Beyond Female Masochism

Memory-work and Politics

Author: Frigga Haug

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9780860915621

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Frigga Haug, one of Germany's best-known feminist and Marxist critics, develops here a profound challenge both to women's oppression and to what she sees as women's 'collusion' in that oppression. Rejecting the essentialism of much feminist writing today, along with the denial of subjectivity that still permeates Marxism, Haug explores the connections between Marxist theory and the emancipation of women, a project which necessarily involves, as she explains, “diverting a powerful and long-standing anger into detective work.” Under the headings of Socialization, Work and Politics, she combines the fruits of these investigations with the influential “memory-work” she has pioneered with women's collectives, to throw startling new light on a wide range of themes and issues: personal ethics and public morality; daydreams, domesticity and consumerism; privatization, new technologies and the restructuring of the workplace; the evolution of women's politics in Germany; the future of socialist feminism in the wake of Communism's collapse. Above all, this is a book which strives to find new links between the micro-politics of daily life and the evolving structures of capitalism. “If we could find out why and when our hopes for life were buried,” Haug argues, “then we could try to take our history in our own hands.” Beyond Female Masochism provides the materials, and inspiration, to do just that.

The Feminist Encyclopedia of German Literature

Author: Friederike Ursula Eigler,Susanne Kord

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313293139

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 676

View: 9265

Consolidates feminist research in the field of German studies and German literature and culture.

Feminist Review

Issue 42: Feminist Fictions

Author: The Feminist Review Collective,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134894848

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

View: 1373

This theme issue is an exploration of the way in which feminist ideas appear in popular forms, especially feminist novelists, such as Angela Carter and Marge Piercy, have handled particular issues; it considers writing and it duscusses the popular genres that have been taken up by feminist writers - lesbian romance and stories for teenagers. The central concern is with the problems of putting across feminist ideas in popular crative writing. Which ideas can be presented in this form? How will they be read? Are some forms more amenable to fiminism than others? Is feminism being distorted by popularization? Does feminism come across as a `message' that spoils the pleasure of reading?

Beyond Testimony and Trauma

Oral History in the Aftermath of Mass Violence

Author: Steven High

Publisher: UBC Press

ISBN: 0774828951

Category: History

Page: 388

View: 8215

Survivors of terrible events are often portrayed as unsung heroes or tragic victims but rarely as complex human beings whose lives extend beyond the stories they have told. The contributors to Beyond Testimony and Trauma consider other ways to engage with survivors and their accounts based on valuable insights gained from their work on long-term oral history projects. While the contexts vary widely, they demonstrate that through deep listening, long-term relationship building, and collaborative research design, it is possible to move beyond the problematic aspects of “testimony” to shine a light on the more nuanced lives of survivors of mass violence.

Memory and Pedagogy

Author: Claudia Mitchell,Teresa Strong-Wilson,Kathleen Pithouse,Susann Allnutt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136857486

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 1605

Memory work – the conscious remembering and study of individual and shared memories – is increasingly being acknowledged as a key pedagogical tool in working with children. Giving students opportunities and support to remember and study their selves as individuals and as communities allows them to see their future as something that belongs to them, and that they can influence in some way for the better. This edited volume brings together essays from scholars who are studying the interconnections between pedagogy and memory in the context of social themes and social inquiry within educational research. The book provides a range of perspectives on the social and pedagogical relevance of memory studies to the educational arena in relation to the themes of memory and method, revisiting childhood, memory and place, addressing political conflict, sexuality and embodiment, and inter-generational studies.

Transforming Learning in Schools and Communities

The Remaking of Education for a Cosmopolitan Society

Author: Bob Lingard,Jon Nixon,Stewart Ranson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441165428

Category: Education

Page: 356

View: 6786

Many educators have been looking for a fundamentally different approach to engage young people and encourage progress in learning. Supported by recent public policy developments, a transformation is beginning to take place in the practice of many schools. The focus of learning is shifting away from the child as an individual in a classroom detached from the surrounding neighbourhood to a learning community that embraces carers and families as well as young people and teachers. This monograph analyses the organising principles of this cultural transformation and considers how it will shape learning in schools and communities throughout the world. The book brings together key thinkers from the fields of new learning, new communities of educational practice and new forms of educational governance. Arguing for the necessary interconnectedness of pedagogy, institutions and governance, this ground-breaking book will undoubtedly shape the policy agenda in this area for years to come.

