Familienpolitik als Determinante weiblicher Lebensverläufe?: by Andrea Ziefle

By Andrea Ziefle

Die Studie zeigt, dass die Einführung und Ausweitung des gesetzlichen Erziehungsurlaubs in den 1980er und 1990er Jahren das in der Bundesrepublik ohnehin vorherrschende Muster der Phasenerwerbstätigkeit von Müttern weiter verstärkt hat. Mit Einführung des Erziehungsur-laubs sank die Erwerbsbeteiligung junger Mütter, ohne dass sich gleichzeitig die Fertilitätsrate erhöht oder die Karrierenachteile für Frauen mit Kindern nachhaltig verringert hätten. Ohne begleitende Maßnahmen wie versatile Arbeitszeitmodelle und eine bedarfsgerechte Kinderbetreuung hat sich der Erziehungsurlaub allein als unzureichende Lösung des difficulties der Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf erwiesen.

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Transforming Citizenships: Transgender Articulations of the by Isaac West

By Isaac West

Transforming Citizenships engages the performativity of citizenship because it pertains to transgender members and advocacy teams. rather than interpreting the legislation as a collection of self-executing discourses, Isaac West takes up transgender rights claims as performative productions of advanced felony subjectivities able to queering authorised understandings of genders, sexualities, and the normative forces of the law.
Drawing on an expansive archive, from the correspondence of a transwoman arrested for utilizing a public toilet in l. a. in 1954 to modern lobbying efforts of nationwide transgender advocacy corporations, West advances a rethinking of legislation as capacious rhetorics of citizenship, justice, equality, and freedom. while approached from this angle, citizenship should be recuperated from its prestige because the undesirable item of queer politics to higher know how criminal discourses open up websites for id throughout id different types and permit political actions that break out the analytics of heteronormativity and homonationalism.

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National Manhood and the Creation of Modern Quebec by Jeffery Vacante

By Jeffery Vacante

This perceptive highbrow heritage explores the function of manhood in French Canadian tradition and nationalism. within the past due 19th century, Quebec used to be nonetheless an agrarian society and masculinity was once rooted within the land and the kin and knowledgeable by way of Catholic ideas of piety and self-restraint. because the business period took carry, a brand new version of manhood used to be solid, outfitted at the values of secularism and individualism. Vacante’s research unearths how French Canadian intellectuals outlined masculinity in accordance with imperialist English Canadian beliefs. This “national manhood” enabled French Canadian males to take part in a latest, business financial system whereas saying their cultural authority.

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Just Looking (Routledge Revivals): Consumer Culture in by Rachel Bowlby

By Rachel Bowlby

The outstanding improvement of early shopper society in Britain, France and the U.S. had a profound impression on structures of femininity and masculinity, and advertisement and cultural values within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries. concentrating on novels by means of Theodore Dreiser, George Gissing and Emile Zola, Just Looking, first released in 1985, addresses itself to a critical paradox of the interval: the perceived antithesis of the phrases "commerce" and "culture" which emerged at a time which observed the particular drawing jointly of industrial and cultural practices.

Drawing on structural, psychoanalytic and Marxist-feminist thought, Rachel Bowlby retrieves a comparatively overlooked literary quarter for modern political and theoretical issues, re-establishing the naturalist novel as a wealthy resource for feminists, literary theorists and cultural historians.

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Does God Make the Man?: Media, Religion, and the Crisis of by Stewart M. Hoover,Curtis D. Coats

By Stewart M. Hoover,Curtis D. Coats

Many think that faith performs a good position in men’s identification improvement, with faith selling strong habit, and morality. by contrast, we regularly imagine that the media is a detrimental impact for males, educating them to be tough and violent, and to disregard their feelings. In Does God Make the Man?, Stewart M. Hoover and Curtis D. Coats draw on wide interviews and player remark with either Evangelical and non-Evangelical males, together with Catholics in addition to Protestants, to argue that neither of those assumptions is correct.
Dismissing the straightforward suggestion that media encourages poisonous masculinity and faith is usually a favorable effect, Hoover and Coats argue that not just are the linkages among faith, media, and masculinity now not as powerful and substantial as has been assumed, however the ways that those family members truly play out may perhaps contradict bought perspectives. Over the process this interesting e-book they learn crises, contradictions, and contestations: crises concerning the which means of masculinity and concerning the loss of path males event from their religion groups; contradictions among men’s spiritual lives and media lives, and contestations between men’s rules approximately what it skill to be a man. 
The booklet counters universal discussions a few “crisis of masculinity,” exhibiting that real males don't see the area the way in which the “crisis speak” has portrayed it—and curiously, even Evangelical males usually don't see faith as a part of the solution. 

