The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that ...
Author: Sara Ahmed
Publisher: Duke University Press
Category: Social Science
In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how feminists learn about worlds from their efforts to transform them. Ahmed also provides her most sustained commentary on the figure of the feminist killjoy introduced in her earlier work while showing how feminists create inventive solutions—such as forming support systems—to survive the shattering experiences of facing the walls of racism and sexism. The killjoy survival kit and killjoy manifesto, with which the book concludes, supply practical tools for how to live a feminist life, thereby strengthening the ties between the inventive creation of feminist theory and living a life that sustains it.
A “brick wall,”accordingto Ahmed in her book Livinga FeministLife, is “the
materiality of resistance to transformation.”54 Not me, not here, ... 54 Sara Ahmed
, Living a Feminist Life (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017). 55 Ahmed, Living a ...
Author: Melinda McGarrah Sharp
In Creating Resistances: Pastoral Care in a Postcolonial World, Melinda McGarrah Sharp studies the concept of resistance to outline what postcolonial pastoral care can look like in practice, particularly for people who feel more removed from the urgency of today’s postcolonial realities.
Ahmed, S. (2016) Resignation is a feminist issue, Feministkilljoys Blog, 27
August. Available at: www.feministkilljoys.com/2016/08/27/resignation-is- afeminist-issue/(Accessed: 28 June 2018). Ahmed, S. (2017) Living a Feminist Life. Durham ...
Author: Nicole Westmarland
Category: Social Science
Feminist research on gender, violence and abuse has been an area of academic study since the late 1970s, and has increased exponentially over this time on a global scale. Although situated in a predominantly qualitative tradition, research in the field has developed to include quantitative and mixed methodologies. This book offers a compendium of research methods on gender and violence, from the traditional to the innovative, and showcases best practice in feminist research and international case studies. Researching Gender, Violence and Abuse covers: The origins of feminist research, Ethical considerations relating to research on gender, violence and abuse, Working in partnership with organisations such as the police or the voluntary sector, A comprehensive range of research methods including interviews and focus groups, surveys, arts-based research and ethnography, The challenges and opportunities of working with existing data, The influence of activism on research and the translation of research into policy and practice. This book is perfect reading for students taking courses on violence against women, domestic violence, gender and crime, as well as advanced students embarking on new research.
... living up to the image of the perfect housewife.11 The portrayal of the
indoctrinated, dissatisfied housewife, who eventually saw through patriarchal
ideology and turned into a feminist spokesperson, became part of Friedan's
official life story, ...
Author: Malin Lidström Brock
Category: Literary Criticism
This book draws attention to the controversy that surrounds Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Gloria Steinem, and Simone de Beauvoir’s lives and the important role that their life stories have played in their feminist writing. Directly and indirectly, the four women have contributed to battles over feminism’s meaning through autobiographically informed political writing. Inevitably, therefore, their biographers are also participants in these battles, yet not always on the same side as their subjects. Writing Feminist Lives introduces a further fold of nuance into considerations of biography and feminism by showing that the biographers of the four women have made methodological choices that reflect their loyalty to, or their scepticism towards, competing ideological definitions of the exemplary feminist life.
Following in the tradition of Sara Ahmed (the originator of the concept "feminist killjoy"), Wunker brings memoir, theory, literary criticism, pop culture, and feminist thinking together in this collection of essays that take up Ahmed's ...
Author: Erin Wunker
Publisher: Book Thug
"Erin Wunker is a feminist killjoy, and she thinks you should be one, too. Following in the tradition of Sara Ahmed (the originator of the concept "feminist killjoy"), Wunker brings memoir, theory, literary criticism, pop culture, and feminist thinking together in this collection of essays that take up Ahmed's project as a multi-faceted lens through which to read the world from a feminist point of view. Neither totemic nor complete, the non-fiction essays that make up Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life attempt to think publicly about why we need feminism, and especially why we need the figure of the feminist killjoy, now. From the complicated practices of being a mother and a feminist, to building friendship amongst women as a community-building and -sustaining project, to writing that addresses rape culture from the Canadian context and beyond, Notes from a Feminist Killjoy: Essays on Everyday Life invites the reader into a conversation about gender, feminism, and living in our inequitable world."--
At the very summit of Mt. Isola, she does not stop to contemplate the vistas and
meditate on her life as Petrarch does. ... existence than living, a state which she
characterizes as being "so uncertain and aimless that time, speeding onward, ...
Author: Laura Cereta
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Social Science
Renaissance writer Laura Cereta (1469–1499) presents feminist issues in a predominantly male venue—the humanist autobiography in the form of personal letters. Cereta's works circulated widely in Italy during the early modern era, but her complete letters have never before been published in English. In her public lectures and essays, Cereta explores the history of women's contributions to the intellectual and political life of Europe. She argues against the slavery of women in marriage and for the rights of women to higher education, the same issues that have occupied feminist thinkers of later centuries. Yet these letters also furnish a detailed portrait of an early modern woman’s private experience, for Cereta addressed many letters to a close circle of family and friends, discussing highly personal concerns such as her difficult relationships with her mother and her husband. Taken together, these letters are a testament both to an individual woman and to enduring feminist concerns.
The Paradox of the Virtuous Woman in Christine de Pizan's Fortress and in
FifteenthCentury Public Life 1 A ... virtue ethics and the political life in a female
only environment but in a strikingly different manner: Christine de Pizan was not living in ...
Author: S. Berges
Category: Social Science
A Feminist Perspective on Virtue Ethics provides of historical survey of feminist virtue ethics, and shows how the ethical theorizing of women in the past can be brought to bear on that of women in the present.
No one knows how it would be to live in a truly androgynous world where men
and women were equal and each one could express his or her life-style in a
variety of ways. No one knows how the oppressed peoples of the world can move
Author: Letty M. Russell
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
A feminist theologian relates the New Testament's message of salvation to contemporary struggles to achieve human equality and freedom.
Once Jeannie becomes a part of his life, Tony asks her to do three things: (1)
keep her identity a secret (how exactly would he explain her?); (2) not use her
magic (which, like Darrin's request, illustrates Tony's desire to live normally); and
Author: Cary O’Dell
Category: Performing Arts
Long dismissed as ciphers, sycophants and “Stepford Wives,” women characters of primetime television during the 1950s through the 1980s are overdue for this careful reassessment. From smart, savvy wives and resilient mothers (including the much-maligned June Cleaver and Donna Reed) to talented working women (long before the debut of “Mary Tyler Moore”) to crimebusters and even criminals, American women on television emerge as a diverse, empowered, individualistic, and capable lot, highly worthy of emulation and appreciation.
... activities will best fulfill your need to earn a living, to be with those you love, to
develop your talents, to keep your environment in order and repair, to maintain
your human community, to make, you hope, a worthwhile day in a meaningful life
Author: Drucilla Barker
Category: Business & Economics
Feminist economists have demonstrated that interrogating hierarchies based on gender, ethnicity, class and nation results in an economics that is biased and more faithful to empirical evidence than are mainstream accounts. This rigorous and comprehensive book examines many of the central philosophical questions and themes in feminist economics including · History of economics · Feminist science studies · Identity and agency · Caring labor · Postcolonialism and postmodernism With contributions from such leading figures as Nancy Folbre, Julie Nelson and Sandra Harding, Toward a Feminist Theory of Economics looks set to become the book on feminist economics for some time to come and will be greatly appreciated by all those interested in gender studies, economic methodology and social theory.