The practice of difference in a feminist collective

a critique of transversal politics by Marilyn McLean

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  • Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape.,
  • Feminism -- Political aspects.,
  • Women -- Violence against.,
  • Minority women.

Edition Notes

Statementby Marilyn McLean.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 166 leaves
Number of Pages166
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20061531M
ISBN 100612840867
OCLC/WorldCa57001605

Feminist Theory and Practice: A Collective Interview Heidi Hartmann, Ellen Bravo, Charlotte Bunch, Nancy Hartsock, Roberta Spalter-Roth, Linda Williams, and Maria Blanco Introduction - T H I S G R O U P I N T E RV I E W was organized by Heidi Hart-mann, director of . We have the Fembot collective’s own contribution to the futures of feminist science fiction social realities to thank for this intellectual generosity and high-speed rigor. This was the second issue of Ada to follow a collective, open review process whose details are still being hammered out.   Going beyond the theory and practice of black feminism, as articulated in the Combahee River Collective Statement, the press worked to build coalitions between women of . The book Our Bodies, Ourselves is a feminist success story. Selling more than four million copies since its debut in , it has challenged medical dogmas about women’s bodies and sexuality, shaped health care policies, energized the reproductive rights movement, and .

Issues raised by feminism and taken forward through debates on the ‘feminine’ and gender difference have infused architecture to such an extent that they are no longer visible explicitly in terms of concerns generated out of sexual politics. Currently there are multiple versions of feminist collective practice, such as ArchiteXX, FATALE. The second and third sections of the book combine stories and lessons from Crass’s experiences of working as an anti-racist and feminist organizer, combining insights from the Civil Rights Movement, women of color feminism, and anarchism to address questions of leadership, organization building, and revolutionary strategy.   Listening is a mutualistic at that by its very practice enhanced equality. The empathetic listener becomes more like his interlocutor as the two bridge the differences .   Bringing together classic and new writings of the trailblazing feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism without Borders addresses some of the most pressing and complex issues facing contemporary feminism. Forging vital links between daily life and collective action and between theory and pedagogy, Mohanty has been at the vanguard of Third World and international feminist /5(5).

Collaboration with feminist physicians over the past two decades is also noted. Our Early History. The history of “Our Bodies, Ourselves” and the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective (BWHBC) began in the spring of at a women’s liberation conference held in Boston. She observes that, while the feminism and activism of the s have been replaced by “a designer collection of literary and psychoanalytic theorists, like Cixous and Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray,” French feminist practice has nonetheless attained a political engagement that has been named parité. Although quotas are illegal in France.

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Asian American Feminist Collective engages in intersectional feminist politics grounded within our communities, including those whose backgrounds encompass East, Southeast, and South Asian, Pacific Islander, multi-ethnic and diasporic Asian identities.

Through public events and resources, we seek to provide spaces for identity exploration. This text seeks to develop a new framework for feminist social work that takes on board postmodernist arguments to do with difference and power yet retains a commitment to collective solidarity and social change.

As such, it should be useful reading for students, educators and practitioners alike in social work. An extraordinary account of the theory and practice of one of the most innovative and important feminist collectives to emerge out of the 2nd wave women's liberation movement.

Co-written by several unnamed authors, this is a model for collective authorship. De Lauretis's introduction is also full of interest and insight.5/5(2). View our complete catalog of authoritative Feminist Theory related book titles and textbooks published by Routledge and CRC Press.

Method and Practice By Carol A. Taylor, Jasmine Ulmer, Christina Hughes. Collective Biography as Enlightenment Feminism By. The relationship between 'Woman'—a cultural and ideological composite other constructed through diverse representational discourses (scientific, literary, juridical, linguistic, cinematic, etc.)—and 'women'—real, material subjects of their collective histories—is one of the central questions the practice of feminist scholarship seeks to Alma mater: University of Delhi; University of Illinois.

In the first section of this volume, the core issues involved in talking about concepts of sexual difference, especially within Italian feminism, are presented. These issues are tied to theories and practices that can be found in French Feminism, but they are shaped by the specific Italian and sociohistorical context.

The essays in the second section explore many elements of the theoretical. Libertarian feminists offer a thoroughly individualist version of feminist thought rather than the common collectivist understanding. the practice or principle of giving a group priority over each The practice of difference in a feminist collective book in it.

Individualism: a social theory favoring freedom of action for individuals over collective or state control. Feminist theories of social work have been criticized for treating women as a uniform category and displaying insufficient sensitivity to the complex ways in which other social divisions (those of race, age, disability, etc.) impact on gender relations.

This text seeks to develop a new framework for feminist social work that takes on board postmodernist arguments to do with difference and. Book Description. Within both feminist theory and popular culture, establishing similarities between embodied practices rooted in different cultural and geo-political contexts (e.g.

‘African’ female genital cutting and ‘Western’ cosmetic surgery) has become increasingly common as a means of countering cultural essentialism, ethnocentrism and racism. Feminist social work practice is based on principles derived from the political and social analyses of the women's movement.

As a practice approach, feminism emphasizes gendered analyses and solutions, democratized structures and processes, diversity and inclusivity, linking personal situations with political solutions, and transformation at all levels of intervention.

Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative was set up in as an architectural practice and a book group that grew out of the Feminist Design Collective, itself an off-shoot of the New Architecture Movement's feminist group. They were one of the first architectural groups in Britain to take an overtly feminist stance in their way of working and designing, and in the projects they took on.

