And Chaos Died

By Joanna Russ

And Chaos Died (1970) is a technological know-how fiction novel through Joanna Russ, might be the genre's best-known feminist writer. Its atmosphere is a dystopian projection of recent society, within which Earth's inhabitants has persevered to develop, with the results slightly mitigated through complex expertise. the radical was once nominated for, yet didn't win, the 1970 Nebula Award.

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Ecofeminism (critique influence change)

By Maria Mies, Vandana Shiva

This groundbreaking paintings continues to be as appropriate this present day as while it used to be whilst first released. of Zed’s best-known authors argue that ecological destruction and commercial catastrophes represent an immediate danger to daily life, the upkeep of which has been made the actual accountability of ladies. In either industrialized societies and the constructing nations, the hot wars the realm is experiencing, violent ethnic chauvinisms and the malfunctioning of the financial system additionally pose pressing questions for ecofeminists. Is there a dating among patriarchal oppression and the destruction of nature within the identify of revenue and growth? How can ladies counter the violence inherent in those tactics? may still they appear to a hyperlink among the women’s flow and different social activities? Maria Mies and Vandana Shiva supply a thought-provoking research of those and plenty of different matters from a special North-South viewpoint. They critique triumphing financial theories, traditional strategies of women’s emancipation, the parable of ‘catching up’ improvement, the philosophical foundations of recent technology and know-how, and the omission of ethics whilst discussing such a lot of questions, together with advances in reproductive know-how and biotechnology. In developing their very own ecofeminist epistemology and method, those across the world revered feminist environmental activists glance to the possibility of activities advocating patron liberation and subsistence construction, sustainability and regeneration, and so they argue for an reputation of limits and reciprocity and a rejection of exploitation, the unending commoditization of wishes, and violence.

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Notorious Victoria: The Life of Victoria Woodhull, Uncensored

By Mary Gabriel

She was once the 1st lady to deal with the U.S. Congress, the 1st to function a brokerage enterprise on Wall road, and the 1st to run for president. She's the girl Gloria Steinem referred to as "the so much debatable suffragist of them all." during this widely researched biography, journalist Mary Gabriel has written a accomplished account of 1 of yank history's most unique and interesting girls, who, in an period of Victorian morality, was once the loudest and such a lot radical voice for women's equality. "One of the main arguable American ladies of the past due 19th century springs to lifestyles during this learn that leaves no stone unturned."--Publishers Weekly; "Deftly written biography . . . of a hell-raising visionary."--Mirabella; "A meaty slice of feminist heritage peppered with Victorian drama."--Civilization; "Remarkable . . . warrants a place on each severe American heritage student's bookshelf."--Kirkus studies, pointer.

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Men Explain Things To Me

By Rebecca Solnit

"This slender book—seven essays, punctuated through enigmatic, haunting work by means of Ana Teresa Fernandez—hums with strength and wit."—Boston Globe

"The antidote to mansplaining."—The Stranger

"Feminist, often humorous, unflinchingly sincere and infrequently scathing in its conclusions."—Salon

"Solnit tackles immense subject matters of gender and gear in those available essays. sincere and entire of wit, this can be an essential learn that furthers the dialog on feminism and modern society."—San Francisco Chronicle most sensible Shelf

"Solnit [is] the proper author to take on the topic: her prose kind is so transparent and cool."—The New Republic

"The terrain has continuously felt regularly occurring, yet Men clarify issues To Me is a device that all of us want for you to locate whatever that was once virtually lost."—National Post

In her comedian, scathing essay, "Men clarify issues to Me," Rebecca Solnit took on what usually is going unsuitable in conversations among women and men. She wrote approximately males who wrongly think they understand issues and wrongly think girls do not, approximately why this arises, and the way this point of the gender wars works, airing a few of her personal hilariously lousy encounters.

This up-to-date version with new essays of this nationwide bestseller e-book good points that now-classic essay in addition to "#YesAllWomen," an essay written in accordance with 2014 Isla Vista killings and the grassroots circulate that arose with it to finish violence opposed to girls and misogyny, and the essay "Cassandra Syndrome." This ebook is additionally to be had in hardcover.

