Gender Trouble

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136783237
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One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial. Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler's concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality. Thrilling and provocative, few other academic works have roused passions to the same extent.

A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today s World

Author: Vaia Tsolas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351660284
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A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today's World: On the Body examines the importance of the body in everyday psychoanalytic practice and beyond. Written by world leading clinicians and international scholars, this important book aims to relocate the psychoanalytic body in the modern, more challenging world. Bringing together perspectives from across the range of psychoanalytic schools of thought, it covers essential analytic topics such as family and parenting, sex and gender, illness and psychosomatics, and concepts of the body in infancy. Though in Freud’s writing the intertwining of body and psyche is fundamental, psychoanalytic thought has sometimes downplayed or ignored this idea. This book returns the body to its rightful place in psychoanalysis, and brings the body into the contemporary world of technology and change, offering fresh insight into the sick body, the sexual body, the speaking body, the body of the changing family in which the traditional gendered labels no longer fit seamlessly, gender dynamics and much more. A Psychoanalytic Exploration of the Body in Today's World gives renewed and increased emphasis to an essential tenant of psychoanalysis. With contributions from some of the most important modern psychoanalysts, this book will prove an essential work for both psychotherapists and academics.

New Perspectives on Delarivier Manley and Eighteenth Century Literature

Author: Aleksondra Hultquist
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317196937
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This first critical collection on Delarivier Manley revisits the most heated discussions, adds new perspectives in light of growing awareness of Manley’s multifaceted contributions to eighteenth-century literature, and demonstrates the wide range of thinking about her literary production and significance. While contributors reconsider some well-known texts through her generic intertextuality or unresolved political moments, the volume focuses more on those works that have had less attention: dramas, correspondence, journalistic endeavors, and late prose fiction. The methodological approaches incorporate traditional investigations of Manley, such as historical research, gender theory, and comparative close readings, as well as some recently influential theories, like geocriticism and affect studies. This book forges new paths in the many underdeveloped directions in Manley scholarship, including her work’s exploration of foreign locales, the power dynamics between individuals and in relation to states, sexuality beyond heteronormativity, and the shifting operations and influences of genre. While it draws on previous writing about Manley’s engagement with Whig/Tory politics, gender, and queerness, it also argues for Manley’s contributions as a writer with wide-ranging knowledge of both the inner sanctums of London and the outer developing British Empire, an astute reader of politics, a sophisticated explorer of emotional and gender dynamics, and a flexible and clever stylist. In contrast to the many ways Manley has been too easily dismissed, this collection carefully considers many points of view, and opens the way for new analyses of Manley’s life, work, and vital contributions to the full range of forms in which she wrote.

The Gender Conversation

Author: Edwina Murphy
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498298958
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Conversations about gender, both inside and outside the church, can frequently degenerate into stale and rancorous disputes in which predictable arguments are traded back and forth, or fade awkwardly away into the tense silences of mutual misunderstanding. But the issue is an important one, and calls for a better conversation than either of those alternatives. In September 2015, Morling College hosted a one-day symposium entitled The Gender Conversation. A rich and diverse mix of contributors met to discuss issues of gender, theology, and Christian living, within a shared framework of evangelical conviction. Our aim in hosting the symposium was to deepen mutual understanding and respect, highlight common ground, clarify points of difference, and unite us all in a quest to learn from the Scriptures and live in the light of the gospel. This book brings together the papers presented at the symposium and the contributors' responses to one another, as a resource for further reflection and discussion.

Female Combatants in Conflict and Peace

Author: Seema Shekhawat
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137516569
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This edited volume illuminates the role of women in violence to demonstrate that gender is a key component of discourse on conflict and peace. Through an examination of theory and practice of women's participation in violent conflicts, the book makes the argument that both conflict and post-conflict situations are gender insensitive.

Sphinx

Author: Anne Garréta
Publisher: edition fünf
ISBN: 3942374862
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Pariser Nachtleben: Eine Bar, in der sich die tanzende Menge bis in den Morgen von den Rhythmen tragen lässt, ein Cabaret, in dem eine Spiegelwelt die Zuschauer in ein Spiel von Sein und Schein führt. In dieser Dämmer- und Dunkelwelt, einer Sphäre, in der, was normalerweise gilt, ins Wanken gerät, begegnen sich Ich und A***. Als Paar reisen sie nach New York. Ihre Liebesgeschichte entwickelt sich wie viele andere, mit der Besonderheit allerdings, dass das Geschlecht der beiden Hauptfiguren im Unklaren bleibt. – Ein erzählerisches Experiment, das seine Sogwirkung dadurch entfaltet, dass man beim Lesen den eigenen Geschlechterbildern auf die Spur kommt. Jeder Versuch, sich die beiden Protagonisten bildlich vorzustellen, läuft ins Leere und führt uns vor Augen, wie stereotyp die herrschenden Zuweisungen von Männlich und Weiblich sind. Ein aufregendes Leseerlebnis, nach 30 Jahren endlich auf Deutsch zu haben – und hochaktuell.

Das andere Geschlecht

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3644051615
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Das berühmte Standardwerk von Simone de Beauvoir. Die universelle Standortbestimmung der Frau, die aus jahrtausendealter Abhängigkeit von männlicher Vorherrschaft ausgebrochen ist, hat nichts an Gültigkeit eingebüßt. Die Scharfsichtigkeit der grundlegenden Analyse tritt in der Neuübersetzung noch deutlicher hervor.

ber M nner

Author: Phyllis Chesler
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 3688108620
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Was ist das: ein Mann? Worin besteht das eigentliche Wesen der Männer? Wie erlebt eine Frau Männlichkeit – bei sich selbst und bei anderen Männern? Wenn heute die Frauen ihre weibliche Rolle neu zu definieren beginnen, entdecken sie auch das andere, das männliche Geschlecht neu. In der patriarchalischen Tradition wurde der Mann stillschweigend als «der Mensch» schlechthin angesehen, die Frau, das Weibliche, war die Abweichung von der Norm. Um das spezifisch Männliche in den Blick zu rücken, mußte Phyllis Chesler ihr Thema methodisch unorthodox angehen. Herausgekommen ist dabei ein literarisch originelles, ungewöhnliches Buch, «ebenso lebendig wie zwingend», urteilt Ronald D. Laing darüber. «Streckenweise eine sehr schmerzliche, aber dann auch wieder eine heitere Lektüre für alle, die sich noch einen Funken Humor bewahrt haben.» Phyllis Chesler stützt sich auf ihre eigenen Erlebnisse und Erfahrungen, auf mythologische und historische Quellen, auf Biographien und Autobiographien, auf Darstellungen der bildenden Kunst und Gestalten der Literatur sowie auf die Aussagen von Hunderten von männlichen Interview-Partnern, die nach ihren Gedanken, Gefühlen, Erinnerungen und Wünschen befragt wurden.