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Why Men Earn More: The Startling Truth Behind the Pay Gap -- and What Women Can Do About It

By Warren Farrell

Arguable and exhaustively researched, gender specialist Warren Farrell's most modern ebook Why males Earn More takes as its wonderful argument the concept bias-based unequal pay for girls is basically a fable, and that girls are ordinarilly paid below males no longer simply because they're discriminated opposed to, yet simply because they've got made way of life offerings that impact their skill to earn.Why males Earn More argues that whereas discrimination occasionally performs a component, either women and men unconsciously make trade-offs that impact how a lot they earn. Farrell basically defines the 25 varied place of work offerings that impact women's and men's earning -- together with putting in place extra hours at paintings, taking riskier jobs or extra detrimental assignments, being keen to alter place, and coaching for technical jobs that contain much less humans touch -- and offers readers with particular, research-supported methods for girls to earn greater pay. Why males Earn More, with its brashness within the face of political correctness, is bound to ignite a typhoon of media controversy that would support to make this completely pragmatic exposÂŽ Warren Farrell's subsequent bestseller.

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Transatlantic Feminisms in the Age of Revolutions

By Lisa L. Moore, Joanna Brooks

This quantity brings jointly an unheard of amassing of girls and males from the Atlantic international through the Age of Revolutions. that includes hard-to-find writings from colonists and colonized, electorate and slaves, non secular visionaries and scandal-dogged actresses, those wide-ranging decisions current a landscape of the varied, vivid global dealing with ladies through the 17th and eighteenth centuries. An expansive creation, in addition to wealthy contextual headnotes, makes this an integral textual content for college kids and students of literature, heritage, and women's and gender studies. With writings from figures like Aphra Behn, Phillis Wheatley, Thomas Jefferson, Mary Wollstonecraft, and Toussaint L'Ouverture, to call quite a few, Transatlantic Feminisms within the Age of Revolutions recovers the innovative second within which ladies stepped right into a globalizing global and imagined themselves free.

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Judith Butler: From Norms to Politics

With the book of her hugely acclaimed and much-cited e-book Gender difficulty, Judith Butler turned some of the most influential feminist theorists of her new release. Her thought of gender performativity and her writings on corporeality, at the injurious ability of language, at the vulnerability of human existence to violence and at the impression of mourning on politics have, taken jointly, comprised a considerable and hugely unique physique of labor that has a large and actually cross-disciplinary charm.

In this energetic publication, Moya Lloyd offers either a transparent exposition and an unique critique of Butler's paintings. She examines Butlers middle principles, lines the advance of her proposal from her first e-book to her most modern paintings, and assesses Butlers engagements with the philosophies of Hegel, Foucault, Derrida, Irigaray and de Beauvoir, in addition to addressing the character and influence of Butler's writing on feminist concept. all through Lloyd is very involved to check Butler's political concept, together with her serious interventions in such modern political controversies as these surrounding homosexual marriage, hate-speech, human rights, and September eleven and its aftermath.

Judith Butler deals an obtainable and unique contribution to current debates that would be a useful source for college kids and students alike.

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Seducing the Boys Club: Uncensored Tactics from a Woman at the Top

By Nina DiSesa

Truth no 1: 40 years after the feminist revolution, fewer than 2 percentage of Fortune a thousand CEOs are women.
Fact #2: The taking part in box isn't level.
Fact #3: you want to recover from this.

Chairman of the flagship place of work of the biggest advertisements supplier community on the earth, Nina DiSesa is a grasp communicator, a ceiling crasher, and a big-time realist. In Seducing the lads Club, DiSesa indicates you the way S&M–seduction and manipulation–is the key to successful over (and surpassing) the large men. She asserts that ladies have to meld their “female” features (nurturing, compassion, instinct) with “male” qualities (decisiveness, concentration, self belief, humor) to extend their specialist horizons. DiSesa additionally stocks her sensible, outrageous, or even arguable maxims for making it, including

• discover ways to relish males. males like ladies who like them.
• keep in mind that girls are biologically stressed to succeed.
• a good way to make a reputation for your self, discover a mess and fasten it. a safe and comfy activity in simple terms holds you back.
• Act courageous and you may glance brave.
• Screw the principles. Make up your own.

Whether dead-on humorous or lethal severe, DiSesa is usually on her video game, constantly on message, and totally on track as she fingers ladies (men, too!) with the can-do self belief and no-compromises angle they should climb as excessive as their ambition can hold them–while retaining their criteria impeccable and their integrity intact.

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Erotic Ambiguities: The Female Nude in Art

By Helen McDonald

McDonald discusses the paintings of quite a lot of ladies artists, together with Barbara Kruger, Judy Chicago, Mary Duffy, Zoe Leonard, Tracey Moffatt, Pat Brassington and Sally clever.

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

By Susan Faludi

Skillfully Probing the assault on Women’s Rights

“Opting-out,” “security moms,” “desperate housewives,” “the new child fever”—the pattern tales of 2006 depart doubtless that American girls are nonetheless being barraged by means of a similar backlash messages that Susan Faludi brilliantly uncovered in her 1991 bestselling ebook of revelations. Now, the ebook that reignited the feminist stream is again in a 15th anniversary version, with a brand new preface via the writer that brings backlash realization modern.

