The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression by Shannon Sullivan

The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression
  • Title : The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression
  • Author : Shannon Sullivan
  • Publisher : OUP Us
  • ISBN Code : 0190250615
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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While gender and race often are considered socially constructed, this book argues that they are physiologically constituted through the biopsychosocial effects of sexism and racism. This means that to be fully successful, critical philosophy of race and feminist philosophy need to examine not only the financial, legal, political and other forms of racist and sexism oppression, but also their physiological operations. Examining a complex tangle of affects, emotions, knowledge, and privilege, The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression develops an understanding of the human body whose unconscious habits are biological. On this account, affect and emotion are thoroughly somatic, not something "mental" or extra-biological layered on top of the body. They also are interpersonal, social, and can be transactionally transmitted between people. Ranging from the stomach and the gut to the hips and the heart, from autoimmune diseases to epigenetic markers, Sullivan demonstrates the gastrointestinal effects of sexual abuse that disproportionately affect women, often manifesting as IBS, Crohn's disease, or similar functional disorders. She also explores the transgenerational effects of racism via epigenetic changes in African American women, who experience much higher pre-term birth rates than white women do, and she reveals the unjust benefits for heart health experienced by white people as a result of their racial privilege. Finally, developing the notion of a physiological therapy that doesn't prioritize bringing unconscious habits to conscious awareness, Sullivan closes with a double-barreled approach for both working for institutional change and transforming biologically unconscious habits. The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression skillfully combines feminist and critical philosophy of race with the biological and health sciences. The result is a critical physiology of race and gender that offers new strategies for fighting male and white privilege.


Exam Prep for: The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression by N.A

Exam Prep for: The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression
  • Title : Exam Prep for: The Physiology of Sexist and Racist Oppression
  • Author : N.A
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Genetics and the Literary Imagination by Clare Hanson

Genetics and the Literary Imagination
  • Title : Genetics and the Literary Imagination
  • Author : Clare Hanson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198813287
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Oxford Textual Perspectives is a series of informative and provocative studies focused upon literary texts (conceived of in the broadest sense of that term) and the technologies, cultures, and communities that produce, inform, and receive them. It provides fresh interpretations of fundamental works and of the vital and challenging issues emerging in English literary studies. By engaging with the materiality of the literary text, its production, and reception history, and frequently testing and exploring the boundaries of the notion of text itself, the volumes in the series question familiar frameworks and provide innovative interpretations of both canonical and less well-known works. This is the first book to explore the dramatic impact of genetics on literary fiction over the past four decades. After James Watson and Francis Crick's discovery of the structure of DNA in 1953 and the subsequent cracking of the genetic code, a gene-centric discourse developed which had a major impact not only on biological science but on wider culture. As figures like E. O. Wilson and Richard Dawkins popularised the neo-Darwinian view that behaviour was driven by genetic self-interest, novelists were both compelled and unnerved by such a vision of the origins and ends of life. This book maps the ways in which Doris Lessing, A.S. Byatt, Ian McEwan, and Kazuo Ishiguro wrestled with the reductionist neo-Darwinian account of human nature and with the challenge it posed to humanist beliefs about identity, agency, and morality. It argues that these novelists were alienated to varying degrees by neo-Darwinian arguments but that the recent shift to postgenomic science has enabled a greater rapprochement between biological and (post)humanist concepts of human nature. The postgenomic view of organisms as agentic and interactive is echoed in the life-writing of Margaret Drabble and Jackie Kay, which also explores the ethical implications of this holistic biological perspective. As advances in postgenomics, especially epigenetics, provoke increasing public interest and concern, this book offers a timely analysis of debates that have fundamentally altered our understanding of what it means to be human.


Decolonizing Universalism by Serene J. Khader

Decolonizing Universalism
  • Title : Decolonizing Universalism
  • Author : Serene J. Khader
  • Publisher : Studies in Feminist Philosophy
  • ISBN Code : 0190664193
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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Decolonizing Universalism argues that feminism can respect cultural and religious differences and acknowledge the legacy of imperialism without surrendering its core ethical commitments. Transcending relativism/ universalism debates that reduce feminism to a Western notion, Serene J. Khader proposes a feminist vision that is sensitive to postcolonial and antiracist concerns. Khader criticizes the false universalism of what she calls 'Enlightenment liberalism, ' a worldview according to which the West is the one true exemplar of gender justice and moral progress is best achieved through economic independence and the abandonment of tradition. She argues that anti-imperialist feminists must rediscover the normative core of feminism and rethink the role of moral ideals in transnational feminist praxis. What emerges is a nonideal universalism that rejects missionary feminisms that treat Western intervention and the spread of Enlightenment liberalism as the path to global gender injustice. The book draws on evidence from transnational women's movements and development practice in addition to arguments from political philosophy and postcolonial and decolonial theory, offering a rich moral vision for twenty-first century feminism.


