Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific by Phd, John Dececco,Kevin Kumashiro

By Phd, John Dececco,Kevin Kumashiro

Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists offers the first-person bills of 20 activists—life tales that paintings opposed to universal stereotypes, shattering misconceptions and dispelling incorrect information. those autobiographies problem familial and cultural expectancies and values that experience often compelled queer Asian / Pacific americans into silent disgrace due to their sexual orientation and/or ethnicity. Authors percentage not just their stories turning out to be up but in addition how these reports led them to develop into social activists, conversing out opposed to oppression.

Many destructive untruths—or “stories”—about queer Asian-Pacific americans were repeated so frequently, they're authorised as truth. Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists presents a discussion board for voices usually neglected in educational literature to “re-story” themselves, addressing more than a few studies that comes with cultural changes and values, conflicts among diverse generations in a kin or among diversified teams in a neighborhood, and problems and rewards of popping out. these giving voice to their tales via narrative and different writing genres comprise the transgendered and intersexed, group activists, youths, and parents.

The tales advised in Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists give some thought to:

  • own experiences—based on state of beginning, academic history, faith, gender, and age
  • populations served by means of activism, together with the operating terrible, immigrants, adoptees, formative years, ladies, and households
  • varied arenas of activism, together with colleges, governments, social providers, and the net
  • matters specific by means of activism, together with affirmative motion, HIV/AIDS schooling, psychological wellbeing and fitness, interracial relationships, and sexual violence
  • associations wanting swap, together with felony, non secular, and academic entities
  • and lots more and plenty more!

Restoried Selves: Autobiographies of Queer Asian / Pacific American Activists is an important learn for lecturers and researchers operating in Asian American reports, ethnic stories, gender experiences, and queer reports, and for LGBTQ formative years and their mom and dad, academics, and social carrier providers.

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When Sex Became Gender (Perspectives on Gender) by Shira Tarrant

By Shira Tarrant

When intercourse grew to become Gender is a examine of post-World conflict II feminist conception from the perspective of highbrow heritage. the main subject matter is that rules in regards to the social development of gender have its origins within the feminist theorists of the postwar interval, and that those early principles approximately gender grew to become a key foundational paradigm for either moment and 3rd wave feminist idea. those conceptual foundations have been created via a cohort of terribly resourceful and impressive educational ladies. whereas discussing the well-known feminist scholars—Simone de Beauvoir, Margaret Mead—the publication additionally hinges at the paintings of students who're lesser identified to American audiences—Mirra Komarovsky, Viola Klein, and Ruth Herschberger, The postwar years were an ignored interval within the improvement of feminist conception and philosophy and Tarrant makes a compelling case for this period being the turning element within the research of gender.

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Lesbian Images in International Popular Culture by Sara E. Cooper

By Sara E. Cooper

Lesbian pictures are far and wide those days–cable tv, movie, well known magazines, ads, net and the news–creating hope in women and men alike, promoting advertisement services, and stirring up controversy on many degrees. yet do those pictures actually symbolize the various identities of women-centered girls around the globe? This book addresses the restricted entry to pictures of numerous and foreign lesbian identities and reports, in an effort to give you the reader with a extra whole realizing of what it ability to be lesbian in an international context. It investigates how lesbians painting themselves in addition to how they're portrayed through others in numerous parts of pop culture, together with tv, movie, the humanities, web, ads and the news. It positive aspects articles on U.S. lesbian cartoonists, Canadian viewer perceptions of lesbians at the cable convey Queer as Folk, panoramic seems to be at lesbians' illustration in Australian and Spanish tv programming, and in-depth explorations of flicks by way of Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, best Indian movie manufacturers, and self sustaining Chinese-American filmmakers.

This booklet used to be released as a unique factor of the Journal of Lesbian Studies.

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Sex, Gender and the Conservative Party: From Iron Lady to by S. Childs,P. Webb

By S. Childs,P. Webb

As chief of the Conservative get together, David Cameron inherited a multi-faceted gender challenge: purely 17 girls MPs; an unsatisfied women's association; electorally uncompetitive rules 'for women'; and a celebration which was once probably unattractive to ladies electorate. This booklet is an account of the feminization of the occasion due to the fact 2005.

