Getting Screwed: Sex Workers and the Law by Alison Bass

By Alison Bass

Alison Bass weaves the genuine tales of intercourse staff with the newest examine on prostitution right into a gripping journalistic account of ways girls (and a few males) navigate a tradition that commonly accepts the implicit trade of intercourse for cash, prestige, or perhaps a sturdy meal, yet imposes heavy consequences on those that make such deals particular. alongside the best way, Bass examines why progressively more middle-class white girls decide to develop into intercourse employees and explores how prostitution has develop into a thriving within the twenty-first-century worldwide economic climate. Situating her publication in American heritage extra largely, she additionally discusses the influence of the sexual revolution, the increase of the Nevada brothels, and the growing to be warfare on intercourse trafficking after 9-11.

Drawing on fresh reports that convey decrease charges of violence and sexually transmitted ailments, together with HIV, in areas the place grownup prostitution is criminal and controlled, Bass makes a robust case for decriminalizing intercourse paintings. via comparisons of the influence of criminalization vs. decriminalization in different international locations, her e-book bargains ideas for making prostitution more secure for American intercourse employees and the groups within which they stay.

This riveting evaluation of ways U.S. anti-prostitution legislation damage the general public overall healthiness and security of intercourse employees and different citizens—and have an effect on higher societal attitudes towards women—will curiosity feminists, sociologists, legal professionals, health-care pros, and coverage makers. The e-book will also attract an individual with an curiosity in American background and our society’s evolving attitudes towards sexuality and marriage.

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Supernatural forces: belief, difference, and power in by Bonnie C. Winsbro

By Bonnie C. Winsbro

The connection among people and their gods has consistently been a chief topic in literature. until eventually lately, despite the fact that, books within the American literary canon have not often been fascinated with any supernatural beings except the Judeo-Christian god. during this ebook Bonnie Winsbro strikes past that slender concentration to envision the facility of the supernatural within the works of six ethnic writers: Lee Smith's Oral heritage, Louise Erdrich's Tracks, Leslie Marmon Silko's rite, Gloria Naylor's Mama Day, Toni Morrison's loved, and Maxine Hong Kingston's the lady Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood between Ghosts. by way of opting for those authors, Winsbro offers a multicultural viewpoint - Appalachian, local American, African American, and chinese language American - at the inner turmoil skilled by way of ethnic members whilst their trust platforms conflict with these of family members, group, or dominant tradition. even if their responses to such conflicts range, Winsbro argues, all six authors think that non-public energy is received via self-definition, the method through which one constructs one's personal fact as a starting place for residing in one's personal heart instead of on another's margins. by way of interpreting works that deal with heavily a trust in such supernatural figures as witches, healers, and ghosts, Winsbro seeks to teach that the modern global isn't outlined by means of one fact - a rationalistic, clinical fact, for instance, or a Judeo-Christian fact - yet by means of many realities. certainly, acknowledging the coexistence, collision, and coalescence of a number of realities is likely one of the distinguishing beneficial properties of postmodern existence.

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The Worth of Women: Wherein Is Clearly Revealed Their by Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte

By Moderata (Modesta Pozzo) Fonte

Gender equality and the accountability of husbands and fathers: concerns that loom huge this present day had forex in Renaissance Venice to boot, as evidenced through the ebook in 1600 of the value of girls via Moderata Fonte.

Moderata Fonte used to be the pseudonym of Modesta Pozzo (1555–92), a Venetian girl who used to be anything of an anomaly. Neither cloistered in a convent nor as liberated from winning codes of decorum as a courtesan may be, Pozzo used to be a decent, married mom who produced literature in genres that have been more often than not thought of "masculine"—the chivalric romance and the literary discussion. This paintings takes the shape of the latter, with Fonte making a dialog between seven Venetian noblewomen. The discussion explores approximately each element of women's adventure in either theoretical and useful phrases. those ladies, who range in age and adventure, take as their vast subject matter men's curious hostility towards ladies and attainable treatments for it.

Through this witty and bold paintings, Fonte seeks to raise women's prestige to that of guys, arguing that ladies have a similar innate talents as males and, whilst equally informed, turn out their equals. via this discussion, Fonte presents an image of the personal and public lives of Renaissance girls, ruminating on their roles in the house, in society, and within the arts.

A effective instance of Renaissance vernacular literature, this booklet can also be a testomony to the long-lasting matters that girls face, together with the try to reconcile femininity with ambition.

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HBO's Girls and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and

HBO s women and the Awkward Politics of Gender, Race, and Privilege is a suite of essays that examines the HBO application women. when you consider that its premier in 2012, the sequence has garnered the eye of people from a variety of walks of lifestyles. The express has been defined in lots of phrases: insightful, out-of-touch, brash, sexist, racist, perverse, complicated, edgy, bold, provocative simply to identify a number of.

Overall, there is not any doubt that ladies has firmly etched itself within the cloth of early twenty-first-century pop culture.

The essays during this booklet study the convey from quite a few angles together with: white privilege; physique photo; gender; tradition; race; sexuality; parental and generational attitudes; 3rd wave feminism; male emasculation and immaturity; hipster, indie, and concrete tune because it pertains to iteration Y and new release X.

By reading those views, this booklet uncovers a number of the so much urgent matters that experience surfaced within the convey, whereas contemplating the wider societal implications therein."

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Buying Beauty: Cosmetic Surgery in China by Wen Hua

By Wen Hua

Cosmetic surgical procedure in China has grown quickly in recent times of dramatic social transition. dealing with fierce festival in all spheres of lifestyle, increasingly more girls think about plastic surgery as an funding to achieve "beauty capital" to extend possibilities for social and occupation success.

