By Fanny Söderbäck
A part of SUNY sequence in Gender Theory.
New and vintage essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.
Feminist Readings of Antigone collects the main fascinating and provocative feminist paintings at the determine of Antigone, particularly taking a look at how she will determine into modern debates at the function of girls in society. members concentrate on girl subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic idea, kinship, embodiment, and tensions among the personal and the general public. This assortment seeks to discover and spark debate approximately why Antigone has develop into such a tremendous determine for feminist thinkers of our time, what we will be able to examine from her, no matter if a feminist politics turning to this historic heroine should be revolutionary or is sure to idealize the prior, and why Antigone retains getting into the degree in instances of political concern and fight in all corners of the area. Fanny Söderbäck has accumulated vintage paintings during this box along newly written items via essentially the most vital voices in modern feminist philosophy. the quantity contains essays via Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Tina Chanter, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.
“These essays stream past the serious element to think about the efficient insights of Antigone for addressing modern political difficulties. rather extraordinary due to its timeliness is the cohesion of the continual topics of the political import of the relation of lifestyles to dying, in addition to of naked lifestyles to political existence, and the state’s have to have entry to the physique to ensure that the legislations to have force.” — philoSOPHIA
Fanny Söderbäck is a PhD candidate in Philosophy on the New institution for Social examine.
By Germaine Greer
Greer reveals it ironic that the feminine Eunuch hoisted her recognition as an architect of the permissive society. In essays reprinted the following from London's underground magazine ounces and different magazines, she argues that the comfort of sexual taboos used to be no longer even a reform, not to mention a revolution, yet a go back to narcissism and overemphasis on self-gratification. She additionally knocks self-appointed feminists for mimicking male styles of dominance. Greer's writings on legalizing pot, rock groupies, vaginal deodorant and premenstrual pressure could have helped blaze a path, yet they now glance dated. Her occasional items for the Sunday occasions, Esquire, Spectator and different guides are nonetheless clean, even if she is discussing care of the death or men's trust that girls hope rape. so much worthwhile are her political essays on Ethiopia's famine, sexual politics in Castro's Cuba and the hopelessness of Brazil's explosive slums.
By Ursula K. Le Guin
Subscribe to Ursula ok. Le Guin as she explores a wide array of topics, starting from Tolstoy, Twain, and Tolkien to women's footwear, good looks, and relations existence. along with her typical wit, intelligence, and literary craftsmanship, she deals a various and hugely attractive set of readings. The Wave within the brain contains a few of Le Guin's most interesting literary feedback, infrequent autobiographical writings, functionality paintings items, and, such a lot centrally, her reflections at the arts of writing and examining.
By Valerie Solanas
Classic radical feminist assertion from the girl who shot Andy Warhol.
"Life during this society being, at most sensible, an utter bore and no point of society being in any respect correct to girls, there continues to be to civic-minded, accountable, thrill-seeking adult females basically to overthrow the govt., do away with the money procedure, institute entire automation and smash the male sex."
Outrageous and violent, SCUM Manifesto used to be generally lambasted whilst it first seemed in 1968. Valerie Solanas, the lady who shot Andy Warhol, self-published the ebook previous to she grew to become a infamous loved ones identify and used to be limited to a psychological establishment. yet for all its vitriol, it's very unlikely to brush aside because the mere rantings of a lesbian lunatic. actually, the paintings has proved prescient, not just as a thorough feminist research gentle years sooner than its time—predicting synthetic insemination, ATMs, a feminist rebellion opposed to under-representation within the arts—but additionally as a gorgeous testomony to the trend of an abused and destitute woman.
In this variation, thinker Avital Ronell's creation reconsiders the evocative exuberance of this notorious textual content.
By Alison Bailey, Chris Cuomo
The main entire anthology of feminist philosophy to be had, this primary version reader brings jointly over fifty five of the main influential and time-tested works to were released within the box of feminist philosophy. that includes views from around the philosophical spectrum, and from an array of other cultural vantage issues, it monitors the significant diversity, range, and intensity of feminist writing on primary matters, from the early moment wave to the current.
By Sarah B. Pomeroy
From an acclaimed writer comes a desirable tale of the lifestyles, marriage, and dying of an all yet forgotten Roman lady. Born to an illustrious Roman relations in a hundred twenty five CE, Regilla was once married on the age of fifteen to Herodes, a filthy rich Greek who championed his country's values at a time whilst Rome governed.
two decades later--and 8 months pregnant together with her 6th child--Regilla died lower than mysterious situations, after a blow to the stomach introduced through Herodes' freedman. Regilla's brother charged Herodes with homicide, yet a Roman courtroom (at the urging of Marcus Aurelius) acquitted him. Sarah Pomeroy's research means that regardless of Herodes' erection of diverse monuments to his deceased spouse, he was once actually in charge of the crime.