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The Carol J. Adams Reader: Writings and Conversations by Carol J. Adams

By Carol J. Adams

The Carol J. Adams Reader gathers jointly Adams's foundational and up to date articles within the fields of severe experiences, animal reviews, media reports, vegan stories, ecofeminism and feminism, in addition to proper interviews and conversations within which Adams identifies key strategies and new advancements in her decades-long paintings. This quantity, a better half to The Sexual Politics of Meat (Bloomsbury Revelations), bargains perception right into a number of pressing matters for our modern global: Why do batterers damage animals? what's the dating among genocide and attitudes towards different animals? How do activism and idea feed one another? How do race, gender, and species different types engage in strengthening oppressive attitudes? In transparent language, Adams identifies the usually hidden elements of cultural presumptions. The essays and conversations discovered right here trap the decades-long strength and imaginative and prescient that proceed to form new methods of pondering and responding to oppression.

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Aphrodite-Vénus et ses enfants: Incarnations littéraires by Hélène Vial

By Hélène Vial

Depuis l'Antiquité, de nombreux textes ont mis en scène l. a. toughé d'Aphrodite-Vénus à jouer le rôle de mère. Incarnation de l. a. volupté, alma mater de tout ce qui vit, est-elle faite pour élever elle-même des enfants ? A travers une mosaïque de graphics de los angeles déesse envisagée dans son statut maternel, voici une réflexion sur une determine divine particulièrement fascinante.

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Laughter, Humor, and the (Un)making of Gender: Historical by A. Foka,J. Liliequist

By A. Foka,J. Liliequist

Humor is the tendency of specific cognitive reviews to impress laughter and supply enjoyment. all through background, it has performed a very important position in defining gender roles and identities. This assortment deals an in-depth thematic exam of this courting among humor and gender, spanning numerous historic and cultural backdrops.

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Reel Men at War: Masculinity and the American War Film by Ralph Donald,Karen MacDonald

By Ralph Donald,Karen MacDonald

As they transition into maturity, many American boys and younger males spend a large amount of time undertaking actual activities, taking part in violent games, and gazing motion video clips, together with warfare movies. in lots of circumstances, boys spend extra time uncovered to media versions than they do with their fathers. If, as social studying theorists say, masculinity is realized at once via a procedure of optimistic and detrimental reinforcement, what manly behaviors do conflict movies essentially outline and toughen? And what un-manly behaviors do conflict motion pictures truly prohibit?

In Reel males at conflict: Masculinity and the yank struggle Film, authors Ralph Donald and Karen MacDonald ponder the impression that struggle motion pictures carry to undergo at the socialization of younger boys in the United States. interpreting approximately one hundred fifty American struggle movies and tv courses, this publication considers such concerns as significant male stereotypes—both optimistic and negative—in movie, the impression of activities as another to mortal strive against, why males respect battle and cost profitable so hugely, and the way conflict movies outline manly courage.

Throughout the ebook the authors touch upon the depiction of post-traumatic tension disease, the phases of grief, and suicide in battle motion pictures, in addition to using Jungian and Freudian theories to struggle and soldiering. Reel males at War may be of curiosity not just to professors and scholars of cinema and mass communications but in addition to students of heritage, gender reviews, and sociology.

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Transcultural Negotiations of Gender: Studies in (Be)longing by Saugata Bhaduri,Indrani Mukherjee

By Saugata Bhaduri,Indrani Mukherjee

Transcultural Negotiations of Gender probes into how gender is negotiated alongside the 2 axes of ‘belonging’ and ‘longing’– the dual wants of being positioned inside a cultural milieu, whereas craving for both what has glided by or what's but to come back. It additionally probes into the class of ‘transculturality’ itself, via interpreting how not just does it pertain to the arriving jointly of cultures from different spatial destinations, yet how shifts over the years and altering performative modes and technological technique of articulation, inside what will be presumed to be a similar tradition, may also bring about the ‘transcultural’.

The quantity includes 4 sections. half I, ‘(Be)longing in Time’, examines negotiation of gender via transcultural acts of myths, rituals and spiritual practices being revised and revisited through the years. half II, ‘(Be)longing in Space’, stories how gender is renegotiated whilst humans from diversified areas engage, as additionally while public areas and domain names themselves turn into websites of such negotiations. partly III, ‘Performing (Be)longing’, such transcultural negotiations can be found within the context of adjusting modes of functionality, contemplating relatively that gender itself is performative. the ultimate part, ‘Modernity, expertise and (Be)longing’, lines how gender turns into transculturally negotiated in an area like India, with the appearance of modernity and its significant other know-how.

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