Corporeal Politics

Corporeal Politics
Author: Katherine Mezur,Emily Wilcox
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2020-09-03
ISBN: 0472054554
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corporeal Politics Book Excerpt:

In Corporeal Politics, leading international scholars investigate the development of dance as a deeply meaningful and complex cultural practice across time, placing special focus on the intertwining of East Asia dance and politics and the role of dance as a medium of transcultural interaction and communication across borders. Countering common narratives of dance history that emphasize the US and Europe as centers of origin and innovation, the expansive creativity of dance artists in East Asia asserts its importance as a site of critical theorization and reflection on global artistic developments in the performing arts. Through the lens of “corporeal politics”—the close attention to bodily acts in specific cultural contexts—each study in this book challenges existing dance and theater histories to re-investigate the performer's role in devising the politics and aesthetics of their performance, as well as the multidimensional impact of their lives and artistic works. Corporeal Politics addresses a wide range of performance styles and genres, including dances produced for the concert stage, as well as those presented in popular entertainments, private performance spaces, and street protests.

The Globalization of World Politics

The Globalization of World Politics
Author: John Baylis,Steve Smith,Patricia Owens
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2014
ISBN: 0199656177
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Globalization of World Politics Book Excerpt:

This title provides an introduction to international relations (IR), supporting over 300,000 students taking their first steps in IR and beyond.

Performativity Politics and the Production of Social Space

Performativity  Politics  and the Production of Social Space
Author: Michael R. Glass,Reuben Rose-Redwood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-01-10
ISBN: 1136208097
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Performativity Politics and the Production of Social Space Book Excerpt:

Theories of performativity have garnered considerable attention within the social sciences and humanities over the past two decades. At the same time, there has also been a growing recognition that the social production of space is fundamental to assertions of political authority and the practices of everyday life. However, comparatively little scholarship has explored the full implications that arise from the confluence of these two streams of social and political thought. This is the first book-length, edited collection devoted explicitly to showcasing geographical scholarship on the spatial politics of performativity. It offers a timely intervention within the field of critical human geography by exploring the performativity of political spaces and the spatiality of performative politics. Through a series of geographical case studies, the contributors to this volume consider the ways in which a performative conception of the "political" might reshape our understanding of sovereignty, political subjectification, and the production of social space. Marking the 20th anniversary of the publication of Judith Butler’s classic, Bodies That Matter (1993), this edited volume brings together a range of contemporary geographical works that draw exciting new connections between performativity, space, and politics.

Vitality Politics

Vitality Politics
Author: Stephen Knadler
Publsiher: Corporealities: Discourses of
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2019
ISBN: 047205418X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vitality Politics Book Excerpt:

Traces the post-Reconstruction roots of the slow violence enacted on black people in the U.S. through the politicization of biological health

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics
Author: Georgina Waylen,Karen Celis,Johanna Kantola,Laurel Weldon
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 872
Release: 2013-04-04
ISBN: 0199751455
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics Book Excerpt:

The Oxford Handbook of Gender and Politics brings to political science an accessible and comprehensive overview of the key contributions of gender scholars to the study of politics, and it shows how these contributions produce a richer understanding of polities and societies.

Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia

Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia
Author: Tiantian Zheng
Publsiher: University of Hawaii Press
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2016-02-29
ISBN: 0824852982
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia Book Excerpt:

