By Kim Toffoletti

ISBN-10: 1845114671

ISBN-13: 9781845114671

Bringing a full of life and obtainable variety to a fancy topic, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the belief of the "posthuman" and the ways that it truly is represented in pop culture. Toffoletti explores pictures of the posthuman physique from goth-rocker Marilyn Manson's digitally manipulated self-portraits to the well-known TDK "baby" advertisements, and from the paintings of artist Patricia Piccinini to the apparently "plastic" type of the ever-present Barbie doll, controversially rescued the following from her damaging picture.

Drawing at the paintings of thinkers together with Baudrillard, Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti, Cyborgs and Barbie Dolls explores the character of the human - and its ambiguous gender - in an age of biotechnologies and electronic worlds.

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By Julia Kristeva

Los angeles vie, l. a. folie, les mots : trois femmes s'en sont faites les exploratrices lucides et passionnées en engageant leur life autant que leur pensée, et en éclairant pour nous les enjeux majeurs de notre temps : Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), Melanie Klein (1882-1960) et Colette (1873-1954). Les trois volumes de cet ouvrage, dont voici le optimal, se proposent d'en retracer l'aventure.

L'impact de certaines oeuvres ne se traduit pas à l. a. somme de leurs éléments. Il dépend de l'incision historique qu'elles opèrent, de leurs répercussions et de leurs suites, de notre réception. Quelqu'un s'est trouvé à cette intersection, en a cristallisé les percentages : le génie est ce sujet-là. Trois femmes extraordinaires ont ainsi marqué l'histoire de ce siècle. Mais qu'est-ce qui fait l. a. singularité de chacune ?

Hannah Arendt, philosophe et politologue, est tout entière prise dans une méditation sur l. a. vie qui demeure notre ultime après los angeles crise des religions et idéologies. Vie menacée, vie désirable : mais quelle vie ? Face aux camps des deux totalitarismes, c'est sur le miracle de los angeles natalité que se concentre l'oeuvre de cette rescapée du nazisme qui, en dialogue avec Heidegger, et en rejetant l'automatisation moderne de l'espèce, pose des jalons d'une motion politique envisagée en tant que pluralité vivante : comme naissance et comme étrangeté. Une utopie ? A moins que ce ne soit une manière de pardon, et donc une promesse..

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By Leslie C. Bell

ISBN-10: 0520261496

ISBN-13: 9780520261495

Hard to Get is a robust and intimate exam of the intercourse and love lives of the main liberated girls in history—twenty-something American ladies who've had extra possibilities, extra confident function types, and additional info than any prior new release. Drawing from her years of expertise as a researcher and a psychotherapist, Leslie C. Bell takes us without delay into the lives of younger women who fight to barter the complexities of sexual hope and delight, and to make feel in their traditionally distinct yet contradictory constellation of possibilities and demanding situations. In candid interviews, Bell’s topics demonstrate that, regardless of having extra offerings than ever, they face nice uncertainty approximately hope, sexuality, and relationships. Ground-breaking and hugely readable, Hard to Get bargains attention-grabbing insights into the various ways in which intercourse, love, and fulfilling relationships turn out unusually elusive to those younger women as they navigate the hot emotional panorama of the twenty first century.

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By Bella DePaulo

ISBN-10: 0312340826

ISBN-13: 9780312340827

"Singled Out debunks myths and stereotypes approximately unmarried humans and lays the foundation for social, political, and fiscal change."
-- Thomas F. Coleman, govt Director, single America Drawing from many years of medical learn and stacks of news from front strains of singlehood, Bella DePaulo debunks the myths of singledom---and exhibits that almost every thing you’ve heard concerning the advantages of having married and the perils of staying unmarried are grossly exaggerated or simply simple flawed. even though singles are singled out for unfair therapy via the office, undefined, and the federal tax constitution, they don't seem to be easily sufferers of this singlism--single humans quite live fortunately ever after. Singled Out Debunks Ten Myths of Singlehood, together with:
-Myth--The darkish charisma of Singlehood: you're depressing and lonely and your lifestyles is tragic.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried girls: Your paintings won’t love you again and your eggs will dry up. additionally, you don’t get any and you’re promiscuous.
-Myth--Attention, unmarried males: you're sexy, slovenly, and irresponsible, and also you are the dreaded criminals. otherwise you are horny, fastidious, frivolous, and gay. “Elegant research, splendidly specified examples, and transparent and witty prose…A must-read for all unmarried adults, their neighbors and households, in addition to social scientists and coverage advocates.”
--E. Kay Trimberger, writer of The New unmarried Woman
“The singles stream is coming to a book place close to you.”
--Associated Press
“Fascinating  . .this ebook may rarely have come at a greater time. up to societal adulation of the couple discriminates opposed to unmarried humans, Singled Out means that it could additionally undermine marriage.”
--The Christian technology Monitor