Geography and Memory

Explorations in Identity, Place and Becoming

Author: Owain Jones,Joanne Garde-Hansen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137284072

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 6138

This collection shifts the focus from collective memory to individual memory, by incorporating new performative approaches to identity, place and becoming. Drawing upon cultural geography, the book provides an accessible framework to approach key aspects of memory, remembering, archives, commemoration and forgetting in modern societies.

Genders 22

Postcommunism and the Body Politic

Author: Ellen E. Berry

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814786138

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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The epidemic of mass rape in the former Yugoslavia has illustrated once again, and in particularly brutal fashion, the inextricable relationship between national politics, sexual politics, and body politics. The nexus of these three forces is highly charged in any culture, at any time in history, but especially so among cultures in which rapid, even cataclysmic, changes in material realities and national self-conceptions are eroding or overwhelming previously secure boundaries. The postcommunist moment in the so-called Second World--Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union--has dramatically exposed the opportunities and dangers that arise when the political, cultural, and economic foundations of a society are de- and then re-structured. Gender roles and relations, expressions of sexuality or attempts to recontain them, representations of the body, especially the female body, and the larger, cultural meanings it assumes, are particularly marked sites to witness the performance of complex national dramas of crisis and change. This groundbreaking volume turns its attention to the Second World, specifically to such subjects as the birth of the sex media and porn industry in Russia; Russian women and alcoholism; cinema in post-communist Hungary; patriotism and gender in Poland; sexual dissidence in Eastern Europe; and women in the former Yugoslavia. [ go to the Genders website ]

Hollywood from Vietnam to Reagan . . . and Beyond

Author: Robin Wood

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231507577

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 480

View: 1479

This classic of film criticism, long considered invaluable for its eloquent study of a problematic period in film history, is now substantially updated and revised by the author to include chapters beyond the Reagan era and into the twenty-first century. For the new edition, Robin Wood has written a substantial new preface that explores the interesting double context within which the book can be read-that in which it was written and that in which we find ourselves today. Among the other additions to this new edition are a celebration of modern "screwball" comedies like My Best Friend's Wedding, and an analysis of '90s American and Canadian teen movies in the vein of American Pie, Can't Hardly Wait, and Rollercoaster. Also included are a chapter on Hollywood today that looks at David Fincher and Jim Jarmusch (among others) and an illuminating essay on Day of the Dead.

The Mastery of Submission

Inventions of Masochism

Author: John Kenneth Noyes

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801433450

Category: Psychology

Page: 265

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Individuals sometimes derive sexual pleasure from submission to cruel discipline. While that predilection was noted as early as the sixteenth century, masochism was not codified as a concept until 1890. According to John K. Noyes, its invention reflected a crisis in the liberal understanding of subjectivity and sexuality which continues to inform discussions of masochism today. In essence, it remains a political concept. Viennese physician Richard von Krafft-Ebing coined the term masochism, based on the work of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch. Noyes analyzes the social and political problems that inspired the concept, suggesting, for example, that the triumphant expansion of European colonialism was in part animated by an ambivalence in masculine sexuality. Noyes documents the evolution of the concept of masochism with scenes in literature from John Cleland's Fanny Hill through Sacher-Masoch's Venus in Furs and Pauline Reage's Story of 0. Analysis of Freud's vastly influential rereading of masochism precedes an exploration of the work of his successors, including Wilhem Reich, Theodor Reik, Helene Deutsch, and Karen Horney. Noyes suggests that the thematics of feminine masochism emerged only gradually from an exclusively male concept.

Critical Essays on Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint

Suffering Ecstasy

Author: Shirley Sharon-Zisser

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9780754603450

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 5633

A series of readings of Shakespeare's A Lover's Complaint, particularly engaging with issues of psychoanalysis and gender, this volume cumulatively builds a detailed picture of the poem, its reception, and its critical neglect. The collection by leading Shakespeareans brings to the poem the attention it deserves for its beauty, its aesthetic, psychological and conceptual complexity, and its representation of its cultural moment.