When it was once first released, Backlash made headlines for puncturing such favourite media myths because the “infertility epidemic” and the “man shortage,” myths that rejected statistical realities. those willfully fictitious media campaigns further as much as an antifeminist backlash. no matter what development feminism has lately made, Faludi’s phrases this present day look prophetic. The media nonetheless love tales approximately stay-at-home mothers and the “dangers” of women’s occupation goals; the glass ceiling remains to be low; ladies are nonetheless punished for desirous to be triumphant; simple reproductive rights are nonetheless putting by means of a thread. The backlash essentially exists.

With ardour and precision, Faludi exhibits in her new preface how the creators of industrial tradition distort feminist recommendations to promote items whereas promoting girls downstream, how the feminist ethic of financial independence is twisted into the shopper ethic of shopping for strength, and the way the feminist quest for self-determination is warped right into a self-centered quest for self-improvement. Backlash is a vintage of feminism, an alarm bell for ladies of each new release, reminding us of the hazards that we nonetheless face.

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Routledge Handbook of Social and Cultural Theory

If at the present time scholars of social concept learn Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault and Anthony Giddens, then right regard to the query of tradition signifies that they need to additionally learn Raymond Williams, Stuart corridor and Slavoj Zizek. The Routledge instruction manual of Social and Cultural Theory deals a concise, entire evaluation of the convergences and divergences of social and cultural concept, and in so doing deals a unique schedule for social and cultural study within the twenty-first century.

This Handbook, edited via Anthony Elliott, develops a strong argument for bringing jointly social and cultural thought extra systematically than ever ahead of. Key social and cultural theories, starting from classical methods to postmodern, psychoanalytic and post-feminist techniques, are drawn jointly and seriously appraised. There are great chapters taking a look at – between others – structuralism and post-structuralism, serious idea, community research, feminist cultural proposal, cultural concept and cultural sociology. in the course of the Handbook there's a powerful emphasis on interdisciplinarity, with chapters drawing from study in sociology, cultural stories, psychology, politics, anthropology, women’s reports, literature and history.

Written in a transparent and direct sort, this Handbook will attract a large undergraduate and postgraduate viewers around the social sciences and humanities.

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Transnational America: Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms (Next Wave: New Directions in Women's Studies)

By Inderpal Grewal

In Transnational America, Inderpal Grewal examines how the stream of individuals, items, social events, and rights discourses in the course of the Nineties created transnational topics formed through an international American tradition. instead of easily body the USA as an imperialist countryside that imposes unilateral political energy on the planet, Grewal analyzes how the idea that of “America” capabilities as a nationalist discourse past the limits of the U.S. by way of disseminating a fantastic of democratic citizenship via shopper practices. She develops her argument through targeting South Asians in India and the United States.

Grewal combines a postcolonial standpoint with social and cultural concept to argue that modern notions of gender, race, classification, and nationality are associated with prior histories of colonization. via an research of Mattel’s revenues of Barbie dolls in India, she discusses the intake of yank items by means of middle-class Indian ladies newly empowered with monetary skill created by way of India’s marketplace liberalization. contemplating the destiny of asylum-seekers, Grewal seems to be at how a world feminism within which girl refugees are figured as human rights sufferers emerged from a notably Western viewpoint. She unearths within the paintings of 3 novelists who emigrated from India to the United States—Bharati Mukherjee, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Amitav Ghosh—a idea of Americanness associated with cosmopolitanism. In Transnational America Grewal makes a robust, nuanced case that the us needs to be understood—and studied—as a dynamic entity produced and remodeled either inside and much past its territorial boundaries.

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Inside Linda Lovelace's Deep Throat: Degradation, Porno Chic, and the Rise of Feminism

By Darwin Porter

The infamous Linda Lovelace used to be America's first Queen of Porn, presiding over a fast-developing multi-billion-dollar movie in the course of the decadent Seventies. Her motion picture, Deep Throat, redefined the nation's perspectives on obscenity and used to be credited with altering America's sexual attitudes greater than something because the 1948 Kinsey file. yet at decade's finish, Linda, in a whole about-face, emerged as one of many extra compelling voices within the feminist flow, denouncing the degradations of her cinematic past.

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Love in the Kingdom Of Oil

A lady disappears with out a hint. The police commissioner investigating the case enquires: used to be she of doubtful morals, used to be she the rebellious kind? no one knows how a lady may easily stroll clear of all of it, leaving husband and residential in the back of. finally, within the 'kingdom of oil' the place 'His Majesty' reigns excellent, no lady has ever dared disobey the command of men.

When she ultimately reappears there's a blurring of the differences among the lads in her lifestyles. She leaves one to develop into the spouse of one other, and whilst she finally returns to her first husband, she reveals he has taken a brand new spouse. in lots of methods, to her all males are one and an identical . . .

In this wealthy novel El-Saadawi dares anew to confront significant matters and questions surrounding a woman's function and place in a repressive, patriarchal order.

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