Desiring Revolution

Desiring Revolution
Author: Jane Gerhard
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-04-12
ISBN: 0231528795
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desiring Revolution Book Excerpt:

There was a moment in the 1970s when sex was what mattered most to feminists. White middle-class women viewed sex as central to both their oppression and their liberation. Young women started to speak and write about the clitoris, orgasm, and masturbation, and publishers and the news media jumped at the opportunity to disseminate their views. In Desiring Revolution, Gerhard asks why issues of sex and female pleasure came to matter so much to these "second-wave feminists." In answering this question Gerhard reveals the diverse views of sexuality within feminism and shows how the radical ideas put forward by this generation of American women was a response to attempts to define and contain female sexuality going back to the beginning of the century. Gerhard begins by showing how the "marriage experts" of the first half of the twentieth century led people to believe that female sexuality was bound up in bearing children. Ideas about normal, white, female heterosexuality began to change, however, in the 1950s and 1960s with the widely reported, and somewhat shocking, studies of Kinsey and Masters and Johnson, whose research spoke frankly about female sexual anatomy, practices, and pleasures. Gerhard then focuses on the sexual revolution between 1968 and 1975. Examining the work of Betty Friedan, Germaine Greer, Erica Jong, and Kate Millet, among many others, she reveals how little the diverse representatives of this movement shared other than the desire that women gain control of their own sexual destinies. Finally, Gerhard examines the divisions that opened up between anti-pornography (or "anti-sex") feminists and anti-censorship (or "pro-sex") radicals. At once erudite and refreshingly accessible, Desiring Revolution provides the first full account of the unfolding of the feminist sexual revolution.

Unorthodox Marxism

Unorthodox Marxism
Author: Michael Albert,Robin Hahnel
Publsiher: South End Press
Total Pages: 379
Release: 1978
ISBN: 9780896080041
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unorthodox Marxism Book Excerpt:

This "essay on capitalism, socialism, and revolution" offers a councilist critique of orthodox Marxism and offers, in the place of Marxism, a new view of socialist revolution consistent with modern circumstances.

Communities of Peace

Communities of Peace
Author: Danielle Poe
Publsiher: Rodopi
Total Pages: 103
Release: 2011-04
ISBN: 9401200351
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communities of Peace Book Excerpt:

This volume examines the many ways in which violence, domination, and oppression manifest themselves. This examination opens the way to creative suggestions for overcoming injustice. The authors in this volume also describe the features of a just community and inspire readers to implement peaceful transformation.

Battling Pornography

Battling Pornography
Author: Carolyn Bronstein
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-06-27
ISBN: 1139498711
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Battling Pornography Book Excerpt:

Pornography catapulted to the forefront of the American women's movement in the 1980s. In Battling Pornography, Carolyn Bronstein locates the origins of anti-pornography sentiment in the turbulent social and cultural history of the late 1960s and 1970s. Based on extensive original archival research, the book reveals that the seeds of the movement were planted by groups who protested the proliferation of advertisements, Hollywood films and other mainstream media that glorified sexual violence. Over time, feminist leaders redirected the emphasis from violence to pornography to leverage rhetorical power. Battling Pornography presents a fascinating account of the rise and fall of this significant American social movement and documents the contributions of influential activists on both sides of the pornography debate, including some of the best-known American feminists.

People s China and International Law Volume 1

People s China and International Law  Volume 1
Author: Jerome Alan Cohen,Hungdah Chiu
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 950
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 1400887607
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

People s China and International Law Volume 1 Book Excerpt:

In the first of two volumes Jerome Alan Cohen and Hungdah Chiu have presented in a comprehensive form the views of the People's Republic of China on all the major questions of public international law. The material chosen includes official acts and statements from every level of the Chinese government, editorials and major articles from the People's Daily, dispatches of the New China News Agency and other government media, the writings of Chinese scholars, and the speeches of China's leaders. In an extensive introduction, Professors Cohen and Chiu discuss the experience of previous Chinese governments with international law, and the relationship of China's domestic public order and its foreign policy to its views of international law. Originally published in 1974. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Sexual Injustice

Sexual Injustice
Author: Marc Stein
Publsiher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2010-10-04
ISBN: 9780807899373
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sexual Injustice Book Excerpt:

Focusing on six major Supreme Court cases during the 1960s and 1970s, Marc Stein examines the generally liberal rulings on birth control, abortion, interracial marriage, and obscenity in Griswold, Eisenstadt, Roe, Loving, and Fanny Hill alongside a profoundly conservative ruling on homosexuality in Boutilier. In the same era in which the Court recognized special marital, reproductive, and heterosexual rights and privileges, it also upheld an immigration statute that classified homosexuals as "psychopathic personalities." Stein shows how a diverse set of influential journalists, judges, and scholars translated the Court's language about marital and reproductive rights into bold statements about sexual freedom and equality.

