Download or read Feminism is Queer PDF, written by Mimi Marinucci and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2016-06-15 with total page 149 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Feminism is Queer, Mimi Marinucci provides a valuable introduction to the intimately related disciplines of gender and queer theory, and develops the innovative concept of queer feminism, which treats queer theory as being continuous with feminist theory. While there were significant conceptual tensions between second-wave feminism and traditional lesbian and gay studies, queer feminism offers a paradigm for understanding gender, sex and sexuality that overcomes this conflict in order to foster solidarity between those campaigning for women’s rights and those for LGBTQ rights. This updated and expanded edition engages with the latest developments in feminism and queer theory, including the new forms of both feminism and 'antifeminism' which have developed within online communities, the growing prominence of trans experiences in popular media, and the relevancy of queer feminism to a new generation of feminist activists. Feminism is Queer remains the indispensable guide for anyone with an interest in gender, sexuality, and the connections between feminism and queer issues.
Download or read Feminism s Queer Temporalities PDF, written by Sam McBean and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-07-16 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Despite feminism’s uneven movements, it has been predominantly understood through metaphors of generations or waves. Feminism's Queer Temporalities builds on critiques of the limitations of this linear model to explore alternative ways of imagining feminism’s timing. It finds in feminism’s literary and cultural archive narratives of temporality that might now be diagnosed as queer, where queer designates modes of being historical that exceed the linear and the generational. Few theorists have looked to popular feminist figures, literature, and culture to theorize feminism’s timing. Through methodologically creative readings, McBean explores non-generational, anti-linear, and asynchronous time in the figure of Antigone, Marge Piercy’s Woman on the Edge of Time, the film Ladies and Gentlemen: The Fabulous Stains, Valerie Solanas and SCUM Manifesto, and Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home. The first to substantially bring together the ways in which time has come to matter in both feminist and queer disciplines, this book will appeal to students and scholars of feminist, queer and gender studies, cultural studies and literary studies.
Download or read Feminist and Queer Legal Theory PDF, written by Martha Albertson Fineman and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Feminist and Queer Legal Theory: Intimate Encounters, Uncomfortable Conversations is a groundbreaking collection that brings together leading scholars in contemporary legal theory. The volume explores, at times contentiously, convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. These explorations - foregrounded by legal issues such as marriage equality, sexual harassment, workers' rights, and privacy - re-draw and re-imagine the alliances and antagonisms constituting feminist and queer theory. The essays cross a spectrum of disciplinary matrixes, including jurisprudence, political philosophy, literary theory, critical race theory, women's studies, and gay and lesbian studies. The authors occupy a variety of political positions vis-à-vis questions of identity, rights, the state, cultural normalization, and economic liberalism. The richness and vitality of feminist and queer theory, as well as their relevance to matters central to the law and politics of our time, are on full display in this volume.
Download or read Excluded PDF, written by Julia Serano and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A transformational approach to overcoming the divisions between feminist communities While many feminist and queer movements are designed to challenge sexism, they often simultaneously police gender and sexuality -- sometimes just as fiercely as the straight, male-centric mainstream does. Some feminists vocally condemn other feminists because of how they dress, for their sexual partners or practices, or because they are seen as different and therefore less valued. Among LGBTQ activists, there is a long history of lesbians and gay men dismissing bisexuals, transgender people, and other gender and sexual minorities. In each case, exclusion is based on the premise that certain ways of being gendered or sexual are more legitimate, natural, or righteous than others. As a trans woman, bisexual, and femme activist, Julia Serano has spent much of the last ten years challenging various forms of exclusion within feminist and queer/LGBTQ movements. In Excluded, she chronicles many of these instances of exclusion and argues that marginalizing others often stems from a handful of assumptions that are routinely made about gender and sexuality. These false assumptions infect theories, activism, organizations, and communities -- and worse, they enable people to vigorously protest certain forms of sexism while simultaneously ignoring and even perpetuating others. Serano advocates for a new approach to fighting sexism that avoids these pitfalls and offers new ways of thinking about gender, sexuality, and sexism that foster inclusivity.
Download or read Intersections Between Feminist and Queer Theory PDF, written by Diane Richardson and published by Genders and Sexualities in the. This book was released on 2006-08-31 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The emergence of queer ideas has unsettled other forms of exploring gender and sexuality, in particular feminism. In response, feminists have been significant critics of queer ideas. This book, through the contribution of important US and UK writers, seeks to explore the debates between feminist and queer theorizing in order to seek out interconnections between the two; they identify new directions in thinking about sexuality and gender that may emerge out of and at the interface.
