Gender Studies

Hysterical!: Women in American Comedy by Linda Mizejewski,Victoria Sturtevant,Kathleen Rowe Karlyn

By Linda Mizejewski,Victoria Sturtevant,Kathleen Rowe Karlyn

Amy Schumer, Samantha Bee, Mindy Kaling, Melissa McCarthy, Tig Notaro, Leslie Jones, and a bunch of hilarious friends are killing it nightly on American phases and monitors huge and small, smashing the drained stereotype that ladies should not humorous. yet brand new humorous girls will not be a brand new phenomenon—they have generations of hysterically humorous foremothers. Fay Tincher's daredevil stunts, Mae West's linebacker stroll, Lucille Ball's manic slapstick, Carol Burnett's athletic pratfalls, Ellen DeGeneres's tomboy pranks, Whoopi Goldberg's sly twinkle, and Tina Fey's acerbic wit all lead the way for modern unruly girls, whose comedy upends the norms and beliefs of women's our bodies and behaviors.

Hysterical! ladies in American Comedy gives you a full of life survey of ladies comics from the celebrities of the silent cinema up in the course of the multimedia presences of Tina Fey and Lena Dunham. This anthology of unique essays contains contributions by means of the field's top experts, introducing a brand new framework for women's comedy that analyzes the consequences of hysterical laughter and hysterically humorous performances. increasing on earlier experiences of comedians similar to Mae West, mothers Mabley, and Margaret Cho, and supplying the 1st scholarly paintings on comedy pioneers Mabel Normand, Fay Tincher, and Carol Burnett, the individuals discover such themes as racial/ethnic/sexual identification, megastar, stardom, censorship, auteurism, cuteness, and postfeminism throughout a number of media. positioned in the major currents of gender and queer experiences, in addition to American reports and feminist media scholarship, Hysterical! masterfully demonstrates that hysteria—women appearing out and appearing up—is a provocative, empowering version for women's comedy.

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Gender Studies

Chinese American Literature without Borders: Gender, Genre, by King-Kok Cheung

By King-Kok Cheung

This booklet bridges comparative literature and American stories by utilizing an intercultural and bilingual method of chinese language American literature. King-Kok Cheung launches a brand new transnational alternate via studying either chinese language and chinese language American writers. half 1 offers replacement different types of masculinity that go beyond traditional institutions of valor with aggression. It examines gender refashioning in mild of the chinese language dyadic perfect of wen-wu (verbal arts and martial arts), whereas redefining either within the approach. half 2 highlights the writers’ formal strategies by way of providing substitute autobiography, conception, metafiction, and translation. In doing so, Cheung places in reduction the literary experiments of the writers, who interweave hybrid poetics with two-pronged geopolitical evaluations. The writers tested offer a reflexive lens in which transpacific audiences are beckoned to view the “other” state and to appear homeward with out blinders.   

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Gender Studies

Gay Men’s Working Lives, Retirement and Old Age (Genders and by Peter Robinson

By Peter Robinson

This booklet examines the operating lives, retirement plans, and previous age reports of 3 generations of homosexual males born 1924–86. It attracts on info amassed from interviews with eighty two males in Australia, England, New Zealand, and united states. the 1st half the e-book concentrates at the men’s operating lives, whereas the second one half the booklet explores the interviewees’ issues approximately previous age and retirement. the writer analyses the men’s contrasting tales, highlighting key generational transformations of their event of being ‘out’ within the place of work and the dominant paintings narratives which emerge in each one age staff. this significant paintings could have cross-disciplinary entice students of sociology, gerontology, health and wellbeing sciences, gender, queer, and homosexual and lesbian reports, in addition to practitioners.

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Gender Studies

Sexual Revolutions in Cuba: Passion, Politics, and Memory by Carrie Hamilton

By Carrie Hamilton

In Sexual Revolutions in Cuba Carrie Hamilton delves into the connection among ardour and politics in innovative Cuba to give a finished background of sexuality at the island from the triumph of the Revolution in 1959 into the twenty-first century. Drawing on an unused physique of oral heritage interviews in addition to press money owed, literary works, and different released resources, Hamilton pushes past professional executive rhetoric and explores how the broader adjustments initiated by way of the Revolution have affected the sexual lives of Cuban electorate. She foregrounds the thoughts and feelings of standard Cubans and compares those stories with altering rules and wider social, political, and monetary advancements to bare the complicated dynamic among sexual wish and repression in innovative Cuba.
Showing how progressive and prerevolutionary values coexist in a powerful and occasionally contradictory combine, Hamilton addresses altering styles in heterosexual kin, competing perspectives of masculinity and femininity, same-sex relationships and homophobia, AIDS, sexual violence, interracial relationships, and sexual tourism. Hamilton's exam of sexual reviews throughout generations and social teams demonstrates that sexual politics were quintessential to the development of a brand new progressive Cuban society.