Building on wealthy ethnographic information, this publication provides the views of girls who've gone through plastic surgery, illuminating the aspirations at the back of their offerings. Wen Hua explores how turbulent monetary, sociocultural, and political adjustments in China because the Nineteen Eighties have produced monstrous anxiousness that's skilled either mentally and corporeally. This publication will attract readers who're drawn to gender stories, China reviews, anthropology and sociology of the physique, and cultural studies.

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Frauen im Militär: Empirische Befunde und Perspektiven zur by Jens-Rainer Ahrens, Maja Apelt, Christiane Bender

By Jens-Rainer Ahrens, Maja Apelt, Christiane Bender

Die Integration der Soldatinnen in die Bundeswehr wird von einer gespannten Aufmerksamkeit der Öffentlichkeit begleitet. Mit der Öffnung dieser Männerdomäne wird die Gleichsetzung von Wehrhaftigkeit und Männllichkeit, immer wieder symbolisierter Aspekt des Selbstverständnisses der Armee, fragwürdig. Das bedeutet einschneidende Herausforderungen für die Organisationskultur, den institutionellen Apparat der Bundeswehr und die Wahrnehmungs- und Verhaltensmuster aller Beteiligten. Die Öffnung der Bundeswehr für Frauen vollzieht sich vor dem Hintergrund einer veränderten Weltlage und neuer bewaffneter Konflikte (asymmetrische und innerstaatliche Kriege, Terrorismus u.a.) und einem daraus abgeleiteten erweiterten Auftrag der Bundeswehr.
Im Mittelpunkt dieses Sammelbandes stehen aktuelle Analysen und Diagnosen über Chancen, Barrieren und Konflikte, die sich mit der Integration von Frauen in den bewaffneten Dienst ergeben.

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Becoming Women: The Embodied Self in Image Culture by Carla Rice

By Carla Rice

In a tradition the place good looks is foreign money, women’s our bodies are frequently perceived as measures of worth and price. the quest for visibility and self-acceptance should be daunting, particularly for these at the cultural margins of “beauty.”

Becoming Women bargains a considerate exam of the quest for identification in an image-oriented international. That seek is instructed in the course of the reports of a bunch of ladies who got here of age within the wake of moment and 3rd wave feminism, that includes voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups.

Carla Rice pairs well known imagery with own narratives to reveal the “culture of contradiction” the place raises in person physique attractiveness were matched by means of much more restrictive female picture beliefs and norms. With insider insights from the Dove crusade for actual good looks, Rice exposes the wonder industry’s colonization of women’s our bodies, and examines why “the good looks delusion” has but to be resolved.

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A Hidden Workforce: Homeworkers in England, 1850–1985 by Shelley Pennington

By Shelley Pennington

Homeworkers are typically girls who paintings of their personal houses for an outdoor organisation and are paid on a one-piece foundation. The paintings is mostly unskilled and of a monotonous and repetitive nature. the commercial prestige of the homeworker has little or not anything in universal with the self sustaining craftsman operating in his own residence ahead of the onset of industrialization; homeworkers paintings with no supervision and feature no actual touch with their employers or sub-contractors other than whilst gathering or returning paintings. This quantity is an research of the industrial and social place of the predominantly woman labour strength of the homework industries from 1850 to 1985. The textual content examines adjustments that experience happened within the composition of the labour strength, the choices open to ladies and the categories and geographical position of homework. The authors severely overview makes an attempt to enhance the location of homeworkers and touch upon the customers for homeworking sooner or later.

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What Do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female by Daniel Bergner

By Daniel Bergner

By way of intercourse, universal knowledge holds that males roam whereas ladies crave closeness and dedication. yet during this provocative, headline-making booklet, Daniel Bergner turns every thing we suggestion we knew approximately women's arousal and hope inside of out. Drawing on wide study and interviews with popular behavioral scientists, sexologists, psychologists, and daily girls, he forces us to re-evaluate long-held notions approximately girl sexuality.

This daring and desirable trip into the realm of girl wish explores solutions to such thought-provoking questions as: Are ladies maybe the fewer monogamous intercourse? What influence do intimacy and emotional connection particularly have on lust? what's the function of narcissism--the wish to be desired--in woman sexuality? Are political earnings for ladies ("No ability no") damaging within the bed room? And is the search for a "female Viagra" something yet a look for the remedy for monogamy?

Bergner is going backstage of a few of the main groundbreaking experiments on sexuality this present day and confronts us with arguable, occasionally uncomfortable findings. Incendiary, profoundly insightful, and brilliantly illuminating, What Do girls Want? will switch the dialog approximately girls and intercourse, and is certain to spark dynamic dialogue for future years.

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Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings by Miriam Schneir

By Miriam Schneir

Listed below are the basic ancient writings of feminism. a lot of those works, lengthy out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary culture, are ultimately introduced out of obscurity and into the sunshine of latest research and feedback. incorporated are greater than 40 decisions, coveting one hundred fifty years of writings on women's fight for freedom -- from the yankee Revolution to the 1st a long time of the 20 th century.

This up-to-date, wide-ranging assortment encompasses the an important problems with women's oppression. a shocking measure of continuity among the tips of the outdated and the recent feminism is obvious all through. In her choice, Miriam Schneir has by means of handed writings that deal solely with the superseded subject of suffrage so as to concentration awareness at the nonetheless unsolved feminist difficulties: marriage as an software of oppression; woman's wish to keep watch over her personal physique; the industrial independence of girls; the hunt for selfhood.

This richly various assortment includes excerpts from books, essays, speeches, records, letters, in addition to poetry, drama, and fiction. broad commentaries through the editor support the reader see the historic context of every choice.

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