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Relative Races - Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America (Paperback): Brigitte Fielder Relative Races - Genealogies of Interracial Kinship in Nineteenth-Century America (Paperback)
Brigitte Fielder
R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Relative Races, Brigitte Fielder presents an alternative theory of how race is ascribed. Contrary to notions of genealogies by which race is transmitted from parents to children, the examples Fielder discusses from nineteenth-century literature, history, and popular culture show how race can follow other directions: Desdemona becomes less than fully white when she is smudged with Othello's blackface, a white woman becomes Native American when she is adopted by a Seneca family, and a mixed-race baby casts doubt on the whiteness of his mother. Fielder shows that the genealogies of race are especially visible in the racialization of white women, whose whiteness often depends on their ability to reproduce white family and white supremacy. Using black feminist and queer theories, Fielder presents readings of personal narratives, novels, plays, stories, poems, and images to illustrate how interracial kinship follows non-heteronormative, non-biological, and non-patrilineal models of inheritance in nineteenth-century literary culture.

Decriminalizing Domestic Violence - A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence (Paperback): Leigh Goodmark Decriminalizing Domestic Violence - A Balanced Policy Approach to Intimate Partner Violence (Paperback)
Leigh Goodmark
R640 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R106 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Decriminalizing Domestic Violence asks the crucial, yet often overlooked, question of why and how the criminal legal system became the primary response to intimate partner violence in the United States. It introduces readers, both new and well versed in the subject, to the ways in which the criminal legal system harms rather than helps those who are subjected to abuse and violence in their homes and communities, and shares how it drives, rather than deters, intimate partner violence. The book examines how social, legal, and financial resources are diverted into a criminal legal apparatus that is often unable to deliver justice or safety to victims or to prevent intimate partner violence in the first place. Envisioned for both courses and research topics in domestic violence, family violence, gender and law, and sociology of law, the book challenges readers to understand intimate partner violence not solely, or even primarily, as a criminal law concern but as an economic, public health, community, and human rights problem. It also argues that only by viewing intimate partner violence through these lenses can we develop a balanced policy agenda for addressing it. At a moment when we are examining our national addiction to punishment, Decriminalizing Domestic Violence offers a thoughtful, pragmatic roadmap to real reform.

A Radical History of Development Studies - Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies (Paperback, Development Essentials... A Radical History of Development Studies - Individuals, Institutions and Ideologies (Paperback, Development Essentials Edition)
Uma Kothari
R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Radical History of Development Studies traces the history of the subject from the late colonial period all the way through to contemporary focus on poverty reduction. In this now classic genealogy of development, the authors look at the contested evolution and roles of development institutions and explore changes in development discourses. Combining personal and institutional reflections with an examination of key themes, including gender and development, NGOs, and natural resource management, A Radical History of Development Studies challenges mainstream development theory and practice and highlights concealed, critical discourses that have been written out of conventional stories of development. The volume is intended to stimulate thinking on future directions for the discipline. It also provides an indispensable resource for students coming to grips with the historical continuities and divergences in the theory and practice of development.

Trans - Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities (Hardcover): Rogers Brubaker Trans - Gender and Race in an Age of Unsettled Identities (Hardcover)
Rogers Brubaker
R609 R449 Discovery Miles 4 490 Save R160 (26%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the summer of 2015, shortly after Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender, the NAACP official and political activist Rachel Dolezal was "outed" by her parents as white, touching off a heated debate in the media about the fluidity of gender and race. If Jenner could legitimately identify as a woman, could Dolezal legitimately identify as black? Taking the controversial pairing of "transgender" and "transracial" as his starting point, Rogers Brubaker shows how gender and race, long understood as stable, inborn, and unambiguous, have in the past few decades opened up--in different ways and to different degrees--to the forces of change and choice. Transgender identities have moved from the margins to the mainstream with dizzying speed, and ethnoracial boundaries have blurred. Paradoxically, while sex has a much deeper biological basis than race, choosing or changing one's sex or gender is more widely accepted than choosing or changing one's race. Yet while few accepted Dolezal's claim to be black, racial identities are becoming more fluid as ancestry--increasingly understood as mixed--loses its authority over identity, and as race and ethnicity, like gender, come to be understood as something we do, not just something we have. By rethinking race and ethnicity through the multifaceted lens of the transgender experience--encompassing not just a movement from one category to another but positions between and beyond existing categories--Brubaker underscores the malleability, contingency, and arbitrariness of racial categories. At a critical time when gender and race are being reimagined and reconstructed, Trans explores fruitful new paths for thinking about identity.

