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.
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.
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.
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).
In the past decades, the pressure to perfect and design our bodies has been unprecedented. Men are encouraged to surgically pump up their pecs, breast enhancement is a sweet sixteen birthday present in the suburbs of America. This book raises the fundamental questions about how we arrived here and proposes a fresh theory on how we became embodied.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ask most women whether they have the right to equality at work and the answer will be a resounding yes, but ask the same women whether they'd feel confident asking for a raise, or a promotion, and some reticence creeps in. This book tells how women can help themselves, and make changes in their life that can effect change on a universal scale.
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.
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.