Beyond the DSM Story

Ethical Quandaries, Challenges, and Best Practices

Author: Karen Eriksen,Victoria E. Kress

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452235880

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

View: 2118

Beyond the DSM Story presents challenges to the Diagnostic Statistical Model (DSM) system from ethical and cultural perspectives, critically evaluating its fit with other professional and theoretical orientations. It offers possible solutions or best practices for addressing ethical, theoretical, and contextual quandaries, along with experiential activities that challenge the reader to think critically about both the problems and the solutions associated with DSM diagnosis. Beyond the DSM Story presents an atheoretical model for incorporating alternative models with DSM assessment. Instructors, students and practitioners will benefit from this critical appraisal of the DSM.

Studies on Femininity

Author: Mariam Alizade

Publisher: Karnac Books

ISBN: 1780496397

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

View: 5153

Studies on Feminity is the second volume in a unique series edited by Alcira Mariam Alizade for the Committee on Women and Psychoanalysis of the International Psychoanalytical Association.Providing a forum for exploration and discussion of diverse issues relating to gender constructs, sexuality, and sexual identity, the series brings together an internationally renowned group of contributors trained in the psychoanalytic tradition.Studies on Feminity discusses gender roles, femininity and motherhood. The various stages in a woman's life (adolescence, adulthood and menopause) are all examined.'In this volume, the reader will find not only papers from different essentialist, constructivist and culture-based standpoints, but will also note the existence of theoretical and clinical intersections where psychoanalysis borders on closely-related disciplines.' - Alcira Mariam Alizade, from the Foreword

Deleuze and Sex

Author: Frida Beckman

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748688994

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

View: 4443

This collection of essays offers a fresh and new philosophical approach to the study of sex and sexuality as practicein the philosophy of Deleuze.

The Sense and Non-Sense of Revolt

The Powers and Limits of Psychoanalysis

Author: Julia Kristeva

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231518439

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

View: 8946

Linguist, psychoanalyst, and cultural theorist, Julia Kristeva is one of the most influential and prolific thinkers of our time. Her writings have broken new ground in the study of the self, the mind, and the ways in which we communicate through language. Her work is unique in that it skillfully brings together psychoanalytic theory and clinical practice, literature, linguistics, and philosophy. In her latest book on the powers and limits of psychoanalysis, Kristeva focuses on an intriguing new dilemma. Freud and psychoanalysis taught us that rebellion is what guarantees our independence and our creative abilities. But in our contemporary "entertainment" culture, is rebellion still a viable option? Is it still possible to build and embrace a counterculture? For whom—and against what—and under what forms? Kristeva illustrates the advances and impasses of rebel culture through the experiences of three twentieth-century writers: the existentialist John Paul Sartre, the surrealist Louis Aragon, and the theorist Roland Barthes. For Kristeva the rebellions championed by these figures—especially the political and seemingly dogmatic political commitments of Aragon and Sartre—strike the post-Cold War reader with a mixture of fascination and rejection. These theorists, according to Kristeva, are involved in a revolution against accepted notions of identity—of one's relation to others. Kristeva places their accomplishments in the context of other revolutionary movements in art, literature, and politics. The book also offers an illuminating discussion of Freud's groundbreaking work on rebellion, focusing on the symbolic function of patricide in his Totem and Taboo and discussing his often neglected vision of language, and underscoring its complex connection to the revolutionary drive.

Sensational Flesh

Race, Power, and Masochism

Author: Amber Jamilla Musser

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 1479868116

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 6952

In everyday language, masochism is usually understood as the desire to abdicate control in exchange for sensation—pleasure, pain, or a combination thereof. Yet at its core, masochism is a site where power, bodies, and society come together. Sensational Flesh uses masochism as a lens to examine how power structures race, gender, and embodiment in different contexts. Drawing on rich and varied sources—from 19th century sexology, psychoanalysis, and critical theory to literary texts and performance art—Amber Jamilla Musser employs masochism as a powerful diagnostic tool for probing relationships between power and subjectivity. Engaging with a range of debates about lesbian S&M, racialization, femininity, and disability, as well as key texts such as Sacher-Masoch’s Venus in Furs, Pauline Réage’s The Story of O, and Michel Foucault's History of Sexuality, Musser renders legible the complex ways that masochism has been taken up by queer, feminist, and critical race theories. Furthering queer theory’s investment in affect and materiality, she proposes “sensation” as an analytical tool for illustrating what it feels like to be embedded in structures of domination such as patriarchy, colonialism, and racism and what it means to embody femininity, blackness, and pain. Sensational Flesh is ultimately about the ways in which difference is made material through race, gender, and sexuality and how that materiality is experienced.