Fashioning Diaspora - Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture (Paperback): Vanita Reddy Fashioning Diaspora - Beauty, Femininity, and South Asian American Culture (Paperback)
Vanita Reddy
R695 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R120 (17%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In her insightful study, Fashioning Diaspora, Vanita Reddy carefully maps how transnational itineraries of Indian beauty and fashion shaped South Asian American cultural identities and racialized belonging from the 1990s through the first decade of the twenty-first century. She observes how diasporic subjects engage with and respond to various encounters with Indian beauty and fashion. One of the first books to consider beauty and fashion as a point of entry into an examination of South Asian diasporic public cultures, Fashioning Diaspora examines a range of literature, visual art, and live performance. Through careful analyses of novels by Bharati Mukherjee and Jhumpa Lahiri, young adult literature, performance art by Shailja Patel, beauty and adornment practices, as well as objects of popular culture including an Indian American fashion doll, Reddy challenges fashion and beauty as a set of dematerialized, overly commodified cultural practices. She argues instead that beauty and fashion structure South Asian Americans' uneven access to social mobility, capital, and citizenship, and she demonstrates their varying capacities to produce social attachments across national, class, racial, gender, and generational divides.

In a Queer Time and Place - Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (Paperback): J. Jack Halberstam In a Queer Time and Place - Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives (Paperback)
J. Jack Halberstam
R567 R508 Discovery Miles 5 080 Save R59 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Halberstam's marvelous new book combines fierce argumentation, vivid description, and astute as well as hilarious commentary. The author not only provides a powerful critique of common defenses and dismissals of 'postmodernism, ' but offers a redefinition of 'identity politics' for the new millennium as well."
--Lisa Duggan, author of "Twilight of Equality?: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy"

"The wide-ranging scope of (Halberstam's) work both serves to make her book accessible to many kinds of readers as well as to show the wide scope in which her argument registers. This makes her book a joy to read. Similarly, her wit and ability to capture large theoretical terms in rich and layered (and funny!) images contributes to the pleasure of this book of 'theory.'"
--"The Cream City Review"

"This small seductive book pours warmth as Halberstam confesses and connects movements of pop culture and high art to a deeper understanding of the potentials of the body. She includes us in her world and its privileged understanding of her subject...."In a Queer Time" displays Halberstam's sophisticated understanding of contemporary culture in a plain and engaging tone."
--"Pop Matters"

"An extremely honest and provocative book. Judith Halberstam's "In A Queer Time and Place" both validates and admires the beauty of the transperson as well as the genderqueer in this new era of identity performance. It is an incredible portrayal of the partnership between trans issues and gay and lesbian issues that I applaud with a full heart."
--JD Samson, from the band Le Tigre

"Halberstam's text is academically important, critiquing identity politics andexamining uncommon but essential transgender representations in art, film, and society."
--"The Bloomsbury Review"

"The mere raising of these issues is important to anyone thinking about them, and the possibilities she suggests for following them further make "In a Queer TIme and Place" an essential addition to the queer studies shelf."
--"Rain Taxi"

In her first book since the critically acclaimed "Female Masculinity," Judith Halberstam examines the significance of the transgender body in a provocative collection of essays on queer time and space. She presents a series of case studies focused on the meanings of masculinity in its dominant and alternative forms--especially female and trans-masculinities as they exist within subcultures, and are appropriated within mainstream culture.

In a Queer Time and Place opens with a probing analysis of the life and death of Brandon Teena, a young transgender man who was brutally murdered in small-town Nebraska. After looking at mainstream representations of the transgender body as exhibited in the media frenzy surrounding this highly visible case and the Oscar-winning film based on Brandon's story, "Boys Don't Cry," Halberstam turns her attention to the cultural and artistic production of queers themselves. She examines the "transgender gaze," as rendered in small art-house films like "By Hook or By Crook," as well as figurations of ambiguous embodiment in the art of Del LaGrace Volcano, Jenny Saville, Eva Hesse, Shirin Neshat, and others. She then exposes the influence of lesbian drag king cultures upon hetero-male comic films, such as "Austin Powers" and "The Full Monty," and, finally, points to dyke subcultures as one site forthe development of queer counterpublics and queer temporalities.