Women's Activism, Feminism, and Social Justice by Margaret A. McLaren

Women's Activism, Feminism, and Social Justice
  • Title : Women's Activism, Feminism, and Social Justice
  • Author : Margaret A. McLaren
  • Publisher : Studies in Feminist Philosophy
  • ISBN Code : 0190947705
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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A wide range of issues besieges women globally, including economic exploitation, sexist oppression, racial, ethnic, and caste oppression, and cultural imperialism. This book builds a feminist social justice framework from practices of women's activism in India to understand and work to overcome these injustices. The feminist social justice framework provides an alternative to mainstream philosophical frameworks that promote global gender justice: for example, universal human rights, economic projects such as microfinance, and cosmopolitanism. McLaren demonstrates that these frameworks are bound by a commitment to individualism and an abstract sense of universalism that belies their root neo-liberalism. Arguing that these frameworks emphasize individualism over interdependence, similarity over diversity, and individual success over collective capacity, McLaren draws on the work of Rabindranath Tagore to develop the concept of relational cosmopolitanism. Relational cosmopolitanism prioritizes our connections while, crucially, acknowledging the reality of power differences. Extending Iris Young's theory of political responsibility, McLaren shows how Fair Trade connects to the economic solidarity movement. The Self-Employed Women's Association and MarketPlace India empower women through access to livelihoods as well as fostering leadership capabilities that allow them to challenge structural injustice through political and social activism. Their struggles to resist economic exploitation and gender oppression through collective action show the vital importance of challenging individualist approaches to achieving gender justice. The book is a rallying call for a shift in our thinking and practice towards re-imagining the possibilities for justice from a relational framework, from independence to interdependence, from identity to intersectionality, and from interest to socio-political imagination.


Being Born by Alison Stone

Being Born
  • Title : Being Born
  • Author : Alison Stone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0198845782
  • Pages : 288
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All human beings are born and all human beings die. In these two ways we are finite: our lives begin and our lives come to an end. Historically philosophers have concentrated attention on our mortality--and comparatively little has been said about being born and how it shapes our existence. Alison Stone sets out to overcome this oversight by providing a systematic philosophical account of how being born shapes our condition as human beings. Drawing on both feminist philosophy and existentialist concerns about the structure of meaningful human existence, Stone offers an original perspective on human existence. She explores how human existence is shaped by the way that we are born. Taking natality into account transforms our view of human existence and illuminates how many of its aspects are connected with our birth. These aspects include dependency, the relationality of the self, vulnerability, reception and inheritance of culture and history, embeddedness in social power, situatedness, and radical contingency. Considering natality also sheds new light on anxiety, mortality, and the temporality of human life. This book therefore bears on death and the meaning of life, as well as many debates in feminist and continental philosophy.


The Wings of Atalanta by Mark Richardson

The Wings of Atalanta
  • Title : The Wings of Atalanta
  • Author : Mark Richardson
  • Publisher : Camden House (NY)
  • ISBN Code : 1571132392
  • Pages : 340
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  • Language : English
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Employing close reading of a kind usually associated with the study of lyric poetry, this book offers a general framework for reading African-American (and American) literature.


Good White People by Shannon Sullivan

Good White People
  • Title : Good White People
  • Author : Shannon Sullivan
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 1438451687
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Argues for the necessity of a new ethos for middle-class white anti-racism. Building on her book Revealing Whiteness, Shannon Sullivan identifies a constellation of attitudes common among well-meaning white liberals that she sums up as “white middle-class goodness,” an orientation she critiques for being more concerned with establishing anti-racist bona fides than with confronting systematic racism and privilege. Sullivan untangles the complex relationships between class and race in contemporary white identity and outlines four ways this orientation is expressed, each serving to establish one’s lack of racism: the denigration of lower-class white people as responsible for ongoing white racism, the demonization of antebellum slaveholders, an emphasis on colorblindness—especially in the context of white childrearing—and the cultivation of attitudes of white guilt, shame, and betrayal. To move beyond these distancing strategies, Sullivan argues, white people need a new ethos that acknowledges and transforms their whiteness in the pursuit of racial justice rather than seeking a self-righteous distance from it.