Writer, historian, and activist Rebecca Solnit is the writer of fourteen books, such a lot lately The remote Nearby. She is a Harper's Magazine contributing editor.

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Sin in the City: Chicago and Revivalism, 1880-1920

By Thekla Ellen Joiner

  lengthy prior to today’s tradition wars, the “Third nice Awakening” rocked the United States. through the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, evangelists resembling Dwight L. Moody and Billy Sunday roused electorate to give up sin because it manifested in pop culture, ethical ambiguity, and the altering function of women.

            Sin within the City examines 3 city revivals in turn-of-the-century Chicago to teach how revivalists negotiated that era’s perceived racial, sexual, and sophistication threats. whereas such a lot reports of this stream have fascinated with its male leaders and their interactions with society, Thekla Ellen Joiner increases new questions on gender and race by means of exploring 3rd Awakening revivalism because the ritualized functionality of an evangelical social approach outlined via middle-class Protestant ethical aspirations for city the US. instead of impending those occasions basically because the achievements of persuasive males, she perspectives them as choreographed collective rituals reinforcing an ethical order outlined via beliefs of femininity, masculinity, and racial purity.

            Joiner unearths how revivalist rhetoric and formality shifted from sentimentalist identity of sin with men to a extra hard-nosed specialize in adult females, castigating “loose ladies” whose monetary and sexual independence defied revivalist beliefs and its civic tradition. She makes a speciality of Dwight L. Moody’s 1893 World’s reasonable revival, the 1910 Chapman-Alexander crusade, and the 1918 Billy Sunday revival, evaluating the destinations, association, messages, and leaders of those 3 occasions to depict the shift from masculinized to feminized sin. She identifies the principal position ladies performed within the 3rd Awakening because the revivalists promoted female advantage because the corrective to America’s city decline. She additionally indicates that at the same time its definition of sin grew to become extra feminized, Billy Sunday’s revivalism started to comply with Chicago’s rising colour line.

            Enraged via fast social swap in towns like Chicago, those preachers spurred Protestant evangelicals to formulate a gendered and racialized ethical regime for city the USA. but, as Joiner indicates, while revivalists demonized new varieties of leisure, they used some of the sleek cultural practices popularized in theaters and nickelodeons to spice up the good fortune in their mass conversions.

            Sin within the City exhibits that the legacy of the 3rd Awakening lives on at the present time within the spiritual right’s sociopolitical activism; campaign for kin values; disparagement of feminism; and merchandising of spirituality in middle-class, racial, and cultural phrases. delivering cultural and gender research too frequently missing within the learn of yankee non secular historical past, it deals a brand new version for realizing the improvement of a gendered theology and set of spiritual practices that inspired Protestantism in a interval of large social change.

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Queering Anarchism: Addressing and Undressing Power and Desire

"Definitely a publication worthy interpreting, whatever the labels of normalcy you might have pasted as much as your self or grown familiar with letting others do the nasty gluing for you."—Bookslut

"The divide is turning out to be among the pro-military, pro-police, marriage-seeking homosexual and lesbian rights politics we see within the headlines each day and the grassroots racial and financial justice based queer and trans resistance that fights to finish prisons, borders, warfare and poverty. Queering Anarchism an important contribution during this second, delivering research and methods for development the queer and trans politics we'd like and need." —Dean Spade, Normal Life

“A much-needed assortment that thinks via energy, wish, and human liberation. those items are absolute to increase the extent of discussion approximately sexuality, gender, and the ways in which they tie in with struggles opposed to our ruling institutions.”—Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Outlaw Woman

“Against the austerity of hetero politics, Queering Anarchism sketches the connections among gender mutiny, queer sexualities, and anti-authoritarian wishes. via embodied histories and incendiary critique, the individuals amassed the following exhibit how we must never cease at smashing the country; fairly normativity itself is the enemy of all radical possibility.”—Eric A. Stanley, co-editor of Captive Genders

What does it suggest to "queer" the realm round us? How does the novel refusal of the mainstream codification of GLBT id as a brand new gender norm come into concentration within the context of anarchist concept and perform? How do our notions of orientation tell our politics?and vice versa? Queering Anarchism brings jointly a various set of writings starting from the deeply theoretical to the playfully own that discover the probabilities of the idea that of "queering," turning the dominant, and principally heteronormative, constructions of trust and identification completely within out. Ranging in subject from the financial system to incapacity, politics, social buildings, sexual perform, interpersonal relationships, and past, the authors right here recommend that queering could be greater than a collection of private preferences?pointing towards the potential of a wholly new manner of viewing the world.