Considering the sudden visibility of the transgender body in the early twenty-first century against the backdrop of changing conceptions of space and time, In a Queer Time and Place is the first full-length study of transgender representations in art, fiction, film, video, and music. This pioneering book offers both a jumping off point for future analysis of transgenderism and an important new way to understand cultural constructions of time and place.

The Lives of Transgender People (Paperback): Genny Beemyn, Susan Rankin The Lives of Transgender People (Paperback)
Genny Beemyn, Susan Rankin
R638 R588 Discovery Miles 5 880 Save R50 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Responding to a critical need for greater perspectives on transgender life in the United States, Genny Beemyn and Susan (Sue) Rankin apply their extensive expertise to a groundbreaking survey--one of the largest ever conducted in the U.S.--on gender development and identity-making among transsexual women, transsexual men, crossdressers, and genderqueer individuals. With nearly 3,500 participants, the survey is remarkably diverse, and with more than 400 follow-up interviews, the data offers limitless opportunities for research and interpretation.

Beemyn and Rankin track the formation of gender identity across individuals and groups, beginning in childhood and marking the "touchstones" that led participants to identify as transgender. They explore when and how participants noted a feeling of difference because of their gender, the issues that caused them to feel uncertain about their gender identities, the factors that encouraged them to embrace a transgender identity, and the steps they have taken to meet other transgender individuals. Beemyn and Rankin's findings expose the kinds of discrimination and harassment experienced by participants in the U.S. and the psychological toll of living in secrecy and fear. They discover that despite increasing recognition by the public of transgender individuals and a growing rights movement, these populations continue to face bias, violence, and social and economic disenfranchisement. Grounded in empirical data yet rich with human testimony, "The Lives of Transgender People" adds uncommon depth to the literature on this subject and introduces fresh pathways for future research.

Darling - A Woman's Guide to Godly Sexuality (Paperback): Aanna Greer Darling - A Woman's Guide to Godly Sexuality (Paperback)
Aanna Greer
R402 Discovery Miles 4 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Disruptive Situations - Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut (Paperback): Ghassan Moussawi Disruptive Situations - Fractal Orientalism and Queer Strategies in Beirut (Paperback)
Ghassan Moussawi
R603 Discovery Miles 6 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Disruptive Situations challenges representations of contemporary Beirut as an exceptional space for LGBTQ people by highlighting everyday life in a city where violence is the norm. Ghassan Moussawi, a Beirut native, seeks to uncover the underlying processes of what he calls "fractal orientalism," a relational understanding of modernity and cosmopolitanism that illustrates how transnational discourses of national and sexual exceptionalism operate on multiple scales in the Arab world.Moussawi's intrepid ethnography features the voices of women, gay men and genderqueers in Beirut to examine how queer individuals negotiate life in this uncertain region. He examines "al-wad'," or "the situation," to understand the practices that form these strategies and to raise questions about queer-friendly spaces in and beyond Beirut. Disruptive Situations alsoshows how LGBTQ Beirutis resist reconciliation narratives and position their identities and visibility at different times as ways of simultaneously managing their multiple positionalities and al-wad'. Moussawi argues that the daily survival strategies in Beirut are queer-and not only enacted by LGBTQ people-since Beirutis are living amidst an already queer situation of ongoing precarity.

Ekhaya - The politics of home in KwaZulu-Natal (Paperback): Meghan Healy-Clancy, Jason Hickel Ekhaya - The politics of home in KwaZulu-Natal (Paperback)
Meghan Healy-Clancy, Jason Hickel
R200 R165 Discovery Miles 1 650 Save R35 (18%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

This book examines the African home as a key site of struggle in the making of modern KwaZulu-Natal, a South African province that instantiates in extreme form many of the transformations that shaped the colonial world. The book's essays explore major themes in African and global history, including the colonial manipulation of kinship and the exploitation of labor, modernist practices of social engineering, and the changes wrought within intimate relationships by post-industrial decline. Ranging from the rural to the urban and the pre-colonial era to the presidency of Jacob Zuma, the book emphasizes the affective and ideological dimensions of ekhaya (home). With the President's homestead upgrade expenses under scrutiny after Public Protector Thuli Madonsela released her report, it is clear that the politics of 'home' plays an important role in South Africa's current affairs. However, this is not a new phenomenon. The book offers insight into how the home, which embodies both modernist aspirations and nostalgic longings for the past, has become the touchstone for popular discontent and political activism in recent decades. Just as colonialism in South Africa was a colonialism of the home, politics in South Africa are a politics of the home.

