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The Postworld In-Between Utopia and Dystopia Intersectional, Feminist, and Non-Binary Approaches in 21st Century Speculative Literature and Culture

The Postworld In-Between Utopia and Dystopia: Intersectional, Feminist, and Non-Binary Approaches in 21st Century Speculative Literature and Culture

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Edited By Katarzyna Ostalska, Tomasz Fisiak
December 30, 2021

This collection of essays offers global perspectives on feminist utopia and dystopia in speculative literature, film and art, working from a range of intersectional approaches to examine key works and genres in both their specific cultural context and a wider, global, epistemological, critical ...

The Misogynistic Backlash Against Women-Strong Films

The Misogynistic Backlash Against Women-Strong Films

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By Dana Schowalter, Shannon Stevens, Daniel L. Horvath
November 30, 2021

This book is an exploration of the political struggle for visibility engendered by the growing number of women-centered popular films and a critical analysis of the intensifying misogynistic backlash that have accompanied such advances in the depiction of women on screen. The book draws from a ...

Feminist Existentialism, Biopolitics, and Critical Phenomenology in a Time of Bad Health

Feminist Existentialism, Biopolitics, and Critical Phenomenology in a Time of Bad Health

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By Talia Welsh
October 29, 2021

This book explores the personal value of healthy behavior, arguing that our modern tendency to praise or blame individuals for their health is politically and economically motivated and has reinforced growing health disparities between the wealthy and poor under the guise of individual ...

Caffie Greene and Black Women Activists Unsung Women of the Black Liberation Movement

Caffie Greene and Black Women Activists: Unsung Women of the Black Liberation Movement

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By Kofi-Charu Nat Turner
September 30, 2021

This book uses the life and work of Caffie Greene, one of the most influential grassroots community activists and public health educators in twentieth-century Los Angeles as a platform to examine the wider story of black women activists in recent United States history. Caffie Greene worked to ...

Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination Transcultural Movements

Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination: Transcultural Movements

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By Anna Ball
September 22, 2021

Forced Migration in the Feminist Imagination explores how feminist acts of imaginative expression, community-building, scholarship and activism create new possibilities for women experiencing forced migration in the twenty-first century. Drawing on literature, film and art from a range of ...

Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics Interpreting Gender in Graphic Narratives

Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics: Interpreting Gender in Graphic Narratives

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Edited By Sandra Cox
September 21, 2021

Intersectional Feminist Readings of Comics collects several theoretically informed close reading of comics and graphic literature that apply an intersectional feminist lens to the interpretation of several contemporary North American graphic narratives. The essays examine use a range of ...

Women’s Suffrage in Word, Image, Music, Stage and Screen The Making of a Movement

Women’s Suffrage in Word, Image, Music, Stage and Screen: The Making of a Movement

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Edited By Christopher Wiley, Lucy Ella Rose
July 14, 2021

This collection of essays explores the myriad ways in which the women’s suffrage movement in Britain in the nineteenth century and twentieth century engaged with and was expressed through literature, art and craft, music, drama and cinema. Uniquely, this anthology places developments in the ...

Spatialities in Italian American Women’s Literature Beyond the Mean Streets

Spatialities in Italian American Women’s Literature: Beyond the Mean Streets

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By Eva Pelayo Sañudo
July 06, 2021

Examining the family saga as an instrument of literary analysis of writing by Italian American women, this book argues that the genre represents a key strategy for Italian American female writers as a form which distinctly allows them to establish cultural, gender and literary traditions. Spaces ...

Freewomen, Patriarchal Authority, and the Accusation of Prostitution

Freewomen, Patriarchal Authority, and the Accusation of Prostitution

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By Stephanie Lynn Budin
May 31, 2021

Examining freewomen in Mesopotamian society, ancient Greek hetaira, Renaissance Italy courtesans, historical and modern Japanese geisha, and the Hindu devadāsī of India, Stephanie Lynn Budin makes a wide-ranging study of independent women who have historically been dismissed as prostitutes. The ...

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative Producing the Reader

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader

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By Karyn Sproles
March 31, 2021

Reflective Reading and the Power of Narrative: Producing the Reader is an interdisciplinary exploration into the profound power of narratives to create—and recreate—how we imagine ourselves. It posits that the process of producing a text also produces the reader. Written from the perspective of a ...

Classical Hollywood Cinema, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Face

Classical Hollywood Cinema, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Face

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By Paul Morrison
December 24, 2020

Classical Hollywood Cinema, Sexuality, and the Politics of the Face examines the representation of iconic female faces in the golden age of Hollywood – Greta Garbo, Gloria Swanson, Elizabeth Taylor – and the gay male fetishization of those faces.   Classical Hollywood ...

Representing Abortion

Representing Abortion

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Edited By Rachel Alpha Johnston Hurst
November 24, 2020

Representing Abortion analyses how artists, writers, performers, and activists make abortion visible, audible, and palpable within contexts dominated by anti-abortion imagery centred on the fetus and the erasure of the pregnant person, challenging the polarisation of conversations about abortion. ...

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