Negotiating Feminisms

Negotiating Feminisms

Author: Eilidh AB Hall

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030506377

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 679

Negotiating Feminisms examines intergenerational feminism in Chicanx family life. It analyses literary representations of the ways that Chicanas negotiate feminisms in the family across generations, through the maintenance, contestation, and adaptation of traditional gender roles. Using an original theoretical lens of negotiation to read the works of Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros, this book unpacks intergenerational resistance to patriarchal oppression. This book shows how the works of Cisneros and Castillo articulate a politics of negotiation that critiques the gendered ideologies and roles of the family. In doing so, the book’s discussion not only engages with literary representations but also connects these representations to the contextual experience of Chicanx family life. This book calls for a rethinking of women characters beyond limited, and limiting, familial roles and uses the framework of feminist negotiation as a means to explore the empowering possibilities of intergenerational female relationships.

Women Negotiating Feminism and Science Fiction Fandom

Women Negotiating Feminism and Science Fiction Fandom

Author: Neta Yodovich

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031040795

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 654

This book follows the ways in which women negotiate and navigate between their feminist identities and their belonging to science fiction fandoms that at times disregard or dismiss them. It explores frictions and discords, including those between feminist women fans and other members in their communities, and between the fan and the object of her fandom. This book examines the intersection of fandom and feminism through the lenses of gender, ethnicity and age, and provides an in-depth and intersectional perspective on fan communities and the layered discrimination and marginalization enfolded in them. Based on 40 in-depth interviews with women fans of Star Wars and Doctor Who, this book highlights the different aspects of a feminist woman fan’s identity: becoming, being, belonging, representing, and reconciling. Each chapter in this book unravels the complexity, ambivalence, and contradictions between feminism and fandom, and reveals the tactics women develop to overcome and harmonize them.

Islamic Feminisms

Islamic Feminisms

Author: Roja Fazaeli

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315411446

Category: Law

Page: 166

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This book explores the contentious topic of women’s rights in Muslim-majority countries, with a specific focus on Iran and the Iranian women’s movement from 1906 to the present. The work contextualizes the authorial self through the use of personal narrative and interviews. A new critique of Islamic law is produced through an in-depth study of the Iranian Constitution, civil and criminal codes. The work presents a novel reconceptualization of the term "Islamic feminism" by revisiting the arguments of various scholars and through analysis of interviews with Iranian women’s rights activists. It is contended that the feminist movements can play a critical role in Islamic law reform and consequently the eventual implementation of international human rights law in Muslim-majority countries. What emerges from this study is not only a feminist critique of two major regimes of law, but also the identification of possibilities for reform in the future. The study transitions from the Iranian national context to the international by way of a comparative legal study of international human rights laws and Islamic laws. The book will appeal both to academics and human rights practitioners.

ABC Family to Freeform TV

ABC Family to Freeform TV

Author: Emily L. Newman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667355

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

View: 510

Launched in 1977 by the Christian Broadcasting Service (originally associated with Pat Robertson), the ABC Family/Freeform network has gone through a number of changes in name and ownership. Over the past decade, the network--now owned by Disney--has redefined "family programming" for its targeted 14- to 34-year-old demographic, addressing topics like lesbian and gay parenting, postfeminism and changing perceptions of women, the issue of race in the U.S., and the status of disability in American culture. This collection of new essays examines the network from a variety of perspectives, with a focus on inclusive programming that has created a space for underrepresented communities like transgender youth, overweight teens, and the deaf.

Negotiating Feminisms

Negotiating Feminisms

Author: Eilidh AB Hall

Publisher:

ISBN: 303050638X

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Negotiating Feminisms examines intergenerational feminism in Chicanx family life. It analyses literary representations of the ways that Chicanas negotiate feminisms in the family across generations, through the maintenance, contestation, and adaptation of traditional gender roles. Using an original theoretical lens of negotiation to read the works of Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros, this book unpacks intergenerational resistance to patriarchal oppression. This book shows how the works of Cisneros and Castillo articulate a politics of negotiation that critiques the gendered ideologies and roles of the family. In doing so, the book's discussion not only engages with literary representations but also connects these representations to the contextual experience of Chicanx family life. This book calls for a rethinking of women characters beyond limited, and limiting, familial roles and uses the framework of feminist negotiation as a means to explore the empowering possibilities of intergenerational female relationships.

