A Concise Glossary of Feminist Theory

Author: Director for the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender Terry Lovell,Sonya Andermahr,Carol Wolkowitz,Terry Lovell

Publisher: Hodder Education


Category: Social Science

Page: 287

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Entries on Black, post-colonial, Italian and French feminisms attest to the variety of contemporary feminist discourse, and the Glossary as a whole reflects the ways in thich feminism has critiqued, transformed and appropriated concepts across the disciplinary spectrum: from sociology and history to philosophy, literary and cultural studies. Emphasizing Raymond Williams's notion of 'concepts on the move', and adapting Edward Said's concept of 'travelling theory', the complex journeys of terms within a wide range of fields are carefully charted.

A Concise Companion to Feminist Theory

Author: Mary Eagleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 140514307X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The Concise Companion to Feminist Theory introduces readers to the broad scope of feminist theory over the last 35 years. Introduces readers to the broad scope of feminist theory over the past 35 years. Guides students along the cutting edge of current feminist theory. Suitable for students and scholars of all fields touched by feminist thought. Covers an exceptionally broad range of disciplines, discourses and feminist positions. Organised around concepts rather than schools of feminism.

Women and Dictionary-Making

Gender, Genre, and English Language Lexicography

Author: Lindsay Rose Russell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316953548

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Dictionaries are a powerful genre, perceived as authoritative and objective records of the language, impervious to personal bias. But who makes dictionaries shapes both how they are constructed and how they are used. Tracing the craft of dictionary making from the fifteenth century to the present day, this book explores the vital but little-known significance of women and gender in the creation of English language dictionaries. Women worked as dictionary patrons, collaborators, readers, compilers, and critics, while gender ideologies served, at turns, to prevent, secure, and veil women's involvements and innovations in dictionary making. Combining historical, rhetorical, and feminist methods, this is a monumental recovery of six centuries of women's participation in dictionary making and a robust investigation of how the social life of the genre is influenced by the social expectations of gender.


A Glossary of Contemporary Art Theory

Author: Thomas Patin,Jennifer McLerran

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313292729

Category: Art

Page: 153

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This glossary is intended to be a guide into the frontier of current theory and criticism of visual art and culture.

Einführung in die Anglistik

Methoden, Theorien und Bereiche

Author: Barbara Korte,Klaus Peter Müller,Josef Schmied

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 347605036X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

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Frischer Wind weht in die Anglistik. Neben den traditionellen Disziplinen Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft stehen gleichberechtigt Kulturwissenschaften, Fachdidaktik und Sprachpraxis. Sprengt das die einheitliche Darstellung des Faches? Nein, denn viele Querverweise vernetzen das Wissen. Sprache, Literatur und Kultur der Britischen Inseln oder der New Englishes werden großzügig gewürdigt. Präzise und praxisnah.

Feminist Research Methodology

Making Meanings of Meaning-Making

Author: Maithree Wickramasinghe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135259577

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book focuses on feminist research methodology, exploring and analysing its constituting methods, theory, ontology, epistemology, ethics and politics, and research issues relating to women, gender and feminism in Sri Lanka. The book examines ways of meaning-making for the political, ideological and ethical purposes of promoting individual and social change, and constructs an example of feminist research praxis. Using this South Asian country as a case study, the author looks at the means by which researchers in this field inhabit, engage with and represent the multiple realities of women and society in Sri Lanka. In analysing what constitutes feminist research methodology in a transitional country, the book links local research practices with Western feminist approaches, taking into account the commonalities, distinctions and specificities of working in a South Asian context. Engaging with and re-conceptualising three traditionally different types of research - women’s studies, gender studies and feminist studies - from a methodological perspective, Feminist Research Methodology provides a framework for researching feminist issues. Applicable at both a local and global level, this original methodological framework will be of value to researchers working in any context.