The Color of Justice - Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition): Samuel... The Color of Justice - Race, Ethnicity, and Crime in America, International Edition (Paperback, International Edition)
Samuel Walker, Miriam DeLone
R1,655 R1,377 Discovery Miles 13 770 Save R278 (17%) Ships in 15 - 25 working days

Comprehensive and balanced, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE, International Edition is the definitive book on current research and theories of racial and ethnic discrimination within America's Criminal Justice system. The best and the most recent research on patterns of criminal behavior and victimization, police practices, court processing and sentencing, the death penalty, and correctional programs are covered giving students the facts and theoretical foundation they need to make their own informed decisions about discrimination in the system. Uniquely unbiased, THE COLOR OF JUSTICE makes every effort to incorporate discussion of all major race groups found in the United States

Genealogies and Conceptual Belonging - Zones of Interference between Gender and Diversity (Hardcover): Eike Marten Genealogies and Conceptual Belonging - Zones of Interference between Gender and Diversity (Hardcover)
Eike Marten
R3,168 Discovery Miles 31 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Taking recent German debates of diversity terminology as a case example for scrutinizing enactments of genealogy that assume a linear image of progressive generation, this book engages with performative effects of genealogical stories in academic texts that negotiate conceptual belonging. While supporters of the developing Diversity Studies in Germany cherish diversity's potential for multi-category investigations, Gender and Women's Studies critics reject the term for its neoliberal, managerial rationale, allegedly holding profit above social justice. Genealogies and Conceptual Belonging intervenes in this oppositional debate by turning one's attention to narrations of the origins of "gender" and "diversity" that suggest their proper place in the present. Presenting a story about dis/continuous genealogies and highlighting complicated interferences between gender and diversity, Marten forges novel future connections between questions of gender, sexual difference, and diversity. This pioneering volume will be of particular interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in the fields of genealogy, Gender Studies, feminist theory, feminist science studies and critical race / diversity / intersectionality studies.

The Gender and Media Reader (Hardcover): Mary Celeste Kearney The Gender and Media Reader (Hardcover)
Mary Celeste Kearney
R4,592 Discovery Miles 45 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Gender and Media Reader is an essential text for those interested in gender and media studies, its main topics, debates, and theoretical approaches. The primary objective of this collection is to expand readers? knowledge of how gender operates within media culture through engagement with foundational writings as well as more contemporary research in this field. Taking a multiperspectival approach that considers gender broadly and examines media texts alongside their production and consumption, The Gender and Media Reader enables readers? critical thinking about how gender is constructed, contested, and subverted in different sites within media culture. Along with the main introduction, individual section introductions facilitate readers? understanding of the development of gender and media studies by contextualizing the various topics, debates, and theoretical approaches that have shaped it, as well as by highlighting current trends.

What Men and Women Want - A Practical Guide to Gender and Participation (Paperback, Illustrated Ed): Helen Buhaenko, Vikki... What Men and Women Want - A Practical Guide to Gender and Participation (Paperback, Illustrated Ed)
Helen Buhaenko, Vikki Butler, Charlotte Flower, Sue Smith
R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on an actual gendered participatory appraisal in Wales, this guide offers a thorough explanation of why looking at the differences in men 's and women 's life experiences is an essential part of any participatory work."What Men and Women Want" guides the user through the stages of a process which is gendered throughout -- in other words, which takes account of the different perspectives of women and men. It provides a range of accessible tools, explains how to analyze and collate qualitative information with a gender perspective, and shows how to move from action to bring about real and lasting changes in the lives of men and women.

Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents with Disabilities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Tafadzwa Rugoho, France Maphosa Sexual and Reproductive Health of Adolescents with Disabilities (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Tafadzwa Rugoho, France Maphosa
R2,546 Discovery Miles 25 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book investigates various experiences of teaching sexual and reproductive health to adolescents with disabilities. Following the adoption of the UNCRPD, adolescents with disabilities still commonly suffer from widespread violation of their rights particularly concerning sexual and reproductive health - often being viewed as either asexual or hypersexual. Contemporary societies do not readily encourage the participation of these young people in conversations or decision making processes concerning their own sexual and reproductive health. This book delves into such complex issues, critically examining how global communities attempt to teach sexual and reproductive issues to adolescents with disabilities in the modern era.

