Jewish Radical Feminism

Author by : Joyce Antler
Languange : en
Publisher by : NYU Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 85
Total Download : 664
File Size : 45,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Finalist, 2019 PROSE Award in Biography, given by the Association of American Publishers Fifty years after the start of the women’s liberation movement, a book that at last illuminates the profound impact Jewishness and second-wave feminism had on each other Jewish women were undeniably instrumental in shaping the women’s liberation movement of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s. Yet historians and participants themselves have overlooked their contributions as Jews. This has left many vital questions unasked and unanswered—until now. Delving into archival sources and conducting extensive interviews with these fierce pioneers, Joyce Antler has at last broken the silence about the confluence of feminism and Jewish identity. Antler’s exhilarating new book features dozens of compelling biographical narratives that reveal the struggles and achievements of Jewish radical feminists in Chicago, New York and Boston, as well as those who participated in the later, self-consciously identified Jewish feminist movement that fought gender inequities in Jewish religious and secular life. Disproportionately represented in the movement, Jewish women’s liberationists helped to provide theories and models for radical action that were used throughout the United States and abroad. Their articles and books became classics of the movement and led to new initiatives in academia, politics, and grassroots organizing. Other Jewish-identified feminists brought the women’s movement to the Jewish mainstream and Jewish feminism to the Left. For many of these women, feminism in fact served as a “portal” into Judaism. Recovering this deeply hidden history, Jewish Radical Feminism places Jewish women’s activism at the center of feminist and Jewish narratives. The stories of over forty women’s liberationists and identified Jewish feminists—from Shulamith Firestone and Susan Brownmiller to Rabbis Laura Geller and Rebecca Alpert—illustrate how women’s liberation and Jewish feminism unfolded over the course of the lives of an extraordinary cohort of women, profoundly influencing the social, political, and religious revolutions of our era.


Jewish Radical Feminism

Author by : Joyce Antler
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 42
Total Download : 949
File Size : 46,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "Fifty years after the start of the women's liberation movement, a book that at last illuminates the profound impact Jewishness and second-wave feminism had on each other"--Provided by publisher.


In The Image Of God

Author by : Judith S. Antonelli
Languange : en
Publisher by : Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 23
Total Download : 958
File Size : 51,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In the Image of God: A Feminist Commentary on the Torah is a unique blend of traditional Judaism and radical feminism and is a groundbreaking commentary on the Bible, the central document of Jewish life. Using classical Jewish sources as well as supplementary material from history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, ancient religion, and feminist theory, Judith Antonelli has examined in detail every woman and every issue pertaining to women in the Torah, parshah by parshah. The Torah is divided into fifty-four portions; each portion, or parshah, is read in the synagogue on the Sabbath (combining a few to make a yearly cycle of readings). This book is modeled on that structure; hence there are fifty chapters, each of which corresponds to a parshah. One may, therefore, read this book from beginning to end or use it as a study guide for the parshah of the week. The reader will discover in these pages that the Torah is not the root of misogyny, sexism, or male supremacy. Rather, by looking at the Torah in the context in which it was given, the pagan world of the ancient Near East, it becomes clear that far from oppressing women, the Torah actually improved the status of women as it existed in the surrounding societies. Not only does this book refute the common feminist stereotype that Judaism is a "patriarchal religion" but it also refutes the sexism found in Judaism by exposing it as sociological rather than "divine law."


Last Days At Hot Slit

Author by : Andrea Dworkin
Languange : en
Publisher by : MIT Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 37
Total Download : 390
File Size : 51,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Selections from the work of radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin, famous for her antipornography stance and role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s. Radical feminist author Andrea Dworkin was a caricature of misandrist extremism in the popular imagination and a polarizing figure within the women's movement, infamous for her antipornography stance and her role in the feminist sex wars of the 1980s. She still looms large in feminist demands for sexual freedom, evoked as a censorial demagogue, more than a decade after her death. Among the very first writers to use her own experiences of rape and battery in a revolutionary analysis of male supremacy, Dworkin was a philosopher outside and against the academy who wrote with a singular, apocalyptic urgency. Last Days at Hot Slit brings together selections from Dworkin's work, both fiction and nonfiction, with the aim of putting the contentious positions she's best known for in dialogue with her literary oeuvre. The collection charts her path from the militant primer Woman Hating (1974), to the formally complex polemics of Pornography (1979) and Intercourse (1987) and the raw experimentalism of her final novel Mercy (1990). It also includes “Goodbye to All This” (1983), a scathing chapter from an unpublished manuscript that calls out her feminist adversaries, and “My Suicide” (1999), a despairing long-form essay found on her hard drive after her death in 2005.


