Signifying Body, The

Toward an Ethics of Sexual and Racial Difference

Author: Penelope Ingram

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791478370

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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Applies the ideas of Heidegger, Irigaray, and Fanon to literature and film.

The Signifying Body

Toward an Ethics of Sexual and Racial Difference

Author: Penelope Ingram

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791474433

Category: Philosophy

Page: 190

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Applies the ideas of Heidegger, Irigaray, and Fanon to literature and film.

French XX Bibliography 61

A Bibliography for the Study of French Literature and Culture Since 1885

Author: William J. Thompson

Publisher: Susquehanna University Press

ISBN: 157591137X

Category: Reference

Page: 334

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Pouvoirs de L'horreur (English)

Author: Julia Kristeva

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231053471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

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Powers of Horror is an excellent introduction to an aspect of contemporary French literature which has been allowed to become somewhat neglected in the current emphasis on para-philosophical modes of discourse."

Dispossession

The Performative in the Political

Author: Judith Butler,Athena Athanasiou

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0745664350

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Dispossession describes the condition of those who have lost land, citizenship, property, and a broader belonging to the world. This thought-provoking book seeks to elaborate our understanding of dispossession outside of the conventional logic of possession, a hallmark of capitalism, liberalism, and humanism. Can dispossession simultaneously characterize political responses and opposition to the disenfranchisement associated with unjust dispossession of land, economic and political power, and basic conditions for living? In the context of neoliberal expropriation of labor and livelihood, dispossession opens up a performative condition of being both affected by injustice and prompted to act. From the uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa to the anti-neoliberal gatherings at Puerta del Sol, Syntagma and Zucchotti Park, an alternative political and affective economy of bodies in public is being formed. Bodies on the street are precarious - exposed to police force, they are also standing for, and opposing, their dispossession. These bodies insist upon their collective standing, organize themselves without and against hierarchy, and refuse to become disposable: they demand regard. This book interrogates the agonistic and open-ended corporeality and conviviality of the crowd as it assembles in cities to protest political and economic dispossession through a performative dispossession of the sovereign subject and its propriety.

Passing

Author: Nella Larsen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486113469

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

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Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in society, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence — until a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been "passing for white."

Profit and Pleasure

Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism

Author: Rosemary Hennessy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351981188

Category: Social Science

Page: 266

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Profit and Pleasure, Second Edition is a classic intervention into the relationship between capitalism and sexual identity. Rosemary Hennessy boldly reorients queer theory toward an up-close analysis of the structures of consumption, labor, and commodification, revealing how sexual identity—in the varied ways it has been culturally differentiated and lived—has been fundamentally affected by these principles of capitalism. In this second edition, a new introduction by the author reasserts a Marxist feminist standpoint as the most theoretically developed feminist analysis of capitalism’s cultural logics. She presents a range of key concepts—among them totality, overdetermination, social reproduction—outlining their evolution and continued relevance to analysis of sexuality since the book’s first publication in 2000. The introduction addresses important developments in materialist approaches to sexuality during the past two decades and concludes by returning to the notion of "love" as defined in the original edition, making a call for the common potential of human collaboration and action to ignite a radical sexual politics. This seminal text will appeal to students and scholars of feminist studies, gay and lesbian studies, and cultural and literary studies.

The Erotics of History

An Atlantic African Example

Author: Donald L. Donham

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520296311

Category: Social Science

Page: 152

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Heading south : an introduction -- Ethnography interruptus -- The concept of the fetish -- African origins -- The poverty of sexuality -- African sexual extraversion and getting in bed with Robert Mapplethorpe -- Para-ethnography, golf, and the internet -- White slavery -- Love and money, romance and scam -- Conclusion : towards an understanding of erotics

Libidinal Economy

Author: Jean-Francois Lyotard

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826477002

Category: Economics

Page: 267

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Is regarded as the most important response to the philosophies of desire, as expounded by thinkers such as de Sade, Nietzsche, Bataille, Foucault and Deleuze and Guattari. It is a major work not only of philosophy, but of sexual politics, semiotics and literary theory, that signals the passage to postmodern philosophy.

Performing Whiteness

Postmodern Re/Constructions in the Cinema

Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791487350

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Explores how whiteness is culturally constructed in American films.

