By Susan D. Holloway

Jap girls have usually been singled out for his or her powerful dedication to the position of housewife and mom. yet they're now suspending marriage and bearing fewer childrens, and Japan has turn into one of many least fertile and quickest getting older nations on the earth. Why are such a lot of eastern ladies opting out of relations lifestyles? to reply to this question, the writer attracts on in-depth interviews and broad survey info to ascertain jap moms' views and studies of marriage, parenting, and kin lifestyles. The target is to appreciate how, as introspective, self-aware participants, those girls interpret and reply to the obstacles and possibilities afforded in the structural and ideological contexts of latest Japan. The findings recommend a necessity for alterations within the constitution of the office and the schooling approach to supply ladies with the chance to discover a satisfying stability of labor and kin existence.

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By Melissa Haussman

Gendering the State is a ground-breaking choice of reviews that examines the efforts of ladies in international locations around the world to border public coverage debates on nationally serious concerns in gendered phrases. this can be the most recent quantity within the learn community on Gender and the kingdom (RNGS) collaborative reviews. utilizing the RNGS version of women's flow and women's coverage actor techniques to steer public coverage debates and country reaction, the booklet appears to be like at facts accrued from ten eu nations (including Finland and Sweden), plus Japan, Australia, Canada, and the U.S. from the Nineties to today.

The total research is grouped into 3 distinctive styles of nation swap: country downsizing—particularly in social coverage parts (Canada, Finland, the Netherlands, the U.S., and Spain); enlargement of country actions into formerly less-regulated components (Austria, France, Germany, and Sweden); and transformation—often constitutionally based—of consultant constructions (Australia, Belgium, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom). exam of those styles finds the effect of the adjustments in country constructions and nationwide priorities at the effectiveness and talent of women's circulation actors in attaining their goals.

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By Mike Madrid

The Supergirls is a protracted late tribute to the fantastic battling adult females whose good looks and bravado brighten the pages of your favourite comics.”—STAN LEE

“A considerate, accomplished background of girls in comics . . . The Supergirls gleefully celebrates the medium itself, in all its goofy, wonderful excess.” —NPR “Best 5 Books To percentage along with your buddies” citation

“Sharp and lively—and simply obsessive sufficient approximately ladies who put on capes and boots to be cool yet no longer creepy. [Madrid] in actual fact loves these items. And he is sufficient of a historian on the way to hint the ways that the portrayal of sirens and supergirls has echoed society's ever-changing emotions approximately girls and sex.” —Entertainment Weekly

Has ask yourself lady hit the comedian publication glass ceiling? Is that the only competition that even her Amazonian energy can’t defeat? enjoyable and informative, The Supergirls explores iconic superheroines and what it skill for the tradition after they do every thing the superhero does, basically in thongs and excessive heels.

This much-needed replacement heritage of yank comedian ebook icons—from ask yourself lady to Supergirl and beyond—delves into the place those crime-fighting women slot in pop culture and why, and what their tales say concerning the function of ladies in society from their construction to now, and into the future.

Mike Madrid is the writer of Divas, Dames & Daredevils: misplaced Heroines of Golden Age Comics (forthcoming from Exterminating Angel Press in October 2013) and The Supergirls: type, Feminism, fable, and the historical past of comedian publication Heroines, an NPR “Best e-book To proportion along with your acquaintances” and American Library organization Amelia Bloomer venture striking ebook. Madrid, a San Francisco local and lifetime fan of comedian books and pop culture, additionally appears to be like within the documentary Wonder girls! The Untold tale of yank Superheroines.

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By Emma Goldman, Dark Star Collective, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Peggy Kornegger, Jo Freeman, Voltairine De Cleyre, Mujeres Creando, Ro

This can be a attention-grabbing window into the advance of the women's circulate within the phrases of these who moved it. Compiled and brought through the UK-based anarchist-intellectual collective darkish megastar, Quiet Rumours good points articles and essays from 4 generations of anarchist-inspired feminists, together with Emma Goldman, Voltairine de Cleyre, Jo Freeman, Peggy Kornegger, Cathy Levine, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Mujeres Creando, Rote Zora, and past. everything from the 1st variations are integrated right here, in addition to new fabric bringing 3rd and so-called fourth-wave feminism into dialog with twenty-first century politics. a terrific assessment for budding feminists and a thrilling reconsideration for pro radicals

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New and vintage essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.