Feminist Collections

A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Feminism

Page: N.A

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Nomadic Theory

The Portable Rosi Braidotti

Author: Rosi Braidotti

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231525427

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

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Rosi Braidotti's nomadic theory outlines a sustainable modern subjectivity as one in flux, never opposed to a dominant hierarchy yet intrinsically other, always in the process of becoming, and perpetually engaged in dynamic power relations both creative and restrictive. Nomadic theory offers an original and powerful alternative for scholars working in cultural and social criticism and has, over the past decade, crept into continental philosophy, queer theory, and feminist, postcolonial, techno-science, media, and race studies, as well as into architecture, history, and anthropology. This collection provides a core introduction to Braidotti's nomadic theory and its innovative formulations, which playfully engage with Deleuze, Foucault, Irigaray, and a host of political and cultural issues. Arranged thematically, essays begin with such concepts as sexual difference and embodied subjectivity and follow with explorations in technoscience, feminism, postsecular citizenship, and the politics of affirmation. Braidotti develops a distinctly positive critical theory that rejuvenates the experience of political scholarship. Inspired yet not confined by Deleuzian vitalism, with its commitment to the ontology of flows, networks, and dynamic transformations, she emphasizes affects, imagination, and creativity and the politics of radical immanence. Incorporating ideas from Nietzsche and Spinoza as well, Braidotti establishes a critical-theoretical framework equal parts critique and creation. Ever mindful of the perils of defining difference in terms of denigration and the related tendency to subordinate sexualized, racialized, and naturalized others, she explores the eco-philosophical implications of nomadic theory, feminism, and the irreducibility of sexual difference and sexuality. Her dialogue with technoscience is crucial to nomadic theory, which deterritorializes the established understanding of what counts as human, along with our relationship to animals, the environment, and changing notions of materialism. Keeping her distance from the near-obsessive focus on vulnerability, trauma, and melancholia in contemporary political thought, Braidotti promotes a politics of affirmation that has the potential to become its own generative life force.

Desire for Love

The Secret Longings of the Human Heart in D. H. Lawrence’s Works

Author: Marina Ragachewskaya

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443842982

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 198

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Desire for Love: The Secret Longings of the Human Heart in D. H. Lawrence’s Works is a collection of essays dedicated to several novels, novellas, short stories and non-fiction by D. H. Lawrence, one of the great 20th-century English writers. With the help of the psychoanalytic-textual approach, Marina Ragachewskaya analyses subtle expressions of the emotional sphere in Lawrence’s characters and their desire for love, which is realised linguistically, stylistically and symbolically. The discussion of the writer’s textual subtleties suggests emotional education and intellectual delight. The book offers an outline of Lawrence’s own psychoanalytic theory and how it is implemented in his fiction. Specific issues – such as love discourse, the unnamed eros, a Jungian quest in search of love, Doppelgängers, love of power and the power of love, sublimation and the language of dance, as well as love in the time of war – pertain to the discovery of unconscious desires and a “culture of feeling” in Lawrence. Comparisons with other authors are surprisingly rare in Lawrence studies. To fill this gap, the volume also contains an essay on Lawrence’s war stories analysed alongside Virginia Woolf’s Mrs Dalloway and Pat Barker’s Regeneration. This inquiry into genuine human feeling will be equally attractive to literature scholars, students and general readers.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Academic libraries

Page: N.A

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Information Sources in the Social Sciences

Author: David Fisher,Sandra P. Price,Terry Hanstock

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783598244391

Category: Reference

Page: 511

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This evaluative guide to social science information sources covers each of the areas that make up the social sciences. It will appeal to those studying and teaching social sciences and its component subjects. Contents include: A general guide to the literature of the Social Sciences General Social Science Information Sources Anthropology; Economics Education Human Services Law/Criminology Political Science Psychology Public administration Bibliographies And much more

Gender, space and time

women and higher education

Author: Dorothy Moss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780739109977

Category: Education

Page: 273

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Drawing on the work of Henri Lefebvre and Barbara Adam, Gender, Space and Time is an excellent empirical study that offers an original threefold conceptualisation of how space and time are developed and applied in women's lives. Dorothy Moss focuses on the everyday practice and experience of female higher education students at a community college in northern England. Women's action is considered in relation to the complex and interconnected spheres of paid work, home, leisure, community and higher education. Through the highlighting of the concepts of space and time, the complex relationship between networks of power and personal action gains visibility. Moss conceptualises women as centres of action and demonstrates the ways in which they construct personal pathways, connect different spheres of experience, integrate new time demands into the multiple rhythms of their everyday lives and carve out personal space. Gender, Space and Time is a timely and compelling work, certain to be of interest to scholars of Sociology, Women's Studies and Anthropology. Book jacket.