American Sexual Character

American Sexual Character
Author: Miriam G. Reumann
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2005-03-07
ISBN: 0520930045
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Sexual Character Book Excerpt:

When Alfred Kinsey's massive studies Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Female appeared in 1948 and 1953, their detailed data spurred an unprecedented public discussion of the nation's sexual practices and ideologies. As they debated what behaviors were normal or average, abnormal or deviant, Cold War Americans also celebrated and scrutinized the state of their nation, relating apparent changes in sexuality to shifts in its political structure, economy, and people. American Sexual Character employs the studies and the myriad responses they evoked to examine national debates about sexuality, gender, and Americanness after World War II. Focusing on the mutual construction of postwar ideas about national identity and sexual life, this wide-ranging, shrewd, and lively analysis explores the many uses to which these sex surveys were put at a time of extreme anxiety about sexual behavior and its effects on the nation. Looking at real and perceived changes in masculinity, female sexuality, marriage, and homosexuality, Miriam G. Reumann develops the notion of "American sexual character," sexual patterns and attitudes that were understood to be uniquely American and to reflect contemporary transformations in politics, social life, gender roles, and culture. She considers how apparent shifts in sexual behavior shaped the nation's workplaces, homes, and families, and how these might be linked to racial and class differences.

Contemporary Political Theory

Contemporary Political Theory
Author: J. C. Johari
Publsiher: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
Total Pages: 756
Release: 1987
ISBN: 9788120707184
Category: Political science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Political Theory Book Excerpt:

Deleuze Guattari

Deleuze   Guattari
Author: Eleanor Kaufman,Kevin Jon Heller
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1998
ISBN: 9780816630271
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deleuze Guattari Book Excerpt:

During their lives, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari were two of France's most prominent thinkers, and their work continues to be a vital and influential part of critical theory. The essays in this collection, written by prominent scholars, offer a new approach to their work. Unique in its emphasis on Guattari, both in conjunction with Deleuze and independently, this volume features an essay by Deleuze himself and includes a comprehensive bibliography of Guattari's and Deleuze's work. The body of work explored here spans three decades and cuts across the lines of philosophy, political theory, geography, literature, aesthetics, and even the applied sciences. Readers unfamiliar with Deleuze and Guattari will gain a broad sense of their work from these pages; specialists will discover new and different methods of understanding the contributions of these writers. The essays map out a set of applications that, rather than explain Deleuze and Guattari, aim to extend and reinvent their thought in new and "real life" domains, from cinema to the Gulf War, from quantum mechanics to the L.A. riots, and from Israel's deportation of Palestinians to Jean-Jacques Rousseau's masochism. Overall, the collection demonstrates the wide range of potential applications of Deleuze's and Guattari's theories and expands current readings of their work.

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Feminism

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Feminism
Author: Cheri Carr,Janae Sholtz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10-21
ISBN: 135008042X
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deleuze and the Schizoanalysis of Feminism Book Excerpt:

The schizoanalytic method and the lines of flight that it has inspired align with contemporary feminist concerns and practices in productive and revealing ways in this ground-breaking collection. To address the relevance of schizoanalysis for contemporary developments in new materialism, affect theory, transnational feminism, political ontology, feminist critiques of globalization and capitalism, feminist pedagogy, and ethics, the overarching questions explored are: What can schizoanalysis do for feminist theory? What would a feminist schizoanalysis look like? Is it possible to perform a schizoanalysis of feminism? How do schizoanalytic-feminist alliances create new ways of understanding the future, sexuality and bodily transformation, political resistance, new subjectivities, and ethical relationships? Highlighting the strength, richness, and diversity of feminist perspectives this collection shows how issues of re-conceiving desire, theorizing embodiment and materiality, interrogating the status of sexuality and difference, decentring feminist practice to be inclusive of transnational and de-colonial concerns, critiques of binary logic and gender, transversal politics, and the need for new political visions in light of advanced capitalism are all enhanced by this alliance.

