The Second Shift: Working Families and the Revolution at Home

An up-to-date version of a regular in its box that continues to be suitable greater than 20 years after its unique publication.

More than two decades in the past, sociologist and college of California, Berkeley, professor Arlie Hochschild trigger a tidal wave of dialog and controversy together with his bestselling publication, The moment Shift In it, she tested what quite occurs in dual-career families. including jointly time in paid paintings, baby care, and home tasks, she chanced on that operating moms installed a month of labor a yr greater than their spouses. up to date for a group now part lady, this variation cites more than a few new experiences and information and incorporates a new afterword within which Hochschild assesses how much-and how little-has replaced for girls today.

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The Rise of Enlightened Sexism: How Pop Culture Took Us from Girl Power to Girls Gone Wild

Women this present day are inundated with conflicting messages from the mass media: they have to both be powerful leaders in whole command or intercourse kittens passionate about discovering and enjoyable a guy. In The upward thrust Of Enlightened Sexism, Susan J. Douglas, certainly one of America's so much interesting and insightful cultural critics, takes readers on a lively trip throughout the tv courses, well known songs, videos, and information assurance of modern years, telling a narrative that's not anything below the cultural biography of a brand new iteration of yankee women.

Revisiting cultural touchstones from Buffy the Vampire Slayer to Survivor to Desperate Housewives, Douglas makes use of wit and knowledge to show those pictures of girls as mere fantasies of woman energy, assuring girls and women that the conflict for equality has been received, so there is not anything unsuitable with resurrecting sexist stereotypes―all in solid enjoyable, in fact. She exhibits that those portrayals not just distract us from the real-world demanding situations dealing with girls this day but additionally force a wedge among baby-boom girls and their "millennial" daughters.

In trying to bridge this new release hole, Douglas makes the case for casting apart those retrograde messages, exhibiting us tips on how to decode the combined messages that limit the targets of ladies of every age. And what makes The upward thrust Of Enlightened Sexism one of these excitement to learn is Douglas's distinctive voice, as she blends humor with perception and provides an empathetic and sisterly advisor to the pictures such a lot of American girls love and hate with equivalent measure.

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Beyond the Frame: Women of Color and Visual Representation

By Neferti X. M. Tadiar, Angela David

Past the body explores the significance of visible photographs within the identities and fabric stipulations of girls of colour as they relate to social energy, oppression, and resistance. The objective of the gathering is to reconsider the class of visible idea via ladies of colour. It additionally explores the political and social ramifications of visible imagery for ladies of colour, and the political attention which may emerge along a serious knowing of the influence of visible imagery. The booklet starts off with a basic exploration of what it potential to enhance a girls of colour feedback (rather than an research of ladies of color), and is going directly to glance in particular at subject matters equivalent to 90s style ads, the politics of plastic surgery, and feminine lovers of East l. a. rock bands.

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Joining the Resistance

By Carol Gilligan

Because the e-book of her landmark booklet In a special Voice, Carol Gilligan has reworked the best way we expect approximately men and women and the kin among them. It was once ‘the little booklet that all started a revolution’, and with greater than 800,000 copies in print it has develop into some of the most broadly learn and influential books ever written on gender and human improvement.

In her new publication Joining the Resistance Carol Gilligan displays at the evolution of her pondering and indicates how her key rules have been interwoven together with her personal existence stories. Her paintings begun with the query of voice: who's talking to whom, in what physique, telling what tales approximately which relationships? by way of listening rigorously she heard a voice that were held in silence, and within the approach discovered the level to which we – either men and women – were telling fake tales approximately ourselves.

In her next paintings Gilligan stumbled on that adolescent ladies resisted pressures to disengage themselves from their sincere voices, and by way of becoming a member of their resistance she opened the best way for the advance of a extra humane mind set approximately own and political relationships. For the significant conviction of her paintings at the present time – and the primary thesis of this ebook – is that the requirements for romance and the standards for citizenship in a democratic society are one and an identical. either voice and the will to reside in relationships inherent in our human nature, including the potential to withstand fake authority.

Combining autobiographical mirrored image with an research of key questions about gender and human improvement, this well timed and hugely readable ebook through certainly one of America’s maximum modern thinkers will attract a large readership.

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The Transvestite Achilles: Gender and Genre in Statius' Achilleid

By P. J. Heslin

As we persist with Achilles' metamorphosis from wild boy to demure lady to lover to hero, Statius brilliantly illustrates a chain of contrasting codes of habit: female and male, epic and elegiac. this primary full-length examine of the poem addresses not just the narrative itself, but in addition units the parable of Achilles on Scyros inside a wide interpretive framework. The exploration levels from the reception of the Achilleid in Baroque opera to the anthropological parallels that experience emerged to provide an explanation for Achilles' transvestism.

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New Directions in Social Theory: Race, Gender and the Canon

By Kate Reed

`This ebook contributes to the transforming into debates approximately social thought and its position via a dialogue of the ways that gender and race contributed to the exclusion of vital thinkers from the sociological canon' - John Hughes, Lancaster University

Who makes up the `canon' of sociology - and who doesn't? And does sociology desire a canon within the first position? Beyond Social Theory deals an leading edge and passionate contribution to present debates at the background and improvement of sociology and the exclusion of theorists - who're girl, black, or either - from the mainstream of social theorizing. With compelling biographical sketches bringing the dynamics at the back of the `canon' to existence, Kate Reed focuses sharp research at the exclusion of theorists on race and gender from very important debates on inequality.