In globalizing Asia, sexual mores and gender roles are in constant flux. How have economic shifts and social changes altered and reconfigured the cultural meanings of gender and sexuality in the region? How have the changing political economy and social milieu influenced and shaped the inner workings and micro-politics of family structure, gender relationships, intimate romance, transactional sex, and sexual behaviors? This volume offers up-to-date, grounded, critical analysis of the complex intersections of gender, sexuality, and political economy across a diverse array of Asian societies: China, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, India, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Thailand, and Taiwan. Based on intense ethnographic fieldwork, the chapters disentangle the ways in which gendered and sexual experiences are impinged upon by state policies, economic realities, cultural ideologies, and social hierarchies. Whether highlighting intimate relationships between elite businessmen and their mistresses in China; nightclub performances by Thai men in Bangkok; single women’s views of romance, motherhood, and marriage in Hong Kong, Shanghai, and Tokyo; or male same-sex relationships in Pakistan—each chapter centers around the stories of the gendered subjects themselves and how they are shaped by outside forces. Taken together they provide a provocative entrée into the cultural politics of gender and sexuality in Asia. By foregrounding cross-cultural ethnographic research, this volume sheds light on how configurations of gender and sexuality are constituted, negotiated, contested, transformed, and at times, perpetuated and reproduced in private, intimate experiences. It will be of particular interest to students and scholars in anthropology, sociology, political science, and women’s and LGBTQ studies.

The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistribution

The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistribution
Author: Melissa Ziegler Rogers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1135936099
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Place and the Limits of Redistribution Book Excerpt:

Numerous scholars have noticed that certain political institutions, including federalism, majoritarian electoral systems, and presidentialism, are linked to lower levels of income redistribution. This book offers a political geography explanation for those observed patterns. Each of these institutions is strongly shaped by geography and provides incentives for politicians to target their appeals and government resources to localities. Territorialized institutions also shape citizens’ preferences in ways that can undermine the national coalition in favor of redistribution. Moreover, territorial institutions increase the number of veto points in which anti-redistributive actors can constrain reform efforts. These theoretical connections between the politics of place and redistributive outcomes are explored in theory, empirical analysis, and case studies of the USA, Germany, and Argentina.

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology
Author: Edwin Amenta,Kate Nash,Alan Scott
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 611
Release: 2012-04-23
ISBN: 1444330934
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology Book Excerpt:

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Political Sociology is a complete reference guide, reflecting the scope and quality of the discipline, and highlighting emerging topics in the field. Global in focus, offering up-to-date topics from an interdisciplinary, international set of scholars addressing key issues concerning globalization, social movements, and citizenship The majority of chapters are new, including those on environmental politics, international terrorism, security, corruption, and human rights Revises and updates all previously published chapters to include new themes and topics in political sociology Provides an overview of scholarship in the field, with chapters working independently and collectively to examine the full range of contributions to political sociology Offers a challenging yet accessible and complete reference guide for students and scholars

Global Capitalism and the Future of Agrarian Society

Global Capitalism and the Future of Agrarian Society
Author: Arif Dirlik,Alexander Woodside,Roxann Prazniak
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-11-17
ISBN: 1317259106
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Capitalism and the Future of Agrarian Society Book Excerpt:

This book offers historical and comparative analyses of changes in agrarian society forced by the globalization of capitalism, and the implications of these changes for human welfare globally. The book gives special attention to recent economic development and urbanization in the People s Republic of China which have had a major impact on contemporary transformations globally. Case studies from South and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America in turn place these transformations in a comparative global perspective. The contributors include distinguished scholars from the UN, PRC, India, Zimbabwe, and Latin America who are also active in policy issues."

The Corporeal Turn

The Corporeal Turn
Author: John Tambornino
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Corporeal Turn Book Excerpt:

In The Corporeal Turn, political theorist John Tambornino offers a thorough rethinking of ethical and political theory by emphasizing human embodiment, and the primacy of passion and need, in response to the neglect of these matters in much of contemporary thought. Tambornino calls for a 'corporeal turn' or, as he explains, sustained attention to human embodiment—something that is often occluded when priority is given to reason or language. Working through a diverse set of thinkers, exploring such themes as necessity and freedom, need and desire, nature and convention, and public and private, and noting vivid instances of politicized embodiment, Tambornino takes seriously Nietzsche's claim that philosophy has largely been an interpretation and misunderstanding of the body. The result is nothing less than a new orientation to ethical and political theory—one that appreciates the complex relations of language, politics, culture and corporeality-and a powerful intervention into those domains.