Download or read Debates in Transgender Queer and Feminist Theory PDF, written by Patricia Elliot and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-05-13 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transgender studies is a heterogeneous site of debate that is marked by tensions, border wars, and rifts both within the field and among feminist and queer theorists. Intersecting the domains of women’s studies, sexuality, gender and transgender studies, Debates in Transgender, Queer, and Feminist Theory provides a critical analysis of key texts and theories, engaging in a dialogue with prominent theorists of transgendered identity, embodiment and sexual politics, and intervening in various aspects of a conceptually and politically difficult terrain. A central concern is the question of whether the theories and practices needed to foster and secure the lives of transsexuals and transgendered persons will be promoted or undermined - a concern that raises broader social, political, and ethical questions surrounding assumptions about gender, sexuality, and sexual difference; perceptions of transgendered embodiments and identities; and conceptions of divergent desires, goals and visions.
Download or read The Queer Turn in Feminism PDF, written by Anne Emmanuelle Berger and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2013-12-02 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than any other area of late-twentieth-century thinking, gender theory and its avatars have been to a large extent a Franco-American invention. In this book, a leading Franco-American scholar traces differences and intersections in the development of gender and queer theories on both sides of the Atlantic. Looking at these theories through lenses that are both “American” and “French,” thus simultaneously retrospective and anticipatory, she tries to account for their alleged exhaustion and currency on the two sides of the Atlantic. The book is divided into four parts. In the first, the author examines two specifically “American” features of gender theories since their earliest formulations: on the one hand, an emphasis on the theatricality of gender (from John Money’s early characterization of gender as “role playing” to Judith Butler’s appropriation of Esther Newton’s work on drag queens); on the other, the early adoption of a “queer” perspective on gender issues. In the second part, the author reflects on a shift in the rhetoric concerning sexual minorities and politics that is prevalent today. Noting a shift from efforts by oppressed or marginalized segments of the population to make themselves “heard” to an emphasis on rendering themselves “visible,” she demonstrates the formative role of the American civil rights movement in this new drive to visibility. The third part deals with the travels back and forth across the Atlantic of “sexual difference,” ever since its elevation to the status of quasi-concept by psychoanalysis. Tracing the “queering” of sexual difference, the author reflects on both the modalities and the effects of this development. The last section addresses the vexing relationship between Western feminism and capitalism. Without trying either to commend or to decry this relationship, the author shows its long-lasting political and cultural effects on current feminist and postfeminist struggles and discourses. To that end, she focuses on one of the intense debates within feminist and postfeminist circles, the controversy over prostitution.
Download or read Gender and Sexual Identity PDF, written by Julie L. Nagoshi and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-10-21 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first comprehensive presentation of an explicitly transgender theory. This theory goes beyond feminist and queer theory by incorporating the idea of fluid embodiment and lived experience in conceptualizing gender and sexual identity. Beyond developing a formulation of transgender theory that incorporates the socially constructed, embodied, and self-constructed aspects of identity in the narrative of lived experiences, the authors discuss the implications of this “trans-identity theory” for theory, research, and practice.
Download or read Asexualities PDF, written by Karli June Cerankowski and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-03-14 with total page 396 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is so radical about not having sex? To answer this question, this collection of essays explores the feminist and queer politics of asexuality. Asexuality is predominantly understood as an orientation describing people who do not experience sexual attraction. In this multidisciplinary volume, the authors expand this definition of asexuality to account for the complexities of gender, race, disability, and medical discourse. Together, these essays challenge the ways in which we imagine gender and sexuality in relation to desire and sexual practice. Asexualities provides a critical reevaluation of even the most radical queer theorizations of sexuality. Going beyond a call for acceptance of asexuality as a legitimate and valid sexual orientation, the authors offer a critical examination of many of the most fundamental ways in which we categorize and index sexualities, desires, bodies, and practices. As the first book-length collection of critical essays ever produced on the topic of asexuality, this book serves as a foundational text in a growing field of study. It also aims to reshape the directions of feminist and queer studies, and to radically alter popular conceptions of sex and desire. Including units addressing theories of asexual orientation; the politics of asexuality; asexuality in media culture; masculinity and asexuality; health, disability, and medicalization; and asexual literary theory, Asexualities will be of interest to scholars and students in sexuality, gender, sociology, cultural studies, disability studies, and media culture.