Postfeminism and Organization

Postfeminism and Organization

Author: Patricia Lewis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315450919

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

View: 717

This edited book inserts postfeminism (PF) as a critical concept into understandings of work and organization. While the notion of PF has been extensively investigated in cultural and media studies, it has yet to emerge within organization studies - remaining marginal to understandings of work based experiences and subjectivities. Understanding PF as a discursive cultural context not only draws on an established epistemological orientation to organizations as discursively constructed and reproduced but allows us to highlight how PF may underpin and be underpinned by other discursive regimes This book, as the first in the field, draws on key international authors to explore: the contextual ‘backdrop’ of PF and its links with neo-liberalism, transnational feminism and other hegemonic discourses; the different ways in which this backdrop has infiltrated organizational values and practice through the primacy attached to choice, merit and individual agency as well as through the widespread perception that gender disadvantage has been ‘solved’; and the implications for organizational subjectivity and for how inequality is experienced and perceived. This book introduces postfeminism as a critical concept with contemporary importance for the study of organizations, arguing for its explanatory potential when: Exploring women’s and men’s experience of managing and organizing; Investigating the gendered aspects of organizational life; Analysing the contemporary validation of the feminine and the associated feminization of management/leadership and organizations; Tracing the emergence of new femininities and masculinities within organizational contexts. The book is ideal reading for researchers working in the area of Gender and Organization Studies but is also of interest to researchers in the areas of Cultural Studies, Media Studies, Women’s Studies and Sociology.

Negotiating Feminisms

Negotiating Feminisms

Author: Eilidh AB Hall

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030506363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

View: 813

Negotiating Feminisms examines intergenerational feminism in Chicanx family life. It analyses literary representations of the ways that Chicanas negotiate feminisms in the family across generations, through the maintenance, contestation, and adaptation of traditional gender roles. Using an original theoretical lens of negotiation to read the works of Ana Castillo and Sandra Cisneros, this book unpacks intergenerational resistance to patriarchal oppression. This book shows how the works of Cisneros and Castillo articulate a politics of negotiation that critiques the gendered ideologies and roles of the family. In doing so, the book’s discussion not only engages with literary representations but also connects these representations to the contextual experience of Chicanx family life. This book calls for a rethinking of women characters beyond limited, and limiting, familial roles and uses the framework of feminist negotiation as a means to explore the empowering possibilities of intergenerational female relationships.

Negotiating Boundaries? Identities, Sexualities, Diversities

Negotiating Boundaries? Identities, Sexualities, Diversities

Author: Clare Beckett

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124062824

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

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Negotiating Boundaries: Identities, Sexualities, Diversities is a collection of essays by contributors fromâ "and/or onâ "societies across the world: Boznia-Herzogovinia, Croatia, France, Iran, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, South and West Africa, the UK and the USA. They are from a range of academic disciplesâ "English Literature, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Modern Languages, Religious Studies, Social Anthropology, Social Policy, Sociology and Theology. This level of diversity has resulted in the most wide-ranging volume ever published in the social sciences and humanities around the concept of Boundaries. The book is at the cutting edge of intellectual thinking on personal and social boundaries applied to such areas as: Art, Genocidal Rape, Identities, God/Godde, Lesbianism, Literature, Men in Women's Professions, Muslim women in Muslim and non-Muslim countries, Nationalism and Symbolism, Poetry, Religion, Sexual Harassment, Sexuality, Women in Science, Transgenderism, Virginity Testing and War. This range of contributors, locations and topics could have resulted in an incoherent volume with appeal to only a somewhat esoteric readership. However, the skilful use of the concept of Boundaries not only gives this book structured coherence, but makes it important reading for a wide range of academics, theorists and researchers in a diversity of disciplines. This is a lively, engaged, nuanced portrayal of the struggles around identity, inequality and domination. Ambitious in its scope â " international, interdisciplinary and multi-dimensional in its social focus, Identities, Sexualities, Diversities offers a powerful picture of struggle and the pursuit of change, through the conceptual lens of boundaries. This collection explores the diverse ways boundaries operate, bringing new insights and questions to an established debate. It also, importantly, explores how boundaries can provide bridges. Thus, through its interweaving of theory and empirical analysis, and through its stories of bodies, texts, work, sexual expression, self-presentation, and changing values, Identities, Sexualities, Diversities offers a text that is reflexive, analytically thoughtful, and, significantly, hopeful.â â "Davina Cooper, Professor of Law and Political Theory, Director of AHRC Research Centre for Law, Gender and Sexuality, Kent Law School, University of Kent â oeThis is a fascinating collection of papers that provides new and important insights into the variety and natures of boundaries around ethnicity, identity and sexuality. Using the complex concept of boundaries the writers explore identities, sexualities and diversities through boundary crossings, contested boundaries, oppressive boundaries and creative, resistant boundaries. This provides a wonderful, coherent engagement with some of the key struggles at the present time over contested territory at personal and global levels. The range of articles ensures that these debates are contextualised in particular societies and cultures providing a rich source of theoretical material that helps our understandings of these complex and crucial issues. The theoretical rigour and fascinating insights presented in this edited book deserves a wide readership from those involved in the social sciences, womenâ (TM)s studies, the humanities and all those interested in transgressing conventional boundaries of scholarshipâ . â "Sheila Scraton, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Director of University Research, Professor of Leisure and Feminist Studies, Leeds Metropolitan University.

