Beyond Mothers, Monsters, Whores: Thinking about Women's by Laura Sjoberg, Caron E. Gentry

By Laura Sjoberg, Caron E. Gentry

Beyond moms, Monsters, Whores takes the advice in Mothers, Monsters, Whores that it is very important see genderings in characterizations of violent ladies, and to take advantage of critique of these genderings to retheorize person violence in international politics. It starts by way of demonstrating the interdependence of the non-public and foreign degrees of world politics in violent women's lives, yet then indicates that this interdependence is inaccurately depicted in gender-subordinating narratives of women's violence. Such narratives, the authors argue, should not basically normatively difficult at the floor but in addition intersect with different identifiers, resembling race, faith, and geopolitical situation.

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Flirting in Cars by Alisa Kwitney

By Alisa Kwitney

From Alisa Kwitney, the acclaimed writer of Sex as a moment Language and The Dominant Blonde, comes a witty, romantic, and compassionate new novel approximately an city operating mother who leaves the town in simple terms to discover her skills aren't any fit for nation lifestyles.

An complete journalist, Zoë Goren cannot force and he or she does not cook dinner. yet that is by no means been an issue in new york, the place the streets are full of taxis and takeout eating places, and a hectic unmarried mom can locate every little thing she wishes correct at her fingertips. in reality, Zoë cannot think residing or operating anywhere else. but if Zoë's daughter is clinically determined with dyslexia, she comes to a decision to make the last word sacrifice, relocating hours from ny so one can sign up Maya in a good tuition for kids with studying adjustments. Stranded in a rural paradise, Zoë needs to grapple with isolation, coyote howls, and the shortcoming of excellent supply prone. but if she comes to a decision to beat her worry of riding and take classes, she meets Mack, an unnervingly appealing townie, again from the struggle in Iraq and attempting to comply with civilian existence. With a budding new romance and a reporting gig for the neighborhood paper, Zoë simply may well continue to exist within the desert of small-town the US finally.

certainly one of modern top breakout authors, who has been referred to as "witty, captivating, humorous, and genuine" by means of Carly Phillips, Alisa Kwitney creates genuine characters that girls like to examine -- and speak about. Zoë Goren could have them rooting for her all of the approach.

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The Hostess: Hospitality, Femininity, and the Expropriation by Tracy McNulty

By Tracy McNulty

The evolution of the belief of hospitality may be traced along the advance of Western civilization. Etymologically, the host is the “master,” yet this id is tested via expropriation and loss—the top host is the one that offers the main, eventually relinquishing what defines him as grasp. within the Hostess, Tracy McNulty asks, What are the results for personhood of sharing a person—a spouse or daughter—as an act of hospitality? in lots of traditions, the hostess is considered now not as an issue yet because the master’s estate. A international presence that either sustains and undercuts him, the hostess embodies the interaction of self and different in the host’s personal id. right here McNulty combines severe readings of the Bible and Pierre Klossowski’s trilogy The legislation of Hospitality with analyses of exogamous marital trade, theological works from the Talmud to Aquinas, the writings of Kant and Nietzsche, and the idea of femininity within the paintings of Freud and Lacan. eventually, she contends, hospitality comprises the boundary among the correct and the fallacious, affecting the topic in addition to interpersonal family members. Tracy McNulty is assistant professor of romance reviews at Cornell college.

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Beyond Pro-Life and Pro-Choice: Moral Diversity in the by Kathy Rudy

By Kathy Rudy

Past Pro-Life and Pro-Choice is a present to all who are looking to extend their realizing of the spiritual, ethical, and philosophical features of the abortion debate. Ethicist Kathy Rudy examines 4 structures of trust - Catholicism, evangelical Protestantism, feminism, and classical liberalism as expressed within the scientific occupation - and divulges the function abortion performs in each one. She exhibits why, in each one case, principles, approximately abortion are not going to alter - simply because they emerge from every one community's deeply held values and matters, which differ from neighborhood to neighborhood. She demonstrates that developing the abortion debate as a call among "pro-life" and "pro-choice" has distorted and misrepresented the ways in which many folks relate to the difficulty of abortion, and has obscured the range of trust either between and inside groups and participants.

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Women Still at Work: Professionals over Sixty and On the Job by Elizabeth F. Fideler

By Elizabeth F. Fideler

From Betty White to Toni Morrison, we're surrounded through examples of girls operating way past the conventional retirement age. actually, the quickest transforming into section of the team is ladies age sixty-five and older. Women nonetheless at Work tells the standard tales of hard-working girls and the explanations they're nonetheless at the activity, with a spotlight on girls within the expert staff. The e-book is stuffed with profiles of genuine ladies, operating in settings from academia to drug and alcohol rehabilitation facilities, from company to the humanities, conversing in regards to the many explanation why they nonetheless paintings and the effect paintings has on their lives.

Women nonetheless at Work attracts on nationwide survey information and in-depth interviews, exhibiting not just the massive photograph of older girls advancing their careers regardless of difficult financial stipulations, but in addition delivering the non-public insights of daily operating girls from all components of the rustic. Their tales exhibit a few of the key subject matters ladies decide to remain at work—including activity pride, diminishing retirement rate reductions, the necessity to help teenagers or mom and dad longer in existence, exercise the hard-won correct to paintings, and extra. Women nonetheless at Work indicates employment to be a good and lucrative a part of existence for plenty of girls well past the predicted retirement age.

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Between East and West: From Singularity to Community by Luce Irigaray, Stephen Pluhácek

By Luce Irigaray, Stephen Pluhácek

With this ebook we see a thinker good steeped within the Western culture considering via historic japanese disciplines, meditating on what it potential to profit to respire, and urging us all on the sunrise of a brand new century to rediscover indigenous Asian cultures. Yogic culture, in keeping with Irigaray, promises a useful skill for restoring the important hyperlink among the current and eternity — and for re-envisioning the patriarchal traditions of the West.

Western, logocentric rationality has a tendency to summary the lessons of yoga from its daily perform — most significantly, from the cultivation of breath. missing genuine, own event with yoga or different japanese religious practices, the Western philosophers who've attempted to deal with Hindu and Buddhist teachings — rather Schopenhauer — have usually long gone off target. now not so, Luce Irigaray. Incorporating her own adventure with yoga into her provocative philosophical pondering on sexual distinction, Irigaray proposes a brand new manner of realizing individuation and group within the modern global. She appears towards the indigenous, pre-Aryan cultures of India — which, she argues, have maintained an primarily inventive ethic of sexual distinction predicated on a admire for all times, nature, and the feminine.

Irigaray's specialize in breath during this publication is a typical outgrowth of the eye that she has given in earlier books to the weather — air, water, and fireplace. by means of returning to basic human reviews — respiring and the very fact of sexual distinction — she unearths a fashion out of the unending sociologizing abstractions of a lot modern concept to reconsider

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Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua

By Wen Hua

Cosmetic surgical procedure in China has grown swiftly in recent times of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce pageant in all spheres of everyday life, a growing number of girls contemplate plastic surgery as an funding to realize "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and profession success.

Building on wealthy ethnographic facts, this publication offers the views of girls who've gone through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations in the back of their offerings. Wen Hua explores how turbulent financial, sociocultural, and political adjustments in China because the Nineteen Eighties have produced gigantic anxiousness that's skilled either mentally and corporeally. This booklet will attract readers who're drawn to gender reviews, China stories, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural studies.

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