Nationalism and ethnicity, towards the security of the Manipuri women of Sylhet

Author: Nayeem Sultana,Forum on Women in Security and International Affairs (Bangladesh),Bangladesh Freedom Foundation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789843227607

Category: Political Science

Page: 128

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Study with reference to women beloging to Meitheis, ethnic group of Indic people living in Sylhet Division of Bangladesh.

The Bedford Researcher

An Integrated Text, CD-ROM, and Web Site

Author: Mike Palmquist

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312404307

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 438

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The Portable Postmodernist

Author: Arthur Asa Berger

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759103146

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 119

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In The Portable Postmodernist, Arthur Asa Berger introduces key concepts written by postmodernism's leading theorists including Lyotard, Baudrillard, and Jameson. This collage of influential writing is followed by Berger's concise, accessible comments. Written for the newcomer, Berger's lucid explanations define the postmodernism's most elusive ideas. Organized in fifty segments, the book runs the gamut from postmodern architecture to feminism to punk music. Berger weaves these diverse topics together, exploring and challenging postmodernism's role in popular culture. This highly-readable book is essential reading for students and anyone interested in media, social, and cultural studies. Visit our website for sample chapters!

A glossary of literary terms

Author: Meyer Howard Abrams,Geoffrey Galt Harpham

Publisher: Wadsworth Pub Co

ISBN: 9781413002188

Category: Education

Page: 370

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Abrams (English, Cornell University) defines and discusses terms, critical theories, movements, and points of view commonly used to classify, analyze, interpret, and write the history of works of literature. The individual entries, together with the guides to further reading included in most of them, are oriented especially toward undergraduate students.

Medical Education: Theory and Practice E-Book

Author: Tim Dornan,Karen V. Mann,Albert J J A Scherpbier,John A. Spencer

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702049867

Category: Medical

Page: 396

View: 519

Medical Education: Theory and Practice is a new text linking the theory and the practice for graduate students and educators who want to go beyond the basics. The scholarship of medical education is, above all, a ‘practice’, but one that has a strong theoretical foundation. Neither theory nor practice stand still, and both are grounded in research. The novelty of this book lies in its interweaving of practice, theory, innovation and research. The book starts with a theorised, contemporary overview of the field. Next, it explores the theoretical foundations of medical education in depth. The remainder of the book reviews a whole a range of educational contexts, processes and outcomes. This work has been edited by a distinguished, international team of medical educationalists and written by equally accomplished authors from across the globe representing a spectrum of disciplines. This will be an invaluable text for all Masters Students in health professions education as well as PhD students and education researchers wanting a background to the discipline. Educators and medical students will also find it a very useful resource. Written by key figures in medical educational research combined with a strong editorial influence from the international editorial team. The text has a strong evidence-based approach that is fully cognisant of research methodology issues, The book provides a scholarly explanation on the topic, rather than aiming to say the last word. Written throughout in a clear and comprehensible style. The content is extensively referenced with additional suggestions for further reading.

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Social and historical sciences, philosophy and religion

Author: Albert John Walford,Alan Day,Marilyn Mullay,Michael Walsh,Priscilla Schlicke,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.


Category: Reference

Page: 794

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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: philosophy and psychology; religion; social sciences, sociology, statistics, politics, economics, labour and employment; land and property, business organizations, finance and banking, and economic surveys; economic policies and controls, trade and commerce, business and management, and law; public administration, social services and welfare, education, customs and traditions; geography; biography; and history.