Church and Religious 'Other'

Church and Religious 'Other'

Author: Gerard Mannion

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780567047267

Category: Religion

Page: 314

View: 634

This volume brings together the prestigious speakers at the inaugural Church in Our Times Lecture Series at Liverpool Hope, throughout the first 4 months of 2006, and invited contributors from and addressing wider international contexts - Africa, Sri Lanka, India and the United States. The volume explores themes such as questions of ecclesial and religious identity in these post-modern times, the advent of neo-exclusivism, divisions within the contemporary Roman Catholic and Anglicans churches, inter-faith relations and dialogue, questions of sexuality and Christian ministry, contemporary understandings of ecclesial authority, teaching and tradition, the inter-relation between the church and the kingdom of God today, an Asian appraisal of Pope Benedict's first sermon, inculturation and the rhetoric and reality of the notion of Church as Christianity's most distinctive and defining feature and constructive proposals for ecumenical ways forward in the future. The commonality and coherence of the papers, along with the manner in which a number of them together contribute towards making a cumulative case upon similar issues of concern for the 'church in our times', constitute a major strength of this collection. This volume will interest faculty and students engaged in the study of the contemporary church, ecumenism, global Christianity, secularity and inter-religious dialogue, as well as appealing to ministers and pastors as well as the general reader excited by the most pressing debates pertaining to the church in these times.

Feminist Media

Feminist Media

Author: Claire Sedgwick

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781786610423

Category: Social Science

Page: 210

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Feminist Media: From the Second Wave to the Digital Age analyses the relationship between second wave feminist media production and capitalism, as well as identifying the tradition that can be drawn between second wave feminism, Riot Grrrl and feminist blogging today. There has been a recent re-evaluation of the importance of second wave feminist media, demonstrated by the digitization of Spare Rib by the British Library in 2015. However, up until now, research on the magazine has been limited. This book analyses the relationship between Spare Rib and the capitalist publishing industry, comparing it to American feminist magazine Ms. The book argues that it is important to understand the cultural economies of the magazines as this had an impact on the assumed readership of the magazines, therefore having an impact on the issues that were privileged. The second half of the book charts a crucial and often overlooked link between feminist media production in the ‘second wave’ and more contemporary forms of feminist media activism.

Feminist Critical Negotiations

Feminist Critical Negotiations

Author: Alice Parker

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027224170

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 165

This volume is a collection of original contributions in the field of feminist critical theory which reflect upon past practices and suggest new strategies and directions for future work. The articles are presented in two non-exclusive, interactive sections: "Theorizing Feminist Criticism" and "The Feminist Writing Subject." They offer different points of entry into the familiar debates that have dominated feminist literary criticism for over a decade. The contributions stage negotiations with literary critical and feminist theory which are productive of different perspectives and new strategies for reading and writing.