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Gender Studies

Transforming Scholarship: Why Women's and Gender Studies by Michele Tracy Berger,Cheryl L Radeloff

By Michele Tracy Berger,Cheryl L Radeloff

Transforming Scholarship is a uncomplicated paintings of functional assistance and proposal for assisting a student's curiosity in a Women's experiences measure. Berger and Radeloff use empirical facts to assist scholars with the main obstacles they face whilst exploring Women's experiences: the detrimental reaction a pupil frequently faces while asserting to the realm that she or he is attracted to Women’s reviews; and the perceived loss of employment and occupation techniques that supposedly comes with graduating with a Women's reports measure. This publication will aid scholars to imagine severely approximately what they recognize, how one can reveal what they recognize, and the way to arrange for all times either in my view and professionally after the measure. Transforming Scholarship is a pragmatic consultant for college students drawn to women’s and gender reviews that objectives complex undergraduates who've an organization connection to the self-discipline. This e-book is perfect for women’s and gender capstone classes, and when you have accomplished their measure and want a source to help in conceptualizing the solutions to the query "What’s next?"


This moment variation of Transforming Scholarship specializes in components that undergraduates may want combine into their women’s and gender stories schooling: learn overseas, civic engagement initiatives, internships, self sufficient reports, and honors theses. It comprises workouts to assist flesh out abilities, passions, and abilities, and the way to hyperlink them to employment, information regarding the range of employment possibilities (and extra expert education) to be had, and a plan to aid organize for commencement. It additionally delves into how one can stay a feminist existence after commencement, together with activism after university, development and maintaining feminist groups, and feminist parenting. The authors have additionally additional new "Point of View" bins during the e-book, the place students specialise in modern matters and deepen a student’s figuring out of the companies and members scuffling with to finish sexist oppression.

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Queer in Europe: Contemporary Case Studies (Queer by Robert Gillett,Lisa Downing

By Robert Gillett,Lisa Downing

Queer in Europe takes inventory of the highbrow and social prestige and therapy of queer within the New Europe of the twenty-first century, addressing the ways that the Anglo-American time period and idea 'queer' is tailored in several nationwide contexts, the place it takes on subtly varied overtones, made up our minds by means of neighborhood political specificities and highbrow traditions. Bringing jointly contributions through conscientiously selected specialists, this ebook explores key elements of queer in a number of ecu nationwide contexts, specifically: Belgium, Cyprus, England, France, Germany, Hungary, eire, Italy, The Nordic quarter, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Spain. instead of prescribing a universalizing definition, the ebook engages with a large spectrum of what's intended through 'queer', as every one bankruptcy negotiates the contested border among direct queer activist motion in line with identification different types, and extra plural queer suggestions that decision those different types into query. the 1st quantity in English dedicated to the exploration of queer in Europe, this booklet makes a major intervention in modern queer studies.

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Generation, Geschlecht und Wohlfahrtsstaat: by Tina Schmid

By Tina Schmid

Praktische Hilfe, Enkelbetreuung und Pflege in der Familie wurden traditionell von Frauen erbracht – aber helfen Frauen ihren erwachsenen Kindern und pflegebedürftigen Eltern heute noch häufiger und zeitintensiver als Männer? Tina Schmid untersucht für vierzehn europäische Länder auf der Grundlage des „Survey of healthiness, growing old and Retriement in Europe" folgende Fragen: Gibt es Geschlechterunterschiede in der Verbreitung, Intensität oder paintings der geleisteten Unterstützung zwischen erwachsenen Familiengenerationen? Wie beeinflussen individuelle und familiale Faktoren diese Geschlechterunterschiede? Welche Rollen spielen kulturelle Normen und wohlfahrtsstaatliche Institutionen? Die Autorin präsentiert sowohl wertvolle vergleichende Befunde als auch substanzielle Einsichten in die Besonderheiten der jeweiligen (Wohlfahrts-)Staaten.

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Gender Justice, Education and Equality: Creating by Firdevs Melis Cin

By Firdevs Melis Cin

This ebook reframes gender and schooling concerns from a feminist and features standpoint via a multi-generational research of girls as lecturers. It explores how assorted understandings of gender, equality and schooling generate numerous techniques with which to pursue gender equality in schooling. via utilising the capabilities procedure in a serious and leading edge technique to query justice, service provider and overall healthiness  and additionally to judge valued functionings and features, freedoms and absence of possibilities in women’s lives in Turkey it highlights the necessity for constructing a gender-just society. The ebook takes a better examine those women’s stories, with a purpose to know how gender roles have been created, negotiated and contested, and the way the transition to trendy methods of socialising and current used to be formed and women’s emancipation was once guided via girls academics as social actors, instead of as passive onlookers or oppressed contributors. It presents very important insights and important proof for use within the making plans and implementation of schooling and social/gender policies.

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