In A Queer Time And Place

Author: Judith Halberstam
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814735851
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What is the price of a limb? A child? Ethnicity? Love? In a world that is often ruled by buyers and sellers, those things that are often considered priceless become objects to be marketed and from which to earn a profit. Ranging from black market babies to exploitative sex trade operations to the marketing of race and culture, Rethinking Commodification presents an interdisciplinary collection of writings, including legal theory, case law, and original essays to reexamine the traditional legal question: ?To commodify or not to commodify?” In this pathbreaking course reader, Martha M. Ertman and Joan C. Williams present the legal cases and theories that laid the groundwork for traditional critiques of commodification, which tend to view the process as dehumanizing because it reduces all human interactions to economic transactions. This “canonical” section is followed by a selection of original essays that present alternative views of commodification based on the concept that commodification can have diverse meanings in a variety of social contexts. When viewed in this way, the commodification debate moves beyond whether or not commodification is good or bad, and is assessed instead on the quality of the social relationships and wider context that is involved in the transaction. Rethinking Commodification contains an excellent array of contemporary issues, including intellectual property, reparations for slavery, organ transplants, and sex work; and an equally stellar array of contributors, including Richard Posner, Margaret Jane Radin, Regina Austin, and many others.

When We Were Gender Geschlechter Erinnern Und Vergessen

Author: Jacob Guggenheimer
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839423974
Size: 19.71 MB
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Wie sich jener Menschen erinnern, die in einer hegemonialen Kultur unerwähnt bleiben? Das Verhältnis von Politik, Geschlecht und Gedächtnis ist eines der großen Problemstellungen der Gender Studies. Wie sehen die vergeschlechtlichten Kodierungen, Metaphern und Allegorien des Gedächtnisses aus? Welche Bedeutung kommt dabei der Materialität der Körper zu? Wie greifen performative Prozesse in Empfindungen ein? In den Beiträgen dieses Bandes treffen Ansätze queer-feministischer Geschichtsschreibungen und biographische Erzählungen auf programmatische Untersuchungen der Verstrickungen von Geschlecht, Erinnerung und Geschichte.

The Culture Of Obesity In Early And Late Modernity

Author: E. Levy-Navarro
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230610439
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This book offers the first sustained examination of fatness in the early modern period. Using readings of such major figures as Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, and Skelton, this book considers alternative ways that fat was constructed before the introduction of the modern pathologized category of 'obesity'.

Hotel Glamour

Author: Katrin Vogel
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593399638
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Trans, Prostituierte, Migrantinnen ohne geregelten Aufenthaltsstatus - das Leben venezolanischer Transformistas in Europa verläuft in einer körperlichen, legalen und räumlichen Grauzone. Transformistas verstehen sich als männlich Geborene, die ihre Körper zu hyperfemininer Schönheit formen, weil sie Männer begehren. Ihren Traum von Europa, vom großen Geld und Hedonismus verwirklichen sie, indem sie die Nachfrage nach Transprostituierten auf dem europäischen Sexmarkt bedienen. Im "Hotel Glamour" in Barcelona hat Katrin Vogel den Alltag der Transformistas jenseits des Straßenstrichs geteilt. Entstanden ist die Ethnografie einer Lebenswelt, die sich zwischen dem prekären "Hier und Jetzt" in Europa und dem Wunsch nach einem Eigenheim an der Karibikküste Venezuelas aufspannt.

Soundings In Cultural Criticism

Author: Francisco Lozada
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451426311
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A number of disciplines aligned under "cultural criticism" have changed the shape of contemporary biblical studies not only by offering new methods but by questioning old goals and proposing new ones. Soundings in Cultural Criticism offers a collection of succinct essays in these fields by some of the foremost scholars in New Testament studies. Questions of historical reconstruction, textual interpretation, and present cultural deployment are addressed in an ideal second textbook for New Testament courses.

Transforming Citizenships

Author: Isaac West
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781479818921
Size: 13.87 MB
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Transforming Citizenships engages the performativity of citizenship as it relates to transgender individuals and advocacy groups. Instead of reading the law as a set of self-executing discourses, Isaac West takes up transgender rights claims as performative productions of complex legal subjectivities capable of queering accepted understandings of genders, sexualities, and the normative forces of the law. Drawing on an expansive archive, from the correspondence of a transwoman arrested for using a public bathroom in Los Angeles in 1954 to contemporary lobbying efforts of national transgender advocacy organizations, West advances a rethinking of law as capacious rhetorics of citizenship, justice, equality, and freedom. When approached from this perspective, citizenship can be recuperated from its status as the bad object of queer politics to better understand how legal discourses open up sites for identification across identity categories and enable political activities that escape the analytics of heteronormativity and homonationalism.

Rethinking Research And Professional Practices In Terms Of Relationality Subjectivity And Power

Author: Kerry H. Robinson
Publisher: Bentham Science Publishers
ISBN: 9781608053391
Size: 14.38 MB
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Queer and Subjugated Knowledges: generating subversive Imaginaries makes an invaluable contribution to gender and sexuality studies, engaging with queer theory to reconceptualize everyday interactions. the scholars in this book respond to J. Halberstam's call to engage in alternative imaginings to reconceptualize forms of being, the production of knowledge, and envisage a world with different sites for justice and injustice. the recent work of cultural theorist, Judith Halberstam, makes new investments in the notion of the counter-hegemonic, the subversive and the alternative. for Halberstam, the alternative resides in a creative engagement with subjugated histories, an ecstatic investment in the subcultural and a defiant refusal of a dominant model of theory. Working across Rhetoric and Cultural Studies, Gender Studies, Performance Studies, Television and Media Studies, Animation, Sociology, History, Social Policy, Childhood Studies, Education, and Cultural Geography, this unique interdisciplinary text aimed at academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students provides challenging new frameworks for generating knowledge.