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Fictional Feminism

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ISBN 13 : 1135884404
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Fictional Feminism PDF Format Full Free by Kim A. Loudermilk and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations. According to Loudermilk, each of these novels contains explicitly feminist characters and themes, yet each presents a curiously ambivalent picture of feminism; these texts at once take feminism seriously and subtly undercut its most central tenets. This book argues that these texts create a kind of "fictional feminism" that recuperates feminism's radical potential, thereby lessening the threat it presents to the status quo.


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Feminists Theorize the Political

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ISBN 13 : 113576963X
Pages : 542 pages
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Download Feminists Theorize the Political PDF Format Full Free by Judith Butler and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-10-28 with total page 542 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of work by leading feminist scholars, engaging with the question of the political status of poststructuralism within feminism, and affirming the contemporary debate over theory as politically rich and consequential.


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Neo-Feminist Cinema

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ISBN 13 : 1136995994
Pages : 240 pages
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Download Neo-Feminist Cinema PDF Format Full Free by Hilary Radner and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2010-11-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What lies behind current feminist discontent with contemporary cinema? Through a combination of cultural and industry analysis, Hilary Radner’s Neo-Feminist Cinema: Girly Films, Chick Flicks and Consumer Culture shows how the needs of conglomerate Hollywood have encouraged an emphasis on consumer culture within films made for women. By exploring a number of representative "girly films," including Pretty Woman, Legally Blonde, Maid in Manhattan, The Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City: The Movie, Radner proposes that rather than being "post-feminist," as is usually assumed, such films are better described as "neo-feminist." Examining their narrative format, as it revolves around the story of an ambitious unmarried woman who defines herself through consumer culture as much as through work or romance, Radner argues that these films exemplify neo-liberalist values rather than those of feminism. As such, Neo-Feminist Cinema offers a new explanation as to why feminist-oriented scholars and audiences who are seeking more than "labels and love" from their film experience have viewed recent "girly films" as a betrayal of second-wave feminism, and why, on the other hand, such films have proven to be so successful at the box office.


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Fictional Feminism

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ISBN 13 : 1135884390
Pages : 271 pages
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Download Fictional Feminism PDF Format Full Free by Kim A. Loudermilk and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book focuses on the ways in which second-wave feminism has been represented in American popular culture, and on the effects that these representations have had on feminism as a political movement. Kim Loudermilk provides close readings of four best-selling novels and their film adaptations. According to Loudermilk, each of these novels contains explicitly feminist characters and themes, yet each presents a curiously ambivalent picture of feminism; these texts at once take feminism seriously and subtly undercut its most central tenets. This book argues that these texts create a kind of "fictional feminism" that recuperates feminism's radical potential, thereby lessening the threat it presents to the status quo.


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Feminist Science-Fiction? Gender Aspects in Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Dispossessed" and Feminist Criticism

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ISBN 13 : 3668032742
Pages : 15 pages
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Download Feminist Science-Fiction? Gender Aspects in Ursula K. Le Guin's "The Dispossessed" and Feminist Criticism PDF Format Full Free by Celine Briot and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2015-08-19 with total page 15 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2015 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0, University of Bonn (Anglistik), course: Science-Fiction, language: English, abstract: In recent decades the literary genre of Science Fiction has experienced a rising interest which might be attributed to the rapid technological development and the deep integration of it into daily life. Science Fiction offers writers a wide range of potential themes to explore and is thus a very complex genre. While often being considered male oriented, at least during the Feminist Movement in the 1960s, female authors found their way into the genre and raised questions about gender roles, political inequality and sexuality within their works. Among those female writers was Ursula K. Le Guin who gained wide recognition for her writing and is today regarded one of the most influential science-fiction and fantasy author of the twentieth century. Asscociated with feminist tendencies in her works, her most famous novel referred to be feminist science fiction is "The Left Hand of Darkness" in which she imagined an androgynous society in order to investigate what society would be if sex did not matter. But also many other of her works have received attention from critics interested in gender and feminism. In this paper I intend to analyse and discuss the depiction of gender and the realisation of feminist aspects in Le Guin's novel "The Dispossessed: An ambiguous Utopia". The novel won several important literary awards such as the Hugo and the Nebula and gained a lot of respect among critics for its great literary qualities and its extensive exploration of political ideas and social themes, including for example anarchism, capitalism and socialism. It is set on the fictional planets Urras and Anarres which inhabit two contrasting societies, one capitalist and class oriented and the other one following the principles of anarchism, avoiding any form of social hierarchy among its population. Anarres – apparently the utopian planet in Le Guin's work, is often called a feminist utopia for its conception of gender. However, Le Guin has been highly criticised from feminist for several problematic issues in her approach of sexual politics in the novel. The question therefore arises weather "The Dispossessed" really can be labeled feminist science-fiction and if Anarres really can be called a feminist utopia?