The Life of the City

The Life of the City
Author: Julian Brigstocke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN: 1317025547
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Life of the City Book Excerpt:

Could the vitality of embodied experience create a foundation for a new form of revolutionary authority? The Life of the City is a bold and innovative reassessment of the early urban avant-garde movements that sought to re-imagine and reinvent the experiential life of the city. Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical analysis of the relationships between biological life, urban culture, and modern forms of biopolitical ’experiential authority’, Julian Brigstocke traces the failed attempts of Parisian radicals to turn the ’crisis of authority’ in late nineteenth-century Paris into an opportunity to invent new forms of urban commons. The most comprehensive account to date of the spatial politics of the literary, artistic and anarchist groups that settled in the Montmartre area of Paris after the suppression of the 1871 Paris Commune, The Life of the City analyses the reasons why laughter emerged as the unlikely tool through which Parisian bohemians attempted to forge a new, non-representational biopolitics of sensation. Ranging from the carnivalesque performances of artistic cabarets such as the Chat Noir to the laughing violence of anarchist terrorism, The Life of the City is a timely analysis of the birth of a carnivalesque politics that remains highly influential in contemporary urban movements.

Dialogue Politics and Gender

Dialogue  Politics and Gender
Author: Jude Browne
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-05-23
ISBN: 1107434939
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialogue Politics and Gender Book Excerpt:

Dialogue is promoted by its supporters as a pluralising force capable of accommodating the moral disagreement inevitable in every sphere of human society, but this promise is widely and vehemently challenged. How are we to determine the principles upon which the dialogical exchange should take place? How should we think of ourselves as interlocutors? Should we associate dialogue with the desire for consensus? How should we determine decision-making? What are the gender dynamics of dialogical politics and how much do they matter? This book brings together internationally recognised expert authors from the fields of political and social theory, political philosophy and international relations to consider these controversial questions anew from a range of theoretical positions. The differences of opinions and clashes of views make for a fascinating and highly informative read.

Globalization Prostitution and Sex Trafficking

Globalization  Prostitution and Sex Trafficking
Author: Elina Penttinen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2007-08-07
ISBN: 1134103840
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization Prostitution and Sex Trafficking Book Excerpt:

Globalization has been traditionally interpreted as a phenomenon that takes place at the macro level and is determined by states and markets. This volume takes a different approach to understanding globalization, showing how through the global sex trade, globalization is embodied and enacted by individuals. Elina Penttinen illustrates how the global sex industry feeds on complex global flows. Drawing on extensive fieldwork on the trafficking of Russian and Baltic female sex workers, she demonstrates how the embodiment and reiteration of globalization on the bodies of gendered individuals are tied to the larger processes of globalization. Appadurai’s framework of landscapes of globalization is developed into a framework of shadow sexscapes in order to show how the global sex industry feeds on complex global flows and in turn operates as a form of shadow globalization. Globalization, Prostitution and Sex Trafficking will be of interest to students and researchers of international relations, globalization and gender studies.

Challenging Subjects

Challenging Subjects
Author: Valerie Walkerdine
Publsiher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002-06-27
ISBN: 1137252162
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Challenging Subjects Book Excerpt:

How can we develop a politics and theory of subjectivity suitable for the twenty-first century? What place does an account of subjectivity have within the development of critical psychology today? Leading authors from a range of disciplines explore the themes of politics, migration, population movement, culture and spirituality, to examine how we might find new ways to think about the human subject in the new millenium. The chapters are diverse in terms of approach, theoretical orientation and subject matter. What joins them together is an engagement with pressing social, cultural and political issues and an innovative approach to the issues of subjectivity contained within them. From the legacies of fascism to the politics of Northern Ireland, from anti-road protesters to the new physics, Challenging Subjects takes a challenging look at what forms of human subjectivity will look like and how we might study them. The Editor Valerie Walkerdine is the Foundation Professor of Critical Psychology and Director of the Centre for Critical Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. She is the author of a number of books including Changing the Subject Psychology, Social Regulation and Subjectivity (with Julian Henriques, Wendy Hollway, Cathy Urwin and Couze Venn), Growing up Girl: Psychosocial explorations of gender and class (with Helen Lucey and June Melody), Daddy's Girl: Young girls and popular culture, and Mass Hysteria: Critical Pyschology and Media Studies (with Lisa Blackman). She is founding editor of the International Journal of Critical Psychology The contributors Erika Apfelbaum, Mark Bahnisch, Lisa Blackman, Bed Bradley, John Cash, Anthony Elliott, Stephen Frosh, Helen Lee, Swatija Manorama, Harriette Marshall, Kath McPhillips, Ute Osterkamp, Couze Venn, Mary Walsh

