Queer Cities, Queer Cultures: Europe since 1945

Queer towns, Queer Cultures examines the formation and makeup of city subcultures and situates them opposed to the tales we in general inform approximately Europe and its watershed moments within the submit 1945 interval. The e-book considers the measure to which the enduring occasions of 1945, 1968 and 1989 stimulated the social and sexual weather of the resultant a long time, elevating questions on the shape and constitution of the Nineteen Sixties sexual revolution, and forcing us to contemplate how we outline sexual liberalization - and the place, how and on whose phrases it occurs.

An foreign crew of authors explores the position of the US in shaping specific kinds of culture; the importance of adjustments in felony codes; differing modes of queer intake and screens of group; the tricky healthy of queer (as against homosexual and lesbian) politics in liberal democracies; the significance of mobility and immigration in modulating queer city existence; the problem of AIDS; and the coming of the internet.

By exploring the queer histories of towns from Istanbul to Helsinki and Moscow to Madrid, Queer towns, Queer Cultures makes an important contribution to our realizing of city historical past, eu background and the background of gender and sexuality.

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The Metaphysics of Love: Gender and Transcendence in Levinas

By Stella Sandford

Emmanuel Levinas is healthier identified for having reintroduced the query of ethics into the Continental philosophical culture. within the Metaphysics of affection, even if, Stella Sandford argues that an over-emphasis on ethics within the reception of Levinas's proposal has lined over either the root and the main points of his philosophical undertaking - a metaphysics which affirms the need to consider an unqualified transcendence as a primary precept. Sandford's e-book is even as a robust feminist critique of either Levinas's gendered philosophical different types and the try and reclaim features of this philosophy for feminist thought.

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Sex, Power and Consent: Youth Culture and the Unwritten Rules

By Anastasia Powell

Intercourse, strength and Consent: early life tradition and the Unwritten principles attracts at the genuine global tales and reports of younger girls and younger males - as informed of their personal phrases - concerning love, intercourse, relationships and negotiating consent. really apt connection with feminist and sociological concept underpins specific connections among younger people's lived event and present foreign debates. concerns surrounding formative years intercourse inside of pop culture, sexuality schooling and sexual violence prevention are completely explored. In a transparent, incisive and eminently readable demeanour, Anastasia Powell develops a compelling framework for realizing the 'unwritten ideas' and the gendered energy kinfolk during which sexual negotiations happen. finally intercourse, strength and Consent presents functional recommendations for children, and people operating with them, towards the prevention of sexual violence.

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Chess in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age A Fundamental Thought Paradigm of the Premodern World FMC (Fundamentals of Medieval and Early Modern Culture)

The sport of chess used to be wildly renowned within the center a long time, a lot in order that it turned a major proposal paradigm for thinkers and writers who applied its vocabulary and imagery for commentaries on conflict, politics, love, and the social order. during this choice of essays, students examine chess texts from quite a few traditions - English, French, German, Latin, Persian, Spanish, Swedish, and Catalan - and argue that wisdom of chess is vital to knowing medieval tradition. Such wisdom, despite the fact that, can't depend upon the trendy video game, for today´s principles weren't built until eventually the overdue 15th century. merely via familiarity with previous incarnations of the sport can one totally enjoy the entire import of chess to medieval society. The cautious scholarship contained during this quantity presents not just perception into the importance of chess in medieval eu tradition but in addition opens up avenues of inquiry for destiny paintings during this wealthy box.

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Half the Human Experience: The Psychology of Women (8th Edition)

By Janet Shibley Hyde, Nicole Else-Quest

Delivering a transparent, accomplished presentation, part THE HUMAN adventure, 8E can provide an authoritative research of classical and the most up-tp-date learn from a feminist psychology point of view. It completely examines the stability of cultural and organic similarities--and differences--between the genders, noting how those features may well have an effect on problems with equality in addition to how women and men behave towards each other. It presents a powerful beginning for knowing the affects of gender, race, and ethnicity on psychology and society, in addition to suggestions for considering significantly approximately popular culture as opposed to educational feminism because it pertains to psychology.

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Yearning: Race, Gender, and Cultural Politics

By Bell Hooks

Crosses disciplinary limitations in significant debates on postmodern idea, cultural feedback, and the politics of race and gender. hooks values postmodernism's insights whereas caution that the trendy infatuation with "discourse" approximately "difference" is dangerously removable from the fight we needs to all salary opposed to racism, sexism, and cultural imperialism.

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Vicarious Language: Gender and Linguistic Modernity in Japan (Asia: Local Studies / Global Themes)

By Miyako Inoue

This hugely unique examine offers a wholly new serious point of view at the imperative significance of rules approximately language within the copy of gender, classification, and race divisions in sleek Japan. concentrating on a phenomenon typically referred to as "women's language," in glossy jap society, Miyako Inoue considers the historical past and social results of this language shape. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in a latest Tokyo company to check the typical linguistic event of white-collar women workplace staff and on historic examine from the past due 19th century to 1930, she calls into query the declare that "women's language" is a jap cultural culture of old foundation and provides a severe geneaology exhibiting the level to which this language shape is, in reality, a cultural build associated with Japan's nationwide and capitalist modernity. Her theoretically refined, empirically grounded, interdisciplinary paintings brilliantly illuminates the connection among tradition and language, the character of energy and topic formation in modernity, and the way the complicated nexus of gender, language, and political financial system are skilled in way of life.

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Mixing Metaphors: God as Mother and Father in Deutero-Isaiah (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

By Sarah J. Dille

While such a lot remedies of biblical metaphor research person metaphors in isolation, Sarah J. Dille provides a version for interpretation according to their interplay with each other. utilizing Lakoff and Johnson's classification of "metaphoric coherence", she argues that once nonconsistent or contradictory metaphors look jointly in a literary unit, the components of overlap (coherence) are highlighted in each one.

Using the photographs of pop and mom in Deutero-Isaiah as a place to begin, she explores how those pictures have interaction with others: for instance, the divine warrior, the redeeming kinsman, the artisan of clay, or the husband. The juxtaposition of various metaphors (common in Hebrew prophetic literature) highlights universal "entailments", allowing the reader to determine facets of the picture which might be neglected or invisible if learn in isolation. Dille argues that any metaphor for God can merely be understood whether it is learn or heard in interplay with others inside a selected cultural context.

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Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions (SUNY Series in Global Modernity)

By Kwai-Cheung Lo

Innovative research of the connection of gender to East Asian fiscal development.

In Excess and Masculinity in Asian Cultural Productions, Kwai-Cheung Lo explores the excesses linked to the outstanding financial development in East Asia, together with surplus capital, environmental waste, and the unbalanced ratio of fellows to ladies within the quarter, connecting the creation of capitalist “excess” to the construction of recent varieties of transnational Asian masculinity. Lo attracts on Lacanian psychoanalysis and Marxist rules in addition to gender conception in his exam of East Asian cultural items reminiscent of spiritual and parenting books, transgender literary fantasies, trip writing, gangster video clips, woman motion heroes, and on-line video games. via this research, Lo argues that the surplus of Asia’s “masculine” modernization throws into aid the inner inconsistencies of capitalism itself, posing new demanding situations to the order of worldwide capitalism and suggesting new attainable configurationsof international modernity.

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