Download or read Lesbian Feminism PDF, written by Niharika Banerjea and published by Zed Books Ltd.. This book was released on 2019-08-15 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Interesting and relevant. It brings multiple perspectives and approaches to the study of feminism, lesbianism, and lesbian feminism as these intersect with queer theory.' Mimi Marinucci, author of Feminism is Queer: The Intimate Connection Between Queer and Feminist Theory 'Very much original. An opening of two lines of questioning that are very important: whither lesbian feminism and whither international queer feminism.' Holly Lewis, author of The Politics of Everybody: Feminism, Queer Theory, and Marxism at the Intersection
Download or read Feminists and Queer Theorists Debate the Future of Critical Management Studies PDF, written by Alison Pullen and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'What is CMS and what is its future?' is a question that has beguiled and frustrated academics within and outside its community. Using ideas from feminist and queer theory, here, authors aim to generate thinking on the future of CMS and ideas of how scholarly communities can engage in working lives differently.
Download or read Digital Masquerade PDF, written by Jia Tan and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2023-02-14 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Highlighting the often-neglected queer presence in Chinese feminist movements, Digital Masquerade charts the formation of a new wave of rights feminism and queer activism in post-millennial China and the co-constitutive role of digital technology as assemblage and entanglement in the articulation of feminism, queerness, and rights"--
Download or read The Politics of Everybody PDF, written by Holly Lewis and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-10 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Politics of Everybody examines the production and maintenance of the terms 'man', 'woman', and 'other' within the current political moment; the contradictions of these categories; and the prospects of a Marxist approach to praxis for queer bodies. Few thinkers have attempted to reconcile queer and Marxist analysis. Those who have propose the key contested site to be that of desire/sexual expression. This emphasis on desire, Lewis argues, is symptomatic of the neoliberal project and has led to a continued fascination with the politics of identity. By arguing that Marxist analysis is in fact most beneficial to gender politics within the arena of body production, categorization and exclusion, Lewis develops a theory of gender and the sexed body that is wedded to the realities of a capitalist political economy. Boldly calling for a new, materialist queer theory, Lewis defines a politics of liberation that is both intersectional, transnational, and grounded in lived experience. With a new preface, Lewis discusses the argument for an explicitly Marxist understanding of trans rights - an understanding grounded in solidarity and materialist/scientific queer analysis. She also discusses the new wave of Marxist Social Reproduction Theory that has emerged since the first edition, family abolition, and the complexities of building an internationalist Marxist movement that is in solidarity with queer and trans struggles, attentive to women's realities, and one that refrains from imposing Western definitions (particularly American/Anglo definitions) onto global movements for liberation.
Download or read Feminist Queer Crip PDF, written by Alison Kafer and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2013-05-16 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Feminist, Queer, Crip Alison Kafer imagines a different future for disability and disabled bodies. Challenging the ways in which ideas about the future and time have been deployed in the service of compulsory able-bodiedness and able-mindedness, Kafer rejects the idea of disability as a pre-determined limit. She juxtaposes theories, movements, and identities such as environmental justice, reproductive justice, cyborg theory, transgender politics, and disability that are typically discussed in isolation and envisions new possibilities for crip futures and feminist/queer/crip alliances. This bold book goes against the grain of normalization and promotes a political framework for a more just world.
Download or read Rereading Heterosexuality PDF, written by Rachel Carroll and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-04 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Heterosexuality in contemporary novels, re-examined using the frameworks of feminism and queer theory. Drawing on feminist and queer theories of sex, gender and sexuality, this study focuses on female identities at odds with heterosexual norms. In particular, it explores narratives in which the conventional equation between heterosexuality, reproductive sexuality and female identity is questioned.
Download or read Sexual Citizenship and Queer Post Feminism PDF, written by Ruby Grant and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-04 with total page 150 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sexual Citizenship and Queer Post-Feminism makes new connections between post-feminism and queer theory to explore the complexities of contemporary gender and sexuality. In a wide-ranging examination of sex education, safe sex, and sexual healthcare, this book demonstrates how queer post-feminist discourses practically shape young women's lives. Bisexual, pansexual, non-binary, queer. With the ever-expanding scope of gender and sexuality categories, some feminists have bemoaned a shrinking of the lesbian world. But how do young women understand these identity politics? Drawing on extensive interviews with queer young people, this book offers a timely exploration of the links between identity, sex, and health. Utilising cross-disciplinary perspectives grounded in international social science research, this book will appeal to students and scholars with interests in sexuality and sexual health and those in the fields of gender and sexuality studies, public health, social work, and sociology. The book also offers implications for practice, suitable for policy-makers, health practitioners, and activist audiences.
Download or read Feminist and Queer Legal Theory PDF, written by Mr Adam P Romero and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2013-02-28 with total page 584 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking collection brings together leading contemporary legal theory scholars creating an interdisciplinary dialogue which explores, at times contentiously, convergences and departures among a variety of feminist and queer political projects. The richness and vitality of feminist and queer theories, as well as their relevance to matters central to the law and politics of our time, are on full display in this volume.