The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance

The Routledge Reader in Gender and Performance offers the main influential and widely-known, severe paintings on gender and appearing arts, including interesting and provocative new writings. It presents systematically prepared articles to steer the reader from subject to subject, and especially associated articles by means of students and lecturers to provide an explanation for key matters and positioned the extracts in context. This finished volume:
* studies women's contributions to theatre history
* contains contributions from a number of the best teachers during this discipline
* examines how theatre has represented ladies over the centuries
* introduces readers to significant theoretical methods and extra advanced questions on gender, the physique and cross-dressing
* bargains a global viewpoint, together with fabric from post-apartheid South Africa and post-communist Russia.

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Materializing Thailand (Materializing Culture)

Thailand has turn into renowned through the international for amazing delicacies, nice package deal vacations, luxurious temples and textiles. appreciably absent from smooth vacationer brochures yet both renowned through the Western global is Thailand's seedier facet - the realm of kid exploitation, rampant prostitution and AIDS. Thailand continues its allure through slipping the grotesque and painful out of sight and by way of selling girls as unique visible icons via attractiveness contests, nation rituals and the intercourse trade.

This publication explores the development of gender in Thailand and specifically the position Bangkok performs in developing gender kin for the total of the rustic. It examines the old and cultural strategies underlying Thai public tradition, together with historic subject matter parks. the writer demonstrates how the materiality of the Thai international shapes gender family and the way Buddhism discourages essentialisms, together with mounted binary gender identities. through the e-book, appearances are proven to be significantly vital, and the essentialism of gender is maintained via reveal, public shows, and daily fabric practices.

Anyone wishing to appreciate the complexity of Thailand will locate this publication presents a hugely readable and insightful analysis.

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AsiaPacifiQueer: Rethinking Genders and Sexualities

This interdisciplinary assortment examines the shaping of neighborhood sexual cultures within the Asian Pacific sector so that it will circulation past definitions and understandings of sexuality that depend upon Western assumptions. the various reports in AsiaPacifiQueer reveal convincingly that during the world of sexualities, globalization ends up in artistic and cultural admixture instead of a unilateral imposition of the western values and varieties of sexual tradition. those essays variety around the Pacific Rim and surround various types of social, cultural, and private expression, interpreting sexuality via tune, cinema, the media, shifts in renowned rhetoric, comics and magazines, and old experiences. via investigating complicated procedures of localization, interregional borrowing, and hybridization, the individuals underscore the mutual transformation of gender and sexuality in either Asian Pacific and Western cultures.

Contributors are Ronald Baytan, J. Neil C. Garcia, Kam Yip Lo Lucetta, tune Hwee Lim, J. Darren waterproof coat, Claire Maree, Jin-Hyung Park, Teri Silvio, Megan Sinnott, Yik Koon Teh, Carmen Ka guy Tong, James Welker, Heather worthy, and Audrey Yue.

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Sex and Borders: Gender, National Identity, and Prostitution Policy in Thailand

By Leslie Ann Jeffrey

This e-book explores how prostitution coverage is associated with the disciplining of Thai nationwide id and gender. Leslie Jeffrey asserts that convinced photographs of The Prostitute have silenced discourses of prostitution as paintings, whereas fostering the assumption of the peasant girl because the embodiment of nationwide tradition. this concept, coupled with a will to form the trendy nation during the habit of middle-class males, has been a primary drawback of Thai prostitution coverage. Gender, the writer argues, has turn into the mechanism wherein states reply to the contradictory pressures of globalization and nation-building.

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Sisters of the Yam: Black Women and Self-Recovery

In Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks displays at the ways that the emotional healthiness of black ladies has been and is still impacted through sexism and racism. intending to create a context the place black ladies may either paintings on their person efforts for self-actualization whereas ultimate attached to a bigger global of collective fight, hooks articulates the hyperlink among self-recovery and political resistance. either an expression of the enjoyment of self-healing and the necessity to be ever vigilant within the fight for equality, Sisters of the Yam maintains to talk to the event of black womanhood.

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Gender and French Cinema

This ebook opens up the historical past of twentieth-century French cinema from the silent period to the current day via exploring the major position of gender and sexual politics. A much-needed sequel to Berg's bestselling Gender and German Cinema, the amount tackles such questions as:

- What position did the feminine voice play whilst sound cinema used to be first developed?