An very important contribution to the controversy on non-exclusionary conception, this publication seriously examines latest money owed of the historical past of the self-discipline, situating the improvement of social thought inside a much wider social and political context.

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Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction

Is our sexuality made up our minds basically by means of our genes? Or is it formed by means of the social norms and expectancies we ensue to be born into. This Very brief creation offers an available, considerate and thought-provoking advent to significant debates round sexuality within the glossy international, highlighting the social and political elements of sexuality. It severely explores alternative ways of defining and considering sexuality and exhibits that lots of our assumptions approximately what's "natural" within the sexual area have, in truth, assorted enormously in numerous historic or cultural contexts. the quantity additionally examines ways that governments have attempted to control electorate' sexualities within the past-through regulations and legislation pertaining to public well-being, HIV/Aids, prostitution, and intercourse education-paying unique recognition to the actual zeal with which women's sexuality has been policed. the quantity concludes by way of discussing political activism round sexuality extra largely, targeting the ways that feminists, lesbians and homosexual males, in addition to non secular fundamentalists have remodeled our methods of puzzling over sexuality some time past few decades.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and elegance, Very brief Introductions supply an advent to a couple of life's finest themes. Written by means of specialists for the newcomer, they display the best modern wondering the primary difficulties and concerns in countless numbers of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum concept to Islam.

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The Left Hand of Darkness

By Ursula K. Le Guin

Whilst The Left Hand of Darkness first seemed in 1969, the unique jacket reproduction learn, "Once in a protracted whereas a complete new international is created for us. Such worlds are heart Earth, Dune—and any such global is Winter."  Twenty-five years and a Hugo and Nebula Award later, those phrases stay actual. In wintry weather, or Gethen, Ursula okay. Le Guin has created an absolutely learned planet and other people. yet Gethen society is greater than purely a desirable construction. the concept that of a society current completely with no sexual prejudices is much more suitable this day than it used to be in 1969. This targeted twenty fifth anniversary variation of The Left Hand of Darkness comprises not just the full, unaltered textual content of the landmark unique but in addition a thought-provoking new afterword and 4 new appendixes via Ms. Le Guin.

When the human ambassador Genly Ai is distributed to Gethen, the planet often called iciness by means of these outsiders who've skilled its arctic weather, he thinks that his venture may be a typical certainly one of making peace among warring factions. in its place the ambassador reveals himself wildly unprepared. For Gethen is inhabited through a society with a wealthy, old tradition packed with unusual attractiveness and lethal intrigue—a society of people that are either female and male in a single, and neither. This loss of mounted gender, and the ensuing loss of gender-based discrimination, is the very cornerstone of Gethen lifestyles. yet Genly is all too human. until he can conquer his ingrained prejudices in regards to the importance of "male" and "female," he may well smash either his challenge and himself.

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Rape: Challenging Contemporary Thinking

Rape continues to be some of the most debatable matters inside of legal justice and gets excessive profile insurance across the world. regardless of the various alterations there were to the legislations, perform and method within the research of rape allegations, and aid on hand for sufferers, sufferers are typically blamed for his or her victimization. just a very small variety of perpetrators ever face prosecution, not to mention conviction.

This ebook goals to take inventory of present considering and examine approximately rape and how it's dealt with in perform in the legal justice procedure, and to problem many of the commonly held yet faulty ideals approximately rape. It brings jointly prime researchers within the box from psychology, sociology and legislations, contemplating new examine and proposing new facts from a powerful theoretical and contextual base.

The major concentration of the publication is on grownup sufferers of rape, with chapters exploring such concerns as rape and the media, using alcohol and medicine in rape, police choice making on rape situations, conviction styles in rape trials, and interviewing sufferers of rape and sexual assault.

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Up Against a Wall: Rape Reform and the Failure of Success

By Rose Corrigan

Rape legislation reform has lengthy been hailed as probably the most winning tasks of second-wave feminism. but 40 years after the anti-rape flow emerged, criminal and scientific associations proceed to withstand imposing reforms meant to supply extra simply and compassionate felony and clinical responses to sufferers of sexual violence. In Up opposed to a Wall, Rose Corrigan attracts on interviews with over one hundred fifty neighborhood rape care advocates in groups around the usa to discover how and why mainstream platforms proceed to withstand feminist reforms.

In a sequence of richly certain case reviews, the ebook weaves jointly scholarship on legislations and social events, feminist concept, coverage formation and implementation, and felony justice to teach how the leading edge criminal suggestions hired by way of anti-rape advocates truly undermined a few of their important claims. yet at the same time its extra radical components have been thwarted, items of the rape legislations reform venture have been seized upon through conservative policy-makers and used to justify new projects that frequently prioritize the pursuits and rights of legal justice actors or clinical prone over the wishes of sufferers.

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