A pioneer within the research of old ladies, Pomeroy gathers a wide, distinct array of facts, from political and kin heritage to Greco-Roman writings and archaeology, to re-create the lifestyles and dying of Regilla. Teasing out the tensions of sophistication, gender, and ethnicity that gird this tale of marriage and homicide, Pomeroy exposes the intimate existence and tragedy of an elite Roman couple. half archaeological research, half old new edition, and half detective tale, The homicide of Regilla will attract all these attracted to the personal lives of the classical global and in a common and compelling tale of girls and relations within the far-off previous.
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By Faye Moskowitz
"A booklet that may make you rise up and cheer."—The Detroit News
"Bridges the distance among humor and depression, prior and current, Jew and gentile, to bare its author's basic humanity, deeply rooted in her unwavering love of relations. . . . Touching and compelling."—The Washington Post
"A sleek woman's historic voice, jam-packed with the juicy style of life—knowing, loving, feeling, and clever."—Lore Segal
The Feminist Press brings again into print a literary gem.
Faye Moskowitz is writer of A Leak within the center: own Essays and existence Stories and Whoever reveals This: i like You, a suite of reports. She teaches writing at George Washington University.
By Sheila Jeffreys
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It is barely lately that transgenderism has been accredited as a affliction for which therapy is on the market. within the Nineties, a political flow of transgender activism coalesced to crusade for transgender rights. massive social, political and criminal alterations are happening in reaction and there's expanding popularity through governments and plenty of different enterprises and actors of the legitimacy of those rights.
This provocative and arguable publication explores the implications of those alterations and provides a feminist standpoint at the ideology and perform of transgenderism, which the writer sees as damaging. It explores the results of transgenderism at the lesbian and homosexual group, the companions of people that transgender, kids who're pointed out as transgender and the folk who transgender themselves, and argues that those are unfavourable. In doing so the e-book contends that the phenomenon is predicated upon intercourse stereotyping, known as 'gender' – a conservative ideology that varieties the root for women's subordination. Gender Hurts argues for the abolition of ‘gender’, which might eliminate the reason for transgenderism.
This e-book might be of curiosity to students and scholars of political technology, feminism and feminist concept and gender reports.
By Nicole Brossard
Translated through Susanne de Lotbiniere-Harwood
Carla Carlson is on the lodge Clarendon in Quebec urban attempting to end a unique. close by, a lady, preoccupied with unhappiness and infatuated together with her boss, catalogues antiquities on the Museum of Civilization. each evening, the 2 girls meet on the resort bar and speak approximately formative years and oldsters and landscapes, approximately time and paintings, approximately Descartes and Francis Bacon and writing.
When Yesterday, on the lodge Clarendon seemed in French (as Hier), the media referred to as it the top of Brossard’s outstanding forty-year literary profession. From its intersection of 4 ladies emerges one of those artwork install, a full of life learn during which existence and loss of life and the vertigo of ruins tangle themselves jointly to claim anything approximately background and wish and art.
By Catharine A. MacKinnon
Catharine A. MacKinnon, famous feminist and criminal pupil, explores and develops her unique theories and useful proposals on sexual politics and legislation. those discourses, initially introduced as speeches, have been brilliantly woven right into a publication that keeps the entire spontaneity and accessibility of a stay presentation. MacKinnon deals a different retrospective at the legislation of sexual harassment, which she designed and has labored for a decade to identify, and a prospectus at the legislations of pornography, which she proposes to alter within the subsequent ten years. real in voice, sweeping in scope, startling in readability, pressing, by no means compromised and sometimes visionary, those discourses improve a brand new concept of intercourse inequality and picture new probabilities for social swap.
via those engaged works on matters reminiscent of rape, abortion, athletics, sexual harassment, and pornography, MacKinnon seeks feminism by itself phrases, unconstrained through the boundaries of past traditions. She argues that viewing gender as an issue of sameness and difference--as almost all current concept and legislations have done--covers up the truth of gender, that's a method of social hierarchy, an imposed inequality of strength. She unearths a political method of male dominance and feminine subordination that sexualizes energy for males and powerlessness for girls. She analyzes the failure of equipped feminism, relatively felony feminism, to change this , exposing the best way male supremacy supplies ladies a survival stake within the process that destroys them.