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Kathy Acker

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Book Series: Interdisciplinary Research in Gender ISBN: 9781351585071 Year: Pages: 207 DOI: 10.4324/9781315100098 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Gender Studies
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"This project is a feminist study of the idiosyncratic oeuvre of Kathy Acker and how her unique art and politics, located at the explosive intersection of punk, postmodernism, and feminism, critiques and exemplifies late twentieth-century capitalism. There is no female or feminist writer like Kathy Acker (and probably no male either). Her body of work—nine novels, novellas, essays, reviews, poetry, and film scripts, published in a period spanning the 1970s to the mid 1990s—is the most developed body of contemporary feminist postmodernist work and of the punk aesthetic in a literary form. Some 20 years after her death, Kathy Acker: Punk Writer gives a detailed and comprehensive analysis of how Acker melds the philosophy and poetics of the European avant-garde with the vernacular and ethos of her punk subculture to voice an idiosyncratic feminist radical politics in literary form: a punk feminism. With its aesthetics of shock, transgression, parody, Debordian détournement, caricature, and montage, her oeuvre reimagines the fin-de-siècle United States as a schlock horror film for her punk girl protagonist: Acker’s cipher for herself and other rebellious and nonconformist women. This approach will allow the reader to more fully understand Acker as a writer who inhabits an explosive and creative nexus of contemporary women’s writing, punk culture, and punk feminism’s reimagining of late capitalism. This vital work will be an important text at both undergraduate and graduate levels in gender and women’s studies, postmodern studies, and twentieth-century American literature."

Power and International relations: Essays in Honour of Coral Bell

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ISBN: 9781925022117 Year: Pages: 140 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_515956 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Coral Mary Bell AO, who died in 2012, was one of the world’s foremost academic experts on international relations, crisis management and alliance diplomacy. This collection of essays by more than a dozen of her friends and colleagues is intended to honour her life and examine her ideas and, through them, her legacy.

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policy --- politics --- biography --- gender studies

Männlichkeiten

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Book Series: Jahrbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in der Erziehungswissenschaft ISBN: 9783847404408 9783847401681 Year: Pages: 243 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Gender Studies
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Masculinities are the focus of current debates in education policy and educational science. If one considers the discussion about 'boys as 'losers of education', masculinity as such already seems to be a risk of discrimination. At present, there are efforts to focus particularly on men or masculinities in educational institutions: Initiatives for more male specialists in day-care centres or schools want to create more educational justice through the mere presence of men. In doing so, masculinity is currently identified as a professional resource. An ascribed male gender already seems sufficient in itself for the quality of pedagogical professionalism. Constructions of masculinities also influence the establishment of institutional structures.

Ending Slavery

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Book Series: Kultur und soziale Praxis ISBN: 9783839400494 Year: Pages: 436 DOI: 10.14361/9783839400494 Language: English
Publisher: transcript Verlag
Subject: Social Sciences
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»Ending Slavery« offers insights into the »how« of practices of slavery that persist in parts of Mauritania up to the present day. It brings to the light the gendered structures of Moorish slavery, and examines their impact on strategies and tactics designed to bring this institution to an end. Underlying this study is empirical data gathered during two periods of field research in rural central Mauritania. The analysis of life histories of slaves and freed slaves, but also of tributaries and free Moors plays a key role in the book.

Striges en tous genres

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Book Series: Sextant ISBN: 9782800416366 Year: Pages: 194 Language: French
Publisher: Éditions de l'Université de Bruxelles
Subject: Gender Studies
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En septembre 2015, un nouvel acteur est apparu sur la scène des études de genre : STRIGES. Cette structure de recherche interdisciplinaire sur le genre, l’égalité et la sexualité constitue une des équipes fondatrices de la Maison des Sciences Humaines de l’ULB.

