Embattled Dreams: California in War and Peace, 1940-1950 by Kevin Starr

By Kevin Starr

A story journey de strength that mixes wide-ranging scholarship with fascinating prose, Kevin Starr's acclaimed multi-volume americans and the California Dream is an extraordinary paintings of cultural heritage. Now, in Embattled goals, the 6th quantity during this huge paintings, Starr appears to be like at Nineteen Forties California, the conflict years and their aftermath. California within the years surrounding international battle II used to be a time of sweeping swap, drama and intrigue, heroism and tragedy, a decade that observed the emergence of a brand new, extra strong position for California within the state. Starr captures this interesting period along with his distinct imaginative and prescient and masterful prose. He describes the immense enlargement of the warfare and California's function as "arsenal of democracy" (especially the numerous half ladies performed within the aviation industry). He examines the politics of the kingdom: Earl Warren because the dominant political determine, the anti-communist circulation and "red baiting," and the early occupation of Richard Nixon. He additionally seems at tradition, starting from Hollywood, to the counterculture with Henry Miller at monstrous Sur, to movie noir and the fiction of Raymond Chandler. And he illuminates the harassment of jap immigrants and the shameful remedy of different minorities, particularly Hispanics and blacks. Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Starr as "the ultimate chronicler of that regularly really good zone, implementing upon the dramatic parts of California historical past a novelist's mind's eye and a sophisticated and complicated intelligence." In Embattled desires, Starr presents an unforgettable portrait of California, a spell-binding account of the nation because it remodeled itself from a neighborhood energy to the dominant financial, social, and cultural strength within the country.

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Transforming masculinities : men, cultures, bodies, power, by Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

By Victor Jeleniewski Seidler

Significantly exploring the theories of fellows and masculinities, this multidisciplinary textual content highlights range, and issues to new directions.

content material: creation: cultures, energy and sexualities --
Masculinities, cultures and difference/s --
Masculinities, strength and social activities --
Rethinking male violence --
Authority, hegemony and emotional existence --
Honour, disgrace, nature and peace --
Negotiating gender and sexed identities --
Fatherhood, type, 'race', strength and intercourse --
Diasporas, histories, medicines and love --
stories, our bodies and hidden accidents --
Narratives, fears, medicines and violence --
Conclusions : gender, energy, ethics and love.

Exploring the ways that males and masculinities are normally theorized, this article discusses such relationships, and exhibits that, as with feminisms, there's a range of theoretical traditions. It Read more...

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Men of the Global South: A Reader (Global Masculinities) by Adam Jones

By Adam Jones

This Reader fills a spot within the literature on gender and the constructing international. in recent times there has arisen a worldly feminist literature at the lives of 3rd global ladies, their roles in improvement and their studies of clash. but the lives of 3rd global males have remained both vaguely drawn or invisible. Too frequently, an inclination has been glaring both to disregard males, or to consign them to adverse and stereotypical gender roles. whereas it can be crucial to not put out of your mind men's roles in crime, exploitation, and violence, it's visible extra nuanced and empathetic portrait of 3rd international males is still painted. it truly is this attitude which makes this Reader a really unique intervention.

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Detecting Women: Gender and the Hollywood Detective Film by Philippa Gates

By Philippa Gates

During this broad and authoritative examine of greater than 300 movies, Philippa Gates explores the “woman detective” determine from her pre-cinematic origins in nineteenth-century detective fiction via her many incarnations during the heritage of Hollywood cinema. during the lens of theories of gender, style, and stardom and interesting with the serious innovations of performativity, masquerade, and feminism, Detecting ladies analyzes structures of the feminine investigator within the detective style and makes a speciality of the evolution of her illustration from 1929 to at the present time. whereas a favored assumption is that photos of girls became more and more optimistic over this era, Gates argues that the main revolutionary and feminist versions of the feminine detective exist in mainstream film’s extra peripheral items, equivalent to Nineteen Thirties B photographs and Seventies blaxploitation movies. delivering revisions and new insights into peripheral kinds of mainstream movie, Gates explores this area that permits a fable of answer of social anxieties approximately crime and, extra apparently, gender, within the 20th and early twenty-first centuries. The author’s leading edge, attractive, and capacious method of this crucial determine inside feminist movie historical past breaks new floor within the fields of gender and movie experiences.