Living Across and Through Skins by Shannon Sullivan

Living Across and Through Skins
  • Title : Living Across and Through Skins
  • Author : Shannon Sullivan
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0253109116
  • Pages : 224
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Explores the dynamic relationship between bodies and the world around them. What if we lived across and through our skins as much as we do within them? According to Shannon Sullivan, the notion of bodies in transaction with their social, political, cultural, and physical surroundings is not new. Early in the 20th century, John Dewey elaborated human existence as a set of patterns of behavior or actions shaped by the environment. Underscoring the continued relevance of his thought, Sullivan brings Dewey into conversation with Continental philosophers -- Nietzsche and Merleau-Ponty -- and feminist philosophers -- Butler and Harding -- to expand thinking about the body. Emphasizing topics such as the role of habit, the discursivity of bodies, communication and meaning, personal and cultural structures of gender, the improvement of bodily experience, and understandings of truth and objectivity, Living Across and Through Skins acknowledges the importance of the body's experience without placing it in opposition to psychological, cultural, and social aspects of human life. By focusing on what bodies do, rather than what they are, Sullivan prompts a closer look at concrete, physical transactions that might be changed to improve human experiences of the world.


Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America by Ladelle McWhorter

Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America
  • Title : Racism and Sexual Oppression in Anglo-America
  • Author : Ladelle McWhorter
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0253220637
  • Pages : 430
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  • Language : English
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An impassioned history of the politics of oppression


The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race by Naomi Zack

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race
  • Author : Naomi Zack
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190236957
  • Pages : 631
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy and Race provides-up- to-date explanation and analyses by leading scholars in African American philosophy and philosophy of race. Fifty-one original essays cover major topics from intellectual history to contemporary social controversies in this emerging philosophical subfield that supports demographic inclusion and emphasizes cultural relevance.


Thinking the Us South by Shannon Sullivan

Thinking the Us South
  • Title : Thinking the Us South
  • Author : Shannon Sullivan
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780810143302
  • Pages : 232
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  • Language : English
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"This anthology demonstrates that US Southern identities, borders, and practices play an important but unacknowledged role in ethical, political, emotional, and global issues connected to knowledge production"--


Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy by Peter K. J. Park

Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy
  • Title : Africa, Asia, and the History of Philosophy
  • Author : Peter K. J. Park
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 1438446438
  • Pages : 253
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A historical investigation of the exclusion of Africa and Asia from modern histories of philosophy.


Women and Politics Conference, 1975 by N.A

Women and Politics Conference, 1975
  • Title : Women and Politics Conference, 1975
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : 247
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  • Language : English
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Transcription of papers and proceedings of conference; sections dealing with Aborigines separately annotated.


Revealing Whiteness by Shannon Sullivan

Revealing Whiteness
  • Title : Revealing Whiteness
  • Author : Shannon Sullivan
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253112132
  • Pages : 264
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  • Language : English
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"[A] lucid discussion of race that does not sell out the black experience." -- Tommy Lott, author of The Invention of Race Revealing Whiteness explores how white privilege operates as an unseen, invisible, and unquestioned norm in society today. In this personal and selfsearching book, Shannon Sullivan interrogates her own whiteness and how being white has affected her. By looking closely at the subtleties of white domination, she issues a call for other white people to own up to their unspoken privilege and confront environments that condone or perpetuate it. Sullivan's theorizing about race and privilege draws on American pragmatism, psychology, race theory, and feminist thought. As it articulates a way to live beyond the barriers that white privilege has created, this book offers readers a clear and honest confrontation with a trenchant and vexing concern.