Tempest - Hurricane Naming and American Culture (Hardcover): Liz Skilton, Craig E. Colten Tempest - Hurricane Naming and American Culture (Hardcover)
Liz Skilton, Craig E. Colten
R1,263 Discovery Miles 12 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Liz Skilton's innovative study tracks the naming of hurricanes over six decades, exploring the interplay between naming practice and wider American culture. In 1953, the U.S. Weather Bureau adopted female names to identify hurricanes and other tropical storms. Within two years, that convention came into question, and by 1978 a new system was introduced, including alternating male and female names in a pattern that continues today. In Tempest: Hurricane Naming and American Culture, Skilton blends gender studies with environmental history to analyse this often controversial tradition. Focusing on the Gulf South, the nation's ""hurricane coast"", Skilton closely examines select storms, including Betsy, Camille, Andrew, Katrina, and Harvey, while referencing dozens of others. Through print and online media sources, government reports, scientific data, and ephemera, she reveals how language and images portray hurricanes as gendered objects: masculine-named storms are generally characterized as stronger and more serious, while feminine-named storms are described as ""unladylike"" and in need of taming. Further, Skilton shows how the hypersexualized rhetoric surrounding Katrina and Sandy and the effeminate depictions of Georges represent evolving methods to define and explain extreme weather events. As she chronicles the evolution of gendered storm naming in the United States, Skilton delves into many other aspects of hurricane history. She describes attempts at scientific control of storms through hurricane seeding during the Cold War arms race of the 1950s and relates how Roxcy Bolton, a member of the National organisation for Women, led the crusade against feminizing hurricanes from her home in Miami near the National Hurricane Center in the 1970s. Skilton also discusses the skyrocketing interest in extreme weather events that accompanied the introduction of 24-hour news coverage of storms, as well as the impact of social media networks on Americans' tracking and understanding of hurricanes and other disasters. The debate over hurricane naming continues, as Skilton demonstrates, and many Americans question the merit and purpose of the gendered naming system. What is clear is that hurricane names matter, and that they fundamentally shape our impressions of storms, for good and bad.

Climate Change and Gender Justice (Paperback): Geraldine Terry Climate Change and Gender Justice (Paperback)
Geraldine Terry
R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Climate change is often framed as a problem that needs mainly technical and economic solutions. "Climate Change and Gender Justice" considers how gender issues are entwined with people s vulnerability to the effects of climate change, and how gender identities and roles may affect women s and men s perceptions of the changes.The vivid case studies in this book show how women and men in developing countries are experiencing climate change and describe their efforts to adapt living habits to ensure survival, often against extraordinary odds. Contributors also examine how gender-equality concerns should be integrated into international negotiations and agreements on climate change mitigation and adaptation to ensure that new policies do not disadvantage poor women, but rather deliver them some benefits. No climate justice without gender justice; the rallying call by lobbyists at the 2007 UN Climate Change Conference in Bali continues to resonate as international negotiations on how to tackle and adapt to climate change become more urgent.Published in association with Oxfam GB"

The Bully Society - School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools (Paperback): Jessie Klein The Bully Society - School Shootings and the Crisis of Bullying in America's Schools (Paperback)
Jessie Klein
R577 R518 Discovery Miles 5 180 Save R59 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Choice's Outstanding Academic Title list for 2013 In today's schools, kids bullying kids is not an occasional occurrence but rather an everyday reality where children learn early that being sensitive, respectful, and kind earns them no respect. Jessie Klein makes the provocative argument that the rise of school shootings across America, and childhood aggression more broadly, are the consequences of a society that actually promotes aggressive and competitive behavior. The Bully Society is a call to reclaim America's schools from the vicious cycle of aggression that threatens our children and our society at large. Heartbreaking interviews illuminate how both boys and girls obtain status by acting "masculine"-displaying aggression at one another's expense as both students and adults police one another to uphold gender stereotypes. Klein shows that the aggressive ritual of gender policing in American culture creates emotional damage that perpetuates violence through revenge, and that this cycle is the main cause of not only the many school shootings that have shocked America, but also related problems in schools, manifesting in high rates of suicide, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-cutting, truancy, and substance abuse. After two decades working in schools as a school social worker and professor, Klein proposes ways to transcend these destructive trends-transforming school bully societies into compassionate communities.