Jewish Voices In Feminism

Author by : Nelly Las
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Nebraska Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 61
Total Download : 569
File Size : 41,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "Original French-language edition: Voix juives dans le faeminisme: Raesonances franocaises et anglo-amaericaines, A2011, Paris."


A Price Below Rubies

Author by : Naomi Shepherd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Harvard University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 49
Total Download : 885
File Size : 41,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Why, in the late nineteenth century, did Jewish women suddenly march en masse into the pages of radical history? A Price Below Rubies explores this question and introduces us to these women--particularly, Anna Kuliscioff, Rosa Luxemburg, Esther Frumkin, Manya Shochat, Bertha Pappenheim, Rose Pesotta, and Emma Goldman. Naomi Shepherd's collective biography of these seven women and others tells the story of a revolution that began at home, in communities whose limits stirred women to rebel.


Jewish Feminism In Israel

Author by : Kalpana Misra
Languange : en
Publisher by : UPNE
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 62
Total Download : 426
File Size : 46,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A dynamic and authentic representation of feminism in Israel, by some of its leading exponents and activists.


The Politics Of Bad Faith

Author by : David Horowitz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 890
File Size : 41,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Explores the history of the radical idea from its nineteenth-century socialist origins to present-day attitudes toward multiculturalism, the ACLU, social equality, radical feminism, and the AIDS epidemic.


Mary Wollstonecraft

Author by : Jennifer Lorch
Languange : en
Publisher by : Berg Publishers
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 79
Total Download : 860
File Size : 54,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Daring To Be Bad

Author by : Alice Echols
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 29
Total Download : 543
File Size : 40,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : "A fine introduction to the bold, contentious, complicated women who categorically refused to be good little girls, and thereby changed the way our culture defines male-female relations".--Voice Literary Supplement.


Women Remaking American Judaism

Author by : Riv-Ellen Prell
Languange : en
Publisher by : Wayne State University Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 9
Total Download : 858
File Size : 44,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : The rise of Jewish feminism, a branch of both second-wave feminism and the American counterculture, in the late 1960s had an extraordinary impact on the leadership, practice, and beliefs of American Jews. Women Remaking American Judaism is the first book to fully examine the changes in American Judaism as women fought to practice their religion fully and to ensure that its rituals, texts, and liturgies reflected their lives. In addition to identifying the changes that took place, this volume aims to understand the process of change in ritual, theology, and clergy across the denominations. The essays in Women Remaking American Judaism offer a paradoxical understanding of Jewish feminism as both radical, in the transformational sense, and accomodationist, in the sense that it was thoroughly compatible with liberal Judaism. Essays in the first section, Reenvisioning Judaism, investigate the feminist challenges to traditional understanding of Jewish law, texts, and theology. In Redefining Judaism, the second section, contributors recognize that the changes in American Judaism were ultimately put into place by each denomination, their law committees, seminaries, rabbinic courts, rabbis, and synagogues, and examine the distinct evolution of women’s issues in the Orthodox, Conservative, Reform, and Reconstructionist movements. Finally, in the third section, Re-Framing Judaism, essays address feminist innovations that, in some cases, took place outside of the synagogue. An introduction by Riv-Ellen Prell situates the essays in both American and modern Jewish history and offers an analysis of why Jewish feminism was revolutionary. Women Remaking American Judaism raises provocative questions about the changes to Judaism following the feminist movement, at every turn asking what change means in Judaism and other American religions and how the fight for equality between men and women parallels and differs from other changes in Judaism. Women Remaking American Judaism will be of interest to both scholars of Jewish history and women’s studies.