Researching War

Researching War
Author: Annick T. R. Wibben
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2016-05-12
ISBN: 1317418301
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching War Book Excerpt:

Researching War provides a unique overview of varied feminist contributions to the study of war through case studies from around the world. Written by well-respected scholars, each chapter explicitly showcases the role of feminist methodological, ethical and political commitments in the research process. Designed to be useful for teaching also, the book provides insight into feminist research practices for students and scholars wanting to further their understanding what it means to study war (and other issues) from a feminist perspective. To this end, every author follows a four-part structure in the presentation of their case study: outlining a research puzzle, explaining the chosen approach, describing the findings and, finally, offering a reflection on the feminist commitments that guided the research. This book: Provides a multi-disciplinary perspective on war by drawing on disciplines such as anthropology, history, literature, peace research, postcolonial theory, queer studies, security studies, and women’s studies; Showcases a multiplicity of experiences with war and violence, emphasizing everyday experiences of war and violence with accounts from around the world; Challenges stereotypical accounts of women, violence, and war by pointing to contradictions and unexpected continuities as well as unexpected findings made possible by adopting a feminist perspective; Teases out linkages between various forms of political violence (against women, but increasingly also by women); Discusses theoretical and methodological innovation in feminist research on war. This book will be essential reading for advanced students and scholars of Security Studies, Gender and Conflict, Women and War, Feminist International Relations and Research Methods.

The Brain s Body

The Brain s Body
Author: Victoria Pitts-Taylor
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN: 0822374374
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brain s Body Book Excerpt:

In The Brain's Body Victoria Pitts-Taylor brings feminist and critical theory to bear on new development in neuroscience to demonstrate how power and inequality are materially and symbolically entangled with neurobiological bodies. Pitts-Taylor is interested in how the brain interacts with and is impacted by social structures, especially in regard to race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability, as well as how those social structures shape neuroscientific knowledge. Pointing out that some brain scientists have not fully abandoned reductionist or determinist explanations of neurobiology, Pitts-Taylor moves beyond debates over nature and nurture to address the politics of plastic, biosocial brains. She highlights the potential of research into poverty's effects on the brain to reinforce certain notions of poor subjects and to justify particular forms of governance, while her queer critique of kinship research demonstrates the limitations of hypotheses based on heteronormative assumptions. In her exploration of the embodied mind and the "embrained" body, Pitts-Taylor highlights the inextricability of nature and culture and shows why using feminist and queer thought is essential to understanding the biosociality of the brain.

The Corporeal Turn

The Corporeal Turn
Author: John Tambornino
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780742521575
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Corporeal Turn Book Excerpt:

In The Corporeal Turn, political theorist John Tambornino offers a thorough rethinking of ethical and political theory by emphasizing human embodiment, and the primacy of passion and need, in response to the neglect of these matters in much of contemporary thought. Tambornino calls for a 'corporeal turn' or, as he explains, sustained attention to human embodiment—something that is often occluded when priority is given to reason or language. Working through a diverse set of thinkers, exploring such themes as necessity and freedom, need and desire, nature and convention, and public and private, and noting vivid instances of politicized embodiment, Tambornino takes seriously Nietzsche's claim that philosophy has largely been an interpretation and misunderstanding of the body. The result is nothing less than a new orientation to ethical and political theory—one that appreciates the complex relations of language, politics, culture and corporeality-and a powerful intervention into those domains.