Transgender Employees in the Workplace - A Guide for Employers (Paperback): Jennie Kermode Transgender Employees in the Workplace - A Guide for Employers (Paperback)
Jennie Kermode; Contributions by Jane Fae
R498 Discovery Miles 4 980 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Respect and understanding between colleagues is essential in any healthy, productive, equal-opportunities workplace. But as an employer, are you aware of the specific needs of transgender employees and applicants? This concise volume is the essential introduction for any employer on how to work effectively and respectfully with transgender employees, without asking the employee inappropriate or personal questions. In simple terms, it explains what it means to be transgender, the common challenges transgender people experience, and how you can best support transgender employees in their roles, and in their relationships with colleagues and clients. The book clarifies employers' legal responsibilities towards employees, offers practical solutions to bullying, and provides information on health and safety as well as medical issues such as surgeries and hormone therapy. The glossary of terms elucidates the finer points, such as the correct language to use with the employee, and the crucial differences between transgender identities, including gender variant and non-binary. By improving professional relationships company-wide and promoting your employees' wellbeing, this book will ultimately assist you in building a happier and higher-performing work force.

Domestic Violence and Psychology - Critical Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (Paperback, 2nd New edition):... Domestic Violence and Psychology - Critical Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Paula Nicolson
R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Despite changes to laws and policies across most western democracies intended to combat violence to women, intimate partner violence and abuse (IPVA) remains discouragingly commonplace. Domestic Violence and Psychology: Critical Perspectives on Intimate Partner Violence and Abuse showcases women's harrowing stories of living with and leaving violent partners, offering a psychological perspective on domestic violence and developing a theoretical framework for examining the context, intentions and experiences in the lives of people who experience abuse and abuse themselves. Nicolson provides an analysis of survivors' real-life stories, and thoughts about IPVA. The attitudes of the general public and health and social care professionals are also presented and discussed. The theoretical perspective employs three levels of evidence - the material (context), discursive (explanations) and intrapsychic (emotional). Domestic Violence and Psychology is divided into three parts accordingly, engaging qualitative data from interviews and quantitative data from surveys to illustrate these theoretical perspectives. Although many pro-feminist sociologists and activists firmly believe that any attempt to explain domestic violence potentially condones it, this book takes up the challenge to make a compelling case demonstrating how we need to widen understanding of the psychology of survivors and their intimate relationships if we are to defeat IPVA. The new edition has been updated to include the latest developments in IPVA research and practice, and in particular examines the impact of a violent and abusive family life on all members, including children. This is essential reading for students, academics and professionals interested in domestic abuse, as well as professionals and practitioners, including psychologists, social workers, the police, prison officers, probation staff, policy makers, and charity workers.

Learning Bodies - The Body in Youth and Childhood Studies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016): Julia... Learning Bodies - The Body in Youth and Childhood Studies (Paperback, Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016)
Julia Coffey, Shelley Budgeon, Helen Cahill
R2,979 Discovery Miles 29 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

'Learning Bodies' addresses the lack of attention paid to the body in youth and childhood studies. Whilst a significant range of work on this area has explored gender, class, race and ethnicity, and sexualities - all of which have bodily dimensions - the body is generally studied indirectly, rather than being the central focus. This collection of papers brings together a scholarly range of international, interdisciplinary work on youth, with a specific focus on the body. The authors engage with conceptual, empirical and pedagogical approaches which counteract perspectives that view young people's bodies primarily as 'problems' to be managed, or as sites of risk or deviance. The authors demonstrate that a focus on the body allows us to explore a range of additional dimensions in seeking to understand the experiences of young people. The research is situated across a range of sites in Australia, North America, Britain, Canada, Asia and Africa, drawing on a range of disciplines including sociology, education and cultural studies in the process. This collection aims to demonstrate - theoretically, empirically and pedagogically - the implications that emerge from a reframed approach to understanding children and youth by focusing on the body and embodiment.

