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The Straight Mind And Other Essays

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 0807079170
Genre : Literary Collections
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Presents a collection of nine political and philosophical essays by the controversial feminist theorist and founder of the modern French women's movement
Category: Literary Collections

The Straight Mind

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : UVA:X002075074
Genre : Social Science
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Presents a collection of nine political and philosophical essays by the controversial feminist theorist and founder of the modern French women's movement
Category: Social Science

The Straight Mind And Other Essays

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 0745012787
Genre : Feminism and literature
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A collection of essays by Monique Wittig, described as one of the most important and influential contemporary French feminist writers. Covering feminist theory, politics, language and literature, Wittig argues that the category of sex is itself a political one and that heterosexuality is a trap.
Category: Feminism and literature

The Straight Mind In Corinth

Author : Gillian Townsley
ISBN : 9780884141754
Genre : Religion
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A new reading that troubles and transgresses the normal with regard to biblical studies and our understandings of gender and sexuality Despite its lack of both historical and exegetical clarity, 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 has often been fundamental to understandings of gender and sexuality in many Christian traditions. In particular, a hierarchical model of gender and a heterosexual model of sexuality tend to dominate and are presented as “natural” and “God-ordained.” With the materialist lesbian theory of Monique Wittig providing the theoretical basis for discussion, this book intersects various biblical, theological, and queer lines of inquiry across 1 Corinthians 11:2-16 in order to reveal and challenge these models of gender and sexuality that lie behind both the text itself and its various interpretations. Features Reveals the complex relationship between effeminacy, masculinity and sexual relations in the first century Greco-Roman environment of the New Testament Explores the ideologies of sexuality that underlie much of the debate within evangelical circles Examines Karl Barth’s theology on the binary pairing of “man and woman” as asymmetrically related to each other and to God through the notion of the imago dei, revealing and challenging the ways in which this reflects androcentric and patriarchal ideologies
Category: Religion

Strategies Of Commitment And Other Essays

Author : Thomas C. Schelling
ISBN : 0674025679
Genre : Business & Economics
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All of the essays in this new collection by Thomas Schelling convey his unique perspective on individuals and society. Schelling, a 2005 Nobel Prize winner, has been one of the four or five most important social scientists of the past fifty years, and this collection shows why.
Category: Business & Economics

The Opoponax

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 0704338459
Genre : French fiction
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Category: French fiction

Les Guerilleres

Author : Monique Wittig
ISBN : 9780252094743
Genre : Fiction
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One of the most widely read feminist texts of the twentieth century, and Monique Wittig’s most popular novel, Les Guérillères imagines the attack on the language and bodies of men by a tribe of warrior women. Among the women’s most powerful weapons in their assault is laughter, but they also threaten literary and linguistic customs of the patriarchal order with bullets. In this breathtakingly rapid novel first published in 1969, Wittig animates a lesbian society that invites all women to join their fight, their circle, and their community. A path-breaking novel about creating and sustaining freedom, the book derives much of its energy from its vaunting of the female body as a resource for literary invention.
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On The Currency Of Egalitarian Justice And Other Essays In Political Philosophy

Author : G. A. Cohen
ISBN : 1400838665
Genre : Philosophy
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G. A. Cohen was one of the most gifted, influential, and progressive voices in contemporary political philosophy. At the time of his death in 2009, he had plans to bring together a number of his most significant papers. This is the first of three volumes to realize those plans. Drawing on three decades of work, it contains previously uncollected articles that have shaped many of the central debates in political philosophy, as well as papers published here for the first time. In these pieces, Cohen asks what egalitarians have most reason to equalize, he considers the relationship between freedom and property, and he reflects upon ideal theory and political practice. Included here are classic essays such as "Equality of What?" and "Capitalism, Freedom, and the Proletariat," along with more recent contributions such as "Fairness and Legitimacy in Justice," "Freedom and Money," and the previously unpublished "How to Do Political Philosophy." On ample display throughout are the clarity, rigor, conviction, and wit for which Cohen was renowned. Together, these essays demonstrate how his work provides a powerful account of liberty and equality to the left of Ronald Dworkin, John Rawls, Amartya Sen, and Isaiah Berlin.
Category: Philosophy

Out There

Author : Russell Ferguson
ISBN : 026256064X
Genre : Art
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Out There addresses the theme of cultural marginalization - the process wherebyvarious groups are excluded from access to and participation in the dominant culture. It engagesfundamental issues raised by attempts to define such concepts as mainstream, minority, and "other,"and opens up new ways of thinking about culture and representation. All of the texts deal withquestions of representation in the broadest sense, encompassing not just the visual but also thesocial and psychological aspects of cultural identity.Included are important theoretical writings byHomi Bhabha, Helene Cixous, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and Monique Wittig. Their work isjuxtaposed with essays on more overtly personal themes, often autobiographical, by Gloria Anzaldua,Bell Hooks, and Richard Rodriguez, among others.This rich anthology brings together voices from manydifferent marginalized groups - groups that are often isolated from each other as well as from thedominant culture. It joins issues of gender, race, sexual preference, and class in one forum butwithout imposing a false unity on the diverse cultures represented. Each piece in the book subtlychanges the way every other piece is read.While several essays focus on specific issues in art, suchas John Yau's piece on Wilfredo Lam in the Museum of Modern Art, or James Clifford's on collectingart, others draw from debates in literature, film, and critical theory to provide a much broadercontext than is usually found in work aimed at an art audience. Topics range from the functions oflanguage to the role of public art in the city, from gay pornography to the meanings of black hairstyles.Out There also includes essays by Rosalyn Deutsche, Richard Dyer, Kobena Mercer, Edward Said,Gayatri Spivak, Gerald Vizenor and Simon Watney, as well as by the editors.Copublished with the NewMuseum of Contemporary Art, New York Distributed by The MIT Press.
Category: Art

Mccain S Promise

Author : David Foster Wallace
ISBN : 9780316040945
Genre : Political Science
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Is John McCain "For Real?" That's the question David Foster Wallace set out to explore when he first climbed aboard Senator McCain's campaign caravan in February 2000. It was a moment when Mccain was increasingly perceived as a harbinger of change, the anticandidate whose goal was "to inspire young Americans to devote themselves to causes greater than their own self-interest." And many young Americans were beginning to take notice. To get at "something riveting and unspinnable and true" about John Mccain, Wallace finds he must pierce the smoke screen of spin doctors and media manipulators. And he succeeds-in a characteristically potent blast of journalistic brio that not only captures the lunatic rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign but also delivers a compelling inquiry into John McCain himself: the senator, the POW, the campaign finance reformer, the candidate, the man.
Category: Political Science