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By Alison Stone

During this booklet, Alison Stone develops a feminist method of maternal subjectivity. Stone argues that during the West the self has usually been understood towards the maternal physique, in order that one needs to separate oneself from the mummy and maternal care-givers on whom one depended in early life to turn into a self or, in modernity, an self reliant topic. those assumptions make it tough to be a mom and a subject matter, an self reliant author of that means. Insofar as moms still try to regain their subjectivity whilst their motherhood

seems to have compromised it, theirs can't be the standard type of subjectivity premised on separation from the maternal physique. moms are topics of a brand new variety, who generate meanings and procure organization from their place of re-immersion within the realm of maternal physique family, of physically intimacy and dependency. hence Stone translates maternal subjectivity as a selected type of subjectivity that's non-stop with the maternal physique. Stone analyzes this kind of subjectivity by way of how the mum in general reproduces along with her baby her historical past of physically family members along with her personal mom, resulting in a particular maternal and cyclical type of lived time.

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By Rebecca Dingo

ISBN-10: 0822977885

ISBN-13: 9780822977889

Networking Arguments provides an unique learn at the use and misuse of world institutional rhetoric and the results of those practices on girls, really in constructing nations. utilizing a feminist lens, Rebecca Dingo perspectives the complicated networks that rhetoric flows via, globally and nationally, and the way it's frequently reconfigured to paintings either for and opposed to ladies and to take care of latest energy structures.

To see how rhetorics trip, Dingo deconstructs the critical terminology hired by means of worldwide institutions—mainstreaming, health, and empowerment—and indicates how their meanings shift reckoning on the contexts during which they're used. She reviews courses through the area financial institution, the United countries, and the us, between others, to view the unique rules, then follows the path in their diffusion and manipulation and the final word results for individuals.

To study transnational rhetorical methods, Dingo builds a theoretical framework through utilizing strategies of transcoding, ideological site visitors, and interarticulation to discover the intricacies of strength relationships at paintings inside of networks. She additionally perspectives transnational capitalism, neoliberal economics, and neocolonial ideologies as basic determinants of coverage and arguments over women's roles within the worldwide economy.

Networking Arguments deals a brand new approach to feminist rhetorical research that permits for an elevated knowing of worldwide gender guidelines and encourages recommendations to counteract the unwanted effects they could create.

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By Christina Hoff Sommers

ISBN-10: 1439126585

ISBN-13: 9781439126585

An up to date and revised version of the debatable classic—now extra appropriate than ever—argues that boys are those languishing socially and academically, leading to unbelievable social and monetary costs.

Girls and ladies have been as soon as second-class electorate within the nation's colleges. american citizens replied w ith concerted efforts to provide women and girls the eye and counsel that used to be lengthy late. Now, after significant waves of feminism and a long time of coverage reform, ladies have made mammoth strides in schooling. this day they outperform males in approximately each degree of social, educational, and vocational well-being.

Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a troublesome examine present-day realities and realize that boys need assistance. referred to as "provocative and arguable . . . impassioned and articulate" (The Christian technological know-how Monitor), this version of The battle opposed to Boys deals a brand new preface and 6 noticeably revised chapters, plus updates at the present prestige of boys during the book.

Sommers argues that the matter of male underachievement is power and irritating. one of the new subject matters Sommers tackles: how the struggle opposed to boys is harming our fiscal destiny, and the way boy-averse tendencies equivalent to the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary rules have became our faculties into adverse environments for boys. As our faculties turn into extra feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they stream more and more from the attribute wishes of boys. She bargains real looking, attainable options to those difficulties that come with boy-friendly pedagogy, personality and vocational schooling, and the alternative of single-sex classrooms.

The battle opposed to Boys is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in prefer of spotting and confronting a brand new truth: boys are languishing in schooling and the cost of persisted overlook is economically and socially prohibitive.

About the author
Christina Hoff Sommers is a resident student on the American firm institute in Washington, D.C. She has a Ph.D. in philosophy from Brandeis collage and was once previously a professor of philosophy at Clark collage. Sommers has written for varied courses and is the writer of Who Stole Feminism? How ladies Have Betrayed girls. She is married with sons and lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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