Feminist Interpretations of William James by Erin C. Tarver,Shannon Sullivan

Feminist Interpretations of William James
  • Title : Feminist Interpretations of William James
  • Author : Erin C. Tarver,Shannon Sullivan
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • ISBN Code : 0271076941
  • Pages : 328
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  • Language : English
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Widely regarded as the father of American psychology, William James is by any measure a mammoth presence on the stage of pragmatist philosophy. But despite his indisputable influence on philosophical thinkers of all genders, men remain the movers and shakers in the Jamesian universe—while women exist primarily to support their endeavors and serve their needs. How could the philosophy of William James, a man devoted to Victorian ideals, be used to support feminism? Feminist Interpretations of William James lays out the elements of James’s philosophy that are particularly problematic for feminism, offers a novel feminist approach to James’s ethical philosophy, and takes up epistemic contestations in and with James’s pragmatism. The results are surprising. In short, James’s philosophy can prove useful for feminist efforts to challenge sexism and male privilege, in spite of James himself. In this latest installment of the Re-Reading the Canon series, contributors appeal to William James’s controversial texts not simply as an exercise in feminist critique but in the service of feminism. Along with the editors, the contributors are Jeremy Carrette, Lorraine Code, Megan Craig, Susan Dieleman, Jacob L. Goodson, Maurice Hamington, Erin McKenna, José Medina, and Charlene Haddock Seigfried.


Social Epidemiology by Lisa F. Berkman,Professor and Chair Department of Health and Social Behavior Lisa F Berkman, PH.D.,Ichiro Kawachi,Professor of Social Epidemiology & Chairman of the Department of Society Human Development and Health Ichiro Kawachi

Social Epidemiology
  • Title : Social Epidemiology
  • Author : Lisa F. Berkman,Professor and Chair Department of Health and Social Behavior Lisa F Berkman, PH.D.,Ichiro Kawachi,Professor of Social Epidemiology & Chairman of the Department of Society Human Development and Health Ichiro Kawachi
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780195083316
  • Pages : 391
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  • Language : English
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This book shows the important links between social conditions and health and begins to describe the processes through which these health inequalities may be generated. It reviews a range of methodologies that could be used by health researchers in this field and proposes innovative future research directions.


The Oxford Handbook of Dewey by Steven Fesmire

The Oxford Handbook of Dewey
  • Title : The Oxford Handbook of Dewey
  • Author : Steven Fesmire
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0190491191
  • Pages : 808
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  • Language : English
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This handbook is currently in development, with individual articles publishing online in advance of print publication. At this time, we cannot add information about unpublished articles in this handbook, however the table of contents will continue to grow as additional articles pass through the review process and are added to the site. Please note that the online publication date for this handbook is the date that the first article in the title was published online.


Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development by Jane L Connelly,Patricia Barriteau,International Development Research Centre (Canada)

Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development
  • Title : Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development
  • Author : Jane L Connelly,Patricia Barriteau,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
  • Publisher : IDRC
  • ISBN Code : 9780889369108
  • Pages : 215
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  • Language : English
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Theoretical Perspectives on Gender and Development demytsifies the theory of gender and development and shows how it plays an important role in everyday life. It explores the evolution of gender and development theory, introduces competing theoretical frameworks, and examines new and emerging debates. The focus is on the implications of theory for policy and practice, and the need to theorize gender and development to create a more egalitarian society. This book is intended for classroom and workshop use in the fields of development studies, development theory, gender and development, and women's studies. Its clear and straightforward prose will be appreciated by undergraduate and seasoned professional, alike. Classroom exercises, study questions, activities, and case studies are included. It is designed for use in both formal and nonformal educational settings.


Communities in Action by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States

Communities in Action
  • Title : Communities in Action
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Community-Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309452961
  • Pages : 582
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  • Language : English
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In the United States, some populations suffer from far greater disparities in health than others. Those disparities are caused not only by fundamental differences in health status across segments of the population, but also because of inequities in factors that impact health status, so-called determinants of health. Only part of an individual's health status depends on his or her behavior and choice; community-wide problems like poverty, unemployment, poor education, inadequate housing, poor public transportation, interpersonal violence, and decaying neighborhoods also contribute to health inequities, as well as the historic and ongoing interplay of structures, policies, and norms that shape lives. When these factors are not optimal in a community, it does not mean they are intractable: such inequities can be mitigated by social policies that can shape health in powerful ways. Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity seeks to delineate the causes of and the solutions to health inequities in the United States. This report focuses on what communities can do to promote health equity, what actions are needed by the many and varied stakeholders that are part of communities or support them, as well as the root causes and structural barriers that need to be overcome.


