Beyond the Flesh: Alexander Blok, Zinaida Gippius, and the by Jenifer Presto

By Jenifer Presto

Though the Russian Symbolist move was once ruled by way of a priority with transcending intercourse, some of the writers linked to the circulate exhibited an excessive preoccupation with issues of the flesh. Drawing on poetry, performs, brief tales, essays, memoirs, and letters, in addition to feminist and psychoanalytic idea, Beyond the Flesh records the customarily unforeseen shape that this obsession with gender and the physique took within the existence and artwork of 2 of an important Russian Symbolists.
            Jenifer Presto argues that the problems encountered in studying Alexander Blok and Zinaida Gippius inside both a feminist or a conventional, binary gendered framework derive not just from the peculiarities in their inventive personalities but in addition from the explicit Russian cultural context. even though those poets engaged in gendered practices that, now and then, hugely idiosyncratic or even incited gossip between their contemporaries, they weren't working in a vacuum. in its place, they have been responding to philosophical recommendations that have been important to Russian Symbolism and that may proceed to form modernism in Russia.

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Flesh Wounds: The Culture of Cosmetic Surgery by Virginia L. Blum

By Virginia L. Blum

There are alot of payoffs for actual perfection ... it might probably simply be the quick-fix for a greater lifestyles and a step up. the single factor notwithstanding is that at the back of all of it is a masks and canopy up of self-rejection and a drug of option to run clear of one's precise character. even if attractiveness will get you what you will want ... it can no longer remove the internal strife that explanations the habit within the first position. Pursuing good looks could be an unsightly experience.

Before you pass forward and half with well-merited funds ... move learn The Hoffman strategy by way of Tim Laurence.

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Women of the Grassfields: A Study of the Economic Position by Phyllis Kaberry

By Phyllis Kaberry

This vintage ethnography examines the social and financial place of girls in Bamena, British Cameroons, in 1944. the sphere research was once brought on by means of the stipulations in Bamenda, whilst regardless of significant ordinary assets, there has been underpopulation, a really excessive child mortality, and the prestige of ladies used to be very low. This wealthy and interesting examine appears to be like in any respect facets of lifestyles in Bamena, and encompasses a variety of unique images.

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Transnational Identities of Women Writers in the by Ramona Mihaila

By Ramona Mihaila

The quantity Transnational Identities of girls Writers within the Austro-Hungarian Empire brings jointly contributions of researchers from areas or nations that belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Empire or had robust connections to it, due to the statement that there are only a few study effects for those areas because it matters the features of literary job of diverse ladies writers, reporters, activists or feminism supporters. the current quantity goals at (re)discovering girls writers within the multicultural society of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, whereas triggering connections to different nationalities below its rule. The articles compiled during this quantity are taken with the query in how a long way a number of feminist and cultural reports theories may be utilized to Austro-Hungarian literature and tradition round 1900. it is very important clarify that the context of this designated quantity bargains with the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, i.e. with the interval of dualism from 1867 to 1918 and farther. a distinct position inside this quantity is held through Gender stories and the women’s literary lifestyles in vital towns of the empire. for this reason, the most resources of study are literary and humanities books, reviews, magazines and supplementations in addition to women’s journals of that interval. Theorizing a ancient degree of the feminist flow implies problems that don't exist to this volume while facing modern phenomena.

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Representations of Homosexuality: Black Liberation Theology by R. Sneed

By R. Sneed

This ebook demanding situations black non secular and cultural critics to reconsider theological and moral ways to homosexuality. Sneed demonstrates how black liberation theology and has frequently characterised homosexuality as an issue to be solved, and his paintings the following deals a distinct manner for black non secular students to technique black homosexuality and spiritual experiences.Drawing on quite a number black homosexual writers from Essex Hemphill to J.L. King, Sneed identifies black homosexual men's literature as a wealthy resource for theological and moral mirrored image and issues black non secular scholarship towards an ethics of openness.