The Essential Ellen Willis

Author by : Ellen Willis
Languange : en
Publisher by : U of Minnesota Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 22
Total Download : 426
File Size : 54,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Out of the Vinyl Deeps, published in 2011, introduced a new generation to the incisive, witty, and merciless voice of Ellen Willis through her pioneering rock music criticism. In the years that followed, Willis’s daring insights went beyond popular music, taking on such issues as pornography, religion, feminism, war, and drugs. The Essential Ellen Willis gathers writings that span forty years and are both deeply engaged with the times in which they were first published and yet remain fresh and relevant amid today’s seemingly intractable political and cultural battles. Whether addressing the women’s movement, sex and abortion, race and class, or war and terrorism, Willis brought to each a distinctive attitude—passionate yet ironic, clear-sighted yet hopeful. Offering a compelling and cohesive narrative of Willis’s liberationist “transcendence politics,” the essays—among them previously unpublished and uncollected pieces—are organized by decade from the 1960s to the 2000s, with each section introduced by young writers who share Willis’s intellectual bravery, curiosity, and lucidity: Irin Carmon, Spencer Ackerman, Cord Jefferson, Ann Friedman, and Sara Marcus. The Essential Ellen Willis concludes with excerpts from Willis’s unfinished book about politics and the cultural unconscious, introduced by her longtime partner, Stanley Aronowitz. An invaluable reckoning of American society since the 1960s, this volume is a testament to an iconoclastic and fiercely original voice.


Women Who Make The World Worse

Author by : Kate O'Beirne
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 29
Total Download : 916
File Size : 50,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : An analysis of how feminists may be compromising American institutions seeks to establish a difference between "pro-female" and "anti-male" feminism, citing the influences of such figures as Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, and Maureen Dowd.


Visitors

Author by : Ann Snitow
Languange : en
Publisher by : New Village Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 93
Total Download : 898
File Size : 55,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A feminist organizer in East Central Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall reveals the struggles of women fighting for their rights during the rise of the Right in Europe Visitors tells the story of Ann Snitow’s adventures as a Western feminist helping to build a new, post-communist feminist movement in Eastern Central Europe. Snitow stumbles onto this fast-changing, chaotic scene by chance, but falls in love with the passionate feminists she meets in Poland, the former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia, Hungary and Romania. What kinds of feminism should they hope for? Visitors is a book about forging enduring relationships and creating formerly unimaginable institutions—a feminist school, the Network of East-West Women, women’s centers, gender studies programs. It is about unity amid fractiousness and perseverance through uncertainty, Snitow’s flickering lodestar. Visitors moves gracefully between vivid anecdote, political analysis, and unsparing introspection. It is richly peopled with “brilliant” comrades and vexing detractors alike, all described with respect and humor. Every sentence is imbued with the experience and insight of this sui generis feminist activist, writer, and pedagogue of 50 years. Most of all, Visitors is the story of friendship, the heart and sinew of the leaderless feminist movement. Reading like the best historical novel, it is intimate and worldly, resolutely unsentimental yet finally, even as the political skies darken, optimistic in the conviction that feminism can make life meaningful, fascinating, fun, pleasurable—and better for everyone, even as better is redefined again and again.


Sisterhood Interrupted

Author by : Deborah Siegel
Languange : en
Publisher by : Macmillan
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 15
Total Download : 580
File Size : 46,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : A study of the evolution of modern feminism examines the key issues, events, and controversies that have shaped the concept of feminism through two generations of women, explaining how a new generation of feminists is reinventing the movement, while combating long-standing inequities.


Transforming Feminism

Author by : Maria Riley
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 11
Total Download : 922
File Size : 44,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Feminism And Pornography

Author by : Ronald J. Berger
Languange : en
Publisher by : Praeger Pub Text
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 66
Total Download : 284
File Size : 46,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : This study is the first to treat pornography within the context of the debate among feminists, while also examining nonfeminist views embodied in popular opinion and social policy. Presenting an in-depth review of feminist and nonfeminist literature, it examines divisions over censorship and the appropriate representation of sexuality, as well as legal and alternative strategies proposed by anti-pornography groups. Allowing the many voices of feminism and its opponents "equal time," the authors provide one of the most balanced and informative treatments of the topic to date.


Not My Mother S Sister

Author by : Associate Professor and Chair Astrid Henry
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 32
Total Download : 217
File Size : 42,8 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Rebellious generations and the emergence of new feminism.