Sexual Difference. By the Milan Women's Collective Bookstore. Translated by Teresa de Lauretis and Patrizia Cicogna. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, Sexual Difference.

is the translation of. Non credere di avere dei diritti, a book by the Milan Women's Bookstore Collective (hereafter MWBC).

Implied by the difference in. “A valuable record of the collective’s contributions to a growing cultural awareness of feminist issues and criticism, particularly for women of color.” —Kirkus Reviews "Witty, digestible passages the writings, although unmistakably political, speak to the personal with familiarity, honesty, and.

As a queer, feminist collective we feature books and events that reflect our interests, and the needs of marginalized communities in the South. We strive to promote exploration and encounter by maintaining a welcoming, sober, and anti-oppressive space.

Ⓐ Ⓔ Ⓥ More about us Job openings. In contemporary feminist theory, the problem of feminine subjectivity persistently appears and reappears as the site that grounds all discussion of feminism. In Feminism and the Abyss of Freedom, Linda M. Zerilli argues that the persistence of this subject-centered frame severely limits feminists’ capacity to think imaginatively about the central problem of feminist theory and practice: a.

One such critic, Alice Echols (a feminist historian and cultural theorist), credits Redstockings member Brooke Williams with introducing the term cultural feminism in to describe the depoliticisation of radical feminism.

Difference. Difference feminism was developed by feminists in the s, in part as a reaction to "equality feminism". Cultural feminism, the view that there is a "female nature" or "female essence", attempts to revalue and redefine attributes ascribed to femaleness. It is also used to describe theories that commend innate differences between women and men.

Cultural feminism diverged from radical feminism, when some radical feminists rejected the previous feminist and patriarchal notion that feminine traits. First published in with a second edition inFeminist Literary Theory: A Reader constitutes one of the classic texts of second-into-third-wave feminist literary studies.

Both a history and a survey of the varied positions within feminist literary theory, the Reader includes extracts from all the major critics, critical approaches, and. This chapter first describes the emergence of consciousness-raising, including differences among women.

It then discusses collective identity, explaining the concept and describing activists’ attempts to reconstruct collective identity as women and to determine how to practice their collective. The Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative was set up in as an architectural practice and a book group that grew out of the Feminist Design Collective.

They were one of the first architectural groups in Britain to take an overtly feminist stance in their way of working and designing and in the projects they took on. Collins provides an interpretive framework for the work of such prominent Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde.

Drawing from fiction, poetry, music and oral history, the result is a superbly crafted and revolutionary book that provided the first synthetic overview of Black feminist thought and its. a book I will undoubtedly revisit. what a text, what an unapologetic book of praxis, history, and call to action in a specific Black feminist lens.

“The authors of the Combahee River Collective Statement have reminded us over and over again that this was a left document/5(). In both cases difference emerges as a crucial challenge to earlier representations that favored the white, middle-class woman, or, in Zionism, the Ashkenazi man (Almog, ).

Both Zionism and feminism have been forced to revisit, revise, and question assumptions and both reached a crisis of consciousness which has forced a critical reorientation.

Bringing together classic and new writings of the trailblazing feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism without Borders. addresses some of the most pressing and complex issues facing contemporary feminism. Forging vital links between daily life and collective action and between theory and pedagogy, Mohanty has been at the vanguard of Third World and international feminist thought Reviews:   The Combahee River Collective was a small organization, but it involved some of the luminaries of Black feminism: Barbara Smith and her twin.

Incorporating feminist and empowerment approaches in practice will provide social workers with the knowledge, values and skills most likely to promote human rights and social justice. “She was brilliant — one of the most prolific feminist and decolonial philosophers of the 20th and 21st centuries — and deeply invested in building an anti-racist, decolonial, anti-sexist, non-cisheterocentric future for multiply marginalized folks to inhabit,” said Hil Malatino, who studied with Lugones as a graduate student and is now an assistant professor in Pennsylvania State.

Writer and organiser Lola Olufemi argues the importance of trans rights to feminist politics in this exclusive interview + extract from her latest book, Feminism, Interrupted In the introduction to Feminism, Interrupted, you write “Everybody has a story about how they arrived and keep arriving at.

The book became an underground success and was soon republished under the name Our Bodies, Ourselves. 4 Inthe collective formally incorporated as a nonprofit group with 12 members.

InSimon & Schuster published the first commercial edition of the book, which included the groundbreaking chapter, “In Amerika, They Call Us Dykes.

Textbook on women's studies and feminist research in South Korea. It covers a wide range of issues, including family, work, sexuality and women's movements. The book is designed for an upper-undergraduate and graduate level audience. Feminist Practice Meets Feminist Theory The pattern of the book thus formed by these key ideas is one in which action and indeterminacy figure centrally and where risk‐taking is an essential feature of all to dismiss Wittig and the Milan Women’s Bookstore Collective as “difference feminism”.

Repositioning architecture as a collective and interdisciplinary endeavor is at the heart of feminist practice. Today’s plural feminisms encompass gender equity and sexual identity and embrace issues of race, social justice, and care—especially the care of the planet.Feminist separatism is the theory that feminist opposition to patriarchy can be achieved through women's separation from men.

Because much of the theorizing is based in lesbian feminism, feminist separatism is often thought of as simply lesbian separatism, but many aspects of the feminist movement utilize and have been influenced by feminist separatism.