- How have movie genres and routine been formed by way of gender and sexual politics?

- How does gender intersect with elements of race, classification, ethnic and nationwide identity?

The members additionally throw into aid huge matters similar to the evolution of movie within the context of 20C French social, political and cultural history.

Bringing jointly unique essays via French, British and American students, the gathering totally covers the advance of French cinema. It addresses the paintings of person auteurs, the French celebrity procedure, and picture genres and activities equivalent to Dada and Surrealism, the recent Wave and the hot New Wave. It additionally makes a speciality of movie narratives during which problems with gender are fairly pertinent. the quantity, which gains illustrations, a filmography and bibliography, may be one of many average handbooks in French cultural/film reports for your time to come.

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All About Love: New Visions

"The notice "love" is traditionally outlined as a noun, yet...we might all love greater if we used it as a verb," writes bell hooks as she comes out battling and on hearth in All approximately Love. the following, at her so much provocative and very own, the popular student, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of affection as romance. as a substitute she deals a proactive new ethic for a humans and a society bereft with lovelessness.

As bell hooks makes use of her incisive brain and razor-sharp pen to discover the query "What is love?" her solutions strike at either the brain and middle. In 13 concise chapters, hooks examines her personal look for emotional connection and society's failure to supply a version for studying to like. Razing the cultural paradigm that the fitting love is infused with intercourse and wish, she offers a brand new route to love that's sacred, redemptive, and therapeutic for the members and for a kingdom. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of many "100 Visionaries Who Can swap Your Life." All approximately Love is a strong confirmation of simply how profoundly she can.

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Women in the Metropolis: Gender and Modernity in Weimar Culture (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)

Bringing jointly the paintings of students in lots of disciplines, Women within the Metropolis presents a finished creation to women's event of modernism and urbanization in Weimar Germany. It exhibits girls as energetic individuals in inventive, social, and political routine and files the wide variety in their responses to the multifaceted city tradition of Berlin within the Twenties and 1930s.

Examining a number of media starting from clinical writings to literature and the visible arts, the authors hint gendered discourses as they constructed to make feel of and keep watch over rising new pictures of femininity. in addition to treating vintage motion pictures resembling Metropolis and Berlin: Symphony of a very good City, the articles talk about other kinds of mass tradition, together with the style and the revue performances of Josephine Baker. Their emphasis on women's serious involvement within the building in their personal modernity illustrates the importance of the Weimar cultural event and its relevance to modern gender, German, movie, and cultural studies.

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Gender in World History (Themes in World History)

Covering societies from classical instances to the twenty-first century, Gender in international background is a desirable exploration of what occurs to proven rules approximately males, ladies, and gender roles while various cultural platforms come into touch. The publication breaks new floor to facilitate a constant method of gender in an international background context.

Now in its 3rd version, the ebook has been completely up to date, including:

    • expanded remedy of Africa lower than Islamic impression
    • expanded dialogue of southeast Asia
    • a new bankruptcy on modern Latin the United States
    • representations of person girls
    • engagement with contemporary paintings on gender heritage and theory.

With really international insurance, this ebook permits scholars to appreciate how gender roles have assorted the world over and over the years, and the important position of gender in structuring social and political relationships. supplying a succinct, present assessment of the historical past of gender through the international, Gender in international heritage remains crucial analyzing for college kids of global history.

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Technologies of Gender: Essays on Theory, Film, and Fiction (Theories of Representation and Difference)

"Technologies of Gender builds a bridge among the trendy orthodoxies of educational thought (Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, et al.) and the frequently-marginalized contributions of feminist theory.... In sum, de Lauretis has written a booklet that are meant to be required interpreting for each feminist wanting theoretical ammunition―and for each theorist short of feminist enlightenment." ―B. Ruby Rich

"... units philosophical rules humming.... she has a lot to say." ―Cineaste

"I can consider no different paintings that pushes the talk at the woman topic ahead with such ardour and highbrow rigor." ―SubStance

This ebook addresses the query of gender in poststructuralist theoretical discourse, postmodern fiction, and women’s cinema. It examines the development of gender either as illustration and as self-representation in terms of a number of sorts of texts and argues that feminism is generating a thorough rewriting, in addition to a rereading, of the dominant different types of Western culture.

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