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema

Author: Alistair Fox,Michel Marie,Raphaëlle Moine,Hilary Radner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585429

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 712

View: 9451

A Companion to Contemporary French Cinema presents a comprehensive collection of original essays addressing all aspects of French cinema from 1990 to the present day. Features original contributions from top film scholars relating to all aspects of contemporary French cinema Includes new research on matters relating to the political economy of contemporary French cinema, developments in cinema policy, audience attendance, and the types, building, and renovation of theaters Utilizes groundbreaking research on cinema beyond the fiction film and the cinema-theater such as documentary, amateur, and digital filmmaking Contains an unusually large range of methodological approaches and perspectives, including those of genre, gender, auteur, industry, economic, star, postcolonial and psychoanalytic studies Includes essays by important French cinema scholars from France, the U.S., and New Zealand, many of whose work is here presented in English for the first time

White Self-loathing

Masochistic Sexuality and Race in the Works of Jane Bowles and Carson McCullers

Author: Alison Umminger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literature, Modern

Page: 406

View: 4519

This dissertation investigates the masochistic self-loathing of white characters who feel trapped by prescriptive sex, gender, and racial identities. I look at masochism as a pathology rooted not only in psycho-sexual or familial models, as Freud suggested, but as a disorder which also stems from larger cultural injustice and trauma. The masochism manifest in writings by Jane Bowles and Carson McCullers has a decidedly racial and social dimension. I examine Carson McCullers's novels The Member of the Wedding, Reflections in a Golden Eye, and Clock Without Hands and Jane Bowles's novel Two Serious Ladies, along with her letters and the short story "Camp Cataract." Masochism, rather than being a hindrance to well-adjusted adulthood, becomes instead a performance that commands attention in these texts. It desecrates the bodies upon which it is performed, troubles the "purity" of the characters' whiteness, and highlights the refusal of white characters to be integrated into the narrative that Freud poses, or into the racially segregated and prejudiced society that "whiteness" upholds. The purpose is not to valorize masochism as such, but rather to pose an alternate reading of masochistic behavior that integrates a disaffection with racial inequality in white women extending beyond the personal/familial. Much of the work on the role of white women focuses on constructions of the "Southern Lady" or on her role as symbolic (and often passive) bastion of racial purity. This dissertation complicates these readings, looking instead at white women as active agents, sometimes working for change, sometimes working to secure their own racial entitlement. Although many of the white characters in these novels initially resist their integration into racist social structure, the majority ultimately capitulate and abandon their more transgressive identities. These unsettling portraits of deferrals to homophobic and racist systems of power illuminate a troubling strain of thought, useful in mapping the setbacks as well as the progress made in feminist and civil rights consciousness throughout the 20th century.

Lesbian Images in International Popular Culture

Author: Sara E. Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131799213X

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

View: 9398

Lesbian images are everywhere these days–cable television, film, popular magazines, advertising, Internet and the news–creating desire in men and women alike, selling commercial products and services, and stirring up controversy on many levels. But do these images truly represent the diverse identities of women-centered women worldwide? This book addresses the limited access to images of diverse and international lesbian identities and experiences, in order to provide the reader with a more complete understanding of what it means to be lesbian in a global context. It investigates how lesbians portray themselves as well as how they are portrayed by others in several areas of popular culture, including television, film, the arts, Internet, advertising and the news. It features articles on U.S. lesbian cartoonists, Canadian viewer perceptions of lesbians on the cable show Queer as Folk, panoramic looks at lesbians' representation in Australian and Spanish television programming, and in-depth explorations of films by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar, leading Indian film producers, and independent Chinese-American filmmakers. This book was published as a special issue of the Journal of Lesbian Studies.

Rape in Stieg Larsson's Millennium Trilogy and Beyond

Contemporary Scandinavian and Anglophone Crime Fiction

Author: B. Åström,K. Gregersdotter,T. Horeck

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113729163X

Category: Psychology

Page: 219

View: 7330

Focusing on the sexualized violence of Stieg Larsson's bestselling Millennium trilogy – including the novels, Swedish film adaptations, and Hollywood blockbusters – this collection of essays puts Larsson's work into dialogue with Scandinavian and Anglophone crime novels by writers including Jo Nesbø, Håkan Nesser, Mo Hayder and Val McDermid.