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By Rory C. Dicker

ISBN-10: 1580056148

ISBN-13: 9781580056144

Completely up-to-date and increased, the second one version of A background of U.S. Feminisms is an introductory textual content that might be used as supplementary fabric for first-year women’s experiences scholars or as a brush-up textual content for extra complex scholars. masking the 1st, moment, and 3rd waves of feminism, A background of U.S. Feminisms will supply historic context of all of the significant occasions and figures from the overdue 19th century via today.

The chapters disguise: first-wave feminism, a interval of feminist job throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries which targeted totally on gaining women's suffrage; second-wave feminism, which begun within the ’60s and lasted in the course of the ’80s and emphasised the relationship among the private and the political; and third-wave feminism, which begun within the early ’90s and is better exemplified by way of its specialise in variety and intersectionality, queer thought, and sex-positivity.

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In chapter , where I discuss shame and the erotics of damage, I also point out the difference between the shameless and the unashamed soul-and-mind-inseparable-from-body. Neither indecent, impudent, immodest, nor brazen, Schneemann’s pleasure is unashamed. 67 I am for an aimless pleasure, like a stroll in a familiar city, like swinging my arms for the hell of it. I am for shapeless joys, chocolate melting in my mouth, listening to a voice I love saying anything at all. These unforced moments shape soul-and-mind-inseparable-from-body into monster/beauty.

Gail Vines, Raging Hormones: Do They Rule Our Lives? (Berkeley: University of California Press, ), challenges the notion that women are hormonal “monsters” whose biology needs to be medically controlled. ” Barbara Creed, The Monstrous Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis (London: Routledge, ), considers, among other subjects, the monstrous mother. The Alien series, all Twentieth Century Fox films, comprises Alien (, dir. Ridley Scott), Aliens (, dir. James Cameron), Alien (, dir.

Bordo, Unbearable Weight, . ” . Debord, Society of the Spectacle, . . Bordo, Unbearable Weight, . . ” In June we completed the project. Like other sections of Monster/Beauty, “Aphrodite’s Garden” is personal and scholarly, and the author makes herself known in an aesthetic/erotic manner. Gardens, gardening, and flowers make numerous appearances in Monster/Beauty, as does Aphrodite, to whom I dedicate the book. In the Graeco-Roman period Aphrodite’s sculpted presence existed in gardens, and in Pompeii she was their protector.

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