Masculinities in Forests

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Book Series: The Earthscan Forest Library ISBN: 9781000209761 Year: Pages: 266 DOI: 10.4324/9780367815776 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Sports Science
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Masculinities in Forests: Representations of Diversity demonstrates the wide variability in ideas about, and practice of, masculinity in different forests, and how these relate to forest management. While forestry is widely considered a masculine domain, a significant portion of the literature on gender and development focuses on the role of women, not men. This book addresses this gap and also highlights how there are significant, demonstrable differences in masculinities from forest to forest. The book develops a simple conceptual framework for considering masculinities, one which both acknowledges the stability or enduring quality of masculinities, but also the significant masculinity-related options available to individual men within any given culture. The author draws on her own experiences, building on her long-term experience working globally in the conservation and development worlds, also observing masculinities among such professionals. The core of the book examines masculinities, based on long-term ethnographic research in the rural Pacific Northwest of the US; Long Segar, East Kalimantan; and Sitiung, West Sumatra, both in Indonesia. The author concludes by pulling together the various strands of masculine identities and discussing the implications of these various versions of masculinity for forest management. This book will be essential reading for students and scholars of forestry, gender studies and conservation and development, as well as practitioners and NGOs working in these fields.

Cartographies of Differences

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Book Series: New Visions of the Cosmopolitan ISBN: 9783035308044 Year: Pages: 240 DOI: 10.3726/978-3-0353-0804-4 Language: English
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Gender Studies --- Social Sciences --- Geography
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This volume investigates the process of learning how to live with individual and group differences in the twenty-first century and examines the ambivalences of contemporary cosmopolitanism. Engaging with the concept of ‘critical cartography’, it emphasizes the structural impact of localities on the experiences of those living with difference, while trying to develop an account of the counter-mappings that follow spatial and social transformations in today’s world. The contributors focus on visual, normative and cultural embodiments of difference, examining dynamic conflicts at local sites that are connected by the processes of Europeanization and globalization. The collection explores a wide range of topics, including conflicting claims of sexual minorities and conservative Christians, the relationship between national identity and cosmopolitanism, and the ways that cross-cultural communication and bilingualism can help us to understand the complex nature of belonging. The authors come from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and all contribute to a vernacular reading of cosmopolitanism and transnationalism, aimed at opening up new avenues of research into living with difference.

Queer-Feminist Punk

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ISBN: 9783902902276 Year: Pages: 432 DOI: 10.26530/oapen_574668 Language: English
Publisher: Zaglossus Grant: Austrian Science Fund - PUB 241
Subject: Social Sciences
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This history makes use of anti-social theory to take a broad and multifaceted look at queer-feminist punk—from its origins in the 1980s to its contemporary influences on the Occupy movement and Pussy Riot activism.

Geschlechterforschung in der Kritik

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Book Series: Jahrbuch Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung in der Erziehungswissenschaft ISBN: 9783866496514 9783938094198 Year: Pages: 179 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Gender Studies
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The first yearbook of the Women's and Gender Studies Section of the German Society for Educational Science, entitled "Gender Studies in Criticism", is an account of the development of women's and gender studies to date in the context of educational science.

Gender, ritual and social formation in West Papua; A configurational analysis comparing Kamoro and Asmat

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Book Series: Verhandelingen van het Koninklijk Instituut voor Taal-, Land- en Volkenkunde ISBN: 9789067183253 9789004253728 Year: Volume: 258 Pages: xii + 300 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_353252 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Political Science
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This study, based on a lifelong involvement with New Guinea, compares the culture of the Kamoro (18,000 people) with that of their eastern neighbours, the Asmat (40,000), both living on the south coast of West Papua, Indonesia. The comparison, showing substantial differences as well as striking similarities, contributes to a deeper understanding of both cultures. Part I looks at Kamoro society and culture through the window of its ritual cycle, framed by gender. Part II widens the view, offering in a comparative fashion a more detailed analysis of the socio-political and cosmo-mythological setting of the Kamoro and the Asmat rituals. Next is a systematic comparison of the rituals. The comparison includes a cross-cultural, structural analysis of relevant myths. This publication is of interest to scholars and students in Oceanic studies and those drawn to the comparative study of cultures. Jan Pouwer (1924) started his career as a government anthropologist in West New Guinea in the 1950s and 1960s, with periods of intensive fieldwork, in particular among the Kamoro. A distinguished anthropologist, he held professorships at universities around the world.

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