Contributors contain: Ryan Conrad, Sally Darity, Jamie Heckert, Farhang Rouhani, Jerimarie Liesegang, Benjamin Shepard, Gayge Operaista, CRAC Collective, Stephanie Grohmann, Sandra Jeppesen, Susan tune, Diana C. S. Becerra, Jason Lydon, Liat Ben-Moshe, Anthony J. Nocella, II, AJ Withers, Saffo Papantonopoulou, and Hexe.

Deric Shannon, C.B. bold, J. Rogue, and Abbey Volcano are anarchists and activists who paintings in a large choice of radical, feminist, and queer groups around the United States.

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Belonging: A Culture of Place

What does it suggest to name a spot domestic? who's allowed to join a group? whilst do we say that we really belong?

These are a few of the questions of position and belonging that popular cultural critic bell hooks examines in her new e-book, Belonging: A tradition of Place. Traversing earlier and current, Belonging charts a cyclical trip during which hooks strikes from position to put, from nation to urban and again back, in simple terms to finish the place she began--her previous Kentucky domestic.

hooks has written provocatively approximately race, gender, and sophistication; and during this e-book she turns her consciousness to target problems with land and land possession. Reflecting at the indisputable fact that ninety% of all black humans lived within the agrarian South sooner than mass migration to northern towns within the early 1900s, she writes approximately black farmers, approximately black individuals who were devoted either some time past and within the current to neighborhood nutrients creation, to being natural, and to discovering solace in nature. certainly, it might be most unlikely to think about those matters with no pondering the politics of race and sophistication. Reflecting at the racism that maintains to discover expression on the planet of genuine property, she writes approximately segregation in housing and monetary racialized zoning. In those serious essays, hooks unearths staggering connections that hyperlink of our surroundings and sustainability to the politics of race and sophistication that extend a ways past Kentucky.

With attribute perception and honesty, Belonging offers a outstanding imaginative and prescient of an international the place all people--wherever they could name home--can stay totally and good, the place each person can belong.

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And the Bridge Is Love (Jewish Women Writers)

By Faye Moskowitz

"A booklet that might make you rise up and cheer."—The Detroit News

"Bridges the distance among humor and depression, earlier and current, Jew and gentile, to bare its author's easy humanity, deeply rooted in her unwavering love of kinfolk. . . . Touching and compelling."—The Washington Post

The Feminist Press brings again into print a literary gem. And the Bridge Is Love is a undying selection of existence tales approximately starting to be up in a Jewish relatives in Detroit throughout the melancholy and turning into a author in Washington, DC. The essays variety from one on a pal who's death to a hilarious account of binge consuming at a marriage. In among those poles is an international either smooth and out of date, vibrant, but vanishing.

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Meat Market

By Laurie Penny

Smooth tradition is captivated with controlling women's our bodies. Our societies are saturated with photos of unreal, idealised girl good looks while actual lady our bodies and the ladies who inhabit them are alienated from their very own own and political strength. below glossy capitalism, ladies are either shoppers and fed on: Meat marketplace bargains suggestions for resisting this gory cycle of intake, exposing how the alternate in lady flesh extends into every little thing of women's political selfhood. concerning sexuality, prostitution, starvation, intake, consuming problems, house responsibilities, transsexualism and the worldwide exchange within the indicators and signifiers of femininity, Meat industry is a skinny, bloody sliver of feminist dialectic, dissecting women's our bodies because the fleshy fulcrum of capitalist cannibalism.

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