Download PDF by Denise Riley: ‘Am I That Name?’: Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in

By Denise Riley

ISBN-10: 0333346130

ISBN-13: 9780333346136

ISBN-10: 1349195103

ISBN-13: 9781349195107

Writing approximately adjustments within the idea of womanhood, Denise Riley examines, within the demeanour of Foucault, transferring old structures of the class of "women" when it comes to different different types significant to options of personhood: the soul, the brain, the physique, nature, the social. Feminist pursuits, Riley argues, have had no selection yet to play out this indeterminacy of ladies. this is often made undeniable of their oscillations, because the 1790s, among strategies of equality and of distinction. to totally realize the anomaly of the class of "women" is, she contends, an important situation for an efficient feminist political philosophy.

Show description

Read Online or Download ‘Am I That Name?’: Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History PDF

Best women in history books

Tupperware - download pdf or read online

From ask yourself Bowls to Ice-Tup molds to occasion Susans, Tupperware has develop into an icon of suburban residing. Invented by way of Earl Tupper within the Nineteen Forties to advertise thrift and cleanliness, the pastel plasticwares have been touted as necessary to a postwar way of life that emphasised informal interesting and celebrated America's fabric abundance.

New PDF release: Mary McLeod Bethune and Black Women's Political Activism

 Mary McLeod Bethune used to be an important determine in American political historical past. She committed her existence to advancing equivalent social, monetary, and political rights for blacks. She distinctive herself by way of developing lasting associations that expert black ladies for seen and increasing public management roles.

Download e-book for iPad: The British and the Grand Tour by Jeremy Black

First released in 1985, this is often a history of the Grand journey, undertaken by way of younger males within the eighteenth century to accomplish their schooling - a journey often to France, Italy and Switzerland, and infrequently encompassing Germany. instead of being one other well known therapy of the subject matter, this can be a scholarly research of the factors, reasons, actions and achievements of these who made the Grand journey.

Download PDF by Maureen Honey: Bitter Fruit: African American Women in World War II

Regardless of the participation of African American girls in all features of home-front task in the course of international warfare II, ads, recruitment posters, and newsreels portrayed principally white girls as military nurses, protection plant staff, involved moms, and steadfast better halves. This sea of white faces left for posterity photos equivalent to Rosie the Riveter, obscuring the contributions that African American ladies made to the conflict attempt.

Additional info for ‘Am I That Name?’: Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History

Example text

72 If virtue was to be assessed on a restricting compass of the sexual, and the whole being of women was their sex which was so proximate to sexuality, then women as pretenders to the ethical were radically handicapped in their very existence. The ethical sphere was hardly democratic if ontology barred its entrance thus. If post-Rousseau woman was marked by her closeness to Nature, that too implied her intimacy with the sexual. The whole moral potential of women was therefore thoroughly different, and their relation to the order of moral reason was irretrievably not that of men's.

One of the best-known seventeenth-century advocates of women's emancipation by means of education, Mary Astell, was a High Church Tory and the author of anti-dissenting works. Her A Serious Proposal to the Ladies, for the Advancement of their True and Greatest Interest of 1694 proposes a version of Christine de Pisan's city of ladies. How are enforced, not innate, incapacities to be remedied? We will therefore enquire what it is that stops your flight, that keeps you groveling here below; like Domitian catching Flies when you should be busied in obtaining Empires.

14 Nevertheless, theology did hold out a limb of significant hope. Even if the morality of woman were questionable, and her assignation to the cold and moist humours undermined her emotional control and her reasoning powers, since these were associated with warmth and dryness, all was not lost: Most writers suggest that woman is less well endowed with moral apparatus, and continue the practice of praising saintly women for their paradoxical virtue. But, like woman's subordination to her husband and her disqualification from full participation in the spiritual life, this inequality is attached to this life only, and all commentators stress that she will share equally in the joys of paradise.

Download PDF sample

‘Am I That Name?’: Feminism and the Category of ‘Women’ in History by Denise Riley


by Ronald
4.4

Rated 4.69 of 5 – based on 21 votes