New Mentalities of Government in China

New Mentalities of Government in China
Author: David Bray,Elaine Jeffreys
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-01-13
ISBN: 1317422368
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Mentalities of Government in China Book Excerpt:

China continues to transform apace, flowing from the forces of deregulation, privatization and globalization unleashed by economic reforms which began in late 1978. The dramatic scope of economic change in China is often counterposed to the apparent lack of political change as demonstrated by continued Chinese Communist Party (CCP) rule. However, the ongoing dominance of the CCP belies the fact that much has also changed in relation to practices of government, including how authorities and citizens interact in the management of daily life. New Mentalities of Government in China examines how the privatization and professionalization of ‘public’ service provision is transforming the nature of government and everyday life in the People’s Republic of China (PRC). The book addresses key theoretical questions on the nature of government in China and documents the emergence of a range of ‘new mentalities of government’ in China. Its chapters focus on areas such as clinical trials, conceptualizing government, consumer activity, elite philanthropy, lifestyle and beauty advice, public health, social work, volunteering; and urban and rural planning. Offering a topical examination of shifting modes of governance in contemporary China, this book will appeal to scholars in the fields of anthropology, history, politics and sociology.

Cultures of Conversions

Cultures of Conversions
Author: Jan N. Bremmer,Wout Jac. van Bekkum,Arie L. Molendijk
Publsiher: Peeters Publishers
Total Pages: 207
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9789042917538
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cultures of Conversions Book Excerpt:

In the terms of Durkheimian sociology, conversion is a fait social. Although they are rarely treated as a cultural phenomenon, conversions can obviously be examined for the norms, values and presuppositions of the cultures in which they take place. Thus conversion can help us to shed light on a particular culture. At the same time, the term evokes a dramatic appeal that suggests a kind of suddenness, although in most cases conversion implies a more gradual process of establishing and defining a new - religious - identity. From 21-24 May, 2003, the University of Groningen hosted an international conference on 'Cultures of Conversion'. The contributions have been edited in two volumes, which pay special attention to the modes of language and idiom in conversion literature, the meaning and sense of religious-ideological discourse, the variety of rhetorical tropes, and the effects of the conversion narrative with allusions to religious or political conventions and idealizations. The present volume offers in-depth studies of conversion that are mainly taken from the history of India, Islam and Judaism, ranging from the Byzantine period to the new Muslimas of the West. The other volume, Paradigms, Poetics and Politics of Conversion, in addition to stimulating case studies, contains theoretical contributions on the theory of conversion, with special attention to the rational choice theory and to the history of research into conversion.

Judith Butler s Precarious Politics

Judith Butler s Precarious Politics
Author: Terrell Carver,Associate Professor of Political Science Samuel A Chambers,Samuel A. Chambers
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008-01-25
ISBN: 1134222785
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Judith Butler s Precarious Politics Book Excerpt:

Judith Butler has been arguably the most important gender theorist of the past twenty years. This edited volume draws leading international political theorists into dialogue with her political theory. Each chapter is written by an acclaimed political theorist and concentrates on a particular aspect of Butler's work. The book is divided into five sections which reflect the interdisciplinary nature of Butler's work and activism: Butler and Philosophy: explores Butler’s unique relationship to the discipline of philosophy, considering her work in light of its philosophical contributions Butler and Subjectivity: covers the vexed question of subjectivity with which Butler has engaged throughout her published history Butler and Gender: considers the most problematic area, gender, taken by many to be primary to Butler’s work Butler and Democracy: engages with Butler’s significant contribution to the literature of radical democracy and to the central political issues faced by our post-cold war Butler and Action: focuses directly on the question of political agency and political action in Butler’s work. Along with its companion volume, Judith Butler and Political Theory, it marks an intellectual event for political theory, with major implications for feminism, women’s studies, gender studies, cultural studies, lesbian and gay studies, queer theory and anyone with a critical interest in contemporary American ‘great power’ politics.