Becoming Women by Carla Rice

Becoming Women
  • Title : Becoming Women
  • Author : Carla Rice
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN Code : 1442668261
  • Pages : 408
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  • Language : English
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In a culture where beauty is currency, women’s bodies are often perceived as measures of value and worth. The search for visibility and self-acceptance can be daunting, especially for those on the cultural margins of “beauty.” Becoming Women offers a thoughtful examination of the search for identity in an image-oriented world. That search is told through the experiences of a group of women who came of age in the wake of second and third wave feminism, featuring voices from marginalized and misrepresented groups. Carla Rice pairs popular imagery with personal narratives to expose the “culture of contradiction” where increases in individual body acceptance have been matched by even more restrictive feminine image ideals and norms. With insider insights from the Dove Campaign for Real Beauty, Rice exposes the beauty industry’s colonization of women’s bodies, and examines why “the beauty myth” has yet to be resolved.


The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies by Lauren Dundes

The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Title : The Psychosocial Implications of Disney Movies
  • Author : Lauren Dundes
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038978485
  • Pages : 246
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  • Language : English
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In this volume of 15 articles, contributors from a wide range of disciplines present their analyses of Disney movies and Disney music, which are mainstays of popular culture. The power of the Disney brand has heightened the need for academics to question whether Disney’s films and music function as a tool of the Western elite that shapes the views of those less empowered. Given its global reach, how the Walt Disney Company handles the role of race, gender, and sexuality in social structural inequality merits serious reflection according to a number of the articles in the volume. On the other hand, other authors argue that Disney productions can help individuals cope with difficult situations or embrace progressive thinking. The different approaches to the assessment of Disney films as cultural artifacts also vary according to the theoretical perspectives guiding the interpretation of both overt and latent symbolic meaning in the movies. The authors of the 15 articles encourage readers to engage with the material, showcasing a variety of views about the good, the bad, and the best way forward.


Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology by Suman Fernando

Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
  • Title : Institutional Racism in Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology
  • Author : Suman Fernando
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319627287
  • Pages : 209
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  • Language : English
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This book examines the deep roots of racism in the mental health system. Suman Fernando weaves the histories of racial discourse and clinical practice into a narrative of power, knowledge, and black suffering in an ostensibly progressive and scientifically grounded system. Drawing on a lifetime of experience as a practicing psychiatrist, he examines how the system has shifted in response to new forms of racism which have emerged since the 1960s, highlighting the widespread pathologization of black people, the impact of Islamophobia on clinical practice after 9/11, and various struggles to reform. Engaging and accessible, this book makes a compelling case for the entrenchment of racism across all aspects of psychiatry and clinical psychology, and calls for a paradigm shift in both theory and practice.


Psychosomatic by Elizabeth A. Wilson

Psychosomatic
  • Title : Psychosomatic
  • Author : Elizabeth A. Wilson
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822386380
  • Pages : 136
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  • Language : English
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How can scientific theories contribute to contemporary accounts of embodiment in the humanities and social sciences? In particular, how does neuroscientific research facilitate new approaches to theories of mind and body? Feminists have frequently criticized the neurosciences for biological reductionism, yet, Elizabeth A. Wilson argues, neurological theories—especially certain accounts of depression, sexuality, and emotion—are useful to feminist theories of the body. Rather than pointing toward the conventionalizing tendencies of the neurosciences, Wilson emphasizes their capacity for reinvention and transformation. Focusing on the details of neuronal connections, subcortical pathways, and reflex actions, she suggests that the central and peripheral nervous systems are powerfully allied with sexuality, the affects, emotional states, cognitive appetites, and other organs and bodies in ways not fully appreciated in the feminist literature. Whether reflecting on Simon LeVay’s hypothesis about the brains of gay men, Peter Kramer’s model of depression, or Charles Darwin’s account of trembling and blushing, Wilson is able to show how the neurosciences can be used to reinvigorate feminist theories of the body.


