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Representations of Lethal Gender-Based Violence in Italy Between Journalism and Literature Femminicidio Narratives

Representations of Lethal Gender-Based Violence in Italy Between Journalism and Literature: Femminicidio Narratives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Nicoletta Mandolini
July 20, 2021

This book discusses femicide in Italy, and the cultural conversations that have resulted from feminist discourse on lethal violence against women entering the mainstream, by analyzing journalistic inquiries and literary works produced after 2012. In a global and national context where activism’s ...

Gender Hierarchy of Masculinity and Femininity during the Chinese Cultural Revolution Revolutionary Opera Films

Gender Hierarchy of Masculinity and Femininity during the Chinese Cultural Revolution: Revolutionary Opera Films

1st Edition

By Zhuying Li
November 26, 2020

Focusing on the influence of Maoist ideology and masculinist power on the representations of women in revolutionary opera films made during the Cultural Revolution, this book considers the gendered hierarchy between masculinity and femininity in relation to the historic and cultural context in ...

Reading Iraqi Women’s Novels in English Translation Iraqi Women’s Stories

Reading Iraqi Women’s Novels in English Translation: Iraqi Women’s Stories

1st Edition

By Ruth Abou Rached
October 29, 2020

By exploring how translation has shaped the literary contexts of six Iraqi woman writers, this book offers new insights into their translation pathways as part of their stories’ politics of meaning-making. The writers in focus are Samira Al-Mana, Daizy Al-Amir, Inaam Kachachi, Betool Khedairi, Alia...

Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism

Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism

1st Edition

By Tim Gregory
March 04, 2020

Pornography, Indigeneity and Neocolonialism examines how pornography operates as a representational system that authenticates settler colonies, focussing on American and Australian examples to reveal how pornography encodes whiteness, pleasure, colonisation and Indigeneity. This is the first text ...

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media Pedagogy, Publics, Practice

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media: Pedagogy, Publics, Practice

1st Edition

Edited By Lauren S. Berliner, Ron Krabill
February 25, 2020

Feminist Interventions in Participatory Media is an edited collection that brings together feminist theory and participatory media pedagogy. It asks what, if anything, is inherently feminist about participatory media? Can participatory media practices and pedagogies be used to reanimate or enact ...

Gender, Sport, and the Role of Alter Ego in Roller Derby

Gender, Sport, and the Role of Alter Ego in Roller Derby

1st Edition

By Colleen Arendt
February 25, 2020

Gender, Sport and the Role of the Alter Ego in Roller Derby focuses on the resurgence of roller derby by examining the appeal and dedication to a sport that combines the masculine aggression and physicality of sport with a more feminine, or alternative, style of organizing and community building. ...

Trans Dilemmas Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities

Trans Dilemmas: Living in Australia’s Remote Areas and in Aboriginal Communities

1st Edition

By Stephen Kerry
September 05, 2019

Trans Dilemmas presents the findings of a three-year research project which examined the lived experiences of trans people in Australia’s Northern Territory. The book argues that whilst trans people, who live in remote areas, experience issues which may not be distinct from those living in urban ...

The Poetry of Arab Women from the Pre-Islamic Age to Andalusia

The Poetry of Arab Women from the Pre-Islamic Age to Andalusia

1st Edition

By Wessam Elmeligi
June 11, 2019

This is a compilation of poetry written by Arabic women poets from pre-Islamic times to the end of the Abbasid caliphate and Andalusia, and offers translations of over 200 poets together with literary commentary on the poets and their poetry. This critical anthology presents the poems of more than...

Interviews with Mexican Women We Don't Talk About Feminism Here

Interviews with Mexican Women: We Don't Talk About Feminism Here

1st Edition

By Carlos Coria-Sanchez
May 29, 2019

Interviews with Mexican Women: We Don’t Talk About Feminism Here presents a series of conversations with Mexican women representing a wide geographical range within Mexico. The interviews broach current social issues and discuss their correlation to the Mexican feminist movement of the 1970s and ...

The Legacies of Matthew Shepard Twenty Years Later

The Legacies of Matthew Shepard: Twenty Years Later

1st Edition

Edited By Helis Sikk, Leisa Meyer
January 21, 2019

This edited collection explores the deeper contexts and consequences surrounding the murder of Matthew Shepard. This young gay man was brutally beaten and left tied to a fence on a chill Wyoming night in October 1998. Found the next morning by two cyclists, he was transported to a hospital in Fort ...

The Role of Female Combatants in the Nicaraguan Revolution and Counter Revolutionary War

The Role of Female Combatants in the Nicaraguan Revolution and Counter Revolutionary War

1st Edition

By Martín Meráz García, Martha L. Cottam, Bruno M. Baltodano
January 16, 2019

The revolution in Nicaragua was unique in that a large percentage of the combatants were women. The Role of Female Combatants in the Nicaraguan Revolution and Counter Revolutionary War is a study of these women and those who fought in the Contra counter revolution on the Atlantic Coast. This book...

British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality Queens, Crime and Empire

British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality: Queens, Crime and Empire

1st Edition

By Enze Han, Joseph O'Mahoney
May 01, 2018

British Colonialism and the Criminalization of Homosexuality examines whether colonial rule is responsible for the historical, and continuing, criminalization of same-sex sexual relations in many parts of the world. Enze Han and Joseph O’Mahoney gather and assess historical evidence to ...

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