Deleuze and Guattari s Anti Oedipus

Deleuze and Guattari s Anti Oedipus
Author: Eugene W. Holland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2002-01-04
ISBN: 1134829469
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Deleuze and Guattari s Anti Oedipus Book Excerpt:

Eugene W. Holland provides an excellent introduction to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's Anti-Oedipus which is widely recognized as one of the most influential texts in philosophy to have appeared in the last thirty years. He lucidly presents the theoretical concerns behind Anti-Oedipus and explores with clarity the diverse influences of Marx, Freud, Nietzsche and Kant on the development of Deleuze & Guattari's thinking. He also examines the wider implications of their work in revitalizing Marxism, environmentalism, feminism and cultural studies.

The Machines of Sex Research

The Machines of Sex Research
Author: Donna J. Drucker
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 97
Release: 2013-07-04
ISBN: 9400770642
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Machines of Sex Research Book Excerpt:

The Machines of Sex Research describes how researchers worldwide integrated technology into studies of human sexuality in the postwar era. The machines they invented made new ways of seeing bodies possible. Some researchers who studied men used machines like penile strain gauges to police “deviant” male sexuality; others used less painful devices like penis-cameras to study women’s sexual responses and map the physiology of their arousal and orgasm. While researchers used the findings from their technological innovations to propose their own views of how people should view their bodies and should manage their sexual lives, their readers interpreted their findings to enact their own visions of sexuality. Drucker shows how the use of machines in sex research provided some of the intellectual underpinnings of the sexual revolution and the women’s and gay rights movements, and in turn how the sex research community developed new machines for investigations that would enhance sexual happiness rather than constrict it. The Machines of Sex Research is a key read for those interested in the intersections between human sexuality, technology, and twentieth-century social movements. Describes the little-known history of the machines of human sex research in the postwar era Shows how researchers worldwide invented and used machines to study human sexuality and the body in new ways, and how they used and improved each other's designs Relates the relationship between the machines of sex research to Cold War sexualities and gender and sexual liberation movements.

American Marriage

American Marriage
Author: Priscilla Yamin
Publsiher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-07-24
ISBN: 0812206649
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Marriage Book Excerpt:

As states across the country battle internally over same-sex marriage in the courts, in legislatures, and at the ballot box, activists and scholars grapple with its implications for the status of gays and lesbians and for the institution of marriage itself. Yet, the struggle over same-sex marriage is only the most recent political and public debate over marriage in the United States. What is at stake for those who want to restrict marriage and for those who seek to extend it? Why has the issue become such a national debate? These questions can be answered only by viewing marriage as a political institution as well as a religious and cultural one. In its political dimension, marriage circumscribes both the meaning and the concrete terms of citizenship. Marriage represents communal duty, moral education, and social and civic status. Yet, at the same time, it represents individual choice, contract, liberty, and independence from the state. According to Priscilla Yamin, these opposing but interrelated sets of characteristics generate a tension between a politics of obligations on the one hand and a politics of rights on the other. To analyze this interplay, American Marriage examines the status of ex-slaves at the close of the Civil War, immigrants at the turn of the twentieth century, civil rights and women's rights in the 1960s, and welfare recipients and gays and lesbians in the contemporary period. Yamin argues that at moments when extant political and social hierarchies become unstable, political actors turn to marriage either to stave off or to promote political and social changes. Some marriages are pushed as obligatory and necessary for the good of society, while others are contested or presented as dangerous and harmful. Thus political struggles over race, gender, economic inequality, and sexuality have been articulated at key moments through the language of marital obligations and rights. Seen this way, marriage is not outside the political realm but interlocked with it in mutual evolution.

The French Revolution in Theory

The French Revolution in Theory
Author: Sophie Wahnich
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2022-03-14
ISBN: 178661619X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The French Revolution in Theory Book Excerpt:

It is time to re-examine the French Revolution as a political resource. The historiography has so far ignored the question of popular sovereignty and emancipation; instead the Revolution has been vilified as a matrix of totalitarianisms by the liberals and as an ethnocentric phenomenon by postcolonial studies. This book examines why. More so than historians, it is philosophers that have played the leading role in the portrayal of this major event in French political history. The philosophical quarrels of the 1960s placed the French Revolution at the heart of their debates. The most well-documented among these is the conflict between Jean-Paul Sartre and Claude Lévi-Strauss and subsequently, Michel Foucault. Do we need an ethics of the history of the French Revolution? Rancière, Derrida, Balibar, Lefort, Robin, and Loraux can help answer this question, in an epistemological approach to history. These successive explorations allow us to move away from a myth of identity and to rediscover a real Revolution, capable of offering Enlightenment and political utility and interrogating what democracy and emancipation mean for us today.

