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Women Culture Politics

Author : Angela Y. Davis
ISBN : 9780307798503
Genre : Social Science
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A collection of speeches and writings by political activist Angela Davis which address the political and social changes of the past decade as they are concerned with the struggle for racial, sexual, and economic equality.
Category: Social Science

Women Culture And Politics In Latin America

Author : Seminar on Feminism & Culture in Latin America
ISBN : 0520909070
Genre : Social Science
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The result of a collaboration among eight women scholars, this collection examines the history of women’s participation in literary, journalistic, educational, and political activity in Latin American history, with special attention to the first half of this century.
Category: Social Science

Terror Culture Politics

Author : Daniel J. Sherman
ISBN : 025334672X
Genre : Political Science
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Taking a critical look at the politics of American culture in the wake of the 2001 terrorist attacks, contributors offer a multi-disciplinary approach in their examination of how our existing cultural patterns, have shaped our response to it.
Category: Political Science

Television And Women S Culture

Author : Mary Ellen Brown
ISBN : UCSC:32106011452072
Genre : Social Science
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Does television play a positive or negative role in the diffusion of women's culture? What relationship exists between television and women's culture? In this impressive volume, an international team of contributors critically examines the profound role television plays in defining women's culture. Topics addressed include women as audiences, rock videos, feminist criticism of television, and consumerism, to name but a few. As a substantial contribution to both mass communication and women's studies, Television and Women's Culture will be welcomed by faculty, students, and researchers in the fields of popular culture, women's studies, communication studies, and sociology. "Television and Women's Culture represents a welcome addition to the rapidly growing body of literature on television theory as well as to the development of feminist television-based criticism. . . . This research is an unquestionably important intervention in the area of feminist television-based theory for the primary reason that it seriously considers the ways in which popular television genres are intimately imbricated with the everyday lives of a great number of women. . . . I would recommend Television and Women's Culture . . . it represents a significant contribution to the study of popular culture, mass communication, and women's studies. . . . This collection provides an important forum for debate around the issues of audiences, women's culture, and television theory, and, as such, deserves close and critical reading." --Canadian Journal of Communication "The individual authors represent a fine range of international perspectives and address topics that range from traditionally women-identified genres of television, such as soap operas and game shows, to a surprisingly fresh inquiry into women's reception of a male-identified television spectacle, Australian-rules football. . . . All 12 essays fulfill the promise of the cultural studies mission to isolate and elevate subcultural resistance strategies. . . . The book includes an excellent, extensive bibliography of current research in cultural studies and women audiences. . . . Television and Women's Culture is a significant collection. It challenges and expands research agendas in media studies and foregrounds voices and subcultural communities formerly silenced both by dominant culture and in our own research. As a supplemental text in media courses or a reference source for researchers, it could function to stimulate fresh questions about the multiple dimensions of the relationship between television and its viewers, especially the gendered dimensions of our media habits." --Quarterly Journal of Speech "There are sophisticated, persuasive chapters which apply contemporary theorizing to popular culture. . . .The essays hang together as convincing demonstration of how women, while still functioning within the dominant economic and social order, can and sometimes do appropriate television texts for their own affective and political purposes." --Journalism Quarterly "Though [the contributors] recognize that television frequently distorts and oppresses women's experience, the authors eschew a simplistic manipulative view of the media. Instead they show how and why such different genres as game shows, police fiction and soap opera offer women opportunities for negotiation of their own meanings and their own aesthetic appreciation." --Gender & Mass Media "[One] of four important titles . . . advancing insights on contemporary issues. . . . Probing and critical." --The Bookwatch "A refreshing collection of theoretical and critical works examining the impact of women and women's culture on television. . . . An excellent guide to promote critical thinking and new approaches to the study of television and women's culture. . . . A good classroom resource for the study of women and media . . . and . . . a good addition to the body of research needed for the inclusion of multicultural education in the curriculum." --Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media "Well-written and well-conceptualized. . . . Those interested in the feminist perspective in media studies will find this volume valuable. The essays are highly readable. The ideas presented are challenging and offer refreshing insights." --Et Cetera: Journal of General Semantics "An engaging, informative collection of essays . . . fresh, original. . . . The book provides food for thought on how to produce as well as consume television content without perpetuating gender inequities." --Women and Language "Useful to undergraduate and graduate students of women's studies, mass communications, and cultural studies. The introduction provides a succinct explanation of the theoretical groundings of this growing body of research. Clear definitions of terminology are found throughout the volume, making this book accessible to those unschooled in feminist theory. . . . Provides much-needed examples of feminist television content analysis." --Choice "Brown incisively frames these essays with a lucid and straightforward introduction and conclusion. . . . Provocative reading for anyone interested in what is going on in cultural studies . . . the essays work together quite coherently." --Contemporary Sociology
Category: Social Science

