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By Stephanie Coontz
By Judith Plaskow
This primary choice of Judith Plaskow's essays and brief writings strains her scholarly and private trip from her early days as a graduate pupil via her pioneering contributions to either feminist theology and Jewish feminism to her fresh paintings in sexual ethics.
Accessibly geared up into 4 sections, the gathering starts with a number of of Plaskow's foundational essays on feminist theology, together with one formerly unavailable in English. part II addresses her nuanced realizing of oppression and comprises her vital paintings on anti-Judaism in Christian feminism. part III includes a number of brief and hugely readable items that clarify Plaskow's imperative position within the construction of Jewish feminism, together with the fundamental "Beyond Egalitarianism." ultimately, part IV offers her writings at the value of sexual ethics to the bigger venture of reworking Judaism.
Intelligently edited with the aid of Rabbi Donna Berman, and together with items by no means sooner than released, The Coming of Lilith is quintessential for non secular experiences scholars, enthusiasts of Plaskow's paintings, and people pursuing a Jewish schooling.
By Victoria Turvey-Sauron
Resisting either the rejection of thought and the present displacement of artwork background in favour of visible tradition, New Encounters as a substitute rejuvenate either ways. Marked out by way of its serious engagement with and shut proficient readings of pictures, texts and cultural occasions, this sequence employs new feminist, postcolonial and queer views. New Encounters additionally showcases intriguing new volumes which revisit key figures in 20th century paintings via hugely unique feminist approaches.
By Andrea Dworkin
By Rebecca Solnit
"This narrow book—seven essays, punctuated by means of enigmatic, haunting work through Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with energy and wit."—Boston Globe
"The antidote to mansplaining."—The Stranger
"Feminist, often humorous, unflinchingly sincere and sometimes scathing in its conclusions."—Salon
"Solnit tackles giant topics of gender and gear in those available essays. sincere and entire of wit, this is often an imperative learn that furthers the dialog on feminism and modern society."—San Francisco Chronicle most sensible Shelf
"Solnit [is] the appropriate author to take on the topic: her prose kind is so transparent and cool."—The New Republic
"The terrain has consistently felt standard, yet Men clarify issues To Me is a device that all of us want so as to locate anything that was once virtually lost."—National Post
In her comedian, scathing essay, "Men clarify issues to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what usually is going improper in conversations among women and men. She wrote approximately males who wrongly think they comprehend issues and wrongly suppose ladies do not, approximately why this arises, and the way this element of the gender wars works, airing a few of her personal hilariously lousy encounters.
This up to date variation with new essays of this nationwide bestseller publication positive aspects that now-classic essay in addition to "#YesAllWomen," an essay written in keeping with 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots stream that arose with it to finish violence opposed to ladies and misogyny, and the essay "Cassandra Syndrome." This booklet can be on hand in hardcover.
Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the writer of fourteen books, such a lot lately The far off Nearby. She is a Harper's Magazine contributing editor.
By Marion Meade
Originally released in 1973, Bitching is journalist and writer Marion Meade’s deep and insightful research into the genuine discussion taking place within espresso klatches, consciousness‑raising teams, and therapist’s periods. utilizing excerpts from actual taped conversations, Meade offers the disappointment, anger, resigned popularity, and scathing humor that make up the feminine adventure from start to grave.
For the 1st time, male chauvinist habit is going absolutely tested and unexcused, and the jobs males strength upon girls get damaged all the way down to their occasionally ridiculous part components. A photo right into a key time within the feminist flow, this ebook is a must‑read for somebody attracted to how a long way we've come . . . or how a lot we now have stayed the same.
Motion pictures of the Thirties, Nineteen Forties, and 1950s--including Now Voyager, Gilda, and Rebecca--receive a full of life, incisive glance that examines the celebs, the tale traces, and the contradictory messages of those well known video clips.
By Betty Friedan
“If you’ve by no means learn it, learn it now.”―Arianna Huffington, O, The Oprah Magazine
Landmark, groundbreaking, classic―these adjectives slightly do justice to the pioneering imaginative and prescient and lasting influence of The female Mystique. released in 1963, it gave a pitch-perfect description of “the challenge that has no name”: the insidious ideals and associations that undermined women’s self belief of their highbrow features and stored them in the house. Writing in a time whilst the common lady first married in her young people and 60 percentage of girls scholars dropped out of faculty to marry, Betty Friedan captured the frustrations and thwarted goals of a iteration and confirmed ladies how they can reclaim their lives. half social chronicle, half manifesto, The female Mystique is stuffed with interesting anecdotes and interviews in addition to insights that proceed to encourage. This 50th–anniversary variation beneficial properties an afterword by means of best-selling writer Anna Quindlen in addition to a brand new creation via Gail Collins.
By Virginia Held
Virginia Held assesses the ethics of care as a promising replacement to the widely used ethical theories that serve so inadequately to lead our lives. The ethics of care is barely a number of a long time previous, but it's by way of now a special ethical thought or normative method of the issues we are facing. it's appropriate to worldwide and political issues in addition to to the non-public kin that may so much essentially exemplify care.
This publication clarifies simply what the ethics of care is: what its features are, what it holds, and what it permits us to do. It discusses the feminist roots of this ethical method and why the ethics of care could be a morality with common allure. Held examines what we suggest by way of "care," and what a being concerned individual is like. the place different ethical theories call for impartiality notably, the ethics of care knows the ethical import of our ties to our households and teams. It evaluates such ties, targeting being concerned relatives instead of easily at the virtues of people. The e-book proposes how such values as justice, equality, and person rights can "fit jointly" with such values as care, belief, mutual attention, and solidarity.
In the second one a part of the booklet, Held examines the possibility of the ethics of deal with facing social concerns. She indicates how the ethics of care is extra promising than Kantian ethical thought and utilitarianism for suggestion on how expansive, or no longer, markets will be, and on while different values than marketplace ones should still be successful. She connects the ethics of care with the emerging curiosity in civil society, and considers the bounds acceptable for the language of rights. ultimately, she exhibits the promise of the ethics of deal with facing international difficulties and seeing anew the outlines of overseas civility.
"This is a type of infrequent books that quick turned the normal paintings in its box. Professor White has performed justice to the complexity of her subject."―Anne Firor Scott, Duke University
residing with the twin burdens of racism and sexism, slave girls within the plantation South assumed roles in the kin and group that contrasted sharply with conventional woman roles within the higher American society. This re-creation of Ar'n't I a Woman? stories and updates the scholarship on slave girls and the slave relations, exploring new methods of figuring out the intersection of race and gender and evaluating the myths that stereotyped woman slaves with the realities in their lives. mainly, this groundbreaking research exhibits us how black ladies skilled freedom within the Reconstruction South ― their heroic fight to realize their rights, carry their households jointly, withstand monetary and sexual oppression, and hold their feel of womanhood opposed to all odds.