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Margaret Atwood

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780810866683
Pages : 456 pages
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Download Margaret Atwood PDF Format Full Free by Shannon Hengen and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2007-05-22 with total page 456 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Authors Shannon Hengen and Ashley Thomson have assembled a reference guide that covers all of the works written by the acclaimed Canadian author Margaret Atwood since 1988, including her novels Cat's Eye, The Robber Bride, Alias Grace, and the 2000 Booker Prize winner, The Blind Assassin. Rather than just including Atwood's books, this guide includes all of Atwood's works, including articles, short stories, letters, and individual poetry. Adaptations of Atwood's works are also included, as are some of her more public quotations. Secondary entries (i.e. interviews, scholarly resources, and reviews) are first sorted by type, and then arranged alphabetically by author, to allow greater ease of navigation. The individual chapters are organized chronologically, with each subdivided into seven categories: Atwood's Works, Adaptations, Quotations, Interviews, Scholarly Resources, Reviews of Atwood's Works, and Reviews of Adaptations of Atwood's Works. The book also includes a chapter entitled 'Atwood on the Web,' as well as extensive author and subject indexes. This new bibliography significantly enhances access to Atwood material, a feature that will be welcomed by university, public, and school librarians. Margaret Atwood: A Reference Guide 1988-2005 will appeal not only to Atwood scholars, but to students and fans of one of Canada's greatest writers.


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Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction

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Pages : 191 pages
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Download Jane Austen, Feminism and Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Margaret Kirkham and published by Athlone Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 1983 and now reprinted no longer as a pioneering work of feminist criticism but as one of many feminist perspectives. Discusses feminism and fiction from the late 17th to the late 18th centuries, the publication and reception of Austen's novels 1797-1818, allusion and irony in the novels, and feminist criticism of society and literature in the later novels. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


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Feminism and Recent Fiction in English

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Pages : 284 pages
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Download Feminism and Recent Fiction in English PDF Format Full Free by Sushila Singh and published by Stosius Incorporated/Advent Books Division. This book was released on 1991 with total page 284 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Aims To Review The Key Issues Related To The Discipline Of Feminism And Its Application In The Reading Of Recent Fiction In English-Indian-English, British, American (Including Black American) And Canadian Fiction.


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Feminism and Science Fiction

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Pages : 248 pages
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Download Feminism and Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Sarah Lefanu and published by . This book was released on 1989 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism

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Download New Books on Women, Gender and Feminism PDF Format Full Free by and published by . This book was released on 2014 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction

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Pages : 411 pages
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Download Feminist Philosophy and Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Judith A. Little and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using selections from writers like Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Karen Joy Fowler, Ursula K. Le Guin, James Tiptree jr., and many others, this collection shows how the imagined worlds of science fiction create hold experiments for testing feminist hypotheses and for interpreting philosophical questions about humanity, gender, equality and more. Four main themes: Part 1, 'Human nature and reality', concentrates on whether there is an intrinsic difference between males and females. Part 2, 'Dystopias: the worst of all possible worlds', portrays misogynistic societies uncomfortably familiar to the early 21st-century reader. Part 3, 'Separatist utopias: worlds of difference', assembles stories that scrutinize both the virtues and vices of separatism. In Part 4, 'Androgynous utopias: worlds of equality', the authors create worlds that anticipate the consequences, good and bad, of perfect sexual equality in education, intelligence, capability, and reproduction.