The Feminist Challenge

Author by : David Bouchier
Languange : en
Publisher by : London : Macmillan Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 58
Total Download : 693
File Size : 53,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Dyke Ideas

Author by : Joyce Trebilcot
Languange : en
Publisher by : SUNY Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 24
Total Download : 475
File Size : 42,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Dyke Ideas is a passionate and insightful contribution to lesbian philosophy. The main value is wimmin--women separate from men and men's inventions. "Craziness," guilt, competition, sex, and other topics are explored in ways that reject male values and move toward wimmin-identified cultures. Method is central. The authoritarian, God's-eye stance typical of academic writing is disavowed in favor of an approach that denies that others "should" accept the author's beliefs. Persuasion is tyranny, Joyce Trebilcot thinks, so she tries not to interfere with a reader's processes of creating/discovering her own ideas. This book suggests that lesbian philosophy is like a potluck: wimmin bring their own contributions and also help themselves to the offerings of others. Dyke Ideas is written in a candid, clear, jargon-free style that makes it accessible to a wide range of readers. The writings (which include essays, poetry, a dialogue, and forms without names) resonate with the feelings and thoughts of many wimmin.


Radical Sisters

Author by : Anne M. Valk
Languange : en
Publisher by : University of Illinois Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 44
Total Download : 929
File Size : 53,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : How racial and class differences influenced the modern women's movement


Unheroic Conduct

Author by : Daniel Boyarin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 59
Total Download : 303
File Size : 51,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In a book that will both enlighten and provoke, Daniel Boyarin offers an alternative to the prevailing Euroamerican warrior/patriarch model of masculinity and recovers the Jewish ideal of the gentle, receptive male. The Western notion of the aggressive, sexually dominant male and the passive female reaches back through Freud to Roman times, but as Boyarin makes clear, such gender roles are not universal. Analyzing ancient and modern texts, he reveals early rabbis--studious, family-oriented--as exemplars of manhood and the prime objects of female desire in traditional Jewish society. Challenging those who view the "feminized Jew" as a pathological product of the Diaspora or a figment of anti-Semitic imagination, Boyarin argues that the Diaspora produced valuable alternatives to the dominant cultures' overriding gender norms. He finds the origins of the rabbinic model of masculinity in the Talmud, and though unrelentingly critical of rabbinic society's oppressive aspects, he shows how it could provide greater happiness for women than the passive gentility required by bourgeois European standards. Boyarin also analyzes the self-transformation of three iconic Viennese modern Jews: Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism; and Bertha Pappenheim (Anna O.), the first psychoanalytic patient and founder of Jewish feminism in Germany. Pappenheim is Boyarin's hero: it is she who provides him with a model for a militant feminist, anti-homophobic transformation of Orthodox Jewish society today. Like his groundbreaking Carnal Israel, this book is talmudic scholarship in a whole new light, with a vitality that will command attention from readers in feminist studies, history of sexuality, Jewish culture, and the history of psychoanalysis. In a book that will both enlighten and provoke, Daniel Boyarin offers an alternative to the prevailing Euroamerican warrior/patriarch model of masculinity and recovers the Jewish ideal of the gentle, receptive male. The Western notion of the aggressive, sexually dominant male and the passive female reaches back through Freud to Roman times, but as Boyarin makes clear, such gender roles are not universal. Analyzing ancient and modern texts, he reveals early rabbis--studious, family-oriented--as exemplars of manhood and the prime objects of female desire in traditional Jewish society. Challenging those who view the "feminized Jew" as a pathological product of the Diaspora or a figment of anti-Semitic imagination, Boyarin argues that the Diaspora produced valuable alternatives to the dominant cultures' overriding gender norms. He finds the origins of the rabbinic model of masculinity in the Talmud, and though unrelentingly critical of rabbinic society's oppressive aspects, he shows how it could provide greater happiness for women than the passive gentility required by bourgeois European standards. Boyarin also analyzes the self-transformation of three iconic Viennese modern Jews: Sigmund Freud, the father of psychoanalysis; Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism; and Bertha Pappenheim (Anna O.), the first psychoanalytic patient and founder of Jewish feminism in Germany. Pappenheim is Boyarin's hero: it is she who provides him with a model for a militant feminist, anti-homophobic transformation of Orthodox Jewish society today. Like his groundbreaking Carnal Israel, this book is talmudic scholarship in a whole new light, with a vitality that will command attention from readers in feminist studies, history of sexuality, Jewish culture, and the history of psychoanalysis.