From Betty Crocker to Feminist Food Studies

Critical Perspectives on Women and Food

Author: Arlene Voski Avakian,Barbara Haber

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781558495111

Category: Cooking

Page: 299

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Sheds light on the history of food, cooking, and eating. This collection of essays investigates the connections between food studies and women's studies. From women in colonial India to Armenian American feminists, these essays show how food has served as a means to assert independence and personal identity.

Relating Narratives

Storytelling and Selfhood

Author: Adriana Cavarero

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317835271

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

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Relating Narratives is a major new work by the philosopher and feminist thinker Adriana Cavarero. First published in Italian to widespread acclaim, Relating Narratives is a fascinating and challenging new account of the relationship between selfhood and narration. Drawing a diverse array of thinkers from both the philosophical and the literary tradition, from Sophocles and Homer to Hannah Arendt, Karen Blixen, Walter Benjamin and Borges, Adriana Cadarero's theory of the `narratable self' shows how narrative models in philosophy and literature can open new ways of thinking about formation of human identities. By showing how each human being has a unique story that can be told about them, Adriana Cavarero inaugurates an important shift in thinking about subjectivity and identity which relies not upon categorical or discursive norms, but rather seeks to account for `who' each one of us uniquely is.

The Postmodern Condition

A Report on Knowledge

Author: Jean-François Lyotard

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816611737

Category: Philosophy

Page: 110

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In this book it explores science and technology, makes connections between these epistemic, cultural, and political trends, and develops profound insights into the nature of our postmodernity.

The Sexual Demon of Colonial Power

Pan-African Embodiment and Erotic Schemes of Empire

Author: Greg Thomas

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253348412

Category: History

Page: 200

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Interrogates the language of body politics in the context of neo-colonialist domination

On Female Body Experience

"Throwing Like a Girl" and Other Essays

Author: Iris Marion Young

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198036630

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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Written over a span of more than two decades, the essays by Iris Marion Young collected in this volume describe diverse aspects of women's lived body experience in modern Western societies. Drawing on the ideas of several twentieth century continental philosophers--including Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, and Maurice Merleau-Ponty--Young constructs rigorous analytic categories for interpreting embodied subjectivity. The essays combine theoretical description of experience with normative evaluation of the unjust constraints on their freedom and opportunity that continue to burden many women. The lead essay rethinks the purpose of the category of "gender" for feminist theory, after important debates have questioned its usefulness. Other essays include reflection on the meaning of being at home and the need for privacy in old age residences as well as essays that analyze aspects of the experience of women and girls that have received little attention even in feminist theory--such as the sexuality of breasts, or menstruation as punctuation in a woman's life story. Young describes the phenomenology of moving in a pregnant body and the tactile pleasures of clothing. While academically rigorous, the essays are also written with engaging style, incorporating vivid imagery and autobiographical narrative. On Female Body Experience raises issues and takes positions that speak to scholars and students in philosophy, sociology, geography, medicine, nursing, and education.

Philosophy at the Boundary of Reason

Ethics and Postmodernity

Author: Patrick L. Bourgeois

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791491323

Category: Philosophy

Page: 320

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Using Ricoeur's ethicomoral position, advances an alternative, more viable ethics than that of deconstruction.

Beyond Access

Transforming Policy and Practice for Gender Equality in Education

Author: Sheila Aikman,Elaine Unterhalter

Publisher: Oxfam

ISBN: 9780855985295

Category: Social Science

Page: 263

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This book combines analysis of policy and empirically based studies on gender, education, and development.

Folk Devils and Moral Panics

Author: Stanley Cohen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136807047

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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'Richly documented and convincingly presented' -- New Society Mods and Rockers, skinheads, video nasties, designer drugs, bogus asylum seeks and hoodies. Every era has its own moral panics. It was Stanley Cohen’s classic account, first published in the early 1970s and regularly revised, that brought the term ‘moral panic’ into widespread discussion. It is an outstanding investigation of the way in which the media and often those in a position of political power define a condition, or group, as a threat to societal values and interests. Fanned by screaming media headlines, Cohen brilliantly demonstrates how this leads to such groups being marginalised and vilified in the popular imagination, inhibiting rational debate about solutions to the social problems such groups represent. Furthermore, he argues that moral panics go even further by identifying the very fault lines of power in society. Full of sharp insight and analysis, Folk Devils and Moral Panics is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand this powerful and enduring phenomenon. Professor Stanley Cohen is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. He received the Sellin-Glueck Award of the American Society of Criminology (1985) and is on the Board of the International Council on Human Rights. He is a member of the British Academy.