Feminist Readings of Antigone collects the main fascinating and provocative feminist paintings at the determine of Antigone, particularly taking a look at how she will be able to determine into modern debates at the position of ladies in society. participants specialize in girl subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic thought, kinship, embodiment, and tensions among the non-public and the general public. This assortment seeks to discover and spark debate approximately why Antigone has turn into such a major determine for feminist thinkers of our time, what we will study from her, no matter if a feminist politics turning to this historical heroine might be innovative or is sure to idealize the previous, and why Antigone retains coming into the degree in occasions of political challenge and fight in all corners of the realm. Fanny Söderbäck has amassed vintage paintings during this box along newly written items via one of the most vital voices in modern feminist philosophy. the quantity contains essays via Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Tina Chanter, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

“These essays stream past the serious element to think about the efficient insights of Antigone for addressing modern political difficulties. really notable due to its timeliness is the solidarity of the chronic subject matters of the political import of the relation of existence to demise, in addition to of naked lifestyles to political existence, and the state’s have to have entry to the physique to ensure that the legislation to have force.” — philoSOPHIA

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By Rebecca Traister

The New York Times bestselling research into the sexual, fiscal, and emotional lives of ladies is “an informative and thought-provoking e-book for anyone—not simply the only ladies—who are looking to achieve a better figuring out of this pivotal second within the background of the U.S.” (The ny instances publication Review).

In 2009, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister began All the only Ladies in regards to the twenty-first century phenomenon of the yank unmarried girl. It used to be the 12 months the percentage of yank girls who have been married dropped lower than fifty percentage; and the median age of first marriages, which had remained among twenty and twenty-two years previous for almost a century (1890–1980), had risen dramatically to twenty-seven.

But over the process her great learn and greater than 100 interviews with teachers and social scientists and fashionable unmarried girls, Traister came upon a startling fact: the phenomenon of the one lady in the USA isn't really a brand new one. And traditionally, whilst girls got concepts past early heterosexual marriage, the consequences have been big social change—temperance, abolition, secondary schooling, and extra. this day, purely twenty percentage of american citizens are married via age twenty-nine, in comparison to approximately sixty percentage in 1960.

“An informative and thought-provoking publication for anyone—not simply unmarried women” (The manhattan instances ebook Review), All the only women is a impressive portrait of up to date American existence and the way we came, in the course of the lens of the single American lady. overlaying type, race, sexual orientation, and packed with shiny anecdotes from attention-grabbing modern and ancient figures, “we’re examining Rebecca Traister on ladies, politics, and the US than pretty well a person else” (The Boston Globe).

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By Nancy Fraser

Nancy Fraser’s significant new e-book lines the feminist movement’s evolution because the Nineteen Seventies and anticipates a new—radical and egalitarian—phase of feminist suggestion and action.

During the ferment of the hot Left, “Second Wave” feminism emerged as a fight for women’s liberation and took its position along different radical pursuits that have been wondering middle positive aspects of capitalist society. yet feminism’s next immersion in identification politics coincided with a decline in its utopian energies and the increase of neoliberalism. Now, foreseeing a revival within the move, Fraser argues for a reinvigorated feminist radicalism capable of deal with the worldwide fiscal problem. Feminism could be a strength operating in live performance with different egalitarian pursuits within the fight to carry the financial system less than democratic regulate, whereas development at the visionary power of the sooner waves of women’s liberation. This strong new account is decided to develop into a landmark of feminist concept.