Before and After Gender by Marilyn Strathern,Judith Butler

Before and After Gender
  • Title : Before and After Gender
  • Author : Marilyn Strathern,Judith Butler
  • Publisher : Hau
  • ISBN Code : 9780986132537
  • Pages : 311
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  • Language : English
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Written in the early 1970s amidst widespread debate over the causes of gender inequality, Strathern's book was intended as an analysis of gender as a powerful cultural code and sex as a defining mythology. But the manuscript went into storage, where it remained for more than four decades. This book finally brings it to light, giving the long-lost feminist work, accompanied here by an afterword from Judith Butler. Strathern engages some of the leading feminist thinkers of the time, including Shulamith Firestone, Simone de Beauvoir, Ann Oakley, and Kate Millett. Building toward a conclusion in which she argues that we underestimate the materializing grammars of sex and gender at our own peril, she offers a powerful challenge to the intransigent mythologies of sex that still plague contemporary society.


Cahiers de la Femme by N.A

Cahiers de la Femme
  • Title : Cahiers de la Femme
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice by Heesoon Jun

Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice
  • Title : Social Justice, Multicultural Counseling, and Practice
  • Author : Heesoon Jun
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • ISBN Code : 1412960568
  • Pages : 469
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  • Language : English
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This book takes a new approach to teaching students to think and learn about issues of race and diversity. It aims to break down the traditional categorizations of racial/ethnic groupings and focuses on teaching students to think and learn in a multidimensional manner, rather than in a linear fashion. The key to the book lies in its aim to teach students to practise culturally competent counselling by taking into consideration a client′s multiple identities, such as a middle-aged, African American woman, who might be facing issues due to her racial grouping, her age and her gender. The book is filled with activities, excercises and examples that help students think about racism in a non-traditional manner, rather than the typical ways often taught, making it very timely and reflecting the transformation of thinking that is occuring in the field.


Chicana Feminist Thought by Alma M. Garcia

Chicana Feminist Thought
  • Title : Chicana Feminist Thought
  • Author : Alma M. Garcia
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134719744
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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Chicana Feminist Thought brings together the voices of Chicana poets, writers, and activists who reflect upon the Chicana Feminist Movement that began in the late 1960s. With energy and passion, this anthology of writings documents the personal and collective political struggles of Chicana feminists.


Stigma and Group Inequality by Shana Levin,Colette Van Laar

Stigma and Group Inequality
  • Title : Stigma and Group Inequality
  • Author : Shana Levin,Colette Van Laar
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 1135705275
  • Pages : 376
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  • Language : English
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This book provides a snapshot of the latest theoretical and empirical work on social psychological approaches to stigma and group inequality. It focuses on the perspective of the stigmatized groups and discusses the effects of the stigma on the individual, the interacting partners, the groups to which they belong, and the relations between the groups. Broken into three major sections, Stigma and Group Inequality: *discusses the tradeoffs that stigmatized individuals must contend with as they weigh the benefits derived from a particular response to stigma against the costs associated with it; *explores the ways in which environments can threaten one's intellectual performance, sense of belonging, and self concept; and *argues that the experience of possessing a stigmatized identity is shaped by social interactions with others in the stigmatized group as well as members of other groups. Stigma and Group Inequality is a valuable resource for students and scholars in the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, anthropology, communication, public policy, and political science, particularly for courses on stigma, prejudice, and intergroup relations. The book is also accessible to teachers, administrators, community leaders, and concerned citizens who are trying to understand and improve the plight of stigmatized individuals in school, at work, at home, in the community, and in society at large.


Racism, Sexism, Power and Ideology by Colette Guillaumin

Racism, Sexism, Power and Ideology
  • Title : Racism, Sexism, Power and Ideology
  • Author : Colette Guillaumin
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134869851
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Aging Thoughtfully by Martha C. Nussbaum,Saul Levmore

Aging Thoughtfully
  • Title : Aging Thoughtfully
  • Author : Martha C. Nussbaum,Saul Levmore
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0190600233
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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We all age differently, but we can learn from shared experiences and insights. The conversations, or paired essays, in Aging Thoughtfully combine a philosopher's approach with a lawyer-economist's. Here are ideas about when to retire, how to refashion social security to help the elderly poor, how to learn from King Lear -- who did not retire successfully -- and whether to enjoy or criticize anti-aging cosmetic procedures. Some of the concerns are practical: philanthropic decisions, relations with one's children and grandchildren, the purchase of annuities, and how to provide for care in old age. Other topics are cultural, ranging from the treatment of aging women in a Strauss opera and various popular films, to a consideration of Donald Trump's (and other men's) marriages to much younger women. These engaging, thoughtful, and often humorous exchanges show how stimulating discussions about our inevitable aging can be, and offer valuable insight into how we all might age more thoughtfully, and with zest and friendship.