Foucault's Strange Eros (Paperback): Lynne Huffer Foucault's Strange Eros (Paperback)
Lynne Huffer
R567 R532 Discovery Miles 5 320 Save R35 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is the strange eros that haunts Foucault's writing? In this deeply original consideration of Foucault's erotic ethics, Lynne Huffer provocatively rewrites Foucault as a Sapphic poet. She uncovers eros as a mode of thought that erodes the interiority of the thinking subject. Focusing on the ethical implications of this mode of thought, Huffer shows how Foucault's poetic archival method offers a way to counter the disciplining of speech. At the heart of this method is a conception of the archive as Sapphic: the past's remains are, like Sappho's verses, hole-ridden, scattered, and dissolved by time. Listening for eros across fragmented texts, Huffer stages a series of encounters within an archive of literary and theoretical readings: the eroticization of violence in works by Freud and Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, the historicity of madness in the Foucault-Derrida debate, the afterlives of Foucault's antiprison activism, and Monique Wittig's Sapphic materialism. Through these encounters, Foucault's Strange Eros conceives of ethics as experiments in living that work poetically to make the present strange. Crafting fragments that dissolve into Sapphic brackets, Huffer performs the ethics she describes in her own practice of experimental writing. Foucault's Strange Eros hints at the self-hollowing speech of an eros that opens a space for the strange.

Are We the 99%? - The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality (Paperback): Heather McKee Hurwitz Are We the 99%? - The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality (Paperback)
Heather McKee Hurwitz
R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The protestors that comprised the Occupy Wall Street movement came from diverse backgrounds. But how were these activists-who sought radical social change through many ideologies-able to break down oppressions and obstacles within the movement? And in what ways did the movement perpetuate status-quo structures of inequality? Are We the 99%? is the first comprehensive feminist and intersectional analysis of the Occupy movement. Heather McKee Hurwitz considers how women, people of color, and genderqueer activists struggled to be heard and understood. Despite cries of "We are the 99%," signaling solidarity, certain groups were unwelcome or unable to participate. Moreover, problems with racism, sexism, and discrimination due to sexuality and class persisted within the movement. Using immersive first-hand accounts of activists' experiences, online communications, and media coverage of the movement, Hurwitz reveals lessons gleaned from the conflicts within the Occupy movement. She compares her findings to those of other contemporary protest movements-nationally and globally-so that future movements can avoid infighting and deploy an "intersectional imperative" to embrace both diversity and inclusivity.

Management of Gender Dysphoria - A Multidisciplinary Approach (Hardcover): Carlo Trombetta, Giovanni Liguori, Michele Bertolotto Management of Gender Dysphoria - A Multidisciplinary Approach (Hardcover)
Carlo Trombetta, Giovanni Liguori, Michele Bertolotto
R3,762 R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Save R760 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is especially focused on the surgical aspect on Gender Dysphoria. Male to female surgery is widely discussed as well as the female to male conversion. Full information on hormone administration and surgical procedures are provided. Mental health issues are also described, as well as ethics, the law and psychosocial issues. The text is extensively referenced and includes numerous photos, tables and figures to clearly illustrate information. Based on collaboration between international experts in transgender health, this book is an essential guide for health care professionals, educators, students, patients and patients' families concerning the psychological, hormonal, surgical and social support of transgender individuals.

Coeds Ruining the Nation - Women, Education, and Social Change in Postwar Japanese Media (Paperback): Julia Bullock Coeds Ruining the Nation - Women, Education, and Social Change in Postwar Japanese Media (Paperback)
Julia Bullock
R661 Discovery Miles 6 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In the late 1800s, Japan introduced a new, sex-segregated educational system. Boys would be prepared to enter a rapidly modernizing public sphere, while girls trained to become 'good wives and wise mothers' who would contribute to the nation by supporting their husbands and nurturing the next generation of imperial subjects. When this system was replaced by a coeducational model during the American Occupation following World War II, adults raised with gender-specific standards were afraid coeducation would cause 'moral problems'-even societal collapse. By contrast, young people generally greeted coeducation with greater composure. This is the first book in English to explore the arguments for and against coeducation as presented in newspaper and magazine articles, cartoons, student-authored school newsletters, and roundtable discussions published in the Japanese press as these reforms were being implemented. It complicates the notion of the postwar years as a moment of rupture, highlighting prewar experiments with coeducation that belied objections that the practice was a foreign imposition and therefore 'unnatural' for Japanese culture. It also illustrates a remarkable degree of continuity between prewar and postwar models of femininity, arguing that Occupation-era guarantees of equal educational opportunity were ultimately repurposed toward a gendered division of labor that underwrote the postwar project of economic recovery. Finally, it excavates discourses of gender and sexuality underlying the moral panic surrounding coeducation to demonstrate that claims of rampant sexual deviance and other concerns were employed as disciplinary mechanisms to reinforce an ideology of harmonious gender complementarity and to dissuade women from pursuing conventionally masculine prerogatives.

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