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Women’s Experimental Cinema offers vigorous introductions to the paintings of fifteen avant-garde girls filmmakers, a few of whom labored as early because the Fifties and plenty of of whom are nonetheless operating this present day. In each one essay during this assortment, a number one movie pupil considers a unmarried filmmaker, delivering biographical info, reading a number of affects on her paintings, studying the improvement of her corpus, and studying an important variety of person movies. The essays rescue the paintings of seriously ignored yet influential ladies filmmakers for educating, extra learn, and, with a bit of luck, recovery and maintenance. simply as importantly, they increase the knowledge of feminism in cinema and extend the terrain of movie background, fairly the background of the yank avant-garde.

The participants learn the paintings of Marie Menken, Joyce Wieland, Gunvor Nelson, Yvonne Rainer, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Rubin, Amy Greenfield, Barbara Hammer, Chick Strand, Marjorie Keller, Leslie Thornton, Abigail baby, Peggy Ahwesh, Su Friedrich, and Cheryl Dunye. The essays spotlight the variety in those filmmakers’ kinds and strategies, masking themes corresponding to how Menken used movie in an effort to reconsider the transition from summary expressionism to Pop paintings within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, how Rubin either objectified the physique and investigated the filmic gear that enabled that objectification in her movie Christmas on Earth (1963), and the way Dunye makes use of movie to discover her personal id as a black lesbian artist. while, the essays show commonalities, together with an inclination towards documentary instead of fiction and a dedication to nonhierarchical, collaborative creation practices. The volume’s ultimate essay focuses explicitly on instructing women’s experimental motion pictures, addressing logistical issues (how to procure the flicks and safe right viewing areas) and increasing the variety of the booklet through suggesting replacement motion pictures for lecture room use.

Contributors. Paul Arthur, Robin Blaetz, Noël Carroll, Janet Cutler, Mary Ann Doane, Robert A. Haller, Chris Holmlund, Chuck Kleinhans, Scott MacDonald, Kathleen McHugh, Ara Osterweil, Maria Pramaggiore, Melissa Ragona, Kathryn Ramey, M. M. Serra, Maureen Turim, William C. Wees

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By Julia Kristeva

L. a. vie, l. a. folie, les mots : trois femmes s'en sont faites les exploratrices lucides et passionnées en engageant leur lifestyles autant que leur pensée, et en éclairant pour nous les enjeux majeurs de notre temps : Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), Melanie Klein (1882-1960) et Colette (1873-1954). Les trois volumes de cet ouvrage, dont voici le most popular, se proposent d'en retracer l'aventure.

L'impact de certaines oeuvres ne se traduit pas à l. a. somme de leurs éléments. Il dépend de l'incision historique qu'elles opèrent, de leurs répercussions et de leurs suites, de notre réception. Quelqu'un s'est trouvé à cette intersection, en a cristallisé les probabilities : le génie est ce sujet-là. Trois femmes extraordinaires ont ainsi marqué l'histoire de ce siècle. Mais qu'est-ce qui fait los angeles singularité de chacune ?

Hannah Arendt, philosophe et politologue, est tout entière prise dans une méditation sur l. a. vie qui demeure notre ultime après l. a. crise des religions et idéologies. Vie menacée, vie désirable : mais quelle vie ? Face aux camps des deux totalitarismes, c'est sur le miracle de l. a. natalité que se concentre l'oeuvre de cette rescapée du nazisme qui, en dialogue avec Heidegger, et en rejetant l'automatisation moderne de l'espèce, pose des jalons d'une motion politique envisagée en tant que pluralité vivante : comme naissance et comme étrangeté. Une utopie ? A moins que ce ne soit une manière de pardon, et donc une promesse..

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One of the main talked-about scholarly works of the prior fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated because it is controversial.

Arguing that conventional feminism is inaccurate to appear to a average, 'essential' idea of the feminine, or certainly of intercourse or gender, Butler starts off by means of wondering the class 'woman' and maintains during this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. most sensible identified although, but in addition ordinarily misinterpreted, is Butler's inspiration of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a previous reality.

Thrilling and provocative, few different educational works have roused passions to an analogous extent.

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