Negation Subjectivity and The History of Rhetoric

Negation  Subjectivity  and The History of Rhetoric
Author: Victor J. Vitanza
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 428
Release: 1997-01-01
ISBN: 1438422989
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Negation Subjectivity and The History of Rhetoric Book Excerpt:

Vitanza introduces his book with the questions: "What Do I Want, Wanting to Write This ('our') Book? What Do I Want, Wanting You to Read This ('our') Book?" Thereafter, in a series of chapters and excursions and as schizographer of rhetorics (erotics), he interrogates three recent, influential historians of Sophists (Edward Schiappa, John Poulakos, and Susan Jarratt), and how these historians as well as others represent Sophists and, in particular, Isocrates and Gorgias under the sign of the negative. Vitanza concludes - rather rebegins in a sophistic-performative excursus - with a prelude to future (anterior) histories of rhetorics. Vitanza asks: "What will have been anti-Oedipalizedized (de-negated) hysteries of rhetorics? What will have they looked like, sounded, read like? Or to ask affirmatively, what, then, will have libidinalized-hysteries of rhetorics looked, sounded, read like?"

Fascism communism

Fascism  communism
Author: Albert Weisbord
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1937
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Anarchism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fascism communism Book Excerpt:

Donated by Sydney Harris.

Dangerous Desire

Dangerous Desire
Author: Pamela E. Barnett
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780415970501
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dangerous Desire Book Excerpt:

"In Dangerous Desire, Pamela E. Barnett explores the jarring, frequent juxtaposition of sexual freedom and rape in American literature of about the 1960s. Why were the social premises figured by sexual freedom in these texts consistently foreclosed by rape? Barnett argues that this literary phenomenon reflected tensions central to the historical moment. Through a cultural studies analysis of key texts including Soul on Ice, Against our Will, The Women's Room, The Women of Brewster Place, Meridian, and Deliverance, Barnett demonstrates how rape has been employed as a backlash against the very movements of "dangerous desire" that inspired these literary accounts - feminism, cicil rights, black nationalism, and gay liberation".--BOOKJACKET.

Water Is Thicker than Blood

Water Is Thicker than Blood
Author: Jana Marguerite Bennett
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-03-04
ISBN: 9780198043065
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Water Is Thicker than Blood Book Excerpt:

This book considers how homes, households, and domestic life are related to the Church. Early theologies glorified the monastic lifestyle as a way to transcend earthly attachments in favor of supernatural goods. Contemporary thinkers have seen that functioning marriages and families themselves can lead us toward a more righteous society. Jana Bennett insists that both marriage and singleness must be placed in the context of the Christian story of redemption for the questions and problems at stake to be fully understood. She finds that Augustine of Hippo, maligned by modern theologians, is the source of very fruitful reflection on these topics. Most scholars today would agree that Augustine's works have exerted great influence on Western views of marriage, family, and sex. But many would argue that this influence has been detrimental to a healthy understanding of these topics. However, using Augustine's writing, Bennett shows that marriage and singleness cannot be considered separately, that gender issues are important to considering these states correctly and, most important, that the marriage between Christ and the Church is the first consideration in understanding and living these states of life. The water of baptism, Christians' first birth and initiation into the life of Christ, is the primary standard for relationships, rather than familial ties.

History of the Elementary School Contest in England

History of the Elementary School Contest in England
Author: Francis Adams
Publsiher: London : Chapman and Hall
Total Pages: 349
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of the Elementary School Contest in England Book Excerpt:

Christians under Covers

Christians under Covers
Author: Kelsy Burke
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-02-09
ISBN: 0520961587
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Christians under Covers Book Excerpt:

Christians under Covers shifts how scholars and popular media talk about religious conservatives and sex. Moving away from debates over homosexuality, premarital sex, and other perceived sexual sins, Kelsy Burke examines Christian sexuality websites to show how some evangelical Christians use digital media to promote the idea that God wants married, heterosexual couples to have satisfying sex lives. These evangelicals maintain their religious beliefs while incorporating feminist and queer language into their talk of sexuality—encouraging sexual knowledge, emphasizing women’s pleasure, and justifying marginal sexual practices within Christian marriages. This illuminating ethnography complicates the boundaries between normal and subversive, empowered and oppressed, and sacred and profane.