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Gender, Nutrition, and the Human Right to Adequate Food: by Anne C. Bellows,Flavio L.S. Valente,Stefanie Lemke,María

By Anne C. Bellows,Flavio L.S. Valente,Stefanie Lemke,María Daniela Núñez Burbano de Lara

This booklet introduces the human correct to sufficient meals and nutrients as evolving notion and identifies structural "disconnects" fueling nutrition lack of confidence for one billion humans, and disproportionally affecting ladies, childrens, and rural meals manufacturers: the separation of women’s rights from their correct to sufficient nutrition and nutrients, and the fragmented recognition to nutrients as commodity and the medicalization of dietary wellbeing and fitness. 3 stipulations bobbing up from those disconnects are mentioned: structural violence and discrimination complex the belief of women’s human rights, in addition to their deepest and public contributions to foodstuff and foodstuff defense for all; many women’s event in their and their children’s concurrently autonomous and intertwined subjectivities while pregnant and breastfeeding being poorly understood in human rights legislations and abused by means of poorly-regulated meals and meals advertising practices; and the neoliberal financial system’s interference either with the autonomy and self-determination of girls and their groups and with the strengthening of sustainable diets in line with democratically ruled neighborhood meals platforms. The publication demands a social movement-led reconceptualization of the correct to sufficient foodstuff towards incorporating gender, women’s rights, and foodstuff, in line with the nutrients sovereignty framework.

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Indecent Theology by Marcella Althaus-Reid

By Marcella Althaus-Reid

Indecent Theology brings liberation theology modern by way of introducing the novel serious methods of gender, postcolonial, and queer idea. Grounded in real examples from Latin the USA, Marcella Althaus-Reid's hugely provocative, yet immaculately researched booklet reworks 3 specified components of theology - sexual, political and systematic. It exposes the connections among theology, sexuality and politics, when starting up a dramatic sexual rereading of systematic theology.
Groundbreaking, exciting and scholarly, Indecent Theology broadens the talk on sexuality and theology as by no means before.

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Genders, Transgenders and Sexualities in Japan (Routledge by Mark McLelland,Romit Dasgupta

By Mark McLelland,Romit Dasgupta

Incorporating eastern language fabrics and field-based examine, this compelling choice of essays takes a comparative examine the altering notions of gender and sexual range in Japan, contemplating either heterosexual and non-heterosexual histories, life and identities.

Written by means of key jap authors and Western students the quantity examines how non-conformist members have puzzled got notions and challenged social norms in terms of intercourse and gender. The chapters depict the plurality of gender positions; from housewives against gender roles inside marriage to heterosexual males wishing to be extra interested in family members existence. together with fabric now not formerly released in English, this quantity provides an summary of the real alterations happening in gender and sexuality experiences inside jap scholarship.

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Feminist Practices: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Women in by Lori A, Dr Brown

By Lori A, Dr Brown

Women stay super under-represented within the architectural career. regardless of equivalent numbers of female and male scholars coming into architectural reports, there's at the least 17-25% attrition of lady scholars and never all closing turn into working towards architects. In either the tutorial and the pro fields of structure, positions of strength and authority are nearly totally male, and as such, the career is outlined via a heterosexual, Eurasian male perspective.

This booklet argues that it is crucial for all architectural scholars and practitioners to be uncovered to a variety of latest architectural practices, as this could supply a primary step into broadening know-how and reworking architectural engagement. It considers the relationships among feminist methodologies and a few of the methods towards layout and their effect upon our knowing and courting to the outfitted setting. In doing so, this assortment demanding situations traditional rules: to begin with, the definition of structure and secondly, what constitutes a feminist practice.

This number of up-and-coming lady architects and architects use quite a lot of neighborhood and worldwide examples in their paintings to question diverse features of those traditional principles. whereas concentrating on feminist views, the booklet bargains insights into many alternative matters, issues and interpretations of structure, providing via these kind of engagement, structure can turn into extra culturally, politically and environmentally proper. This 'next iteration' of architects declare feminism as their very own and during doing so, support outline what feminism capacity and the way it's evolving within the twenty first century.

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