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Gender Justice, Development, and Rights (Oxford Studies in by Maxine Molyneux, Shahra Razavi

By Maxine Molyneux, Shahra Razavi

The Nineteen Nineties represented a shift within the foreign improvement time table towards a better emphasis on rights and democracy. This introduced many optimistic alterations in women's rights and political illustration in addition to in human rights extra widely. In a lot of the international, notwithstanding, those advances weren't matched via major growth within the success of higher social justice. emerging source of revenue inequalities, coupled with frequent poverty in lots of nations, have been followed by means of checklist degrees of crime and violence. in the meantime the worldwide shift within the consensus over the function of the nation in welfare provision has in lots of contexts entailed the down-sizing of public companies and the re-allocation of carrier supply to advertisement pursuits, charitable teams, NGOs and families. Liberalism and its Discontents displays in this ambivalent list, and at the importance accorded in foreign improvement coverage to rights and democracy within the post-Cold conflict period. Key goods at the modern coverage agenda-neo-liberal fiscal and social rules; democracy; and multiculturalism-are addressed right here via major students and local experts via theoretical reflections and unique case stories. jointly they represent a suite which casts modern liberalism in a particular gentle by way of utilising a gender viewpoint to the research of political and coverage procedures. Case reports from Latin the United States, sub-Saharan Africa, heart East, East-Central Europe, South and South-east Asia give a contribution a cross-cultural size to the research of latest liberalism-the dominant worth method within the glossy world-and the way it exists, and is resisted, in constructing and post-transition societies.

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The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South by Catherine Clinton

By Catherine Clinton

While Europeans settled within the early South, they quarreled over many things--but few imbroglios have been so fierce as battles over land. Landowners wrangled bitterly over limitations with pals and contested components grew to become often called "the devil's lane." Violence and bloodshed have been yet many of the outcomes to befall those that ventured into those disputed territories.
The Devil's Lane highlights vital new paintings on sexuality, race, and gender within the South from the 17th- to the nineteenth-centuries. members discover felony background via interpreting race, crime and punishment, intercourse around the colour line, and slander. rising stars and confirmed students reminiscent of Peter wooden and Carol Berkin weave jointly the attention-grabbing tale of competing agendas and clashing cultures at the southern frontier. One bankruptcy makes a speciality of a community's resistance to a hermaphrodite, the place the city courtroom carried out a sequence of "examinations" to figure out the individual's gender. different items handle themes starting from resistance to sexual exploitation at the a part of slave girls to spousal murders, from reading women's expressions of non secular ecstasy to a pastor's sermons approximately wicked sinners and picture depictions of carnage, all within the identify of "exposing" evil, and from a case of infanticide to the perform of state-mandated castration.
numerous of the authors pay shut recognition to the social and private dynamics of interracial women's networks and relationships throughout position and time. The Devil's Lane illuminates early types of sexual oppression, inviting comparative questions about authority and violence, social attitudes and sexual tensions, the impression of slavery in addition to the twisted process race family between blacks, whites, and Indians. numerous students glance rather on the Gulf South, myopically missed in conventional literature, and an exceptional characteristic of this collection.
those eighteen unique essays demonstrate why the intersection of intercourse and race marks an important element of departure for knowing southern social family members, and a turning element for the sphere of colonial historical past. the wealthy, various and precise stories showcased in The Devil's Lane offers a rare chance for readers drawn to women's historical past, African American heritage, southern historical past, and particularly colonial heritage to discover a variety of fascinating issues.

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Routledge Handbook of Body Studies (Routledge International

Within the final 3 many years, the human physique has received expanding prominence in modern political debates, and it has develop into a imperative subject of recent social sciences and arts. sleek applied sciences – resembling organ transplants, stem-cell study, nanotechnology, plastic surgery and cryonics – have replaced how we predict in regards to the body.

In this number of thirty unique essays by means of best figures within the box, those concerns are explored throughout a few theoretical and disciplinary views, together with pragmatism, feminism, queer thought, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. quite a lot of case stories, which come with cosmetics, nutrition, organ transplants, racial our bodies, masculinity and sexuality, consuming issues, faith and the sacred physique, and incapacity, are used to appraise those diversified perspectives.

In addition, this instruction manual explores numerous epistemological techniques to the fundamental query: what's a physique? It additionally bargains a strongly themed variety of chapters on empirical themes which are equipped round faith, drugs, gender, know-how and intake. It additionally contributes to the controversy over the globalization of the physique: how have army expertise, sleek medication, activity and intake resulted in this modern obsession with issues corporeal?

The Handbook’s transparent, direct variety will entice a large undergraduate viewers within the social sciences, really for these learning scientific sociology, gender experiences, activities stories, incapacity reports, social gerontology, or the sociology of faith. it is going to serve to consolidate the hot box of physique stories.

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