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Freewomen, Patriarchal Authority and the Accusation of Prostitution

Freewomen, Patriarchal Authority and the Accusation of Prostitution

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stephanie Lynn Budin
April 07, 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 ...

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Paul Morrison
December 28, 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 ...

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
December 18, 2020

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 ...

Representing Abortion

Representing Abortion

1st Edition

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. ...

Dismantling Rape Culture The Peacebuilding Power of ‘Me Too’

Dismantling Rape Culture: The Peacebuilding Power of ‘Me Too’

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By Tracey Nicholls
November 16, 2020

This book analyses rape culture through the lens of the ‘me too’ era. Drawing feminist theory into conversation with peace studies and improvisation theory, it advocates for peace- building opportunities to transform culture and for the improvisatory resources of ‘culture- jamming’ as a mechanism ...

Kathy Acker Punk Writer

Kathy Acker: Punk Writer

1st Edition

By Margaret Henderson
October 16, 2020

This project is a feminist study of the idiosyncratic oeuvre of Kathy Acker and how her unique art and politics, located at the explosive intersection of punk, postmodernism, and feminism, critiques and exemplifies late twentieth-century capitalism. There is no female or feminist writer like Kathy ...

Female Sexuality in Modernist Fiction Literary Techniques for Making Women Artists

Female Sexuality in Modernist Fiction: Literary Techniques for Making Women Artists

1st Edition

By Elaine Wood
October 05, 2020

Female Sexuality in Modernist Fiction: Literary Techniques for Making Women Artists provides a chronological investigation of the innovative writing styles of canonical modernist writers to reveal a shift in gendered representations of sexual subjectivity. Positioned at the nexus of studies on the ...

Gender and Sexual Fluidity in 20th Century Women Writers Switching Desire and Identity

Gender and Sexual Fluidity in 20th Century Women Writers: Switching Desire and Identity

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By Lesley C Graydon
September 02, 2020

This book analyses twentieth-century writers who traffic in queer, non-normative, and/or fluid gender and sexual identities and subversive practices, revealing how gender and sexually variant women create, revise, redefine, and play with language, desires, roles, the body, and identity. ...

Actresses and Mental Illness Histrionic Heroines

Actresses and Mental Illness: Histrionic Heroines

1st Edition

By Fiona Gregory
February 25, 2020

Actresses and Mental Illness investigates the relationship between the work of the actress and her personal experience of mental illness, from the late nineteenth through to the end of twentieth century. Over the past two decades scholars have made great advances in our understanding...

Representations of Working-Class Masculinities in Post-War British Culture The Left Behind

Representations of Working-Class Masculinities in Post-War British Culture: The Left Behind

1st Edition

By Matthew Crowley
February 18, 2020

This book presents an analysis of representations of white, heterosexual, working-class masculinities in British culture between 1945 and 1989 to trace the development of the sociocultural and material conditions that shaped the masculinities which are helping to shape contemporary culture. This ...

Men, Caregiving and the Media The Dad Dilemma

Men, Caregiving and the Media: The Dad Dilemma

1st Edition

By Sarah C. Hunter, Damien W. Riggs
December 18, 2019

Analysing diverse media representations of men who provide primary care to their children, this book demonstrates how the practice of fatherhood – and of masculinity - is changing, and the ways media representations sensationalise and reinforce gender inequities in regards to carework. This book ...

Cultural Reflections of Medusa The Shadow in the Glass

Cultural Reflections of Medusa: The Shadow in the Glass

1st Edition

By Jennifer Hedgecock
December 09, 2019

This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs, and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth- century Symbolist painting, and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has ...

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