Anglo American Feminist Challenges To The Rhetorical Traditions

Author by : Krista Ratcliffe
Languange : en
Publisher by : SIU Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 13
Total Download : 120
File Size : 40,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Although women and men have different relationships to language and to each other, traditional theories of rhetoric do not foreground such gender differences. Krista Ratcliffe argues that because feminists generally have not conceptualized their language theories from the perspective of rhetoric and composition studies, rhetoric and composition scholars must construct feminist theories of rhetoric by employing a variety of interwoven strategies: recovering lost or marginalized texts; rereading traditional rhetoric texts; extrapolating rhetorical theories from such nonrhetoric texts as letters, diaries, essays, cookbooks, and other sources; and constructing their own theories of rhetoric. Focusing on the third option, Ratcliffe explores ways in which the rhetorical theories of Virginia Woolf, Mary Daly, and Adrienne Rich may be extrapolated from their Anglo-American feminist texts through examination of the interrelationship between what these authors write and how they write. In other words, she extrapolates feminist theories of rhetoric from interwoven claims and textual strategies. By inviting Woolf, Daly, and Rich into the rhetorical traditions and by modeling the extrapolation strategy/methodology on their writings, Ratcliffe shows how feminist texts about women, language, and culture may be reread from the vantage point of rhetoric to construct feminist theories of rhetoric. She also outlines the pedagogical implications of these three feminist theories of rhetoric, thus contributing to ongoing discussions of feminist pedagogies. Traditional rhetorical theories are gender-blind, ignoring the reality that women and men occupy different cultural spaces and that these spaces are further complicated by race and class, Ratcliffe explains. Arguing that issues such as who can talk, where one can talk, and how one can talk emerge in daily life but are often disregarded in rhetorical theories, Ratcliffe rereads Roland Barthes’ "The Old Rhetoric" to show the limitations of classical rhetorical theories for women and feminists. Discovering spaces for feminist theories of rhetoric in the rhetorical traditions, Ratcliffe invites readers not only to question how women have been located as a part of— and apart from—these traditions but also to explore the implications for rhetorical history, theory, and pedagogy.


Rape On The Public Agenda

Author by : Maria Bevacqua
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 60
Total Download : 663
File Size : 50,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : An examination of the history, development, and impact of the feminist anti-rape movement.


Feminists And State Welfare

Author by : Jennifer Dale
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 53
Total Download : 228
File Size : 51,9 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


Disciplining Foucault

Author by : Jana Sawicki
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 38
Total Download : 463
File Size : 41,7 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : In Disciplining Foucault, Jana Sawicki argues that a Foucauldian feminism is possible. She rejects the view that the power of phallocentric discourse is total. Instead, like Foucault, she sees discourse as ambiguous and plurivocal, a site of conflict and contestation. Women can adapt language to their own ends. They may not have total control over it but neither do men. Emphasizing Foucault's later works Sawicki fleshes out his undeveloped remarks about resistance in order to show how his discourse can be used to support specific liberatory struggles, namely those for sexual and reproductive freedom. Sawicki presents what she believes to be the truly radical dimensions of Foucault's thought so that they can be scrutinized by a feminist audience. The essays reflect her effort to think feminism through Foucault, and where necessary to think beyond him. -- from back cover.


Big Sister

Author by : Neil Boyd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Greystone Books
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 31
Total Download : 555
File Size : 41,5 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Big Sister is an unsparing look at radical feminism and its effect on society's judicial system. In this provocative book, Neil Boyd argues that a small band of female extremists has been remarkably successful in reworking criminal and family law. Now that radical feminists have moved into positions of influence as lawyers, judges, politicians, and policy makers, their thinking can be seen in decisions across the legal landscape. He argues that there has been an erosion of the rules of sexual conduct and our notions of fairness and equality, and an undermining of a socially valuable feminism.


Contemporary Women S Fiction

Author by : Paulina Palmer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 43
Total Download : 307
File Size : 51,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description :


3 Groundbreaking Jewish Feminists Pursuing Social Justice Sharon Leder

Author by : Sharon Leder
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hybrid Global Publishing
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 30
Total Download : 475
File Size : 49,6 Mb
GET BOOK

Description : Three groundbreaking secular Jews respond with universal values to conflicts worldwide, from the Nazi Holocaust to 21 st century genocides: historian Gerda Lerner, artist Susana Wald, and global ambassador Ruth W. Messinger. Is simultaneous commitment possible to both Jewish continuity and helping non-Jewish strangers in need? Universal values drive three Jewish feminists to become public about Jewish identity because they view the purpose of Jewish life to be alleviating inequity and suffering of all people.