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The Riddle of Gender: Science, Activism, and Transgender by Deborah Rudacille

By Deborah Rudacille

While Deborah Rudacille discovered shut pal had made up our minds to transition from girl to male, she felt forced to appreciate why.

Coming on the arguable topic of transsexualism from a number of angles–historical, sociological, mental, medical–Rudacille chanced on that gender variance is whatever yet new, that altering one’s gender has been met with either attractiveness and hostility over the years, and that gender identification, like sexual orientation, seems to be inborn, no longer discovered, even though in a few humans the intercourse of the physique doesn't fit the intercourse of the mind.

Informed not just through meticulous examine, but additionally through the author’s interviews with widespread contributors of the transgender group, The Riddle of Gender is a sympathetic and clever examine a sexual revolution that calls into query lots of our such a lot deeply held assumptions approximately what it capacity to be a guy, a lady, and a individual.

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Rethinking Europe. Social theory and the implications of by Gerard Delanty

By Gerard Delanty

Dominant ways to the transformation of Europe forget about modern social concept interpretations of the character and dynamics of social swap. the following, Delanty and Rumford argue that we'd like a idea of society that allows you to comprehend Europeanization. This e-book advances the case that Europeanization can be theorized in phrases of:

  • globalization 
  • major social modifications that aren't solely spear-headed via the ecu
  • the wider context of the transformation of modernity.

This interesting booklet broadens the phrases of the talk on Europeanization, conventionally constrained to the supersession of the countryside via a supra-national authority and the alterations inside of member states consequent upon european membership.

Demonstrating the relevance of social idea to modern matters and with a spotlight on ecu transformation instead of simplistic notions of Europe-building, this really multidisciplinary quantity will attract readers from various social technology disciplines, together with sociology, geography, political technological know-how and ecu studies.

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Becoming a Barbarian by Jack Donovan

By Jack Donovan

Becoming a Barbarian won't train you the way to swing a conflict awl or crush your enemies (so so you might see them pushed sooner than you after which pay attention the lamentation in their women).
Becoming a Barbarian is a follow-up to Donovan's cult hit, The manner of Men. reliable, glossy, "civilized" Western males this present day are anticipated to imagine like "citizens of the realm" - obligated to everybody and nobody. typical, significant tribal connections were substituted with artificial, disposable buyer identities. with out a experience of who they're and what crew they've got a spot in, glossy males have gotten more and more indifferent, disoriented, susceptible, and ever extra simply manipulated.

Becoming a Barbarian attacks the emasculated vacancy of existence within the sleek West - "The Empire of not anything" -and indicates males tips on how to imagine tribally back. It unearths the weaknesses of universalistic considering, and demanding situations readers to develop into the type of males who may perhaps cross "all-in" and dedicate their lives to 1 staff of individuals especially others.

Becoming a Barbarian is approximately discovering a tribe, discovering a objective, and selecting to dwell the type of existence that undermines the narrative of the Empire.

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Language and Gender: An Advanced Resource Book (Routledge by Jane Sunderland

By Jane Sunderland

Language and Gender: provides an updated creation to language and gender comprises varied paintings from quite a number cultural, together with non-Western, contexts, and represents more than a few methodological ways gathers jointly influential readings from key names within the self-discipline, together with: Deborah Cameron, Mary Haas and Deborah Tannen. Written via an skilled instructor and researcher within the box, Language and Gender is a necessary source for college students and researchers of utilized Linguistics. The accompanying site to this booklet are available at

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Towards a Gendered Political Economy by Joanne Cook, Jennifer Roberts, Georgina Waylen

By Joanne Cook, Jennifer Roberts, Georgina Waylen

This assortment units out how a gendered method of political financial system will help us comprehend the inherently gendered buildings that characterise our society, and supply the root for a very interdisciplinary social technology. It offers a complete insurance of gendered political economic system - what it really is, the place it truly is and, maybe extra importantly, the way it should still enhance. The twelve chapters that make up this quantity mix the advance of a theoretical framework with empirical examples, which illustrate the center issues of gendered political economy.

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