Gender and Lifelong Learning by Carole Leathwood,Becky Francis

Gender and Lifelong Learning
  • Title : Gender and Lifelong Learning
  • Author : Carole Leathwood,Becky Francis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134188617
  • Pages : 232
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This insightful book is ideal for students, researchers and policy makers wanting a sound overview of the critical issues of gender in lifelong learning. Asking pertinent questions relating to discourses on policy, the authors offer the reader a rare view of lifelong learning from a gender-focused perspective, filling a gap in the literature and moving current debate on into new areas. Questions addressed include: To what extent can the policy discourses and institutional contexts of lifelong learning be seen as masculinised and/or feminised? What are the gender implications of lifelong learning policy? In what ways are learners’ identities constructed through lifelong learning? Does lifelong learning provide opportunities to challenge or transgress gender binaries? What are the implications for practice?


Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation by A. Wendling

Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation
  • Title : Karl Marx on Technology and Alienation
  • Author : A. Wendling
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 0230233996
  • Pages : 252
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The author draws on lesser known archival materials, including Marx's notebooks on women and patriarchy and technology to offer a new interpretation of Marx's concept of alienation as this concept develops in his later works.


Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation by Sam Killermann,Meg Bolger

Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation
  • Title : Unlocking the Magic of Facilitation
  • Author : Sam Killermann,Meg Bolger
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780989760218
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Have you ever been in a training and marveled at how quickly the time flew by? Genuinely enjoyed a meeting you were expecting to dread? Learned something powerful about a topic you thought wouldn't engage you? Experienced an intimate, vulnerable, transformative moment with a group of total strangers?Then you've witnessed the magic of facilitation.Like all magic tricks - though they seem to defy reason when you're spectating for the first time - once the secrets of facilitation are unveiled to you, you'll look back with a bland obviousness. Of course that's how it's done. In this book, co-authors and social justice facilitators Sam Killermann and Meg Bolger teach you how to perform the favorite tricks they keep up their sleeve. It's the learning they've accumulated from thousands of hours of facilitating, debriefing, challenging, and failing; it's the lessons from their mentors, channeled through their experience; it's the magician's secrets, revealed to the public, because it's about time folks have the privilege of looking behind the curtain of facilitation and thinking of course that's how it's done. This book is highlights 11 key concepts every facilitator should know, that most facilitators don't even know they should know. They are sometimes-tiny things that show up huge in facilitation. It's a book for facilitators of all stripes, goals, backgrounds, and settings - and the digestible, enjoyable, actionable lessons would benefit anyone who is responsible for engaging a group of people in learning.


Handbook of the Sociology of Gender by Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough

Handbook of the Sociology of Gender
  • Title : Handbook of the Sociology of Gender
  • Author : Barbara J. Risman,Carissa M. Froyum,William J. Scarborough
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319763334
  • Pages : 559
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This handbook provides a comprehensive view of the field of the sociology of gender. It presents the most important theories about gender and methods used to study gender, as well as extensive coverage of the latest research on gender in the most important areas of social life, including gendered bodies, sexuality, carework, paid labor, social movements, incarceration, migration, gendered violence, and others. Building from previous publications this handbook includes a vast array of chapters from leading researchers in the sociological study of gender. It synthesizes the diverse field of gender scholarship into a cohesive theoretical framework, gender structure theory, in order to position the specific contributions of each author/chapter as part of a complex and multidimensional gender structure. Through this organization of the handbook, readers do not only gain tremendous insight from each chapter, but they also attain a broader understanding of the way multiple gendered processes are interrelated and mutually constitutive. While the specific focus of the handbook is on gender, the chapters included in the volume also give significant attention to the interrelation of race, class, and other systems of stratification as they intersect and implicate gendered processes.


Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance by Shannon Sullivan,Nancy Tuana

Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance
  • Title : Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance
  • Author : Shannon Sullivan,Nancy Tuana
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • ISBN Code : 0791480038
  • Pages : 276
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Offering a wide variety of philosophical approaches to the neglected philosophical problem of ignorance, this groundbreaking collection builds on Charles Mills's claim that racism involves an inverted epistemology, an epistemology of ignorance. Contributors, explore how different forms of ignorance linked to race are produced and sustained and what role they play in promoting racism and white privilege. They argue that the ignorance that underpins racism is not a simple gap in knowledge, the accidental result of an epistemological oversight. In the case of racial oppression, ignorance often is actively produced for purposes of domination and exploitation. But as these essays demonstrate, ignorance is not simply a tool of oppression wielded by the powerful. It can also be a strategy for survival, an important tool for people of color to wield against white privilege and white supremacy. The book concludes that understanding ignorance and the politics of such ignorance should be a key element of epistemological and social/political analyses, for it has the potential to reveal the role of power in the construction of what is known and provide a lens for the political values at work in knowledge practices. Book jacket.


Reaching for Health by Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson

Reaching for Health
  • Title : Reaching for Health
  • Author : Gwendolyn Gray Jamieson
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • ISBN Code : 1921862688
  • Pages : 394
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The women's health movement shocked and scandalised when it burst into Australian politics in the early 1970s. It cast the light of day onto taboo subjects such as sexual assault, abortion and domestic violence, provoking outrage and condemnation. Some of the services women created for themselves were subjected to police raids; sex education material was branded 'indecent'. Moreover, women dared to criticise revered institutions, such as the medical system. Yet for all its perceived radicalism, the movement was part of a much broader and relatively conventional international health reform push, which included the 'new' public health movement, the community health centre movement and, in Australia, the Aboriginal health movement, all of which were critical of the way medical systems had been organised during the 20th century. The women who joined the movement came from diverse backgrounds and included immigrant and refugee women, Aboriginal women and Anglo women. Initially, groups worked separately for the most part but as time went on, they found ways to cooperate and collaborate. This book presents an account of the ideas, the diverse and shared efforts and the enduring hard work of women's health activists, drawn together in one volume for the first time. This relentless activism gradually had an impact on public policy and slowly brought forth major attitudinal changes. The book also identifies the opportunities for health reform that were created along the way, opportunities which deserve to be more fully embraced.


Race and Ethnicity by Stephen Spencer

Race and Ethnicity
  • Title : Race and Ethnicity
  • Author : Stephen Spencer
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134086598
  • Pages : 338
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Broad-ranging and comprehensive, this completely revised and updated textbook is a critical guide to issues and theories of ‘race’ and ethnicity. It shows how these concepts came into being during colonial domination and how they became central – and until recently, unquestioned – aspects of social identity and division. This book provides students with a detailed understanding of colonial and post-colonial constructions, changes and challenges to race as a source of social division and inequality. Drawing upon rich international case studies from Australia, Guyana, Canada, Malaysia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Ireland and the UK, the book clearly explains the different strands of theory which have been used to explain the dynamics of race. These are critically scrutinised, from biological-based ideas to those of critical race theory. This key text includes new material on changing multiculturalism, immigration and fears about terrorism, all of which are critically assessed. Incorporating summaries, chapter-by-chapter questions, illustrations, exercises and a glossary of terms, this student-friendly text also puts forward suggestions for further project work. Broad in scope, interactive and accessible, this book is a key resource for undergraduate students of 'race' and ethnicity across the social sciences.


Superior by Angela Saini

Superior
  • Title : Superior
  • Author : Angela Saini
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 0807076910
  • Pages : 256
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"In Superior award-winning science writer Angela Saini explores the concept of race, past and present. She examines the dark roots of race research and how race has again crept gently back into science and medicine. And she investigates the people who use this research for their own political purposes, including white supremacists. They believe that populations are born different, in character and intellectually, and that this defines the success or failure of nations. It is a worldwide network of eugenicists with their own journals journals and sources of funding, providing the kind of shoddy studies that were ultimately cited in Richard Hernstein's and Charles Murray's 1994 title, The Bell Curve, which purported to show differences in intelligence among races. Taking us from Darwin through the civil rights movement to modern-day ancestry testing, Saini examines how deeply our present is influenced by our past, and the role that politics has so often had to play in our understanding of race. Superior is a powerful, rigorous, much needed examination of the insidious history and damaging consequences of race science and the unfortunate reasons behind its apparent recent resurgence across the globe"--


Heresies by N.A

Heresies
  • Title : Heresies
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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A feminist publication on art and politics.