Terrorizing Gender

Terrorizing Gender


  • Author : Mia Fischer
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-11
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781496206749


Terrorizing Gender Book Description :

Using an interdisciplinary framework, Mia Fischer connects media coverage with state regulation of transgender people to show how, despite their increased visibility in national discourse, dominant representations of trans people as deceptive, deviant, and threatening are used to justify, even normalize, state-sanctioned violence against transgender communities....

Terrorizing Women

Terrorizing Women


  • Author : Rosa-Linda Fregoso
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780822392644


Terrorizing Women Book Description :

More than 600 women and girls have been murdered and more than 1,000 have disappeared in the Mexican state of Chihuahua since 1993. Violence against women has increased throughout Mexico and in other countries, including Argentina, Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Peru. Law enforcement officials have often failed or refused to undertake investigations and prosecutions, creating a climate of impunity for perpetrators and denying truth and justice to survivors of violence and victims’ relatives. Terrorizing Women is an impassioned yet rigorously analytical response to the escalation in violence against women in Latin America during the past two decades. It is part of a feminist effort to categorize violence rooted in gendered power structures as a violatio...

Acts of Gaiety

Acts of Gaiety


  • Author : Sara Warner
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release Date : 2012-10-26
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780472118533


Acts of Gaiety Book Description :

Against queer theory's long-suffering romance with mourning and melancholia and a national agenda that urges homosexuals to renounce pleasure if they want to be taken seriously, Acts of Gaiety seeks to reanimate notions of "gaiety" as a political value for LGBT activism by recovering earlier mirthful modes of political performance. The book mines the archives of lesbian-feminist activism of the 1960s–70s, highlighting the outrageous gaiety—including camp, kitsch, drag, guerrilla theater, zap actions, rallies, manifestos, pageants, and parades alongside "legitimate theater”-- at the center of the social and theatrical performances of the era. Juxtaposing figures such as Valerie Solanas and Jill Johnston with more recent performers and activists ...

The Transgender Studies Reader
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The Transgender Studies Reader


  • Author : Susan Stryker
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415947091


The Transgender Studies Reader Book Description :

Transgender studies is the latest area of academic inquiry to grow out of the exciting nexus of queer theory, feminist studies, and the history of sexuality. Because transpeople challenge our most fundamental assumptions about the relationship between bodies, desire, and identity, the field is both fascinating and contentious. The Transgender Studies Reader puts between two covers fifty influential texts with new introductions by the editors that, taken together, document the evolution of transgender studies in the English-speaking world. By bringing together the voices and experience of transgender individuals, doctors, psychologists and academically-based theorists, this volume will be a foundational text for the transgender community, transgender ...

Black Men on Race  Gender  and Sexuality

Black Men on Race Gender and Sexuality


  • Author : Devon Carbado
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 1999-07-01
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780814715529


Black Men on Race Gender and Sexuality Book Description :

The image of the West looms large in the American imagination. Yet the history of American Jewry and particularly of American Jewish women—has been heavily weighted toward the East. Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail rectifies this omission as the first full book to trace the history and contributions of Jewish women in the American West. In many ways, the Jewish experience in the West was distinct. Given the still-forming social landscape, beginning with the 1848 Gold Rush, Jews were able to integrate more fully into local communities than they had in the East. Jewish women in the West took advantage of the unsettled nature of the region to “open new doors” for themselves in the public sphere in ways often not yet possible elsewhere in...

Terrorizing Latina o Immigrants

Terrorizing Latina o Immigrants


  • Author : Anna Sampaio
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 1439912858


Terrorizing Latina o Immigrants Book Description :

Immigration politics has been significantly altered by the advent of America’s war on terror and the proliferation of security measures. In her cogent study, Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants, Anna Sampaio examines how these processes are racialized and gendered and how they impose inequitable burdens on Latina/o immigrants. She interrogates the rise of securitization, restrictive legislation, and the return of large-scale immigration raids and describes how these re-articulate and re-inscribe forms of racial and gender hierarchy. Terrorizing Latina/o Immigrants demonstrates how the ascendance of America as a security state serves as a template to scrutinize, harass, and encumber immigrants while also reconfiguring citizenship. Sampaio uses intersect...

Women  Gender  and Terrorism

Women Gender and Terrorism


  • Author : Laura Sjoberg
  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780820335834


Women Gender and Terrorism Book Description :

In the last decade the world has witnessed a rise in women's participation in terrorism. Women, Gender, and Terrorism explores women's relationship with terrorism, with a keen eye on the political, gender, racial, and cultural dynamics of the contemporary world. Throughout most of the twentieth century, it was rare to hear about women terrorists. In the new millennium, however, women have increas­ingly taken active roles in carrying out suicide bombings, hijacking air­planes, and taking hostages in such places as Palestine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, and Chechnya. These women terrorists have been the subject of a substantial amount of media and scholarly attention, but the analysis of women, gender, and terrorism has been sparse and rid...

Magic and Gender in Early Modern England

Magic and Gender in Early Modern England


  • Author : Dr. Shokhan Rasool Ahmed
  • Publisher : Author House
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496990495


Magic and Gender in Early Modern England Book Description :

Magic and Gender in Early Modern England surveys the history of male and female magic in early modern England and the factors that influenced what writers include in their work regarding magic and witchcraft. the book includes the following: --Three chapters that focus on how Renaissance drama deals with contemporary issues of witchcraft and how witchcraft was used as an element to explore ideas of power and gender in early modern England --Key secondary readings by influential critics --Selected sources and analogues for Shakespeare's Macbeth, Christopher Marlowe's Dr. Faustus, Thomas Middleton's the Witch, and the Witch of Edmonton by John Ford, Thomas Dekker, and William Rowley...

The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America

The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America


  • Author : William F. Pinar
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015050790727


The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America Book Description :

Perhaps not since Gunnar Myrdal's 1944 classic An American Dilemma has a book appeared as synoptic and unsettling as The Gender of Racial Politics and Violence in America. Here William F. Pinar elucidates the great «American dilemma», that «peculiar» institution of racial subjugation, especially its gendered - and specifically «queer» - psychosexual dynamics. Explicating in detail two imprinting episodes in American racial history - lynching and prison rape - Pinar argues that the gender of racial politics and violence in America is in some fundamental sense «queer». This book will be of interest to students in education, cultural studies, African American studies, women's and gender studies, and history....