, politics, the arts and beyond. This is a collection of quotes and extracts from 70 years of the Woman's Hour archive.