Water Planet The Culture Politics Economics And Sustainability Of Water On Earth

Author : Camille Gaskin-Reyes
ISBN : 9781440838170
Genre : Nature
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Through case studies, opposing viewpoints, and primary documents, this reference work examines the environmental and sustainability issues regarding water as well as how water is an intrinsic part of human culture. • Presents a variety of resources and multidisciplinary perspectives on water in a single book • Offers opposing viewpoints on current world water issues that enable readers to consider these problems from political, cultural, economic, and scientific vantage points • Documents how some practical necessities regarding our global water problems are in conflict with established cultural tradition and values
Category: Nature

Culture Politics And Sport

Author : Garry Whannel
ISBN : 9781134115617
Genre : Social Science
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'Whannel is a foundational figure in the study of sports and the media. ...For 20 years his writing has set a high standard ...and it remains an inspiration to many' - Toby Miller, Professor of Cultural Studies, New York University, USA Garry Whannel’s text Blowing the Whistle: The Politics of Sport broke new ground when it was first published in 1983. Its polemical discussion brought sports as cultural politics into the academic arena and set the agenda for a new wave of researchers. Since the 1980s sport studies has matured both as an academic discipline and as a focus for mainstream political and public policy debate. In Culture, Politics and Sport: Blowing the Whistle, Revisited, Garry Whannel revisits the themes that led his first edition, assessing their 1980s context from our new millennium perspective, and exploring their continued relevance for contemporary sports academics. This revisited volume will appeal to undergraduate students and researchers in sports and cultural studies. Garry Whannel is Professor of Media Cultures and Director of the Centre for International Media Analysis at the University of Bedfordshire. His previous books include Media Sports Stars: Masculinities and Moralities, Fields in Vision: Television Sport and Cultural Transformation, Understanding Sport (co-authored with John Horne and Alan Tomlinson) and Understanding Television (co-edited with Andrew Goodwin), all published by Routledge.
Category: Social Science

Woman Culture And Society

Author : Michelle Zimbalist Rosaldo
ISBN : 0804708517
Genre : Social Science
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Female anthropologists scan patterns and changes in women's roles in various social systems
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Women Culture And International Relations

Author : Vivienne Jabri
ISBN : 155587701X
Genre : Political Science
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This text expands the agenda of feminist international relations by considering the heterogeneity of women's voices in the realm of world politics, as well as the challenges that this diversity poses. The authors develop a theoretical discourse that incorporates the combined notion of difference and emancipation in a discussion of the agency of women and their transformative capacity. They use a normative approach to understanding the multiple subjectivities of women and the plurality of their experiences.
Category: Political Science

Politics Of The Visible

Author : Robin Pickering-Iazzi
ISBN : 0816629234
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Challenges assumptions about Italian women writers under fascism. In fascist Italy between the wars, a woman was generally an exemplary wife and mother or else. The "or else", mostly forgotten or overlooked in accounts of femininity under fascism, is what concerns Robin Pickering-Iazzi. Reading works by women of the period, Pickering-Iazzi shows how they refuted stereotypes that were imposed on them by the fascist regime and continue to be accepted and perpetuated into our day. The writers Pickering-Iazzi considers comprise both the popular and the critically acclaimed, including the illustrious Grazia Deledda (winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1926), Ada Negri, Sibilla Aleramo, Alba De Cespedes, Paola Drigo, Maria Goretti, and Antonia Pozzi. She situates their work -- short stories, romance novels, autobiographies, neorealist novels, poetry, and avant-garde writings -- not only within the context of fascist discourse but also within that of intellectuals and artists who did not keep to the fascist line. In each case, Pickering-Iazzi examines specific issues of gender and genre -- notions of women and the nation, rural life, the metropolis, technology, consumer culture, and modern forms of femininity and masculinity.
Category: Literary Criticism