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Film, Fiction and Feminism

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Pages : 404 pages
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Liberating Literature

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ISBN 13 : 1134920954
Pages : 255 pages
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Download Liberating Literature PDF Format Full Free by Maria Lauret and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2002-09-11 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Liberating Literature is, primarily, a bold and revealing book about feminist writers, readers, and texts. But is is also much more than that. Within this volume Maria Lauret manages to look with fresh vision at the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960s; socialist women's writing of the 1930s; the emergence of the New Left; and the second wave women's movement and its cultural practices. Lauret's historicisation of feminist political writing allows for a new definition of the genre, and enables her to illuminate the profound influence and importance of African-American women's writing. Well-grounded historically and theoretically, Liberating Literature speaks about and to a political and cultural tradition, and offers stunning new readings of both familiar and neglected novels within the feminist canon. Reader and students of feminist fiction cannot afford to be without this major new work.


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The Handmaid's Tale. A Feminist Dystopia

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ISBN 13 : 3668796564
Pages : 14 pages
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Download The Handmaid's Tale. A Feminist Dystopia PDF Format Full Free by Sandra Schäder and published by GRIN Verlag. This book was released on 2018-09-13 with total page 14 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Comparative Literature, grade: 1,7, http://www.uni-jena.de/, language: English, abstract: Even in our contemporary society men and women are not equal, and social, political and economic discrimination based on gender exists, and there are several countries where women get oppressed and discriminated systematically by the regime. Only now, on the 24th of June 2018, did Saudi Arabia enact a law which annulled the prohibition of women driving. Thus, feminist movements are of great importance to finally achieve equality between the sexes. However, in our present society exist two extremes and both of them pose danger to this equalization. On the one hand, there are people who still do not take feminism and gender equality seriously and even override these social changes. This leads to the necessity of examining feminism and feminist criticism in literature to raise awareness that women are individual beings and no replaceable objects that should be dominated by men. On the other hand, radical feminism with radical beliefs to create a ‘women’s utopia’ can end up being used by anti-feminist organizations or even regimes for their own purposes. Therefore, it is important to examine how current feminist tendencies are criticized in literature by showing what they might lead to. This paper reads Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a feminist dystopia which provides feminist criticism through the representation of women’s oppression and their display as ‘Others’ in the patriarchal society Gilead. It will be shown that Atwood simultaneously criticizes current feminist tendencies through satire to raise awareness of how radical utopian feminist dreams can end up in dystopias.


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The Dynamics of African Feminism

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Pages : 244 pages
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Download The Dynamics of African Feminism PDF Format Full Free by Susan Arndt and published by Africa Research and Publications. This book was released on 2002 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Extrait de la couverture : "There is hardly a debate that is more controversial than the African discourse on feminism. Anti-feminist positions are widespread in Africa. ... In her book, Susan Arndt discusses and defines the nature of African feminism abd african-feminsit literatures. ... Arndt distinguishes three main currents of feminism : reformist, transformative and radical african-feminist literaures. The workability of this classification model is put to the rest, illustrated and exemplified with interpretations of selected african-feminist prose texts."


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From Margins to Mainstream

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ISBN 13 : 0812206703
Pages : 256 pages
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Download From Margins to Mainstream PDF Format Full Free by Carol Lazzaro-Weis and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2011-09-16 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Carol Lazzaro-Weiss studies the fiction of twenty-five contemporary Italian women writers. Arguing for a notion of gender and genre, she runs counter to many Anglo-American and French feminist theorists who contend that traditional genres cannot readily serve as vehicles for feminist expression.


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Feminist Writers

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Pages : 764 pages
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Download Feminist Writers PDF Format Full Free by Pamela L. Shelton and published by Saint James Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 764 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of feminist writers from all time periods, written by subject experts.